The small fishing village of Astoria, Oregon, tried to scare off a pesky sea lion colony with a large fake mechanical orca. It was a cunning scheme, one that pitted the sly artifice of man against whatever it is sea lions have. But alas—nature won.
For every Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Daniel Craig, there are a dozen would-be action stars who tried to get their movie careers off the ground, but couldn’t quite manage it. Here are 15 actors who thought they could punch, shoot and leap into stardom, but reality had other plans.
The guys at AtomCentral uploaded this video depicting the failed test of the Atlas missile back in 1961. The footage—scanned to HD from the original film—shows the rocket exploding in an epic and mesmerizing slow motion that would make Michael Bay drool.
Auroracoin, the digital currency given as a free hand-out to every resident of Iceland, was supposed to be a a salvo for a country rankled by a broken financial system. It was heralded as the beginning of hyper-localized cryptocurrencies; it became the second-largest cryptocurrency before it even launched, valued at …
The explosions caused by this malfunctioning fireworks launching mechanism were so big and the noise so deafening that they could make Michael Bay proud. Beware of your volume level.
If the recent White House Correspondents Dinner has shown us anything, it's that politicians are the true masters of comedy in American society. Case in point: a recent joke proposal by a D.C. politician to install "hoverboard lanes" in the nation's capital.
If you must fail while launching a rocket, you hope it gets destroyed in a fiery ball of fire. At least that makes for a good show worth a few million dollars. Sadly, the people from Sea Launch didn't even get that from their Zenit-3SL rocket, which failed miserably today at 6:56am GMT, after lifting off from a…
Following yesterday's failure, Twitter has gotten to the bottom of what went wrong: it was a software issue known as a "cascading bug".
We have our opinions on Kickstarter. But central to whatever Kickstarter claims to be is its ability to teach business neophytes the ropes. As Dan Misener shows, though, that's undermined by suppressing the visibility of failed projects.
Over the past decade Sony has fallen from tech giant to struggling underdog, with a series of mistakes and mismanagement causing the firm to miss out on just about every big advance in consumer electronics. But where did it all go wrong?
Somewhere in corporate Hamburgerland, an ad executive with a penchant for "social media" and "the Twitter" thought a McDonalds-themed hashtag would sell more food. Oh boy was he wrong. Mickey D's Twitter push is backfiring harder than E. coli vomit.
The Navy's newest warship is slowly disappearing, one molecule at a time.
With displays like this happening all too frequently on the House floor, there's really no wonder why Congressional approval ratings (both sides of the aisle, relax) are usually negative. The iPad: Magically killing the U.S. economy! [Business Insider]
Governments in Bahrain, Algeria, Syria, Iran and the Sudan are all free to snoop their citizens' Hotmail accounts today, as Microsoft has inexplicably disabled HTTPS support for Hotmail users in those countries.
Have you checked your Gmail lately? Better go check if you haven't in a while, because there's been some kind of "reset" at Google that's resulted in missing emails, labels, folders and themes.
"I feel really good about Comcast" is not something Roku, Boxee or Google execs would want said by people who've tried out their connected TV products. Nevertheless this past Friday there were five Boston-based families doing just that.