Cyclist films his own road accident, miraculously saves life

"The second time I rode into London in an effort to gain some fitness, rather than take the train, ended like this," says YouTube user cyclejack. "This" being an idiot in a car deciding to ignore him, ramming and sending him and his bicycle into the air. Miraculously, he wasn't injured, just bruised. » 7/23/14 7:22pm Wednesday 7:22pm

World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens—and you can jump off…

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world has opened in Russia, with a 1,800-foot span. It offers breathtaking views of the Sochi landscape but it isn't really designed for your daily commute—it is part of a skypark and you can bungee jump off it for a 650-foot drop, as shown in this video. » 7/22/14 11:27am Tuesday 11:27am

Amusement park throws people from 100-foot tower with nothing but a net

Here's an insanely scary ride for those who need to feel like they're close to dying in order to feel like they're living: the Sky Tower in Tivoli Friheden in Denmark. They hang you from a safety rope—then they cut it off and you free fall at 55 mph down onto a net 100 foot below. For fun. » 7/21/14 11:01pm Monday 11:01pm

How the United States can collapse and fall on a Black Friday

Our complex society is so fragile that a virus—spreading through cash and products sold during Black Friday—would bring it to its knees in a couple of days. That's the premise of this impressive video by motion graphic designer Patrick Clair—the guy who created the awesome True Detective intro. » 7/21/14 9:43pm Monday 9:43pm

"I Was Terrified:" The World's Tallest Waterslide's Engineer Fesses Up

The world's tallest water slide is located at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, and also in my nightmares. It's called Verrückt—which means "insane" in German—with good reason: At 168 feet and 7 inches, it's taller than the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, and 23 Shaquille O'Neals stacked on top of each… » 7/08/14 11:00am 7/08/14 11:00am

Scientist creates new flu virus that can kill all of humanity

Working at a lab with a relatively low level-two biosafety rating, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka has created a strain of flu that can completely escape the human immune system. The new genetically-engineered virus is based on H1N1, which may have killed 500,000 people just five years ago. » 7/02/14 7:30pm 7/02/14 7:30pm

Here's what it's like to plummet down the world's tallest water slide

POV footage shows it's a helluva drop so yeah, it's scary. People will pretty much plummet straight down a 168-foot 7-inch tall slide—which makes it the world's tallest water slide—at thigh burning speeds to blast over a massive hill to ride another "mini" 50 feet slide. It doesn't get any sicker than this. » 6/30/14 9:00pm 6/30/14 9:00pm

Mathematician explains how a zombie virus would spread around the world

A mathematician from Morgan Freeman's show Through The Wormhole shows how fast an hypothetical zombie virus could spread around the world. The epidemic would be inevitable and cities would be overran in weeks. If you don't feel that's worrying wait until you hear it from Freeman's epic voice. » 6/26/14 9:40pm 6/26/14 9:40pm

How the most poisonous fish on Earth can kill humans

The stone fish is the most poisonous fish in the sea and one of the most dangerous in the world. It can easily kill you if you step on it, injecting its venom deep inside your foot. If not treated promptly, the poison will kill you. This video by SmarterEveryDay shows how this simple killing machine works. » 6/26/14 9:21pm 6/26/14 9:21pm

The world's largest gathering of snakes looks like a slithering sea

Imagine your worst nightmare. And then imagine your living room filled with thousands and thousands and thousands of snakes. That's what it's like at the Narcisse Snake Dens in Manitoba, Canada. It's the largest concentration of snakes in the world. It basically looks like an ocean of snakes. » 6/26/14 9:00pm 6/26/14 9:00pm

World's first android newscasters are here to replace cable news hosts

In the future, we'll get the news from fair and balanced android newscasters that'll somehow terrify us more than the cable newspeople we have today. These android newscasters are frighteningly lifelike and can interact with humans, read the news and Tweets, tell a joke and basically replace the lousy talking heads on… » 6/24/14 10:41pm 6/24/14 10:41pm

This horror version of Bugs Bunny will haunt my dreams tonight

Rafael "Rafahu" Aguilar is a very talented Mexican animator, illustrator and designer with a wonderfully twisted mind and a classic style worth of Creepy or any of the Warren comic magazines during the 70s. This horror reinterpretation of classic Warner Bros. imagery seems designed to make kids cry. » 6/21/14 12:05am 6/21/14 12:05am

27 high tension photos of NATO jets intercepting Russian warplanes

This week interception of Russian warplanes by NATO Typhoon fighters reminds me of the time in which the world was on the brink of total nuclear annihilation, when Soviet forces taunted the Americans to test their defenses. This image collection shows that part of a Cold War that seems reactivated right now. » 6/20/14 9:20pm 6/20/14 9:20pm

This animatronic human head looks so real that it freaks me out

I always thought that Michael Fassbender's severed head in Prometheus was so perfect an realistic that it had to be just him with his body in a green suit. Or perhaps his real face filmed and projected on a 3D model. Surprisingly, it's an awesome animatronic head made by special effects wizard Gustav Hoegen. » 6/18/14 10:35am 6/18/14 10:35am