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Watch: Add butane to a bottle of Coke, get a totally unsafe high-powered bottle rocket


It's always the Russians, beating us in the never-ending arms race of Totally Unsafe Things That Are Fun to Watch.

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Possibly drunk or high bear tries to scratch back on tree, misses repeatedly, is hilarious


We'll have whatever this bear's having. Watch the video below.

“Best trail camera video ever,” says John Kitchin, who researches and photographs bears. We agree.

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Three-ounce silicone bottles to hold your goops when you travel


This set of three 3-ounce travel bottles lets you transfer your favorite shampoo, lotion, and unguent into TSA-compliant squeezable tubes. The also have a suction cup so you can stick them to the shower wall in your hotel room and forget to pack them when you check-out.

“1 Hour of Binaural Nut Sack ASMR,” by Ephemeral Rift

Ephemeral Rift made a very funny ASMR video here.

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Find out when your name was popular with Baby Name Explorer app

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Randal S. Olson is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Biomedical Informatics, but he likes to create fun data projects on the side. His Baby Name Explorer web app lets you look up your name and find out what year it was most popular.

Weird names like “Xeni” aren't in the database, but many more common American names are. It's not super scientifically perfect but it's a fun tool.


USDA will no longer refer to small raisins as “midgets,” after Little People petition


Since around World War II, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has referred to small raisins used mostly for cooking as “midgets.”

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5 videos that prove helium makes opera singing more fun to listen to

giphy No, really.

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China TV news confuses Fleshlight sex toy for rare edible mushroom

A classic example of global news lulz from 2012.

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New trend in US: naming your baby after a weapon or act of violence


US parents are weaponizing their babies, christening them with names associated with killing and maiming. Here's a sample of baby names, many of which are on the rise: Danger, Arrow, Rebel, Pistol, Arson, Gunner, Cannon, Trigger, Shooter, Caliber, Magnum, Pistol, Mace, Blade, Saw, Dagger, Archer, Arrow, Chaos, Rambo. "There has also been a rise in the use of gun manufacturers such as Barrett, Remington, Kimber, Ruger, Wesson, Browning, Benelli and Beretta," reports the Independent.

Miss New Jersey performs magic tricks


Lindsey Giannini became Miss New Jersey in June and will soon compete in the Miss America competition against 51 other women. During the talent portion of the competition, Miss Gianni will perform a Latin-inspired jazz dance, but she has another talent that I wish she'd do instead that evening: magic tricks!

Jason is probably going to start wearing a crown when he does cards tricks, now, too.

[Side note: awesome vocal fry!]

How Google's latest redesign shrank its logo from 2,145 bytes to only 305

go Bit conservation! The redesign makes more sense now.

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[UPDATED] Cop says photo of him saluting at KKK rally was "taken out of context"


[Update: According to this Vice article, Mott was working as an informant against the KKK, and was fired for fighting against police corruption.]

Lake Arthur, Louisiana police officer Raymond Mott doesn't deny that he went to a KKK rally and giving a salute next to a KKK member wearing a hooded robe, but he is planning to sue the city for firing him. He's on the left in the photo above.

Mott said his termination is illegal and that he has an explanation for the photo that cost him his job.

The former officer said the picture is being taken out of context.

"The picture speaks for itself," said Mott. "I'm standing at a rally against illegal immigration. There's not much to be said about the picture. I've never denied it was me."

It looks like Mott and the guy to the right of the white robed man are wearing some kind of uniform in the above photo. Anyone know what it is?
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This is how blue the skies were when Beijing banned 2.5 million cars for two weeks


In Beijing, China banned 2.5 million cars from driving for 2 weeks to get this beautiful blue sky for a World War II commemorative parade. As soon as the parade was over, the ban was lifted, and the blue vanished within 24 hours.

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Gorgeous minimalist drone music from Bitchin Bajas/Natural Information Society


Chicago experimentalists Natural Information Society trance out with Bitchin Bajas for Automaginary, a stunning new LP that will launch you into the droney, pulsing minimalism pioneered by the likes of Terry Riley and Steve Reich but with a Krautrock edge.

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Minions soap bottle appears to be crying tears of blood

Photo: @AlsBoy

Photo: @AlsBoy

It would be a good idea not to show this blog post, or buy this shampoo/body wash, for your kids.

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Woman has a meltdown over kebabs

"My kids don't eat green things," says the angry mom who ordered red peppers on her takeaway kebabs. She lectures the restaurant workers about using English, then leaves in a huff, running smack into the door.

Scary Swedish bedtime stories for awful children

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The creators of the game Year Walk have prepared a special treat for us: a free e-book of Swedish scary stories to tell in the dark. Described as "newly written ancient folk tales," these dark fables take place within the world of Year Walk, a haunting game based on Swedish folklore.

Although it's already available on iOS and Steam, Year Walk will soon make its way to the Wii U, which is what inspired Simogo to release these "bedtime stories for awful children." from Like a lot of fairy tales, a lot of these stories serve as frightening rebukes for children (or adults) of bad character; I particularly enjoyed "The Huldra," a fable about a handsy jerk who can't stop inappropriately touching women, and how he gets his supernatural comeuppance.

The developers note that it's also been translated into French, Spanish, German and Italian, "because we think obnoxious children all over the world deserve dark nightmares." You can download all the versions for free here.