Now that Game of Thrones has depicted most of the major events from George R.R. Martin’s books, it’s harder and harder to picture those characters and situations any other way. Maybe this will help.
The Gregorian calendar is full of wonderful mathematical quirks, and here's one of them: under its regime, a century will never start on a Sunday. Or a Wednesday or Friday, for that matter.
Still looking for a Calendar for the new year? Never fear - you can simply reuse a Calendar from 1981, like this gloriously retro 20th Anniversary one from Marvel. Thanks, Gregorian Calendar!
When your to-do list is a mile long and your schedule is booked solid, you've got enough on your mind to deal with—the last thing you need is a calendar covered in kittens to distract you. So South Korea's O-Check Design Graphics created this incredibly clean monthly planner that doesn't even have any calendar lines…
Much like the introduction of the Gregorian calendar to replace the Julian calendar, so has a series of tweets from Leland Chee, the keeper of the holocron, turned the Star Wars universe on its head.
If you're finding yourself overwhelmed with all the work on your plate, it's probably a bad idea to keep track of it all on this lovely calendar Land Rover has made. Using the topography elevation lines you'd find on a 2D map as inspiration, this calendar ends up looking like a genuine miniature mountain on your desk,…
Science fiction and fantasy books are full of amazing female characters, who live on in your mind after you finish reading. And now, a new pin-up calendar celebrates some of the greatest heroines — like this Cory Doctorow-inspired image. Check out more below!
Today I found out Ben Franklin’s proposal of something like daylight saving time was written as a joke.
Even though your schedule is constantly at your fingertips via smartphone, everyone gets a little off track every once in a while. So the creative studio Vitamins dreamt up a solution that bridges real-life and online schedules: A giant Lego calendar that syncs up with smartphones.
Perfecting a method of foretelling and predicting the passage of time preoccupied our ancestors from the earliest recorded history. The unending journey of the Sun, Moon and stars across the great expanse of the sky provides clues for numerous methods of marking time, the most obvious to primitive man being the…
The discovery of a near 10,000-year-old lunar calendar in Scotland has archaeologists scrambling to rethink the beginnings of history. The implications are huge, too. It turns out that the men of the Stone Age weren't as primitive as we'd previously thought.
We usually blame the ancient Mesopotamians for the invention of time-tracking devices. But as a recent discovery in Scotland has revealed, hunter-gatherers may have started using a rudimentary calendar over 10,000 years ago.
What has your calendar done for you lately? Just reminding you of the day isn't going to cut it anymore—that's why god gave us smartphones. So if traditional calendars want any hope of staying relevant, it's time to start pulling double-duty. Which is exactly why we love this ingenious—if perhaps mildly…
For some reason, a Belarusian iron and steel mill made a calendar using its naked women workers. That's sort of normal, I guess. But the iron and steel mill wanted to make sure anyone who saw this calendar knew it was theirs by superimposing images of melting metal, wire looms, burning steel, cables, fences and…
Holidays. Paydays. Your birthday. They're all important in their own special ways. But which day of the year is the most important? This handy calendar visualization from xkcd reveals all.
1929 is a rather infamous year in American history.
I can't stop staring at this gorgeous image of a Klingon battlecruiser coming down on the USS Sagittarius (NCC-1894) in a low-atmosphere battle. This is the cover of this year's Star Trek: Ships of the Line calendar, and it's really splendid — even though I can't tell where that yellow burst of energy hitting the…
The end of the year seems like as appropriate a time as any to take a deep dive into how and why our calendar got to be the way it is. And while you may have some of these facts scrambling around in the dusty recesses of your brain somewhere, I promise you've never seen them so lithely illustrated.
Planning for 2012? Don't forget to add an extra day to February. The Gregorian calendar that we all know and love is a tricky beast, filled with weird irregularities including variable month lengths.