Apr 082014
 
Playing The World’s Biggest Tetris Game

Tetris is a world famous cultural icon. That’s what inspired Drexel University professor Frank Lee to use the lights of a Philadelphia skyscraper to recreate the game on the largest light projection ever. He actually broke a world record by creating the largest video game ‘screen’ in the world, reports The New York Times

 


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Dec 292013
 
Etch A Sketch Inventor Tribute

Many famous personalities, celebrities, and musicians passed in 2013.

André Cassagnes, the inventor of the iconic Etch A Sketch drawing toy, is one of the lesser known people who left our world this year.  

The New York Times honors the man and his invention in this mesmerizing animation

 


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Dec 192013
 
The Incredible Physics of Ants

Ants are truly amazing creatures. 

The tiny bugs may seem simple enough, but, as The New York Times demonstrates in this new viral video, they are far from it. 

When researchers ‘pour’ fire ants from a funnel, the mass of insects act as a liquid. But when scientists softly smash a ball of ants, the mass spring back as if a solid like rubber.

 


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Nov 122013
 
New York Times Animation Explains How Pumpkin Spice Lattes Are Made With No Actual Pumpkin Anymore

As the web has seen before, pumpkins seem to invade every coffee shop and bakery every November. 

But, The New York Times explains in this new animation that all those yummy pumpkin drinks and baked goods contain less and less actual pumpkin than ever. 

So why do we all seem to buy at least one pumpkin spiced latte or doughnut every year.

It seems we can’t help but fall for the classic marketing trick McDonalds has mastered so well with their McRib.

We simply can’t resist a limited time offer. 

 


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