My new Wikipedia list obsession: List of people who have mysteriously disappeared. Some of the "mysteries" are not as mysterious as you might hope (some Romans and ancient Gauls who disappeared in the midst of war, for instance) but the list goes back to 71 BC and there's enough interesting entries to warrant some high-quality time suck.
The JPG image format debuted in 1992. What happens if you tasked an everyday computer of that era to show one? To quote Carl Sagan, "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." Jump to 19:45 in the video if it doesn't start there. I found this… READ THE REST
The classic UK political sit-comYes, Prime Minister contains an amazing joke, famously defining the nation by newspapers readerships. HACKER: Don't tell me about the press. I know exactly who reads the papers. The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country. The Guardian is read by people who think they ought… READ THE REST
Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam spent decades in prison after being found guilty of the assassination of Malcolm X on February 21, 1965 in Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom. It's expected that tomorrow their convictions will be tossed. Aziz was released from prison in 1985 and is now 83 years old. Islam, who got out two… READ THE REST
Run out of things to do with the family? Because you all went through your activity book during quarantine, you're probably doing literally anything to kill time these days (especially since COVID restrictions are still being upheld by the world's finest and brightest). No sweat, we've got a new hobby for you and the whole… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Set yourself up for the new year by treating yourself to learning. When you learn a new language, you can go see the world and interact with new cultures. It also… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. This Black Friday, gamers are likely going for new consoles, peripherals, gaming chairs, and other gear that will optimize their gaming experience. If you're separating yourself from the pack and wish… READ THE REST