For the dawn of a new decade, adventurer Bertrand Piccard offers us a challenge: Find motivation in what seems impossible. He shares his own plans to do what many say can’t be done — to fly around the world, nonstop, in a solar-powered aircraft. After watching this, let us ask you a question: What are […]
The holiday season is nearly over, which means that the piles of baked goods might finally be starting to dwindle (just in time for New Years’ resolution diets). Which means it’s also time to eat that gingerbread house! It was fun to look at for a while, though; here’s a few more that caught my […]
By this time you’ve likely read plenty of Avatar reviews out there or, more likely, you’ve been to see the movie yourself. My own feelings about the cinematic quality of the film are mixed, but that’s not the point of this piece. Because watching Avatar didn’t actually make me excited about watching Avatar, if that […]
From the creator of Expialidocious, that awesome Mary Poppins electronica remix piece we posted a while ago, here’s “Upular”, a song which was produced in a similar way using chords, bass notes and vocal samples from the Disney Pixar film ‘Up’. Enjoy!
By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Well it’s that time of year….of flu’s and rhinos (Rhinoviruses) and sniffles, OH MY! Yes, everyone seems to be getting sick. With all of these things going on, it might get you thinking…why now? Why do we always get sick more in the winter? Well to answer that […]
Every year, there are millions and millions of random facts and statistics gathered by researchers, scientists, and analysts. These numbers are often times too large to interpret and the shear magnitude of the numbers can be overwhelming. Here are 20 figures scaled down to 60 seconds in order to grasp how wild some of these […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] I saw Sherlock Holmes this weekend and what the New York Times calls “intermittently diverting” I would reclassify as “wildly entertaining,” but then, I realized that perhaps I just have a fondness for literary-characters-turned-action-heroes. No, it’s not for the Holmes purist; we all know that Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes […]
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.
Oh Oh Oh! [Via SlashFilm]
If nothing caught your fancy on our list of different things you can do to geekify your holidays, here’s something that ought to get your guests amazed and make your holiday party the talk of the decade. [Via [H]]
Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it’s kind of hard to avoid the decorations. Of course, after seeing your millionth tree-topping star, strand of silver garland, and candy cane reindeer ornament, the trimmed trees all start to look the same. So here’s a few that stand out from the pack. O Christmas tree, thy hardware […]
Facebook users didn’t seem to have a great 2009 according to data the firm has just released. The biggest trends among status updates included celebrity deaths, swine flu, and general depression. You’ll probably be seeing reports on the data in a variety of outlets today, but many of them are incorrect. The phrases and topics […]