The Fascinating History of Tea [Video]

Did you know that tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world right after water? Here’s a short video from the folks at TED Education exploring the origins of tea and how the beverage became so popular. [TED Ed]

Montreal Celebrates 375th Anniversary With MINDBLOWING Light Show [Video]

Back in May 17, 1642, French colonist Jeanne Mance and Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve led settlers unto what we now know as the island of Montreal (Quebec, Canada.) Yesterday evening, 375 years later, the city celebrated its birthday by clothing one of its most beautiful bridges, the Jacques Cartier bridge, in an animated light show […]

Let it Roll: Five Ways to Let Loose and Have Fun Playing Tabletop RPGs

One of the most common questions I get asked about having a weekly D&D group is how to start it in the first place. Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer to that. But what some people fail to see, I think, is that even when you have a group it doesn’t mean instant success. Once you’ve […]

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – What’s the Difference? (Book vs. Movie)

From Cinefix: The third and final installment of our saga about Peter Jackson’s saga based on JRR Tolkein’s saga is here! Without further adieu and no restraint on spoilers, What’s the Difference?!?! Previously on GAS: –Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – What’s the Difference? –Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers […]

Small Details In Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Only Huge Fans Understood

Warning: Major spoilers ahead! After all the hype, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 proved itself a worthy successor to the first film. With another Awesome Mix Tape blasting and another round of adventures for Star-Lord and his gang of unlikely heroes, Vol. 2 offered up the same mix of action and comedy fans have […]

10 Archaeological Discoveries That Rewrote History

These 10 amazing archaeological discoveries changed the way we think about the modern world! From finding the first ever computer to finding ancient humans the size of Hobbits. [AllTime10s]

May The Fourth Be With You: Happy Star Wars Day!

I don’t want to stereotype here and say that all geeks are excited about today, but I’m willing to bet that a fair number of you have May 4th marked on the calendar, just like Grandma’s birthday and that long-awaited game release. (Half-Life 3, anyone? Sigh.) For those of you who have a smartphone, there’s […]

Wonder Woman – A Symbol of Progress (The History of Wonder Woman)

Here’s a brief look at the history of one of comics most enduring legends, Wonder Woman! [Kaptainkristian]

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Brief History [Video]

Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 hits theaters in just a few weeks. But the team’s history actually goes all the way back to the 1960s. Want to know where they came from without diving into decades of comics? We’ve got you covered. [The Know]

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, […]