Archives for June, 2014

5 Painful GIFs from Science of Stupid

That’s right! Now with GIFs! See the pain as it was meant to be seen! This week we’ve been treated to a Science of Stupid four episode block. And boy, is there a lot of stupid. Right Seth? It’s hard to know where to begin with so much stinging science to cover. Let’s start on…

The Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret #WhereInTheWorld REVEALED!

Filled with magnificent rain forests interrupted only by patchwork orchards and fields of bananas, coconut, mango, and papaya trees, St. Lucia is rich in its natural beauty. This luscious tropical gem is one of the Lesser Antilles Windward Islands. Nestled between St. Vincent and Martinique, the island shares both French and British influences with a hint…

Influential and Famous Political Pups

The three-part series “Wonder Of Dogs” examines the roles that dogs play in human society, and how these roles have evolved and changed in strange, exciting and unexpected ways. President Harry Truman is widely thought to have said “if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” A sarcastic comment on the cutthroat nature…

Arctic Wisdom: End Times

Even for the pros, survival is precarious in Alaska’s wilderness. From dodging mountains of snow to adapting to climate change, life is never easy for the Alaskans on Life Below Zero. And with just two episodes left in the season, the Arctic survivalists are battling to make it through the winter. The ever-resilient Sue Aikens vanquishes obstacle…

6 Facts About Pogs, The 1990s’ Favorite Forgotten Game

What’s a pog? If you didn’t come of age during the 1990s, the name may not ring a bell. But for the children of the ’90s who grew up with a Cabbage Patch Kid in one hand and a Beanie Baby in the other, pogs were an important fact of life. Pogs transcended their lowly…

What’s in a Name: How to Name an Animal

On last week’s episode of The Savage Line, animal guard Cory Valdes stumbled upon a fer-de-lance, a vicious snake whose name in French, roughly translated, means “lance head.” But while most know the snake as such, it has another, slightly less memorable name: Bothrops lanceolatus. Why does a snake with such an interesting, aggressive name…

Airmen Watch “The Final Stand” at Bagram Airfield and Reflect on Past Deployments

By Senior Airman Sandra Welch More than 100 troops at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan gathered June 14, 2014 to watch Inside Combat Rescue: The Last Stand. The two-hour documentary filmed at Bagram last year highlights Air Force Security Forces, pararescuemen, and their duties at the Airfield. The pre-screening came on the same day as the Afghanistan…

Sweetest Tank on Earth?

What could be a sweeter deal for Living Color than creating a tank for Hershey’s? When this famous confection company hires the Fish Tank Kings to build a candy-themed tank for the Hershey Park in Hershey, PA, they are thrilled about the endless possibilities; but as Jose says, “This candy aquarium is turning into a…

Are You the Next Great Explorer? Expedition Granted is Here to Fund Your Dream Expedition!

Move over Indiana Jones, it’s a new day in exploration. Today, explorers can come from all backgrounds and disciplines, and Expedition Granted is here to help fund one person’s dream expedition. Whether your passion lies in art, music, food, science, or technology, there are no limits to what area you can explore. Want your shot…

Could They Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?

This week’s The Numbers Game focuses on the question Could You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?  Some people are incredibly well-prepared, like the Doomsday Preppers in the episode, and others aren’t quite so ready.  If you are part of that second group, you could learn a lot tonight, and maybe even learn how to survive in…