A Protective Suit That Lets You Stand Inside A Fireworks Display

Colin Furze is a British garage inventor and video maker, perhaps best known for his "DIY X-Men" devices that endowed him with the powers of Magneto and Wolverine. And now, perhaps inspired by the pyrotechnic prowess of Jubilee, he has created an inflatable metal suit that can withstand a barrage of fireworks. » 8/25/14 4:40pm 8/25/14 4:40pm

These Confusing PSAs Reveal Even Superheroes Shouldn't Drink And Drive

VW commissioned this very strange drunk-driving PSA from Costa Rican art director Fabio Obando, which shows even superheroes can get in accidents if they drive drunk. Obviously Superman is above, and there are a couple others after the jump. They're super creepy... if only because they make no sense at all. » 8/22/14 1:50pm 8/22/14 1:50pm

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 8/22/14 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 8/17/14 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