Top 10 Cartoons Based On Video Games

Here are Distractotron’s top 10 list of cartoons based on video games, with one of my favorite, Nintendo’s Captain N: The Game Master, sitting at the #1 spot. Check it out! [DistractotronChannel]

10 Important Words You Need to Know When Visiting Japan [Video]

From Gaijin Tips Japan: When visiting Japan, learning a few Japanese words isn’t a bad idea. We have collected 10 of the most important words to know when travelling through Japan. [Gaijin Tips Japan]

Fahrenheit 451 HBO Movie Gets Lead Cast

HBO has confirmed Michael Shannon and Michael B Jordan as cast members in its long-awaited adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The project has been in the works for at least a year since the announcement that Ramin Bahrani would direct the show. Jordan, the star of Creed, will take the lead role of Montag, […]

Whole Phrases Hidden in English Words

Why say a whole sentence when just a word will do? You might never have noticed that these English words contain whole phrases within them. [Arika Okrent]

Top 10 Lost Technologies

2000-year-old computers, swords that can slice through steel, death rays, and rain-makers – we may think that we’re at the peak of technological progress, but our ancestors were engineering things that we can’t even begin to understand. Alltime 10s pays homage to these amazing obsolete inventions, in the top 10 Lost Technologies. [AllTime10s]

Superhero Origins: Cable, AKA Nathan Summers

There are many cool mutants in the Marvel universe, but people who didn’t follow 90’s X-men and X-Force might not be as familiar with who Cable is. Consider this video a sort of cheat sheet to catch up on his backstory and know more about this mature mutant with the white hair and the X […]

Museum Displays Thousand-Year GIF

A Finnish museum plans to display an animated GIF for the next thousand years. Its title, As Long As Possible, acknowledges that may be a stretch. The GIF at Kiasma’s Museum of Contemporary Art is the work of artist Juha van Ingen and is designed to celebrate both the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence and […]

Studio Ghibli – A Brief History [Video]

With Hayao Miyazaki recently announcing that he was coming out of retirement to work on his new feature film, Boro the Caterpillar we felt it was the perfect time to take a look back at the history of the legendary Studio Ghibli from its early days to its top grossing films in Japan and its […]

The Rubber Band: Holding It Together Since 1820

Cheap, reliable, and strong, the rubber band is one of the world’s most ubiquitous products. It holds papers together, prevents long hair from falling in a face, acts as a reminder around a wrist, is a playful weapon in a pinch, and provides a way to easily castrate baby male livestock… While rubber itself has […]

Big Question: Why did we stop going to the moon? [Video]

In this episode of the Mental Floss show, host Craig Benzine explains the reason why we stopped going to the moon. [Metal Floss]

From Basement to Shelves the World Over: The Story of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

A popular chocolate cup filled with delicious peanut butter, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were created by a man named Harry Burnett (H.B.) Reese. Reese was born May 24, 1879 in Pennsylvania to a farming family. He married in 1900 and went on to have sixteen children. (Yes, 16!) By 1903, not surprisingly, he was struggling […]

10 April Fools Pranks That Went Horribly Wrong

It’s that time of year again… April Fools. Once again, Alltime 10s has found you the ten stupidest, most ill-advised pranks of previous years. From pretending to hang yourself to the Google stunt that got its users fired, this is 10 MORE April Fools Pranks That Went Horribly Wrong. [AllTime10s]