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Leonardo Da Vinci mystery to stay hidden

The hunt for a long lost Da Vinci masterpiece beneath a fresco in Florence has been called off. Often likened to Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”, the …

The Hunt for Pikachu

(YouTube link) These guys went on a hunt for a real-world Pikachu, the most adorable animal in the world! See a making-of video that explains how they did it. -via The Daily What Geek See also: This.

Easter Egg Hunt Canceled Because of Pushy Parents

This year’s Easter egg hunt in Colorado Springs is canceled … because of pushy parents: Organizers of an annual Easter egg hunt attended by hundreds of children have canceled this year’s event, citing [...]

Excitement mounts over LHC announcement

Scientists are expected to reveal key findings in the hunt for the highly coveted Higgs boson particle. The findings are set to be revealed on Tuesday…

Star Wars Lightsaber Treasure Hunt Winners

Figural TARDIS Mug Cthulhu Mints Unicorn Poop Last week, we had the Star [...]

Harold Pinter’s Duck Hunt

(Video Link) Oh, sure, the Nintendo classic Duck Hunt was a fine game. But what’s not widely known is that it was based on a one-act play by Harold Pinter. Thankfully, Piper McKenzie Productions has revived this and other stage presentations of Donkey Kong, Pitfall and Pac-Man. In the above recording of Duck Hunt, two hunters plan [...]

A Globe-Trotting Whiskey Mystery: Update!

Last May we told you about a cool treasure hunt competition that Canadian Club whiskey was putting together to find cases of whiskey hidden around the world between 1967 and 1991 — They hid 25 cases of whiskey in spots around the world, like a jungle in Africa, a hole in Death Valley, a slope [...]

Up In Arms

Pull up an armchair -you might be up in arms over this roundup of arm stories from mental_floss magazine! NO ARM, NO FOWL One afternoon in 1972, friends Jack Northrup and Jack Bishop were having lunch at their local drugstore in Olney, Texas, when they realized the strangers next to them were eavesdropping. The pair, both amputees, [...]

Search begins for giant new planet

Astronomers are on the hunt for a massive undiscovered planet lurking in our own solar system. The new planet could be four times the size of Jupiter …

QR Code Hunt Starting Locations!

As promised, here are your four starting locations, brought to you by the good folks at our favorite NYC pizza chain, Two Boots! Two Boots 74 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012 Two Boots 201 W 11th St New York, NY 10014 Two Boots 1617 2nd Ave New York, NY 10028 Two Boots 2547 Broadway New York, NY 10025 Remember, the Hunt begins at 11am, so you have [...]