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19 Photos of Ronald Reagan With Various Celebrities for His 100th Birthday

Former President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday is February 6th, and you can bet every media outlet will be running some sort of tribute. Now seems like a good time to bring up one of my favorite websites, the Reagan Presidential Library—specifically the MEETING WITH V.I.P.s and CELEBRITIES section of the library’s historical photo archives. It’s [...]

Ten 80s Movies that Will Remind You of Your Geek Roots

Looking at this list, I realize that the seeds that spawned the cult of the geek were indeed planted in the movies of the ’80s, as opposed to the rise of the internet in the ’90s. For those of you who grew up at least in part in the eighties, you know that it wasn’t all [...]

9 Facts About the Greatest Christmas Movie Ever

Holiday spirit hitting bottom? Can’t feel warmth in the cockles of your heart? (You should get that checked; I lost an uncle to poor cockle health.) Nonetheless, if you’re just not feeling the festive cheer, do what I do and get merry with a bare-footed, one man anti-terrorist unit in the greatest Christmas movie ever [...]

Every Arnold Schwarzenegger Scream

(Video Link) Oliver Noble of Film Drunk compiled every scream that Arnold Schwarzenegger uttered during his film career, from Conan the Barbarian in 1982 to Collateral Damage in 2002. Content warning: Jingle All the Way (1996) is included. via Nerd Bastards

The Evolution of Mr. Potato Head

The first Mr. Potato Head (1952) – via National Institute of Health 1949: A SPUD IS BORN Brooklyn-born toy inventor George Lerner tries to capitalize on kids who like to play with their food. Surprisingly, Lerner’s idea of creating face and body parts that can be jabbed into potatoes is a hard sell. Toy companies worry [...]

world’s first bionic fingers

The world’s first bionic fingers have been unveiled by scientists. Made of tough, lightweight plastic and loaded with tiny motors, they can bend, grip, point and pick up items. The brainchild of British inventors, the ‘ProDigits’ could transform the lives of tens of thousands of people with missing fingers by allowing them to cradle a wine glass, [...]

Anthropologist Argues that Modern Humans Are Wimps

In his new book Manthropology, Peter McAllister argues that human physical strength and endurance have deteriorated over time. John Mehaffey writes for Reuters: Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100 and 200 meters record holder Usain Bolt in modern conditions. Some Tutsi men in Rwanda exceeded the current world high jump record of 2.45 meters [...]