Have you Read any Banned Books Lately? Happy Banned Books Week!

As with the last week of September every year, it is Banned Books Week, which is about celebrating the freedom to read. The American Library Association (ALA) compiles a list of the most challenged books every year, from Philip Pullman’s The Dark Materials trilogy to the Gossip Girls series. The images below are inspired by […]

Learn the American Sign Language Alphabet with OK Go! [Video]

The awesome folks from OK Go just released two videos teaching us the American Sign Language alphabet. The first one is about the Alphabet itself, and in the second, they show us how they spell their names using it. [OK GO]

30 Harry Potter Spells and Word Origins

Do you know the meaning behind Harry Potter spells like Expelliarmus, Avada Kedavra, and Wingardium Leviosa? In this episode of The List Show, Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin Mccarthy breaks down the origins of 30 Harry Potter terms. [Mental Floss]

The Really Rude Map

There are a lot of place names in the world that are considered rude, explicit, and even downright obscene, especially in a different language. These place names are collected in the Really Rude Map.  You can scan the entire world, or zoom in to bring up more place names. Be warned that your co-workers might […]

A Journey Inside Bill Gate’s Brain [Video]

Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates is a three-part Netflix documentary that tells the life story of Bill Gates as he pursues unique solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems. As an IT guy, I’ve been following (and admiring) this man for nearly 30 years, and I think a documentary like this was […]

Step Up Your Game, Voldermort!

We all look back at the Harry Potter franchise with loving eyes. From the fantastic books to the stellar films, the series has embedded itself in geek culture, and with good reason. A great story about a young boy who finds himself and his true purpose in the process, it is also easy to look […]

Young Geeks are the New Cool [Comic]

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! (Click!) [ShoeBoxBlog]

Where Zombies Come From [Video]

A history of the zombie phenomenon by Youtuber Nerdwiter1. [Nerdwriter1]