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If He Likes The Way You Think, You Can Borrow His Private Island For Free

With its own private sandy beach, dock and traditional Swedish cabins, successful applicants will have the choice of staying on Ideas Island.

24 Jul 2019 4:19 am
Before Woodstock '99 Was a Nightmare, It Was One Town's Dream

How the festival landed in Rome, New York — and some of the early warning signs that something was awry.

24 Jul 2019 4:19 am
Tainted By Association

Would you carve a roast with a knife that had been used in a murder? Why not? And what does this tell us about ethics?

24 Jul 2019 4:19 am
In Praise Of Small Architecture

The places where we enact our daily lives are not grand design statements, yet they have an underrated charm and even nobility.

24 Jul 2019 4:19 am
Reading Lessons

I have forgotten how to read. It isn't the first time. I have forgotten before and I will forget again. In other words, I am still learning how to read.

24 Jul 2019 4:19 am
Mortality Probability

There are mountains of evidence suggesting cycling increases longevity, but sometimes, I can't help but hypothesize: It's safer to never ride a bike at all.

24 Jul 2019 3:12 am
Why Thousands Of Mysterious Murders Still Haunt Mexico

Over the last few years, tens of thousands of Mexicans have gone missing, with many now presumed dead. A new documentary tries to understand why their stories aren't being told.

24 Jul 2019 3:12 am
You Might Want To Uninstall VLC — Immediately

Because of its free and open-source nature, VLC is one of, if not the most popular cross-platform media player in the world. Unfortunately, a newfound and potentially very serious security flaw discovered in VLC means you might want to uninstall it until the folks at the VideoLAN Project can patch the flaw.

24 Jul 2019 2:57 am
Why Are Pop Songs Sung So Quickly These Days?

Speeding up serves a purpose. But if Katy Perry's doing it, is the trend already played out?

24 Jul 2019 2:08 am
Border Patrol Has Kept A Teenage US Citizen Locked Up For Nearly A Month

Despite his family's lawyer providing his US birth certificate, law enforcement refuses to release him.

24 Jul 2019 2:08 am
How Warped Tour Led The Consumerist Music Festival Revolution

The iconic festival was as much about brands as it was about bands.

24 Jul 2019 2:08 am
Digg Deals: Save Up To 77% On Hotspot Shield VPN

Keep your browsing secure and private even on a shared WiFi connection with Hotspot Shield VPN. Opt for the three-year plan, and you can save hundred of dollars off the sticker price.

24 Jul 2019 1:50 am
Comms Staffer For British Politician Posts Brutal Resignation Letter — From The Politician's Twitter Feed

Jared O'Mara's time as an MP has been mired in controversy, and his communications staffer finally had enough.

24 Jul 2019 1:38 am
I've Battled The New Dropbox For A Month, And All I Got Was This Lousy Article

Not even Dropbox support reps seem to know how Dropbox for Mac works.

24 Jul 2019 1:07 am
Watch A Computer Solve A 32,768x32,768 Rubik's Cube In Nearly 8 Billion Moves

YouTuber ShellPuppy's computer needed 2,700 hours to solve this monstrous Rubik's Cube, which would stand nearly as tall as the Burj Khalifa if it were real.

24 Jul 2019 1:07 am
The Last Toll Collectors

Cashless tolling technology has reduced traffic and idling, but it is also replacing the sentries of the country's roads.

24 Jul 2019 1:07 am
Man Captures Water Moving So Perfectly Along A Smooth Path That It Looks Frozen

The phenomena, known as laminar flow, generally occurs when a fluid's flow channel is relatively small, the liquid is moving slowly, and its viscosity is high.

23 Jul 2019 11:59 pm
One Man, Eight Years, Nearly 20,000 Cat Videos And Not A Single Viral Hit

How an animal lover's hobby of recording himself feeding stray cats exemplifies the glory of the anonymous web.

23 Jul 2019 11:59 pm
Madman Puts Coca-Cola Into A Humidifier

This is the only sort of vaping we approve of.

23 Jul 2019 11:59 pm
Tesla Drops Lawsuit Against Critic After Judge Asks For Evidence

Tesla has dropped a lawsuit against a prominent short-seller and critic of the company, one it claimed struck an employee with his car, according to paperwork filed on Friday night with the Alameda County Superior Court.

23 Jul 2019 10:57 pm
Plex Makes Piracy Just Another Streaming Service

Have you heard about the best new streaming platform on the internet? It's totally customizable, works on any device, and, best of all, is basically free. The only problem is that it might be illegal, depending on how you use it.

23 Jul 2019 10:57 pm
Watching A Timelapse Of A Cicada's Metamorphosis Is Pretty Darn Wild

It is so very curious to watch a creature escape out of the body it was inhabiting only moments before.

23 Jul 2019 10:55 pm
Alexa Breaks Man By Refusing To Play 'You've Got The Power,' No Matter How He Says It

It started out as an ordinary song request and it ended with him in utter abject surrender to the whims of smart home technology.

23 Jul 2019 10:32 pm
The First Trailer For Taika Waititi's 'Jojo Rabbit,' Where He Plays An Imaginary Adolf Hitler, Is Delightfully Strange

Meet Jojo, a 1940s German boy whose only friend is Hitler — sort of. Written and directed by Waititi, the movie will also feature Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie and Sam Rockwell. It premieres on October 18.

23 Jul 2019 9:50 pm
Quentin Tarantino's Movies, Ranked

With nine features to his name and possibly just one more to come, Tarantino has crafted an oeuvre ripe for debate.

23 Jul 2019 9:45 pm
Mark Zuckerberg's Fake Accounts Ponzi Scheme

It's a true business miracle: a company that was out of users in 2012 managed to find a wellspring of nearly infinite and sustained growth that has lasted it, so far, half of the way through 2019.

23 Jul 2019 9:45 pm
Hilarious Close-Up Of A Wasp's Nest Reveals How Clumsy They Are

You'd think that an insect as powerful as a wasp would be graceful in its flight pattern, but no, turns out they are just as clumsy as the rest of us.

23 Jul 2019 9:45 pm
ASMR YouTuber Reveals How The App Tingles Is Stealing Content From Creators

In an informative and auditorily soothing video, YouTuber Ancient Whispers ASMR exposes how Tingles is using and monetizing content from YouTube creators without their consent.

23 Jul 2019 9:19 pm
Remembering The Time Quentin Tarantino Hosted SNL, Which Was Weird

The SNL cast members at the time included Will Ferrell, Cheri Oteri, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Tim Meadows, and Darrell Hammond. The Smashing Pumpkins were the musical guest. This really happened.

23 Jul 2019 9:02 pm
The Château That Ate Provence

When real estate developer Patrick Diter purchased the property in 2001, nobody could have imagined his grandiose design, probably because they hadn't seen a developer quite like him before.

23 Jul 2019 8:45 pm
The 16-Year-Old Who Applied To 9 Law Schools And Got Into All Of Them

Currently finishing her senior year at Texas Woman's University, where she studies education, Haley Taylor Schlitz will start law school at Southern Methodist University next month.

23 Jul 2019 8:20 pm
'Who Would Shoot David Ortiz?'

He might be the most beloved person in the Dominican Republic. So why would someone shoot David Ortiz? And how could it be mistaken identity, as police have said? A visit to the island yielded few answers — but raised plenty more questions.

23 Jul 2019 8:04 pm
These Horrible Portion-Control Plates Are A Symptom Of A Bigger Problem

Fatphobia is all the rage in dinnerware and it's making us hate ourselves.

23 Jul 2019 7:57 pm
This Is What America Could Look Like When Our Coasts Are Under Water

Rising sea levels could be an opportunity for social change — or a dystopian hellscape.

23 Jul 2019 7:33 pm
The Forgotten Software That Inspired The Internet

A now-discontinued computer tool that allowed people to create their own software even if they didn't have programming experience has had a surprising impact on our modern world.

23 Jul 2019 7:33 pm
Boris Johnson Will Become Britain's Next Prime Minister

The former mayor of London, who has long cherished an ambition to lead his country, won 66% of the votes — 92,153, to Jeremy Hunt’s 46,656 — in the Conservative party leadership race.

23 Jul 2019 7:33 pm
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt And Margot Robbie Breezily Interrupt Jimmy Kimmel In The Middle Of His Monologue

Nothing to see here. Just three famous movie stars using the Late Night studio as a private alleyway to their movie premiere.

23 Jul 2019 7:06 pm
Our Global Food System Discards 46 Million Tons Of Fish Each Year. Why?

From the moment a fisher lands a fish to the moment that fish lands on your plate, 27 percent of it will disappear. Just imagine the stink.

23 Jul 2019 6:50 pm
It's Very Simple To Completely Hypnotize A Chicken

All you need is a chicken and some dirt to draw a line in. Why does this work? Who knows, but it does.

23 Jul 2019 6:26 pm
How The 'Inglourious Basterds' Were Born

The story of Quentin Tarantino’s World War II revenge fantasy as seen through the eyes of the ragtag crew he created to take down the Nazis.

23 Jul 2019 6:26 pm
The LinkedIn 500+ Club Is The Saddest Lie In Hustle Culture

It's common networking wisdom that having 500 LinkedIn connections will open doors for recent grads on the job hunt. Here's the real magic number.

23 Jul 2019 6:26 pm
The Fascinating Thing Our Airport Runways Reveal About The Natural World

The world's runways are like a weathervane, revealing wind patterns around the world.

23 Jul 2019 6:13 pm
Dallas Commuter Cuts Across Five Lanes Of Freeway Traffic... On An Electric Scooter

A Lime scooter can only go up to about 15 miles per hour, which means taking one on the Texas freeway is a bonkers idea.

23 Jul 2019 5:58 pm
What Technology Is Most Likely To Become Obsolete During Your Lifetime?

Certain Boomer basements are little shrines to obsolescence, untidy stockrooms of the one-time cutting-edge. What worthless old technology will Millenials be inexplicably hoarding?

23 Jul 2019 5:44 pm
The Most Gullible Man In Cambridge

A chance encounter left a Harvard professor homeless, jobless and buried in litigation.

23 Jul 2019 5:44 pm
'His Brand Is Excellence': How Leonardo DiCaprio Became Hollywood's Last Movie Star

In an age of pre-branded franchises and social media currency, DiCaprio is a Hollywood unicorn, able to gross hundreds of millions of dollars without wearing a cape, wielding a lightsaber or even having an agent.

23 Jul 2019 5:44 pm
How 21 Meddling Kids Could Force A Climate Turnaround

Back in 2015, a pack of 21 kids sued the United States to try to force government action on climate change. Four years later, that case — Juliana v. United States, or, affectionately, Youth v. Gov — is still tangled up in the courts. And the kids are losing their patience.

23 Jul 2019 5:44 pm
Dear Gentlemen, Your 60-Year-Old Wedding Pics Are Ready

Decades after having photos from their same-sex Philly-area ceremony confiscated, a search is on for the owners of a historic set of prints. Can they be found before it's too late?

23 Jul 2019 5:44 pm
Talking To The Guy Behind The Twitter Bot Making The Emoji You've Always Wanted

Louan Bengmah is 18 years old and has been coding for less than a year. His Emoji Mashup Bot got 90,000 followers in under two weeks.

23 Jul 2019 5:13 pm
Want To Work Faster?

You need Hive, the project and process management tool that powers teams at Google, Starbucks, WeWork, IBM and more, helping them complete projects in record time.

23 Jul 2019 5:13 pm