‘Calvin and Hobbes’ with a side of Sriracha

Mental Floss scores a rare interview with Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Waterson. Here’s an abbreviated excerpt.

Ray Bradbury’s thoughts on creativity and how list-making can nurture it.

What are the consequences of growing up in space? Well, if you’re a jellyfish, once you find yourself subject to Earth’s gravity, you may have more trouble swimming than your Earth-born counterparts.

Creating “ghetto” districts for minority parties has hurt our democracy. Here’s one way to fight back: A modest proposal to neutralize gerrymandering.

3,000 bottles every hour, 24 hours a day and six days a week: the back-story of Huy Fong Sriracha.

A group of Boy Scout leaders is facing potential felony charges for destroying a rock formation nearly 200 million years old. Nope, you can’t fix stupid.

Pearls before Swine Department: Kentucky museum that tells a Bible-based history of the world says it has acquired Allosaurus fossil that offers evidence of the Old Testament worldwide flood. Yep, it’s the usual (taxpayer-supported) suspects.

The “Men In Black” don’t want you to believe. A short history of encounters with them.

How conspiracy theories explain the Far Right: stories of cabals and secret plots provide comfort as its power wanes.

Does Alex Jones even sound marginally sane or healthy? You’d think Obama had seized all his guns several times, to listen to the apocalyptic rhetoric.


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