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Riding a Logging Machine Like a Rodeo Bull Is the New Definition of Terror

Hopping on a well-padded mechanical bull at a bar is already terrifying enough for most people. Trying to survive eight seconds on the real thing at a rodeo is a whole other level of fear, but that still doesn’t come close to the terror of trying to stay in the saddle while the robot arm of a logging machine is trying to whip you off a flying log. Read More >>

Storm Clouds Look Even More Terrifying in Black and White

I love when photographer Mike Olbinski chases storms because his (always) stunning time lapses always remind me that the city I shelter myself in isn’t what the world is supposed to look like. The sky is a breathing beast that I’m blind to. Read More >>

Scary Video Shows Explosions Happening at a Fireworks Market in Mexico

22 people have died and at least 70 have been injured after an explosion occurred at the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, Mexico, a city north of Mexico City. The blast is especially terrifying because the thick smoke plume covers the entire market while fireworks were still catching fire and going off in every direction. Nearby homes were also damaged in the explosions and the scene remains dangerous, according to National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente. Read More >>

This 3D Printed Violin Looks Like A Klingon Weapon 

It looks straight out of science fiction, but this terrifying contraption is actually one very modern string instrument. The “Piezoelectric Violin,” brainchild of architects at Miami’s MONAD Studio, has got only two strings, and it’s 3D printed, but according to the designers, it still plays and sounds like its ancestral instrument. Read More >>

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Is This a Storm or the Open Gates of Hell?

Check out this unbelievable storm photograph by Anne Goforth—her entry for the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest. Read More >>

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Watching These People Traverse a Slack-Line High Above a Ravine Is the Best Kind of Terrifying

Watch as these inexplicably fearless thrill-seekers traverse a slack-line hanging 700 metres above the Verdon Gorge in south-eastern France. It is so nail-bitingly horrifying, you will not be able to look away. [Vimeo] Read More >>