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8 Banned Children’s Toys From Yesteryear

From the look of the banned toys on this list kids used to have much more to worry about then windowless vans and strangers with candy. Home atomic energy kits, Derringer belt buckles that really burned, and giant darts you tossed in the air and hoped didn’t put somebody’s eye out, now those are some really [...]

A Gathering Of Wookiees

Think all Wookiees look alike? Check out this shag-tastic photo from the set of Star Wars Episode III. Revenge of The Siths taken by Keith Hamshere in 2005 and see if you can spot all the differences between different Wookiee looks. There’s the braided beard look, the dreadlock stylee and the well-groomed shaggy gent, all the latest [...]

Repeating History

A look into the nature of the past from Doghouse Diaries. If you’re not familiar with George Santayana, you can find out more about him at Wikipedia, including more quotes. And no matter how you view history, it’s still good advice to learn from your mistakes -or someone else’s. Link -via Geeks Are Sexy

Woman Transforms Herself Into A Wide Eyed Anime Character

(YouTube Link) Recently we posted a DIY tutorial on creating an anime eye look with makeup, a simple and easy way to give yourself that wide-eyed look and complete your costume. But if you want to attempt a more detailed anime eye makeup this Halloween, and you’re not afraid of a challenge, follow Anastasiya Shpagina as she [...]

The Missing Links: GPS Candy Bars

How Do You Save A Bunch of Superheroes? Find out who rescued Marvel Comics. * What Happened to Good Old Golden Tickets? When we start putting GPS devices in our candy bars, I think we’ve gone too far. * Behold: The World’s Lowest Voice Get this man in a barbershop quartet immediately. * Do You Know What You Know? Test out [...]

Face Genes Control Human Facial Shape

What did the suspect look like? With the discovery of five genes involved in facial form, perhaps one day the police won’t need eyewitnesses or surveillance cameras – all they’d need is a little bit of DNA: Lead author Manfred Kayser from [...]

Screen Tests from Everyone’s Favorite Movies

Screen tests offer an interesting look at actors before they fully “become” a character. As Alison Nastasi at Flavorwire puts it, “It’s a chance to see popular stars, who always appear so glamorously surefooted, build the framework for the movies that made them famous in a smaller, bare-bones setting.” Indeed. Check out Ralph Macchio testing [...]

The Missing Links: Murray and the Magician

Life at the DNC Take a look at the fantastic shots compiled by LIFE at the Democratic National Convention over a handful of decades. * First World Problems: 1920s Edition And other memes from the roaring decade. * D’oh Hackers obtain information about millions of Apple users … from an FBI laptop. * A Magician Never Tells. But a Little Kid [...]

17 Fictional TV Towns with Personality

Some fictional places in which TV shows are set are highlighted to make us want to go there, sometimes just for a look, sometimes it’s a place we’d like to live. If the locale ever changed, you’d feel like a character died or something. Think of Springfield in The Simpsons, Hooterville, or Twin Peaks. Read [...]

NASA unveils their next Mars mission

A new mission planned for 2016 will be the first to take a look at the deep interior of the Red Planet. The dust from Curiosity’s landing has barely s…