Impressive images of massive fire in downtown Los Angeles

"A massive fire in downtown Los Angeles early today engulfed an apartment tower that was under construction, damaged two other buildings and left freeways and roads closed," reports the LA Times. This image by Gautam Trivedi is impressive, almost like the aftermath of a nuclear mushroom. » 12/08/14 12:15pm 12/08/14 12:15pm

4 hilariously insane ways to remove your mustache that aren't shaving

Is shaving the best way to remove hair? Mehdi Sadaghdar emphatically answers yes after performing stunts for this video. He hilariously tries crazy alternative hair removal methods—burning it off and electrocuting it off, for example—and decides that shaving is so much easier than any other way. » 12/02/14 1:34am 12/02/14 1:34am

Amazon's Thanksgiving Kindle Sale Serves Up Some Tasty Discounts

Amazon's kicking off Thanksgiving with solid discounts on a number of Kindle ereaders and tablets. It's not wholly uncommon to see similar deals throughout the year, but it's nice to have them all occurring at the same time, instead of a la carte. » 11/26/14 11:43pm 11/26/14 11:43pm

Painting with fire creates some really beautiful art

Sure, you're not supposed to play with fire but what about painting with fire? That's what artist Steve Spazuk does. He uses flames and smoke to create beautiful artwork with images that are literally burned in. Spazuk employs other tools like feather brushes and x-acto knives but his artwork begins with fire. Pretty… » 10/28/14 10:08pm 10/28/14 10:08pm

Badass airplane pilot extinguishes truck fire with one water drop

Aerial firefighters are some of the most badass pilots out there, flying through smoke, extreme heat, and turbulences, in often battered airplanes to drop water with amazing skills and courage. Sometimes, however, they get to do fun stuff like this: Put out a semi truck fire on a road in the middle of nowhere. » 10/13/14 4:17am 10/13/14 4:17am

Burning artificial sweeteners releases some bizarre shooting webs

Our favorite destroyer of objects, the red hot nickel ball, is back. This time it's torching artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet N' Low and Truvia. Splenda and Sweet N' Low put up honorable fights but essentially caramelizes. Truvia, however, starts shooting out these weird spider web looking things when burned. » 10/10/14 12:29am 10/10/14 12:29am

This insane wall of fire has to be the awesomest way to cook meat

Sure, a charcoal grill or a barbecue pit can roast some delicious meat but if you want to up the insane level, I'm not sure anything can top this: a wall of fire made from 30 steel drums welded together. It's like barbecuing with dragon fire or a volcano or a never ending bomb explosion. And it looks awesome. » 10/09/14 9:01pm 10/09/14 9:01pm

Those Great Fire Phone Headphones Are Just $10 Right Now

The Fire Phone might be underperforming, but its accompanying earbuds are great. Gizmodo's Eric Limer had great things to say about them that you can read below, and you can pick them up for just $10 today, with a $1 MP3 credit thrown in for good measure. That's an easy recommendation for pretty much anyone, even to… » 9/16/14 10:55am 9/16/14 10:55am