Two Grown Men Face Off With Children’s Toys In A Thrilling Battle For Playground Supremacy (Video)

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I’d love to see what would happen if you gave a bunch of 8-year-olds $50 million and told them to make a movie. It probably wouldn’t make much sense, but it would definitely involve dinosaurs, lasers and explosions.

What Was the Best Toy That Got Away?

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Slade Grayson asks, “What’s the one childhood toy that you really wanted, but didn’t get?”

Five Lessons Learned From a Lost FitBit

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Dillan DiGiovanni thinks exercise is good, especially when you have plastic toys to encourage you.

The Night of Furby

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Jeff Bogle was having a quiet night with his wife, when one of his daughters’ toys decided that it wasn’t quite ready to go to sleep yet…

Build Your Own Office Supply Crossbow (with instructions) [Video]

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Not for office combat! But if you’ve got a TPS report or some old coffee cups lying around, it’s time to let fly!

How Many Ways Can You Ring a Bell? They Found Six. [Video]

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Those crazy machines that do simple things are called “Rube Goldbergs”. Think you need lots of time and money to make one? Think again.

The Ultimate Paper Airplane in Flight (and How to Make It) [Video]

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Most of us wasted plenty of class time making paper airplanes. JJ Vincent found one that leaves those behind.

So, What Do You Do?

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Andy Smithson wonders what would happen if we got honest when we answer the question, “What do you do?

“Does a consumerism mad society breed narcissism and selfishness?”

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Are We Not Men (and Women)?–Apparently Not? Cadillac’s Ad Polarizes

The LEGO Movie: You Can Take Awesome With You

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Whit Honea on “The LEGO Movie,” the toys it inspired, and the joy of building it together.

When Sons Ask Dads to Play (and Why Dads Should Play Anyway)

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Graham Scott on the miracles lurking behind ‘Can you play?’

A Boy’s Life Is Changed On A Jamaican Road

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Some lessons change a life. Some lessons change as many as they can. Jeff Bogle shares the moment that changed his . . .

How to Tell if a Toy is for Boys or Girls: The Definitive Guide

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Confused about picking the right toy? This handy guide makes sense of all those confusing catalogs.

‘Lego Friends’ Can Go Straight to Hell, or Why Gendered Toys Are Bad for Kids

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Brett Ortler is disappointed that the most gender-neutral of toys has fallen back into gendered stereotypes.

Learning About Life From Legos

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The building blocks of good life skills are small and plastic and hurt to step on.

Open Thread: Best Childhood Toy

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However many or however few toys you had, you know there was one that stood out.