According to the Popular Mobilization Forces—an army formed to fight ISIS in Iraq—a car bomb exploded today in the north of Samarra, Iraq. Someone was recording with a cellphone and captured the explosion in the distance with pristine quality.
A "suspicious package" report yesterday afternoon led San Francisco police to a wheeled suitcase filled with dismembered human body parts in the city's South of Market neighborhood, just blocks from the headquarters of Twitter, Uber, and other high-tech companies.
An Australia man's vacation to Bali took a dark turn last week after he discovered a painful red line forming above his belly button. At first, doctors told 21-year-old Dylan Thomas that it was just an insect bite. Then the line started to grow and the horror was obvious: It was a spider burrowed into his belly.
Dubai has unveiled plans for the world's first indoor, climate-controlled neighborhood—a 450-hectare city area with a retractable glass roof and the world's largest shopping center. This sounds to me like the hell on earth but I better get used to it: Every major city will probably be like this by the end of the…
The city of Wolfsburg—in Germany—is currently hosting the worst Star Wars exhibition ever. Everything looks wrong and creepy. From the horrible lighting and staging to the actual objects. I thought people wouldn't have to pay to visit such a dodgy exhibition, but I was wrong, tickets cost around $14.
Chilean newspaper Publimetro (in Spanish) reports on the terrible accident suffered by 30-year-old José Vergara: A malfunctioning elevator launched him across an entire building and into the roof, going through 34 stories in just 15 seconds. Reportedly, he suffered major fractures on his back and hips.
These photoshopped images combine shots of Kiev from before and after the riots using the same vantage points. Looking at the dramatic contrast between happy people enjoying the sun and peace and the anger of people behind in barricades is disheartening.
I love architecture from the future, but this new apartment tower by Porsche Design—equipped with car elevators that allow owners to park their Bentleys and Bugattis right next to their living rooms—doesn't come from the future. It's just a gimmicky cylinder.
...and try not to pass out. Because I almost passed out watching the muscles being stretched and imagining the pain. Extreme bungee jumping, they call it. WARNING: this video is not for squeamish people (like me.) And yes, it was recorded in Russia.
Some days I lose all faith in humanity: DNAinfo reports on the finding of a taxidermic deer in a trashcan in Washington Heights, a New York City neighborhood in northern Manhattan, on the corner 159th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
The situation in Sumatra is getting worse: Mount Sinabung erupted eight times in just a few hours on Sunday. The volcano's continuing eruptions cover everything with ash and now officials have reported rocks raining down over a large area, forcing thousands to flee their homes. These new images show the ongoing drama.
This short video is absolutely terrifying and heartbreaking. In just 30 seconds, the home and life of this Washington, Illinois, couple was utterly destroyed at the hands of a monster tornado. The footage is a gut-wrenching look at how quickly a natural disaster can wreck everything.
To the right: the necrotized ear of a 22-year-old dutch woman who just came from vacation in Italy. To the left: the common spider who liquefied its flesh and cartilague with one bite, a Mediterranean brown recluse. I thought these kind of things only happened in exotic countries but this bastard is everywhere, …
If you blink, you're gonna miss it. Hell, even if you're looking right at it, you still might not see it. But you'll definitely feel it. The Aviationist found a video of a Syrian fighter bomber flying overhead and caught it dropping a bomb pretty much right on top of the cameraman. The plane sends flares out at first…
Yesterday, 26-year-old professional surfer Maya Gabeira tried to break the world record for the largest wave ever surfed. That record was set on the same beach—Nazaré, Portugal—by Garret McNamara on January 2013. Unlie McNamara, Maya failed and nearly died in the process. What followed was an spectacular rescue that…
Buried in this io9 post about some Halloweenesque fashion is one of the most horrible images I've seen in my entire life: a photo of leggings made out of a real dead male, full with penis skin, which you can see at Strandagaldur, The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft. Not safe for work or your mental sanity.