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Fearless Felix Supersonic Space Jump Still Awesome One Year Later

Today is the anniversary of brave Felix Baumgartner’s space jump. His heart was racing at 185 beats per minute when he jumped from an altitude of 127,852 feet, then started to spin at 60 revolutions per minute and kept spinning for 13 seconds after jumping, reaching a maximum vertical speed of Mach 1.25. An incredible feat.


LOST Explained In Six Seconds

I really enjoyed LOST, despite how it ended and what everyone said. I have tried to get people into it after the fact, but six seasons of a show is a pretty daunting investment. Here’s a Vine explaining the show in six seconds.


The iTunes Store Is A Decade Old

For better or worse, Apple has been peddling digital wares for 10 years through its iTunes store. What started as a 99-cent, iPod-centric music seller has evolved into the billion-dollar behemoth we know today.


These 55 Lego Riddles Will Push Your Brain To The Limit

A few of these Lego brick riddles can be easily solved. The rest? Not so much. In fact, some of them are really hard — but definitely doable. They just require a little bit of imagination. Give them a try and post your answers in the comments.


Happy 20th Birthday, SMS!

Try and tally up all the text messages you have ever sent in your life. Every single one. From the very first time you recharged your Nokia 3315 with credit, to the terrible way you broke up with your high-school sweetheart, right through to the one you sent this afternoon telling that gambling site to stop spamming you. Those three messages count towards the total of eight trillion text messages sent every year, and today is the anniversary of the very first. So what did it say?


89-Year-Old Chuck Yeager Breaks Speed Of Sound 65 Years After His Historic Flight

This is unforgivable. With all the hoopla about yesterday’s crazy supersonic space jump, we didn’t celebrate yesterday’s 65th anniversary of the first man to go faster than the speed of sound, a true American hero: the now retired Brigadier General Chuck Yeager.


The History Of The Compact Disc

30 years ago today, workers in a factory outside of Hanover, Germany played host to executives from Polygram, Sony and Philips. These executives were here to see something they knew was going to be special. After a while, they were handed a small, circular disc. These executives were holding the first Compact Disc ever pressed. 30 years have passed since that day, and now, on the technology’s 30th birthday, we take a look back at how it became one of the world’s most popular formats.


The E.T. Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Packaging Is Completely Ridiculous And Awesome

It’s been 30 years since the world’s most loveable extra-terrestrial made his debut on the silver screen, and to celebrate the anniversary the film is being released on Blu-ray with what has to be some of the most over-the-top and brilliant re-packaging ever.


Email Is 40 Years Old This Month

The Next Web notes that October marks the fortieth anniversary of the first sent e-mail. Obvious jokes about how long it was before the first spam email was sent aside, October’s a momentous month for those of us who use email. These days, that’s all of us.


Wikipedia Celebrates 10 Years Today: Here Are Wikipedia's First Entries

Wikipedia turned 10 years old today and to celebrate the wonderful crowdsourced, potluck of information, here’s a look at their awkward (and sometimes, wild) past. Their first six weeks of existence, all 10,000 entries, are logged right here.