Shawn Rickman

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Synthetic Muscle Made of Fishing Line is 100 Times Stronger Than the Real Thing

Or, how synthetic muscle can be like a Chinese finger-trap.<p><b>The newest material used to make artificial</b> muscle can lift more than 100 times more than the meaty stuff you have stuck to your skeleton. It forms a sinewy band that's flexible, dynamic, and can be reused millions of times. No, we're not …

The 6 Most Horrifying Ways Routine Surgeries Have Gone Wrong

Surgery, no matter how minor, is a scary thing. You have to put yourself entirely at the mercy of total strangers as they cut open your unconscious …

This Calculator Unboxing Parody Is Hilarious

Unboxing videos are perhaps the biggest waste of YouTube storage to grace the planet: watch a pimple-faced youth take a phone out of a cardboard …

Dogs And Baths Have A Complex Relationship

Not all dogs love baths. In fact, some hate them...a lot.<p>Via Tiger Productions

Surviving Whole Foods

Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease.<p>Unlike Vegas, Whole Foods' clientele are all about mindfulness and compassion... until they get to the parking lot. Then it's war. As I pull up this …

The 6 Most Mismatched Battles Ever Won by Underdogs

Even if you have the finest weapons and the absolute best leadership, war is hell. In fact, hell is just the beginning when you're facing an enemy …

Cop builds upside-down car, races at LeMons

You get to see some pretty interesting vehicles at 24 Hours of LeMons (not to be confused with 24 Hours of Le Mans), the series of endurance races …

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From Deep Space Our Pale Blue Dot Is Just This Tiny Speck

When you look up at the sky, on a clear dark night, you're sometimes lucky enough to catch glimpses of other planets. They seem small, insignificant, …

An Underwater Bullet In Super Slo-Mo Is Breathtakingly Beautiful

You may remember our friend Destin at Smarter Every Day shooting an AK-47 underwater. It was a cool experiment, but the pressure caused the aquarium …

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Lifeguard Bride Saves Drowning Boy During Engagement Photography Session

There are a lot of reasons to pay close attention to your background when you’re shooting photos. The background has a huge impact on an image. It …

Photographer Gets So Close to Lava That His Shoes and Tripod Catch on Fire

Back in May, we featured the volcano photos of photographer Miles Morgan, a guy who gets so hot to lava that he’s had his shoes and tripod melt. If …

Apple Power Mac G5: going strong since 2003

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Finally, a how-to for washing your hair...in space

There's nothing more awkward than when a bit-too-friendly cosmonaut serving with you on the International Space Station finally asks you out.<p>Caught off guard by his forward request to join him for yet another viewing of "Contact" followed by a romantic spacewalk, you mumble an excuse about having …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

New York woman reportedly tells gunman he doesn’t have the nerve to shoot her

The wife of a famous Russian sculptor who was held up at gunpoint last week outside her posh New York City apartment reportedly told the gunman he didn’t have it in him to pull the trigger.<p>"I said, 'It's not easy to shoot someone. You have to have b---s to do that. And you have none,'" Anna Graham …

Too much? Audit shows agency destroyed computers, keyboards, mice over virus fear

In an almost cartoonish response to a relatively minor problem, employees at the obscure Economic Development Administration took a hammer to their computers, keyboards and mice in an effort to destroy all of the agency’s tech-related hardware after incorrectly believing their network had been …

Game of Throne Characters Drawn in the Style of ‘The Simpsons’

For his ongoing <i>Simpsonized</i> series, Brussels-based artist Adrien Noterdaem (aka “ADN“) has drawn characters from HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> in the unique …

China opens city-sized shopping mall, with fake sun

The international tallest building arms race has been dominated by Dubai, with its Burj Khalifa, for several years, but China has upped the ante by unveiling what it calls the world's largest building.<p>The New Century Global Center building opened recently in Chengu, a city of more than 14 million …

Did Florida Accidentally Ban All Computers and Smartphones?

Because Florida was hastily attached to America to be the butt of her jokes, this latest piece of ridiculousness should come as no surprise: Florida …

Open a Can with a Spoon

You don't always have a can opener, but you probably <i>do</i> have a spoon. If you need to open a can and that's all you've got, no problem. It can be …

Why You Don't Remember Your Commute

We've all been there before: you snap out of a daze, look around, and realize you've driven all the way to your destination without really noticing …

Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius Strip

In 2011, I came across a freaky video of quantum-locked superconducting floating discs that became pretty popular -- but at the time, the …

Guy Hula Hoops 100-Pound Tire Like A Boss (VIDEO)

Paul "Dizzy Hips" Blair is a world-record holding hula hooper. That's a thing.<p>Watch as he hula hoops a gigantic tire, reportedly, a 98-pound tractor tire.<p><i>Via Blame It On The Voices</i>

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Telescopic contact lenses could give superhero vision

Many superheroes come equipped with special seeing abilities, like X-ray vision or night vision. Superman even sports telescopic vision, the ability to see over long distances. Researchers are working on a contact lens that bestows telescopic vision, though it won't let you spy on faraway …