There's one thing that Americans And Brits have yet to come to an agreement on- the pronunciation of the word aluminum. British spelling is with an extra “i”, which tends to vex Americans.
But is there more to this disagreement besides an extra “i”?
Looking at the root of this debate we see that Brits (and pretty much everyone besides Americans) spell and pronounce the word with an extra “i” because of a precedent set in 1812 by scientific colleagues of Sir Humphrey Davy, the identifier and namer of the metal.
Davy initially called the metal aluminum, but Davy's colleagues felt that aluminium sounded more classical cool so they pushed for the extra “i”, and this totally metal pronunciation debate was born.
The Minions are drawn, modeled and rendered to be utterly adorable, but the one flaw in their character design is they still look horrifying when they bleed.
'If that blood is flowing out of an orifice the horror level increases, and seeing a Minion bleeding out of its eyes is something that's sure to stay with a child until well after they've started seeing a shrink.
Now all Barry needs to do is add some supervillain figures, sound effects and CGI eye beams to the footage and he's got the makings of a scene for a new Superman film, or at least a part of a sketch for Robot Chicken.
They're the most famous cantina band in the Outer Rim, led by that king of the keyboard Max Rebo. When they're cranking out those jizz-wailin' tunes the force seems to be in balance in the universe, but since they have an exclusive contract with the Hutts their live shows can get a bit rowdy. That's why they're taking their show on the road, to places no Hutt has ever been, so that Max, Droopy McCool and that seductive songstress Sy Snootles can kick out the jizz jams for the entire galaxy! Don't miss the Rebo Band Reunion Tour, coming to a solar system near you!
Here's an out of this world design that's sure to get you lots of compliments- Rebo Reboot by Donovan Alex, the geekiest, greatest, war in the starsiest t-shirt you'll ever need!
Cringer had never really experienced the thrill of the fight until he'd transformed into Battlecat, badass feline battle mount and master of the kitteh universe. That's when he came to understand the power he held in his eyes, a gaze that made blood run cold and let it be known that he stalks his prey in the night. He was stronger than He-Man after transforming, and yet that Cringer soul lurked within him, making him tremble as he faced new waves of fiendish foes. Would he be able to hang tough and stay hungry long enough to rise up to the challenge of their rivals?
Add some totally 80s inspired geekery to your wardrobe with this Eye Of The Tiger t-shirt by Rocky Davies, it'll give you the will to survive!
Morty's grandpa is, shall we say, less than a positive influence on his life. Because of dear old gramps Morty has seen more than his young mind can handle, and together they've done so much damage to the timestreams that it's unsure which life they're now living- the original one or an alternate. Not that it really matters, because every time grandpa says "and awaaay we go!" they move one step closer to annihilating the universe...
You have just enough time to buy this Run, Morty, Run! t-shirt by Tom Trager before the giant Testicle Monster lurking behind you gobbles you up. Shop fast!
When you're walking around with a pocket full of pandas your life is one big bamboo forest, and you're hungry enough to devour it all! There's nothing that can get you down when pandas are playing in your front pocket, and their miniature size is sure to put a smile on the face of even the most grumpy grizzly bear. Genetically miniaturized panda bears didn't seem like such a good idea until I saw this cute shirt!
Take your love of animals with you wherever you go with this POCKET PANDAS t-shirt by Beka, it's the playful way to swear your allegiance to pandakind!
Never let it be said that dewback duty is a thankless job, because people will actually pay you big bucks for the stuff that comes outta their backsides. That's why clone trooper Chris volunteered to be sent to Tatooine, and he already had Hutt buyers lined up by the time he reported for lizard riding duty on that dustball of a planet. Who wanted to go to war and be shot at by rebels when you could collect some cold, hard credits collecting lizard guano?
This Sandpooper t-shirt by Mike Jacobsen doesn't feature one of the badass stars of everyone's favorite space opera, but it does feature a dewback sized pooper scooper, so that's something you don't see everyday!
Walking around with a head full of monsters can give you a headache, but there's more to your brain's monster loving ability than you know. Because after staring at the fiends' faces for so many years you can actually identify them by a few features, such as Drac's fangs or Frankie's signature neck bolts. Can you figure out the rest of this cast of creeps before they come for you?
Stump film fans wherever you go with this Minimalist Movie Monsters t-shirt by Chay Hawes, it's the simplest way to put your fellow horror movie fans to the test!
The Yautja and the Xenomorphs had been battling for centuries, and both sides found their reserves dwindling as death tolls rose across the galaxy. They'd been going at it so long they knew nothing but battle, and yet found they were tired of being a part of alien on alien atrocities. A man called Dutch introduced a young Yautja predator to a game he called "chess", which simulated a battle without all the acidic bloodshed. In this game the Queen was the most powerful unit, which the xenomorphs appreciated right away, and soon the two alien races were settling their disagreements over friendly games of chess instead of hacking each other into bite sized bits, and that ancient board game set the balance right in the universe once again...
Add some geeky game to your wardrobe with this AvsP Chess t-shirt by Dooomcat, it's sure to make your fellow sci-fi fans smile!
There once was a giant donut chain who needed a new spokesperson because their original critter mascots Maple Bar the muskrat and Apple Fritter the chimpanzee had moved on to more lucrative endorsement deals. They'd had enough of living mascots who could be wooed away with promises of banana buffets and muskrat swimsuit models, so they looked for their new guy in the world of animation. One family guy tried out but he was just too vulgar for their family friendly chain, and a chief of police read for the role but his Edward G. Robinson impression was awful. The ad execs had all but given up hope when they hit a homer with a guy named Homer, who looked just fat and bald enough to appeal to all and just dumb enough not to demand a fair wage!
Add some animated deliciousness to your geeky wardrobe with this Ooh Donuts t-shirt by Dann Matthews, it's the tasty way to advertise your favorite animated family The Simpsons!
If you're looking for an average trim you're probably better off going to that mom and pop barber shop down the street, but if you're looking to turn your ordinary hair into a fabulous coiffure then you must pay Edward a visit. He may seem like a strange fellow, but his scissor hands have the magic touch when it comes to styling hair, and each hairstyle he creates is a one-of-a-kind work of art! Just don't get him riled up while he's working, or mention the name "Kim" while his scissors are near your face, or things could get mighty bloody...
Bring some Burton inspired style to your geeky wardrobe with this Edward Scissorhand's Salon t-shirt by Jimiyo, it's one sharp looking design!
The owl sees all that happens in Twin Peaks, but the town is but one of his many haunts. So when you go to them for advice remember that they have a lot on their minds besides the murder of a teenage girl, and keep your voice down because Bob is always listening...
Get geared up for the return of your favorite show with this The Spiritual Owl t-shirt by Alecxps, because the owls might not be what they seem but this design certainly is- it's a damn fine tee!
The adventures of poor little Nemo and his dunderheaded friend Dory didn't end where the film left off, because the big D had acquired some animated licenses from overseas and their colorful worlds began to collide. A fuzzy creature with a round belly and tufted ears came swimming up to Nemo and Dory one day introducing himself as their neighbor Totoro. The fish thought this creature looked a bit odd, and definitely didn't belong under the sea, but their young minds were too wrapped up in memories of that grand adventure they'd recently been on to pay him much mind. Totoro began to grin, and the fishy friends were instantly scared of his gaping maw, but it was too late to swim away...
Bring some deliciously geeky flavor to your wardrobe with this Inside The Belly t-shirt by Soulful, it's one satisfying way to show love for your two favorite animated films!
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Wade had been biding his time waiting for the perfect opportunity to set Operation: All Your Tacos into action, and when the Chitauri started invading Earth he knew it was time to strike. He started by shooting all the taco corporation CEOs dead, then he got a hacker buddy/chimichanga fan to hack into their systems and fill in Wade Wilson's name as owner/president/CEO/Taco King. Once he controlled the majority of taco sales he went after the small taco shops, the madres and padres shops who were all too happy to become part of the Taco King's "people who will live" pool. Taking over the world's supply of tacos wasn't as hard as Wade thought it would be, then along came the Jade Giant with an incredible case of the munchies...
Show the world you've got geeky flavor to spare with this All Your Tacos Are Belong To Me t-shirt by adho1982, it's the squarest way to show love for that merc with a mouth!
Kids who went and watched Tron in the theaters found themselves wishing for video games that would actually capture the fun and excitement of the film, but all they got were a few mediocre arcade games. Then one day a developer announced they were working on a game featuring those exciting looking lightbikes from the movie, and kids couldn't wait to get their hands on a copy. But before the game was released another game came out called Excitebike, with an in-game track builder and awesome soundtrack, and the Lightbike craze faded away like a laser trailing off into the sunset...
Wear your old school gaming status with pride, bring home this Lightbike t-shirt by markwelser and show the world you still love those 8-bit games of yesteryear!
Darth's propaganda strategy simply wasn't working, and rather than recruiting new soldiers for the Empire his campaign was actually helping to create more Rebel forces, so he decided to switch gears and try some reverse psychology. He took a note from Che's propaganda playbook and printed posters for his Viva La Empire campaign, and before long he had wannabe revolutionaries lining up throughout the star destroyer waiting to sign up. The war was about to take an interesting turn, and Vader's new force would change the battlefield forces from clones to sheep...
Have some fun with your sci-fi lovin' life, bring home this Viva La Empire t-shirt by 6amcrisis and show the world you're seriously silly!
Ash decided that the easiest way to be the very best was to cheat, so he set out to enhance Pika's power levels through artificial means. He tried steroids, power packed protein shakes and even hooked poor Pika up to a large battery to see if that would increase his power levels, but nothing seemed to work. Then one day he discovered a chunk of glowing rock in the forest, which seemed to be emanating cosmic rays. A scientist told him it was a chunk of kryptonite big enough to kill Superman, but it seemed to be having the opposite effect on cute little Pikachu...
Power up your geeky wardrobe with this Super Pika t-shirt by Berserk7, it's the superheroic way to catch 'em all in costume!
Link had already mastered the art of adventuring, the ocarina of time and acting on stage while wearing a mask, so what could possibly be next for that Hylian hero? Getting the party started, that's what, and when DJ Link started hitting the wheels of steel people and cuccos alike started shaking their tail feathers. He was born to be a legend, at least according to his beloved Zelda, but there was never any specific reference to what kind of legend he would become, so legendary DJ really seemed to fit the bill. And when he saw Ganon getting his groove on, shuffling across the dance floor like a man possessed by the rhythm, Link knew he was on the right track...
Show the world you're musically minded and love a good geeky remix with this DJ Link t-shirt by Theduc, it's the totally hip way to pay homage to a gaming legend!
They're the greatest big top show you've never heard of, and their freaky performances are guaranteed to put a smile on your face...even if the clown has to carve it in! Travelling the back woods of America and bringing a touch of horror to an audience's life is all they know how to do, and their disenfranchised and destitute audiences are simply dying for some stimulating entertainment. And what can be more stimulating than a group of unusual people putting on a bloody good show?
Add a horrifying story of creepy circus folk to your geeky wardrobe with this American Circus t-shirt by Edwoody, it's sure to make your fellow AHS fans grin with delight!
Their showdown in the cantina has become the stuff of legend, but that nagging question still remains- who shot first? Most fans agree it doesn't really matter, but other more obsessive fans, like that beloved children's book author, have formed their own theories. The Dr. decided to share his theory via children's book, since that was his favorite form of self expression, but the big book companies couldn't get behind a book about the murder of a Rodian bounty hunter by a smuggler working solo. So his wonderful book "Who Shot First?" has sat in a box never to be read by anyone but the Dr. himself, until now...oh, what's that you say? The book still hasn't been published? My bad...
This Greedo and Han t-shirt by DeepFriedArt is simply Seussical enough to appeal to all kinds of geeky art lovers, and might start some heated debates about that war in the stars...
Hulk's life isn't complete without stuff to smash, but the citizens of Earth don't appreciate his destructive ways so he has to look elsewhere for smashable stuff. He soon discovered a virtual world that was similar to our own, a place called the Mushroom Kingdom where an incredible array of breakable stuff was just hanging around waiting to be smashed. There was only one problem with that Kingdom- some turtle shelled tyrant was holding the people hostage, and he kept interrupting Hulk's smashing good time by sending stupid little Koopalings after him. Hulk didn't come to the Mushroom Kingdom to play hero, but he soon found himself saving the day just so he could get back to smashing blocks!
Add some comic book color to your geeky wardrobe with this SUPER SMASH GREEN t-shirt by Fernando Sala, wear it and watch people marvel at this awesome mashup design!
He can type 100 insults per minute, troll people with one hand buried deep in a bag of cheese curls and make needless corrections with his eyes closed. He's the Keyboard Warrior, and his snarky comments are all the ammo he needs to wage a one man war against those who dare to listen to him online. Who can stop this chucklehead from leaving a bad impression on the entire internet? Perhaps nature will find a way...
Celebrate the internet's most despised basement dwellers with this Keyboard Warrior t-shirt by Bomdesignz, it's the perfect way to poke fun at the trolls who are only mighty heroes in their own minds!
Redditor cakegirl8 thought she was getting a killer deal on a fun, and potentially valuable, mystery when she bought a locked safe on Craigslist for a mere $100, but the contents proved to be most unsettling.
It's back to school time once again, and that means school is on everyone's mind whether they graduated in 1960 or they'll be starting school in 2016.
Whether you're still heading down the road towards a college degree or you're a graduate who know studies at the school of hard knocks there's sure to be something you'll want to wear in the NeatoShop, where you'll find thousands of smart looking and totally geeky designs!
Kigurumi is big time in Japan, with everything from mascots to cosplayers considered part of kigurumi, but there's one form of kigurumi cosplayer who is a bit creepier than the rest- the Dollers.
Some Dollers dress up to live out their anime fantasies, actually becoming their favorite characters thanks to a full latex mask, costume and zentai (spandex body suit). A lucky few actually get paid for their strange cosplay hobby, hired as entertainers for public events.
Photographer Laurie Simmons found herself fascinated by the world of Dollers, expressing her interest in the strange subculture through her portrait series “Kigurumi, Dollers And How We See”.
Laurie's striking images prove that no matter what you think of Dollers they make mighty memorable subjects for portraits!
Now son of Crux1836 is probably the only kid in his town with a steel Mjölnir replica (and hopefully he's not a destructive child), but how's the kid supposed to grow up to be Thor if he's never handled a real hammer?
Catching a kid right before they crack their head open, snatching the child away from an oncoming danger, and pulling off various sports related saves- these are but some of the powers that dads have at their disposal.
And this action packed (albeit strangely formatted) video by Zoo Weekly proves dads are some of the most powerful beings on the planet!
There are lots of nasty things lurking in the ocean, things that chew people up and cause lots of mysterious disappearances, but the only thing lurking in Crystal Lake is a hockey mask clad psycho named Jason. Still, Jason is way more frightening than any shark or giant squid, because he has only one thing on his mind- murder! He's a curse upon the carefree and ignorant campers who flock to the lake for a bit of fun, and he'll continue to haunt the lake until people learn to keep their jaws shut about Crystal Lake being a great place to go camping!
Horrify and amaze your fellow Friday the 13th fans with this Bottom Of The Lake t-shirt by Ninjaink, it's a great way to gear up for a camping trip to the lake or a horror movie marathon.