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8 Prehistoric Mammals That Are Beyond Bizarre

8 Prehistoric Mammals That Are Beyond Bizarre

By Steven RomanoJanuary 29, 2015
Maybe it’s the modern-minded bias talking, but compared to today, prehistory had some freakishly weird fauna running around alongside all those woolly whatnots and sabertooth something-or-others. How strange are we talking here? Read on to discover eight prehistoric mam More  →

The 15 Greatest Video Game Sequels

By Steven RomanoJanuary 23, 2015
The common thread unifying history’s most critically acclaimed video games is the large shadow that they tend to cast, oftentimes leaving sequels more neglected and alone than a middle child. So if there’s anything rarer than a game worth the price of admission, it’ More  →
The 15 Greatest Video Game Sequels

15 Robots We Wish Were Our Best Buddies

By Steven RomanoJanuary 16, 2015
Sure, they promise to be your “friend for life,” but humans by virtue are nothing more than flighty meatbags, destined to disappoint you at a moment’s notice. So why keep such miserable company when robots make far superior chums, pretty much programmed to like you More  →
15 Robots We Wish Were Our Best Buddies

The 5 Geekiest Parkour and Freerunning Videos

By Steven RomanoJanuary 13, 2015
It’s not a widely known fact, but running to and fro plays a large part in a geek’s life; fast feet, after all, guarantee the best spot in line at signings and movie premieres. And with the surging popularity of non-contact sports—our favorite kind for ... More  →
The 5 Geekiest Parkour and Freerunning Videos
We Look Back at the Greatest Geeky Events of 2014!

We Look Back at the Greatest Geeky Events of 2014!

By Steven RomanoDecember 22, 2014
Well it looks like 2014 whizzed by faster than the Flash with a post-Taco Bell case of the runs, and pretty soon we'll be counting down to a whole new year! We don't need to remind you that there's tons to look forward to in 2015 where geek culture's concerned (Star Wars More  →
5 Utterly Creepy Christmas Cartoons

5 Utterly Creepy Christmas Cartoons

By Steven RomanoDecember 22, 2014
Usually all the weirdness, creepiness, and general nightmare fuel associated with Halloween takes a hike once the holiday's over, yet for animators during those olden censorship-free days, the frights didn't stop—even during Christmas! From demonic snowmen to darkly humorous musings on the inevitability of death, ... More  →

The Origins of Popular Christmas Traditions and Symbols

By Steven RomanoDecember 16, 2014
Since childhood we’ve been told—mostly by TV specials and songs—that Christmas commemorates the birth of the Christ Child on (supposedly, granted) December 25th. Okay, sure, that explains why we celebrate the holiday, but how do Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and gi More  →
The Origins of Popular Christmas Traditions and Symbols

8 Must-Have Toys That Brought Out the Worst in People

By Steven RomanoDecember 10, 2014
There’s a disease far more infectious than influenza to worry about during the holiday season, capable of turning mild-mannered folks into monsters. Experts dub the phenomenon affluenza, or shopping fever, or as the Bernstein Bears so adorably coined it, the “galloping g More  →
8 Must-Have Toys That Brought Out the Worst in People

The 10 Most Terrifying Deep-Sea Creatures

By Steven RomanoDecember 8, 2014
Last week, National Geographic reported that deep-sea ecologist Bruce Robinson of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute captured live footage of an anglerfish in its natural habitat, utilizing a remotely operated vehicle to film and later dredge up the specimen for More  →
The 10 Most Terrifying Deep-Sea Creatures

The 15 Greatest Happy Meal Toys

By Steven RomanoDecember 4, 2014
It was that one shining moment in our childhood, a reward for tolerating yet another week of school and minding the sass mouth—the long-awaited trip to McDonald’s! Deep-fried delights and swan-diving into the human petri dish that is the ball pit were enough to keep even More  →
The 15 Greatest Happy Meal Toys
About the Author
Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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