Jan 31

This Is The Funniest Tweet We’ve Read This Week

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Jan 30

Check Out Crash Course Astronomy, A New YouTube Series From Phil Plait

Throughout the year, as Earth progresses through its orbit around the sun, one can witness stars in the night sky rise and set at different times. It's an example of an astronomical cycle visible to the naked eye, and the first of three subjects in Episode 3 of Crash Course Astronomy, a new series by Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait.

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Jan 30

The Vampire Diaries Can Still Go Straight For The Heartstrings Sometimes

The Vampire Diaries is basically doing its own version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "The Body." But thanks to some genuinely razor-sharp writing and some strong acting from Candice Accola in particular, it's still incredibly moving and effective. Just check out this crazy-intense clip from last night's episode. Spoilers...

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Jan 30

Tom Mison on What’s To Come on Sleepy Hollow

Tom MisonSleepy Hollow returned earlier in the month after its short hiatus for all new episodes. The star, Tom Mison, who plays Ichabod Crane, recently talked to the media about what fans can expect moving forward.

Mison talked to SciFi Vision about the move to make Sleepy Hollow start to be more mystery of the week and less serialized. “I’d rather welcome that change. Every writer comes to set with their episode, and when we sit around, and we have a drink after work and discuss ideas, there’s so many amazing ideas for the standalone episodes, that to give that format to that group of writers, I have absolute faith that it won’t become the dreaded monster of the week. It will be much fuller than that. There are so many great ideas from them I think we could probably easily fill another season with just what they’ve got now, let alone what they’ll have in the next few months.

“So, I think within that you can keep exploring character, rather than having to stick to following certain character acts through so ever many episodes, when the next writer might have a specific story that they want to tell, but, you know, they have to stick to something from before. I think it’ll be a welcome change.”

Jan 30

“Dragon” Dinosaur Was 50 Feet Long, Had Most Epic Neck Ever 

"Dragon" Dinosaur Was 50 Feet Long, Had Most Epic Neck Ever 

Before you get too excited on the heels of today's Game of Thrones news items, we're not talking actual fire-breathing monsters here. However, it's possible this newly discovered dinosaur species could have inspired the dragons that populate Chinese folklore.

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Jan 30

Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer

It’s trailer week… :) The official Season 5 trailer for Game of Thrones was posted earlier today on Facebook…

Jan 30

HotShot Trailer: Insurgent Super Bowl spot

In theaters March 20th, 2015, with tickets going on sale Wednesday, February 25th.

As an added bonus, each advance ticket purchase transaction for Insurgent in the first 24 hours on Fandango, MovieTickets.com, AMCTheatres.com, and Cinemark.com will receive a download of the blockbuster first installment of the Divergent franchise. In addition, Lionsgate has partnered with Fandango to offer more than 50,000 additional gifts with purchase for ticket transactions with 24-hour flash sales each following week leading up to release. Prizes include downloads from the Divergent book series, exclusive tracks from the film’s soundtrack, and more.

Jan 30

Get to the chopper!

Get to the chopper! Geologists from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory rush to board a helicopter as fountains of lava erupt in the background, in the 1984 eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. This picture was recently featured in the U.S. Geological Survey's #ThrowbackThursday series. (Photo: R.B. Moore.)

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Jan 30

“A scorpion’s anus is at the end of its tail.

"A scorpion's anus is at the end of its tail. If the tail breaks off, the scorpion can never poo again." – Ed Yong, describing a newly documented case of autotomy (i.e. self-amputation) in scorpions. If talk of collateral anus amputation doesn't make you want to read about scorpion tails, what the hell are you even doing on the Internet?

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Jan 30

Why English Changes More Slowly Today Than It Did A Thousand Years Ago

Why English Changes More Slowly Today Than It Did A Thousand Years Ago

As languages acquire new speakers, spread to new geographic areas, and mingle with other languages, they change. But is that change happening as quickly as it once did?

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Jan 30

First Supergirl villain revelation confirms a world in which Superman DOES exist

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Jan 30

It's Jena Malone vs. violent Victorian ghosts in eerie new Angelica trailer

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Jan 30

On This Week’s Archer, It’s A Bloody Great Sterling And Pam Road Trip

On This Week's Archer, It's A Bloody Great Sterling And Pam Road Trip

This week's episode, "Edie's Wedding," is all about relationships. It's also the most brutally violent ep yet in season six. Coincidence? NOPE. Some spoilers ahead!

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Jan 30

Being a spy has never looked more fun in new Kingsman: The Secret Service trailer

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Jan 30

VIDEO: Why The Hobbit can't measure up to The Lord of the Rings

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Jan 30

Have a look at 8 awesome Women of Marvel variant comic book covers

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Jan 30

This Alien Comedy Is India’s Biggest Movie Of All Time

In PK, an alien (played by Aamir Khan) shows up naked, except that he's carrying a kind of futuristic boombox. Then he meets a cute girl and... well, you can probably guess the rest. This goofy comedy from the director of 3 Idiots has just become the most successful Indian film of all time.

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Jan 30

REASON behind the meaning of life, the universe, and everything, you’re welcome

"What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything"

The answer to "what is 6 by 9" as many of us have know for quite some time that the answer is, in fact, 42!

But why? What does it mean? Is this at all helpful? Or is this a cosmic joke, as if to say that life, the universe, and everything is a cosmic joke?

You will all be pleased to know that there IS a reason! Let me explain…

First, let us analyze the math involved 6x9=42….nope doesn't work. The simple answer to that simple problem is 54.

But this is not a simple problem, not simple at all. This is meant to be as complex as the universe itself. You may wish to think of it in the same way you think of something you learn from The Oracle in The Matrix. You need to understand your choice/answer and know WHY…moving on

Let us be a bit more creative with the phrasing and say that we should really be looking at "6 times 9" as "6 nine times"

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

now list the multiplication as addition (basically what multiplying is anyway)…..

6+6+6+6+6+6+6+6+6=54 …..still not helping, huh? Well, this is where we get to the meat of the issue, and where I make a cognitive leap that may change your outlook on life, the universe, and everything.

Let us try a little experiment where we still list out the number 6 nine times, but we subtract instead of add! And, for the sake of stating the complete opposite, we will make the 6's negative as well

(-6)-(-6)-(-6)-(-6)-(-6)-(-6)-(-6)-(-6)-(-6)-(-6)-(-6)= 42….well, I think we are onto something! We have six (the opposite of 6, anyway) 9 times, and the answer is 42!

The journey is as important as the solution, as they say, so here is what I think this all means for you. This question was conceived because it had to perfectly address 3 different stipulations, three variables if you will. Life, the universe, and everything. Because these things are also pretty big problems all on their own, we are really looking for the answer to every question possible!

Back to how this helps. In order to get the answer we wanted (42), I had to apply the complete opposite of 6 times 9, or 6 9 times. That really is the answer to any question isn't it?

The REASON for the question and the answer: In order to answer any question, you simply look at the question a bit sideways, and then state the exact opposite. In Douglas Adams' fashion, this solution gives you an answer to everything, just not the answer you may have wanted, or found useful in any way.

Examples:

Q: How do you live forever?

A: Don't NOT live forever! Or don't die

Q: How do you fly?

A: Don't NOT fly! Or, stop falling

Q: How can I win the lottery every week?

A: Don't NOT win the lottery every week! Or, stop losing the lottery.

And that is my small contribution to humanity. I hope Douglas Adams would approve of such an overly complex and snarky answer.

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Jan 30

These Light Painting Videos Look Like Classic Video Games On Speed

These Light Painting Videos Look Like Classic Video Games On Speed

We've seen some amazing light paintings that make the real world look magical and surreal. But what's even cooler than a static light painting? A whole video, where beings made of pure light burst into existence and run around. Here are the most eye-popping and dazzling light-painting videos on the internet.

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Jan 30

15 hilariously bizarre sci-fi sports video games

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