The process of turning raw cow hide into leather is really gross

Leather is beautiful and luxurious and natural and one of the great materials of the world. However, it's absolutely gross to make. Here's the process of tanning raw hide into high quality leather. You'll see gray goops, a lot of residue, dumps of bizarre liquids and more. Worth it? I guess. » 11/20/14 9:29pm A minute ago

This AWESOME Mario Kart Lego is the blue shell of builds

A collaboration between 6kyubi6, 74louloute and fujiia celebrates the awesomeness that is Mario Kart. Even though this game makes you hate your friends, these pals somehow made this build come together. All of my favorite characters are represented and nearly all of the weapons of destruction were built. » 11/20/14 5:35pm Today 5:35pm

Did Ben Franklin want the turkey to be our national symbol?

It's one of those Thanksgiving fun facts I loved repeating when I was a kid: Ben Franklin liked turkeys so much that he wanted them to be our national bird, instead of the bald eagle. It's a popular fun fact. But I was shattered to learn as an adult that this little nugget of trivia isn't quite true. » 11/20/14 5:16pm Today 5:16pm

Half of a Teapot Is Actually the Perfect Amount of Teapot

Have you ever filled your teapot up more than halfway in your life? Oh, you have? Well, not all of us are constantly having wild parties with dozens of friends for whom to make tea. The rest of us are usually only making one or two cups—and that's who the design team at the Dutch studio Droog made this teapot for. » 11/20/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

One Year Later, Should You Get An Xbox One Or A PS4?


People ask us all the time whether they should buy a new-gen console? Should they get an Xbox One? A PS4? For a year, we've told people to not bother with either. Now, we think you should make the leap, especially if you're a console-only gamer. But which one to get? » 11/20/14 4:56pm Today 4:56pm

Tell Us Your Worst Experiences Trying To Cancel Cell Phone Contracts

Here's a sad story: a UK woman brought her husband's ashes to a T-Mobile store after they refused to cancel the dead man's contract. That's an extreme case, but indicative of the nightmare some people have to go through to close an account. Have you ever had a hard time canceling a contract? Tell us about it. » 11/20/14 4:11pm Today 4:11pm

The Next Prius? What It's Like To Drive Toyota's $57,000 Hydrogen Car

Hydrogen fuel cells are a cool technology that were perfected to enable humans to go to the moon. Now that they're perfected even more, they're enabling humans to go to work or the liquor store, and, incredibly, this is progress. The Toyota Mirai is an example of this remarkable progress. Funny looking, maybe, but it… » 11/20/14 4:09pm Today 4:09pm

Sweat Out That Turkey: Equipment-Free, Floor-Based Workouts

Feel that? That half-crazed, half-hungry feeling? That's the holidays soaking into your veins. It's the smell of turkey mixed with feelings of doom. It's stress all wrapped up and tied with a bow. And womp, womp: it's the holidays and you don't have time to head to the gym for a few hours when there's a turkey in the… » 11/20/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

How to Sneak A Workout into Your Workday (Without Getting Fired)

Whether you're just starting out on the quest to improve your everyday fitness or a workout ninja who's reading this while doing leg-lifts atop your balance ball, there are plenty of ways to get healthier without disrupting your routine. Experts recommend taking 10,000 steps a day to stay fit, but that's just the… » 11/20/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Get Brand Name Sound Without the Hype: Status Audio Headphones ($38)

Status Audio created the HD One headphones with a single goal in mind: deliver great sound with a classic look and leave the superfluous details behind. While the headphones are already less than half the price of competitors, right now you can grab a pair for just $38, a savings of over 20%. Enter promo code HDONE20 » 11/18/14 9:57am Tuesday 9:57am

When Porn and Virtual Reality Collide (NSFW)

The porn of the future is titillating. As virtual reality matures, we'll be aroused in three-dimensional immersive alternative realities, interacting with super-lifelike porn stars customized to our taste. People will look back on our passive and lonely 2D smut and pity us. But… when? » 11/20/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Google Just Gave You a Good Reason to Quit Spotify

I signed up for Spotify three years ago, the day the service launched in the United States. $400 in subscription fees later, I'm still a member, and I've never regretted the money for a second. But for the first time since joining, I'm actually tempted to leave. YouTube Music Key might just win me over. » 11/20/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm