How Much Would a Pumpkin the Size Of Your House Weigh?

The wonderful world of genetic engineering has given us gargantuan pumpkins the size of compact cars. But don't think it's going to stop there. In addition to spreading Halloween cheer and giving local evening news something to cover, giant pumpkins could eventually be grown to the size of a house and used as a cheap… » 10/31/13 10:20am 10/31/13 10:20am

Would It Actually Be Cheaper and Faster To 3D Print Yourself a House?

As 3D printers become more affordable and easier to use, the prospect of using the technology to simply print whatever we need—instead of having to go to the store and buy it—is becoming tantalizingly real. One day we might even be able to quickly 3D print the ultimate investment on the cheap: a house. Unfortunately,… » 6/18/13 12:00pm 6/18/13 12:00pm

How Many Tetris Pieces Would You Need To Build a House?

It was the game that defined a revolution in handheld gaming, but during the countless hours you spent playing Tetris and neatly organizing falling tetrominoes, did you ever stop and wonder how many of those pieces you'd need to build a full-size house? Probably not, after all what kid spends their time imagining about … » 3/20/13 2:40pm 3/20/13 2:40pm

How Many Cushions Would You Need To Build the Ultimate Pillow Fort?

Just because you've grown into a responsible adult doesn't mean you can't occasionally enjoy the simple pleasure of building a pillow fort. But why stop at the crude one-person shacks you built as a kid? With this calculator, and plenty of disposable income, you can assemble a cushion command center on a much grander… » 1/15/13 11:58am 1/15/13 11:58am