If you’re ever in Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, keep an eye out for the ugliest bison alive. That’s not an insult. Taking a direct hit from a lightning bolt and staying alive is something to be proud of.
Next week, Cheeky Frawg Publishing will release a collection of stories and novels from Finnish author Leena Krohn. The collection is a major translation for the author, and we’ve interviewed editor Jeff Vandermeer about the project.
This is a fun one. Screen Rant came up with a list of movies that shows how films have recycled and reused scenes from other movies. This isn’t an act of homage or done in inspiration, this is footage taken from one movie (sometimes shot for shot!) and used again in another movie and hoping that no one would notice.…
Imagine having a magical device that can duplicate any organic life you put into it. You could have an army of adorable pets, a mountain of your favorite veggies, man, you could even erase hunger from the face of the Earth with it. Unfortunately, such a device only exists in this short film and even there it doesn’t…
IKEA operates a semi-secret museum in the basement of the IKEA Hotel at its headquarters in Sweden. IKEA also operates a hotel at its headquarters. Yes, staying at the hotel is kind of like sleeping in the store. The museum, on the other hand, is a trip.
As most of her fans know, Ellen DeGeneres has been messing (hilariously) with Today Show host Matt Lauer. Now, it'd seem, Matt's decided to get even. After opening her car door and spilling ping pong balls all over a parking lot, DeGeneres discovers a cardboard cutout of her prankster buried inside.
We've all had a glorious, photo-worthy wipe out or two in our lives (or, if you're clumsy like me, this happens on a pretty regular basis.) But few of us have succeeded in capturing the essence of such an event like photographer Derek Johnson.
Yesterday, in 1904, pyschologist B.F. Skinner was born. His contribution to the world? This pigeon-guided missile system, among other things. Yes, really.
Our friend Anna Péter, from the food blog Malackaraj, continues to delight my virtual taste buds with another gross-looking Hungarian plate. This one is a maggot-like pasta called tojásos nokedly, a plate that you eat with a lettuce salad called fejes saláta. Apparently, it's one of Hungary's most iconic plates.
I'm not exactly sure what I just watched but I saw liquid dance in ways I didn't know liquid could even move. At least, not on Earth. The water ballet was filmed by Kamiel Rongen. He insists that everything in this video is real and hints that it was filmed in a fish bowl.
I'm flabbergasted. I have never seen anything like the closeup images of marine life captured in this short film by Sandro Bocci. Most of them truly look like beings from another planet.
Feeling bored? You need a store that sells ridiculous, confusing products that probably shouldn't even exist. Let me introduce you to one of my favorite online retailers: Dealextreme.
It's one of the internet's largest purveyors of cheap tablets, obscure cables and amazing off-brand oddities.
So this machine comes with a weird thingie and it starts moving the ground and then there's this weird hose that goes under and stuff or something. I guess the hose will be connected to a pump to drain the water at some point. I don't know. I don't care. I just know that I watched it all. So relaxing.
What do you suppose the most requested photo from the U.S. National Archives might be? Troops raising the American flag on Iwo Jima? That sailor kissing a random woman at the end of WWII? Nope. It's Richard Nixon shaking Elvis Presley's hand.
A couple weeks ago, The New Yorker published a lovely little essay about the eccentric rocker, Ariel Pink. The whole conversation takes place in an SUV bound from Pink's Williamsburg hotel to a show in Staten Island. Pink rehashes some recent social media controversies and some other thoughts on his own fame. The…
Embarrassing open mic nights, topical parodies, gaming tutorials—these are the YouTube videos we know. The ones we replay and the ones we send to our friends, coworkers, families, and everyone we know. But YouTube has another layer. One where view counts sit at zero and bizarre bits of film rot away in indifference.…
This is not your usual eye-candy time lapse of a gorgeous landscape. This one—created by Jeff Frost—is different. Speaks directly to the feelings. It's sometimes creepy, violent, and weird. And others stunning, beautiful, and relaxing. The same type of contrasts you find in real life. That's why I like it so much.
I just knew about They Ate WHAT? A competition where vets send X-rays of animals with weird things stuck within their bodies. These are some of the winners—some images look kind of harsh but don't worry, all the animals were treated appropriately and they are fine and hungry again.
If the new TV series Zona is half as cool, weird, and intriguing as the concept art by Alex Andreev, it will sure be a must watch. Based on a short sci-fi novel by brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Zona is scheduled to launch in Russia in 2015.
When we first wrote about Cherkees—the beef jerky potato chip hybrid—we called it "the pinnacle of human innovation." Granted, we may have gotten slightly carried away, but the concept of getting our required daily dose of jerky and chip simultaneously? What an amazing time-saver! Unfortunately, delays plagued these…