The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.
Shown: An image of Elmyr de Hory, with a sketch, that originally appeared in Time magazine.
Recently, reader Bethany suggested a "Feel Art Again" post on famous art forgers, including To
Sean Connery wasn't supposed to be James Bond. Keanu wasn't supposed to be "the One." So, who were the original choices?
Would the world be a better place if we had jetpacks?
Graham Barker of Perth, Western Australia, is a navel fluff enthusiast. Navel fluff, you ask?
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Burma's uprising on August 8th, 1988. Over 3,000 Burmese citizens were killed while peacefully protesting the socialist regime.
Boycotts have caused controversy at the Olympic games in 1976, 1980, and 1984, and pressure was put on the United States and other nations to lead a boycott of the current games because of China'
Olympics Open, Maternity Wards Full, 16,000 Couples Wed
Today is an auspicious date for China, not only because of the Olympics, but also because the date is 8-8-8.
Time is running out, folks. In honor of Leo, the handsomest Airedale on staff, we've decided to cut prices on everything in the mental_floss store this week.
Dark Knight recently became the fastest movie to earn $400 million. Opening weekend, the flick filled seats for 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.
If you've only got one afternoon in Chicago, which museum should you attend? After mulling over the possibilities and consulting my Magic 8-ball, I decided to hit up the Field Museum.
Votes, that is.
Here's a new entry in ourÂ Not-Quite-The-World's-Smallest-CrosswordÂ series. Three clues across, another three down, and you're done.
Year Montreal Hosted the Summer Olympics: 1976
Year Canadian Citizens Finished Paying for Those Games:
The opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing are today.
Last week I mentioned The Long Now Foundation, the progenitor of a series of interesting experiments in long-term thinking (such as The Clock of the Long Now and The 10,000 Year Photograph).