Trivial Diversions

Posts From Mary Beth Ellis

4575 Views
Eleven Realities From the Regency Era We Don’t Miss
History

Eleven Realities From the Regency Era We Don’t Miss

If only you lived in Regency England, life would be

1947 Views
Nine Words Clawing Their Way Back from Extinction
History Pop Culture

Nine Words Clawing Their Way Back from Extinction

It’s always news when a new word makes its way

1829 Views
How Good Are You at Mindreading? Nine Ways To Peer Into the Windows of the Soul
Pop Culture Science

How Good Are You at Mindreading? Nine Ways To Peer Into the Windows of the Soul

Simon Baron-Cohen of the University of Cambridge thinks he can

3021 Views
Marcia, Jan, Cindy: What Your Birth Order Says About Your Personality
Science

Marcia, Jan, Cindy: What Your Birth Order Says About Your Personality

Every man who stepped on the Moon was the first-born

1884 Views
Nine Incredible Facts About Nature’s Greatest Home Architects
Science

Nine Incredible Facts About Nature’s Greatest Home Architects

We spend hours on Pinterest and wandering the aisles at

1523 Views
Eleven Ways the Orion Spacecraft Is Happier and Shinier Than Your Spacecraft
Science Travel

Eleven Ways the Orion Spacecraft Is Happier and Shinier Than Your Spacecraft

After a test launch, NASA’s new Orion spacecraft looks good

7805 Views
Lifestyle Science

Seven Ways Everything You Thought You Knew About Losing Fat Was Wrong

When we lose weight in the form of fat, where

7062 Views
Thirteen Scientific Reasons Why We Click With Our Friends and Lovers
Lifestyle Science

Thirteen Scientific Reasons Why We Click With Our Friends and Lovers

Sometimes it’s love at first sight… or bros at first

5712 Views
If You Think Your Flashing Icicle Lights Are Impressive, Think Again
Lifestyle Music Pop Culture

If You Think Your Flashing Icicle Lights Are Impressive, Think Again

The latest rage for the technologically gifted is to rig

1177 Views
“Star Wars Yoga” Is the Galaxy’s Most Amazing Workout
Lifestyle Movies Sports

“Star Wars Yoga” Is the Galaxy’s Most Amazing Workout

If you’ve ever thought that yoga instructors and Yoda sound

5574 Views
Want to Feel Like You’re Walking on Water? Watch This.
Geography Travel

Want to Feel Like You’re Walking on Water? Watch This.

The video title identifies this icy wonderland as the mountains

1274 Views
Real-Life Star Wars: Navy Unveils Laser Weapon System
Science

Real-Life Star Wars: Navy Unveils Laser Weapon System

What did you do with your Wednesday afternoon?  The U.S.

2056 Views
Nineteen Ways a Servant’s Job Was Worse Than Yours
History

Nineteen Ways a Servant’s Job Was Worse Than Yours

If the last thing you want to see is a

3649 Views
Not in the Holiday Spirit? This Spectacular Flash Mob Video Will Change That
Music Pop Culture

Not in the Holiday Spirit? This Spectacular Flash Mob Video Will Change That

If you think the flash mob thing is over, the

1943 Views
Seven Crowdfunding Opportunities You Have to See to Believe
Lifestyle Pop Culture

Seven Crowdfunding Opportunities You Have to See to Believe

All kinds of happiness is happening with crowdfunding– microcharities getting

2903 Views
Nine Figure Skating Music Selections That (Might) Finally Get a Rest
Sports

Nine Figure Skating Music Selections That (Might) Finally Get a Rest

If you’ve ever watched figure skating, you probably heard one

3402 Views
Five 80s/90s Toys That Have Been Terrifyingly Reincarnated
Lifestyle Pop Culture

Five 80s/90s Toys That Have Been Terrifyingly Reincarnated

If a toy manufacturer that existed three decades ago is

1892 Views
“Monkey Snot”: A Phenomenal Look Out the Space Shuttle’s Front Window During Launch
Science

“Monkey Snot”: A Phenomenal Look Out the Space Shuttle’s Front Window During Launch

Although NASA is currently between manned launches at the moment,

8702 Views
Nine Reasons The Internet Is Freaking Out Over The New Star Wars Trailer
Movies Pop Culture

Nine Reasons The Internet Is Freaking Out Over The New Star Wars Trailer

Well, we now live in a world in which the

2038 Views
Fan Trailer Imagines Lucas Touch In Episode VII Trailer
Movies Pop Culture

Fan Trailer Imagines Lucas Touch In Episode VII Trailer

For those Star Wars fans concerned about what the first

2470 Views
Seven Things We Might See in the New “Star Wars” Movie
Movies

Seven Things We Might See in the New “Star Wars” Movie

There’s no odder buzz than that around Star Wars Episode

8793 Views
Answers to Your Top 5 Nagging Questions About White Christmas
Movies

Answers to Your Top 5 Nagging Questions About White Christmas

You wouldn’t expect much from a movie based entirely on