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Unexpected People With Roses Named After Them

Dolly Parton, say hello to George Burns and Abe Lincoln

(Newser) - Valentine's Day makes people think of roses. And when you think of roses, you think of ... George Burns, naturally. Maybe not, but the late comedian does have a variety of rose named after him. Mental Floss tracks down nine—actually, eight—more celebrities who've lent their names to the flower:... More »

Obama Dines With Conservative Kings

Dinner with vocal conservative critics

(Newser) - Barack Obama broke bread with America's most influential conservative opinion shapers last night. The Washington Post reports he was guest of honor at a dinner party given by columnist George Will, along with Bill Kristol, David Brooks, and Charles Krauthammer. Rumors were buzzing that Rush Limbaugh would attend, but a... More »

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