TASER is an acronym for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.
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In this eight-minute video, MythBuster Adam Savage describes the construction of a replica Indiana Jones bullwhip.
Whether you loved or loathed Aaron Sorkin's new HBO show Newsroom, there is no denying that the art of the Sorkinism is alive and well.
"You put your right foot in,
You put your right foot out,
You put your right foot in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey Pokey,
And you turn it all around,
That's what it
Reader Brit asks: "Is there any rhyme or reason to calling a road an avenue, a boulevard, a street or a lane? Is it just at the discretion of whoever names the
The characteristic green tint is by design, for a few reasons.
There's nothing funny about fires in Colorado and a heat wave across the United States. But maybe watching somebody else's forecast will make you feel better!
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In 1984, a 7th-Grader Wrote This Letter to President Reagan
"Today my mother declared my bedroom a disaster area.
Pretty much ever since humans discovered flight, we’ve been strapping animals into our new devices just to see what would happen.
Over the last 330 years or so, we’ve launched dogs, cats, chimps, m
(Modern Scantron test sheet; photo by Josh Davis, used under CC license.)
We learned this week that Michael Sokolski, a soldier, engineer, and inventor of the Scantron, died on June 13.
For nearly two centuries, powdered wigs—called perukes—were all the rage.
Every summer, movie season collides with merchandising mania to create a perfect storm of licensed nonsense.
Miss Holocaust Survivor Pageant
Hava Hershkovitz was crowned Miss Holocaust Survivor in the first pageant of its kind last night in Haifa, Israel.
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How did the internet react to the Supreme Court's ruling on Obamacare? With memes and image macros, of course!
An Internet Family Vacation.