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Batman Stamps Cause An Uproar In The Stamp Collecting Community

Oct
21

Proving once again that literally no matter what you do somebody will get pissed off about it, the USPS managed to poke the seething nest of harsh words and recriminations that is the stamp collecting community. The stick they poked it with? a batarang. That’s right, the highest authority on stamp collecting in the country is up in arms because the USPS has decided to put out a limited edition of Batman stamps to commemorate the character’s 75th anniversary.

Scientists Crack the Code on the Best Dance Moves for Men

Oct
20

Are you ready to get your dance on... with science? A recent study has discovered what kind of dancing women seem to prefer, or at least, the physical components of those funky moves.

Mulan Meets Pokemon: Watch Ash Make a 'Mon Out of You

Oct
18

In a fantastic gesture that we all needed, user EsquirebobAnimations has produced a parody of Mulan’s “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” that is indeed worth blasting off again, combining Mulan, Digimon, and Pokemon.

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Chef Researched And Developed A Human Flesh Flavored Burger For The New Season of 'Walking Dead'

Oct
17

If you could try human flesh, would you? What would it taste like? Are you curious enough to override your ingrained moral objection to eating that which is yourself? If you answered yes to those questions then the only questions left for you to answer is, "Would you like that in a hamburger?" That's right, chef Jim Thomlinson of London Mess has created a hamburger that he claims tastes like human flesh.

Watch 2 Minutes of Classic Movies Scenes, Recreated with LEGO

Oct
16

Classic movies and stop-motion animation collide in this video created to promote the book Brick Flicks: 60 Cult Movie Scenes & Posters Made from Lego. Watch scenes from everything from The Wizard of Oz to Pulp Fiction recreated with those colorful little bricks.

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6 Scientific Advances That Could Make You A Superhero, Or Villain

Oct
15

You've already been born, so being a solar powered alien is out of the question. Radiation has so far disappointingly failed to give anyone superhuman abilities, unless we're going to start counting painful death as a superpower. Luckily the unbounded forward march of science has you covered. Want to live in your underwater fortress with your robot army, we've got you covered! Use these technologies at your discretion. I look forward to reveling in your victories/ cowering in fear at your tyrannical reign!

NYCC Beats Out San Diego to Become the Biggest Pop Culture Convention in North America

Oct
14

Wow! New York Comic Con has just surpassed Comic-Con International's San Diego event to become the largest pop culture convention in North America. ReedPOP, the organization that puts on NYCC, reports that this year's con attracted a record setting 151,000 unique attendees.

Red Bull Probably Owes You $10, Here's How to Claim It

Oct
13

If you've had a Red Bull in the past 12 years, and haven't spontaneously sprouted wings, you've got a little cash coming your way. Apparently, Red Bull is in a bit of legal trouble after being accused of misrepresenting what exactly their drink does for you (energy or something?).

6 Tips For Creating A Villain You Can't Stop Thinking About

Oct
11

It's a staple of narrative thought that a hero is only as good as his villain. In fact there are many people out there who would say that villains are more often the most interesting characters in a story. It's also true that it's very easy to create a villain who is an obstacle more than a character. No matter how much trouble he causes the hero, and no matter how many henchmen he kills in a fit of pique, he'll be nothing but a collection of moments, not a real character. He won't stand on his own. Just like you should be able to tell a good story about your hero without a villain directly opposing him, your villain should be able to stand on his own without a hero opposing him.

Add A Little Epic To Your Neighborhood By Rendering It As A Tolkien-esque Fantasy Map

Oct
06

That's right, Mapsburgh will render your neighborhood or city as a fantasy map, complete with dragons for airports and creaking sailing vessels for ports. You also have the option of having your section of town rendered as a hand-cut paper map on a colored card stock. For extra fun pull out your fantasty map when walking down to the pub with friends and declare the whole outing a quest. Perhaps for a little extra money you can hide clues and riddles within the map National Treasure style and give it to an adventurous friend. Lord knows I had friends in high school who would have jumped at that little piece of adventure.

Aubrey Plaza Will Be Grumpy Cat in an Upcoming Live-Action Movie

Sep
18

Whether Grumpy Cat needs a movie at all is still open to debate, but at the very least, they managed to cast the perfect voice for the role. According to a new report, Aubrey Plaza is set to play the irritable feline in an upcoming Lifetime movie (yeah, that Lifetime) called Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever.

Prepare Yourselves, Surge Soda is Back

Sep
15

Holy crap, Surge is coming back. Be still my beating heart... you will need the rest. For many of us growing up in the 90s, Surge was the go-to beverage for a heavy caffeine fix, that was, before Mountain Dew battered it into an untimely death in 2002. Luckily for all of us whose brains still crave that strange, chemically-enhanced taste though, Surge is back on the market.

Guy Dressed in Pokemon Clothes (And Carrying a Poke-Plushie) Jumps the White House Fence

Sep
11

Someone really wanted to challenge President Obama to a Pokemon battle. Earlier today, a man dressed in a Pikachu hat and shirt, and holding a stuffed Pokemon toy, jumped the White House fence and made a ru for it. He obviously didn't make it far before he was apprehended by Secret Service agents, although the White House went into a temporary lockdown anyways, just in case Team Rocket was lurking about.

Watch Real-Life Sonic the Hedgehog Outrun a Train

Sep
10

It's a guy dressed as sonic vs the Dublin public transit system, who will win? Probably the people on that train who got to watch some blue dude try to outrun their morning commute.

Another Gadget We Never Asked For: Apple Watch Reactions

Sep
09

It's become a bit of a tradition for a lot of people to watch the keynote addresses from Apple that occur once every couple months, looking for the newest announcements from the innovative tech company. With today's event, Apple has officially announced the iPhone 6, but more importantly, they also announced the Apple Watch. Something that no one really wanted.

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