Brilliant Baboons Escape From US Biolab Using Their Captors’ Own Barrels

Using just a 55-gallon barrel, three baboons liberated themselves from the confines of a biomedical research facility this weekend for about half an hour before they were captured and returned to incarceration. Read More >>

YouTube Hackers Deface Despacito and Other Popular Vevo Videos

The most-watched YouTube video of all time, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, was was briefly removed from YouTube early this morning, along with several other popular YouTube videos, after hackers seemingly defaced the videos. Read More >>

1967 UFO Encounter Immortalised as Trippy, Glow-in-the-Dark Coin by Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint has created a flashy, egg-shaped, glow-in-the-dark coin to commemorate one of Canada’s most famous UFO sightings. Read More >>

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This Video of a Vet Pulling a Slipper Out of a Snake Is Gnarly as Heck

An elderly Australian man went to bed on Tuesday of last week with his slippers under his bed, but woke up Wednesday morning to find only one of the slippers waiting for him. Read More >>

Facebook’s Plan To Fight Election Interference Includes Weeding Out Fake Memes and Videos

Facebook has started fact-checking photos and videos, as a part of a larger plan to prevent foreign agents from using the platform to spread propaganda and influence elections. Read More >>

Software Engineer Claims BMW Automatic Door Chopped Off His Thumb

A software engineer in Long Island, New York, claims the automatic door on his BMW X5 chopped off his right thumb, and now he is suing the luxury auto manufacturer. Read More >>

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South Korea Establishes Official Time to Log Off That Sadly Just Applies to Government Workers

Over the course of the next three months, South Korea will shut down government computers progressively earlier on Friday nights. Read More >>

YouTuber Count Dankula Convicted of Hate Crime for Video of Pug Making a ‘Nazi Salute’

A Scottish YouTube comedian, Mark Meechan, was found guilty of a hate crime on Tuesday for posting a video of himself training his girlfriend’s pug, Buddha, to mimic a Nazi and respond to commands the court ruled anti-Semitic. Read More >>

US Navy’s Newest Attack Submarine Is Partially Operated With a 12-Year-Old Xbox Controller

The United States Navy’s newest submarine, the USS Colorado, went into service this weekend. In the Pentagon’s announcement Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer called the vessel “a true marvel of technology and innovation.” But part of the 377-foot-long Virginia-Class submarine is operated with a 12-year-old Xbox 360 controller. Read More >>

Woman Who Fatally Shot Boyfriend in YouTube Stunt Gone Wrong Gets 90 Days in Jail

Under a plea agreement, a YouTuber who shot her boyfriend in the chest during a filmed stunt last June will serve 90 days in jail. Read More >>

Video Reportedly Shows US Navy Jet’s Encounter With UFO

The extraterrestrial and fringe science research group founded by former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge has released what is purportedly declassified Pentagon footage of a US Navy pilot observing an unidentified flying object. Read More >>

‘Free Exotic Animals’: Dozens of Animals Stolen From Wildlife Sanctuary After Fake Craigslist Ad

On Sunday morning, someone took 13 tortoises, seven birds, seven ring-tailed lemurs, five marmosets, and four monkeys from the We Care Wildlife Sanctuary in Miami, Florida loaded all the animals into a truck, and drove off. Read More >>

Uber Rider Says he Blacked Out, Rode Through Multiple US States, Got Exactly The Fare You’d Expect

A drunk North American New Jersey native reportedly went out with friends in Morgantown, West Virginia, last Friday, and then called an Uber to take him home. Kenny Bachman says he thought he was going back to the place he was staying during his trip, near the West Virginia University Campus. Except, the Uber driver took Bachman to his home in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Read More >>

California Emergency Responders Are Not Happy Apple Facility Accidentally Called Them Hundreds of Times

Last autumn’s updates for Apple Watches and iPhones were supposed to make requesting emergency assistance easier and faster, but in one US county, Apple could be interfering with the response process by bombarding local emergency systems with false alarms. Read More >>

Apple Launches Healthcare Service to Treat Employees’ Out-of-Warranty Bodies

Apple is reportedly launching a new healthcare venture this spring, but it will only aid its own employees—at least for now. Read More >>