Jerry Seinfeld has a funny bit (below) in which he reveals the absurdity of giving the finger: "Someone shows me one of their fingers, and I'm supposed to feel bad." Of course, it isn't just any finger—it's THE finger! And in the video above, we learn the fascinating history of why this particular gesture is such a potent insult.
Nick Alfieri was born in Oregon but plays professional football in Germany for the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns. When he's not playing football, he's busy cranking out viral videos pointing out the cultural differences between Germany and the United States on YouTube as NALF. His latest one is in English (spoken like German) and has subtitles… READ THE REST
Try explaining something difficult or complex using only the most common thousand—sorry, ten hundred—words. The Up-Goer Five Text Editor isn't a new idea (here's a MacOS app from 2016) but now it's on the web. Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words? It's not very easy. Type in… READ THE REST
Disney is prone to take liberties with stories whenever they feel like it. When they aren't undermining decades of meticulous characterization to have formerly serious Marvel characters quip about Beyonce ad-nauseam, Disney will find time to come to your homeland and appropriate the crap of it. There isn't a culture in existence that Disney can't… READ THE REST
Is your haggard old laptop on its last knees? Maybe it's time for an upgrade. Or perhaps you just need a trusty device to browse your favorite website while traveling. During our Refurbished Event, which runs from September 17 to 30, you can get your hands on a 2014 MacBook Air for just $295, and it even… READ THE REST
A standard lighter can give out in the wind, run out of lighter fluid, and burn your finger with the flint wheel. Sounds like a lot of obstacles and inconveniences just to get a flame going. The Slimline is changing the game for the traditional lighter and finally making way for a modern-efficient lighter that'll make your life much… READ THE REST
When you've got money, you make a deposit at the bank. When you have a stack of important files, you stick them in a file cabinet. But what about your tiniest valuables — you can't just store them in your pocket or your bathroom drawer, as they'll easily get lost or overlooked. And considering the fact… READ THE REST