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Mattel’s All-Pink Cruise Line for Barbie Fans

Love Barbie? Love cruise ships? You’re really going to love this: The Royal Caribbean Barbie Premium Experience, an all-pink, all-Barbie extravaganza at sea, featuring such amenities as the Barbie Stateroom, a Mermaid Dance Class, and (of course!) a Fashion Show. For the average human person, this is probably too much pink and certainly too much Barbie. But [...]

Museum buys ‘vampire slaying kit’

The Royal Armouries museum obtained the box containing everything you need to fight vampires. The box is believed to be from the 19th century but the …

Snipers Hid in Fake Trees During World War I

Obviously the German soldiers might notice a tree where there had not been one before. That’s why the British Empire’s Royal Engineers built fake trees to resemble specific trees in no man’s land. During the night, they’d cut down the original and replace it with the fake: To develop the O.P. Tree, Royal Engineers representatives selected, [...]

How to Measure the Universe

In this short animated video, Dr. Olivia Johnson of the Royal Observatory Greenwich (home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian) explains how scientists measure the universe using parallax, standard candles, and the Doppler effect. Got four minutes? Pick up some basic math. (Sorry, maths.) Royal Observatory Greenwich is hosting an exhibit [...]

World War I Centennial: Rattling the Saber at Sea

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades later. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to [...]

A Small Mystery Hidden In Five Postage Stamps

In 1993 the Royal Mail in Great Britain issued a set of five se-tenant stamps to honor the legendary fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.  The stamps depicted iconic scenes from The Reigate Squire, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Six Napoleons, The Greek Interpreter, and The Final Solution. Hidden within the design of each stamp is a [...]

Tour the Tenenbaum House

New York: The Royal Tenenbaums house The Royal Tenenbaums is one of my all-time favorite movies, so I was thrilled to see it featured on AV Club’s Pop Pilgrims, which checks out the memorable real-life locations of TV and film shoots. While Wes Anderson and his crew were scouting locations for the unfinished script, Wes spotted [...]

These Euro Coins with QR Codes are Legal Tender

The Dutch Royal Mint in Utrecht is celebrating its 100th anniversary by releasing silver 5€ and gold 10€ coins. It has been reported that they include functional QR codes and are legal tender in the Eurozone. Link -via CrunchGear | Image: The Rich Times

Pinstriping Done by Hand

(Video Link) Royal Enfield is an Indian manufacturer of classic British-style motorcycles. Much of the work is done by hand, including painting the iconic pinstripes and logo on the gas tank. This amazing video shows one plant worker — or artist, I should say — adding perfectly formed pinstripes completely freehand. -via Boing Boing | Jay [...]

Royal Wedding Flower Girl Photobomb!

The Royal Wedding. Beautiful, wasn’t it? Especially that magical moment when they came out and shared their first kiss as a wedded couple in front of one million cheering people. The only thing that made the moment perfect beyond reason, was this little girl right here: And like THAT! a meme was born over on For [...]