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Tom Hanks Farted Because Of Paul Bettany’s Punch

Tom Hanks was punched so hard by Paul Bettany during the filming for The Da Vinci Code that he farted. Let me just repeat that sentence so you can all devour it again. Tom Hanks was punched so hard by Paul Bettany that he farted. Paul...Show More Summary

How the Piano Was Invented

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The names that come to mind at the mention of the Italian Renaissance are the likes of Medici, Da Vinci, and Galileo. Few, however, know the name Bartolomeo Cristofori, an accomplished craftsman who lived and worked during that era.Show More Summary

Works by Leonardo da Vinci on display in Arizona for the first time

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Leonardo da Vinci?s Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation opened at Phoenix Art Museum on January 24, 2015. The exhibition is focused around the Codex Leicester?comprised of 18 double-page and double-sided sheets (72 pages total). Show More Summary

LA Times runs fire ads with arson photos

Top of the LAT website carries an ad for "fire without the fuss" beside a photo gallery on the Da Vinci apartment fire.

Intuitive Surgical Earnings Preview: da Vinci Xi Adoption, International Sales In Focus

The spike in quarterly revenue is likely due to higher unit sales of its new da Vinci Xi model and a rise in total procedures. For the full year 2014, the company expects procedure volumes to have grown by 9% y-o-y, driven by a 6% rise in U.S. Show More Summary

Accelerant sparked Da Vinci fire, officials say, as reward hits $170,000

The reward offer jumped to $170,000 for an arrest and conviction in last month's massive fire at a downtown Los Angeles construction site as investigators revealed an accelerant was used to start the blaze.

$75,000 reward proposed for break in Da Vinci fire probe

Los Angeles city officials are weighing whether to offer a $75,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who started a destructive fire that consumed an apartment complex under construction in downtown Los Angeles last month.

Here’s the Cover of Kim Kardashian’s Art Book…of Selfies

Kim Kardashian has joined the ranks of Giacometti, da Vinci, Lichtenstein, O’Keeffe, and just about every other revered artist… Read More

Intuitive Surgical Expects Q4 Growth On Rising da Vinci Xi Sales

For the full year 2014, the company expects procedure volumes to have grown by 9% y-o-y, driven by a 6% rise in U.S. procedures and a 20% rise in international procedures. However, the higher procedure volumes towards the end of 2014 could not offset the company’s lackluster performance in the first half of the year. Show More Summary

Filipino Artist Commissions 83 Interpretations of the Iconic Painting ‘Mona Lisa’ as a Gift for His Wife Mona

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

image via Cultural Center of the Philippines Filipino visual artist Soler Santos, founder of the West Gallery in Manila, commissioned a collection of interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci‘s iconic painting, Mona Lisa, as a gift for his wife Mona Santos. What started first as a small gift has escalated into The Mona Lisa Project, a […]

British Library Fights To Preserve Historic Recordings Archive

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As part of its vast collection of literary and historic treasures (the Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci's notebook), the British Library owns some six million sound recordings, including significant theater productions, famous voices (like J.R.R. Show More Summary

3D printing is finally becoming affordable

The da Vinci Junior would look great in your living room.


I spent this past New Year's week in Paris. Besides taking advantage of the sights and celebrations of the City of Lights, I was there in do some research on a spoofy novel I'm writing that leans heavily on "The Da Vinci Code." I had pictures taken in obvious mocking poses next to the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, the Eiffel Tower and Versailles. Show More Summary

Tom Bateman, Richard E Grant To Star In ITV’s ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Action-Drama

ITV has busily been commissioning ambitious period dramas over the past few months with Jekyll & Hyde among them. The 10-part action adventure drama was announced in November and has now found its lead in Da Vinci’s Demons and The Tunnel‘s Tom Bateman. Show More Summary

Schemes: LA Councilmember Wants to Replace the Burned Da Vinci Apartments With a Parking Lot

The smoke has cleared from the giant Downtown inferno that turned roughly half the construction site of developer Geoff Palmer's Da Vinci apartment complex into an ash pile last month, but one LA city councilmember is saying it shouldn't...

?What Do You Want To Ask Elon Musk During His Reddit AMA Tonight?

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You've got questions. Elon Musk has answers. And tonight, the co-founder of Tesla, CEO of Space X, and the closest thing we've got to Thomas Edison-Henry Ford-Da Vinci hybrid is taking to Reddit tonight at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT for an Ask Me Anything session. What do you want to know? Read more...

Da Vinci Junior is a Cheap 3D Printer for Beginners

From entry-level to professional-quality to sugary-sweet, XYZPrinting has a 3D printer for everyone at CES this year.

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