Thanks to this year’s Star Wars Celebration, fans have become inundated with tons of Stars Wars news! And it’s all been great. Some of that news even included more information regarding the so-called Star Wars Land that is scheduled to open in both United States Disney resorts in 2019. Also making news at this year’s celebration […]
After Serena Williams won the Australia Open while pregnant, New Scientist asked, "Could pregnancy have helped Serena Williams win the Australian Open?" Um.
In terms of Marvel Studios‘ Phase 3 plan, Captain Marvel is the last big question mark. We’ve seen footage for the three Marvel movies coming up this year, Black Panther just wrapped, and we have a pretty good idea, based on experience, what Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Avengers 4 might look like, but we didn’t know anything about Captain […]
The reason it's hard to open jar lids is because the vacuum seal is pulling the lid tightly against the jar. Once in a while, the vacuum seal is so strong that I can't open it. That's when I grab my Jarkey, a $6 plastic lever that effortlessly breaks the seal, making it easy to open. Show More Summary
Constellations are temporary.
We just discovered that Manchester-based Illustrator James Chapman (previously featured here) has another awesome Tumblr. It’s called Movie Cat! It’s a comic about “Hollywood’s favourite terrible director, who is also a cat”, and it’s positively puntastic. It’s going to take us all day to recover from these proposed Harry Potter sequel puns. Show More Summary
Better not think about it too deeply. If there is a multiverse, there is probably an alternate you who is much better than the you that you turned out to be. If that's too depressing, remember that there may be worse versions of you....Show More Summary
It’s hard to imagine anyone ever got anything done at all on that plane.
I'm sure everything will be fine.
A laughing stock. A shit show. A timeless monument to impotence.
Camerota claims Ailes told her, "I would have to work with you really closely, and it may require us getting to know each other better."
Even the most professional photographers don't always get it right. Check out these 12 hilarious mementos that should have been relegated to the dustbin of history.
A tip of the blogging hat to the elves at No Such Thing As A Fish for explaining in a recent podcast how "slime" is now a "thing". I found a detailed explanation in a column at nymag. Herewith some excerpts:Slime, if you haven’t encountered...Show More Summary
Excerpts from an interesting longread at the BBC:The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling motion...Show More Summary
Photo taken at an Italian children's hospital. Via Reddit.
The more we learn about Uber and its founder, Travis Kalanick, the less we like them. The NY Times reports on the ride company's sleazy tactics. For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apple’s engineers. Show More Summary
Kohl served multiple roles in Egyptian antiquity. Egyptians of all social classes applied the eyeliner daily in veneration of the deities, satisfying both religious obligations and beautifying desires. Wearing the glossiest, highestShow More Summary
Early projections in France's presidential elections today show that far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron will now face off in a runoff election. Macron came in first, and Le Pen second, in Sunday's first round of voting. Show More Summary