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I used to love playing Monopoly®. While we generally followed the rules, we did make a few changes. One of them being a pot of money in the center of …Parking
Have you ever gotten all excited to make a grilled cheese and then...your cheese just doesn't melt? Or maybe it breaks, separating into a tough, stringy mass surrounded by a pool of oil? Yup, it's a crappy feeling. Luckily, there are ways to know what you're getting into before that happens. Science …Cheese
Crimson Skies fantasy meets reality
Consider it a technology tragedy of World War II. Designed in the 1930s by legendary carmaker Ettore Bugatti, the 100p Bugatti was a propeller-driven passenger plane that in theory boasted a speed of 500 mph. Abandoned as the war began, the incomplete plane was …Airplanes
Thanks for J. R. R. Tolkien for the title; it comes from a poem he wrote for The Lord of the Rings. I’ve been traveling a bit lately, so it was with …J. R. R. Tolkien
If there is one thing architectural writers pride themselves on more than anything else, it is the art of categorization. They revel in the distillation of a studio’s burgeoning portfolio down to the telltale signs of modernism, postmodernism, deconstructivism, or high-tech: few contemporary …Architecture
CNN Money investigates the crazed market for the video games of yore, fueled by the likes of RetroLiberty, a YouTube channel about finding vintage video games at swap meets or parking lot deals, and Videogamesnewyork, a shop specializing in vintage game gear from the last century.
From CNN …Gaming Consoles
Shenzhen, China-based artist RLoN Wang is back with more intricate illustrations that burst with color and life. Since we last shared his work a year ago, Wang has branched out from more understated portraits of animals to vibrant illustrations jam-packed with wild beasts, mythical creatures, and …Drawing
Canadian DJ Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) recently revealed his Lamborghini Huracan with a Nyan Cat wrap. Deadmau5 did a similar transformation to …Deadmau5
The other day I received two letters in the mail. One clearly was junk, so I promptly tossed it into the recycling. The other, though, was …San Francisco Bay Area
They say good things come in small packages. To that, I’ll add that they also come in 8-bits.
From the days of the Magnavox Odyssey (yes, I owned …Nintendo
The latest wacky Vegas wedding has couples tying the quantum physics knot—and rethinking what it means to truly be coupled.
A Las Vegas hotel is experimenting with a different kind of marriage ceremony: Instead of hiring a justice of the peace, you can now be married by the power of quantum …Quantum Mechanics
In the space of a single month Redwood City approved two building projects for its downtown: one at 601 Marshall Street (by the Planning Commission, …San Francisco Bay Area
Recently I noticed a pair of articles about the old Century Park 12 theater property on East Bayshore Road (on the northeast side of 101, near …San Francisco Bay Area
Warm-weather nuptials calls for bright colors — so skip the white wedding cake in favor of something more festive!Weddings
Our experts at Style Me Pretty roundup the best bedazzled wedding dresses to wear on your wedding day.Dresses
LA is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world, so it should come as no surprise that the city offers some really great places around …Air Force One
Sometimes, all it takes for a little dog's size to match his big personality is a change of perspective.
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Cheating is for winners.
If you were lucky enough to grow up in the ’80s, then you probably remember Nintendo’s Power Pad.
Not everyone had it, but everyone remembers it.
Most kids used it to play “World Class Track Meet” with their friends and family…
“Now you’re playing with BODY power!”
…and some may …Nintendo
Groundbreaking surgery in China sees factory worker’s hand then successfully re-attached to his wrist
Surgeons in China have restored the use of a hand severed in an industrial accident by grafting it onto a man’s ankle for a month before re-attaching it to his arm.
The groundbreaking surgery was …Asia
This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.
Everyone feels something when they’re in a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see this:
Some people stick with the traditional—feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale of the universe. …Aliens
There seems to be something special about the number 601 here in Redwood City. Given its height, its hard to miss the 196-unit, 8-story “Marston” …Architecture
The traditional American arcade may have died out, but two designers have paid homage to a vital part of video game history through a series of illustrations. Michael Mateyko and Hans Thiessen are collectively Komboh, a design and illustration firm based in Calgary, Canada. In addition to "paying …Drawing
What is the maximum weight of books LiliLite can hold? The LiliLite can be safely used with 5 kg of books on it.
The Floating Record is a high-performance turntable that plays your records vertically through built-in, dynamic, full-range stereo speakers (or via …
I maintain a list of topics to write about that I consult almost every week. For quite some time now I’ve been avoiding a topic on that list because …Drinking
Everyone needs a hero in their life. For books, it’s the Book & Hero and the Supershelf, a clever bookend and floating shelf that each makes it look like books are being “saved” by a superhero. These whimsical metal creations are the handiwork of Israel-based design studio Artori Design.
Each bookend …
Redwood City’s award-winning Downtown Precise Plan (DTPP) is a lengthy, highly detailed presentation of our leadership’s vision for the city we call …San Francisco Bay Area
Ever since he was a kid, Adam Senatori dreamed of being a pilot.
After fulfilling that dream by becoming a commercial airline captain, Senatori was unfortunately laid off and forced to take a buyout. Faced with a new challenge, Adam looked for other opportunities and began making the …Art