Tuesday: March 30, 2010
- Large hadron collider smashes protons successfully after some minor power issues.
This is thought to have a profound role in the structure of the Universe, and would enable scientists to explain why matter has mass - something which, at a fundamental level, they have difficulty doing at present.
Tuesday: March 9, 2010
- Eleven of the world's craziest roads for you to gawk at.
Enjoy this collection of wild and in most cases ridiculously dangerous modes of travel. Maybe it's because I usually have video games on the brain but after seeing these pictures I really want to go play some Mario Kart.
Friday: February 12, 2010
- Putting landmines in your garden probably not the smartest security measure.
Landmines? Seriously? Why not just build a bigger fence? It also begs the question as to what was in this garden that needed the additional explosive power of landmines as security. Maybe he figured out how to harvest a money tree.
Thursday: January 14, 2010
- A collection of Earth's most amazing meteor craters for you to gawk at.
Want to feel a bit more vulnerable today? Then have a gander at some of these photos. You'll start to feel a little bit more insignificant in no time knowing you stand no chance in the path of meteor destruction. Happy Thursday.
Monday: January 4, 2010
- World's tallest building officially open for business.
Dubai is banking on the $1.5 billion tower and a related $20 billion development to help resurrect its status as a commercial megapolis that can host the biggest and best events around, including a huge airshow.
Monday: December 21, 2009
- If you happen to find a frog in your can of Diet Pepsi, please alert the FDA.
Did you know that there have been thirteen complaints of foreign objects in Pepsi cans since 2007? All of which have happened to come from the same manufacturing plant as well. Don't worry, the FDA is on the case and this should all be resolved shortly. Ribbit.
Wednesday: December 9, 2009
- Mysterious light over Norway manages to completely baffle astronomers.
A blue light first appeared from behind a mountain, and created a giant spiral in the sky within seconds. Perhaps even more baffling, a green-blue beam of light appeared to shoot from the center.
Tuesday: December 8, 2009
- Ten of the most alien-like insects currently residing on this planet.
Go ahead and enjoy this gallery of alien-like insect photography. For the squemish, it's probably better to view this link post-breakfast. I find assigning each insect a ridiculous cartoon voice makes the whole thing more enjoyable.
Friday: November 6, 2009
- Large Hadron Collider shut down via bird armed with a baguette.
The LHC was not operational at the time of the incident, but the spike produced so much heat that had the beam been on, automatic failsafes would have shut down the machine.
Friday: October 30, 2009
- Some scientific theories regarding haunted houses and ghostly phenomena.
He found that people with less stable temporal lobes, prone to frequent bursts of electrical activity, were more likely to report mystical sensations when he applied complex magnetic fields to their brains.
- The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.
The liner has four swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, and a youth zone with theme parks and nurseries for children. There is also an ice rink that seats 780 spectators and a small-scale golf course.
Wednesday: October 28, 2009
- The top ten signs that you're watching a bad ghost movie.
6. Ghost torments people by making delicious paella and not sharing it.
Wednesday: October 21, 2009
- Eleven of the spookiest Halloween destinations you can find in America.
Each year the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I., transforms is wetlands trail into a Halloween landscape with the glow of 10,000 pumpkins. A team of 30 pumpkin carvers works to create the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular.
Thursday: October 15, 2009
- Seven horrifying moments from classic kids movies.
Yep, there were definitely some strange moments in the world of Pinocchio (as illustrated by the thumbnail). Thank you Cracked for bringing up the painful memories of 'The Brave Little Toaster'.
Tuesday: October 6, 2009
- Six natural disasters caused by human stupidity.
...it was a bit difficult for Texaco to sidestep the mystery of the suddenly salty lake and giant-ass waterfall that wasn't there before, and were forced to pay out over $40 million dollars, an amount of money that ensured the oil industry would never again cause an environmental disaster.