Your Skin Has a Sense of Smell, and Sandalwood Aroma Makes it Heal

Ready for some weird science? Some of the same olfactory sensing equipment that give your nose its sense of smell can be found in your skin cells. In other words, your skin has a sense of smell. And researchers have just figured out that your skin loves the scent of sandalwood—in fact, the aroma revs up your skin's… » 7/12/14 5:00pm 7/12/14 5:00pm

Piano mysteriously washes ashore under NYC's Brooklyn Bridge

A baby grand piano has mysteriously appeared under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, right on the Manhattan side of the East River. Everyone in the city is speculating about its origin: Some people think it may be a viral marketing action, others think it may be an art project, but nobody really knows why or how it got… » 6/07/14 4:48pm 6/07/14 4:48pm

Boring automaker hypnotizes customers to make them like their cars

Europeans think German automaker Opel is an extremely boring brand so, for their Danish campaign, they decided to hire a hypnotist to wipe people's minds clean of any preconceptions. Then they let them test a car and, apparently, they loved it—or maybe the hypnotists tricked them about that too. » 5/29/14 9:01pm 5/29/14 9:01pm

Zigzagging light of unknown origin spotted in Hawaii (Updated)

There's nothing more befuddling than looking up at the sky and seeing a strange light appear out of nowhere. Your adult brain tells you it can't be what you want it to be but when you check with adult-brained officials, they're clueless too. That's what just happened in Hawaii. A mysterious zigzagging light popped up… » 5/21/14 5:10am 5/21/14 5:10am

Woman has 'love' written with a blood vessel in her eye

She's got love in her eyes. Literally. A Redditor says that her mom has a blood vessel that spells love in her eye. Supposedly it's not some crazy wacky tattoo either, the blood vessel is just more pronounced than usual and shaped in a way that we would recognize. At least it doesn't say something awful! » 5/05/14 10:42pm 5/05/14 10:42pm

These shops sell Walking Dead merchandise in exchange for your blood

Working with blood banks in the US as well as countries in South America and Europe, a series of official Walking Dead pop-up stores will offer merchandise in exchange for donations of the red stuff. The more blood you give them to chill, the better the goodies you will be able to walk out with. » 5/05/14 9:53pm 5/05/14 9:53pm

What Is the Single Weirdest Subreddit You've Ever Found?

Given enough time, a stomach of steel, and a can-do attitude, a few minutes on Reddit can quickly devolve into hours lost amongst its many bizarre, horrifying, and inexorably fascinating channels. For the web is dark and full of terrors, friends, and each one of those terrors has its own subreddit. » 4/27/14 8:30pm 4/27/14 8:30pm

Surgeons attach man's calf to his arm to save his life

Ian McGregor lost his entire leg to a cancerous tumor, but he's lucky to be alive thanks to a weird, never-before-attempted 18-hour surgical procedure: First doctors removed his calf and attached it to his arm to keep it alive during the tumor and leg amputation. Then they used the calf to fix the huge hole that… » 3/01/14 8:07pm 3/01/14 8:07pm

Turn Your Mouse Into a Weird Noise Factory With This Theremin Webpage

Theremins are super fun production lines of weird squeeps and bloops, the de rigueur sound of kitschy black-and-white sci-fi movies and DJ rave parties alike. Anyone with an appreciation of music, or just noise, should play with one given the chance—and now you can do so from the comfort of your computer, thanks to … » 2/15/14 8:00pm 2/15/14 8:00pm

Mars is full of freaking hearts everywhere!

I was really surprised when I saw this collection of hearts on Mars posted by El Comanderino Chris Hadfield. How are there so many craters with the shape of hearts in Mars? Are heart shapes pervasive through the entire galaxy? The hell I know. Just forward this post and tell your favorite astronerd you love him/her. » 2/14/14 8:35pm 2/14/14 8:35pm

Humans create cat werewolves—and they're very cute and very spooky

I don't know what to think about this. I don't like breeders and I don't like cats, but these spooky lycoi cats are something else. A cat that looks like a werewolf and, according to its Tennessee-based human creators, acts like a dog. I have to admit they are quite cute in their freaky ugliness. Like a reverse evil… » 2/14/14 1:53am 2/14/14 1:53am