A Medieval Recipe Could Kill Hospital Superbugs. No, Really. 

Staph infections are one of the most pervasive and annoying bacterial infections faced by hospitals every year. It infects half a million people in the US every year, with symptoms ranging from skin infections to heart problems — and worse, some strains (commonly known as MRSA) have evolved to resist common… » 3/31/15 12:30am Today 12:30am

Chainsaw ice skating looks both fun and insanely dangerous

When I saw this video of Swedish skier Erik Sunnerheim zooming over the ice while carving with a chainsaw two thoughts popped into my mind: At first I though it was super fun and wanted to try it right away but then, all the things that could go wrong started to pile up in my brain taking the shape of a giant nope. » 3/30/15 8:29pm Yesterday 8:29pm

What Are These Bizarre Anti-Banking Ads Doing in New York's Subways?

Bizarre ads for TransferWise, a P2P money-transfer system, have cropped up overnight in NYC's subways. I had many questions: who is this guy? Why his face? What is he selling me? Turns out the more you try to learn about TransferWise, the sketchier the whole thing becomes. » 3/20/15 3:25pm 3/20/15 3:25pm

Video: How to cook delicious bacon using a M16 rifle

Competitive shooter Dustin Ellermann cooks bacon using his M16 rifle in a video that is a perfect example of what MURICA, FUCK YEAH means. To do that, he wrapped the bacon around the suppressor of his gun, covered it in aluminum foil, and fired the M16 until the heat made it nice and crispy. » 3/13/15 2:27pm 3/13/15 2:27pm

Will.i.am Really Wants You to Stop and Think Before You 3D-Print a Human

In an interview with Dezeen, perhaps that best interview that I have ever read, Will.i.am boldly pushes a new agenda calling for new laws to stop an uprising of 3D printing humans from sowing the seeds of our society's moral collapse. » 3/06/15 12:30pm 3/06/15 12:30pm

This Neuroscientist Says He'll Do a Human Head Transplant Very Soon

An Italian neuroscientist who has been advocating for head transplants now wants to make one actually happen. He'll be announcing a project at a surgical conference later this year. Here's how the proposed human head transplant will work—supposedly. » 2/25/15 2:05pm 2/25/15 2:05pm

Did this mad Russian really shoot his friend's head to test a helmet?

This insane video shows a Russian guy shooting a pistol at his friend's head to test the quality of the K6-3—a titanium helmet with bullet-proof glass used by Russian special forces. Some commenters think this may be fake. Many think it's real. What do you think? » 2/16/15 12:51pm 2/16/15 12:51pm

This DIY Solar-Powered Death Ray Can Even Melt Metal

Burning ants with a magnifying glass is a long-accepted childhood pastime and possible indicator of sociopathy. But when Kevin Moore and Grant Reynolds at the Science Channel got the idea to more effectively harness the sun's destructive heat, they decided to go big...like 1,5oo degrees Fahrenheit big. » 2/15/15 11:00am 2/15/15 11:00am

9 Sad Valentine's Gifts for Very Lonely People

Valentine's Day is finally here. And in keeping with tradition, the lonely hearts amongst us will spend the evening partaking in a sacred ritual known as "human Cathy comic." But it doesn't have to be this way! There's an entire world of products out there designed for the express purpose of helping you lie to… » 2/14/15 6:32pm 2/14/15 6:32pm

Watch a vicious barracuda eat half of these fishermen's catch

A few days ago, these guys were fishing in Alfonse Island, in Seychelles, when a giant trevally bit the lure. As soon as they started to reel the fish in, a vicious barracuda appeared and ate half of it in just seconds, leaving the fishermen—and myself—in shock. » 2/14/15 12:51am 2/14/15 12:51am

Holy crap, I never realized bowling balls had this weird stuff inside

I'm sure that professional and semi-professional bowlers know that high end bowling balls are not solid but contain weird-looking cores that are supposed to make your game better. I don't know how much science is there, but you can listen to the explanation on this marketing video by ball manufacturer Storm. » 2/03/15 7:33pm 2/03/15 7:33pm

More Comcast Customers Report Name Changes to "Whore" and "Dummy" 

Remember a couple days ago, when the world learned Comcast had changed a customer's name from "Ricardo Brown" to "Asshole Brown?" Looks like our Ricardo might not have been the only one. More Comcast customers have reported similar incidents to Elliott.org. The name changes range from "dummy" to "whore" to the… » 1/30/15 7:20pm 1/30/15 7:20pm

Djokovic plays an insane tennis match against a M1 Abrams tank

Filmmaker and visual effects specialist Michael Shanks created this surreal video showing ATP's number one Novak Djokovic playing a crazy tennis match against a computer generated M1 Abrams tank. It's a shame the video it's only 58 seconds long, I would happily watch the entire match. » 1/29/15 9:47am 1/29/15 9:47am

Comcast Changed Customer's Name to "Asshole Brown" But Is Totally Sorry

When Ricardo Brown from Spokane, Washington got his most recent bill from Comcast, he had an extra special reason to be dismayed. It wasn't the pricey charges—we're all used to that by now. No, it was that on this particular bill, Comcast appears to have misspelled his name. By replacing it entirely with the word… » 1/28/15 6:17pm 1/28/15 6:17pm

The Pirate Cinema Is Just Endless Torrenting and I Can't Stop Watching

The Pirate Cinema turns worldwide torrent traffic into art. The results are equally beautiful, chaotic, inspiring, maddening, and there's a slight chance that I can feel my brain melting. » 1/25/15 5:03pm 1/25/15 5:03pm

One Missouri Lawmaker Wants To Make Apple Pay Way Less Convenient

Apple Pay survives on convenience. "Don't worry about getting out your wallet or fishing in your purse. Just point your iPhone 6 at this register thing and be on your way!" Anything that disrupt that simple flow would pretty much doom the technology, such as asking customers for physical IDs every time you buy… » 1/25/15 11:30am 1/25/15 11:30am

Someone Is Giving Away This Bike-Powered Star Destroyer On Craigslist

Do you live in Portland? Are you a giant Star Wars fan? Do you have a 22-foot long empty space in your garage? Then man oh man, Craigslist has the best present ever for you. » 1/24/15 11:01am 1/24/15 11:01am

Who would win in a fight between a dragon and an Apache helicopter?

The Smithsonian Channel just uploaded this very silly but pretty cool animation of an hypothetical battle between a mighty dragon and an AH-64 Apache helicopter. Who do you think it will win, the mythical fire-breathing creature or one of the most lethal machines created by men? » 1/16/15 7:03am 1/16/15 7:03am

High school yearbook photoshops girl's face beyond recognition

An all-girls high school student claims that her yearbook photo has been heavily altered to change her face in the name of "beautification." Apparently, removal of blemishes like zits is normal practice nowadays, but this goes way beyond that, with face thinning, eyebrow reshaping, and skin recoloring. » 1/09/15 10:43am 1/09/15 10:43am