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

Don't Build This DIY Fireball Machine (Unless You're Super Awesome)

Here's a how-to video you probably shouldn't follow, teaching you how to build a do-it-yourself explosion maker you probably shouldn't make, so you can make simulated action movie fireballs in your backyard. Which you probably shouldn't do. » 12/03/13 7:00pm 12/03/13 7:00pm

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 visit… » 11/25/13 3:00pm 11/25/13 3:00pm

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

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

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

Company HP Bought For $11 Billion Just Cost HP $9 Billion

All is not well at Meg Whitman's HP, we learned during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call this morning. HP just recorded a $9 billion devaluation of its assets stemming from serious accounting tomfoolery at a company that HP bought for $11 billion last year. Ouch. » 11/20/12 9:34am 11/20/12 9:34am

Girlfriend Body Pillow Update: Now $12, Still Terribly Sad

It's been a while since we checked in on the Deluxe Comfort Girlfriend Body Pillow, but we can now confirm that it is still available from Sears. And despite receiving a 20% price bump from $10 to $12, it's still the saddest, most inexplicable human being substitute you can buy. » 10/23/12 6:08pm 10/23/12 6:08pm

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

The 9 Most Terrible Tech Tattoos

You're free to ink whatever permanent monstrosity you want on your body, but when it comes to technology tattoos, be careful! Some tech tats have expiration dates. All technologies will eventually be replaced, but some will be remembered more fondly than others—and some won't be remembered at all. » 6/07/12 2:46pm 6/07/12 2:46pm

Gang Members Accept Cop's Friend Request, Get Arrested, Are Idiots

The first rule of Brooklyn's notorious Brower Boys gang is: You don't talk about the Brower Boys gang. The second is: Unless it's on Facebook, then it's totally fine. Oh, but maybe accept a cop's friend request before you do? » 5/31/12 9:00am 5/31/12 9:00am