The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
If you missed our interview with filmmaker Henry Jaglom yesterday, check that out over here. As previously mentioned, Jaglom's films are now available for download on iTunes.
The centuries-long controversy over Yom Kippur's Kol Nidre.
October is smack in the middle of marching band season, so today's post features the 1949 lithograph "The Band." The artist behind "The Band" is Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), a Fr
The Obama presidential campaign made waves last week when it announced Obama '08: The Official iPhone Application.
As promised, today's list is Ben & Jerry's flavors that have kicked the bucket. Maybe for good reason... but I'd sure be intrigued to try them.
You know what they say: you can take the stadium out of the trash, but you can't take the trash out of the stadium.
It's been a rough week for former NFL players on the judicial circuit. O.J. Simpson couldn't beat a robbery and kidnapping charge and now faces life in prison.
Coming soon, to a bookstore or online retailer near you: the Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits.
I'm always fascinated by brain studies that confirm long-held (but previously unprovable) hunches, like the idea that musicians' brains are different than regular folks'.
Those of you who have been around the mental_floss blog for a while know I grow pumpkins in my garden.
An old riddle, but still a good one:
First, you discard my outside
And cook my inside.
Then, you eat my outside
and discard my inside.
What am I?
HERE is the answer.
ANSWER: an ear of
Our Creatively Speaking interview series continues today with acclaimed film writer/director/actor, Henry Jaglom.
Eight Real-Life Doctor Frankensteins Who Pushed the Boundaries of Life and Death.
Last month, we asked for help promoting our $50,000 Tuition Giveaway. A bunch of you kindly posted about the scholarship on your personal plots of internet real estate.
Welcome to part two of my somewhat random Halloween Series!
I love old cemeteries (which apparently makes me a taphophile, which I just learned today).