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Back to the Future Tattoo

Marty McFly would have had an easier time if had had a plan for flux capacitor tattooed on this arm. Kevin Vanderhoof of Tampa, Florida inked Doc Brown’s original sketch on a fan. Link | Artist’s Website

7 Television Characters Who Were Supposed to Die … But Didn’t

Killing off a popular TV character is a surefire way to get your show noticed. Of course, there are characters who are killed temporarily, with every intention of returning (Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for example); characters who return later, with some crazy explanation, to improve the ratings (Bobby Ewing in Dallas); and others [...]

When World War II Veteran Is Cremated, Family Learns That He Was Carrying around Almost Half a Pound of Shrapnel

Ronald Brown was wounded while serving in the British Army during World War II. He downplayed the whole matter and told his children that he had just a bullet in his leg. But when Brown recently passed away, crematory workers found six full ounces of metal in his ashes. His daughter was astonished: “But when we went [...]

The Kalamazoo Promise

In 2005, Kalamazoo, Michigan, went from a somewhat below-average place to live to a powerful magnet of a city in just one day. Seven years later, the New York Times magazine looks at how the hope of higher education has transformed the town. Back in November 2005, when this year’s graduates were in sixth grade, the [...]

A Homemade ED-E Replica

Geekologie reader Will Brown made this incredible replica of ED-E from Fallout: New Vegas. He photographed the steps so crafters might even be able to make their own at home. Link

12 College Courses We Wish Our Schools Had Offered

It’s that time of year! Here’s a look at all of the fascinating college classes you wish your school put on the course list. 1. Topics in Comparative Media: American Pro Wrestling, MIT Image credit: WWE If a course that studies “Macho Man” Randy Savage and “Diamond” Dallas Page sounds like your dream come true, congratulations: you can [...]

A TARDIS Themed Delorean

This is the CARDIS- a TARDIS styled Delorean that may be the end result of Doc Brown and The Doctor meeting up somewhere in time and space. The old “bigger on the inside” TARDIS factor would really make a difference when applied to the somewhat small interior of the Delorean, especially if the time travelling duo [...]

7 Absolutely Insane Animal Defense Mechanisms

Scientists recently recorded footage of a never-before-seen defense mechanism deployed by a small species of deep-sea squid: When threatened, the squid attacks its predator and then pulls away, breaking off the tip of its own arm and leaving it behind as a distraction. The arm continues to glow and twitch, creating a diversion and enabling [...]

At the Libraries: Help a Library in Need

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Guys, we have a library in severe need — their AC unit was stolen, but you can help them buy a new one. Every dollar counts! * It’s [...]

The Missing Links: Hitler’s Tricky Chocolates

The Thin T-Shirt Material This Batsuit Is Made of Will Surely Protect Me! Because I fully intend to mention Batman as much as possible this week, have a look at this LIFE gallery of behind-the-scenes shots from the set of the 1960s Batman TV show. * When It Comes to Science, Mr. Wizard Doesn’t Play Around Sure, all of [...]