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Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven’s Door

It's been exactly four years since the last time the world was supposed to end. Catch up with all the best end of the world theories here!

Radioisotopes and Dude Ranches

SF Westerns were the genre's first break out hit (kinda)

Apocalypse Ex-Machina

Buddie steps in for Kirkman and finally reveals (copyrights attached) what caused the zompocalypse!

Dammit, Jim, I’m A Writer — Not A Mathematician!

Why is Dumas' novel titled The Three Muskateers when there are four main characters and they use swords? Why is local channel 4 shown on cable channel 25? How many Dalmatians did Cruella de Ville actually dognap? The titular 101...or was it more...or less? Something funny is going on with our math and Buddy wants to know what it is. Meanwhile, it's giving him such a headache...!

Ray guns don’t kill people, peop … — oh wait, yes...

Be careful. Be careful, they got ray guns. - Loomis in the Carpenter Street episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, 11/26/2003 In Ray Bradbury’s epic The...

Hide and Seek with Marvin the Martian

Ignorance is never better than knowledge. - Enrico Fermi When I was just a little tyke, driving to Logan Airport in Boston meant, as today,...

When Hairy Met Scaly

“Do not annoy a dragon, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.” -- Author Unknown A myth about ancient map makers is that...

The First Rule of Time Travel

Dr. Jeremy Stone: Do you believe in time travel? Dr. Angela Noyce: Sure! As much as I believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny....

Who Let the Dog Out?

Author J. M. Barrie is best remembered for creating Peter Pan, but I’m extremely fond of his comic play The Admirable Crichton – especially...