Feelings, Pictures, and Ideas: A very simple theory of why good stories are good

Youtuber exurb1a and his simple theory of “Feelings, Pictures, and Ideas” explaining why good stories are good. [exurb1a] Advertisements

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Every Best Cinematography Winner. Ever. (1929-2018 Oscars)

From Burger Fiction: The 2018 Oscars are just around the corner! And to celebrate, we’ve got a great new update to our cinematography academy award video from last year. We’ve added last year’s winner, this year’s nominees, and a whole bunch of great updates throughout the video entirely. Enjoy! Full List: Sunrise: A Song Of […]

The Rise and Fall of the Inca Empire [Video]

It was the western hemisphere’s largest empire ever, with a population of nearly 10 million subjects. Yet within 100 years of its rise in the fifteenth century, the Inca Empire would be no more. What happened? Gordon McEwan details the rise and fall of the Inca empire. [Ted Ed]

70 People Reveal Their Country’s Most Popular Stereotypes and Clichés

70 people from 70 countries say their country’s most popular stereotypes and common clichés. [Condé Nast Traveler]

Why Is Heart Cancer So Rare?

We usually keep things pretty mild around here, but geeks love science and what is more scientific than trying to figure out why heart cancer is so rare? It is the kind of video that opens your eyes and makes you think about something completely differently after seeing it. Plus, we can all learn a […]

Game of Thrones Comes To Postage Stamps

Brits no longer need to send a raven to get their Game of Thrones delivery fix. A new range of postage stamps celebrate characters from the show. The United Kingdom stamps are valid to use and act as standard first class postage (that is next-dayish delivery for standard letters). However, they are also designed as […]

Learn All About Scottish Slang Words with Gerard Butler

Learn all about Scottish slang words with Gerard Butler in this video from Vanity fair. I love his comment on how Scottish slang is mostly about things that are gross, ugly, or that relate to being drunk or stupid. [Vanity Fair]

Harry Potter Scots Language Edition Might Be the Best Book of All Time

Imgur user whovianmuse recently posted some hilarious excerpts from the Scots language edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Stane. Yes, this is actually a real book, and you can purchase it via Amazon.com right here. “So I got the Scots edition of Philosopher’s Stone for Christmas this year and uh…yeah, I’m pretty sure […]