Zigzagging light of unknown origin spotted in Hawaii (Updated)

There's nothing more befuddling than looking up at the sky and seeing a strange light appear out of nowhere. Your adult brain tells you it can't be what you want it to be but when you check with adult-brained officials, they're clueless too. That's what just happened in Hawaii. A mysterious zigzagging light popped up… » 5/21/14 5:10am 5/21/14 5:10am

8 Bizarre and Painful Highlights From Two Centuries of Beauty Tech

Humans have been pursuing this elusive quality known as "beauty" long before the miracles of modern medicine. Inventors were always coming up with tools meant to help women—and men—achieve the wide-held physical ideals of their era. Eager test subjects would get hooked up to devices that looked like torture machines,… » 5/13/14 9:00am 5/13/14 9:00am

Meet the guys who store humans at freezing temperatures for the future

We Will Live Again is a fascinating documentary on the Cryonics Institute, the place where 99 dead human bodies are stored at freezing temperatures in hopes that they'll be able to be revived and live again in another life. It's crazy and bizarre and eerie in all the right ways. » 4/08/14 9:29pm 4/08/14 9:29pm

Spray-On Sweatbands Provide Instant, Silly Relief From the Heat

You can already buy shirts and other garments specifically designed to keep you cool while battling the heat, but they're no where near as revolutionary as this refreshing Cold Foam. It comes ready-to-spray like a can of silly string, and once released the foam immediately chills to just over 1 degree Fahrenheit, and… » 10/04/12 12:04pm 10/04/12 12:04pm

The Football League No One Cares About Will Hold Their Draft Over…

The NFL draft is tonight! And hoping to piggyback off that NFL buzz, the UFL—yes, it's another professional football league—just announced that they"ll be holding their own draft over Twitter. I'm not kidding, the head coaches will all tweet their selections from their respective Twitter accounts. » 4/28/11 5:40pm 4/28/11 5:40pm

People Swallow the Darndest Things: Cigarette Butts, Burnt Matches and…

A museum exhibit at the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is pretty strange even by wacko museum standards. It documents the things that people have swallowed—the number is in the thousands by the way—as collected by Chevalier Jackson, a pioneering laryngologist of the late 19th and early 20th… » 4/27/11 11:20pm 4/27/11 11:20pm

This Stripper Broke Into Google Headquarters

Strippers are people too! And just like people, some of them are batshit crazy. Take Vera Svechina, a stripper who recently followed a blind Google employee into Google headquarters to leave a Russian book and "non-threatening" note for co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. A little weird, no? Turns out, Svechina… » 4/20/11 6:25pm 4/20/11 6:25pm