It's like spam opposite day!
This is a replica of an actual 15th-century invention, created to do exactly what it sounds like. It's from the personal collection of Erwin Kompanje, a medical ethicist fascinated by forgotten medical discoveries.
Of course, while it flies in the face of everything you've learned via Maxim and unsolicited emails, there's a very good reason for the penis-shortener to exist. Frankly, sometimes over-endowment can be a hindrance. A painful hindrance. Kompanje first wrote about this in a research paper published in 2006 in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. If you understand Dutch, you can read more about the penis-shortener—and other forgotten medical advancements—in Kompanje's new book, titled, De Penisverkorter.
This is so amazing. Watch what happens when a blacksmithing anvil is lowered into a large vat of pure liquid mercury. [H/t Alberto Gaitán via Bryce Lynch] Image: Screengrab from GIF
Would you guess the sound of ricocheting bullets on a Saturday morning cartoon? When isotopic geochemist, John Andrew Higgins, posted this to Twitter, people thought it was fake, a joke. He had to assure them it was not. IT NEVER GETS OLD! Ice drop 2020! N(ice)ly done.🧊🕳️💥🔊 https://t.co/5kx5UnCyYj — Peter Neff (@peter_neff) February 7, 2020 […]
Researchers from Texas A&M say they have found a quick, cheap, and accurate way for law enforcement agents to differentiate pot and hemp – using lasers.
Become the best binge-watcher on the block when you add this sweet smart TV to your living room. Not only is this LG television big—hello, 86″—but it’s also packed with cutting-edge tech that will finally justify all those hours you spend watching The Mandalorian. Why not take advantage of Presidents’ Day sale pricing and snap […]
Canned air is a big help in dusting tight spaces, particularly keyboards, shelves or servers. But the first thing you should know about canned air is that it’s not air at all. More likely, what’s blowing out of that bottle is fluorocarbons or other mildly toxic substances. Luckily, there’s an easy alternative: The X3 Hurricane […]
With the rise of the gig economy, it’s easier than ever to either make extra money or work on something you’re passionate about. If one of your passions happens to be photos—taking or editing them—you’ve got lots of options for jumping in, including starting your own business. Seriously. Even with no prior experience, you can […]