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Robert Heinlein’s Bed Is Being Auctioned Off, Not Sure Why You’d Want That

The man's a legend and all but... gaah.

The Heinlein Society doesn't know what to do with celebrated sci-fi novelist Robert A. Heinlein's old bed -- every museum they've offered it to has refused to take it. So they've decided instead to auction the thing, which was designed by Heinlein himself for he and his wife Ginny, off on eBay. I mean, hey: do what you gotta, right?

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6 Made Up Nerd Words That Made it to Common Usage, and 8 That Should

Power Grid

As a geek or a nerd, you get introduced to new words all the time! Science fiction and fantasy are practically in the business, not just of creating new place names, which is practically a given; but also of making new nouns in general, new verbs, and new adjectives. And while some of those concepts might not be particularly useful outside of their fictional setting, others have, over time, been accepted wholly by the English of reality. With some of these, we've forgotten that they were ever words in fiction to begin with.

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The 10 Most Spectacular Ways the World as We Know It Could End

Power Grid

Did you know that last week there was an earthquake? Yeah, it was no big deal. Did you know there was a hurricane this weekend? That was a bit more annoying, to say the least. But let us not forget: hurricanes? Earthquakes? Floods and fires? Mundane. Zombies? Alien invasions? Played-out. Draconid Aspects of death? YAWN. If we're going to go out, let's go out with a bang.

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