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When Sherlock Meets Smaug

After Benedict Cumberbatch was announced as the actor behind Smaug in The Hobbit, it was only a matter of time before people started creating art combining his two most famous characters. io9 has a great collection of such creations, including this piece by DeviantArt user Ocean-Crystal. Link

The Late Movies: Oscar Monologues

Yesterday, it was announced that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host this year’s Academy Awards. The Oscars have a storied history of hosts, ranging from the iconic Johnny Carson to Bob Hope to David Letterman. The opening monologue is a critical moment in each host’s stint — the first glimpse into whether the evening [...]

Scientists to build clock that lasts forever

Theoretical scientists have come up with a way to build a four-dimensional space-time crystal clock. The idea behind such a device is that it will lit…

Dark Crystal:Creation Myths Is A Graphic Novel Prequel

With the Dark Crystal, Jim Henson established a fantasy world rich with culture, character and a history we discover little about during the course of the movie. To me, it always felt like it should have been the last in a trilogy, the grand finale for a storyline that could have spanned generations. If there’s one [...]

10 Celebrity Refreshments

Advertisers know that the taste of a better lifestyle will sell products. Celebrities learn this as well, and can make a killing putting their name on something that can impart even a little of their charm on a fan. These beverages just might be the perfect gift for a fan that you know. 1. Marilyn Manson [...]

11 Famous People Who Started as Lowly TV Writers

Becoming a comedic icon doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years and years of hard work. In some cases, this means paying your dues as the low-level member of a sitcom writing staff – a rite of passage for many successful comics, actors and directors. Here are 11 notable examples. 1. Norm Macdonald: Roseanne The deadpan comic [...]

Master Splinter, What Happened To The Ninja Turtles?

Was a spell cast upon the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which turned them into trees, or is this tree just a really big fan of the series? This tree with a face would have fit in quite well on the set of the Dark Crystal. Link

Pee Towels

You might remember Amy Rawson as the creator of the felted Cthulhu Santas we feature during the holidays. Her latest project is the Pee Towel, which arose from her day job as a lab tech. Specifically, from urinalysis. Part of urinalysis is a microscopic examination, and one of the microscopic elements we look for is crystal [...]

14 Great Examples of Geeky Fine Art

<p>Fine art is alive and well, and artists often incorporate the fun aspects of pop culture—particularly the geek side of the spectrum. </p> <h3>1. Headless Chicken</h3> <p><img class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-94093″ title=”headlesschicken” src=”http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/headlesschicken-565×460.jpg” alt=”" width=”565″ height=”460″/></p> <p>Internet Week New York asked artists and students if they could <a rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.canyoudrawtheinternet.com/”>draw the internet</a>. The results were quite eclectic, but [...]

Baccarat – House of Crystal

Have you ever wondered what makes the famous and expensive Baccarat crystal so special? This pretty video by James Bort following the glass workers who hand craft it may give you some clues. Link