Misc. Nerdiness

Hamster Things [Video]


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—the only thing that could make Stranger Things better is if the entire cast was replaced with hamsters. Fortunately, Mashable has done that very thing.

I have to say, the hamster that plays Joyce Byers really kills it. She captures the distress that her character feels more intensely than Winona Ryder. Frantic pacing, knocking over furniture—it’s almost as if she’s not completely aware of her surroundings. Watch the video below. [click to continue…]


Internet artsperson The Vintage Realm has created a series of Poké Ball terrariums, each inspired by a different Pokémon. We’ve featured items like these before, but TVR’s versions are really top shelf. So, it’s not surprising that she can’t keep up with the demand in her Etsy store. You may have to be patient to catch one.

Check out some of our favorite Poké Ball terrarrium designs below. [click to continue…]


Stuntwoman Jessie Graff had better watch her back because Lylah is gunning for her—and she’s starting her Ninja Warrior training early. Watch her in action below. [click to continue…]


Comics artist Christopher Jones is giving away this highly amusing Wonder Woman print for free at his his table in Artists Alley, Booth D9 at NYCC. If this print made you laugh, then you’ll want to click here.

(via Bleeding Cool)


Take a little time out of your day to enjoy these gorgeous portraits by Russian artist Aleksei Vinogradov.

He does some amazing portrait work, but I admit to being most delighted by his series featuring fictional characters and their imaginary pets. The Ron Perlman is my personal favorite, but the Mystique knocked me on my butt. Check them out below. [click to continue…]


One of the ways to increase the number of women in STEM fields is to foster interest in those fields at an early age. This Kickstarter project by Genius Games seeks to do just that with a new picture book series called Science Wide Open.

The 3-book set includes Women in Biology, Women in Physics, and Women in Chemistry. It highlights female scientists and their stories while teaching the basics of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.

It features important female scientists both famous and obscure, including revolutionary cancer researcher Jane C. Cooke, the Newton-correcting Émilie du Châtelet, and element discoverer Dawn Shaughnessy. Learn more in the project video below. [click to continue…]

Hodor’s Mom Is Cold Blooded


Kristian Nairn’s mom got a new doorstop. I’ll bet you CAN guess what it is. Go ahead…guess. [click to continue…]


Deep in the woods in upstate New York, US firm Studio Padron planted the Hemmelig Rom (or “secret room” in Norwegian) – a cozy miniature library that could have been plucked right out of a storybook.

The 200 square meter cabin is made entirely from oak and is furnished with a bed, armchair, desk, wood burning stove and walls lined with books. Apparently it’s a guest house for a vacation home, so color me jealous. I would take this over a cupboard under the stairs any day. Take a peek inside… [click to continue…]


Artist Disse86 has a twisted mind. He’s taken beloved cartoon characters like Winnie the Pooh, Shrek and Totoro and turned them into hellish nightmares. Honestly, they’re a little unsettling to look at, but I’ll bet you want to check out the pieces below anyway… [click to continue…]


If Tim Burton illustrated some of Marvel and DC’s most popular superheroes, what would they look like? Well, they’d probably look something like these illustrations from artist Andrew Tarusov, who you may recall from the Tim Burton treatment he gave to Disney characters earlier this year. Check out more of his Tim Burton-style superhero art below. [click to continue…]