Here's the Physics Behind That Insane Chinese Traffic Jam

A few days ago, a drone captured this eye-popping video of the world’s worst traffic jam on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway. Blame foggy weather if you like, but physics says it all comes down to a question of density — namely, an unusually high number of people returning to Beijing after a week-long holiday… »10/09/15 12:43pmYesterday 12:43pm

DC Lets Frank Miller Draw Superman's Penis for Dark Knight III

Hello. This is an actual comic cover drawn by legendary comic artist Frank Miller. It’s the cover to a companion comic to Miller’s upcoming Dark Knight III: The Master Race series, and it appears DC is actually going to publish it despite the fact that 1) it is horrible, 2) it is laughable and 3) you can clearly see… »10/05/15 7:00pmMonday 7:00pm

Colonel Sanders Battles Himself In DC And KFC'S New Crossover Comic

The DC Multiverse has played a huge role in some of DC’s most ambitious stories: Crisis on Infinite Earths, Infinite Crisis, other such events with the words “Infinite” or “Crisis” in them. But now the Multiverse is serving as the stage to the greatest battle of all: a dust up between Colonel Sanders and EVIL COLONEL… »10/05/15 3:40pmMonday 3:40pm

These Charts Show Just How Bad The Problem of Gender Bias in Science Fiction Awards Really Is

Are men better than women at writing science fiction and fantasy books? The major awards in the field certainly seem to think so. And in case you weren’t aware of how widespread the problem is, a groundbreaking new research project has generated some utterly staggering charts. »9/29/15 8:00pm9/29/15 8:00pm

The Latest Pokémon Merchandise Trend? Pokémon Butts.

Pokémon’s huge reach means that in Japan, it appears everywhere—plastered over trains, on food, on clothes, and in all sorts of toys and plushies and whatnot. That’s not the crazy part. That part is this new line of official toys, which literally is a collection of the severed rear ends of a variety of Pokémon. »9/29/15 2:30pm9/29/15 2:30pm

How The Hell Did They Screw Up The Muppets So Badly?

Seriously, I’m asking, because I don’t know the answer. It’s not that the jokes aren’t funny—some of them were super funny, although last night’s series premiere was definitely hit and miss. It’s more that this whole concept is just wrong for the freaking Muppets. And then there’s Miss Piggy. Sigh. »9/23/15 5:55pm9/23/15 5:55pm

The 16 Most Impractical and Ridiculous Batman Action Figures

When we took a look back at Batman’s use of power armor over the years, one big reason we found was basically so people could sell action figures of Batman clad in various, situation-specific power suits. But with Batman Day at the end of the week, we thought we’d delve into just how bat@#!? insane some of these… »9/22/15 1:00pm9/22/15 1:00pm

Behold the Completely Absurd Insanity of Marvel Comics' 1990s "Cool-O-Meters"

It’s well known that the 90s were a very strange time for comics. Bizarro plots, ridiculous artwork—some of the best “Comics are weird!” moments come from the decade. But these “cool-o-meters”, ripped from the pages of a year of Marvel comics, prove that not every wacky 90s moment came from the story pages of comics. »9/17/15 1:50pm9/17/15 1:50pm

Kimberly Peirce's Remake of Carrie Struggled With Vagina-Phobic Execs Who Couldn't Say "Vagina"

When Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce remade Carrie in 2013, everyone dismissed her version of the film as an unnecessary do-over. But Peirce had some ideas for how to make her version stand apart—including an awesomely weird ending, which freaked out studio executives who couldn’t even say the word “vagina.” »9/11/15 2:38pm9/11/15 2:38pm

Half Of The Joker's Torso Is The Creepiest Lawn Ornament Ever

There’s about a month and a half to go until the night of ghoulish glee that is Halloween—but why wait that long when you could be terrifying the living bejesus out of your neighbors right now with this petrifying replica of the Joker crawling out of your front lawn? This thing is one hell of a Garden Gnome. »9/11/15 12:00pm9/11/15 12:00pm

Local Governments Crack Down On The Monstrous Evil of Tiny Free Lending Libraries

It’s good to know that people are focusing on what’s really important. Local governments in a few different U.S. cities and towns have looked past the problems of homelessness, crumbling city services and displacement, to tackle the real crisis: people are putting up tiny “take a book, leave a book” libraries. »9/10/15 6:40pm9/10/15 6:40pm