Posted on: September 20, 2020 Posted by: Evan Hoovler Comments: 0

The 7 most stubborn people in history You think your kids are stubborn? You have no idea how bad it gets.

Man crosses Atlantic in raft with no water In 1952, Alain Bombard grew concerned with how many lives were being lost at sea. As a well-regarded scientist, it was within his means to start developing safer nautical emergency equipment. But Bombard was ridiculously stubborn, and had already convinced himself that people were dying in life rafts simply because they weren’t good enough at managing their resources. To prove his theory…

Posted on: September 18, 2020 Posted by: Evan Hoovler Comments: 2

6 incredibly stupid cons that actually worked You are being hunted by polish priests and need to pay the CIA $160k to protect you. These are the cons that make Nigerian 419 scammers look like Ocean's Eleven.

Some cons are so assed-out lame, they prove that it isn’t stupidity that makes someone fall victim to a scam. It can’t be. If it were stupidity, the victims in the following scams would be literally dumber than rocks. After all, if you approach a rock and say, “give me your money,” or “let me examine your lady business,” the rock won’t budge. Here are six successful cons that make…

Posted on: September 13, 2020 Posted by: Richard Wordsworth Comments: 0

How close did we actually come to Fallout’s nuclear future? Nuclear cars, robots, mutants, the atom-bomb apocalypse... where did Fallout’s grim retro-futurism come from, and how close did we come to a Fallout future?

Before you even had the first Fallout game out of its jewel case, the game hit you square in the face with its vision of the nuclear future. On page three of the manual – styled as the Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide – you found this image, and immediately understood just what this world you were about to visit was like. Unlike the fantasy RPGs that defined the genre at…

Posted on: August 20, 2020 Posted by: Jim Slay Comments: 1

Here is everything you need to know about classical music From Bach to 1950s weirdness, this is your 8-step cheat sheet to classical music.

So you’ve got a new love in your life, and this person is interested in classical music. Are you into it? Yeah, I can get a lot of homework done with this on-style? Or for real? I read a survey that measured something weird: What is the genre of music that, when an opposite-sex love interest likes it, turns one on the most? Answer: Women said they liked guys who were…

Posted on: July 17, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 0

10 worst things about being an adult "Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists"—Kurt Vonnegut

Most youngsters look forward to becoming an adult and building their own independent life. And when they do, they invariably discover that the ability to buy infinite candy and deciding your own bed time isn’t quite the nirvana it seemed to be. In fact, understanding that nothing is ever what it’s cracked up to be is just one of the many bitter pills you’ll have to swallow as you age…

Posted on: July 12, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 0

Just what is astrology any way? Whether people are checking their horoscopes in magazines or seeing if their star sign matches with their crush, astrology is here to stay. So what is it based on?

Astrology seems to be more popular than ever. Whether people are checking their horoscopes in magazines or seeing if their star sign matches with their crush, astrology is here to stay, and the ancient practice is more than reading whether you are predicted to have a good week and blaming your character flaws on your star sign. Here’s a brief introduction to astrology. The different signs Most of us are…

Posted on: June 19, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 0

The many surprising ways education is changing in the 21st century Technology gets all the glory, but what's currently happening in education goes way beyond gadgets.

Education is constantly changing to meet the needs of students and the work opportunities that are available to individuals when they leave school or college. The most recent changes that have altered the face of education in the 21st century are mostly focused on the development of technology and the types of jobs that teachers are preparing students for. This article covers some of the main trends that education is…

Posted on: June 19, 2020 Posted by: Pliny the Even Younger Comments: 4

10 spectacular Darwin Awards of the medieval age The Darwin Awards are annual and don't concern themselves with historical (ig)noble sacrifices. Let's correct that injustice.

The Darwin Awards were created in the 1980s to honor those individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect humanity’s gene pool. That is, they died in such an extraordinarily idiotic manner that their deaths actually significantly raised the quality of the DNA passed on to the next generation – as per Charles Darwin’s theories on natural selection. But the Darwin Awards are annual, only concerning themselves with candidates who…

Posted on: June 15, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 0

Why pediatric medicine is turning to telemedicine and what that means for your education Coronavirus only hastened the existing trend.

When a parent needs their child to be seen by a pediatric medicine expert as part a preventative health plan, a rigid set of steps are generally followed. After filling out questionnaires, presenting insurance information, and submitting a financial affidavit, a parent can finally get to the point of selecting a date and time for their child to be seen. In normal circumstances, this is often the most challenging part…

Posted on: May 30, 2020 Posted by: Pliny the Even Younger Comments: 2

YouTube’s 15 most insane science projects The age of the lone inventor tinkering away in his own backyard is far from over—but this stuff is barely legal.

Most innovation these days is conducted by large teams of scientists and engineers in well-funded labs, but it pays to remember that many of the inventions that make modern life possible started out in much humbler circumstances – from the Wright brothers’ bicycle workshop to the kitchen stovetop where Charles Goodyear first made vulcanized rubber. But don’t think the age of the lone inventor working away in his own backyard…

Posted on: May 25, 2020 Posted by: Ian Miles Cheong Comments: 14

7 scandals PornHub doesn’t want you to know about PornHub believes itself above all laws—including those against child pornography. No wonder 946k people have signed to shut it down.

With approximately 120 million daily visitors, Pornhub has enjoyed its status as the world’s most popular destination for pornography online, but a barrage of recent scandals threatens to draw the eyes of lawmakers to clamp down on the site’s ability (or rather, inability) to moderate its content for illegality. The latest scandal stems from reports that one of the site’s top “performers,” Ellesclub, was underage. Her content was fully monetized…

Posted on: May 24, 2020 Posted by: Susan Hayes Comments: 1

8 sweet little grandmas who committed serious crimes Grannies gone wild.

Grandmothers are supposed to be sweet, loving old ladies with a plate of fresh baked cookies in one hand and a handful of lemon drops in the other, ever ready to dispense hugs and wisdom. The ladies on this list need to re-read their job description and start knitting more afghans. The Bank Robber When called upon to help out family, most grandmothers supply tea, sympathy, and oatmeal cookies. 74-year-old…

Posted on: May 22, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 0

What is a smart home hub (and do you need one)? One hub to rule all the devices.

Remember the inscription that was engraved on Sauron’s ring in The Lord of the Rings? It went something like this: “one ring to rule them all, One ring to find them… and bind them.” What does this quote signify? Singular control and unlimited power for the bearer, right? Coincidentally, a smart home hub works like this as well. It detects the presence of multiple smart devices in a house, forms…

Posted on: May 20, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 0

8 steps to a career as a travel nurse Travel nurses get to see the world and gain valuable career experience while making a real difference. Here's the straight scoop.

Travel nurses are registered nurses who typically work temporary jobs called travel nursing assignments. Most assignments last for around thirteen weeks, but they can be longer or shorter. Working as a travel nurse is a great way to travel around the country, or even worldwide, while gaining valuable career experience and making a real difference. Before deciding to become a travel nurse and whether or not the job is right…