Theresa May wants the UK to die within its means

Theresa May won't use the term "austerity" to describe her government's policies, preferring the misleading phrase, "living within our means" -- a term used to describe cuts to survival basics for millions of Britons, from housing to health to food to social care. Read the rest

FCC won't take action over Stephen Colbert's Trump-Putin joke that led to #Firecolbert complaints

The Federal Communications Commission will not take any action in response to complaints over the May 1 broadcast of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” in which Colbert said in his opening monologue, “the only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c— holster.”

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Crosby, Stills & Nash's unused theme song for War Games (1983)

Crosby, Stills & Nash recorded this theme song for War Games, the seminal hacker film of 1983. The tune was heard in movie trailers and in this promotional video that aired on MTV but was apparently pulled from the film. The song, "War Games," was included on the band's album Allies. From the lyrics:

I am not so sure What you want me for Either your machine Is a fool, or me

Now there is no time to wait No time to think it over Take the path, believe the math You'll tell me when it's over

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Melania rejects Trump's hand once again with new maneuver

Yesterday, when Trump tried to hold Melania's hand on the tarmac in Israel, she was quick to swat it away.

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Krull for the Atari 2600

I had forgotten this video game exists. Krull was a favorite movie, but I am sure I never played this.

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Incredibly close call with most venomous snake in North America

Nick the Wrangler is no stranger to snakes and close calls, but even he looked rattled after this Eastern Diamondback, the most dangerous snake in North America, slithered onto his lap.

From YouTube:

After a long day of searching for snakes in the hottest part of the day. I decided to take a break. 15 or so minutes later I heard a rustle in the brush next to me. I take a better look to see an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake crawling towards me, so i just sat there as still as possible. I thought he was going to keep on cruising by, but instead he decided to check me out. I tried to get him to keep moving but he rushed up onto my lap. This was a very close call. I was definitely out of my comfort zone but by Gods grace I wasn't harmed.
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Why peeing on a jellyfish sting is actually a terrible idea

Acidic solutions can help neutralize the toxins from a jellyfish sting so why shouldn't you try to piss the pain away? (Reactions)

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Blomkamp to make experimental film series

Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp (of District 9 and Chappie fame) is producing a series of experimental short movies to be released on Steam and YouTube.

He'd teased the idea in a tweet posted in April, and the response was good enough to get the green light, with the director promising a level of transparency and public collaboration rarely seen in Hollywood.

Here's a teaser:

Embedded up top is the "Presidential Motorcade" clip Blomkamp released during the presidential election campaign, with its freaky gold nightmare limousine crawling along to 14 seconds of tense synthetic murmurs. More! Read the rest

A healthy DIY unicorn smoothie

Though this brightly colored smoothie looks like the infamous Starbucks treat, it surprisingly contains no artificial ingredients. Read the rest

World's tallest spokeless Ferris wheel opens

A 145-meter spokeless Ferris wheel just opened in Weifang, China. Built on a bridge spanning the Bailaing River, it's about ten meters taller than the London Eye, a spoked Ferris wheel. Read the rest

A colorful primer on history’s deadliest colors

TED-Ed offers a brief guide to history’s deadliest colors, from lead white in Ancient Greece to “Paris Green” in the 18th century. Read the rest

Rare “Cyclops goat” born in Assam, India

Though animals born with one eye rarely survive into adulthood, so far this young goat is doing better than expected. Read the rest

Shoulder-mounted GoPro stops Iraqi sniper's bullet

Journalist Ammar Alwaely was filming with a colleague when a bullet tore through his shoulder-mounted GoPro, deflecting it from tearing through him. Contains plenty of NSFW swearing, which seems entirely appropriate. Read the rest

Get ready for “the final trip” with the trailer for Orphan Black’s farewell season

It’s time for the Clone Club to say goodbye in Orphan Black's fifth and final season, which debuts on BBC America on June 10. Read the rest

How to make potentially lethal prison wine

The recent deadly outbreak of nacho botulism reminded me of another big botulism outbreak caused by pruno, aka prison wine. Brian and Jason from Modern Rogue show how to make pruno, showing why it could easily contain botulism. Read the rest

Watch a fidget spinner spin at 50,000 RPMs... and then break

Just for kicks, Australian auto system manufacturer AXT Turbo put a fidget spinner in a vice and blasted it with an air compressor:

We were playing around with the fidget spinner after work, seeing how fast and what the structural integrity of the unit is. We first started with finger on it until it got a little hot. Then we put in in a vice. After it let go, we calculated it was turning 50000 plus RPM.

(via Laughing Squid)

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I can not wait for 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'

Netflix brings us a prequel series to the Jim Henson Company's epic The Dark Crystal.

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