Nikhil Kalra

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17 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

Indicted former FIFA VP actually cited an Onion article to defend himself

Jack Warner, FIFA's former vice president, was released from a jail in Trinidad and Tobago on Friday.<p>Warner turned himself in to authorities after US officials leveled a variety of accusations at him related to his 30-year tenure at the international soccer governing body.<p>The charges include …

Mich. Animal Control Officer Responds to Report of Tiger in Backyard, Finds Stuffed Animal

An animal control supervisor in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was in for a surprise when he responded to a report of a tiger in a backyard.<p>The call came in …

Dogwalker who found 'whale vomit worth £100k' discovers it's worthless

Ken Wilman's dreams of riches are ruined after an expert says the large smelly rock he found on walking along Morecambe beach isn't prized ambergris<p>A dog walker who thought he had struck gold for two years after finding a large lump of smelly whale vomit has been told it is just a worthless …

Whales

India defeat West Indies to reach the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals

India, the World Cup holders, sealed their place in the quarter-finals stages with a nervy run chase against West Indies in Perth.<p>MS Dhoni helped to steer his team to a four-wicket victory in a low-scoring pool B match. India, who bowled West Indies out for 182, therefore remain one of two unbeaten …

West Indies

9 Giant Lego Animals

You can jazz up your garden in lots of ways: A bench; a tasteful birdbath; a storm-resistant lawn gnome.<br>Or a bison that’s the size of an NBA player and is made of 45,143 Legos.<p>Artist Sean Kenney’s solo exhibition, <i>Nature Connects</i>, is touring botanical gardens and zoos all over the U.S. It features …

Lego

The most important article you’ll ever read

I’d like to begin this piece the same way I used to begin dates; by apologising in advance for the disappointment I’m about to cause. I honestly tried to write the most important article ever, one that would stand the test of time no matter what happened, but the fact is, despite the title, I …

Critical Thinking

The reasons why none of us can resist a good list

The discovery of a sheet of Andy Murray's secret motivational tips is the latest proof that our brains crave a list<p>It contains the sort of cod motivational speak that one might assume would be better suited to a middle-ranking ASDA manager rather than an elite sportsman. The discovery of a list …

How do you break your penis?

Erections are fascinating things. Did you know the little blighters even occur in the womb? And that men well into their nineties report fully functioning trouser salutes? Something to look forward to then, along with the free bus pass.<p>They can also lead to all sorts of mishaps – the type of …

Inflammation