Thank goodness there are so many certifiably insane people in this world. That way the rest of us don't have to strap a camera to our helmets, ride up dozens of stories on the outside of an elevator, and plummet to near-certain doom in the middle of a busy Spanish city on a busy afternoon. Like these guys did.
It's science! And it's not just Swedes who Italians can drink under the table. It's also Latvians, Lithuanians, and Estonians.
The elevated radiation levels discovered in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward have been confirmed—thankfully—as not having originated from the damaged Fukushima power plant. So what was causing the Geigers to jump? A stash of radium-226 under a home's floorboards.
Google Buzz, the company's much maligned foray into social networking that was about as popular as genital herpes, is dying. Oh, you thought it was already dead? Not yet. But that's probably why Google is killing it.
I hate optical illusions. They make me feel like there's a hole in my puny brain. This illusion, where two cigarettes — one big, one small — are actually the same freaking size is making my brain light on fire. HOW. HOW. HOW. [The Awesomer]
This blows my mind. There is brain juice flowing out of my ears. Chan Hwee Chong, an artist, only needs one pen to create beautiful pieces of art. On top of that, Chong never even lifts the pen from the paper. It's all done in one stroke.
How do you land 140,000 allied troops on an 5-mile long stretch of beach under heavy German bombardment? Very carefully. And to ensure the deployment of forces without stranding landing craft while juking Cmdr. Rommel out of his sneakers, the Allies employed these machines to predict the height of the tides.
Marvel's uncanny app is finally out on Android. The app lets you buy and read Marvel comics, from new stuff like the very awesome Spider Island to classics like the Dark Phoenix Saga. Go ahead and nerd out, because this is amazing news.
Forever Drive is not, as the name might suggest, a celebration of Nicholas Winding Refn’s impossibly cool paean to Eighties European cinema. Although it features plenty of cruising around neon-drenched streets, it doesn’t have Ryan Gosling being all silent and moody; there’s no unwatchably brutal violence, nor does it make you sit through several minutes of meaningful looks in slo-mo as a gorgeous, thudding electropop soundtrack subliminally whispers “you will buy me on iTunes the minute you leave the cinema”.
Xbox Live users are under attack on two levels: hackers are targeting them at an alarming rate and using their MS points on FIFA '11 and '12 in-game gear; and Microsoft is then shutting down their accounts to investigate for up to 25 days.
Time is running out to get entries in for our first-ever 3D printing challenge. You've got until the 24th of October to trump Simon's Chairman Mao, which is currently in the lead for our "design an avatar" competition. Do you want to let him walk away with his very own 3D-printed model of Mao? Of course not!
Apple's latest iOS brings enhanced location services to your iPhone. So enhanced that some apps make it seem a little bit scary at just how well they're tracking you, even when the app isn't running — but it's a good thing! Right?
As if the Tyrannosaurus Rex wasn't big and scary and sharp toothy enough, scientists are now saying that they're EVEN BIGGER. Using 3D laser scans, scientists virtually weighed T-Rexes and found that those badass beasts weighed in 30 per cent heavier than expected.