How Did Cereal Become a Staple Breakfast Item?

For kids who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, it was sugary cereal commercials that dotted the television landscape, featuring lucky leprechauns, wise-cracking droids and adorable Gremlins. A common theme among all of them was advocating these products were a “magical part of a complete breakfast“, helping to ingrain that idea into our collective […]


SUPERCUT: I should have killed you when I had the chance [Video]

Warning: Language A compilation (from 88 movies) of people saying “I should have killed you when I had the chance” (and many similar variations) by Youtuber Jukka-Pekka Bohm. [Jukka-Pekka Bohm]

A Brief Guide to Medieval Swords [Infographic]

An informative infographic about the history of medieval swords by graphic designer Yuexin Huo. Be sure to click on the picture to get a larger version! [Source: Yuexin Huo]

Everything You Need to Know About Modern Day Marvels

From Mental Floss: On today’s episode of Scatterbrained, we’re getting futuristic! We learn some surprising facts about skyscrapers located everywhere from New York City to Shanghai. Our extensive history of robots will take you all the way back to ancient Babylonia. Then we jump ahead in time again to learn about Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada. […]

The Similarity Trap: When Two Words or Traits Look Similar but are of Different Origins

When two words from different languages sound similar enough, we often assume that they are related, but sometimes, they are not. Learn more about what is called “The Similarity Trap” in this episode of Minute Earth. [Minute Earth]

8K TVs On The Way

Samsung is to sell 8K televisions by the end of the year. Meanwhile some 4K set owners can while away the wait for widespread content by turning their home into a licensed art gallery. The 8K sets are likely to be officially launched at a tech show at the end of August and then put […]

Time’s Up: An Anti Harassment PSA Featuring Donald Glover [Video]

What you can and can not do at work is not black and white, it can sometimes be confusing! What is considered sexual harassment? To help us understand some of the nuances of what sexual harassment in the workplace is, Rashida Jones of Time’s Up asked Donald Glover to narrate her new animated PSA, created […]

70 People Reveal How To Count Money in Their Country [Video]

Watch as 70 people from 70 countries reveal how to count money in their country. I did not think that the techniques they use would vary that much compared to we do here in Canada or in the United States. [Condé Nast Traveler]