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‘Pinocchio Effect’ confirmed when lying

Scientists have discovered a new way to identify whether or not someone is telling the truth. In the classic Disney film Pinocchio, the wooden protago…

Dracula’s Pellagra and Lois Lane’s Lungs: Further Gleanings From the Medical Literature

by Christopher D. McManus Silver Spring, Maryland Laypeople, many of whom are laypersons, mistakenly think that medical researchers care only about real people and their diseases. Not so. Maladies of fictional characters are the focus of a large body of medical literature. Of course, one expects some analysis of the maladies of Lear, Don Quixote, Medea, [...]

Feed My Frankenweenie

Just in time for Halloween, Frankenweenie is hitting theaters today, giving viewers a chance to enjoy all the campiness of black-and-white classic horror films while still offering them something delightfully new and unique. In honor of the movie’s release, here are some things you should know about the development and creation of Tim Burton’s newest [...]

Eerily Realistic Wooden Sculptures

These stunningly realistic wooden figures by Bruno Walpoth represent human beings in their rawest form, soft skin carved out of hard wood, every wrinkle and detail carved in while evidence of tool work remains when they’re inspected up close. If I came across one of these figures standing alone in a dark room I would probably [...]

Honest Boy Pencil Sharpener

Honest Boy Pencil Sharpener – $9.95 Do you know someone who needs a little reminder that honesty is the best policy? Get them the Honest Boy Pencil Sharpener from the NeatoShop. This guilt-laden Pinocchio shaped pencil sharpener works with standard size pencils. The Shavings empty out through the mouth. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more [...]

Muppet Lunch

The anonymous blogger behind Lunchbox Awesome makes truly awesome lunchboxes. S/he has arrangements inspired by Pinocchio, Phineas & Ferb, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and more. Link -via Flavorwire

9 Essential Facts for the Crustacean Enthusiast

1. LET THEM EAT LOBSTER! In colonial America, lobster wasn’t the delicacy it is today. In fact, it was so cheap and plentiful, it was a staple for prisoners and servants. One group of servants from Massachusetts actually grew so tired of eating lobster that they took the employers to court, where a judge ruled that [...]

4D Art Show

If you’ve always wanted to step inside a painting–or better yet, have on leap out at you–then you’ll enjoy the highlighted pieces in a recent 4D art show held in China. Visitors to the exhibit had lots of fun taking pictures of themselves interacting with the artwork. The collection of paintings, on display at a contemporary [...]

The Quick 10: It’s a Small, Small World…

I leave for vacation on Thursday and I have to say, my brain is already at Disney World. If you’re also in dire need of a vacation, tune in to the Q10 for the rest of the week – we’ll be virtually visiting a few classic Disney rides. And if you want to take it [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Really Bizarre Soap Opera Plots

I don’t watch soap operas these days, but every now and then I hear about a particularly strange event in Salem or Port Charles. Amnesia, false marriages, faked deaths, mistaken identity – those things are so old hat. I’m talking really out-there plots, like the 10 below. 1. Luke and Laura save the world from [...]