E.T. was a finalist for TIME’s 1982 “Man of the Year.”
This is both adorable and a tad freaky. I hope Hollywood doesn't come knocking and turn her into some freak on display.
Mary Roach is thoroughly awesome: she's funny, whip-smart, and well-read. In other words, she's one of us.
Here's a new Monday Math Square for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Enjoy!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
She called 911 for help, but the cop who responded raped her.
Despite being a puppet show for kids, Sesame Street has always done its best to push boundaries in the pursuit of children's education.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
From our own Stacy Conradt, the sad but fascinating tale of a young boy killed in 1909 while trying to avoid birthday kisses.
This "find your Blues name" chart was passed around Facebook
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Earlier this week, we looked at Doctor Who stories inspired by the headlines. But far more stories were ripped from the history books.
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The kazoo is an under-appreciated instrument.
For the month of January I'm bringing you a great lecture every weekday. This week I picked my favorite RSA Animate Talks, along with their associated full lectures.
From my friend Dekalb, a solar storm makes for a fantastic European light show.
Ahoy mateys, thar be the ghost boat, come to shore at last!
Cows are pretty entertaining.
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