Father Makes Son Play Through Video Game History, Chronologically

For the last ten years, Andy Baio has been performing an experiment on his son. It is equal parts cruel and fascinating. Rather than let him play whatever video game he wanted, Baio made his boy work his way to modernity by playing through the history of video games chronologically. Starting with 1979's Galaxian. » 12/10/14 9:20pm 12/10/14 9:20pm

The Most Common U.S. Sandwich Fillings, Not Counting Love

A 2009-2010 survey of more than 5,000 U.S. adults over the age of 20 shows that while 49 percent of Americans eats at least one sandwich a day, those sandwiches contain much more lettuce and mayonnaise than the strong emotion that makes all sandwiches taste better. I blame the Centers for Disease Control and… » 10/20/14 9:40am 10/20/14 9:40am

Police To Fight Gambling By Putting 'Black Boxes' in Arcade Machines

Gambling is illegal in China, super illegal, which is one of the many reasons Macao is now the gambling capital of the world. In China, gambling is often associated with video game arcades. To circumvent gambling in arcades, Shanghai authorities are now putting "black boxes" inside arcade machines. » 9/22/14 6:30am 9/22/14 6:30am

10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore

Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to. » 9/15/14 1:39pm 9/15/14 1:39pm