The North Face is partnering with a Japanese company to make new parkas from synthetic spider silk. And everyone’s favorite Minnesota dentist is in trouble with the law again due to allegedly illegal hunting practices. It’s What’s New Outside.
Security at the Mall of America created fake Facebook profiles to snoop on political activists. Documents obtained by The Intercept show how glorified mall cops catfished Black Lives Matter protest participants by making up a fictional activist persona called "Nikki Larson" and befriending them on Facebook.
Most of our discussions of catfishing are limited to the catfishers and catfishees, but there's a third category we often forget about: the unwitting catfish-complicit, whose pictures and deets make the catfishing possible, and whose lives also get crappy and complicated when sucked into the mix.
The 475-foot "drop tower" in Bremen, Germany, is not a rocket disguised as a building, but a giant hollow tube used for experimentally dropping things—letting go of objects, watching them plummet toward the ground, and using those nearly 10 seconds of free-fall as a way to study the effects of weightlessness.
In Southwestern France, a group of European catfish — which can get between 1 and 1.5 meters long — have taught themselves the art of fowl hunting to satisfy their discerning paletes.
Paula Bonhomme spent two years of her life in an online relationship with a man she thought was named Jesse Jubilee James. But after he suddenly died she found out James was actually a woman named Janna St. James. And all of Jesse James' friends who Paula had interacted with? Also fake and played by Janna. Above is…