The Best Museum Perks You've Probably Been Missing Out On

When most of us think of museums, we hearken back to field trips where we quietly walk through halls of elaborate, sometimes tedious exhibits. However, museums have so much more to offer that the general public may not be aware of. Here are just a few of the amazing services you can find at your local museum. » 6/04/14 2:45pm 6/04/14 2:45pm

Turn $ into Galactic Credits with the amazing Scifi Currency Converter

Want to know how many dollars Star Trek's Federation Credits, Star Wars' Galactic Credits, or Fallout's Bottle Caps are worth? What about how Harry Potter's Galleons compare to Game of Thrones' Silver Stags? Then check out this amazing Scifi Currency Converter for all your fictional money conversion needs. » 6/27/13 9:20am 6/27/13 9:20am

The way we measure box office success is completely broken

A ticket to a 3D movie can cost $15. Tickets to a Friday night showing cost $10.50 at one theater and $12 at the cineplex down the block. A seat for a matinee costs $5. That's quite the variation! But if tickets do not cost the same from time to time and from theater to theater, why measure movie success in terms of… » 2/07/12 7:00am 2/07/12 7:00am

Canadian cryptid coins are the most bad-ass currency in the history of…

Most of us are accustomed to money covered with dead historical figures and scenic historical monuments. In the Great White North, they are minting commemorative coins adorned with Québécois lake dragons and underwater panthers. If you live anywhere but Canada, your money officially sucks. » 9/19/11 11:15am 9/19/11 11:15am

The Neo-Medieval Habits of Tomorrow's Ruling Classes

In one of those quirky "lifestyles of the rich" stories, Fortune magazine recently highlighted Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg's new hobby: slaughtering animals for food. This bloody-minded pursuit has been popular among the young and privileged for years now. Though the "killing your own meat" movement is being… » 5/27/11 11:00am 5/27/11 11:00am