The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos

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.… » 10/20/14 12:24pm Monday 12:24pm

This is the weirdest and most beautiful time lapse I've ever seen

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. » 9/19/14 6:56pm 9/19/14 6:56pm

The Beef Jerky-Potato Chip Hybrid Is Real, and We Taste-Tested It

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… » 8/19/14 12:20pm 8/19/14 12:20pm

This is the coolest object disintegration video I've ever seen

We have featured time-lapse videos of objects being sanded down one millimeter at a time before, but this film by Mexican illustrator and animator Simon Gerbaud is the best I've ever seen. I would keep watching that shoe GIF forever if there weren't so many other awesome examples here: » 7/24/14 12:42am 7/24/14 12:42am

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