Drugged commando mice parachute onto Guam to slaughter snakes

Tweet Now that was a fun headline to write. The visual alone makes it. Alas, it’s totally true and a bit morbid. It’s estimated that 2 million brown tree snakes are on Guam. That’s roughly 13,000 snakes per square mile, a higher population density than even the Amazonian rainforest. And…

Travel writer loses it, threatens negligent parent with violence on flight

Tweet Admittedly, in reality it probably doesn’t happen as often as we assume, but like most trauma, when it does happen the experience really sticks. Seemingly common, unforgivable situation: Parent(s) board flight with anywhere from one to four offspring and proceed to ignore offspring, act oblivious to offspring’s sociopath behavior,…

Proposed ginormous ‘floating city’ will circumnavigate the globe every two years

Tweet This just in from Florida’s Department of Batshit Crazy, Wretched Excess: Put on hold during the recession, the plan is reportedly back on to build the “Freedom Ship,” a floating city that will circumnavigate the globe every two years. The idea is so impossibly ambitious, in fact, that even…

‘Web Robinson’ extreme telecommutes from a desert island for 40 days

Tweet Print this story out and keep it in a quick-draw holster, so the next time your crusty, dinosaur boss rejects your request to telecommute because they think the remoteness reduces productivity, you can slap this down on their desk. Meet French businessman, publisher and journalist Gauthier Toulemonde, who recently…

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so here’s a red panda break dancing with a pumpkin

Tweet Can you remember the last time you had this much fun? Of course not! It’s not humanly possible! Red pandas on the other hand do not play by the same rules as us self-conscious humans, so we have to be satisfied with just enviously watching this unbridled joy. If…

Luxury slum resort allows people to experience poor people culture, kinda

Tweet This, amazingly, is a real thing. Shanty Town at Emoya Luxury Hotel and Spa outside Bloemfontein, South Africa gives visitors the opportunity to fulfill their bucket list item of temporarily, safely living like a real life destitute person. For just $82 per night, you too can sleep in a…

Derpy, inaccessible lights at Heathrow to be replaced by tightrope walkers

Tweet Did you know that seemingly smart people can be idiots too? Big time. Like extravagant, breathtaking, galloping idiots. Exhibit A: The derp crew of architects in charge of designing Heathrow Airport’s fancy new Terminal Five were so focused on making their gigantic, light-festooned space that no one stopped for…

Pissed off, venomous snake on a moving car – aka just another day in Australia

Tweet Fair warning: Because this is Australia and because there’s an angry, venomous snake involved, a fair bit of NSFW language slips out in this video. I assume there are other countries where nightmare-bait situations frequently occur, like a dangerous snake appearing out of nowhere on a moving car, but…

Sicily forecast: Sunny with a light hail of pebbles and rocks [VIDEO]

Tweet If you’re considering a trip to northeast Sicily, it might be a good idea to postpone it for a few months. Either that or bring a motorcycle helmet. Judging by this sequence of shots, the area is experiencing a fairly steady shower and accumulation of lava ash, pebbles and…

Here’s how they got that friggin’ huge plane out of that tiny airport [VIDEO]

Tweet Plane geeks and travel junkies alike were transfixed by the story of the gargantuan Dreamlifter (a modified, humpback 747-400 passenger airplane that carries more cargo by volume than any airplane in the world) that accidently landed at teensy Jabara Airport in Kansas instead of McConnell Air Force Base, nine…

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