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Darth Vader and Son

In an alternative galaxy far, far away, Darth "Luke, I am your father" Vader is just another Dark Lord trying his best to raise a kid in the Galactic Empire. If you’re looking for a clever and wonderfully drawn geeky children’s [...]

4 BR, 2 BA, 1 Ghost: What the Law Says About Selling Haunted Houses

My girlfriend and I have been watching FX’s new horror-drama American Horror Story for the last few weeks (we agree that it’s OK, and any shortcomings are made up for by the presence of Mrs. Coach Taylor and Ruth Fisher). In just a few episodes, it’s been made very clear to the audience that numerous people [...]

World’s Largest Spherical Panorama

I’ve been a big fan of the panorama photos of Jeffrey Martin of 360Cities for a while now, so I was pleasantly surprised when I learned that he has just taken what could be the world’s largest spherical panorama, an 18-gigapixel shot of Prague. Here’s how he did it: I used a Canon 5d mark 2 and [...]

Panorama of the 2009 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Balloon Fiesta in USA Willy Kaemena took this 360° panorama of the 2009 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Hot air Balloons have certainly gone a long way in terms of shapes. Oh, and as far as I know, no Balloon boy hoax is involved in this event The embed is nice, but the panorama is meant [...]

A Face For Chrissy

Ten years ago, Chrissy Steltz lost her eyes, nose, and part of her face when another teenager fired a shotgun from five feet away. She has been denied prosthetic surgery because the Oregon Health Plan considered the procedure “cosmetic”, but thanks to her doctor and some charitable friends, she’ll soon have a new face. Her injuries haven’t [...]