The "Vibrator that Makes You Smart" Is Pseudoscience At Its Craziest

This video wins today's pseudoscience quackery sweepstakes. It's an ad for "DEXTRÜS," a vibrator which promises to make you smarter. But wait — there's more. Because it's all based on "research" into how left-handed people have orgasms. » 3/27/14 1:03pm 3/27/14 1:03pm

The clandestine art of Thai breast-slapping

Meet Khemmikka Na Songkhla, the world's foremost practitioner of the breast-slapping, a particularly vigorous alternative treatment that involves bosoms and a steady wrist. » 9/18/11 1:30pm 9/18/11 1:30pm

UFO delayed flights at the Oslo airport last Thursday

According to Norwegian press, the Oslo Airport in Gardermoen, Norway grounded flights last Thursday after an unknown glider was seen hovering around the airport. Here's an account from Norwegian news (with a pounding guitar soundtrack dubbed in to boot). » 3/26/11 3:00pm 3/26/11 3:00pm

The strange case of the painter who let herself be possessed by ghosts

Looking for artistic inspiration? Why not follow the lead of 19th century spiritualist artist Georgiana Houghton? Rather than draw anything of her own volition, Ms. Houghton allowed herself to become possessed by ghosts and draw their netherwordly visions. » 3/12/11 5:00pm 3/12/11 5:00pm

Local news report claims the government is controlling weather using…

For some strange reason, CBS News Atlanta decided to do some hard-hitting investigative reporting on that old hat conspiracy notion of chemtrails, a.k.a. the sinister version of contrails, or those jet trails that can be seen following your average airliner. The best parts are when the reporter meets the chemtrail… » 2/15/11 2:16pm 2/15/11 2:16pm

Australian motorists driving 110 mph to summon ghostly motorcyclist

Speed demons have been tearing down Lemon Tree Passage Road near Newcastle, Australia to summon a motorcycling apparition. The motorcyclist was killed by a speeder in 2007, and police are plenty miffed about these high-speed seances. » 8/18/10 9:26am 8/18/10 9:26am

It's officially chupacabra season in Texas

Hood County, Texas has had a rash of chupacabra sightings lately. Two mysterious, mammalian corpses have been found since last week, perplexing animal control officers and raising the hopes of chupamaniacs everywhere. It's the most cryptacular time of the year! » 7/11/10 8:00am 7/11/10 8:00am

The Mysterious Stone Spheres Of Costa Rica

The mysterious, almost perfectly spherical stone balls dotting the Costa Rican landscape may soon be up for UNESCO World Heritage status. But who built them circa 600 AD? Are they a map to Atlantis, or something even weirder? » 3/22/10 1:30pm 3/22/10 1:30pm

Mysterious Light Spiral Appears Over Norway

Is it an alien signal? An interdimensional portal? A supervillainous hypnosis ray? This mysterious spiral burst into the night sky over Northern Norway, leaving witnesses wondering just what caused it. » 12/09/09 12:00pm 12/09/09 12:00pm

If You Want to Have Sex, Don't Eat Breakfast with Your Family

A study of 3000 Japanese people has revealed that those who rarely eat breakfast with their families typically started having sex a year and a half earlier than the national average. » 12/26/08 10:54am 12/26/08 10:54am