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What Are Lava Lamps Made Of, and How Do They Work?

We’re often told that you should never eat anything (or put anything on your body) if you don’t recognize everything on the ingredients list. But…

An Illuminating History of Dudes Being Obsessed with Tesla

Was Thomas Edison an idea-stealing bastard, and this unsung moustached hero the best guy ever? The internet certainly thinks so — especially the MGTOWs.

A Blinding History of the Laser Pointer

They can wreck your eyes, and they can land you 14 years in jail for shining one at a police chopper. But where did they come from?

Why Are Men So Obsessed With Blackout Curtains?

I know a Boy Room when I see one, and there is perhaps no greater signifier than a maniacal, Dracula-like commitment to abject darkness