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"This is now the Volkswagen of PCs."... READ ON
The '95 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight had an optional in-car GPS system—the first of its kind, and way ahead of its time.... READ ON
The first one involves a NESKeytar.... READ ON
Adding cartoons to real life.... READ ON
It's like a hamster wheel in 2D.... READ ON
Since the late 1980s, Purdue University has invited students to make Rube Goldberg machines accomplishing simple tasks in absurdly complex ways.... READ ON
Scientists explain how we get those beautiful color photos from space.... READ ON
Dr. Stanley Burns is the medical advisor for The Knick. He's also curator of an encyclopedic archive of historical medical photography.... READ ON
In the mid 1980s, the U.S. media latched on to a story: teens were committing suicide, and the roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons was somehow to blame. ... READ ON
It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Let's celebrate some educators from years gone by.... READ ON
Most Star Wars fans are at least peripherally aware of the Star Wars Holiday special, but almost no one has seen it because it was never released on home video. The special aired on November 17, 1978. Ever since then, everyone involved has been trying to forget about it, destroy it, or at least deny that they did it willingly. But today, dear readers, you'll get a taste of how bad it really was.(Plot note: the special revolves around a holiday called "Life Day" which is a sort of intergalactic... READ ON
Miscellaneous mishaps and oddities from all six films.... READ ON
Let's dig in to this slightly geeky technical problem—one that literally means the difference between life and death.... READ ON
While Brain Candy is a cult classic, it lost a bunch of money and marked the beginning of a four-year hiatus (read: breakup) for The Kids in the Hall.... READ ON
The plastic pink flamingo is the official city bird of Madison, WI.