conspiracy theories
Ong’s Hat: The Early Internet Conspiracy Game That Got Too Real

On a sunny morning in early 2000, Joseph Matheny woke up to find conspiracy theorists camped out on his lawn again. He was making coffee when he noticed a face peering in a ground-floor window of the small, three-story building he rented in Santa Cruz. Past the peeper, there were three other men in their early 20s loitering awkwardly. Matheny sighed and stepped outside. He already knew what they wanted. They wanted to know the truth about Ong’s Hat. They wanted the secret to interdimensional travel. Read More >>

architecture
Are LG’s New Headquarters Really a “Public Shame”?

New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman is on a roll lately in his quest to hold architects accountable for their design shortcomings. His latest target? The firm HOK, which he says has turned tech manufacturer LG's new headquarters into an "eyesore." Read More >>

china
Couple Busted Trying to Sell Meth and a Military Drone to China

Meth and drones, meth and drones—there's hardly a more imaginable combo that pairs better. The chips and gravy of espionage. At least according to a Taiwanese duo, accused of an attempt to smuggle out military secrets and drugs to China. Read More >>

wtf
Man Survives Shooting Himself in the Heart with a Nail Gun (Warning: Graphic Imagery)

In a horrifying real life cross between Happy Gilmore and a Bon Jovi song, a New Jersey man accidentally shot himself in the heart with a 4-inch nail while trying to un-jam a nail gun. Somehow, he survived. Read More >>