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The World Beard and Moustache Championships – in pictures

What does it take to stand out in a sea of big-bearded men? According to contestants at the World Beard and Moustache Championships, which took place this weekend in Portland, Oregon, cheesy crisps plaited into beards and ghostly floating facial hair are a good start. Here are our favourites

A student spent two years building this breathtaking Minecraft city using an Xbox 360

Two years and 4.5 million blocks: That’s what a 19-year-old art student at the University of Delaware needed to build a massive <i>Minecraft</i> metropolis …

Man Walks in South American Rainforest at Night, Sees Spider the Size of a Small Puppy

In a story that will haunt my dreams, entomologist Piotr Naskrecki was walking through the rainforest of Guyana at night in search of katydids, as …

The Science of Baking Bread (And How to Do it Right)

Welcome back to Breadmaking 101. For those of you just tuning in, this column is all about bread, and how to make it yourself in your own home.<p>If you haven't read our previous posts, you can check out the recipe for the workhorse loaf here. Earlier, we discussed how to mix dough with confidence and …

A Father and His Kids Build Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet Out of LEGO

Animator John Wray and his two kids posted a series of adorable photos of themselves pretending to build Wonder Woman’s famous invisible jet out of …

Swiss Company Will Take Your Loved One's Remains and Turn Them into a Diamond

It's common for people whose loved ones request cremation to spread their ashes in a place they loved after they pass. Sometimes the deceased will …

More Video of Dancing Boy You Will Never Be As Cool As Emerges - PAPER

As mentioned in today's morning funnies, the tween serving Flawless moves for local news cameras at a Las Vegas mall opening has a job waiting for him at <i>Paper</i> should he ever want it. He could wordlessly stand by people's desks and stare at them disgustedly until they dissolve into tears, or dance …

Best Meatloaf Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>My Favorite Meatloaf Recipe<p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>1 hour<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 45 minutes<p>After years of …

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No One Has Ever Danced As Hard As This Little Boy Did On The Local News

Thousands of spiders 'bleed out of the walls' and force family from home

A family was driven from their suburban St Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.<p>Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 home overlooking two golf holes at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring in October 2007. Soon after that, they …

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

Destiny's story, explained

YouTube user Marszie has undertaken a daunting task: to recap and explain the story of <i>Destiny</i>. In a video fittingly named "<i>Destiny</i>'s story in 4 minutes (give or take ten minutes)," he goes through the entire plot, within the context of how the story elements relate to the tasks given to the …

Ebola: NBC News cameraman diagnosed with virus in Africa

An American freelance television cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment, the network said on Thursday.<p>Diagnosis of the cameraman, who the network said came down with symptoms that included aches and …

51 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “Grey’s Anatomy”

Because there's more to the ABC hit drama than knowing how to do an appendectomy from start to finish.<p>1. Shonda Rhimes was obsessed with watching surgical shows on the Discovery Channel.<p>2. But her idea for <i>Grey's Anatomy</i> really started to develop after a doctor told her how hard it is to shave her …

Bungie Is Shutting Down 'Destiny's' Loot Cave

Anyone who has spent a significant amount of time in the world of Destiny has, at some point, heard of the loot cave. Every MMO has its farming methods, but there was something especially empty about this one: you and however many friends or strangers wanted to join would go to a particular cave on …

Mike Tyson called hero after aiding motorcyclist in crash

Retired boxing champion Mike Tyson is being hailed as a hero after he came to the aid of a motorcyclist who had been severely hurt in a crash on a freeway in Las Vegas last week.<p>The incident happened Tuesday evening, when Ryan Chesley, 29, was allegedly cut off by a taxi while on Interstate 15 …

Ellen Added Herself Into Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln Commercial - PAPER

Ellen added herself into Matthew McConaughey's cuckoo Lincoln commercial and it's a real treat. [via Ellen]<p>Jimmy Kimmel went around asking people on the street who was smarter -- people from LA or people from New York. Their answers are...frankly not that surprising. [via Jimmy Kimmel]<p>Leonardo …

Bricking it: is Lego art?

Can you make art from Lego? There seems to be widespread media agreement that you can. Nathan Sawaya has an exhibition of ambitious Lego models at Old Truman Brewery in London. Reports uncritically call it “art”, made by an “artist”. Is that so?<p>Certainly these Lego statues aspire to the kinds of …

Emma Watson Delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N.

Earlier this summer, fresh from college graduation, <b>Emma Watson</b>, was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. Though the ripples of her involvement over the past few months can be seen online (crashing the U.N. Web site, using Twitter to denounce a sexist politician in Turkey or respond to the gender …

MIT Invents A Magic Lens That Combines All Your Screens Into A Single Experience

With THAW, smartphones can seamlessly interact with what’s happening on laptop and tablet screens. And that’s only the beginning.<p>When we need to send a command or a file from our smartphone to our laptop, we do it through menus. But imagine if we didn’t have to send something to another device by …

​How To Trick Destiny Into Helping You Farm Tons Of Loot

Once you've made it past level 20 in <i>Destiny</i>, you can only gain more levels by scoring better gear. And if you want to do that, chances are you've …

This chill dog treats bath day like a trip to the spa

en_US<p>article<p>It’s common knowledge that dogs will do anything and everything - from puppy dog eyes to literally running away – just to evade bath …

The DuckTales Theme Song With Real Ducks Is Just Too Much

<i>DuckTales</i>. Real ducks. I think I speak for everyone when I say, "[collapses into cutestolgia overload coma]." And/or "woo-ooo."<p>For comparison's sake, …

The children with AK-47s who defied IS

<b>After nearly three months under siege, the northern Iraqi town of Amerli has been celebrating the partial withdrawal of Islamic State militants - and there have been emotional reunions among families separated by the fighting.</b><p>"The road is 100% safe," said Ali, as he unfurled a large map. "Here are …

The Bengals Signed A Player To The Practice Squad So He Could Pay For His Daughter’s Cancer Treatment

We often focus on the unfortunate things in the NFL—the domestic violence, the DUI’s, the assaults, the growing issue of CTE—it’s all very depressing really. But every once in awhile, something good happens, something happens that kinda restores your faith in people. A few months back, Bengals …

Meet Caleb Lawrence, Our New Favorite Player In College Football

Caleb Lawrence is a 300-lb giant that plays for Jacksonville St. In his four seasons at the school, they have yet to find a jersey that fits him. Also, they need to get him bigger pants. That Russell Wilson thing he has going on is quite mooseknuckle-y.

Jacksonville State Football Player Caleb Lawrence Needs a New Jersey

Jacksonville State football opened their season against No. 8 Michigan State, and it looks like one of their linemen could use a larger jersey.<p>As Caleb Lawrence entered the game, he had quite a bit of bare midriff that was clearly the result of a jersey that was not the appropriate size.<p>Judging …

Miley Cyrus nude for V magazine

Once you ride a wrecking ball nude, everything else just doesn't seem that scandalous.<p>Miley Cyrus posed completely naked for <i>V</i> magazine's "Rebel" September issue, and thanks to some strategically-placed smiley faces and a large "Subscribe!" graphic, the 21-year-old singer is kinda covered up.<p>Shot by …

Fully Functional Lego Band Plays Depeche Mode

Sorry, music industry. We're replacing you with a bunch of small plastic robots with cups for hands.<p>Yep, those lego people are playing actual …

This 'Counter-Strike' livestream was interrupted by a real-life SWAT team

A YouTube feed of a Counter-Strike game took an unexpected turn today, when it was interrupted by a very real SWAT team that happened to be sweeping the building. The gamers in the video are part of The Creatures, a group based in Littleton Colorado that publishes videos to YouTube and Twitch, and …