Posts by Carolyn Cox

Carolyn Cox

Carolyn Cox is a writer, performer and reformed Canadian. She likes movies, bad puns, subway dance crews, and ghosts, in no particular order.

  1. Tech

    Under $100 Lamp Records and Secretly Livetweets Conversations

    Remember comedian Kyle Ayers eavesdropping on and livetweeting a couple's breakup? Hilarious, yes, but ethical... hard to say. Well, any residual paranoia New Yorkers had left over from that fiasco is about to increase 1,000 fold: the city now has secret livetweeting lamps. Quick, everyone do a room check!

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  2. Gaming

    Someone Made a Frozen Mod for Grand Theft Auto IV

    Grand Theft Auto is usually too chaotic for me to enjoy, but am I a horrible person if I get some catharsis from watching Anna and Elsa wreak destruction across Liberty City in this wicked mod? This is what happens when we as a society truly let go, guys: chaos reigns. Repression is a social construct that saves lives.

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  3. Weird

    Large Hadron Collider Umbrella: The Perfect Gift For Those Who Matter

    At a loss for what to get the CERN scientist in your life? The Science Museum Shop has got you covered with the Large Hadron Collider umbrella. As a bonus, it also doubles as shelter in the event that the LHC decides to send apocalyptic hellfire down on us all.

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  4. Weird

    Woman Attacked by Duck Sues for $275,000

    When good ducks go bad, there can be serious consequences. Thankfully, the victim in this alleged quack attack sustained minimal injuries from her scary encounter with an "agitated waterfowl"—and even her lawyer seems to think the case has become a joke.

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  5. Entertainment

    “It’s A Small World” Franchise and Peeps Movie In The Works

    "Let's do Pirates of the Caribbean, but with glockenspiels and scary dolls" is a pitch that sounded great to Disney because the "It's A Small World" ride is going to have its own movie franchise. Not weird enough for you? Good, we're getting a Peeps movie too. Yes, a film about sentient marshmallows! This is truly a magical time to be alive!

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  6. Weird

    Peep Parody of Everyone Poops Wins Marshmallow Contest

    Peeps are more than just barely-edible candy! Every year, The Washington Post holds a Peep Show contest for lovingly crafted marshmallow-based dioramas. Kate Hohman's cheeky entry, Everyone Peeps, was one of this year's top finalists.

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  7. Science

    Cats Are Too Rude for Science to Study

    Many cat owners suspect their feline companions of being secret geniuses—how else does one explain Snowball's innate superiority complex? But apparently, researchers haven't been able to appropriately examine kitty IQ yet, because cats are just not having it with this science thing.

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  8. Weird

    Meet the Man Determined to Own Every VHS Copy of Speed

    One man, countless copies of the 1994 Keanu Reeves masterpiece Speed, and quite possibly the most ambitious undertaking of our modern time: The World Speed Project.

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  9. Space

    Humans 2 Mars Summit Starts Today, Watch Live Stream Here

    The Humans 2 Mars Summit is an annual conference that, according to the gathering's Media Sponsor, was organized and hosted by Mars Inc. to "advance the goal of sending humans to Mars within the next two decades." If you couldn't make it down to D.C. for this year's event, you can watch NASA's live stream going on right now until 5 pm EST.

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  10. Tech

    Entire Village Constructed In One Day Using Giant 3D Printer

    The latest development in 3d printing? Providing shelter for the homeless or refugees displaced by natural disasters or war. A small ten-residence community of cost effective homes recently sprung up in Shanghai, and thanks to 3D printing, constructing the village only took a day.

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  11. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks 4/22

    What do a penguin being knighted, a rainbow fart cake, George R.R. Martin and a honey badger all have in common? They're together for your convenience in today's Geekolinks!

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  12. Weird

    Guys Dump Food On Their Heads For Charity [Video]

    The premise sounds like American excess combined with Kids Choice Award slime silliness, but these videos of men passively being covered by all different types of food are surprisingly emotional. And don't worry--the wasteful mess is for a good cause.

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  13. Weird

    Haagen-Dazs Japan To Debut Vegetable Ice Cream

    The Japanese branch of Haagen-Dazs wants ice cream lovers to (kind of) have their cake and eat it too. Starting May 12 the company will be rolling out their new "Spoon Vege" vegetable flavors, and if that name alone doesn't get your mouthbuds a-waterin' than perhaps their offer of free samples will.

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  14. Weird

    Brace Yourself: Powdered Alcohol Soon to Be a Thing

    Tired of having to lug bottle after bottle home from the liquor store? Palcohol, i.e. not-at-all-shady alcohol in powdered form, has been approved by the federal government and may be available soon in a water bottle/bowl of cereal/cup of coffee near you. Ron Swanson would not approve.

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  15. Science

    Study Says Scare Tactics Don’t Work In School, Take That, Trunchbull!

    This explains why potions class is so hard: a new study by the American Psychology Association says that using scare tactics to motivate students may actually lead to lower test scores.

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