Stern Pinball’s Foo Fighters pinball machine sells out in minutes.

FooFighters Pro Cabinet

Stern Pinball’s Foo Fighters pinball machine sold out in record time, with all 1,000 Limited Edition machines being snapped up within minutes of release. The entire initial production run of both the Pro Edition and Premium Edition games sold out in just a few days, making it one of the most in-demand pinball machines in…

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Here’s what Albert Einstein looked like when he was a kid

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Here’s a picture of Albert Einstein taken in 1882. He was a remarkably mature three-year old. My guess is he’s looking at the camera calculating the focal distance and running a table of apertures in his head in order to determine the correct shutter speed for the perfect shot.

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Infamous MIT Hacks (Pranks) and their influence on hacker ethic

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MIT pranks, or “hacks” as they are known in MIT lore, showcase MIT students’ scientific knowledge, mechanical engineering skills, anti-authoritarian whimsy, and geeky sense of humor. The tradition dates back to the 1870’s when students sprinkled iodide of nitrogen over the grounds of a military drill field causing mini explosions when fellow classmates conducted their…

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Donkey Kong video arcade game


Donkey Kong was released by Nintendo in 1981. In the game, Jumpman (renamed Mario soon later) must rescue a damsel in distress, Lady (now named Pauline) from a giant ape named Donkey Kong. The hero and ape later became two of Nintendo’s most popular characters.

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