RIP Monty Hall: Explaining the Monty Hall Problem

Update: This article was originally posted in May 2010. We’ve just learned that Canadian-American game show host Monty Hall died last Saturday at the age of 96. Read more about the puzzle that was named after him below. It’s a fact: a lot of people get confused over probability problems. For example, most geek reading […]

How QWERTY Conquered Keyboards

There’s a big chance your keyboard says QWERTY. In this episode of Vox’s Overrated, Phil Edwards investigates the keyboard’s history. [VOX]

Top 10 Cinematographers of All Time

This week we’re looking back at best DPs to ever let light touch film. From every era, from all over the world, from all walks of life, these are the best cinematographers of all time. The Picks: 10 – The beginnings, Billy Bitzer 9 – The Golden Age, Gregg Toland 8 – Transition to color, […]

The History and Evolution Of Female Superheroes (1940 – Today) [Video]

From The Woman in Red, who first appear in Thrilling Comics #2 (Mar. 1940) up to Riri Williams (Ironheart) in 2016, here is the history and evolution of female superheroes by Youtube channel Ladylike. [Ladylike]

Top 10 Movie Props of All Time

With all the attention actors, directors and cinematography get sometimes it’s easy to forget about the little things. Props can be tools, weapons, character builders or maguffins and these are the 10 best of all time. [CinemaFix]

Ghostbusters: A Movie About Nothing [Video Essay]

What is Ghostbusters really about? What’s the theme? Does it even have one? Let’s find out! [Patrick (H) Willems]

Unfinished Terry Pratchett Novels Flattened By Steamroller

A hard drive with as many as 10 unfinished Terry Pratchett novels has been flattened by a steamroller. But it’s what he wanted. Pratchett had left instructions that any unfinished work be destroyed in just such a manner. He had said he wanted to be sure that nobody was able to complete any works after […]

50 Things a Geek Should Know [Infographic]

From popular culture to tech knowledge, here are 50 things geeks should know! You probably don’t know all of them, but hey, this is what being a geek is all about: learning new and interesting things! If you are reading this from the front page, I’ve included the infographic after the “read more” link below.