Monthly Archives: July 2015

RIP “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

I’m devastated by the passing of my friend Roddy Piper. Great wrestler, underrated actor, dear friend. Rest in peace, Rod.

— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) July 31, 2015

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I’m About to Pour a Weak Acid on Your Face.  Are You Safe?

Let’s say someone offers you a lot of money to pour a vial of acid on your face. They won’t tell you what kind, but they will reassure you that it’s a “weak acid.” Should you do it?

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Here’s a Time Lapse View of the Drought Collected From Satellites

It’s been a common refrain in the Midwest this year: If only we could pipe all this rain to the West. But a new NASA visualization shows just how drastic the difference has been.

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Here’s a sunny, stress-free Internet diversion: Can you spot a drowning child?

Here’s a sunny, stress-free Internet diversion: Can you spot a drowning child? “Computer programmer Francisco Saldaña created the simple educational game to help people recognize the deadly situation. A person who is drowning is physiologically incapable of calling out or waving for help – meaning often there is little noise or splash.” [NYT]

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“We did plan to do a museum about social history of women, but as the project developed we decided a

We did plan to do a museum about social history of women, but as the project developed we decided a more interesting angle was from the perspective of the victims of Jack the Ripper”—former Google exec Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, explaining why a proposed women’s history museum was revealed, once constructed, to be a Ripper museum instead.

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20 Stunning Military Images That You Absolutely Have To See

These are the 20 most brilliant military images I found around these wonderful intertubes this week. Not only do they highlight the amazing things America and our allies’ service people do on a regular basis, but also the photographers, both military and private, that work so hard to gives us a view we could never see with our civilian eyes.

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How We’ll Find Out If the Discovered Plane Wreckage Is Part of MH370

It’s been nearly a year and a half since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared and investigators finally have their first big lead in the search. A piece of an aircraft’s wing—a flaperon , to be specific—washed up on Réunion Island, east of Madagascar, some 3000 miles away from where investigators were looking. But we’re still a long way from many of the answers we need.

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Zuck Is Having a Baby, But What About That Adorable Dog?

Congratulations have been pouring in ever since Mark Zuckerberg posted (on Facebook, of course) that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a daughter in a few months. It’s wonderful and all (mazel tov, you two!), but most people took a look at their photo and wondered, is that a dog—or a mop?

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I Talked With the Astronauts Living in NASA’s Underwater Lair

Deep at the bottom of the Atlantic, NASA has built an underwater lab—and there are astronauts living there. I joined them (sadly, in a digital format) to see what they’re up to down there and just what kinds of things they might be bringing back from the depths.

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Archaeologists have uncovered evidence proving that members of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition res

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence proving that members of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition resorted to cannibalism. The two-ship fleet, dispatched in 1845 to map the Northwest Passage, became hopelessly stuck in the Arctic ice. Remains of 36 bone… Continue reading

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Cool Off With a Michelada Popsicle Dunked In Your Favorite Beer

Micheladas are already the perfect warm weather drink: a mix of savory flavors, ice-cold beer, and just a snap of spice. Now imagine making the michelada even better by turning it into a popsicle that you drop into the beer, slowly melting into a slush… Continue reading

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The Team Behind Entourage Is Developing An Alien Bounty Hunter Franchise

“I’ve got an idea for an alien bounty hunter franchise.” “Oh yeah? What should we call it?” “How about… Alien Bounty Hunter.” “Perfect!” “Love it!” *High fives and bro hugs all around.*

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Selina Kyle is a Brilliantly Complex Character When She’s Not Catwoman

When Catwoman #35 kicked off a new story arc for Selina Kyle—written by frequent io9 contributor Genevieve Valentine—many fans bristled at the thought of taking Selina Kyle and placing her as role of a mob boss. But not only does it work, it turns Selina, and eventually Catwoman, into one of DC’s best current characters.

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Gawker Remember When Dr.

Gawker Remember When Dr. Dre Bashed a Female Journalist’s Face Against a Wall? | Jalopnik Everyone Just Shut Up And Let This Man Keep His Plane In His Driveway | Kotaku Three Things That Make Fallout 3 Special | Lifehacker What to Look for in a Polo Shirt, Based on Your Body Type | Kinja Popular Posts

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Gawker Remember When Dr.

Gawker Remember When Dr. Dre Bashed a Female Journalist’s Face Against a Wall? | Jalopnik Everyone Just Shut Up And Let This Man Keep His Plane In His Driveway | Kotaku Three Things That Make Fallout 3 Special | Lifehacker What to Look for in a Polo Shirt, Based on Your Body Type | Kinja Popular Posts

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YotaPhone 2 Review: More Than a Gimmick, Less Than a Good Phone

Being different can make or break you. Apple decided to do things different back in 2007, and now they make almost all dem smartphone monies. But being atypical for no real reason also means certain death. Yotaphone 2 lies somewhere in the middle—a great idea wrapped up in a phone you just don’t want.

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What’s the Most Revolting Thing You’ve Ever Seen in a Horror Movie?

Some horror movies are carefully constructed operas of psychological dread. And others are just out to make you feel like you’re gonna yak into your popcorn. While we love the former, today’s question is all about the latter: what is the single most repulsive, gore-gastic thing anyone’s ever dared to put onscreen?

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Being a combat engineer in the army is really bad ass

Being an engineer isn’t usually associated with being a bad ass. In fact, it’s probably one of the gigs furthest from badassery! But here’s a job description that’s totally bad ass: you and your team go into combat zones and build or demolish things while people are shooting at you and looking to kill you. That’s a combat engineer. And this is a glimpse of their life:

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What If Everybody James Woods Talked Shit About On Twitter Sued Him?

James Woods has filed a $10 million lawsuit against a semi-anonymous Twitter user who tweeted that the actor was a cocaine addict. Many people are holding up this case as the perfect example of the Streisand Effect, where more attention is drawn to the… Continue reading

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