health
Would You Go Running More if a Man Carried a TV in Front of You?

The safe exercise environments provided by gym chain David Lloyd are testing a new motivational service, with one gym offering the chance to jog around for a bit while a man with a tablet strapped to his back stays in front -- letting you watch TV over the sounds of your gasping breath, exploding heart, and the voice in your head saying 'This can't really be good for me'. Read More >>

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It’s Time To Talk About Dangerous Stunts On YouTube

It turns out that after you turn 30, life is basically just a series of reminders of how old and past it you are. The Olympics just becomes a parade of people who are younger, fitter and more successful than you. Listening to “new” music becomes discovering another album by that band you like from 2005. And perhaps most weirdly, clicking around YouTube becomes an exercise in radicalising yourself to become Helen Lovejoy of “Won’t somebody please think of the children!” fame. Read More >>

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Thorpe Park’s Walking Dead Roller Coaster Uses Screams to Recharge Your Phone

At the end of last month Thorpe Park announced that it was rebranding one of its rollercoasters with a Walking Dead theme, creating the world's first rollercoaster based on a TV series that was based on a comic featuring zombies. Now the park has just announced that the ride will literally take on part of the plot of Monsters, Inc as well, by harvesting rider screams to recharge their phones. Read More >>

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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 >>

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Praise the Corporate Christmas Overlords: They’re Letting You Win a Night in the Coca Cola Lorry

Some people say that the Coca Cola lorry is a Christmas icon, and that it wouldn't be Christmas without it. Others say it's a corporate attempt to take over Christmas, and encourages obesity in the process. Well the latter group won't like this very much, because Coca Cola is letting people win a night inside the iconic lorry. Read More >>

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This is What Amazon Might Look Like if it Were a Real Shop

The other day Amazon revealed that it had opened up a pop-up store in London's Soho Square, to advertise all the black Friday deals people would be able to get their hands on this year. I went down to check it out for myself, and it's a brief glimpse into what Amazon might look like if it actually opened up a proper shop in the real world. Read More >>

science
Uh, This Flat Earther’s Homemade Manned Rocket Launch Does Not Sound Totally Advisable

61-year-old DIY enthusiast and stuntman “Mad” Mike Hughes is planning his first manned launch of a homemade, £16,000 steam-powered rocket with “RESEARCH FLAT EARTH” written on the side on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. Read More >>

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John Lewis is Being Accused of Spoiling This Year’s Christmas Ad by Putting Toys Out Early

We now live in a society where everything is considered a spoiler. Whether it's Luke Skywalker climbing onto the Millennium Falcon, the fact Stranger Things features a guy called Bob who does something, or that Super Mario Odyssey has a tree in it. Whatever you say, someone, somewhere will declare that you just spoiled everything for them. Read More >>

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Watch 245 People Jump and Swing Off a Bridge Like a Giant Dangling Snake

No longer confined by the limitations of a printed book, the Guinness Book of World Records has infinitely expanded to include almost every kind of questionable achievement humanity can attempt. Even grabbing 244 friends, jumping off a bridge, and swinging by a rope is enough to gain you pseudo-fame—at least until 246 people try the same thing. Read More >>

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Picadilly Circus’s New Screen Will Display Ads Based on the People and Cars Around It

George Orwell was very worried about governments abusing their power with mass surveillance, and right as he was to be concerned he never really considered the fact that private companies would be at it to. Not only do we get targeted ads following us around online, a brand new screen in London's Picadilly Circus is going to display adverts based on the people around it. Read More >>

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Kids With Bizarre Names Win Free Entry to LegoLand

Legoland's UK office is handing out free tickets to both children and adults from next week, but there's a catch. The potential free visitors have to have names a little bit more unusual than Olivia or George. Read More >>

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Daredevil Finds a Way to Make White Water Rafting Even More Dangerous

White water rapids are Mother Nature’s way of telling humans to find another route to their destination. Even with proper safety gear like a helmet and life jacket, navigating tumultuous currents like this is a risky thrill. But it gets exponentially more dangerous when you stack six rafts atop each other and attempt to shoot the rapids. Read More >>

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Walkers’ Latest Marketing Stunt Involves Threatening to Ditch Classic Flavours

Lots of companies resort to marketing stunts to try and gain publicity, and Walkers Crisps is the latest. It's launching a new vote dubbed 'Choose Me or Lose Me', which will apparently decide which flavours it's going to stop selling. Read More >>

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Breathe Into a Paper Bag While This Real-Life Spider-Man Climbs a 29-Story Hotel

Thanks to an exterior clad in what look like reflective metal bars, Alain Robert, a professional urban climber, simply walked up to the Meliá Barcelona Sky hotel and started climbing, eventually scaling the 29-story structure in just 22 minutes, without the use of any safety gear. Read More >>