Ben Smith

Ben Smith is a Software Engineering major entering his junior year this fall at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. When not tackling complex equations or coding late into the night, he can be found reading Stephen King books in his dorm room, watching shows like Doctor Who and Mystery Science Theater 3000 (a proud export of his home state, Minnesota), and dominating the pink wedge category of Trivial Pursuit. Ben's summer goals include catching up on two years' worth of missed sleep and actually finishing Godel, Escher, Bach.

The 5pm Quiz: Middle Initials
5 Roadside Attractions Worth a Stop
The Quick 10: 10 Great Colleges that Finished Second
10 Other Amazing Buildings by 2008's Olympic Architects
The Quick 10: 10 Incidents (Other Than Boycotts) That Shook the Olympics
Annotated Cinema: The Prequel!
4 Ways to Unleash the Power of Your Wiimote Controller
5 Bizarre Brand Extensions We Completely Endorse!
5 Reasons 1980 Wasn't the Best Year for Movie Musicals
A Field Guide to Literary References in Monty Python's Flying Circus
The World Ends Today: 7 Modern Doomsday Predictions that Didn't Pan Out
All Singing! All Dancing! All Failures! 4 Variety Shows that Failed to Find an Audience
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