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The Best Men’s Scents of Summer 2018

Maybe it’s absurd, but we like to think of your favorite men’s summer fragrances as seasoning. If you put on too much, or the wrong garnish …

Food

Your cable company’s worst nightmare is a little box that only costs $40 on Amazon

It’s hard to believe that giant telecommunications company might be scared of a tiny little $40 box on Amazon, but believe us when we tell you that …

Wi-Fi

'Something for the man cave': rich pickings as Russell Crowe's divorce auction nets $3.7m

Sign up to our Film Today email<p>Read more<p>“Perhaps be slightly wary of using your paddle as a fan this evening,” cautions Sotheby’s Australia auctioneer Martin Gallon. The illustrious auction house has taken over the Elston Room in Redfern’s Carriageworks to preside over The Art of Divorce, Russell …

Man Caves

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36-Year-Old Accountant Called In As Emergency NHL Goalie — And He Crushed It

Scott Foster is a 36-year-old accountant who lives in Oak Park, Ill. More than a decade ago, he was goalie on Western Michigan's hockey team. These days he plays in a rec league at a rink called Johnny's Icehouse.<p>That rink is just a few blocks east of the arena where the Chicago Blackhawks play — …

Ice Hockey

What Really Happens During a Gunfight

Shooting down the myths of Hollywood gunplay<p>Dirty Harry leveling his .44 Magnum, wondering whether he took six shots or only five.<p>Jules brandishing “Mr. Nine Millimeter” while shouting scripture.<p>Bond’s silenced Walther PPK coughing inaudibly as it puts another henchman out of his misery.<p>Butch and …

Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in home-made steam rocket

A self-taught rocket scientist has blasted himself high into the California sky using a steam-powered contraption he built in his garage, the first step in his long-term aim of proving the Earth is flat.<p>“Mad” Mike Hughes propelled himself 1,875 feet (571m) into the air above the vast Mojave desert …

The truth behind the mysterious holes in Hong Kong's high-rises

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Repulse Bay is a luxury apartment complex in Hong Kong that is famous locally for the curious hole cut into the body of its undulating façade.<p>It is not alone. Along the coast of Hong Kong Island, you can find multiple properties with gaps in their midst. There's the Larvotto residence …

Hong Kong

Testing the Best Meal-Replacement Shakes

On days when there isn’t time for a full lunch, you don’t have to turn to chalky smoothies or candy bars masquerading as health food. In addition to offering balanced nutrients and cleaner-than-usual ingredients, these next-wave meal-replacement shakes aim to actually taste good, too. A few are …

Nutrition

Tourists make easy marks — here are 9 of the most common scams to watch out for on your travels

Tourists are often a scammer's favorite targets — they're likely to be unfamiliar with the area and ignorant of the local customs, and they're probably holding a lot of cash.<p>Even the savviest travelers can wind up victims of a scam, so it's important to know which types of scams exist around the …

China's new stealth fighter uses powerful materials with geometry not found in nature

Metamaterials can make the J-20 an extra stealthy electromagnetic force.<p>China's new fighter, the J-20, uses a combination of stealth and datalinks to compete with the best fighters on the planet. Now, state media says the country is also mass-producing metamaterials for the aircraft, which could …

Electromagnetism

Smashing Pumpkins Say They’re Happy Now. Can They Keep It Together?

LOS ANGELES — In the nearly two decades since the original lineup of the Smashing Pumpkins succumbed to rock-star clichés, crumbling under the weight of drugs, expectations and egos, the band’s lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Billy Corgan has kept himself plenty busy.<p>A confident mastermind …

Indie Music

A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly — so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.<p>The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot …

Virginia Candidate Cuts Up AR on Camera, Accused of Committing Felony

Here’s yet another example of people who demand legal action against firearms without knowing anything about them or the current laws that govern …

Here's What Japan's Legendary Samurai Really Looked Like

"Society convulsed, opposing clans fought, masterless samurai rebelled against an unrelenting modernization, all in just 20 years."<p><i>The history and lore surrounding Japan's samurai warriors is as fascinating as it is complex. Aside</i> <i>from representations in cinema, very few actual photographs depicting</i> …

Japan

Oldest message in a bottle found on Western Australia beach

<b>A Perth family has found the world's oldest known message in a bottle, almost 132 years after it was thrown into the sea, Australian experts say.</b><p>Tonya Illman picked up the bottle while going for a walk around sand dunes on a remote beach in West Australia.<p>Her husband Kym Illman told the BBC they …

Scientists are trying to figure out where the heck horses came from

A new study shows how little we know about their origins.<p>There’s still a lot we don’t know about how, and where, horses were first domesticated. Experts long thought that all modern horses were probably descended from a group of animals that belonged to the Botai culture, which flourished in …

Horse Racing

All The Companies Standing By The NRA After Florida School Shooting

After Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15, public pressure increased for Congress to take action. Teen survivors demanded measurable gun control results while calling out the Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) as an example of lawmakers who are “easy to buy” in terms of …

What the hell happened to Heather Locklear?

With her bottle-blond hair, sky-blue eyes and gorgeous smile, Heather Locklear was one of the hottest stars of the 1980s and ’90s.<p>A darling of …

The Army says its next-generation assault rifle will pack a punch like a tank's main gun

The Army claims its new assault rifle will unleash a hailstorm of specially-designed shells with as much chamber pressure as a battle tank to tear through even the most advanced body armor — and if all goes according to plan, the soldiers will get them to play with sooner than they thought.<p>The …

Ammunition

My Time Reporting on Murder, Corruption, and Drugs in Honduras

Spanish-born reporter Alberto Arce has a job known locally as "red journalism," after all the blood.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>Spanish-born journalist Alberto Arce has worked as a foreign reporter in ten countries, from Libya to Mexico, but Honduras was by far the bloodiest outside …

Mark Millar Has an Interesting Theory About Why Marvel Movies Work and DC Movies Don't

Marvel vs. DC is a debate that keeps on giving. It’s been filtered through every medium imaginable and, in recent years, played out in grand fashion …

5 Scientific Reasons Women Are Attracted To Married Men

One woman’s treasure is another woman’s treasure, according to evolutionary biology.<p>By<p>Feb 20 2018, 10:47 AM<p>It’s not just in your head. Single women …

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

China wages war on funeral strippers

China has launched its latest crackdown against a phenomenon which just won't seem to die in rural areas - funeral strippers.<p>The Ministry of Culture said last month that it was targeting "striptease" and other "obscene, pornographic, and vulgar performances" at funerals, weddings and traditional …

China

50 Classic Movies Everyone Should Watch in Their Lifetime

Worth a watch—or two or three<p>Here it is: A by-no-means-exhaustive list of 50 movies everyone should watch at least once. Before you dive in, I should …

Awesome Pictures Of Japan By Night

<b>Naohiro Yako</b> is a photographer, illustrator and director based in Japan. He captures, at night, the streets and all the details of the cities of <b>Tokyo</b> …

Japan