Well, here are two totally random items for you which are only tied together due to the nerdy nature!
Courtesy of the great Gizmodo, a new distraction has been discovered…a way to play nintendo style on a screenshot. I shall try this later! See more on the article, here.
For the history buff, TwistedSifter featured the Sparks Histomap which attempts to display about 4000 years of history. Ambitious, yes. Check it out here.