Homepage MF slider




Watch a 19-Year-Old Davy Jones Audition For The Monkees

Anna Green

Davy Jones monkeys around in his screen test.

‘Healthy’ Foods May Be Better for Some People Than Others

Kate Horowitz

After finding that food affects each person’s blood sugar differently, scientists devised an algorithm that may help create personalized diet plans.

16 Sure Facts About 'Mrs. Doubtfire'

Roger Cormier

In an alternate universe, Robin Williams looked after Blake Lively, and won Sally Field back.

Why Do Magicians Have Assistants?

Anna Green

While there are plenty of tricks that can be performed solo, having a partner increases both the number and scale of illusions a magician can pull off.

Watch 100 Years of American Dinners in Three Minutes

Michele Debczak

From Spam to quinoa.

The Uneven History of the Word 'Odd'

Caitlin Schneider

Why "odd" isn't really so odd.

16 Fun Facts About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Erin McCarthy

This year, Macy's sends its 89th Thanksgiving Day Parade down the streets of Manhattan—a spectacle 50 million people tune in to watch from the comfort of their homes.

IBM Researchers Built a Drone That Can Play Ping Pong

Anna Green

Drones can have fun, too.

The Right Way to Carve a Turkey, According to the Culinary Institute of America

Andrew LaSane

Watch as this chef shares helpful tips for carving your holiday bird the correct way.

Meet Flowerman, Your Charming New Floral Friend

Rebecca OConnell

The Flowerman is a unique vase that gives personality to the flower it holds.

11 Brilliant Gifts for the LEGO Lover in Your Life

Rebecca OConnell

These LEGO-inspired gifts are perfect for the fledgling architect in your life.

35 Joyous J-Words To Jazz Up Your Vocabulary

Paul Anthony Jones

J remains a fairly rare letter in English—you can expect to find it in just 0.16 percent of the words in a dictionary

This Inflatable Boat Will Let You Carry Your Car Across Water

Kirstin Fawcett

Bye-bye, bridge tolls!

10 Photography Firsts

Michele Debczak

From daguerreotypes to Instagram.

Ancient Worm Gets Named After Black Flag Frontman Henry Rollins

Shaunacy Ferro

Henry Rollins is the namesake of the muscular Rollinschaeta myoplena.