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Two Guys Shooting Giant Fireworks at Each Other Somehow Don’t Kill Each Other

I’m not going to call these guys total idiots because if I had access to big fireworks, an empty street, and a camera, there’s a non-zero chance that I too would light those fireworks up, blast my friend in an awesomely stupid fireworks fight, and record the whole damn thing so that other people could call me an idiot. This wild, Harry Potter-like fight filled with colourful explosions happened in China during Chinese New Year. Read More >>

science
Scientists Call Bullshit on Study Linking HPV Vaccine to Brain Damage

Sometimes it looks like one thing causes another. Every time you eat ice cream, your nose hurts. Every time you turn on the sink, your pipes clank. Or in this case, HPV vaccines seem to coincide with strange side effects. Read More >>

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If Einstein is Right, Santa is Even Fatter Than We Thought

There’s a controversial little interpretation of Einstein’s theory of special relativity that could affect what happens to masses moving at a really high speeds: they appear to get heavier. Read More >>

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Guess Which Bad Passwords Made the Latest Bad Passwords List

An updated list of the internet’s worst passwords is doing the rounds online, with this edition’s top 10 having been pulled from a leaked Yahoo database. Read More >>

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Malibu’s Sticking NFC Tags to its Bottles of Rum and Calling Them ‘Media Platforms’

Malibu has today announced that it is adding NFC tags to 40,000 bottles of its coconut-flavoured rum. So rather than taking poorly focused selfies, or sending ill-advised texts, you can instead take part in some drunken #brand #engagement. Read More >>

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Watch Silicone Get Happily Poured Over Lego Bricks

There’s really not too much to this, but if you need a break from the world or a little time-out on brain activity, just watch this totally silly video of silicone being poured over Lego bricks. Read More >>

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Five Awesomely Terrible Hacks From the World’s Stupidest Hackathon

Most hackathons are where brilliant minds come together to try and invent something amazing that can maybe change the world. This is not one of those hackathons. This is the Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon. Read More >>

health
Micro-Organism Infections Could Make People Stupid

Scientists have uncovered a strain of algae virus living in humans, one that seems to lower the cognitive performance of those infected. It may actually be possible to catch being stupid. Read More >>

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Some Men Really are as Stupid as They Look

Researchers have found that it's possible to guesstimate how clever or stupid a man may be by looking at his face, with a fairly strong correlation existing between how intelligent a man appears to be and his actual brain power. But the same doesn't work for the more mysterious faces of the ladies. Read More >>

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Who Has the Best Mail Refresh Animation: iOS or Android?

Because sometimes it's just fun to scream at each other for no reason, let's figure this thing out. Read More >>

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Haha, Watch a Taser Do Absolutely Nothing to a Candle

I don't know why I enjoy this quick little video so much, but I've watched it over and over. It's probably because anything involving a taser is always hilarious unless you're the person the taser wants to involve. It's probably also because even though a taser can turn a grown man into a baby, it cannot do anything to a candle. I mean nothing. [YouTube via BoingBoing] Read More >>

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A Woman Dancing In a Bikini and Four Other Stupid Things People Did to Get a Free BlackBerry 10

Look people, I know the BlackBerry Z10 looks great, but I just can't believe that some of you are doing these stupid things to get one for free. Ok, five of you. Read More >>

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No, Samsung, We Don’t Need a Goddamn Fridge With a Screen, Baby Monitor and Evernote

Samsung has presented a new awesome fridge, with a Ultra HD 4K LCD screen, a built-in Evernote app, and a baby monitor. One of those things is not real, but all of them are stupid. Read More >>

wtf
Did Someone Really Name Their Kid Hashtag?

The problem with kooky people having babies? The names they come up with! Gone are the days of John and Jane, it's now all about a senseless race to the bottom in idiotic naming. Fallyn, Sharpay, Zebulon and <a href="">other horrible names are real things people call their kids! But the worst named baby just might've been born. She's called Hashtag Jameson. Read More >>

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This Credit Card Costs £62,000 and an Imbecile’s Soul

This credit card is made of gold and diamonds. Called Visa Infinite, you have to pay USD$100,000 (£62,000) to the Russian 'Sberbank in order to get it. You also need to be a complete imbecile. A very rich imbecile, but a complete imbecile nonetheless. Read More >>