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Posts by Glen Tickle

Glen Tickle — Senior Editor

Glen is a writer, comedian, and gentleman living in New Jersey with his lovely wife, beautiful daughter, and dog, Elvis Costello. The dog's name is Elvis Costello. Glen does not live with the human Elvis Costello. Yet. Tickle really is his last name. Please stop asking.

  1. Science

    Rhesus Monkeys Can Do Math, Time to Trade in Your TI-84 and Get Yourself a Math Monkey

    As the saying goes, if you put 100 monkeys with typewriters in a room long enough, you'll get Hamlet. That's not true, but apparently if you put some rhesus monkeys in a room with numbers and reward them for choosing the right one long enough, you can get them to do math.

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  2. Space

    NASA and littleBits Team up for “Space Kit” Snap-Together Circuit Board Module Set

    We love the magnetic snap-together circuit-building toy littleBits, and today we love them even more. They've partnered with NASA for a Space Kit version that includes lesson plans specially designed by NASA for the budding little space geek. (Or for the childish, space-obsessed blogger.)

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  3. Entertainment

    Introducing Our New Webseries Geek on the Street Episode One “Two Apps and a Lie”

    In the premiere of our new original webseries, I asked the people of Austin to spot the fake app from a list of three. Two of them are real, the other is one we made up but wish was real. Could they spot the one we made up? I also found someone who gave me some advice on lying to people.

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  4. Science

    Olive Oil Counterfeiters, Beware “Magnetic DNA Particles”

    Today we learned that olive oil counterfeiting is a real thing, and not the plot of some future Wes Anderson movie. We also learned that olive oil counterfeiters' days might be numbered thanks to some tiny DNA particles that could allow the oil to be verified as authentic. Way to tackle the big issues, science.

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  5. Entertainment

    Rich Jerks Love Hulk Hands in This Rap Video

    Remember "Hulk Hands"? Those giant novelty toy gloves that make it look like your hands are really the Hulk's hands? Dave Ebert and Douglas Widick sure do. That's probably why they made this great rap video about two rich jerks who always wear Hulk Hands. Always.

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  6. Science

    Check out Some Destructive Sample Videos From Today’s GE #SpringBreakIt Campaign

    This morning we told you about GE's #SpringBreakIt campaign where they will send you slow-motion videos of things getting destroyed for science if you tweet at them with that hashtag. If you need further convincing that this is an awesome use of your time, here are a few sample videos they sent us.

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  7. Science

    GE Takes “Spring Break” Literally and Destroys Things for Science Today With Their #SpringBreakIt Campaign

    GE's #SpringBreakIt campaign launched today, and we think it's exactly the kind of thing you'll love, Internet-people. To promote their next-generation "Super Materials," GE is showing you what it looks like when they put boring old regular materials to the same smash, crush, and blast tests. Watching things break is really great.

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  8. Entertainment

    It’s the Geekosystem Podcast Episode 27 “RoboJesus in Space!”

    This week on the Geekosystem podcast, Victoria, Dan, and Carolyn take control since I couldn't be in the office today. Even without me, it's the usual weirdness as the gang talks about cat cafés, RoboJesus, powdered alcohol, and butts.

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  9. Gaming

    Oculus Rift Gets Disassembled to Drop Some Facts in Latest Vsauce Video

    Jake Roper from Vsauce3 just emailed us the latest video in his "Fact Surgery" series of stop-motion videos disassembling gaming systems and uncovering facts about them in the process. This time around he takes apart the Oculus Rift. In the email he also assured us that we "R Fresh 2 Death." Thanks. We think.

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  10. Weird

    16-Year-Old Survives Flight From San Jose to Hawaii in Wheel Well of Plane

    A 16-year-old boy hopped the fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport and jumped into the wheel well—where the landing gear is stored during flight—of a Hawaiian Airlines jet heading to Kahului Airport in Maui. He spent hours at high altitude, low temperatures, and thin air, but luckily he survived.

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  11. Weird

    Bunnies Do What Bunnies Do (Hump) on Local News Desk Mid-Broadcast

    Sure, Easter's over. That's no reason we can't all have a good laugh at this clip of a newscast from WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee wherein some bunnies get to work making more bunnies right there on the news desk. The guy on the right isn't having any of it. Dude on the left though? Loves it.

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  12. Entertainment

    #FollowFriday: Aaron Sagers (@aaronsagers)

    It's Friday, so it's time for our weekly #FollowFriday segment where we tell you who to follow on Twitter. This week it's entertainment writer and television host Aaron Sagers!

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  13. Weird

    New Business Lets You Smash Stuff to Vent Your Frustrations

    Breaking stuff is a great release, and that's what Tom Farrenkopf of Boise, Idaho is banking on with his new business, Das Breakroom. He's charging people to come break stuff with sledgehammers, baseball bats, and other "instruments of destruction," as he calls them.

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  14. Science

    T-Rex Didn’t Even Need Its Stupid Baby Arms

    We've all had a good laugh at the Tyrannosaurus Rex's tiny little arms. Well the joke's on us apparently. New research shows that T-Rex didn't even need its stupid little baby arms anyway. Turns out its neck did all the work.

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  15. Tech

    [Product Review] The Rokit Boost Rectangle Is a Bluetooth Speaker That Seems Bigger on the Inside

    Rokit Boost sent us their portable Bluetooth speaker "Rectangle" to test out. The Rectangle is little, but it's fierce. Standing at under three inches tall and less than six inches long, we were really surprised by the quality of sound and the sheer volume the Rectangle could throw out.

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