6 Horrible and Doomed Space Missions, Brought to You By Crowdfunding 

Government funding for space travel ain’t what it used to be. Private organizations are our best hope for exploring beyond Earth’s increasingly noxious atmosphere, and to get your cash they’re turning to Indiegogo and Kickstarter to fund ambitious space missions. Unfortunately, most of the projects are bonkers messes… »6/18/15 1:22pm6/18/15 1:22pm

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 12:32pm12/17/14 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 10:29am11/13/14 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 5:40pm6/24/14 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 9:54pm12/04/13 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 11:54pm12/03/13 11:54pm