My Ultra-Competitive Side Loves This Sensor-Packed Smart Ball

A Bluetooth-connected foam ball packed with sensors and a battery you need to charge sounds like one of Silicon Valley’s worst ideas. Haven’t balls been adequately entertaining kids for centuries already? But it only took one toss of Play Impossible’s Gameball for me to understand why a ball upgraded with stat-tracking technology isn’t actually a terrible idea—I just wish it wasn’t so expensive. Read More >>

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Seeing Tennis Balls Get Made Is Way More Captivating Than I Ever Thought

Ever wondered how Wilson makes its fuzzy little tennis balls? Benedict Redgrove captured the entire factory process in Thailand and reveals the full 24 steps it takes to make the bouncy balls. Read More >>

This LG Robot Ball Thing Is Insane

Let’s talk about balls for a second. They’re super handy. They’ve done a lot for humans. And because of spherical objects, we have sports and automobiles. Heck—even the Earth is a giant ball. Read More >>

A Brief History of Every Official World Cup Ball Since 1930

Every World Cup is played with a new ball. That makes it unique—after all, few other sports reinvent the wheel every four years. But this element of uncertainty is also exciting, and it means that football technology has come a long, long way since the 1930s—when World Cup balls were still inflated through tie-up laces. Read More >>

Suck The Balls is a Magical Pneumatic Journey Through a Fancy Foyer

It's Sunday! Time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a genuinely satisfying session of Suck the Balls. Designer Niklas Roy's interactive installation shows just how much fun can be had with pneumatic tubes, a vacuum, and a pit of yellow plastic spheres. (Spoiler alert: lots of fun.) Read More >>

Angry Mum Rips Off Son’s Balls, Then Superglues Them Back On

When I was being a naughty child, just about the worst thing my parents ever did to punish me was hiding my Super Nintendo's powerpack. And I could be a right little bastard. Thank heavens then I wasn't born the child of Jennifer Marie Vargas, who nearly made a eunuch of her six-year-old son in a fit of rage, tearing his balls off. Read More >>

The Answer to a Longer Life Is to Whip Off Your Knackers

It’s a known fact that women live longer than men. Unfortunately, us blokes are just set to die-off earlier. There is something you can do about it, though, but you're definitely not going to like it. Want to live longer? Lose your balls and join the castrati. Ouch. Read More >>

How a British Florist Solved the Mystery of the Coming Apocalypse

Last week, in the south west of England, the world started to fall in on itself. As little blue balls of sticky gel fell from the sky, Steve Hornsby feared the worst: the end was surely nigh. But, phew, it's all OK. A florist from a nearby town has sorted it out. Read More >>

This Fish Has Teeth So Big It Bites People’s Balls Off

Piranhas might have razor sharp teeth and the ability to communicate but I'd rather have them feast on my body than this Pacu Fish. Why? Well, you see, the Pacu Fish has human-like teeth and loves to bite off testicles to ensure you die a slow, ball-less and bleed-full death. Ow. Read More >>

A Frightened Face Appeared in the Ultrasound of a Man’s Testicle

A 45-year-old man showed up to a hospital complaining about severe pain in his scrotal area. Urologists performed an ultrasound on his testicles and found something hilariously shocking: there looked to be a face of a frightened man in his balls. Read More >>