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Meet the human lie detector who only uses his power for good

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Widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on lying and deception, Dr Paul Ekman has spent virtually his entire adult life learning the various idiosyncrasies displayed by humans when they’re mid-whopper. As a result of his years of study into this highly specific subject Ekman is basically a human-shaped lie detector. A skill Ekman has rather adorably endeavoured to only use for good. 

Marching Bands Are Pretty Badass

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We’re assuming that, like us, most everyone reading this gleaned the majority of what they know about marching bands from that girl in the American Pie movies and that one episode of Spongebob. Which is a shame, because if you look into it even just a little bit, it becomes apparent that marching bands and the people in them are all kinds of hardcore. 

The duel so vicious it put people off using swords for good

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Back in the early 18th century when duelling was all the rage the weapon of choice for most honor-conscious gentlemen was a very pointy sword. This all changed though when an Irish playwright called Richard Brinsley Sheridan fought a duel so bloody and vicious it made everyone suddenly decided to start using pistols instead.

Everyone is Scared of Deadpool

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With the Deadpool movie right around the corner, interest in the merc with a mouth has never been higher, so today we’re going to talk about how most every hero and villain in the Marvel universe is afraid of fighting Deadpool because he’s just that much of an unpredictable badass. 

How TIVO played the long game to screw over advertisers

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Ever since the TIVO first launched in the early 2000’s, a feature users endlessly requested to be implemented in future iterations of the device was the ability to skip the shit out of ads. A feature as it turns out engineers could have easily implemented in like 10 minutes, but actively chose not to in order to earn the trust of broadcasters.