When dragonflies mate, their tails form a heart.
When I arrived for Libraries: The Ultimate Playground, it was immediately clear that this session would not unfold like your typical SXSW panel.
Throughout the ages, people have hung some pretty weird names on what’s ailed them. Here are the monikers of a few of the more strangely-named illnesses, and how we know them today.
We've all heard the phrase “hair of the dog,” but what about “scale of the snake” or “guts of the wasp”?
In 1896, chemist Arthur Eichengrün brought forth a miracle—a pure acetylsalicylic acid with medical applications.
Guinness World Records, in theory, are amazing and seemingly unattainable. The record holders are astoundingly strong or fast or otherwise able to push the limits of human ability.
While “global warming” is a specific function of trapped greenhouse gases, climate change is more complicated.
Although our ancestors had managed to invent the wheel millennia prior to the good ol’ days of Ancient Egypt, it wasn't until that civilization arose thousands of years later that the human race
Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know ("Learn Something New Every Day, By Email"). We've invited him to share some of his stories on mental_floss this week.
Super 8 footage filmed by Nixon aides H.R. Haldeman, John Erlighman, and Dwight Chapin was seized during the Watergate investigation and forgotten for almost 40 years.