The Untold Truth Of Princess Leia: 8 Things You Might Not Know About General Organa [Video]

Princess Leia’s journey from an orphaned prisoner of the Empire into a kickass space general has been nothing short of stellar to watch over the decades. But the history behind the Star Wars character is a fascinating galaxy unto itself. Here’s the untold truth of Princess Leia… [Looper]

Stealing Ideas: The Origin of the Oreo Cookie [Video]

Did you know that “Oreo” is a knockoff brand? I’m fairly sure that most people think that Oreos are the original cookie and cream sandwiches, but the truth is, Hydrox is. A company named ‘Sunshine Biscuits’ first marketed the cookies back in 1908. Then, the National Biscuit Company, who would later become the brand we […]

Pac-Man: The Story of Toru Iwatani and the Pizza That Revolutionized Arcade Games

There are few video game characters as iconic as Pac-Man. This is due in large part to the deliberately simple design for the character, created by Toru Iwatani, as he sat one day in a restaurant, eating a pizza. [Video Game Story Time]

Why Dungeons & Dragons is Good for You (In Real Life) [Video]

The quintessential nerdy pastime of Dungeons & Dragons (also called D&D) can actually be the secret to life success. How? Ethan Gilsdorf shows us how this groundbreaking game involving communal storytelling, dice-rolling, and imaginary adventures in lands filled with dragons, quests, elves and evil wizards actually gives us powerful tools to combat the perils and […]

Google Autocomplete in Real Life [Video]

From Gary Turk: I thought I would try and recreate Google’s autocomplete feature in the real world using the public. I wanted to see if people are really as similar and predictive as google’s search results would have us believe. [Gary Turk]

A Ripple of Hope [Comic]

Comic by Zen Pencils based on a quote by Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968). [Source: Zen Pencils | Like “Zen Pencils” on Facebook | Follow “Zen Pencils” on Twitter]

A Brief History of Numerical Systems [Video]

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9… and 0. With just these ten symbols, we can write any rational number imaginable. But why these particular symbols? Why ten of them? And why do we arrange them the way we do? Alessandra King gives a brief history of numerical systems. [TED Ed]

Albert Einstein: Life is a Mystery [Comic]

Comic by Zen Pencils based on a quote by Albert Einstein. [Source: Zen Pencils | Like “Zen Pencils” on Facebook | Follow “Zen Pencils” on Twitter]

How Did Sony Start? (The Origins of Sony) [Video]

A fantastic video by the folks from ColdFusion telling the story of how Sony started. Check it out! [ColdFusion]

Comic Sans: The Man Behind the World’s Most Contentious Font [Video]

You remember Comic Sans. You know, that irreverent, off-kilter font that came pre-programmed on 90s versions of Microsoft Word? In fact, you probably have very strong feelings about that font. Here’s the story behind the most polarizing font ever made. [Great Big Story]