crime
If Someone Tries to Steal Your Car, Don’t Jump On the Bonnet

On Tuesday, 27-year-old Melissa Smith was filling up at a gas station in Milwaukee when a man jumped into the driver’s seat of her car, trying to steal it. Smith immediately jumped on the bonnet and held tight long enough that the thief eventually ran off. The media are hailing her as a hero. But, in fact, she’s an idiot. No car is worth your life. Read More >>

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Trump’s Awkward Photo with Pope Francis Becomes a Horror Movie Meme

Yesterday, Pope Francis met with President Trump. And needless to say, the pope didn’t look too happy about it. Maybe it had to do with the fact that Trump previously called the pope “disgraceful” and said ISIS will attack the Vatican, but who knows? The photo was surreal, and sure enough, people have been photoshopping the hell out of it. Read More >>

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Everything in the World Is Bad Except for These Whales Blowing Rainbows

Do you ever get sad? I mean, like, really sad about the state of the world? Earth can be a pretty depressing place to live these days. But if you ever need a pick-me-up, might I suggest watching some videos of whales blowing rainbows? Whales blowing rainbows ain’t so bad, is it? Read More >>

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Pope Francis Didn’t Look Happy to Meet President Trump, But Technology Can Fix That

No, Hollywood isn’t planning a reboot of The Addams Family. This is a photo from earlier today when President Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican. Needless to say, the pope doesn’t look too happy about the situation. But it’s nothing technology can’t fix. Read More >>

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We Got Prince’s FBI File

The world was shocked when Prince died of a prescription drug overdose back in April of 2016 at the age of 57. As I often do after celebrities die, I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation for any files it might have on the music legend. After months of delays — we were originally told that it would be released back in September 2016 — it’s finally here. Read More >>

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Which Astronaut Recently Got Fired From NASA for $1,600 in Fake Taxi Receipts?

Last December, an astronaut with NASA was fired for submitting over $1,600 (around £1227) in fake reimbursements for taxis they didn’t take. And strangely enough, we don’t know who it is. Read More >>

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Swedish Prosecutors Drop Rape Investigation of Julian Assange Based on a Technicality

Swedish prosecutors just announced that they are dropping the rape investigation against Julian Assange, the cofounder of Wikileaks. But it’s not yet clear if Assange will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London anytime soon. Read More >>

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Stanley Kubrick Almost Moved to Australia Before Dr. Strangelove Because He Was Worried About Nukes

Perth, Australia is the most remote major city on the planet. Which is apparently why it appealed to legendary director Stanley Kubrick. New research reveals that Kubrick was so concerned with the possibility of nuclear war that he actually planned to move to Perth in 1962. Read More >>

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Chris Cornell’s Last Tweet Shows Just How Surprising His Death Was Last Night at 52

When a celebrity dies unexpectedly, there’s a strange new ritual that fans partake in as we remember the person’s contributions to our lives. We scour the internet for the social media posts for a glimpse of their last moments. In the case of Chris Cornell, the lead singer for Soundgarden who died last night at the age of 52, we have his last tweet. Read More >>

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The Most Interesting Part of Apple’s New £4 Billion Campus Is a Pizza Box

This morning, Wired magazine published an early look into Apple’s brand new spaceship campus. The giant circle features the kinds of ridiculous details you might expect from Apple, like sliding glass doors that weigh 440,000 pounds each and 9,000 trees supposedly durable enough to survive the forthcoming climate crisis. Read More >>

cults
Mother Divine, Leader of a Shady Celibacy Cult, Has a Shockingly Small FBI File

We’ve looked at a number of different cults and cult leaders on Gizmodo, and they usually have pretty hefty FBI files. Synanon? 346 pages. The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh? 591 pages. But a cult leader who recently died this past March has a shockingly small FBI file. How small? Just six pages. Read More >>

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Death Row Inmate Asks For Firing Squad After Multiple Botched Executions in the US

A death row inmate in Atlanta, Georgia, USA has asked the court to execute him by firing squad. He argues that the pain medication he’s been on for the past decade would make him less susceptible to a fast death by lethal injection. And even people who aren’t taking pain medication have died in horrifying ways over the past few years through botched executions. Read More >>

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North Korea Releases Video of Latest Successful Missile Test

North Korean state media just released a video showing the country’s latest missile test, the first successful test in some time. The intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has been identified as the Hwasong-12, a new name given to the missile by North Korea. The missile was first put on display during a military parade on April 15, 2017. Read More >>

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Guess Who Comes Up When You Google The President of the United States?

U.S. President Donald Trump isn’t going to like this. Journalist Patrick Züst noticed something funny when he googled “donald trump office.” Can you spot it? It’s not exactly subtle. Read More >>

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Newly Declassified Document About Spy Satellites on the Space Shuttle Leaves the Sexy Bits To Your Imagination

What’s the first thing you think about when you think of NASA’s space shuttle program? Sally Ride? Spinning in microgravity? The Challenger explosion? That episode of The Simpsons? You might not think about the US military and intelligence community launching spy satellites, but you should. NASA’s shuttles were designed specifically to carry US spy satellites to orbit. And we got our hands on a newly declassified document about the top secret plans. Read More >>