Fan Video Games Are Much Better Than Fan Fiction
A recent Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") conducted by Dan Harmon, the recently-ousted creator of the show Community, inspired one fan to create a lost scene in video game format.
Chicago Children (And Some of Their Parents) Have Never Experienced School Recess
School recess is as American as a dessert pastry made from the fruit of a deciduous tree. But some schools in Chicago haven’t had it in decades.
Would You Believe That There Was Once A Time When People Walked Around In Public Wearing Headphones?
That time is almost too hard to recall.
If you need more evidence of the power of headphones, take a look at this excerpt from Forbes about rapper-producer Dr. Dre and the headphone company he co-founded:
In August (of 2011) handset maker HTC paid $300 million for a 51% stake in Beats by Dr. Dre, the headphone company he co-founded with Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine in 2006. Each owned about a third of the company, pocketing about $100 million apiece, before taxes, from last summer's deal.
Happy Birthday, Ingrid Bergman
Who also died on this date, and was the recipient of the coolest improvised line in movie history.
How You Spend Your Day
Now you’ll know exactly how much time you (or the typical person) spend on things throughout the day.
Does Nikola Tesla Deserve All This Attention?
The long-dead inventor has been getting a lot of mention lately thanks to an internet fund raising campaign aimed at building a museum devoted to his life. So, is he worth it? Anyone that invents a death ray and an earthquake machine is worth talking about hundreds of years after they’re gone - if his inventions haven’t killed us all. And here's a piece on the Tesla-Edison feud we ran back in March.
And Now the President is on Reddit
President Obama is doing an AMA on Reddit. And, it looks like he just broke it.
And Now a Few Words From Alton
Mental_floss food columnist Alton Brown was a guest on the Nerdist podcast. Listen here! (Some salty language.)