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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

10 Unbelievable Thanksgiving Day Parade Disasters!

By Steven RomanoNovember 24, 2014
Who doesn’t love the magic and wonder of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: The floats, Al Roker at his quip A-game... and the whining blare of ambulances amid terrified screams. Joyous occasions certainly don’t stop chaos from sewing a little of what it does best, ha More  →
10 Unbelievable Thanksgiving Day Parade Disasters!

5 Successful Real Life Imitations of Video Games

By Steven RomanoNovember 19, 2014
It was probably at an upscale soirée surrounded by admirers when Oscar Wilde famously uttered that life imitates art. If he were still alive today—oh man, couldn't you imagine?!—he’d doubtless say the same about video games. Since childhood we’ve dreamed about seeing our favorite games ... More  →
5 Successful Real Life Imitations of Video Games
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5 Reasons Why the "Batman" TV Series is Better Than The Films

By Steven RomanoNovember 12, 2014
The great thing about the Batman franchise, besides being an unstoppable pop culture force that grows stronger with age, is that with so many film and TV iterations throughout the decades, everybody has his or her personal favorite. Some prefer the robust flavor and gritty ... More  →
5 Reasons Why the "Batman" TV Series is Better Than The Films
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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