This week’s roundup contains everything you need to know about state flags. Hint: They’re all bad.
- There has been a lot of controversy in the news this week involving flags. This website gives us a nice rundown of the state flags and why all of them are bad.
- Action figures have been mostly male for a long time. Apparently that tendency holds true for dinosaurs. All of the dinosaurs have been gender swapped for the toy market because apparently boy gender-neutral dinosaurs sell better than girl gender-neutral dinosaurs? I’m not sure I get it.
- Are you designing a lightning gun? I am. Writers get to do some fun research sometimes. Here’s something I learned this week about controlling the path of an arc of lightning: it’s awesome. Also, it’s not that useful yet, since they’re talking about distances topping out around a few centimeters.
- Okay, but seriously, nobody wants to invade Texas, right? When I see articles like this it makes me think that Justice in an Age of Metal and Men might do a good job of capturing the crazy that is Texas.
And finally, here’s a nice little short that is totally just like Toy Story.