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The Essential Forbidden Planet

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Forbidden Planet is Still Essential and Subversive Sci-Fi. It was a metaphor for Shakespeare’s The Tempest that elevated the B-film genre.   
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Jerry Lewis' Lost Film: The Day the Clown Cried. We know where it is, but no one is allowed to see it.
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See hummingbird hatchlings in their nest with mother Rosie. Keep in mind, the birds are much smaller than they are shown in the video.
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In 1996, Steve Jobs gave an interview with a bunch of predictions about the future — it turns out he nailed it. Some of those things he caused to come true himself.
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YouTube was supposed to be a dating site. The founders expected people to upload videos describing themselves, but no one did.
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10 Ghost Towns, Brothels, and Derelict Places in Nevada. Recommendations for urban explorers and and a virtual tour for the rest of us.
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How 10 Shows Hid Their Stars’ Real-life Pregnancies. Just give her a double chin and no one will suspect a thing.
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Who Was Saint Patrick? Patricius Daorbae is the man we celebrate on this feast day, but he had nothing to do with green beer or leprechauns.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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