Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Apologies for my absence yesterday; the Thursday Brain Game was eaten by the monster that's been wreaking havoc on our site. (The last month's worth should reappear on the site...
Atlas Obscura is hosting their second annual International Obscura Day on April 9, 2011.
You might be wondering what the heck is going on over here. Why do we think it's February 11th?
Cartoonist Charles Addams was almost as bizarre as the characters he drew.
This is not only really cool, but it has striking implications for makers of film and TV.
For many kids growing up in the 1960s, slot cars were a regular part of Saturday afternoons.
Either our site mistakenly thinks today is February 11th or I mistakenly think today is March 10th. We're working on sorting this
From the days of home delivery to streamlined self-service stores, here are the stories behind 12 supermarket chains.1.
It feels like every car commercial you see touts the vehicle’s sterling showing in a J.D. Power and Associates survey. The awards are bandied about as if their origins are common knowledge.
Kinetic Typography (“moving text”) has been around for at least half a century — movie title sequences often feature some form of moving text, and there are tons of famous examples.
Our favorite martian, Ray William Johnson, just put out a new music video featuring all your favorite villains. See how many you know in the funny video
In a recent TED Talk, surgeon Anthony Atala printed a prototype human kidney, using living cells and an 3D inkjet printer, onstage. When this happened, TED attendees took note.
The Wednesday Word Ladder is now Wednesday Wordplay, which will offer other word-related puzzles in addition to ladders.