Just as Discovery’s Klondike premiered Monday night, taking viewers on a frosty journey in the Yukon Territory, many of our offices got their own taste of winter adventure as snow fell and temperatures dropped across the country. Snowfall aside, Discovery kept spirits high and even made some news. Take a peek at the stories below and then learn a bit more about the white, fluffy stuff covering your backyard from our friends at Stuff to Blow Your Mind!
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In honor of Take Your Child to Work Day yesterday, Discovery invited the youngest in our ranks to come experience life at the office…or maybe just how we wish every day was!
Discovery’s Kids Day 2013 kicked off with mug decorating, face-painting and monster hair styling, and then the kids settled in for a morning of wild science shows, featuring interactive science experiments and lots of foam! After a lunch break and some time spent shadowing their parents, the kids returned for another round of wacky entertainment, spotlighting a few favorite HowStuffWorks podcasters visiting from the Atlanta office.
During a presentation on “How Monsters Work,” Ben and Matt of Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know introduced the kids to a monkey named Gwyneth. Stuff You Should Know podcasters Josh and Chuck treated the kids to cotton candy creations with “How Clouds Work?” and “How Slime Works?” left kids with a gooey gift to bring home.
As the day came to a close, we said a final farewell to the kids, sending them off with a sweet treat from Georgetown Cupcakes. Although life at Discovery doesn’t always involve mad scientists, monkeys and cotton candy, it was such a fun day to have the kids of Discovery invade our office space for the day. For a peek into Discovery life, follow us and #InsideDiscovery on Instagram.
This morning, Microsoft Corp. unveiled its new OS, Windows 8, and fans of HowStuffWorks now have a new way to easily access the articles and podcasts that keep curiosity-seekers in the know about the world around them.
From Stuff You Should Know to Stuff You Missed in History Class, the new HowStuffWorks app makes sure your favorite HowStuffWorks personalities and need-to-know content are at your fingertips with a quick, free download from the Windows Store. You also can quiz yourself to make sure you’re on top of your “stuff.” The app is available on all Windows 8 devices through the Windows Store.
What do you get when you have three crafters, two competitive rounds of do-it-yourself projects and one $10,000 prize? Craft Wars! TLC‘s new series re-defines the art of crafting by showcasing imaginative contestants who put a modern spin on an long-treasured American pastime. Contestants will have access to a fully stocked craft closet designed to give them all the supplies and inspiration needed to create their crafts.
Actress, designer and avid crafter Tori Spelling is the series’ host and executive produce, serving as both a guide for the audience and a mentor to the contestants. Expert judges Stephen Brown, Erica Domesek and Jo Pearson will critique contestants on their creations and will decide who continues to the next round of competition.
Check out a preview below and don’t miss Craft Wars tonight at 10pm ET/PT on TLC.
Starting this week, tens of thousands will descend on Austin, Texas for SXSW 2012. Among those from the Discovery family attending are Josh Clark & Chuck Bryant from the popular Stuff You Should Know podcast and blog on HowStuffWorks.com.
On Sunday, March 11, at 3:30pm, Josh & Chuck will return to the Driskill Hotel to record the latest installment of their SYSK podcast. If you’re at SXSW Interactive, mark your calendar to join us on one of the rare occasions that they’re joined by a live audience. The following day, March 12, join Science and Josh & Chuck, as well as The Daily Show‘s John Hodgman, Eugene Mirman, Lucy Wainwright Roche and others, for the Stuff You Should Know Variety Show at Fado’s beginning at 5pm (including a sneak peek at their pilot for Science). There will be free drinks for the first 100 and lots of “stuff” you don’t want to miss.