McDonald's French Fries Ingredients List

Video: McDonald’s uses 19 ingredients in its fries, insists none of them will kill you

By on January 22, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Video: McDonald’s uses 19 ingredients in its fries, insists none of them will kill you

Ever make homemade french fries? It’s pretty easy, actually — just cut up some potatoes into thin strips, dump them into a pot full of boiling oil, remove them when they turn a golden brown and then salt them to your tastes. So really, that’s three basic ingredients: Potatoes, oil (peanut and canola both work fine) and salt. If you’re McDonald’s, however, it takes an insane 19 different ingredients to make something that should be an incredibly simple meal. More →

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Global Warming Visualization

135 years of global warming in one terrifying animation

By on January 20, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

135 years of global warming in one terrifying animation

Is it warm in here, or is it just us? The debate surrounding climate change, and specifically global warming, will rage on for years to come. There are certainly plenty of arguments on both sides of the fence, and neither side wants to concede any of its key talking points. The simple truth, however, is that numbers don’t lie… and these are some pretty horrifying numbers. More →

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The Female Orgasm: How It Works Video

Video: The female orgasm, explained in 90 seconds

By on January 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Video: The female orgasm, explained in 90 seconds

The most complex piece of technology that we’re still trying to decipher, and even mimic in certain tech products, is the human body. Think about it: it’s a self-driving biological computer capable of performing amazing things, and it runs on a strange mix of oxygen, water, complex biochemical products and sleep.

While all sorts of companies are trying to understand its most hidden functions and constantly improve its performance, BuzzFeed tried to explain a simpler, yet very complicated phenomenon of the human body: The female orgasm. More →

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Facebook Likes Personal Data

Facebook needs just 300 likes to know you better than your spouse

By on January 13, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Facebook needs just 300 likes to know you better than your spouse

Facebook, which collects a huge amount of personal data from you in order to serve you better-targeted ads, has gotten so good at profiling you that it might know who you are better than your mother, family members or friends. At least that’s what data from a new study published in the PNAS journal suggests. More →

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e-Dura Spinal Cord Implant

A tiny, flexible gold-plated device may be the key to restoring paralyzed humans’ spinal functions

By on January 12, 2015 at 11:00 PM.

A tiny, flexible gold-plated device may be the key to restoring paralyzed humans’ spinal functions

One of the health conditions modern medicine has yet to fix is paralysis in patients who have experienced accidents affecting their spinal cords. But, CNET reports, researchers from Switzerland have already come up with a tiny, flexible, gold-plated device that can be implanted in patients to restore spinal cord functionality and allow paralyzed patients to walk again. More →

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Selfies vs. Narcissism and Psychopathy

What selfies say about your disturbed mind

By on January 12, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

What selfies say about your disturbed mind

Taking selfies might always be fun, especially if Samsung pays you to do it at the Oscars, but there might be something medically wrong with your mind if you’re a man who’s taking too many of them. At least that’s what a study at the Ohio State University looking at the social media habits of 800 men has revealed. More →

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Cadbury Creme Eggs Recipe Changed

Horrible news: The classic recipe for Cadbury Creme Eggs has been ‘secretly’ changed

By on January 12, 2015 at 11:39 AM.

Horrible news: The classic recipe for Cadbury Creme Eggs has been ‘secretly’ changed

For years, children around the world have loved gorging themselves on Cadbury’s goo-filled chocolate eggs every Easter… but now the penny-pinching corporate bigwigs at Cadbury owner Kraft Foods might be needlessly messing with perfect. The Sun reports that “chocolate lovers have blasted Cadbury’s US owners for secretly bringing in a new ‘cheap’ tasting Creme Egg.” More →

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Bill Gates Water Poop Video

Video: Watch Bill Gates drink clean water processed from human waste

By on January 7, 2015 at 4:46 PM.

Video: Watch Bill Gates drink clean water processed from human waste

Bill Gates may not run Microsoft anymore but he’s still doing some insanely cool things, such as coming up with more ways to provide clean drinking water to people around the world who now lack access to it. Gates’ quest for clean water has now led him to try getting it from a most unexpected source: Human waste. More →

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Jake Dyson Aerial Light

A lamp that lasts 40 years will debut in May

By on December 30, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

A lamp that lasts 40 years will debut in May

For nearly a century, lightbulbs have been the poster child of planned obsolescence. Manufacturers have been accused of deliberately designing products that only last months or years — and there is even evidence that a formal cartel called Pheobus existed in 1920s and ’30s. More →

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Lightpaper 3D Printed Lighting

Meet Lightpaper, the coolest way to turn on the lights yet

By on December 29, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

Meet Lightpaper, the coolest way to turn on the lights yet

In addition helping us print out our own toys, food, and even houses, 3D printing can also be used to print new ways to light your house. A company called Rohinni has come up with Lightpaper, which is a printable, paper-thin lighting solution that can be applied to any surface.

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SpaceX Rocket Test Ocean Platform Landing

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is preparing for its craziest rocket test yet

By on December 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is preparing for its craziest rocket test yet

Tesla isn’t the only potentially revolutionary company founded by Elon Musk, as the Tesla boss is also the CEO of SpaceX, a company that’s trying to make space travel feasible for more people. One of the biggest projects that SpaceX has been working on has been the development of reusable rockets that are able to land safely on the ground again, which would make space travel much more cost effective than it currently is. More →

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Space Time-lapse

This 4K video shows an incredible Christmas light display like you’ve never seen

This 4K video shows an incredible Christmas light display like you’ve never seen

By on December 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

You know your annoying neighbors down the block who suck up 10 times more power than anyone else from your local grid for four weeks every year when their Christmas light display goes up? You know exactly who we’re talking about. There’s a giant inflatable Santa on their front lawn that’s even taller than their house, and about 10,000 seizure-inducing light bulbs strewn about behind him that blink incessantly at all hours of the night.

For whatever reason, those neighbors think that you’re impressed by their horrid display. But if you want to see what an awe-inspiring light show really looks like, you’ll definitely want to check out this incredible video of a light show captured in space. More →

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