What is this secret code hidden in so many films and TV shows?

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. » 5/04/14 2:34am 5/04/14 2:34am

Did you know that the Saturn V's fuel economy was 7 inches per gallon?

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. » 7/27/13 5:49pm 7/27/13 5:49pm

Computer Viruses Are Officially Middle-Aged

The very first computer virus is now 40 years old. First appearing in 1971, a virus known as "The Creeper" popped up on infected computers, displaying the message "I'm the creeper, catch me if you can!" » 3/16/11 10:00pm 3/16/11 10:00pm

Here's What the Most Average Person In The World Looks Like

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.… » 3/03/11 1:00am 3/03/11 1:00am

Spiders Won't Bite

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… » 2/18/11 7:00pm 2/18/11 7:00pm

A Lost Laptop Costs Companies $50,000

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.) » 4/23/09 10:30am 4/23/09 10:30am