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The Missing Links: Amazing Food Innovations

This Art Text Book Contains No Art But, you can imagine what it’d be like if it did, right? Also: Why are text books so insanely expensive? * Mad Science: Warp Drive Is it really possible to build something that goes faster than the speed of light? * Waldo: A Quarter-Century of Hiding In Plain Sight It would be a lot [...]

The Time Douglas Adams Met Jim Henson

“Kermit and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew in the digitally created world of the Muppet Institute of Technology, 1985.” -Image © The Jim Henson Company On September 13, 1983, Jim Henson and author Douglas Adams had dinner for the first time. Henson noted the event in his “Red Book” journal, in characteristic short-form style: ‘Dinner with Douglas [...]

A Where’s Waldo Style Poster For Diablo III

This fun and figure packed poster captures the character searching fun of Where’s Waldo with a Diablo related theme, because the guy you’re searching for in this pic is the director of Diablo III Jay Wilson. It looks like a confusing mass of miniscule details at this size, so make sure you hit the jump if [...]

At the Libraries: Cheating at Where’s Waldo?

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! First off, I have to know: Did you see The Hunger Games?! Please oh please let me know if you liked it. I can’t decide if [...]

Waldo Can’t Hide From Mathematica

Waldo may be good at hiding from you and me, but can he hide from computers? Stack Overflow user Heike used the power of Mathematica to come up with an algorithm that identifies the sneaky striped dude: Link [...]

Where’s Waldo? — The Movie

(Video Link) He’s the best agent they had. They called him out of retirement for one last mission. It’s the last mistake they’ll ever make. Don’t ask “Where’s Waldo?” And pray that he never finds you. -via Fashionably Geek

A Where’s Waldo Style Panoramic Shot Of Mos Eisley

This panoramic shot of Mos Eisley by illustrator Ulises Farinas is full of characters and props from the Star Wars universe, some from another universe altogether, and some funny little Where’s Waldo style surprises to discover as you scan over the detail crammed scene. This amazing illustration definitely warrants a closer look, so make sure you [...]

Can You Identify All of the Cartoons in MetLife’s Super Bowl Ad?

Who showed up in MetLife’s toon-filled Super Bowl ad? And can you find Waldo? Cartoonist Mark Anderson has the answers (and one question in his blog – see if you can identify the mystery [...]

Our Readers’ Best Halloween Costumes

At the beginning of the month, we asked for photos of your best Halloween costumes — the geeky ones, the nerdy ones, the ones of which you’re particularly proud. After sifting through all the e-mails, we’re proud to present our readers’ best Halloween costumes. Enjoy! (40 photos is a lot for one post, so we’ve paginated [...]

Where’s Wall-E?

Where’s Wall-E? is a step beyond Where’s Waldo?! This poster, created by Richard Sargent, features a crowd of robots that should be familiar to you from movies and TV. Can you find Wall-E among the many? Hopewell Studios is giving away a print to the person who can name the most of the robots. You [...]