This Shot of Slim Pickens Is the Bomb

By Mat Honan on at

I grew up under the shadow of the spectre of nuclear war. In the 1980s, popular culture was rife with the imagery of nuclear annihilation—from The Day After, to Threads, to Smiths songs. But nothing approached Dr. Strangelove.

A Drinking Game You Play with Your iPad

By Casey Chan on at

Proof is an elegantly designed web app drinking game for the iPad that encourages you to learn something about alcohol while you're drinking alcohol. But don't think of it as a student drinking game, instead think fancy man with a glass of scotch drinking experience.

Why We Love Geeky Glasses

When Buddy Holly finally conceded to glasses, his vision was already 20-800. He had tried some of the earliest contact lenses. They became unbearable after about 10 minutes. So he got glasses. His first frames had thick plastic at the top, with a thinner, less obtrusive metal frame for the bottom half.

The First Ever Seated Ski Back Flip

By Jamie Condliffe on at

When Josh Dueck broke his back in 2004 during a skiing accident, few people thought he'd ski again. He defied expectations, though, and began using a Sit Ski — a mono-ski contraption used by paraplegics — to cruise down the slopes. That wasn't enough though, so he decided he had to attempt something a little more crazy: the first seated ski back flip.