Watch Seed Fluff Burn While The Grass Remains Untouched

I don't recommend doing this, but I do recommend watching it. A couple of people set fire to one edge of a drift of cottonwood seeds. The fire travels slowly from one side of the drift to the other, leaving the grass underneath it unburned. » 3/20/15 5:30pm 3/20/15 5:30pm

Autism-Busting Paleo Book for Babies Pulled Because It Will Kill Them

Here's some news that might come as a big surprise to you: A baby cookboo called Bubba Yum Yum written by a TV chef, a mommy blogger and a naturopath may not be as safe as previously thought. Sure, it might stop your baby from developing autism, but only because your baby will be dead. (Better dead than neuroatypical,… » 3/20/15 2:57pm 3/20/15 2:57pm

Here's What Richard the Lionheart's Heart Looks Like Now

This is the lead box that contained Richard the Lionheart's embalmed heart. If you want to see what a heart looks like after 800 years — or at least learn about how people in medieval times made souvenirs out of corpses — go ahead and click this story. » 3/13/15 12:25pm 3/13/15 12:25pm

Bizarre "Werewolf" Vs. "Vampire" Murder Trial Is Currently Underway

A Southern California murder trial would be just another tragic tale of neighbor shoots neighbor, except the accused believes that he is a werewolf ... and he believed his victim was a vampire, according to the testimony of a forensic psychologist. » 2/27/15 3:40pm 2/27/15 3:40pm

This Neuroscientist Says He'll Do a Human Head Transplant Very Soon

An Italian neuroscientist who has been advocating for head transplants now wants to make one actually happen. He'll be announcing a project at a surgical conference later this year. Here's how the proposed human head transplant will work—supposedly. » 2/25/15 3:30pm 2/25/15 3:30pm

Watch This Hilarious Lego Homage To The 50 Shades Of Grey Trailer

The helicopter, the elevator scene, the hyper-articulated six-pack abs, the breathy dialogue ... they're all here in this meticulously detailed trailer for Fifty Shades of Bricks. For the full effect, check out the side-by-side comparison between live-action and Lego parody trailers here, and ask yourself: which… » 2/09/15 10:20am 2/09/15 10:20am

Prepare To Be Alarmed, But Unsurprised, By The "Princess Bedroom" Trend

We can't take our eyes off photos the Wall Street Journal published in its recent exploration of the pricey, Disney-inspired "princess bedroom" boom ... nor can we scrape our jaws off the floor at the dollar amounts quoted therein. $35,000 for a wee carriage-shaped bed, you say? » 2/06/15 6:00pm 2/06/15 6:00pm

Snowy Yellowstone Footage Shows Geyser, Buffalo, And Bigfoot?

Because every time there's a new viral Bigfoot video, we can't stop ourselves from watching it, skepticism be damned. This one, at least, contains some lovely views of Yellowstone National Park, where the geysers are majestic and the buffalo roam ... and maybe Sasquatch (keep your eyes on the trees) do, too. » 2/06/15 4:00pm 2/06/15 4:00pm

Congressman Demands Number Change For Bill Labeled "666"

It is the year 2015, and there are still people, including elected officials, who can't hang with the number 666. Because of Satan. » 2/05/15 6:00pm 2/05/15 6:00pm

Khmer Rouge Survivor Says Guards Drank Wine Mixed With Human Organs

Testifying before a Khmer Rouge tribunal, a man who spent three years as a teen confined to Cambodia's notoriously brutal Kraing Ta Chan Security Centre in the 1970s recalled "torture, mass killings, and cadres drinking wine infused with human organs." » 1/22/15 10:30am 1/22/15 10:30am

E.T.'s Face Appears In Tree Stump

If the Virgin Mary can appear in a grilled cheese sandwich, and Jesus can grace a tortilla chip, there's really absolutely no reason why E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial shouldn't turn up in a tree stump. None whatsoever. » 1/21/15 2:40pm 1/21/15 2:40pm

In 1948, Idaho Fish and Game parachuted beavers into the state's backcountry a novel way to transplant "problem" animals that were clashing with homeowners. Specially designed wooden boxes were used, with the help of a beaver "test pilot" named, naturally, Geronimo. » 1/19/15 10:20am 1/19/15 10:20am

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

We Can't Stop Watching This Video Of A Chicken That Purrs Like A Cat

This hen, a rescue animal taken in by Australia's Manning River Farm Animal Sanctuary, enjoys purring when she's petted ... just like a cat. So zen. So happy. » 1/13/15 10:33am 1/13/15 10:33am

Why Did This Penny Sell For A Record-Breaking $2.6 Million?

That's right: this ultra-rare 1792 "Birch Cent," named for engraver Robert Birch, just raked in nearly $2.6 million at a Florida auction. What allows a one cent coin to fetch such a high price? » 1/12/15 3:40pm 1/12/15 3:40pm

Man Sentenced To Jail For Eating Tigers, Because Tigers

Dude, no. Guzzle all the Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew you want, but in the name of all that is holy, keep your fork away from tiger meat, unlike a certain Chinese man (identified only as "Xu") who was sentenced to 13 years in jail for buying and eating the endangered species three different times. (Could it really… » 1/05/15 1:30pm 1/05/15 1:30pm

Giant Gummy Bear + Liquid Nitrogen + Shotgun = Magic

Because sometimes you have a World's Largest Gummy Bear, some liquid nitrogen, and a 12-gauge all in the same place at the same time, and you're just crazy enough to see what happens when you combine the three. And you're also clever enough to film it for YouTube viewers 'round the world. » 1/02/15 7:00pm 1/02/15 7:00pm

Your late-night karaoke skillz have some competition. As part of a study using birdsong to help better understand human speech, scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University gave spiked juice to zebra finches. Shocker: "Once the birds were sloshed, they started to slur their songs." » 12/30/14 2:20pm 12/30/14 2:20pm

Why Does the World Need Black and White Tomatoes?

Ever been chopping a salad or assembling a sandwich and thought, "Dammit, I sure wish tomatoes weren't so damn red all the time"? British breeders Suttons Seeds, who already perfected the black tomato, have created the world's first black and white tomato plant, reports the Daily Mail: » 12/19/14 3:30pm 12/19/14 3:30pm

"Beast Jesus" Has Become A Bona Fide Tourist Attraction

Remember "Beast Jesus"? How could you forget that face? In 2012, this amazingly terrible (and unauthorized) restoration job applied to a 19th-century Spanish fresco by elderly Cecilia Giménez made instant headlines and launched a thousand memes. » 12/16/14 4:40pm 12/16/14 4:40pm