How A Bean Becomes A Fart

If you've ever wondered what it is about beans in particular that gives you gas, or just need a farting refresher, this strangely adorable animation guides you through a bean's journey from teeth to toot. » 9/01/14 9:30am 9/01/14 9:30am

Why Dark Chocolate Is So Damn Good For You

From improving heart health to alleviating the effects of depression, dark chocolate is renowned for its remarkable health benefits. A recent study now points to one of the reasons why — and it has to do with dark chocolate's unique chemistry, plus the microbes in our stomach who find it equally delicious. » 3/18/14 12:20pm 3/18/14 12:20pm

The "Rapunzel Syndrome" Is a Little-Known Medical Horror

Another day, another medical horror with a cute name. If you have long hair, this is something for you to fear. If you don't, it's just something to make you shudder. » 6/06/13 11:30am 6/06/13 11:30am

Japanese fart scrolls prove that human art peaked centuries ago

Approximately 200-400 years ago during Japan's Edo period, an unknown artist created what is easily the most profound demonstration of human aesthetics ever committed to parchment. I am referring to He-Gassen a.k.a. 屁合戦 a.k.a. "the fart war." In this centuries-old scroll, women and men blow each other off the page… » 2/20/12 8:25am 2/20/12 8:25am

Physicians create a taxonomy of bread-bag fasteners that have been…

Doctors have released a passionate call! They're asking any intrepid minds who will listen to design a bread-bag clip that will not get stuck in the human colon. Find out why this has been a plague until now! And is there hope for a passable clip in the future? » 9/24/11 10:30am 9/24/11 10:30am

Barfing big-nosed monkeys like to eat their meals twice

Proboscis monkeys are unlike any other primates. The males' noses are almost four inches long - because females find it sexy, naturally. Plus, they're the only primates to throw up their half-digested food and eat their meals all over again. » 3/30/11 10:41am 3/30/11 10:41am

The hagfish eats in the most disgusting way possible

The hagfish is an evolutionary throwback that definitely lives up to its name. When the eel-like creature finds a carcass on the seafloor, it burrows inside the dead meat and starts eating...not just with its mouth, but with its skin. » 3/03/11 2:31pm 3/03/11 2:31pm