Category: Rampant Geekery

I Wonder if Male Dung Beetles Ask for Directions?

I Wonder if Male Dung Beetles Ask for Directions?

| January 26, 2013 | 2 Replies

Have you ever gotten turned around, without a map or handy GPS, and had to use the stars to navigate? Well, congratulations, you are the equal of the mighty dung beetle, which can not only use the Sun and Moon to get around smartly but also the Milky Way itself. They may be down in […]

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Megan Fox, ‘Squatch Hunter?

Megan Fox, ‘Squatch Hunter?

| January 17, 2013 | 1 Reply

The hidden treasure in this story is not that Megan Fox is delightfully strange, oh no. It’s that she could, if the stars align correctly, make the greatest show currently on television completely awesome. Bigfoot, Leprechauns and the Loch Ness Monster are all real, according to Megan Fox. The Hollywood bombshell opened up about the […]

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It’s No “Turkey’s Away”, but At Least You Know…

It’s No “Turkey’s Away”, but At Least You Know…

| January 17, 2013 | Reply

I’m not sure he intended this, but I’m finding Randall Munroe’s weekly “What If” articles more interesting than his regular comics. This week’s article, on if you can cook a steak by dropping it from a great height is not just interesting (in a “hey, you can win a bar bet from this” sort of […]

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Wil Wheaton, the Geek Who Hates

Wil Wheaton, the Geek Who Hates

| August 4, 2012 | 28 Replies

I figure we’ve eaten up a lot of bytes over the story of how Chick-Fil-A has become a symbol of all that is evil in America, how every last franchise should be burned to the ground, how its employees should be harassed as they go about their duties, and how the poisonous hate-chicken should be […]

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Happy Pi Day, 2012

Happy Pi Day, 2012

| March 14, 2012 | 1 Reply

Yes, folks, the time has come to celebrate our favorite mathematical constant, a number that is both transcendental and irrational, the number that you can calculate by using only Fibonacci numbers (another mathematical constant!). Today is Pi Day! If you are a math geek, you have probably passed out right now from the sheer joy […]

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Rawr! It's a New Operating System!

Rawr! It's a New Operating System!

| February 16, 2012 | 1 Reply

Awwww, such a pretty kitty! It’s only been seven months since Apple launched Mac OS 10.7 Lion, but the company isn’t sitting still: it just announced the developer preview of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, a tweaked and enhanced new version of the operating system that includes major new features like Notification Center, AirPlay mirroring, […]

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"The Hobbit" Trailer is Here! Now Sit Down and Wait.

"The Hobbit" Trailer is Here! Now Sit Down and Wait.

| December 21, 2011 | Reply

Seriously, folks. We have to wait a year for this, and we have yet to see Smaug.

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Naval…Lasers? Yes, Please and On A Battleship!

Naval…Lasers? Yes, Please and On A Battleship!

| April 15, 2011 | 1 Reply

Oh, United States Navy, you had me at “lasers” and “pirates”. The US Navy’s MLD system, designed and built by defense contractor Northrop Grumman, is a bit different in nature. The MLD is a 15 kilowatt laser specifically designed to handle the pitch and roll of a ship deck without losing track of its target. […]

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Happy Pi Day, 2011!

Happy Pi Day, 2011!

| March 14, 2011 | 1 Reply

Looking back at my archives, I’ve found that I have celebrated every Pi Day since 2008. I’m not sure what that says about me, save that there can be no doubt that I am a ginormous geek. Still, if you have to celebrate a silly holiday, why not celebrate the one that comes with a […]

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Here is Alcohol You Can Admire

Here is Alcohol You Can Admire

| December 20, 2010 | 1 Reply

Someone get this to Stephen Green, stat! If you have often wondered what exactly lies within the various concoctions that make our favourite alcoholic drinks, then here is your answer. These incredible pictures show popular cocktails magnified up to 1,000 times under a high-tech laboratory microscope. Produced by U.S. firm Bevshots, they reveal the incredible […]

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