Toxic Explosive Waste Threatens Town Where True Blood Was Filmed

The town of Doyline, in northwestern Louisiana, stood in for fictional Bon Temps during True Blood's HBO run. Vampires and other supernatural beasties menaced onscreen, but the real-life town is facing a far greater concern: the to-be-decided fate of 15 million pounds of toxic explosives. » 3/05/15 7:00pm 3/05/15 7:00pm

Don't Make A Hippo Angry! You Wouldn't Like It When It's Angry!

A hippo in Botswana, apparently quite annoyed by the paparazzi, made its feelings well known when it thundered after a boatload of tourists. The result, captured in the video below, is kinda like Jaws meets Moby Dick meets the "Must go faster!!" scene in Jurassic Park. » 1/16/15 6:00pm 1/16/15 6:00pm

A pet alligator was seized after some 37 years spent chilling in its owners' backyard ... and maybe snacking on neighborhood cats. "You cannot own a reptile like this in the City of Los Angeles without having a proper permit," an Animal Services rep said. "And obviously for an alligator, we would not permit that." » 1/15/15 12:50pm 1/15/15 12:50pm

American Horror Story in Real Life: Creepy Clowns Stalk California Town

If you have coulrophobia, or even an aversion to clowns, you may not want to read this. Because there are a lot of clowns here and they're all doing something strange in the town of Wasco, California: They're wandering around late at night, clown-style. » 10/12/14 10:27am 10/12/14 10:27am

"I Was Terrified:" The World's Tallest Waterslide's Engineer Fesses Up

The world's tallest water slide is located at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, and also in my nightmares. It's called Verrückt—which means "insane" in German—with good reason: At 168 feet and 7 inches, it's taller than the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, and 23 Shaquille O'Neals stacked on top of each… » 7/08/14 1:53pm 7/08/14 1:53pm

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What is the Best Halloween Movie Ever Made?

Happy Halloween! Whether you fall more on the treat (break out the bowl of candy!) or the trick (break out the bowl of assorted dental floss!) side of the holiday, we want to know your pick for the perfect movie to watch on Halloween. » 10/31/13 7:22am 10/31/13 7:22am

Real-life Bert from Sesame Street will haunt your nightmares

You wouldn't want this version of Sesame Street's Bert to get anywhere near your rubber duckie. Special effects expert Nacho Díaz created this silicone model and posted the results on's message board. And it's utterly horrifying and creeptastic. » 5/03/11 8:30am 5/03/11 8:30am

Drug-resistant "superbug" is in Delhi's water supply, could spread…

The era of easy antibiotics may be coming to an end in our lifetimes — a gene that causes a variety of bacteria to become antibiotic-resistant is widespread in the Delhi water supply, according to a new study. » 4/07/11 10:06am 4/07/11 10:06am

60 Minutes warns elderly viewers: Fear the coming cyber-disaster!

Cyber-terrorists have already compromised the U.S. military's computers and caused blackouts in Brazil, according to tonight's 60 Minutes. Better stock up on canned goods and flashlight batteries for the next big cyber-attack! » 6/13/10 6:30pm 6/13/10 6:30pm

Dan Aykroyd's Alien Rant: "They're Breaking The Law"

Dan Aykroyd doesn't belief we'll ever have a "formal" relationship with aliens - because of 9/11. But that doesn't matter, because the 23 other species constantly observing the human race should all be arrested. Watch Aykryoyd's Larry King rant. [Videogum] » 5/12/10 7:00am 5/12/10 7:00am

Somebody Get This Belgian Perv-Bot Away From These Kids!

I don't know what's scarier: the evil look of this Belgian "huggable, intelligent robot" for kids. Or the fact that he's named Probo. Click through for more Probo ickiness. » 4/21/09 1:05pm 4/21/09 1:05pm

Killer Robots Can Now Eat Us and Enjoy the Flavor

A new artificial mouth will allow robots to snack on our tasty human flesh. French scientists have developed a way for robots to simulate the act of eating and tasting, using pointy artificial teeth combined with the proper chemical and environmental conditions found inside a mouth, including fake saliva. What's the… » 5/07/08 8:00am 5/07/08 8:00am