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The Most Outrageous Nerf Gun You Wish You Had When You Were a Kid

The Most Outrageous Nerf Gun You Wish You Had When You Were a Kid

Introducing the Nerf Sentry Gun, created by Cornell University students Jeremy Blum and Jason Wright, in 2009.  Blum and Wright submitted this tricked out Nerf gun as their final project for their CS1114 Matlab Robotics class.  Not only did this duo pass their course, their professor awarded them with the :coolest final project.” This one-of-a-kind […]

History Through Model Cars: Citroën Traction Avant

History Through Model Cars: Citroën Traction Avant

Patrick Wehr

Though looking to the untrained eye like so many other 30’s creations, the Citroën Traction Avant represented a new wave in mass-produced automobiles, a radical move for a then still-young manufacturer on the verge of bankruptcy. This seemingly humble car pioneered three features still in use today: four-wheel independent suspension, front-wheel drive and unibody construction. The […]

10 Best Modern Doctor Who Episodes

10 Best Modern Doctor Who Episodes

Some Modern Doctor Who Episodes are Better Than Others Choosing a favorite Modern Doctor Who episode is like choosing your favorite Doctor. Everyone has one, and it’s very hard to come to an agreement. But we’ve done our best to do so by watching every modern episode again (okay, okay…we would have done this for […]

Citroën DS: A History Through Model Cars

Citroën DS: A History Through Model Cars

Patrick Wehr

The Citroën DS19 was the successor of the Traction Avant and was first presented at the Paris Motor Show on October 5, 1955. During the first 15 minutes of the Motor Show, 743 orders for the futuristic new car were taken, and a total of 12,000 orders was reached at the end of that day. […]

Remembering A Pop Icon: Marilyn Monroe’s Make-up Kit

Remembering A Pop Icon: Marilyn Monroe’s Make-up Kit

June 1st marked the 92nd birthday anniversary of the blonde-bombshell, Marilyn Monroe. The scandalous beauty was an actress, model, and singer, who later became a memorable sex symbol in the ’50s-’60s. Her story was rather tragic, but she was loved by all who met her. Although she passed in 1962, Marilyn’s legacy still lives on […]