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Recreational Activities You Need to Have a Death Wish to Do

Recreational Activities You Need to Have a Death Wish to Do

By Tim ButcherJuly 31, 2014
One thing the nerd community isn’t best known for is its fondness for sport. But can anyone blame us? The world of sport is dangerous! It's physically demanding, psychologically stressful–some of the worst ones even involve the risk of death! Seriously–check out this list of ... More  →
The Most Amazing POV Videos on the Internet

The Most Amazing POV Videos on the Internet

By Tim ButcherJuly 16, 2014
We don’t know anybody who doesn’t like a good POV video. Maybe it’s the way they put you straight into the action­—as if you’re seeing it unfold with your own eyes. Maybe it’s the way they give filmmakers the opportunity to come up with all ... More  →

The Craziest Stunts Used to Promote Movies

By Tim ButcherJuly 8, 2014
If you were in Phoenix last Thursday and in need of a ride, you had the chance to get picked up by none other than Optimus Prime himself. The ride sharing service Uber got their hands on the articulated truck used in Transformers: Age of Extinction ... More  →
The Craziest Stunts Used to Promote Movies

Great Concept, Disappointing Movie

By Tim ButcherJune 24, 2014
Some movie concepts are so great that you imagine there’s no way they can mess it up. You see the trailer, get all excited and think “yes! I definitely have to catch that!” Then, six months later, you do catch it, and it’s all just ... More  →
Great Concept, Disappointing Movie

Toys That Need an Egalitarian Makeover

By Tim ButcherJune 23, 2014
Those of you who keep your ear to the ground when it comes to all things toy will have been as happy as we were recently when Lego released a line of female scientist figures. "Right on!", we cheered, "About time the decades-old patriarchy of ... More  →
Toys That Need an Egalitarian Makeover

The Best Sci-fi Movies with a Social Message

By Tim ButcherJune 17, 2014
Sci-fi is simple. Just a load of special effects and cool sounds—the cinematic equivalent of a theme park ride. No deeper meanings to find. Right? Wrong! As we’re sure you’re all aware, some of the best sci-fi is not only super entertaining, it also has ... More  →
The Best Sci-fi Movies with a Social Message

The World's Riskiest Tourist Attractions

By Tim ButcherJune 12, 2014
There were dramatic scenes at the Willis Tower in Chicago recently when the glass floor of its famous SkyDeck Ledge appeared to crack as a family of tourists stood on it taking pictures. The whole place was evacuated after shattering sounds were heard and lines ... More  →
The World's Riskiest Tourist Attractions

The Best "Gritty" Sci-fi Movies of all Time

By Tim ButcherMay 30, 2014
When we think of technology in sci-fi, we often think of neat, pristine-looking gadgets that apparently run on magic. We think of utopian worlds populated by flying cars and energy sources that never run out. And while that’s all well and good, sometimes it’s fun ... More  →
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