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TARDIS Ring Box

Youtube Link Planning on popping the big question anytime soon? If so, you may want to get your hands on one of these TARDIS ring-boxes. Made by Paul Pape Designs, the box lights up and sounds like it is pretty customizable depending on your needs. I like the opening of the doors personally, the light inside [...]

7 Things You Should Know About Sign Language

Based on the tremendous reaction to this recent piece about sign language interpretation, we thought you might like to know more about it. Here are seven things about sign language that might surprise you. 1. Different countries have different sign languages. Source This is the sign for the word “math” in two different sign languages—American Sign [...]

The 51-star US Flag

On Tuesday, the majority of the voting citizens of Puerto Rico who indicated they wanted a change in status said they would like the island to become the 51st state of the United States. That’s a long way from statehood, but it is a step. The immediate question arose as to what a flag with [...]

President Robot during the Cold War

You kids weren’t alive back then. You don’t know what it was like. It wasn’t a question of “Will there be a nuclear war?” but “When will it happen?” And at the most crucial moment, it was up to President Robot to stare down the Soviet threat while not actually provoking a nuclear exchange.  Link -via [...]

Are we all living in a simulated world ?

It is a question that has been debated by philosophers and scientists alike for thousands of years. The idea that the world we see around us is actual…

Good Questions: Times Your Kids Have Stumped You

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. This first question is for anyone with kids, preferably kids old enough to talk and ask compelling questions about the [...]

13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using

Because sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, braces, and ellipses won’t do. 1. Interrobang You probably already know the interrobang, thanks to its excellent moniker and increasing popularity. Though the combination exclamation point and question mark can be replaced by using one of each (You did what!? [...]

Should I Work for Free?

Artist Jessica Hische answers this age-old question that undoubtedly has been asked of you: Link

Sequels That Improved on the Original

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. Most sequels are not very good, or at least not as good as the thing that made people decide another [...]

Marvel vs. DC Comics: Who Makes More Money?

Who is better, Marvel or DC Comics? They’ve both got great characters, but perhaps we should answer the perennial comic book fans question of which company is top dog to cold, hard cash. Here’s the comparison of the US box office tallies [...]