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Only Metal Gear Solid Could Give Us An Action Figure Of A Dog This Crazy

If you’re familiar with the frequently ridiculous batshit insanity that is the Metal Gear Solid franchise, you’ll look at the above picture of a dog, in a sneaking suit, with an eye patch, and holding a knife it its mouth, and treat it as perfectly normal. The rest of us, meanwhile, will go “buh-whaaaaa???” » 8/28/15 7:26am Today 7:26am

This Is a Very Strange Cure for Cyanide Poisoning

Cyanide poisoning is not a nice way to go. Essentially it’s open-air suffocation. Cyanide ions in the body interact with an enzyme called cytochrome oxidase. This enzyme works with hemoglobin in the blood. It preferentially picks up cyanide when it should be picking up oxygen, meaning the body slowly dies for lack of… » 8/28/15 6:30am Today 6:30am

Nothing About This Star Wars Toy Event Makes Sense to Me

Can’t wait for Force Friday, the event where Hasbro has talked retailers into opening their doors at midnight so people can purchase the first action figures and merchandise of The Force Awakens? Well, good, because Maker Studios is giving people a sneak peek of the toys—in an 180hour, international, completely insane… » 8/26/15 7:22am Wednesday 7:22am

Long-Lost Nazi Train Packed With $1B in Gold Allegedly Discovered in Poland

We’ll believe it when we see it, but two men, one a Pole and one a German, say they know the location of a heavily armored Nazi train that was rumored to be hidden away in a tunnel during the dying days of the Second World War—a train that could contain upwards of 300 tons of gold. » 8/20/15 7:00am 8/20/15 7:00am

Turns Out The Fantastic Four And X-Men Movies Are In Different Universes

Remember how Bryan Singer started teasing the potential of a “Fox Cinematic Universe,” where the new Fantastic Four and the cavalcade of X-Men movies crossed over? Well, apparently someone at Fox desperately shook him and told him to shut up, because now the movies aren’t even in the same universe as each other. » 8/06/15 3:00pm 8/06/15 3:00pm

The Army Surgeon Who Jumped Out of a Plane at 40,000 Feet—For Science!

Sometimes progress requires huge risks. Just ask William Randolph “Randy” Lovelace II, who wanted to prove that an oxygen mask could protect pilots from blacking out at high altitudes when they bailed out of their planes. See his story for yourself, in this Fusion video which we’re premiering exclusively at io9. » 8/06/15 9:32am 8/06/15 9:32am

Marvel's Civil War Comic Tie-In Will Adapt Iron Man 3 and Winter Soldier

So, a comic book adaptation of a comic book movie adapting a comic book storyline of the same name is actually going to adapt two different comic book movies instead, one of which was another comic book movie adaptation of a different comic book storyline of the same name. I’m frowning so hard my head hurts. » 8/03/15 2:30pm 8/03/15 2:30pm