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6 Reasons Why Being a Grammar Nazi Isn't Cool

By Steven RomanoDecember 10, 2013
They hide within the depths of websites’ comment sections, ambushing writers and fellow commentators with snide diatribes whenever a grammatical error or misspelling is discovered. Who are these pugnacious crusaders of proper English? They’re called Grammar Nazis, and it’s likely there isn’t a soul out ... More  →
6 Reasons Why Being a Grammar Nazi Isn't Cool

7 So-Called Geeky Things That Really Aren't

By Steven RomanoDecember 6, 2013
Geek culture’s certainly come a long way in recent years, now embraced wholeheartedly by the masses. However, there remain some people who don’t quite understand what the term “geeky” quite entails, erroneously using it as a catch-all label for popular culture’s we More  →
7 So-Called Geeky Things That Really Aren't

10 Outrageously Cute Insects and Arachnids

By Steven RomanoDecember 3, 2013
Since time immemorial, insects have been called a number of derisive things: gross, hideous, creepy—the list goes on. But if people dropped their preconceived notions and took a closer look, they might just find that some bugs (and spiders) are actually gosh darn adorable. More  →
10 Outrageously Cute Insects and Arachnids

The 8 Oldest Animal Species on Earth

By Steven RomanoNovember 21, 2013
Recently a group of Bangor University researchers announced that an ocean quahog named Ming was actually 507 years old... after erroneously confirming its age to be 405 seven years prior—way to drop the ball, science! Still, there are a few species alive today whose lineag More  →
The 8 Oldest Animal Species on Earth

The 10 Greatest Primates from Fiction

By Steven RomanoNovember 20, 2013
Geek culture is a lot like America in that it’s a melting pot of various cultures (specifically zombies, Time Lords, robots, etc.) contributing to a greater whole. But in these modern times we often forget the efforts of our primitive cousins: Monkeys and apes! Since nerdo More  →
The 10 Greatest Primates from Fiction

Science Explains: 6 Common Fantasy Tropes

By Steven RomanoNovember 14, 2013
Legitimizing fantasy with scientific fact is like trying to mix oil and water: It just isn’t going to happen, bud! By it’s very definition, the genre is already stretching the limits of rationality and fact, so explaining magic would only result in a self-imposed headach More  →
Science Explains: 6 Common Fantasy Tropes

QUIZ: Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

By Steven RomanoNovember 14, 2013
If there’s anything worse than trying to eke out an existence during a real world zombie apocalypse, it’s doing so in one taking place within a movie. Ravenous hordes of the undead are nothing compared to the genre’s lethal tropes—a double whammy of certain doom. Fin More  →
QUIZ: Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

7 Severely Underrated Disney Villains

By Steven RomanoNovember 8, 2013
Ever have one of those moments when your adoration for Claude Frollo or Doctor Facilier elicits an awkward silence during discussions on Disney bad guys? We certainly know the feeling, but stinging humiliation isn’t going to inhibit us from praising our favorite unsung her More  →
7 Severely Underrated Disney Villains

10 Songs That Are Delightfully Geeky

By Steven RomanoNovember 6, 2013
When it comes to songs with a nerdy slant, we can’t help but imagine those small-time bands whose musical oeuvre consists primarily of poorly written odes to Star Wars. However, there do exist more substantial tunes from top tier groups and artists, all of them ... More  →
10 Songs That Are Delightfully Geeky

8 Animal Hybrids That Stretch the Limits of Science!

By Steven RomanoNovember 6, 2013
Ancient myth is stuffed to the gills with stories of strange creatures composed of a grab bag of parts from other animals—talk about creative imagination run amok. But sadly, composite critters like the griffin, chimera, or sphinx simply don’t exist. That’s because the More  →
8 Animal Hybrids That Stretch the Limits of Science!
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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