Posted on: May 20, 2010 Posted by: Totally Offbeat Comments: 1

Deadliest Place on Earth: Disneyland rides with blood on their tracks “The Happiest Place on Earth” is littered with the ghosts of fallen visitors.

While often referred to as “The Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland isn’t always so cheery. Since its opening in July of 1955, Disneyland has been the site of 14 deaths, and countless near death experiences. Of the 14 lives lost, 13 came as a direct (or indirect) result of a ride or attraction. The remaining death was the outcome of a stabbing during a fight between guests. The death toll…

Posted on: May 4, 2010 Posted by: Greg Voakes Comments: 2

10 freaky animals with real super powers Many superheroes are based on things found in nature—for a reason.

Animals are cool. They can do tricks for our amusement, eat a sugar cube out of our hand and then provide delicious nourishment when we tire with their shenanigans. It’s true some of them are a bit creepy (we’re not too crazy about snakes), but all things considered, humans are way up the evolutionary chain, proudly displaying our opposable thumbs and fat brains. At least that’s how we felt before…

Posted on: April 14, 2010 Posted by: Johnny Sacks Comments: 6

11 unintentionally funny local TV commercials Whether it’s poor acting or ridiculous dialogue, local commercials are sometimes so bad they are unintentionally hilarious.

When you turn on any regional network, you’re bound to see plenty of local commercials. Due to the small budget many of these companies have, these commercials are usually pretty awful. Whether it’s poor acting or ridiculous dialogue, these commercials are sometimes so bad they are unintentionally hilarious. Two Brothers Scrap Metal Watch this video on YouTube The commercial starts out with an all too familiar situation: two teenage girls…

Posted on: February 8, 2010 Posted by: Shawn Norris Comments: 18

10 reasons you should never date a pornstar The pros just don't outweight the cons.

Look, I should first say that I don’t have any problem with Internet pornography or adult film actresses. And there is probably a very substantial list of reasons why dating a porn actress would possibly be one of the most awesome things to happen in your life. For starters, you can get that “My other ride is a porn star” bumper sticker you always wanted to slap on your Jetta!…

Posted on: January 18, 2010 Posted by: Ted Comments: 5

10 signs you’ve gotten old but not realized it yet Think you’re still 20 years away from retirement? Think again.

You think you’re still 20 years away from retirement? Think again: your clothes, your habits, your driving style or the fact that you bought a sophisticated dishwasher instead of a full HD plasma TV might be good signs that you’re almost there already. You don’t have that many beer buddies Saturday night used to translate as “the night when we drink indecent quantities of beer and make complete asses of…

Posted on: February 19, 2009 Posted by: Emily McCombs Comments: 5

Las Vegas police publish pics of 50 most prolific prostitutes An unique attempt at combatting their worst-kept secret.

The rest of the world may appreciate Las Vegas’s reputation as the epicenter of unbridled debauchery, but Sin City’s police and prosecutors are trying out a new way to crack down on vice in their city: by publishing the names and photos of the women with the longest prostitution-related criminal records in Clark County. Some have criticized the “50 Most Prolific Prostitutes” list as overly aggressive, suggesting that it could…

Posted on: February 11, 2009 Posted by: Tyler V & Denny Jackson Comments: 0

The finest film foxes of the fifties Let's brush up on babe history.

It might be hard to imagine that hot, gorgeous, and (dare I say it) sexy women existed before the internet, before Playboy, and even before color television. It’s easy to dismiss them at first, because all of those old movies and news reels are just reminiscent of your parents and/or grandparents. What’s hard to admit, though, is that there’s a good chance that your own grandma was a foxy babe…

Posted on: December 8, 2008 Posted by: Kontraband Comments: 0

This chimp is motoring his way around on a Segway The possibilities for this are endless. The world has entered a new era.

Chimps, they’re our closest relatives and one’s been president of the free world for the last 8 years, like Planet Of The Apes was a documentary or something. And now here’s one riding a segway, and even though he could do with some practice, it can ride it better than Bush could, but that’s no real surprise. Watch this video on YouTube Watching that little chimp motor his way about…

Posted on: December 8, 2008 Posted by: Kontraband Comments: 0

Powerful x-rays made from…sticky tape?! Mind blown.

If I hadn’t watched a video of two science guys I’ve never met, performing this experiment and speaking with authoritative voices, I would never have believed it. Because that’s the kind of solid proof I need. (It’s real though) Watch this video on YouTube   Who would’ve thought something so simple and seemingly innocent would be fraught with such hidden dangers? Also — I’ve been using sticky tape for years, does…

Posted on: August 1, 2008 Posted by: Adam Mathew Comments: 6

Xbox Live support: Epic Fail If you thought Microsoft Customer Service was bad before...

So we’ve had a little problem with our Xbox Live service. No biggie, we thought. We’ll just make a call and have it fixed. If only! What follows is an emotional, true story of one man’s struggle to redeem his honour, his 3000 Microsoft points card, and, ultimately, the threads of his own sanity. Enjoy the ride. Episode 1: The Phantom Microsoft Xbox LIVE, for the most part, is a…

Posted on: March 11, 2008 Posted by: Alan Judd Comments: 5

Are you being followed? How can you tell if you're being followed? Don't bother looking for men peering around corners. The secret to identifying a tail is all in the shoes...

So, you think you’re being followed. Two questions: first, who do you think you are? Are you really so secret and important that someone is prepared to spend time and money watching where you’re going? During the 1980s miners’ strikes the press reported that an associate of Arthur Scargill fled the United Kingdom, convinced that the British “secret police” were following him. Why should they? It would have been perfectly…

Posted on: October 25, 2007 Posted by: Evgeny Morozov Comments: 0

Stroke me, I’m a primate Now more than ever, we need to touch each other.

Dr. Nina Jablonski, a primatologist, evolutionary biologist, and paleontologist, is professor and head of anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. She kicks off Saturday at Pop!Tech with a talk on the meaning of human skin, the subject of her book, Skin: A Natural History. She starts by noting what “a phenomenal and exceptional group of primates” she has for an audience. She asks each of us to look to his or…

Posted on: July 16, 2007 Posted by: The Bachelor Guy Comments: 7

10 absurd inventions that prove you should never drink while inventing These are all real inventions and the illustrations are taken directly from their official patents.

People are always looking for ways to make other people’s lives easier, keep us from killing ourselves, and make us more attractive to women — and also make a buck in the process (of course). But sometimes a few of us definitely go a little too far when channeling our inner Thomas Edison (who was kind of an asshole, btw). Here are some real, honest-to-goodness patented inventions unearthed by Scott…

Posted on: July 6, 2006 Posted by: Anonymous Comments: 14

Does Trump have a time machine? Tesla's stolen research, and some freaky coincidences. Here's my theory.

Nikola Tesla died on January 7, 1943 and the world mourned the passing of a great mind. Especially Serbia — Tesla’s homeland — which at the time was a loose confederation of potato farming communes not generally known for thinking much about anything. Two days later, FBI NYC notified Hoover of Tesla’s death and shared a report that his safe has been raided by family and colleagues. The Office of…