After admitting that their PowerBalance bracelets are worthless pieces of plastic in Australia, the company has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States following a class action suit filed in a Los Angeles' federal court.
Lior and Vardit Adler just had a baby girl. She's probably all cute and wrinkly! But they hate her soo much that they named her Like, in honor of the Like button in Facebook. Of course, they explain it differently:
Please God, if you exist, wherever you are, have mercy and let this be a Photoshop. Thank you. [Thanks Karl!]
This is how Dell just sent 65 screws to Martin Ørding-Thomsen: Each of them inside a huge padded envelope. Does this seem like the work of an imbecile to you? Well, believe it or not, it's kind of an improvement: Updated.
Some technologies have a definitive impact in the progress of civilization that will leave a mark in Humanity forever. This utterly ridiculous contraption not one of them.
Gross, that's how it looks. This is what happened on the Houston Ship Channel last Tuesday. It had to be closed because a failure in a storage tank holding 15,000 gallons of beef fat. No dinner for you tonight. [Buzzfeed]
I don't think this would surprise anyone, but PowerBalance—manufacturers of plastic wristbands with hologram stickers on it—have admitted that there's "no credible scientific evidence that supports [their] claims and therefore [they] engaged in misleading conduct." Here's their statement:
Apparently, humanity has been WTF'ing since 1620. Rest in peace, Walter Tobias Franfettfuckster. You won't be forgotten. [Thanks Karl!]
We knew that Fleshlights and World of Warcraft go together like strippers and twenty dollar bills. That's fine. What I can't understand is this: According to Amazon, customers who buy Adult Reusable Cotton/Poly Snap Diapers are into Call of Duty 4.
Two Dutch artists think that they can convince you to pay $33 for a tiny ice capsule extracted from a large ice chunk stolen from Greenland. Because you must preserve the melting ice caps in your fridge. Really.
This is one of the best great bad ideas in a long while, Marty McFly: Waterskiing on a fountain. It looks like it can be a lot of fun, all the way to the hospital.
You know those commercials that leave you totally mystified, like "how did this possibly get created?" This Logitech Revue promo video, in which a hairy-legged, Peeping Tom TV set creeps up on a teenage girl in bed, is like that.
Daryl Simon has pulled off all sorts of scams, but apparently lacks any Photoshop skills. This was discovered when he got caught trying to get his prison sentence reduced using fake photos of himself working on volunteer projects.
Go to a YouTube video and look closely. See that little soccer ball icon? Don't click it. I said don't click it! Don't do i—-BZZZZZZZZZZZZ! You couldn't find something more worthy of torture than a cute bunny?
Things made of carbon fiber tend to be appealing-looking, light-weight, and durable. But sometimes we just plain wonder how on earth someone decided to choose the often pricey material for a particular piece of gear.
As if there weren't enough iPad jokes already, it turns out that there's a Japanese product—a high-tech adult diaper—called the Aipad. You can guess the pronunciation by the fact that I'm even writing about this.
You know it's a brave new world when bride and groom update their Facebook status, and tweet about it. At the freaking altar. As they were being pronounced husband and wife. And with "brave" I really mean "f*cking dumb."