The Big List: Endings & Beginnings

Because every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

Asterios Kokkinosby Asterios Kokkinos

Welcome to The Big List! We're a feature that'll update every Friday giving you the best current geek content on the web. From history to Psychohistory, from science to Saruman, we won't rest until you're the most informed nerd in existence. THEN we'll see who's stupid, Dad! I mean, nobody! This week's theme – beginnings and endings. Next week's theme – middles?

The Original Pitch for Doctor Who

Turns out that Doctor Who was originally named "Time-o The Time Guy," but British focus groups thought it was too awesome.

The History of the High Five

If you thought the creation of the high five was riddled with sex, intrigue and murder, why you'd be dead wrong! Still a cool read, though.

Portal 2's New Ending Song

I haven't heard this song yet, as I'd like to beat the game first, but I can only assume this song is better than every Beatles song put together. Did I mention I make terrible assumptions?

Loss Aversion

Why do we keep betting when we're way in the hole? Why don't we quit while we're ahead? It's a phenomenon called "Loss Aversion," and it explains quite a bit about Charlie Sheen.

Doctor Who Themed Casket

Doctor Who'll never need this casket…but you will!

Ah, ending on a dark note – my favorite way to start a new relationship with readers. See you next week! And don't forget, you can follow my antics on Twitter at @asterios.