If you've ever considered selling some of your swimmers on Craigslist for a little extra scratch, you might want to give it a little more thought. William Marotta, who did just that, wound up having to pay child support for his biological child, despite having signed away all rights to the little guys and any humans…
We'll never know whether this Siamese cat was attempting to set freefall records for its species or engaging in a dramatic feline suicide attempt when it jumped from the top of this Colombian communications tower. But we do know that firefighters were on hand to catch it in a net before it hit the ground. Well done,…
After discovering a secret palace hidden in China's first emperor massive burial complex, Chinese technicians are nervous. Not because Qin Shi Huang's tomb is the most important archeological discovery since Tutankhamun, but because they believe his burial place is full of deadly traps that will kill any trespassers.…
Kokichi Sugihara loves to screw up human perception. He is the master of 3D optical illusions, designing solid three-dimensional models that do impossible things. This house is his latest creation, presented a few days ago at the European Conference on Visual Perception in Sardinia, Italy.
This is Muhammad Shahid Nazir aka One Pound Fish Man, as many people call him. You probably don't know about him, but he's huge in the United Kingdom already—a YouTube sensation that is quickly racking up views and becoming a freaky internet sensation, much like Trololo Man.
Winter break is a time for video games and snoozing. But it's also a good time to get some reading done, or at least pretend like you're going to read all the books on those end-of-year lists. Here's what the Gizmodo staff is reading:
Remember that fake image of a Dubai shopping mall flooded by a broken shark tank? Well, it has happened for real inside a shopping center in Shanghai, China, where 33 tons of water and three sharks invaded the mall after the glass shattered into multiple deadly shards. There are 15 people injured.
*These are awesome in the sheer sense that they are so terrible. You would think nothing could make them any less terrible. But the thing is, they all have some unusual, surprising use of technology. It may get lost in the hideousness, but it is definitely there—a little LED, a video display, or some musical number.…
So maybe this is obvious, but people like to rap on YouTube. And then they leave the videos up, forever. On one hand, this is a curious anthropological development for humanity. On the other hand, it means there's a rap video for virtually any noun, verb, or other descriptor in English.
Testing, testing. Anyone there? If you can see these words, you'd have survived the great 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. Congratulations! You're all still alive! It's now 12:00 AM on December 21st 2012 and everything seems to be still ticking.
There are few movies that get me in the holiday spirt as much as Home Alone does. I'm not kidding! As a kid, I always imagined myself being as clever as Macaulay Culkin, rigging my house with booby traps, holding down the fort at home. But do those booby traps actually do anything? The Week took a look at the injuries…
God I love Big Macs. Big Macs are more American than a damn bald eagle, and more delicious than they are pulmonarily congestive, if only just barely. Here's one on a belt buckle from the 70s.
We all laughed at Futurama's prediction of a murderous, vengeful Robot Santa in the year 3,000. But it turns out we're not really that far from the borgs taking over Christmas.
This would count as a pretty big leak if it turns out to be true. Buried deep in a Reuters report about Star Wars and Guatemala is a possible leaked plot detail involving the location, and Episode VII. Possible spoilers ahead.
Watch this video of a dog "driving" a car. Then watch the animated GIF at the end of this post. Then watch the video again. Now look at the GIF. Now think about this:
KATU reports that firefighters couldn't move to put out a house fire over the weekend in Portland, Oregon because a 69-year-old man was parading around outside wielding a sword and shield. As if a firefighter's job wasn't hard enough. It gets crazier.