Why this zoo is trying to talk Toys R Us mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe out of retirement.

One Texas zoo is making the biggest play for a long-time superstar since the Lakers signed LeBron James. Now that all remaining Toys R Us stores in the U.S. have officially closed, the San Antonio Zoo is offering the company a cheeky way to let its nostalgia-fueled brand live on. Geoffrey the Giraffe has been…


A look at everything that’s been done so far to prevent another Parkland. Seriously.

There’s been a lot of change since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and it’s come from unexpected places. In the week that followed the massacre of 17 teachers and students, people across the political spectrum came together in an effort to do something. And that’s a big…


Artist created vitiligo dolls and moves us a step towards representation for all

Toys are moving into the right direction with the expansion of products catered to represent all backgrounds and more creators are taking a step further in providing representation beyond race/ethnicity.  Kay Black created a custom design boutique called Kay Customz and started creating custom-made dolls just eight months ago. Her newest creations feature dolls with…


Pixar writer says that viral ‘Toy Story’ narrative is ‘fake news’

Though everyone loves a clever Pixar theory, one of the production company’s most prominent writers and directors is setting the story straight on a viral interview that claims to explain a major Toy Story mystery. A wildly depressing story about Andy’s father circulated the internet on Saturday, stemming from a single interview in which a…


Seems weird that no one has mentioned Orbeez to me before

Life is a series of crushing disappointments, and this is no exception: I have recently learned that Orbeez, which are tiny, absorbent polymer balls that expand to 100 times their original size when wet, and which YouTube personalities love to purchase by the millions and pour into pools, have existed for years. And none of…


What do we call people who use fidget spinners?

Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Well, friends, the fidget spinner craze keeps on spinning. And as more and more of my pals, enemies, and acquaintances acquire these little gadgets, there’s a big question that I and perhaps only I want to answer. What’s a good name for someone who uses a fidget spinner? Okay, hear me…