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11 Game of Thrones Cakes

Last week I noticed that I’d seen more than one awesome cake decorated on the theme of the TV show Game of Thrones. Actually, I could count several, so obviously there were even more such cakes on the internet. Has any other TV show inspired so many bakers to make cakes? Maybe Star Trek, but [...]

11 of the Craziest Events in Olympic History

Olympic history books are filled with stories of amazing individual performances and team achievements. But from poorly conceived competitions to spectators attacking the judges, a lot of crazy stuff has happened along the way. 1. Killing Animals Causes Horror, Fainting Live Pigeon Shooting, 1900 Paris Olympics Live Pigeon Shooting was the only time in Olympic history when [...]

Star Wars Superfun Update

“QUANTUM SHOT” #773 Link – article by Avi Abrams Star Wars as You’ve Never Seen Them Before – in Geek Art and Fan Creativity! Just finished watching the original trilogy in Blu-ray edition (highly recommended, by the way) – and was pleasantly reminded that we need to update our long-running popular [...]

Ready for Some Real Chuck Norris Facts?

To be fair, not everyone likes Chuck Norris, whether it’s because they loathe his political beliefs, his violent action flicks, his purported plagiarism on WorldNetDaily, or because they are just sick and tired of the meme associated with him. But even if you don’t like certain things about Mr. Norris, there’s still plenty to appreciate, [...]

19 Amazing Video Game Cakes

Serious gamers know just how time-consuming gaming is, often making it difficult to do anything besides working (only to buy more games) and playing the games themselves. Even so, gamers usually do still manage to have lives outside of the console; these cakes are some of the amazing creations that have been born as a [...]

Back At The Skywalker Home…

This cartoon, that Geeks Are Sexy rightfully titled “You’re A Skywalker, Not A Street Walker,” just goes to show how everyone’s adolescent years are pretty much the same -even Princesses. Link Via Geeks Are Sexy

The Time Notre Dame Played the New York Giants (for the Unemployed!)

“Knute Rockne’s Notre Dame all-stars arrived in New York for their battle with the New York Giants pro team in a charity grid battle. They were received by Mayor Walker at City Hall in New York.” © Bettmann/CORBIS When the Great Depression started squeezing New Yorkers’ job prospects, the city got creative. In October 1930, New [...]

How Abraham Lincoln Argued a Murder Trial

This week we’re running a series of posts by Matt Soniak about Abraham Lincoln’s foray into forensic meteorology. If you missed the first or second installments of the series, check them out. May 3, 1858. Cass County, Illinois. The Circuit Court of Cass County convened on Monday May 3rd, 1858, to begin Armstrong’s trial. Abraham Lincoln [...]

Made of Vegetables, Yoda Is

And you thought carrot Darth Vader was impressive – check out the rest of Chef Okitsugu Kado’s creations. Using white radish, sweet potato, pumpkin and more, the sushi chef has created everything from an AT-AT Walker to Yoda. And here I was all pleased with myself for making Star Wars pancakes a few weeks ago… Link [...]

GE’s Walking Truck

Does this remind you of a certain Imperial Walker from the movie The Empire Strikes Back? In 1962, General Electric conceived the Cybernetic Anthropmorophous Machine (CAM), which became known as the Walking Truck. The Army liked what GE had been testing and awarded a contract for building the experimental vehicle in 1966, a year after America [...]