If you're not actually in Penang, Malaysia to ride the longest water slide in the world through a rainforest at Escape theme park, you can at least enjoy it virtually. Two guys shot their 4-minute excursion – which at 3,645 feet stretches out to more than half a mile – with a selfie stick, and it's pretty amazing. To see an overhead view of the slide, skip to 4:05.
If you ever want to feel like you're having bubble tea in a-ha's "Take on Me" video, head over to the 2D Café in Malaysia. YouTuber Wander Cazzy has the tour, right down to the cartoonish beverage containers. It's a real place, too. Check out their Instagram: YouTube / Wander Cazzy READ THE REST
In 2015, a scandal involving the state-owned 1Malaysia Development Berhad fund brought down the country's authoritarian government, amid allegations that the disgraced ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak and his retinue embezzled $4.5 billion from the fund. READ THE REST
In a deeply researched longread, New York Times investigative reporters Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe document in fine detail the role played by the ubiquitous McKinsey and Company in legitimizing, coordinating, and supercharging the world's most notorious human-rights-abusing regimes, from Saudi Arabia to China to Russia. READ THE REST
It probably comes as no surprise that if you're looking for a dog breed that your insurance company will approve, the best bet is to avoid Doberman Pinschers, pit bulls, and Rottweilers. Or maybe you want a Chihuahua, which is one of the smallest breeds and also the longest living major breed at around 17… READ THE REST
When you go shopping for a new vehicle, it's natural to be dazzled by some of the amazing bells and whistles of some of the most forward-thinking new cars and trucks. However, if you were smart, you went shopping with a veteran of the car lots, who quickly reminded you that you would be paying… READ THE REST
It may surprise you to learn that the bacteria in your body outnumber the native cells by as much as 10-to-1. That means you could have any many as 300 trillion bacteria living inside you at any given moment. While the thought of living cells that aren't your own flooded throughout your body is likely… READ THE REST