How many people has Jean-Claude Van Damme killed in all his movies?

Few people have given kids and movie watchers and just humans in general more joy than Jean-Claude Van Damme. His crazy fists and wild kicks and fun brand of martial arts just leaves you with a grin on your face. But to his enemies in movies, well, he leaves them dead. How many people has he killed in his movies? »10/06/15 11:30pmYesterday 11:30pm

Watch a fighter jet land on the middle of a highway road

Here’s really cool footage of a Swedish Saab JAS-39 Gripen fighter jet landing on a road in Finland. The Aviationist says both Finnish and Swedish aircraft were conducting a military force exercise at the Rovaniemi Air Base and on the strip of road. There are also pictures of the planes taking off from the road too. »10/06/15 11:01pmYesterday 11:01pm

The Troubling, Still-Unsolved Case of the 1977 Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders

The bare-bones facts would be disturbing enough on their own: in June 1977, three Girl Scouts—ages 8, 9, and 10—sharing the most remote tent at summer camp were found raped and brutally murdered. It’s the stuff of nightmares and horror movies. But the story got even worse. »10/06/15 10:13pmYesterday 10:13pm

George R.R. Martin Shows Us a Whole New Side of The Seven Kingdoms

George R.R. Martin’s epic-fantasy setting of Westeros is highly addictive, and for good reason. It’s such a richly imagined world, with such a rich backstory, there’s enough material to obsess about for years. And his new book, collecting his “Dunk and Egg” stories, showcases just what a great setting it is. »10/06/15 10:01pmYesterday 10:01pm

This beautiful spinning chocolate cake hides hilarious animations

Oh, this is great. Alexandre Dubosc made this wonderful zoetrope that uses chocolate and popcorn to animate itself. As the multi-layer cake spins around, different things begin to appear as if they’re moving and it’s all perfectly matched with the sound. Corn kernels pop, popcorn gets catapulted and chocolate mouths… »10/06/15 9:05pmYesterday 9:05pm

Cleancast: Seriously, Stop Swiffering

On this episode of the official Ask a Clean Person podcast, Adam Clark Estes of Gizmodo joined me to talk about our mutual hatred of those blasted Swiffers. Back in July, Adam wrote a wonderful post entitled “Stop Swiffering,” so I asked him to come hang out in the studio to talk some trash about you-know-what and… »10/06/15 8:15pmYesterday 8:15pm

Here's How Black Holes Turn on the Lights In the Universe Around Them

Despite their popular reputation as dark inescapable pits, black holes really put out a lot of energy. They thrust out jets of matter. They get matter to heat up through friction as it swirls around them. And, in some cases, they contribute to bursts of incredibly high energy photons, thanks to a phenomenon first… »10/06/15 6:30pmYesterday 6:30pm