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 5:40pm5/30/14 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 12:45am4/16/14 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 9:57pm1/27/14 9:57pm

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 8:27pm12/06/13 8:27pm