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Santa Claus Lies in an Ancient Undisturbed Grave in Turkey, Claim Archaeologists

St. Nicholas was totally real.<p>Despite what you may have heard, Santa Claus is – or was – real, and archaeologists in Turkey think they've pinpointed …

Something in our brain is making these spirals look like they are moving

Snakes on a plane.<p>Unlike actual snakes, you don’t need to keep a keen eye on the spiraling ones above. In fact, for your sanity, it’s probably best to ignore them: These playful circles stay still when you stare them down one at a time, but spin frustratingly when spied all together.<p>Akiyoshi …

Cats

Mass global extinction that wipes out human civilization will begin in 2100, mathematician predicts

A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.<p>By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our …

Climate Change

September 23 Rapture Theory Picks Up Steam Online, But It's Wrong

He's almost certainly wrong.<p>Some people work on the fringes of the scientific establishment because they’re breaking new ground that threatens the …

Here Is the Future of Interstellar Spacecraft

An Early and Very Ambitious Start<p>In 1973, the British Interplanetary Society — now, the oldest space advocacy organisation in the world — launched a …

Director Reveals One Way Star Wars: The Last Jedi Comes Up Short

Rian Johnson says this development will bring him “eternal shame.”<p>There are a number of things we’ve come to expect from <i>Star Wars</i> movies. We know we’ll see droids, spaceships, lightsabers, desert planets, at least one person talking about the Force, and at least one other person saying, “I have a …

The Dirty Dancing resort is real — and yes, you can stay there

But you won't be visiting upstate New York.<p>Even though Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey are most commonly regarded as the stars of <i>Dirty Dancing</i>, we'd argue the film wouldn't have been nearly as successful without another very important player: The Kellerman Resort. It's rustic rock exterior, quaint …

This Is One Ridiculous, Fun, and Clearly Perilous Way to Catch a Wave

The guys over at Stab Magazine have entirely reinvented the pop up, with 100-foot-long floating strip of plastic they call “The Dock.” This half ton …

Farting Passenger Causes American Airlines Flight to be Evacuated - Points Miles & Martinis

When it comes to aircraft evacuations at airports, we’ve heard of many reasons why planes have been evacuated, however the latest is one I’ve never …

Ready, Aim, Blast! NASA Engineer Creates World's Largest Super Soaker

If you're going to challenge someone to a water gun fight this summer, it's best you don't take up arms against Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer …

World Records

11 things people from Hawaii can be proud of

<b>1.</b> Consider the ‘Protect Kaho’olawe ‘Ohana‘ effort, or the recent ‘We Are Mauna Kea‘ movement. Locals stand up for what they believe in. We may be …

A Gorgeous Photo That Captures the Sun Rising in Various Stages Over the City of Brisbane, Australia

In 2015, Australian photographer Steven Mudge captured in a gorgeous photo, the various stages of the sun as it rose over the city Brisbane, …