Mexicali Police Deflate Smugglers’ Compressed-Air “Marijuana Cannon”

Border fences are really tall so it's not like you can just throw your packages of marijuana over them. No, you'd need something like a weed-apult or, better yet, a weed cannon to heave them over the wall. Read More >>

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The Most Terrifying Drug in the World

You've never heard of scopolamine. It's synthesised from plants, like cocaine. It even looks exactly like cocaine. But unlike coke, it'll turn you into an insane zombie and probably kill you. There's a reason they call it "the Devil's Breath." Read More >>

The Worst Book Covers of All Time Have Destroyed My Faith In Humanity

The worst album covers of all time made me miss the good old times of record shops. These books, however, just scare me. They scare me because, with the advent of personal digital book publishing, things are probably going to get even worse. Read More >>

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Just a Cute Dog Sidestepping On a Treadmill Like a Boss

Check out this puggle—a pug and beagle mix—sidestepping on a treadmill. Like a boss. Why? Because he's a puggle sidestepping on a treadmill, that's why. If I tried to do this I would smash my jerkface against the ground. [The Dogs] Read More >>

Micro Organisms Make For One Mind-Bending Music Video

Watch this trippy video of microscopic creatures to make up for all those times you've looked through a microscope and been disappointed. Read More >>

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This Incredible Time-Lapse from the ISS Is Straight Up Space Porn

You're gonna want to turn the lights down low and pour some Champagne before you hit play on this one. Think, Barry White crooning to a unicorn on a rainbow — in space. Read More >>

Let’s Watch Siri Murder My Most Favourite Song for a Minute

Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin is one of the greatest songs ever recorded. Don't try to argue it, you can't. It's so good, you can play it at your wedding and your funeral. But it's not quite as good as when Apple's robosistant tries to take the lead. Read More >>

A Pressure Suit for Every Occasion and Atmosphere

When a sealed, pressurised vessel (say, you) is exposed to a vacuum (say, space), things tend to get splattery. These fifteen atmospheric suits from our friends at Oobject are the hallmarks of life-support design from the golden age of exploration. Read More >>

NASA Engineer Explains — Yet Again — Why the World Isn’t Ending

2012 is shaping up to be an action-packed year for the Earth — it's scheduled to end on no less than three separate occasions! If the the black hole and supernova don't obliterate us, the mystical Mayan catastrophe surely will, right? Let's ask NASA. Read More >>

Why Weed Makes You…You…Huh?

Scientists have long suspected that THC somehow affects the hippocampus region of the brain, the bit responsible for controlling short-term memory, but have never been able to prove it. Turns out that's because they were looking at the wrong grey matter entirely. Read More >>

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Drill-Mounted Camera Makes Your World Spin

This video was posted over a year ago, but it's too trippy not to share. The concept is simple. Mount a camera to a electric drill and see what happens. What you get is a completely abstracted image of the world. Wait for the night-shooting part, it gets even better. [Vimeo via Reddit] Read More >>

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Trike Drifting Is the Best Thing to Ever Happen on Three Wheels

If you asked the 6-year-old me to think of the single awesomest activity possible, I would have have answered, trike drifting (I was huge into Big Wheels). And, after watching this video, my 30-year-old self is still inclined to agree. Read More >>