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Things We Saw Today: The Triumphant, Geeky Return of the Scrunchie

Things We Saw Today


This is just one use for a printed out 3D Hilbert curve. And what better than to resurrect hair accessories of the ’80s and ’90s by making them geek-friendly? (via Boing Boing)

When The Avengers opens on May 4, moviegoers choosing to see it in 3D will have their choice of Avenger-themed glasses. This is what they’ll look like, and they’ll cost about $5. (via Spinoff Online)

  • Did you love that upside-down kiss between Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in Spider-Man? The new Spidey, Andrew Garfield, is promising an even more amazing one in The Amazing Spider-Man. And he practiced on his hand. Yes. Andrew Garfield made out with his hand. (via Blastr)
  • Quite a few women took top directing honors at Sundance, and this is excellent, excellent news! Now, if they can just break into the mainstream, maybe we can improve on those dire numbers of female directors that we’re always hearing about. Congratulations, Lauren Greenfield (director of the documentary The Queen of Versailles), Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere), Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry), Maria White (The Debutante Hunters), and all the other winners! (via Women in Hollywood)
  • Does NPR — NPR! — have a gender bias against female authors? Many female authors think so, and the numbers are pretty disheartening. (via The Boston Phoenix)
  • National Geographic is putting the spotlight on the women they cover, including primatologist Jane Goodall and medical researcher Hayat Sindi, pictured below.

    A new pic from The Hobbit shows Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) getting acquainted with the dwarves. (via Blastr)

  • A new study out of Israel says that periodic blogging about their social anxieties has proven to be therapeutic for teenagers. (via io9)
  • Um, these are Hunger Games cupcakes. And now I’ll bet you’re hungry. To find out how they were made, check out the recipe by Greasy Sae at Fictional Food. (via Between the Pages via That’s Nerdalicious)

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