A Boeing 767-300 had to abort its landing at Barcelona airport when an Airbus A340 suddenly crossed the runway as it was a few feet from touch down. It would have been a disaster comparable to the accident at Los Rodeos, in Tenerife, when two 747s collided on the runway killing 583 people.
We've seen this stunt before: a daredevil with nerves of steel and absolutely zero fear of heights walks a slackline strung between two hot air balloons. But until today, we'd never seen it from the walker's-eye view. Deep breaths. Deep, terrified breaths.
What would it take to make the Oreo—perhaps the most architecturally perfect dessert, ever—look like garbage? Another layer of cookie. The Triple Double Oreo, out this summer, is the cookie version of the 2001: A Space Odyssey monolith.
The stuffy old OED—the last word in what is and is not the English language—has decreed that <3 is a word. Or rather, the vertical version of that. It's the first time a symbol has been included as a word. Death of the English language? Natural lexicographic evolution? Just a way to screw with QWERTY keyboard makers?…
"They do it late at night when their parents are asleep. They do it in restaurants and while crossing busy streets. They do it in the classroom with their hands behind their back. They do it so much their ______ hurt." Hint: Not syphilis.
Never have I ever seen a Transformer this cool: a custom Master Chief Transformer on eBay that goes from being a Spartan soldier to—not just any old car—an actual Warthog LRV. ZOMG.
The Aquapeutics shower is the kind of shower you'd take if you really needed to clean yourself off. The kind you'd take if you accidentally saw your parents having sex.
Too good to be true: because his character in Angels and Demons saves the Vatican from being destroyed by antimatter stolen from CERN, Tom Hanks will be flipping the switch to restart the LHC.
PAOLI, PENNSYLVANIA: A Gizmodo staffer is officially fed up with increasingly-ridiculous news about Obama's BlackBerry after an AP report on the status of said BlackBerry after a vicious and unwarranted drop onto hard, cold cement.
If you thought Red Bull Racing was crazy, you won't believe the Rocket Racing League. Think NASCAR, but in the air, using planes powered by solid-state rockets flying simultaneously. The racers take off in pairs, separated by minutes, competing against the clock at the same time. That means that they will have to…
In a blatant example of downright-lazy journalism, the Wall Street Journal has just discovered the fact that, OH NOES, there is slang coming from the internet! And kids are using it irl (that's "in real life," for you WSJ writers).
Is Apple releasing a new black iPod Shuffle?? In one word, no.