On a crisp April morning in 1931, a sturdy, middle-aged woman strode purposefully up a hillock overlooking the Spot Pond reservoir outside Boston, MA. Judging the wind conditions and checking that the newsreel cameras were rolling, Madame Helene Alberti adjusted her wings and prepared to launch herself skyward.
When the sculpture and stone mason Jean-Louis Boistel set to renovating the Chapelle de Bethléem (Bethlehem Chapel) in Nantes, France, he decided to add some unorthodox decorations to the 15th century church. While some of the newer stone gargoyles (or, to be more accurate, chimeras) adorning the pinnacles are…
Take a look at the Gremlins video that was killed off before it ever saw the light of day. And this scene might explain why. Watch as a pack of Mogwai hold their annual meeting within the Himalayan Mountains. Just, oof.
Toy Fair is filled with many delightful and edifying doodads. It's also jam-packed with bric-a-brac that's unsuitable for all ages. Here are some of Toy Fair's most bizarre baubles.
Train stations in the UK sometimes broadcast mosquito noises that are so high-pitched they can only be heard by those under 25 years of age, but Japan's taken it one step too far with this age prediction gadget.
We never understood why the Gremlins wanted to kill the cute and cuddly Gizmo. Now we've figured it out.
First, Skype made their outgoing calls to landlines and cellphones in the US free. Now, Gizmo VOIP is giving them the "Nyah Nyah" by giving away international phone calls to real numbers in 60+ countries. They, unbelievably, call it their All Calls Free plan.