In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
Today's revelation: Dice Stacking.
I've got a lot of stuff on my writing plate these days, and as such I deal with my fair share of that dreaded -- but not usually fatal -- affliction: writer's block.
If necessity is the mother of invention, then what caused a filthy rich woman to roll up her sleeves and build the first dishwasher? We've got the saucer full of secrets below.
Mangesh is out of the office today. He and mental_floss co-founder Will are headed west to Mountain View, California, where tomorrow they're giving a speech at the Googleplex.
Thanks for all the positive feedback to my first vlog post. You'll definitely be seeing more vids in the near future.
Even NASA is going green! Ion Propulsion Helps Spacecraft Cruise Solar System on the Cheap.
55 Must See Movies of 2008.
In the midst of all the Kid Nation hype & the ongoing fascination w/Lynne Spears, Dina Lohan, it seems that the presence of stage mothers is stronger than ever.
1. Robert Lucas, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on the theory of "rational expectations," split his $1 million prize with his ex-wife.
On this day in 1793, Marie Antoinette was guillotined for treason.
Because movies are such a star-driven medium, a lot of movie posters blindly follow suit: you Photoshop the lead actors' heads into the sky, probably superimposed over an evocative landscape (if
I'm a fan of humorous diagrams as much as the next guy.
Frogs are such ridiculous animals that everything about them is fodder for jokes or parodies. Frogs have been used in comedy for so long that you have to smile just looking at one!
1. Kissing a
There are just 14 days to go until our latest contribution to the book world In the Beginning comes out, so we figured we'd start excerpting short bits from it.
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
With the World Series quickly approaching
Heavy Metal Umlaut: The Movie. A fascinating look at how Wikipedia evolves, using one entry's changes over time.
The level of oxytocin in pregnant women predicts mother-child bond.