Activists Want To Use Balloons To Airlift The Interview Into North Korea

Last year, an Atlantic article introduced us to an activist group run by a former North Korean who now uses balloons to airlift information and technology into into the tightly-controlled country. Now, its members want to use their balloons to tote in copies of The Interview, Sony's beleaguered comedy about Kim… » 12/17/14 12:32pm 12/17/14 12:32pm

This Box Lets You Split Your TV Screen In Case You Are Totally Insane

Anyone living in a house with more people than TVs has run into the problem at least once (or if you grew up in my family, pretty much every night): People want to watch different shows at the same time. A startup called ScreensTV is trying to fix family fighting by offering a box that lets you split your TV into… » 11/13/14 10:29am 11/13/14 10:29am

This Might Be the Worst Idea for an iPhone Case Ever

I'm not saying you shouldn't rock an Attack on Titan cell phone case in the shape of the 3D Maneuvering Device's controller from the show. By all means, let your otaku flag fly. All I'm saying is: Don't pull this thing out in the subway if you don't want get arrested and/or shot. Because it looks exactly like an IED… » 6/24/14 5:40pm 6/24/14 5:40pm

Crazy guy rides a bicycle backwards down a steep mountain

Because riding a bicycle down a steep mountain road after it just rained isn't crazy enough, Eskil Ronningsbakken wanted to up the crazy by doing the whole ride backwards. So yes, he was balancing himself, steering, braking, making sharp turns, veering away from cars and zooming down the mountain while facing the… » 12/04/13 9:54pm 12/04/13 9:54pm

Oh my God, idiot geniuses jump started a car with an AK-47

Filed in things you now know are possible but should probably never try in your lifetime unless your life depended on it but maybe still shouldn't: jump starting a dead car battery with an AK-47. Yes, you can do that. Watch these insane Iraqi soldiers use the metal of the AK-47 to bridge the two batteries. Metal… » 12/03/13 11:54pm 12/03/13 11:54pm

A Fake Slum for Luxury Tourists Who Don't Want to See Real Poverty

It's estimated that one in eight people worldwide live in so-called slums, which, in some cities, makes visiting these informally maintained neighborhoods unavoidable. Although controversial, the practice of "slum tourism" has become a popular way for tourists to engage with poverty on a personal level. But why go… » 11/25/13 3:00pm 11/25/13 3:00pm

These Guys Tried to Pass Off Melting Blocks of Ice as $4k Worth of iPads

Committing insurance fraud, mail or otherwise, is universally a fairly dumb thing to do—especially when your plan is literally designed to fail. Like, say, that of 29-year-old idiot Nathan Meunch and friend. Because if you're trying to pass off a soggy, dripping cardboard box stuffed with ice as a $4,000 stack of… » 8/14/13 3:15pm 8/14/13 3:15pm

Drunk Idiot Dangles Upside Down from Power Cables

In the list of things you probably should never experience in your life, even if you're sozzled to oblivion, dangling upside down from an active power cable is probably near the top. This very, very drunk man, however, obviously thinks differently. He climbed up a pole and hung upside down a high-voltage power cable… » 4/03/13 2:00am 4/03/13 2:00am

Holy Crap, A Woman Almost Got Run Over By a Train Because She Was…

Holy freaking smokes, almost getting hit by a train doesn't get closer than this. A young woman in Sao Paulo, Brazil had apparently dropped her phone onto the metro tracks and foolishly jumped down to retrieve it. Couple of problems with this situation: she couldn't get back on the platform, the train was coming into… » 4/01/13 9:00pm 4/01/13 9:00pm

A Teenage Girl Got Arrested Because She Posted a YouTube Video Saying…

Hannah Sabata, a girl who's only 19 years old, did something a lot of teenage girls do: post a video to YouTube in which they talk to the camera. But unlike most 19 years old, Sabata bragged about stealing a car and robbing a bank, even flashing the cash to prove it. She, um, got arrested because of that video. » 12/03/12 11:00pm 12/03/12 11:00pm

A Guy Started a Fire on a Nuclear Submarine to Leave Work Early

Here's a friendly reminder for everyone who wants to leave work early: don't ever set fire to your workplace. Especially if you work on a million nuclear submarine. Especially if you'll cause $400 million in damage. And especially if you just want to leave early because of a silly text message argument with your… » 7/23/12 6:20pm 7/23/12 6:20pm