Snowshoes For Texas? The Most Bizarre Things The Pentagon Gave Police

Using data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Government Executive magazine looked at the type and cost of equipment that police departments received from the Defense Department since 2006. If you think the items couldn't be crazier than what you've read about already, think again. » 8/22/14 6:20am Today 6:20am

Watch The Buffy Parody Series So Bad It Never Aired. Until Now.

Back in 2007, the folks behind Not Another High School Movie created the pilot for Not Another High School Show. As you can probably guess, the show was a spoof of all the tween TV series we love, starring Alison Brie and Jennifer Lawrence. Now, the first-ever footage from the parody series is out. It's not great. » 8/17/14 9:00am Sunday 9:00am

Just How Bad Is California's Drought? Here's A Scary, 10-Second Answer.

California continues to dry up. The latest figures indicate more than 80% of the state is in extreme drought, or worse, exceptional drought. These are sobering numbers, to be sure, but for an even better perspective on the drought's unprecedented progression, check out this GIF, created by L.A. Times reader Alvaro… » 8/09/14 9:15am 8/09/14 9:15am

Comics Artist Uses DMCA To Silence Critics Of His Contortionist Ladies

Comics artist Randy Queen draws women whose spines and bodies can twist into some really unusual poses. This has drawn the attention of the Escher Girls Tumblr, which we've featured before — and he's responded by sending DMCA takedowns to get their posts (not just the art) removed. » 8/05/14 9:51am 8/05/14 9:51am

Help A Zoology Museum Solve The Mystery Of The Battery-Powered Opossum

During his ten years working at the Grant Museum of Zoology in London, Jack Ashby has stumbled upon some odd mysteries. Why does the museum's collection include a plum in a jar? Who ate their Galapagos tortoise? And now, his latest, greatest conundrum: Why would someone stick a battery in a dead animal? » 8/04/14 4:40pm 8/04/14 4:40pm

1997 Explains "How To Cybersex" In Glorious, NSFW Instructional Video

There is nothing about this VHS instructional video, titled How to Have Cybersex on the Internet, that isn't completely amazing. Describing it would only sully its perfection, so just hit play and be awed. Warning: Contains a topless (but censored) lady. After all, who the hell cybersexes with their shirt on? » 7/31/14 8:09am 7/31/14 8:09am