There's a mysterious code hidden in an increasing number of films, shows, and videogames out there, from The Simpsons to South Park to Toy Story. The list goes forever, including live action features like Avengers, Star Wars, and Hunger Games. The code is the key to a secret society limited to a selected few.
An incredible fact from a fascinating new Buzz Aldrin interview: the Saturn V was only making 7 inches to the gallon at the moment of launch. Of course, the fuel economy improves dramatically when you actually take into consideration the entire distance travelled.
Drinking in space is tricky—cups and glasses don't work. Chasing bubbles of water and slurping them is fun but, when the liquid is burning hot, it can hurt you. So, how do astronauts drink their morning coffee? By the magicks of physics! This NASA video explains it.
Lithium is the most important part of your battery, an alkali metal that stores all the electric juice for your digital gadget. It's gathered from endless water flats like this brine pool in Bolivia.
If you ever wondered why screen aspect ratios changed through the history of movies and TVs, wonder no more: this video clearly explains the fascinating story of the many screen proportions that have framed countless moving tales through the decades, from the original silent films to today's widescreens.
National Geographic went about collecting statistics on the world's population (which currently stands at 7 billion). Know what they found? Apparently, the most average/typical/frequent person on this planet is male, 28-years-old and is Han Chinese in ethnicity (with 9,000,000 alive). But they didn't stop there.…
Spiders are often portrayed as malicious, bloodthirsty creatures looking for anything with a pulse to sink its fangs into—especially us humans. Look no further than movies like Arachnophobia, Arachnid or even Eight Legged Freaks. Even Peter Parker was the victim of a random spider bite. But the truth is, spiders don't…
A recent voluntary survey of 28 US companies found a single lost laptop to cost an average of $49,246. (And no, these laptops did not cost $50k in hardware alone.)
Some interesting analysis points out yet another reason Netflix is making the push to digital streaming. It's cheap.