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Hollywood's Top 15 Geekiest Dads

By Becky FerreiraJune 10, 2014
The demands of parenthood are bound to cut into the free time of even the most devoted geek, but that doesn't mean all things nerdy are off the changing table. Just take a dude like David Tennant, who effortlessly locks down the brainiest roles while also raising three littl More  →
Hollywood's Top 15 Geekiest Dads

Hollywood's Kindest Geeks

By Becky FerreiraJune 4, 2014
Apex geek Neil deGrasse Tyson has often stated that his basic life philosophy is "to know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others." It does seem that curiosity and generosity often go hand in hand, and we will be providing 15 examp More  →
Hollywood's Kindest Geeks

We Want to See These Writers Retell Classic Books!

By Becky FerreiraMay 29, 2014
Have you noticed all the modern retellings of classic books floating around the zeitgeist these days? From Maleficent to Cinder to Wicked, it seems as if contemporary storytellers can't get enough of giving the literary canon a 21st Century makeover. It got us thinking More  →
We Want to See These Writers Retell Classic Books!

Our Top 10 Favorite Astronauts of All Time

By Becky FerreiraMay 27, 2014
Astronauts have the coolest job on the planet...or rather, OFF it. Picking out only 10 favorites in all of space history is really tricky business, and plenty of amazing men and women were edged out (like pioneer Ed White, pictured here enjoying the first ever American space More  →
Our Top 10 Favorite Astronauts of All Time

Frozen Gets a Tim Burton Makeover!

By Becky FerreiraMay 21, 2014
The viral video "If FROZEN Was a Horror Movie" is the latest fan tribute to have totally taken over the Internet. Well, we at MindHut think we know what the next big thing is—artist Yoko's amazing re-imagining of Frozen as a Tim Burton movie! These 7 adorably creepy render More  →
Frozen Gets a Tim Burton Makeover!

Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories as Musicals

By Becky FerreiraMay 20, 2014
Have you heard of Doctor Whosical? It's a fan-made musical about everyone's favorite inter-dimensional time lord, and it proves that scifi/fantasy stories are tailor-made for musical adaptation. Packed with bold characters, imaginative settings, and timeless themes, these ge More  →
Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories as Musicals

The 15 Most Shameless Flirts in History

By Becky FerreiraMay 15, 2014
Flirting is as old as the human race—in fact without it, there would be no human race. It's no surprise, then, that some of the most beloved historical figures of all time moonlighted as shameless flirts. For example, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony, who share fi More  →
The 15 Most Shameless Flirts in History

Animals That Evolved from Crazy-Different Ancestors

By Becky FerreiraMay 12, 2014
A few weeks back, scientists discovered an ancient shark fossil that challenges the conventional wisdom that evolution basically left the shark family alone. It turns out that these apex predators hit upon the broad strokes of their design early, but more subtle advances—l More  →
Animals That Evolved from Crazy-Different Ancestors

The Real Historical Events That Inspired Game of Thrones

By Becky FerreiraMay 7, 2014
The fourth season of Game of Thrones is hitting its stride, and the episodes are just as tumultuous as we've come to expect. But you know what makes Westeros look like nursery school? REAL HISTORY. George R. R. Martin is a self-confessed history buff and has repeatedly encou More  →
The Real Historical Events That Inspired Game of Thrones

Cool Art Inspired By Classic Literature

By Becky FerreiraApril 30, 2014
There's nothing better than curling up with a classic book to discover what all the fuss is about. Tales that have stood the test of time can inspire artwork centuries after they were first penned—like this stunning portrait of Hamlet's Ophelia from Studio-1901. Jump into More  →
Cool Art Inspired By Classic Literature
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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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