Feature – Have fun storming the castle: Mongo the Trebuchet

By Brian Boyko Contributing Writer, [GAS] Mark Winkler decided, in infinite wisdom, to spend six months building a full-scale trebuchet. In the next installment of Geeks Are Sexy’s series on crazy inventions and crazy inventors, we introduce Mark’s brainchild, “Mongo, the Trebuchet.” Mongo often launches watermelons, but the 25Gs of force put on the melon […]

Head “Oooooh” State?

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you live in the US, and maybe even if you don’t, you may have noticed that President-Elect (or perhaps President, depending on when you’re reading this) Obama seems to be everywhere. And no, I’m not referring to his pre-inauguration speech tour. I mean the Obama t-shirts, the Obama […]

Are We Really Reading More?

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts says that reading is on the rise in the U.S. This is apparently the first rise after a quarter-century of decline. The literary reading rates among adults in the U.S. dropped gradually from 56% in 1982 to 46% in […]

Let Historical Tweets Take You Back in Time!

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Don’t worry, this isn’t some archival service that will tell you what some user said two years ago.  Historical Tweets is a blog that displays one historically important (and ficticious) tweet every day!  According to the site:  “Books have been ruining history. So many unnecessary words.  Now, with Historical Tweets, history’s most […]