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Lab Track: Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison

Have you heard of Epic Rap Battles of History? It’s a slickly produced, hilariously inspired series wherein commenters suggest famous historical (or fictional) figures they’d like to see engage in a rap battle, and the creators make those suggestions a reality. There’s Ghandi vs. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rasputin vs. …

Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 2.13

“The Unfeathered Bird” by Katrina van Grouw. Amazing zoomable illustrations plus a related story. {via Sarafina} Nerd Approved: Dr. Who Valentines. {via @danicamckellar} Wherein naked early modernists get wet in the name of science! Mrs. Alva Erksine Smith Vanderbilt Belmont had suffragette tea towels. {via Surly} Totally stole this from …


Edison on the Shoulders of Giants

Completely coincidentally (or so she would have us believe) Ashley published her amazing How Many Skeptics Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb post on the actual anniversary of the Edison light bulb. I pointed this out in the comments, not because I knew the date off the top …