Headlines that Shakespeare used cannabis for inspiration are making waves on the web, based on a new report by an anthropologist who claims the famous English Bard makes reference to “the noted weed” and “compounds strange” in his writing.
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When was the last time you read Shakespeare for pleasure? I'm sure a few of you can truthfully answer that it was last night or maybe just last week. But I'd dare wager that for most American adults (myself included) it was some high school English class. William Shakespeare's popularity has endured over four…
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo. Even if you failed English class, you'd recognize that phrase anywhere. It's from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. But would you recognize this phrase: O Romep+ Rpldo wiepffnre arr!riov Romep@. That's Shakespeare too. If Shakespeare was compressed over and over again by JPEG.
Like hiding a comic book inside the textbook you're supposed to be studying, this handy bookmark ensures you've always got something interesting to read when your book takes a boring turn. It features Shakespeare's complete Hamlet, so reading it can't be considered slacking off since you're still getting a dose of…
Jesse Anderson developed a program that simulated a few million virtual monkeys randomly mashing keys on virtual typewriters in an attempt to re-create Shakespeare. Amazingly, the monkeys (monkeys!) have managed to write 99.99% of Shakespeare's poem, A Lover's Complaint.
In today's Remainders: feats of amazement. Superman's first comic book appearance sells for $1.5m at auction; RIM posts its most impressive quarter ever; Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet performed...over Twitter; researchers create a full-screen Braille display; and more.
Gadgets are overwhelmingly concerned with immediacy and functionality, but a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Texas A&M University reminds us that technology, when applied creatively, can be timeless and transcendent.
The latest Wii knock-off is the MiWi. Following in the Vii's footsteps, this one, by Number One Electronics Company in the World Evah, No, Really, Eittek, looks like something you might find on sale in the oral hygiene department of your local shop. It's got utterly craptastic plastic clubs and paddles, as well as an…