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Comics for Sci-Fi Fans

When most people think of comics, they think of superheroes. It’s not surprising, considering the current obsession with on-screen comic book adaptations. From the multi-series DC universe on the CW to the sprawling cinematic universes of Marvel, DC, and Fox’s X-Men, comic books are big business – and there are a ton of superheroes.

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Time Machines, Ranked By Accuracy

1. Delorian (Back To The Future)

Look at this beautiful piece of physics-defying machinery. Gull-wing doors, lush leather seats, not one but two cup holders, and, most importantly, a digital display that clocks your destination time down to the second. Sure, you need an absolutely ridiculous amount of energy in order to get it running, but can we honestly say that 1.21 gigawatts is too much of a price to pay for getting to where you’re going at the exact moment you want to be there? Granted, all that exposed wiring means this machine has a weakness to being struck by lightning, but don’t we all?

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Quirky History: Cats in Medieval Manuscripts (Or Charming Jerks and the Devil Incarnate)

Cat pics and the Internet go together like peanut butter and jelly. You can’t imagine one without the other. But did you know that LOL cats, cat memes, and cats being jerks go as far back as the Middle Ages?

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R2Tea2: Crochet Your Own Tea Cozy!

Feel like there’s a restraining bolt on your productivity? Need a hot cup of refreshment to reboot?

It’s important to keep some comforts close at hand while you fight the Empire, and what goes better with a rousing game of holo-chess than a fresh pot of tea? Keep your tea warm till you’re ready to drink up with this nifty tea cozy modeled on everyone’s favorite* astromech droid: R2-D2.

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Presidents Abraham Lincoln & George Washington in Pop Culture

It’s the middle of February and you know what that means! Time to celebrate some former presidents. So, grab a cake and load it up with literally hundreds of candles because it’s time to party! To honor Lincoln’s Birthday this week and Washington’s Birthday next week – AKA Presidents’ Day – here are our absolute favorite pop culture depictions of the former presidents. Happy birthday, guys!

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Sci-fi Predicting the Future

Science fiction is one of the greatest predictors of the future. Since it’s speculative fiction, it’s bound to get ideas right every now and then. For example, if it weren’t for Star Trek, we might not have the automatic sliding door or Bluetooth headsets! Author Jules Verne was another one of the greats at thinking up what the not-too-distant future might bring. After all, he foresaw the invention of both space shuttles and submarines. We at Quirk thought it would be fun to take a look at some other sci-fi tech feats that haven’t happened yet…but could!

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