Can YouTube Help Doctors Study the Science of Faceplanting?

When YouTube arrived at the beginning of this millennium, viral videos were not so different from what had long entertained us on America's Funniest Home Videos: adorable pets, funny kids, and painful accidents. And so we have faceplant gifs and faceplant supercuts and now, a scientific journal article based on a… » 5/30/14 5:40pm 5/30/14 5:40pm

Vets miraculously save life of lioness who got mauled by buffalo

Siena is a lioness who recently got severely mauled by a buffalo. It's so bad that looking at her standing up with her leg almost ripped off her body looks like a surreal scene from a zombie movie. Happily, the vets rushed to save her life so she could take care of her cubs. WARNING: VERY STRONG IMAGES. » 4/16/14 12:45am 4/16/14 12:45am

Getting hit by a 25-foot wave is like being inside a water tornado

When you get swallowed by the waves of the biggest sea monster in the world (also known as the wonderful ocean), there's not much you can do but protect your head and hope you know which way is up. It's like being trapped inside a water tornado. This footage, captured by pro surfer Mark Healey, shows the exact feeling… » 1/27/14 9:57pm 1/27/14 9:57pm

Watch This Poor Guy Lose $1430 Worth of Camera and Drone In Icy Waters

Drones: The reason future humans won't have to do some very dangerous things. That includes not piloting vehicles for crazy aerial photography. And this video proves that we're better off letting the drones do the dirty for us. About four minutes in, the UAV takes a dive into the drink. Brrr. » 12/10/13 6:33pm 12/10/13 6:33pm

Watch a real life Human Torch create fire with his bare hands

Who knew that one of the easiest superhero powers to get (at least on a neutered, pathetic human scale) is the Human Torch's Flame On power? If you're Russian and/or drink a lot of vodka, you can use a hot wire and a debauched sense of pain to create fire with your bare hands. Just pour fuel on the ground, hold a hot… » 12/06/13 8:27pm 12/06/13 8:27pm

Knock-Off Neck Massager Soothes and Tears Your Hair Out

You probably don't need another reason to avoid buying cheap knock-off electronics on the street or eBay. But in case you were tempted by a surprisingly sweet deal on a neck massager, here's an important PSA to stay clear of them. » 4/21/12 6:00pm 4/21/12 6:00pm

These Wipeouts Scare Me More Than Sharks

The chances of me getting eaten by a shark while surfing are slim. The chances of me getting pounded by a wave while surfing, that happens all the time. Fortunately I've never had a wipeout as bad as the guys in this video. » 1/16/12 9:00pm 1/16/12 9:00pm

The Price of Looking Good

I've asked this question before, I'm asking it now, and I'll ask it again some day: Seriously now, how the hell do you women wear these things all day long? [FFFFOUND via Street Anatomy via Like Cool - Thanks, Elisa] » 2/13/11 1:00pm 2/13/11 1:00pm

Gizmodo Readers Design the Most Hilarious Sex Toys

Yesterday, when I wrote about Made To Pleasure's "design your own sex toy" website, I didn't even ask for readers to create their own and paste them in the comments. But they did. And jeepers-creepers are they hilarious: » 1/06/11 10:00am 1/06/11 10:00am

Sh*t My Kids Ruined: Tech Edition

Sh*t My Kids Ruined, a self-explanatory site if ever there was one, advertises itself as "the strongest visual birth control on the market today." Rightly so! Here's a sampling of what those little monsters have done to your precious gadgets: » 7/06/10 5:20pm 7/06/10 5:20pm

17-Year-Old Kid Tazed After Running Onto the Field at a Phillies Game

How's that for a photo? In the video after the jump, you can see him hit the ground pretty hard after getting shot in the back. What say you: inappropriate use of force or what he had coming to him? » 5/04/10 6:00pm 5/04/10 6:00pm

The Science of a Dude Taking a 1,100-Pound 'World Record' Kick to the…

What happens when a dude gets kicked in the hangin' brains by an MMA fighter and American Gladiator? Well, when he's a crazy "combat expert" who's taken hundreds of nutshots, not what you think. » 2/16/10 2:40pm 2/16/10 2:40pm

Best Buy CMO Barry Judge Responds with 'The One Type of Gizmodo Blogger'

Yesterday, I did a fun post describing the Seven Types of Employees You Meet at Best Buy, complete with illustrations by Dan Meth. And now, Best Buy has responded. And they've been spying on me. » 7/10/09 3:20pm 7/10/09 3:20pm

Fear the Pant Zipper

My childhood was active enough. I was as fearless as any toddler. I frolicked in the mud and climbed on now-banned metal jungle gyms. I was rambunctious. Then I met the pajamas with the feet. » 5/19/09 3:20pm 5/19/09 3:20pm

One in Ten Tasers Are Defective, Voltage "Exceeds Manufacturer's…

Yikes. The Canadian province of Alberta called in 400 of its police tasers for a study on their effectiveness, and what did they find? Over 10% unleash more voltage than they should. » 4/23/09 2:30pm 4/23/09 2:30pm

Lawn Darts Are Back, Deadlier Than Ever

Lawn Darts were a game from a simpler, more naive time. Sure, they could embed themselves in your little sister's head just as easily as the lawn, but they were fun. Now they're back. » 3/29/09 2:00pm 3/29/09 2:00pm

Saber Saw Sex Toy Incident: DIY Gone Very, Very Wrong (NSFW)s

A 27-year old woman was rushed to the hospital after a kinky encounter with her partner resulted in injuries that I would rather not contemplate. Sufficed to say, dildos and saber saws don't mix. » 3/12/09 12:40pm 3/12/09 12:40pm

Lounge Fire Fireplace Looks Like a Bench—What Could Go Wrong?

Woe to the guest who mistakes your Lounge Fire fireplace for a comfy bench, for hidden in the middle is a flame producing jet. Who green-lit this pyro project, Mr. Magoo? » 2/15/09 7:00pm 2/15/09 7:00pm

This Is Why You Don't Take an Expensive DSLR to a Rally Car Race

Have you ever seen how close photographers and spectators get to the action at rally car events? This guy is lucky that his head didn't go flying with his DSLR. » 2/13/09 3:00pm 2/13/09 3:00pm

Stephen Fry Slams the BlackBerry Storm

We have a soft spot for genius comedian-actor-writer-gadget-juggler Stephen Fry » 11/27/08 11:19pm 11/27/08 11:19pm here at the Giz. He speaks things as he sees them, as an end user, with his usual wit. Lately he has been playing with a BlackBerry Storm and, like , he thinks that it's no you-know-who killer. In fact, he completely smashes it in his…