Why do so many people choose to be insensitive happy ignorants?

Wandering through the bitfields, I just came across this 1995 photograph of Michael Gernhardt floating 200-miles over the Earth on a six-hour spacewalk. I zoomed in and looked in awe for a couple of minutes, pondering the chain of events, the Herculean effort that put and kept this man alive in space. » 7/31/14 8:21pm Thursday 8:21pm

Man saves squirrel's life by giving it CPR

This cute little squirrel has a pool repairman to thank for saving its life. When the little critter was found floating in a pool in Phoenix, Rick Gruber, the pool guy, resuscitated it back to life by performing a little bit of CPR. After a few minutes of pumping its lungs, the squirrel was breathing again. » 6/05/14 11:07pm 6/05/14 11:07pm

Magic floor sinks into the ground to transform into an outdoor pool

Everyone wants a pool in their backyard until they realize they never actually swim in it. Those neglected pools become nothing more than holes in the ground filled with cloudy water that act as mosquito magnets. Not this pool though. This outdoor pool is magic. The floors sinks into the ground and it fills itself up… » 3/14/14 12:55am 3/14/14 12:55am

Here's what a mathematically perfect centered pool break looks like

If you're curious about what would happen if a perfectly hit cue ball hit a perfectly aligned pool rack perfectly in the middle, well here's what it will look like. It's mathematically perfect. Not even the best pool players in the world, magnet breakers or robots can even get it to look like this. » 2/07/14 12:11am 2/07/14 12:11am

These pool tricks seem like they're breaking all of Earth's magnets

I'm not sure there's an explanation for this amazing set of pool tricks other than the guy doing them, professional pool trick shot player Florian Kohler, is just impossibly good at what he does or that Kohler has somehow found a way to coax all of the magnets on Earth to bend balls however he wants so they travel… » 1/10/14 11:15pm 1/10/14 11:15pm

Putter Pool Brilliantly Merges Two of the World's Laziest Sports

If you need any more proof that we're giving Nobel Prizes to the wrong people, behold the brilliant creation that is Putter Pool. It takes billiards and golf—arguably two of the laziest 'sports' known to man—and merges them into an indoor game that barely requires you to get up off the couch. Genius! » 1/16/13 11:05am 1/16/13 11:05am

There Are Grave Consequences To Sinking the Cue Ball On This Coffin…

Unless you're being cremated, blasted into space, or turned into a cyborg, everyone will need a coffin at some point in their life. (Usually near the end.) And a company called Casket Furniture figures that since you'll be spending thousands of dollars on your post-life home, you might as well enjoy it as much as… » 7/14/12 8:00pm 7/14/12 8:00pm