Couple gets their wedding photos with a tornado in the background

Why are people taking wedding photos in the middle of natural disasters? Is this becoming a new photo fad? Last week we had Josh Newton's photos in the middle of a raging fire in Oregon. Today we got Colleen Niska's photoshot with a tornado as the backdrop. » 7/07/14 9:47pm 7/07/14 9:47pm

If You Thought George Lucas Couldn’t Sink Any Deeper, You Were Wrong

I still remember Joel's plea to forgive George Lucas for his many sins. He had a point. Kind of. A little. Ish. Had. Whatever mercy I had left for this man—a man who I greatly respected and admired as a creator—has completely disappeared after watching the trailer for Star Wars' Detours, a comedy. » 8/24/12 4:00pm 8/24/12 4:00pm

What Is This?

Is this an image of some horrible irradiated wasteland? Maybe this is what happens when Lindsay Lohan wades into the ocean at night? No, it's actually a celebration, not cause for a full-body acid wash. » 6/24/11 5:40pm 6/24/11 5:40pm

Nation of Israel Buys @Israel Twitter Account From Miami Porn Site Owner

It sounds shadier than it is, but the facts are these: The nation of Israel has finally secured the @israel Twitter account from a Spanish citizen living in Miami, a man who also happens to own a porn site. » 9/14/10 8:20am 9/14/10 8:20am

130-MPH Dining Table Makes Anything Fast Food

Because we're apparently running out of things to invent, a man named Perry Watkins has concocted a Queen Anne dining table that reached top speeds of 130mph in a recent track test. No word on how the soufflé fared. » 9/07/10 10:40pm 9/07/10 10:40pm

Fire Tornado: Scary Weather or Scariest Weather?

This is a real thing: fire combines with strong dry winds to create a fire tornado. One happened just yesterday in Aracatuba, Brazil. Here's the footage, taken by someone much braver/crazier than I'll ever be. » 8/25/10 4:00pm 8/25/10 4:00pm

Who Will Watch the Watchmen? More Watchmen!

A few things to be concerned with here: first, Google Street View has gone meta. Second, apparently those vans travel in packs. Third, the universe just collapsed in on itself, the end. [Google via Reddit] » 8/13/10 12:20pm 8/13/10 12:20pm

Here's a Great Idea: Spinning a Pregnant Lady Around Real Fast so a…

Patents! They are often completely fucking insane. But here's my question about this one, "Apparatus for Facilitating the Birth of a Child by Centrifugal Force:" it'd work on helping me poop, too, right? » 8/05/10 4:00pm 8/05/10 4:00pm

Witness, The Greatest Toilet-Based Vehicle Ever Constructed

Cars are major status symbols. Why buy a Benz if not to rub your salary in people's faces? But what status this go kart constructed of two toilets and two coolers endows isn't entirely clear. [Dvice via Inhabitat] » 7/07/10 8:00pm 7/07/10 8:00pm

No Joke: Samsung's New Messaging Phone is called the :)

Normally, we don't take much notice of low-level Samsung messaging phones, but when they call it the :), it's tough to ignore. Yes, Samsung has named one of their phones an emoticon. They hear the kids just love 'em! » 6/23/10 10:46am 6/23/10 10:46am

This Explains So Much

With the imminent release Rock Band 3, keytars have been on my mind a lot lately. Then again, when are they not? Anyway, here's the world's all-time greatest keytar-platypus Venn diagram to get you through the weekend. » 6/12/10 1:20am 6/12/10 1:20am

"It's About the Forklifting"

People probably use the word "epic" too often. But I can't think how else to describe GamingMill's 11-minute review of Forklift Truck Simulator 2009. Maybe "utterly ridiculous." That'll work. Either way, watch! You owe it to yourself. [The Daily What] » 5/29/10 3:00pm 5/29/10 3:00pm

Cellular Guard System: An Idiotic Product for Idiotic People

This is the Cellular Guard System, which is to say it's a necklace that you hook your cellphone up to so if you drop it while stirring a big bowl of sauce, it won't fall in. [Cellular Guard System] » 5/27/10 9:00pm 5/27/10 9:00pm

Ladeez Be Hacking!!1!

Click to viewBREAKING: There are WOMEN on the INTERNET. Some of them are hackers, even, but only for the power of good! And some of them also happen to be model-slash-dental hygienists. Thanks, Fox affiliate news team! This is amazing. [The Awl] » 5/12/10 1:20pm 5/12/10 1:20pm

Russia Investigating Whether or Not Regional President Gave State…

Russian regional president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov claims he was abducted by aliens. Now, a Russian MP has asked President Dmitry Medvedev to investigate his claims to make sure he didn't give any state secrets to the space visitors. » 5/06/10 2:40pm 5/06/10 2:40pm

The Better Marriage Blanket Dampens Farts to Save Lives Relationships

Is flatulence ruining your love life? My friends, look no further than the Better Marriage Blanket, a fart-absorbing wünderspread that means you'll never again have to blame it on the dog. This is a real thing! » 4/29/10 9:20pm 4/29/10 9:20pm

China's 21-Foot-Tall Baby Is Here to Creep Out the World

This 21-foot-tall baby was created by the special effects mavens behind Alien vs. Predator. It was built to represent the cities of future generations, or something. But really, it's just unsettling. [io9] » 4/28/10 11:09am 4/28/10 11:09am

Our Troops Need Turd-Powered Nuclear Reactors

This is not an April Fool's post. This is a serious post about DARPA, the military's experimental research arm, and how they want to explore human waste as a fuel source for portable nuclear reactors on overseas military bases. Seriously. » 4/01/10 5:40pm 4/01/10 5:40pm

Fishbate Finally Brings Violent Fish Masturbation to the iPhone

Pay no mind to the vague, nonsensical App Store description for Fishbate: This app is about masturbating fish to completion. Or, possibly, to death. » 1/18/10 12:59pm 1/18/10 12:59pm