Animation teaches you all that happened in World War II in 7 minutes

I really wish YouTube and the Internet as we know it today existed when I was in high school. So instead of reading textbooks and taking notes in class, I could just watch YouTube videos and Wikipedia entries on any test I had coming up. Seriously, I could have dozed off in class and just watched this animation… » 5/20/14 9:04pm 5/20/14 9:04pm

4 Totally Fake Currencies That Changed the Course of Real Wars

At the tail end of his time as Commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, General David Petraeus commented that "money is my most important ammunition in this war." It was far from an original thought. In fact, you could argue that currency is the most important and least acknowledged wartime weapon. » 5/05/14 9:22am 5/05/14 9:22am

Smart animation teaches you more about World War I than school

World War I often gets overshadowed by World War II in the history books, which makes sense because WWII scarred our planet forever, but WWI and its aftermath was a terrible and awful moment in history that helped shaped the rest of the century (and beyond) as well. If you forgot about some stuff that happened or… » 2/11/14 9:19pm 2/11/14 9:19pm

An Interactive Map With Every War Ever Waged

Give peace a chance! Also, give this thingamajig a chance: Conflict History is an interactive Google Map and timeline packed with information on pretty much every war ever waged. I think I've learned more in the last 15 minutes than I did in all the semesters of World History I've ever taken combined. [Conflict History » 4/06/11 9:40am 4/06/11 9:40am

The Entire Star Wars Saga Is Finally Coming To Blu-ray in 2011

George Lucas announced today that all six live-action Star Wars movies will be released on Blu-ray in Fall 2011. Along with seeing every strand of Chewbacca's hair and Princess Leia look pretty in HD, the box set will also include documentary features and previously unseen footage. Pricing hasn't been announced yet. » 8/14/10 6:28pm 8/14/10 6:28pm

The 10 Best Movie Weapons of All-Time: The People Speak!

A few months ago, Wizard Universe released a 50 Greatest Fictional Weapons of All-Time list and, as you might have guessed, geeks were up in arms. There were some glaring omissions (Wolverine's claws?) and a serious mixup in the top 10 (He-Man's power sword beat the lightsaber). Thanks to a survey delivered to 2000… » 1/22/08 6:00pm 1/22/08 6:00pm

Star Wars Gift Card With Luke and Darth Makes You Search Your Feelings

What better way to celebrate Father's Day (Sunday, June 17th) than a good old lightsaber fight? Here's the next best thing, a Hasbro Star Wars Father's Day card with figurines of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. To make things easier for you, the package even folds into a gift box, eliminating that tedious wrapping… » 6/08/07 1:12pm 6/08/07 1:12pm