One little letter can mean a whole world of difference in search results. via paperandparticles:

joshpeck:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?



So, me being me, I couldn’t let this stand unexplained and looked into the data on Google Books. The one 19th century citation for “Pokemon” appears to be A Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography Based on the Larger Dictionaries by the English lexicographer Sir William Smith. Was he a Time Lord, perhaps an alias of The Doctor? Sorry, but no. It turns out that this was just a simple OCR error in scanning. Google’s optical character recognition just misinterpreted the name of Polemon, a Roman client king who governed part of Greek Anatolia in the 1st century BCE, as Pokemon.

One little letter can mean a whole world of difference in search results. via paperandparticles:

joshpeck:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

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So, me being me, I couldn’t let this stand unexplained and looked into the data on Google Books. The one 19th century citation for “Pokemon” appears to be A Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography Based on the Larger Dictionaries by the English lexicographer Sir William Smith

Was he a Time Lord, perhaps an alias of The Doctor? Sorry, but no. It turns out that this was just a simple OCR error in scanning. Google’s optical character recognition just misinterpreted the name of Polemon, a Roman client king who governed part of Greek Anatolia in the 1st century BCE, as Pokemon.

hulu:

Break out your notebooks! This summer, we’re taking you behind-the-scenes on some of your favorite films to explore the secrets of their cinematic success. Welcome to Hulu Summer Film School.

This week, read how the Three-Act Screenplay Structure functions in “Ghostbusters,” then watch it today here!

Who listens to EMM?  Nielsen uses data to understand the demographics of music listeners

Who listens to EMM?  Nielsen uses data to understand the demographics of music listeners

via mtv:

like or reblog this post to vote doctor who for best fandom forever!
scope out all the other nominees and see who’s in the lead. then watch the mtvU fandom awards on sunday, july 27 at 8/7c on mtv to see which o.g. fandom takes the crown!

via mtv:

like or reblog this post to vote doctor who for best fandom forever!

scope out all the other nominees and see who’s in the lead. then watch the mtvU fandom awards on sunday, july 27 at 8/7c on mtv to see which o.g. fandom takes the crown!

via dpstyles:

Happy bday, buddy!

via dpstyles:

Happy bday, buddy!

Explaining the oxford comma and other usages in the english language.

Explaining the oxford comma and other usages in the english language.

Ahead of last week’s MLB All-Star game, the Milwaukee Brewers released this #LockInLuc attack ad against St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.  Despite the ad appealing for fans to vote for Brewer’s catcher Jonathan Lucroy in the balloting, Molina was still the top pick for the All-Star game, although upon Yadi’s untimely injury it was Lucroy who was able to start.  Perhaps that helps explain this:

Not only did starting pitcher Adam Wainwright give up 3 runs in 1 inning, but combined with Pat Neshek’s short appearance it was Cardinals pitchers who accounted for all 5 earned runs against the NL team (who lost 5-3).  It goes to show Yadier Molina plays a bigger role in leading the Cardinals bullpen than many know, and that this MVP candidate was sorely missed during the All-Star game.

45 years ago today astronauts from Apollo 11 landed on the moon.  Yet today some people still remain skeptical this ever happened.  There are many ways to debunk the claims made by those who believe the moon landing was “a hoax”, but here’s one more reason: we didn’t have the video technology nor “movie magic” sufficient to fake the moon landing.

Five posts you will never see in social media

Five posts you will never see in social media