Sean Mccourt

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The History Of Beer Pong

<i>Today: The hazy history of America's favorite drinking game.</i><p>If you've ever been to a college campus, football tailgate, or high school house party, chances are you've been exposed to the widely known game known as Beer Pong -- also known in some places as "Beirut."<p>For those uninitiated, beer pong …

Alcohol

NASA Is Making History With Laser Communication in Space

NASA made history in early October by beaming a four-inch, data-packed laser the 239,000 miles between Earth and a spacecraft orbiting the Moon. …

You may not be old enough to remember but there was a time when TV consisted only of poorly written soaps, documentaries and the news, with a …

Television (India)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History of the Trapper Keeper

Mental Floss put up an interesting article about the history of the Trapper Keeper, which is right up there with Lisa Frank stickers in terms of …

Advertising Industry

Religion At Time Magazine: Henry Luce's Influence And The Religious Leaders Who Made The Iconic Cover

If one were to gauge influence by the number of Time Magazine covers, Pope John Paul II is the most important religious figure in the publication's history; having graced the cover over 15 times.<p>Religion and spirituality are featured prominently in a new book titled <i>Inside the Red Border</i> that …

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

Whether in their inadvertently brilliant reflections on gender politics or in their seemingly simple but profound questions about how the world works, kids have a singular way of stripping the most complex of cultural phenomena down to their bare essence, forcing us to reexamine our layers of …

Religion vs. Humanism: Isaac Asimov on Science and Spirituality

Science and religion have a long history of friction as diametric opposites. But some of humanity’s greatest minds have found in science itself a rich source of spirituality, from Albert Einstein’s meditation on whether scientists pray to Richard Feynman’s ode to the universe to Carl Sagan on the …

The Quick and Dirty History of Sexting

30,000 B.C.: Paleolithic Cave Paintings<p>1150 A.D.: Carrier Pigeons<p>1909 A.D.: James Joyce<p>1948 A.D.: The Instant Camera<p>1970 A.D.: The Pocket …

The History of 'Weekend Update' Anchors on 'SNL'

When you tune in to the season premiere of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> on Sept. 28, "Weekend Update" will have a new face at its news desk: Cecily Strong.<p>The …

University of Michigan

3-D Printed Splint Saves Baby's Life

It’s hard to imagine something so simple could save a child’s life. But that’s exactly what this small device built on 3-D printer did. University of …