The beef between Neil deGrasse Tyson and B.o.B. is both the greatest and stupidest celebrity fight of 2016 so far. On the one side you have a famous astrophysicist who’s notorious for pointing out when people are wrong on the Internet. On the other side, you have a dumbass rapper who thinks the world is flat. The debate between the two over the shape of the Earth this week was the intellectual version of what would happen if Superman got into a fist fight with Spider-Man’s Aunt May, except it’s vastly more entertaining since it doesn’t involve elder abuse. More →
Last fall, we learned that a former Google employee named Sanmay Ved had managed to purchase the “Google.com” domain name for exactly one minute before Google realized what had happened and snatched it back. Google on Thursday revealed exactly how much money it paid to Ved as compensation for his time owning its very valuable domain name. This being Google, you won’t be surprised to know that it involves a ridiculously geeky joke. More →
The Like button has been Facebook’s most iconic feature since its inception. Over the years, many users have asked the company to institute a “dislike” button to show their disapproval of certain posts but the company has refused to budge… until now. Bloomberg has published the inside scoop on Facebook’s decision to drastically change the classic Like button and it gives us a nice preview of what’s to come on the world’s most popular social network.
You might not worry too much about the probabilities of a global catastrophic event that will wipe out life as we know it, but there are scientists who do that for us. It’s currently three minutes-to-midnight, which is the same place it was set last year.
If you’ve been watching the addictive Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, you know that it’s tough to rebuild your life after a long stint in prison. A number of former inmates have gone on Quora over the past couple of years to answer the question of what it’s like to rejoin society after spending at least a decade in jail, and they offer some fascinating responses. More →
The best thing and the worst thing about Twitter is that it gives everyone a forum where they can instantly voice their opinions. On the one hand, it means we get to read the real-time thoughts of brilliant minds like physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. On the other hand, it also means we have to put up with the ignorant ravings of celebrities like rapper B.o.B. and Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
Oh, and speaking of both Tyson and B.o.B., they recently got into a Twitter feud over whether the Earth is flat. Yes, this is real life. More →
The wacky guy behind the CrazyRussianHacker YouTube account has been a little obsessed with doing things to Coca Cola lately. You may remember his previous video where he mixed Coke and bleach and got the soda to turn completely clear. Over the weekend he came back with a new video showing us what happens when you dump a bunch of salt into a bottle of Coke. Spoiler alert: It makes a giant mess. More →
If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with. That’s pretty much the relationship that most users have with Facebook and Google in the 21st century, because there’s really no one to live in the modern world without them.
But even though we spend hours of our lives every week scrolling through our News Feeds and checking our Gmail accounts, it doesn’t mean we trust the brands behind the products. More →
Snoop Dogg is entertaining to watch doing just about anything, even if he’s just complaining about Xbox Live going down. For the past year or so, Jimmy Kimmel has been bringing Snoop on his show to provide voiceover narration for clips from the BBC nature series Planet Earth. Snoop, of course, is not a biologist and hasn’t done any research on the animals he’s commenting on, which is what makes the routine so funny and addictive to watch. Let’s take a look at some highlights, but be warned that many of them are not safe for work. More →
You can find almost anything on Amazon these days… and the things you can’t find are likely banned for being outrageously offensive. The YouTube account Alltime10s has put together a list of what it says are the 10 most offensive products that Amazon has refused to sell over the years and I have to admit that felt rather ill just thinking about some of them. More →
We’ve written a lot about terrible Uber drivers in the past but Fortune brings us a story that is truly unique. New York resident David Lee tells the publication that he summoned an Uber to drive him and his wife to the hospital after she went into labor. However, the Uber driver saw Lee’s wife retching on the side of the street and refused to let her into the car. Apparently, he was worried about losing a lot of money if he had to spent time cleaning up the pregnant woman’s vomit in his vehicle. More →
Hoverboards are definitely the newest fad in gadgets, although many of them have also proven themselves to be very prone to catching fire. YouTuber BuleBritish recently posted an unboxing video of a new hoverboard that ended in disaster after it caught fire within seconds of being turned on. More →
Are you sitting down for this? Let’s hope so. Video footage emerged on Thursday of three children performing a song at a Donald Trump rally that can be described as both cute and terrifying… but mostly terrifying. While the general song-and-dance routine is nicely done, the lyrics of the song are anything but, as they discuss using the doughy billionaire’s “strength” to “take down” the “enemies of freedom.” More →