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Decapitated Male Mantis Still Fucks

During sex, female praying mantises have a tendency to kill their partners with a decapitating cutting blow that would make a samurai proud. But as this shocking new video shows, just because a male doesn’t have a head doesn’t mean he still can’t get it on. Read More >>

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FBI: Man ‘Thought It Would Be Funny’ to Shine Laser in Pilot’s Eyes, Crashed Car in Chase

Authorities say a California man who was arrested after crashing during a high-speed chase allegedly “thought it would be funny” to flash a laser at a police helicopter, Ars Technica reports. Such laser strikes are dangerous because they can disorient pilots and endanger their passengers and people on the ground. The FAA reports roughly 5,000 laser strikes per year around the country, though this might be the most dramatic and idiotic case yet. Read More >>

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Of Course the Internet Named This Australian Boat ‘Ferry McFerryface’

Australia’s most populous city is getting a new fleet of inner harbor ferries, one of which, due to an online naming poll, will be Ferry McFerryface. Why should we have expected any less? Read More >>

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The Mad Scientist Behind That Creepy, Viral, Long-Legged Bear Explains Himself

This week, cursed images of an enormous stuffed animal with legs seemingly designed to strangle you in your sleep spread across the internet after a Twitter user shared some Amazon reviews of the six-and-a-half-foot Joyfay Giant Teddy Bear on Thursday. Some shoppers assumed they were ordering a larger version of a childhood teddy, but were disturbed to receive a furry creature with disproportionately long legs. Read More >>

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WeWork Wants to Teach Preschool Kids to Disrupt Shit Up

WeWork has an unsettling vision for disrupting education by prepping kids to become the next Zuckerberg before they start learning their times tables. And while it’s a hell of a lot better than anything Betsy DeVos could dream up, the company’s technocratic, seemingly Shark Tank-inspired take on Montessori makes me fear for my unborn children. Read More >>

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Why Buy an iPhone X When You Can Pay Tiffany & Co. £950 For a Tin Can?

“I love the dumb notch! And the face-scanning thing I don’t want! The iPhone X is exactly the kind of absurd luxury good I crave,” you say, having not even scratched the diamond-encrusted surface of true decadence. Sit right there like the tiny, foolish baby you are and I’ll tell you about an even newer, more exciting bauble, the likes of which have not been seen since Nordstrom’s leather-wrapped stone. Read More >>

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The 42 Weirdest Movies on Osama bin Laden’s Computer

Today, the CIA released a trove of files obtained from Osama bin Laden’s compound when he was killed by US forces in 2011. We knew that bin Laden had some unexpected things on his computer, but we now have a better look at some of the files. Read More >>

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I Don’t Believe in Ghosts But I Want to Believe in the Haunted Toaster

Don’t you hate when you’re just trying to make breakfast and your toaster burns the words “Satan lives” into your bread? June O’Brien, who appeared on the Today Show in the US in May of 1984, wanted the world to believe. And even if you’re a sceptic, it’s hard to disagree with the fact that not only is this haunted toaster the perfect spooky gadget, the woman who owned it is very convincing. Read More >>

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Welp, There’s a Stranger Things Dildo Now

Whenever there’s a new, popular sci-fi movie like Avatar or television show like Stranger Things that features otherworldly creatures, there’s a certain number of the people who see the strange beasts and think to themselves “I wanna have sex with that alien demon thing or whatever it is.” Read More >>

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Just Got Yourself an Apocalypse Bunker? xHamster Will Fill it With Smut

After the end of the cold war, people who decided they needed end-time shelters were generally seen as nutters. The kind of people who thought the world would in in 2012, or that a biblical apocalypse is coming to doom us all. Nowadays, though, with North Korea, El Presidenté Trump, Brexit, Catelonia, global warming, and all that doom and gloom, those people don't seem so crazy. Read More >>

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Yes, Reuters Really Did Buy Two Human Heads and a Spine

As part of a series of special reports that could have come with a co-byline from Quentin Tarantino, Reuters has confirmed that it bought two human heads and part of a spine while investigating “body brokers,” America’s largely unregulated vendors of human parts. According to the news agency, reporter Brian Grow was able to buy the heads and the cervical spine “after just a few email exchanges.” The heads and the spine cost $300 (£226), plus shipping, each. Read More >>

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Palestinian Man Arrested After Facebook Auto-Translates ‘Good Morning’ as ‘Attack Them’ 

A Palestinian construction worker was arrested by Israeli police after Facebook incorrectly translated the text of one of his posts. Haaretz reports that the man uploaded a picture from his job at a construction site with the text “good morning” in Arabic. When officers used Facebook’s automatic translation service to read the post, the text was mistranslated as “attack them” in Hebrew and “hurt them” in English. Read More >>

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The AOL-Yahoo Merger Apparently Smells Like Grapefruit, Cedar and ‘Salty Ozone’

Oath isn’t just a cultishly-named agglomeration of Yahoo, AOL, and 12 other legacy web brands of varying relevance—it’s also a fragrance. Read More >>

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Man Who Dressed as Pikachu to Jump White House Fence Says He Wanted to Be a YouTube Star

A man dressed as Pikachu tried to scale the White House fence on Tuesday and was quickly caught by Secret Service agents. Was he hoping to make a courageous political stand for Pokémon rights? Not quite. He told authorities that he just “wanted to become famous” on YouTube. Read More >>

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Snap’s Latest Hardware is a Dancing Hot Dog Costume

Last year, Snapchat became a “camera company,” changed its name to Snap, and unveiled its first piece of hardware: camera sunglasses called Spectacles. Today, Snap is evolving yet again. That AR dancing hot dog, the star of its last earnings call, is now officially an $80 (£60) halloween costume available on Amazon. Read More >>