10 Funny Goofs You Probably Never Noticed in These Big Time Movies

I’m not one of those people who spends my time at the movies searching for mistakes, but they are pretty fun to look into when you have the time and the DVD extras. In that spirit, here are 10 goofs you probably didn’t notice in the backgrounds of these pretty famous films: #10. That’s one awkward kick, Luke...

5 Terrifying Ways Your Own Body Can Totally Hang You out to Dry

We depend on our bodies and our senses to give us accurate feedback about the world around us – how it looks, if it’s hot, what the food we’re about to eat smells like, and so on. But what if you had a condition or a disease that meant you couldn’t trust what your own...

There’s Now a Name for the Micro Generation Born Between 1977-1983

I know this sounds like a special snowflake thing to say, but as someone born in 1979, the truth is I’ve never identified with either Gen X-ers or Millennials. I didn’t grow up with technology, but I’m comfortable with it. I ran loose as a child, without any real fear of predators, sex parties, prescription...

Remember That Time Microsoft’s Chatbot Turned into a Nazi?

Microsoft launched a chatbot experiment named “Tay” on Twitter back in March of 2016. Tay was built to learn as she communicated with more and more people, and she started out with a pretty decent background in social media parlance like memes and emoji. At first, things seemed to be going just fine: But it...

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Shares His Favorite Hack for Crushing Procrastination

I’ve often told people that getting started is the hardest part of writing (while I’m supposed to be writing). And not just when you’re staring at a blank page (though that is rough), but every day when you sit down to begin to write. There are so many other things pulling at our attention – kids,...

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The Mystery of the “Sea Peoples,” the Unknown Invaders of Ancient Egypt

Right off the bat, I just want to apologize for the fact that we won’t be talking about what might be the best episode of South Park ever: I’m as disappointed as anyone not to be covering this seminal moment in television history, but this ancient mystery is just as cool: Sources: 1, 2, 3...

This Tick’s Bite Can Make You Allergic to Red Meat…And It’s Spreading

A red meat allergy probably sounds like a real life nightmare to most of you readers, but, for some people, finding out they’re allergic to meat comes as a huge relief. That’s because, until their diagnosis, all they’d known is that they kept getting an all-over rash so itchy that sufferers have been know to scratch it until they bleed. These people have an...

Not All Plungers Are Made for Toilets – Better Check Your Bathroom…

Are you using the same plunger in your sink as you do in your toilet? Then you’re totally doing it wrong: Source Most people think of the cup or sink plunger when they think of a plunger at all. It’s great for flat surfaces – like most kitchen sinks – where it can easily form...

The Arsenic Gang: Philadelphia’s Depression-Era Marriage Agency (aka Poison Ring)

Like countless other Italian immigrants, cousins Herman and Paul Petrillo left their native country for America in search of opportunity and a better life. The Petrillos achieved their goals, but not through hard work or determination – they were criminals. The cousins operated within Philadelphia’s seedy underbelly in a number of ways, but it was with their murder-for-hire...

What Do We Do if We Find Life? NASA Experts Answer Questions About Exoplanets

On February 22, 2017, NASA announced the first known system of seven Earth-like planets all orbiting the same star, and three of those planets orbit in the temperature sweet spot (AKA “The Goldilocks Zone”) that, most likely, allows them to support water, air, and life. That’s a pretty big deal. So a bunch of experts from NASA jumped onto...