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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 >>

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The HQ Trivia Guy Has a Lifehack for That Common Baggy Condom Problem

In a matter of months, Scott Rogowsky has gone from a peripheral figure in the New York comedy scene to a household name as the host of HQ Trivia, the live app-based game show that’s as popular as it is buggy. But what do we really know about the cloyingly upbeat spokesbeing known as “quiz daddy”? Read More >>

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Original Recipe Irn Bru ‘Fanny’ Bottle for Sale on eBay for £1,700

There's currently a glass bottle of Irn Bru on sale on eBay for £1,700. It's even got a bid on it. A limited edition bottle from 2013, it's got the word "Fanny" printed on it — from a promotion that ran in Scotland to tie in with the popular TV ad that ran at the time: Read More >>

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All Saints Singer Launches a Social Network for Pets

Nicole Appleton, of All Saints fame, has just launched PetScene — a social network app for pets. Read More >>

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B&M Advertises Job for a “Chicken Nugget Connoisseur”

If you've got a penchant for frozen breaded meat products, B&M might have just advertised your dream job: a Chicken Nugget Connoisseur. Honestly. It's real. I almost wish I was joking, but I'm not. Read More >>

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Escaped Snake Skips Fare on Shipley Bus

Where's Samuel L. Jackson when you need him? Forget snakes on a plane — public transport users in West Yorkshire had a shock when a two-foot long corn snake was found at the back of a bus. Read More >>

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Wait, It Turns Out KodakCoin Is Not the Only Crypto Trick Kodak Has Up Its Sleeve

Yesterday, camera manufacturer Kodak—whose stock was previously hovering around $3.10 a share—announced that it was forming its own cryptocurrency, an ambiguously blockchain-based project called “KodakCoin.” As has happened with a number of smaller stocks, Kodak’s stock immediately skyrocketed as soon as the words “blockchain” left its lips. Read More >>

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The Video Where a Woman Cooks With Her Mouth: Some Questions and Answers

It’s not what you think. The YouTube video “Cooking With Your Mouth | Christmas Turkey” sounds like some crazy science experiment where some brave chef heats up ingredients in her cheeks and then swallows them. In fact, it’s much more disgusting than that. I can’t stop watching it, but I also have some questions. Read More >>

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Daredevil Inventor Upgrades an Electric Mobility Scooter to Accelerate Like a Tesla

One of the many benefits of battery-powered cars is the incredible torque and acceleration an electric motor can generate. It’s not just a feature exclusive to Teslas; you can actually upgrade almost any electric vehicle with equally ridiculous acceleration—even a mobility scooter. Read More >>

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Cafe Will Make Your Face in Coffee Froth

A London cafe has come up with an idea to please the ever-growing demographic of people who like looking at themselves and also like drinking coffee -- putting the face of the buyer on the top of the drink in froth art. What happened to hating how you look and tea? Read More >>

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The Doctor Who Branded a Patient’s Liver With His Initials Just Pleaded Guilty to Doing It Twice

Some people commemorate time spent together by etching their names onto an old tree or desk; others might get matching tattoos; and some just send a card. None of these gestures of love and camaraderie were enough for surgeon Simon Bramhall, who burned his initials into at least two of his patients’ livers. Read More >>

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Of Course The Simpsons Predicted the Disney/Fox Deal

At this point, it shouldn’t be at all surprising that The Simpsons managed to accurately predict a wild bit of IRL news that none of us ever saw coming, but yes: The Simpsons totally called Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Read More >>

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The Battle Angel Director Tries and Fails to Justify Alita’s Giant, Creepy-Ass Eyes

At some point in the production of every live-action adaptation of an illustrated franchise, creative teams have to go about the important business of choosing just how closely to hew to the aesthetic style of the source material. Staring into the lead character’s disturbingly large eyes, it’s safe to say Alita: Battle Angel’s director Robert Rodriguez chose poorly. Read More >>

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AI is Being Used to Create Fake Celebrity Porn, Because of Course it Is

AI is one of the new big things in the tech industry, with an immense amount of hype surrounding the concept of machine learning and utilising it for the greater good of mankind. And then there are the people using AI to make more convincing fake celebrity porn - using AI to stitch celebrity faces into porn videos with greater accuracy than ever before. Read More >>

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Very Dumb YouTuber Nearly Died In Very Dumb Head-In-Cement Microwave Stunt

An unabashedly bro-y YouTuber who makes money by posting videos of his dumb bro-y antics nearly killed himself in his latest dumb video. Read More >>