• A Concise History of Presidential Attack Ads

    A Concise History of Presidential Attack Ads

    Politicians have been saying/writing nasty things about each other since the earliest days of the American republic.  When television was invented, it made it that much easier for those seeking elected office to propagate negative attacks on their opponents.  Currently, we find ourselves in the midst...

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  • The Best (and Worst) Martians in Movie History

    The Best (and Worst) Martians in Movie History

    Mars, our nearest galactic neighbor, has fascinated mankind for thousands of years.  Something about the tangibility, yet distance of the red planet makes it an enduring mystery in our culture.  It is no surprise then that Martians have been a major part of science fiction movies since the turn of...

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  • The Most Incredible Asteroid Impacts in History

    The Most Incredible Asteroid Impacts in History

    Last week an asteroid passed by Earth within the Moon’s orbit, thus making it the closest asteroid visit in decades.  This event caused a lot of buzz about possible asteroid impacts.  Earth actually has a long history of such impacts.  Most of them have been very small, often burning up in the...

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  • The Best Captains In Science Fiction

    The Best Captains In Science Fiction

    The science fiction genre is populated with strong-willed commanders who captain their respective vessels across the cosmos.  Everyone has their favorite, and that is why we have compiled a list of some of the best captains in sci-fi movies and TV.  Prepare to get beamed up…with the best captains...

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  • 7 Incredibly Creepy Childrens’ Movies

    7 Incredibly Creepy Childrens’ Movies

    We all remember certain movies we used to watch as kids that freaked us out.  A lot of times, these movies weren’t horror films at all, but rather aimed specifically at kids.  Sometimes kids movies can be downright frightening.  whether this is because of the actors chosen, or certain story...

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  • The Many Faces Of Bigfoot

    The Many Faces Of Bigfoot

    Cryptozoology is the study of creatures that have not yet been proven to exist by science, like the Loch Ness Monster, for example. For decades now, America has been fascinated by one mythical creature in particular: Bigfoot.  While many may think of Bigfoot as an American phenomenon, the notion of...

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  • 7 Animals that Went to Space

    7 Animals that Went to Space

    Most people are vaguely aware that NASA would send animals into space during the early days of the space program, but the specific animals themselves are often glossed over in history books. In fact, since the 1940’s, many countries have sent hundreds of animals into space. From insects to frogs to...

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  • The Fightenest Politicians in American History

    The Fightenest Politicians in American History

    The 2012 presidential election is over a year away, but it is already shaping up to be a nasty one.  Even the casual observer can tell that the level of acrimony in our modern political dialogue is sickening.  But what many people tend to forget is that America has a long history of bellicose political...

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  • 10 Underrated Robots in Film History

    10 Underrated Robots in Film History

    Robots are everywhere in film, and everyone has their favorites: R2-D2, Johnny 5, GORT. But all too often, some really great movie robots get forgotten, or perhaps they just don’t get the celebration they deserve. That is why we’ve compiled a list of ten underrated robots in film history...

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  • Animals That Were Found in Weird Places

    Animals That Were Found in Weird Places

    Everyone loves animals.  That is, of course, until a strange one pops up in an unexpected place.  When this happens, people are befuddled, curious, and perhaps in very real danger of being mauled to death, and in light of this week’s Hurrican Irene-Brooklyn-python fiasco, here is are some unique...

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