Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
I guess it's to be expected in the country where car culture was invented -- after all, we've got drive-thru restaurants, wedding chapels, strip clubs, trees, and prayer booths.
If you’re impressed by the things being done with 3D projectors in a movie theatre, you’ll likely be blown away by the work of Mr. Beam. On the Mr.
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Is Chernobyl a Wild Kingdom or a Radioactive Den of Decay?
Last week, the state-controlled Chinese Central Bank released figures indicating the country now holds over $3 trillion dollars in foreign-exchange reserves.
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Pixar explains (in a really short video) how animation works, its history, and even creates a beautiful 3D sculpture to go with it.
I always enjoy, and occasionally use, the Twitter hashtag #first
Runners dressed as Forrest Gump, Elvis, Bozo the Clown and the Cat in the Hat all crossed the finish line in front of me at the Boston Marathon one year.
So did a shirtless participant running back
What would you think of someone if they featured one or more of these Social Networking Pillows in their house? I think I would laugh and then give them the side-eye. But wait, there's more!
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The group Led Zeppelin has copyrights on quite a few songs that were recorded much earlier. Other songs they never filed for copyright, but credited to themselves instead of the composer.
Let's try something! It's a trivia contest, but you only get six words. Like Six-Word Memoirs, only much less ambitious. Here are some examples I plucked from our vast trivia
So I found this interesting question posed on Reddit today -- something I've wondered myself -- could you use all the people working out at a busy gym to generate power?
A while back we announced our James K. Polk Trivia Contest, which was posted in part because of a crack I made about the Polk administration on The Rachael Ray Show.