How Small Are We In The Scale Of The Universe?

Interesting talk by Alex Hofeldt for TED-Ed, animated by Bliink: “In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope at an area of the sky near the Big Dipper. The location was apparently empty, and the whole endeavor was risky – what, if anything, was going to show up? But what came back was nothing short of spectacular: an image of over 1,500 galaxies glimmering in a tiny sliver of the universe. Alex Hofeldt helps us understand the scale of this image.”

How the Ouija Board Became so Popular


In the latest episode of Vox‘s “Overrated” series, Phil Edwards takes a look at the interesting origin and history of the “spirit-channeling” Ouija board parlor game.

“The Ouija game and Ouija movies permeate our culture. But their origin might be surprising. Before this board game was a staple, it emerged from the spiritualist movement in the United States in the mid-1800s and an aggressive entrepreneur who believed he could make a buck off of it.”