wtf
Believe It Or Not, This Image Isn’t Moving, Your Brain Is Screwing With You

Time to have your mind blown. See the image above, and how the shapes seem to move and slither around? It's not a GIF or other type of animation — it's 100 per cent static. In reality, your rascally visual cortex is doing all the work. Read More >>

food
Christmas Tree Flavour Crisps are Coming, and You Have Iceland to Blame

Christmas is a time for supermarkets to lose all their inhibitions, and start selling food that nobody really wants or asked for. Like gin-filled mine pies, or Tesco's candy cane-flavour crisps. But crisps that taste a bit like toothpaste sound a hell of a lot more appealing that Iceland's new festive offering. How do they even isolate the taste of a Christmas tree anyway? Read More >>

samsung
Samsung’s Got Some New Apple-Bashing Ads, This Time Involving the Galaxy Note 9

Recently Samsung released a bunch of adverts going after the iPhone, featuring a fairly dimwitted-seeming Apple Store employee tackling customers that seen surprisingly knowledgeable about Samsung phones - despite shopping in an Apple store. Now there are two more, and they bring the newly-launched Galaxy Note 9 into the equation. Read More >>

politics
A Casting Agency Is Booking A Crowd Of Protesters For The Emir of Qatar’s Visit To Downing Street [Updated]

Have you ever dreamed of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood? Tomorrow could be your lucky day if you're willing to start by treading the boards at... umm.... 10 Downing Street. Read More >>

wtf
Gruesome Scene as Bag Containing 54 Severed Hands Found in Siberia

Well here’s something you don’t see every day: a bag containing 27 pairs of human hands. The grisly discovery was made on a river island near the Siberian city of Khabarovsk, and local police are now investigating. Read More >>

wtf
5 Times That People Claimed to Be Real-Life Time Travellers

Time travel as we see it in movies—using DeLoreans, phone booths, hot tubs, and the like—obviously doesn’t exist. But throughout history, people have insisted that they somehow managed to do it. Though most of their wild tales were eventually disproven, the stories are still incredible. Here are five of the most memorable. Read More >>

biology
Here’s Why Most Animals Don’t Use Their Tails as Weapons

Humans tend to rely on crafted tools in order to harm one another, but most other species have evolved weapons right on their bodies. Normally, these bashers, spikes, and other instruments of attack appear on heads or limbs. But only rarely do they end up on tails—and scientists want to know why. Read More >>

movies
If You Missed Justice League, Here’s Your Chance to See Superman’s Very Bad Face VFX

By now you’ve heard multiple stories about it: Henry Cavill’s epic moustache that brought Warner Bros. to its knees and the awful CGI work they did to edit the thing out of Justice LeagueIf, somehow, you haven’t actually seen Superman’s digitally-shaved face yet, now’s your chance. Deep breaths, people. Read More >>

weird
Does Uber’s Fired Self-Driving Car Guru Really Believe This Shit?

Anthony Levandowski is the artificial intelligence whiz at the heart of the nasty legal dispute between Waymo and Uber. Following his unceremonious firing from Uber, he’s been keeping himself busy by founding a church based on the idea of worshipping a future AI deity. As he shares more details about his philosophy, we have to ask: Is this guy for real? Read More >>

wtf
South Park Wants You to Record Your Farts for its New Game

PR and marketing stunts are everywhere these days, doing a bunch of weird things to try and promote some product or item. Ubisoft are taking it to the next level when it comes to South Park: The Fractured But Whole, with another fart-based stunt to attract your attention. Read More >>

wtf
Town’s Water Turns Pink In Horrifying Ghostbusters Throwback 

Residents of Onoway, Alberta got quite the jolt earlier this week when water of a distinctly pinkish hue started to flow from their taps. Read More >>

science
This Dwarf Planet’s Freaky Ice Volcano Might Not Be Alone After All

The only thing cooler than a volcano is an ice volcano, obviously. Scientists think they’ve spotted these mounds of icy rock—called cryovolcanoes—on many moons, such as Triton, Europa, Titan, and demoted planet Pluto (sorry, Pluto). Perhaps the strangest one of all is Ahuna Mons, a solitary ice giant half the size of Mount Everest, located on the dwarf planet Ceres. But a new study suggests Ahuna Mons might not have always been the loneliest (ice) volcano in the solar system. Read More >>

wtf
Russian Propaganda Mysteriously Cut Into C-SPAN’s Web Feed and No One Knows Why

This afternoon, online viewers of politics-meets-Ambien channel C-SPAN were treated to a disturbing change in programming: For around 10 minutes, the web stream aired RT (formerly Russia Today) instead. Read More >>

watch this
Watch an Artist Sculpt Wonderfully Wacky Sculptures

Meet Wilfrid Wood. He’s an artist who specialises in sculpting heads and figures that are never boring, because they go far beyond the safe and traditional look many of us are used to seeing. Wood’s sculptures are often wacky, definitely fun, and always wildly expressive, like he’s managed to capture a person’s very specific reaction and emotion and feeling in each piece. Read More >>

aviation
When You Fly Over a Foreign Country, Your Aeroplane Owes Rent

Ever wonder how commercial flights are allowed to pass over and through many different sovereign nations without causing a fuss? You can thank the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Read More >>