Video: Weird Al’s “FOIL”

I can’t help but share this. Here’s the third music video from Weird Al Yankovic’s latest album Mandatory Fun. It’s a parody of Lorde’s “Royals” called, well, “FOIL.” Yeah, it’s about aluminium foil. And it’s surprisingly relevant. You can check out Weird Al’s other videos over at his official website. He’s ... ⇒ 12:10 pm


Phrenology: The Secrets In Your Skull

Phrenology. This strange practice was common back in the 1800s, and involved using the bumps and contours of your skull to determine various personality traits and psychological tendencies. The idea was that the brain consisted of segments, each responsible for a single trait, like concentrativeness (the ability to concentrate) or ... ⇒ 8:50 am

From James Cameron's Titanic. Mostly.

Did Time Travelers Sink the Titanic?

Time travelers. They’re everywhere, everywhen. You just don’t see them. You don’t realize that the very fabric of existence is being toyed with at every moment by inconsiderate time traveling tourists. ⇒ 7:16 am

Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon

Jeremy Bentham’s Auto-Icon

When people die, what happens to their remains? Some are buried. Some are cremated. And some have their bodies put on display in universities. Wait, let’s back up a little bit. Before he died, the British philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) wrote a will that he titled Auto-Icon: or, Farther uses ... ⇒ 10:19 am

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Loch Ness Monster: The Photographic “Evidence”

By surface area, the famous Loch Ness is only the second largest loch in Scotland, and yet it contains more water than all the lakes in England and Wales put together. According to Wikipedia, it’s deepest point is 755 feet (230 m), and floating peat causes the water to become ... ⇒ 10:37 am