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Apple Just Killed iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Two more members of the Apple family just got put in the ground. On Thursday, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that it has “officially discontinued” the iPod Shuffle and the iPod Nano. Read More >>

Developers of the MP3 Have Officially Killed It

MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of decades. And now, it’s dead. The developer of the format announced this week that it has officially terminated its licensing program. Read More >>

What’s the Worst Place You’ve Ever (Drunkenly) Woken Up?

When Marek Michalski, 56, was found on a bench in Piotrkow, Poland, he didn't have a pulse. As per standard practice with corpses, paramedics sent him to a hospital morgue. Where he woke up. Turns out he was just really, really pissed. Read More >>

Archaeologists Think Hidden Imperial Tomb May Be Too Deadly to Explore

After discovering a secret palace hidden in China's first emperor's massive burial complex, Chinese technicians are nervous. Not because Qin Shi Huang's tomb is the most important archeological discovery since Tutankhamun, but because they believe his burial place is full of deadly traps that will kill any trespassers. Not to talk about deadly quantities of mercury. Read More >>

A British Man Tried to Sell Six Dead, “Roasted” Babies On the Internet

The police have arrested a man for trying to sell six dead babies on the internet, which were being sold for use in witchcraft. The ignorance and cruelty of the human species never ceases to disgust me. Read More >>

Famous Album Covers With Dead Band Members Photoshopped Out

This tumblr is genius, in a disturbingly macabre way: Jean-Marie Delbes and Hatim El Hihi are photoshopping dead band members out of famous album covers. The results are oh-so-perfect and weird. Eternity was never so ephemeral. Read More >>