How Jurassic Park’s T-Rex Paddock Attack was Created

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“Must go faster!” The T-Rex’s escape from its paddock and the ensuing attack in Jurassic Park is one of the best moments of the entire film, and one of the most iconic sequences of all time. But, it required a lot of work and ingenuity to make it come to life. Continue reading “How Jurassic Park’s T-Rex Paddock Attack was Created”

How Jurassic Park’s T-Rex Paddock Attack was Created

It Wasn’t That Bad: Episode #1 – Drop Dead Fred

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The first episode of “It Wasn’t That Bad” discusses a great movie I’ve seen dozens of times: “Drop Dead Fred,” starring Rik Mayall as an imaginary friend. Continue reading “It Wasn’t That Bad: Episode #1 – Drop Dead Fred”

It Wasn’t That Bad: Episode #1 – Drop Dead Fred

This Is How We Know Earth Isn’t Flat

This Is How We Know Earth Isnt Flat

Some conspiracy theorists think the Earth is actually flat. How can we prove that this theory is incorrect? Continue reading “This Is How We Know Earth Isn’t Flat”

This Is How We Know Earth Isn’t Flat

Why People Join Cults

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Today, there are thousands of cults around the world. Broadly speaking, a cult is a group or movement with a shared commitment to a usually extreme ideology that’s typically embodied in a charismatic leader. But what exactly differentiates cults from other groups – and why do people join them? Continue reading “Why People Join Cults”

Why People Join Cults

Eighty Years of New York City, Then and Now

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A split-screen tour of the same streets in New York City, from the nineteen-thirties and today. Continue reading “Eighty Years of New York City, Then and Now”

Eighty Years of New York City, Then and Now

Building a Working Miniature Apple II Replica

Building a Working Miniature Apple II Replica

Game developer Chris Larkin found the perfect project for the $9 CHIP computer: turning it into a mini Apple II replica that emulates the classic computer. Continue reading “Building a Working Miniature Apple II Replica”

Building a Working Miniature Apple II Replica

What Makes Things Cool?

What Makes Things Cool

Although trends might seem completely random, there are well-documented patterns to what becomes popular. A 20th century industrial designer, who created some of America’s most iconic looks, developed a theory of coolness that has been backed up by various scientific studies. Continue reading “What Makes Things Cool?”

What Makes Things Cool?