Video of dog trained to prevent knife attacks


This dog remains perfectly calm and alert until it sees a knife, then it instantly responds to disable the attacker. Amazing training. Read the rest

Guy gives a lifehacks tour of his apartment


Zeos Pantera gives a high energy tour of how he keeps his apartment humming. He's funny and the tips are pretty good! Read the rest

Magical ring turns your arm into a track pad


Carnegie Mellon University researchers developed a system that turns your arm into a trackpad. Video demo above. From their scientific paper:

It consists of a ring, which emits a continuous high frequency AC signal, and a sensing wristband with multiple electrodes. Due to the phase delay inherent in a high-frequency AC signal propagating through the body, a phase difference can be observed between pairs of electrodes. SkinTrack measures these phase differences to compute a 2D finger touch coordinate.

SkinTrack: Using the Body as an Electrical Waveguide for Continuous Finger Tracking on the Skin (PDF via Wired)

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Watch Penn and Teller's anti-anti-vaccine rant


Penn and Teller's classic takedown of anti-vax bullshittery. And if you don't know, now you know.

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Orangutan cools off with washcloth

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This man of the forest enjoys a cool washcloth, even when his young friend tries to take it from him. Read the rest

Crazy squirrel stalks selfie woman

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Hagaman Musson says: "So I was waiting for my son to come home from school and I see this woman trying to get a close up of the squirrel trying to get a selfie with it. Next thing I know he's chasing her down the street and she's rejecting the close up. Now she's in front of our house and the squirrel comes into view still chasing her. So now she's filming him screaming for him to get away. " Read the rest

Watch the bang as man skips sodium across river

A favorite demonstration in high school science classes of yesteryear, dropping sodium into water is spectacularly explosive. In this video, a fellow attempts to skip a pound of sodium across a river.

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Sky divers play quidditch


Putting Middlebury college kids to shame, these sky divers come about as close as you can to playing quidditch. Read the rest

Drink, drive, die

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Do not drink and drive. Watch this.

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360-degree video of massive tornado

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The Pink Panther Theme is very odd in a major key


Henry Mancini's "Pink Panther Theme" (1963) reworked into a major key would make a good soundtrack for a bad 1960s sitcom. (Major vs Minor, via Digg) Read the rest

NZ Prime Minister John Key ejected from Parliament over Panama Papers rant

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John Key, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, was ejected from the country's parliamentary debating chamber yesterday when he repeated ignored the Speaker of the House's calls to yield the floor, continuing to rant even after his microphone had been cut off. Read the rest

As Sanders sweeps West Virginia, a triumphant stump speech in Oregon


As politicians work the campaign trail, one of two things happens: either the stump speech becomes rote and robotic; or it turns into a full-blown, riveting performance. Read the rest

Amazing new "skin" removes wrinkles and bags

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I’m not a scientist, but this sounds amazing: a new two-step application of "new skin" developed at MIT that eliminates wrinkles and bags under the eyes — and it’s not bullshit. Watch this video and read the original article in the New York Times. It also has other medical uses. Amazing!

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Clever non-lethal mousetrap made from soda bottle

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Mouse says wtf? From Chris Notap:

This is the best and easiest homemade humane mouse trap!. Easy to build, easy to bait, easy to release and best of all, it's humane and there's no springs or levers to wind up or load! The mouse cannot escape or chew his way out of this mouse trap. Mice are not harmed in any way during capture. As a matter of fact, the mouse remains very calm since there is no slamming doors or snapping latches to scare him! Mice can be released calmly and easily without fear of getting bitten even by the most "fearful of mice" person!! Simple operation makes this diy mouse trap fun and easy to build and adjust for easy trapping and best of all easy release. A great father and son project. Just use a dab of peanut butter to bait the trap. It's the best do it yourself humane live release mouse trap you'll find! A 2L bottle and a few other common items is all you'll need. I'll be building a humane squirrel trap next so you can capture and release squirrels easily too so subscribe and don't miss my upcoming "diy humane squirrel trap".

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Japanese Magician Does Crazy Stuff with Credit Cards

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I’ve known Tomohiro Maeda since he was a teenager.

For a period he was well-known in Japan for his many two-hour television specials doing mostly card tricks for famous celebrities seated around a small table. It takes a great magician to keep the high-and-mighty seated for two hours with nothing more than a deck of cards. Above is a good example of one of his recent TV shows in which they also analyzed the brain during the performance of magic (even though it’s in Japanese, you’ll understand the magic tricks with little problem).

Tomohiro Maeda now writes life-style articles for magazines while continuing to perform magic at high-priced private events and he recently made a TV commercial for a Japanese credit card company.

And they also released a behind-the-scenes video.

I think we all wish we could do magic with our credit cards rather than be indebted to them.

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Truth in Advertising files FTC complaint against lingerie retailer Adore Me for deceptive marketing practices


In the video above, you will see just how deceptive Adore Me is. If you don't pay very close attention to the fine print, you will get suckered into a $40/month automatic payment. You can only cancel under certain conditions, and if you do manage to cancel, Adore Me keeps your money.

Shana Mueller of Truth in Advertising says:

After investigating Adore Me’s marketing practices, ad watchdog group, has filed a complaint with the FTC (as well as the NY AG’s Office and Santa Clara, CA DA’s office) on the company’s deceptive marketing practices.

You can see the full legal action page (w/evidence as well as correspondence with the company).

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