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Could Humble Milkweed Replace Down Feathers In Your Outdoor Gear?

Down is the most effective commonly-available insulator for outdoors apparel. But, it's also expensive, loses its ability to insulate when wet (if untreated) and — there's no way around this — is horribly cruel to most of the ducks and geese who donate their underfeathers. Now, there may be a real alternative:… »4/16/15 5:00pm4/16/15 5:00pm

No, your hair and fingernails don't keep growing after you die

Ever heard the morbid little Fun Fact™ that your hair and nails keep growing after you die? Well, it's not true. It may appear that a dead person's fingernails are still growing, but that's only because the body is drying up. The skin's retraction around the nail just makes it look like they're growing. »9/24/14 3:18pm9/24/14 3:18pm

Fun guy spins his head like a metal rock star while doing construction

It doesn't get any more metal than this. This headbanger filmed a video of himself spinning his head and making his hair whip in dizzying circles while working construction jobs. It's so hardcore badass but also incredibly goofy and fun all at the same time. He rocks out with his caulk out. »7/02/14 11:09pm7/02/14 11:09pm

Did you know you can actually play a violin strung with human hair?

Artist Tadas Maskimovas used his own hair to string a violin in this surprising video. The hair is meticulously worked to form the right sized strings and then is glued together so it becomes more resistant. The experiment was designed to prove that you can make music with almost anything you want. »5/09/14 9:19pm5/09/14 9:19pm

A Nick in Time: How Shaving Evolved Over 100,000 Years of History

Removing unwanted body hair has been a part of human hygiene since the dawn of history. Over the centuries, this practice has served to denote everything from high-ranking social status to acts of contrition. And as the tradition of shaving has evolved in step with global culture, so too have the tools of the trade. »3/18/14 2:20pm3/18/14 2:20pm

I can't figure out which way the girl in these photographs is standing

So her hair makes it look like she's turned away from the camera but her clothes are set up to make it look like she's facing the camera. What way is she really facing? Honestly, I can't tell. Malin Bergman loves to play little games with her Instagram pictures to make you question and wonder what's really happening… »1/17/14 12:51am1/17/14 12:51am

The Shaving Gear Worth Your Money

Whether you think shaving is relaxing, an art form for you to master, or a miserable time sink, you probably still have to do it, and anything worth doing is worth doing well. Hopefully some of our favorite products get put to good use making your face a bit smoother, and we can't wait to hear your recommendations… »10/26/13 11:18am10/26/13 11:18am

USB-Powered Self-Misting Hairbrush: Thanko, You've Done It Again

Just when you think the industrial designers of the world have lost their inspiration for true innovation, Thanko comes along and opens a new window to improving our lives through technology. This time around it's a USB-rechargeable hairbrush featuring a built-in water reservoir and misting pump, so the humidity's… »12/11/12 10:00am12/11/12 10:00am