If you’ve ever been a goalie in hockey, you know that hockey pucks are not soft little discs. In fact, they’re very hard and they really hurt when they’re flying at you at over 100 miles per hour. So I was pretty surprised to see a hockey puck get crushed like a grape in a wild new viral video posted by the Finnish Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube. More →
How would you like to go down a transparent slide that’s mounted over 1,000 feet in the air? If that sounds like your thing, then you’ll definitely want to check out the new Skyslide that’s being built on the side of the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles. Per The Los Angeles Times, the slide will begin on the building’s 70th floor and will take riders down to its 69th floor. While this doesn’t seem like much of a drop, the slide itself is about 45 feet in length and will give you a bird’s eye view of the entire city on your way down. More →
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s signature proposal is to build a “big, beautiful wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep out illegal immigrants. Given this, John Oliver decided to take a closer look at the logistics of building such a wall and in the process he roasted the central premise of Trump’s campaign. More →
Snapchat isn’t just for sexting anymore… it’s also for throwing up rainbows. Joking aside, Snapchat has become a force to be reckoned with in the massive mobile messaging market, used by people young and old to chat with friends and follow their favorite celebrities. The app has gotten more and more complex and feature rich as time has moved on, but did you know there are special new features that only some people have access to?
As much as we’re sure your friend wants to decipher a string of 17 emoji that represents your feelings after a day spent shopping for pants at the mall, there’s something far more interesting the two of you could be doing with Facebook’s popular messaging app. In the most recent update released for both iOS and Android, Facebook snuck a fun little game into Messenger that’s a secret unless you know how to find it.
Of course, once you’re done reading this you’ll know exactly how to find it. More →
Doughy Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has run an unconventional campaign to say the least. From making fun of disabled reporters, to insulting John McCain’s war heroism, to bashing the pope, to warning of riots if he doesn’t get the nomination, Trump has broken almost every rule in the book and has somehow emerged stronger than ever among Republican voters.
The New York Times recently wrote a major profile of Donald Trump’s butler and it contains some fascinating tidbits that I think go a long way in explaining his presidential campaign. More →
Last month, following what seemed like years of speculation, Twitter finally launched its new algorithmic feed. It was turned off by default, but that didn’t stop a huge bloc of users from immediately expressing their outrage.
It might have been a premature reaction, but starting this week, many users have begun to realize that their feeds are showing them “the best tweets first,” indicating that the feature has switched on across the entire network.
Yes, it’s time for another edition of the worst Uber drivers ever. Previous editions have included an Uber driver who crashed into a cop car and then got busted with pot in his glove compartment, and an Uber driver who left a pregnant woman stranded while nonetheless charging her $13. The latest Uber driver fiasco is no laughing matter, however: It involves a driver who allegedly shot and killed six people and claimed that his own phone’s Uber app was mind controlling him. More →
Donald Trump seems to have no problem making enemies, which is why it’s not surprising to see that sometimes-effective hacker collective Anonymous has him in their sights again. Per The Guardian, Anonymous now says that it will “dismantle” Trump’s campaign and will “expose what he doesn’t want the public to know.” It’s hard to know what sort of information would actually hurt Trump among his supporters at this point — he has bragged, after all, that he could shoot people in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose a single vote — but Anonymous apparently believes it can dig up the goods. More →
Well hello there, friend! Who’s a cute little aquatic arachnid?
Yes, the creature you see above is a spider that can actually surf on top of waves and hunt for a wide variety of animals including not only insects but also fish and toads. As Mashable Australia informs us, this recently discovered critter was shown off this week at the World Science Festival in Brisbane, Australia by festival cofounder Professor Brian Greene. More →
Over the past several months, campaign rallies for presidential candidate Donald Trump have turned violent on multiple occasions. Although the doughy Republican frontrunner now says that he doesn’t condone violence at his rallies, there have been plenty of times where he has encouraged his supporters to behave violently. In the past, Trump has said that protesters “should have been roughed up,” he has encouraged supporters to “knock the crap” out of hecklers, and he has talked about the good old days when it was acceptable to beat up protesters to the point where they had to be carried out in stretchers.
Given this, it’s not surprising that Trump rallies often descend into orgies of mayhem. Below are some videos showing the times when Trump’s campaign events have turned violent. More →
You would think that the most popular Airbnb rentals would be luxurious homes along beautiful beaches or penthouses located in the hearts of the world’s greatest cities. However, it turns out you’d be wrong: The hottest Airbnb rental is actually a tiny cabin located in the woods of Northern California. More →
There have been a lot of videos posted around the world of this week’s total solar eclipse, but I was particularly fascinated to see a video posted by YouTuber Things I Like that shows what the eclipse looked like from tens of thousands of feet in the air. In short, it looks like the sun is shrinking before your eyes as the moon passes between it and the Earth. More →
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