Virtual tasting thingie could allow global food sampling from home

Tweet Imagine it: A few years from now you could have a party where all your guests sit around in a circle and clip electrodes to their genitals which would allow everyone to control who feels what on their… Whoops! Wrong electrodes article! This is actually not much less weird,…

Zoinks! Watch an A380 nearly crash land in a high crosswind

Tweet Before we go any further, you must repeat “Flying is the safest way to travel” like 57 times. Done? OK, now hang onto your gonads while you watch this Thai Airways Airbus A380 land while there’s a crosswind of 90 feet (27.4 meters) per second at Japan’s Narita Airport….

Aw crap: Someone left $1.1 million in gold bars in an airplane toilet

Tweet Either someone has discovered how to shit gold or remarkable hijinks led to $1.1 million worth of gold bars being left behind in a Jet Airways plane toilet in Kolkata, India. The stash was found after the flight arrived from Bangkok by either passengers or a cleaning crew, depending…

Zombie survival tip: Opening canned goods without a can opener [VIDEO]

Tweet Well, here’s a neat Zombie Apocalypse survival party trick. When everyone is about to die of starvation or seriously considering cannibalism while helplessly looking at the wall of perfectly edible canned goods and the can opener that Steve, useless dingleberry, broke on the second day, you can dazzle your…

Cult starter kit: Remote, California town with liquor license for sale

Tweet OK sure, it could be a remote getaway or an artist retreat or whatever, but if you’re like me (and if not, why not?) you see “cult starter kit” written all over this place. Once a Gold Rush mining town with a population of maybe a thousand, and the…

Hail the size of ‘cricket balls’ is the latest way to die in Australia [VIDEO]

Tweet My constant teasing aside, I love Australia. My travels there were endlessly fulfilling. But consarn it, they just make it so easy to zing them what with all the weirdness, hilarity and the 7,927 uniquely terrifying ways to die. On that note, add apocalyptic hail to that list. This…

Timelapse video of hot air balloon festival is gorgeous, mesmerizing

Tweet At this stage, it’s pretty clear that I’m a sucker for timelapse videos. Can you blame me when they do stuff like this? Albuquerque, New Mexico held its 42nd annual International Balloon Fiesta in October. The 9-day event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world, this…

Guy makes grenade out of items acquired AFTER airport security [VIDEO]

Tweet [UPDATE: Be sure to read to the bottom. I’ve posted a second video where Evan has improved on his original FRAGGuccino design.] Evan Booth has an unusual and controversial hobby. In early 2013, the independent security researcher decided to see what lethal weapons he could construct with common materials…

Canned wine: welcome innovation or destroyer of a sacred ritual?

Tweet I’m not sure what to think of this. On one hand, I appreciate the impulse to make wine more easily transportable and improve delivery efficiency (into my belly), but on the other hand will this sully the noble ritual of pouring wine into my face? Union Wine Company out…

In Soviet Russia, you don’t cross river… You know the rest [VIDEO]

Tweet I really have nothing to add here other than… What’s the saying? “God protects fools, drunks and small children”? Well, there weren’t any small children around, so for lack of a better option… Share on Facebook

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