Believing in the tooth fairy can warp your young mind

As far as imaginary icons go, the Tooth Fairy runs a distant second to Santa Claus, perhaps even trailing the Easter Bunny. Still, don't underestimate the Tooth Fairy's real-life powers, which range from sparking youthful creativity to implanting false memories. » 6/26/11 10:25am 6/26/11 10:25am

Want To Star In Twilight? Move To Germany

Never mind a spread in fashion magazine Elle or whatever Top Chef gives out, a new German reality show has come up with the ultimate prize: A role in one of the Twilight sequels. » 4/24/09 6:30am 4/24/09 6:30am

The Force Is Strong With Those For Whom The Force Is Strong. Or…

If you happen to find yourself arrested in the West of Scotland, there's one thing you can take to heart: You're amongst like-minds. The Strathclyde Police Force lists eight Jedi amongst their number. » 4/19/09 8:00am 4/19/09 8:00am

Japanese Academy to Make Gundam a Reality

Japan thinks the real world should be more like Gundam » 11/01/08 8:00am 11/01/08 8:00am. Next year, a team of experts from all walks of life will join together to form the Gundam Academy, an academic institution dedicated to bringing humanity into the age of mecha suits, helper robots, and space colonization. It’s time for the Universal Century.The…

Zombie Reality TV Contestants Shuffle Their Way to the Top

Click to view » 10/28/08 12:00pm 10/28/08 12:00pmZombies have invaded every facet of entertainment, so it was only a matter of time before they shambled onto reality TV. VH1 just released five webisodes of , an undead parody of its already over-the-top reality programming, which pits eight zombified contestants against each other in the ultimate undead…

The Seasonal Affective Disorder Virtual Reality Film Festival


Bad weather has trapped you in the house, and it's getting darker outside every day. You're feeling depressed and crazy. What you need is a dose of dystopian cinema that's all about how the dark world you inhabit is just the product of some AI's fevered imagination. io9 always wants to make you feel worse, so we've… » 12/04/07 2:30pm 12/04/07 2:30pm