He Will, He Will Rock You

The “he” being Brian May of Queen. The “rock” being space rocks, or asteroids. Brian May is the lead guitarist of Queen, a position he has held for more than 40 years. But right before the band came together to produce classic songs like “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” […]

Four Fancy and Flatulent Films

What do the following otherwise high-minded, and Oscar-winning, movies have in common? Against all odds, a memorable scene involving farts. The Usual Suspects The plot: a bunch of career criminals meet up at a police lineup and plot a heist. During the lineup, they’re all told to read a line by a police officer, but […]

Your Weird Robot News Roundup

Familiarize yourself with some of the latest and greatest developments in robot technology…before the robots take over. Christmas-Bot Hang Chu is working toward his Ph.D. in robotics at the University of Toronto. He’s especially keen on the relationship between robots and music, as he thinks it speaks volumes on how robots absorb and interpret the […]

From the Olympics to the Multiplex

What does an athlete do after the Olympics are over? They become movie stars…or at least try. Kurt Thomas… competed in gymnastics, a sport for which the Olympics are the epitome. After winning multiple medals at the World Championships in 1978 and 1979, Thomas was primed for Olympic gold…but didn’t get the chance. The U.S. […]

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