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Asskicker coffee has 80 times more caffeine than regular coffee

Image: Osman Bas/Flickr<p>A cup of Asskicker coffee supposedly has 5 grams of caffeine, or 80 times the amount in a regular cup of coffee. Can that be …

Underwater Portraits of People Diving Into a Freezing 4°C Dunking Pool

There was a freezing 4°C (39°F) dunking pool at the freediving world championships in Turku, Finland… and photographer Daan Verhoeven did not want to …

10 alternative heroes at Rio Olympics 2016

Trump Says He Would Only Use Nuclear Weapons in a Sarcastic Way

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Clarifying his position on a key national-security issue, Donald Trump said on Friday that as President he would be willing to use nuclear weapons, "but only in a sarcastic way."<p>"People who are worried about me having the nuclear-launch codes should stop worrying, …

The Japanese Olympian who stole Chinese hearts

<b>Japan doesn't always have an easy ride on Chinese social media. A history of conflict, ongoing diplomatic spats and a rise in nationalist sentiment have led to several vitriolic attacks on Japanese users. But one Japanese Olympian has become a media darling in China, as the BBC's Yashan Zhao</b> …

11 Glorious Photos of Matthew McConaughey Sitting Alone at the Olympics

USA! USA!<p>Handsome American Matthew McConaughey is also a handsome sports fan. His love for Texas football is no secret, but did you know that he's also really into Olympic swimming and rugby? On Monday, Matthew was spotted sitting all by his lonesome inside the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio, …

Stop Chasing Happiness: 17 Alternative Ways to Live a Great Life

<b>“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.” ~Edith Wharton</b><p>I have a question for you.<p>What would you be willing to sacrifice …

Why Suicide Squad is the most miserable time I’ve had at the movies in my life

Suicide Squad<p>Rating:<p>Director: David Ayer<p>Writing Credit: David Ayer<p>Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie<p>Rated: PG-13<p>Genre: Action, Adventure, …

When Design Is Hostile On Purpose

Intentionally unpleasant structures are intended to shape human behavior<p>The purpose of design in public spaces is typically to make objects and environments more comfortable, functional, and convenient. But in some cases the exact opposite is true. Design can be intentionally repellent, …

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6 Nightmare Historical Diseases Humanity Forgot Are Possible

There are some illnesses that have plagued humanity since time immemorial: leprosy, heart disease, cooties, groin rot, groin cooties, groinitis, etc. …

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These Photos Will Change The Way You Look At Strangers

December 2013. I was on a photography trip to Bikaner, in the deserts of Rajasthan, India. Near the busy train station, I saw a man I wanted to …

First Click: All hail the Japanese horror queens

Sadako is a malevolent force, absolutely without mercy, and evil to her core. She kills her many victims by forcing them to commit suicide for fear of her appearance, or — when she does appear — by simply frightening them to death, whereupon their faces are contorted into a rictus grin of terror. …

Fading fishermen: A historic industry faces a warming world

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The cod isn't just a fish to David Goethel. It's his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry.<p>"I paid for my education, my wife's education, my house, my kids' education; my slice of America was paid for on cod," said Goethel, a 30-year …

Kanye West Dares People to Sue Him After 'Famous' Video Release

Kanye West appears to already be anticipating controversy over his music video for “Famous,” which features the likenesses of 12 celebrities sleeping …

Japanese Artist Hand-Cuts Insanely Detailed Paper Art

Japanese artist Mr. Riu creates detailed papercuts of extraordinary complexity that are all cut entirely by hand using a craft knife. His works are …

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Thirty Minutes of Jerry Lewis's The Day The Clown Cried Released Online

Footage from Jerry Lewis’s never-before-seen film has been cobbled together and leaked online.<p><b>Jerry Lewis’s</b> controversial film, <i>The Day the Clown Cried</i>, has always remained hidden from the public. Although Lewis wrote, directed, and starred in the 1972 film, he chose to bury it. According to the May …

Japanese photographer captures the lives of cats in Tokyo with beautiful results

It’s amazing to see what a <b>cat</b> can get up to in the <b>city</b> during the <b>night</b> and <b>day</b>.<p>Japanese photographer Masayuki Oki has a knack for finding and …

Water Scientist Donald Trump on Fixing California's Drought: "Start Opening Up the Water"

[There was a video here]<p>At a rally in Fresno, California today, newfound irrigation expert Donald Trump finally revealed the solution to the drought …

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Delicate Japanese Oil Paintings of Ethereal Woman Submerged with Nature

Artist Miho Hirano’s oil paintings communicate a delicate beauty through the use of soft colors and fluid brushstrokes. Featuring ethereal woman and fragments of the natural world, each of Hirano’s paintings emote a melancholic longing that beckons one into her character's striking fantasy-lands. …

5 Hypothetical Questions About Sex (Answered For You)

If you've ever been a teenage boy, then you've spent at least a half hour of your life trying to disgust your friends with awkward hypothetical …

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Incredible: Charles Schulz’s Recently Discovered Journals Reveal The Fascinating Backstory Behind ‘Peanuts’

Japanese Monks Are Secretly the World's Greatest Climate Scientists

Followers of Shintoism have been tracking ice since the 1400s, long before anybody was worried about global warming.<p>One of the pesky things about climate change is tracking down reliable data about what the Earth was like decades and centuries ago, before scientists began tracking all the …

Truths and Fictions in Everyday Japan

From the series Two Kinds of Memory and Memory Itself<br>Max Pinckers—Magnum Photos<p>1 of 18<p>Don’t be fooled by the overly stylistic photos here: these are …

Study Shows How LSD Mimics Infant's Mind as Ego Dissolves

A groundbreaking series of experiments show how LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) alters the operation of the brain. Scientists gave LSD to 20 healthy …

Ice wall at Fukushima plant switched on, but will it work?

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant switched on a giant refrigeration system on Thursday to create an …

This good hockey dog is the best fan at the Lightning game

This is one very good dog.<p>The Lightning aren't playing a good game of hockey tonight. For the second time in a week, the Philadelphia Flyers are taking them to task, this time beating Tampa Bay by a score of 3-1.<p>However, don't despair Lightning fans, you win the Good Hockey Dog award for the …

8 Things You Did When You Were A Kid That Parents Would Never Let Their Kids Do Today