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Are Acid Flashbacks A Myth?

Flashbacks do occur, but very rarely.<p>Reports of drug-induced flashbacks have existed since the 1950s. Though the term "flashback" wasn't used specifically until 1969, as early as 1954 scientists noticed LSD users complaining of a reoccurrence of an LSD-like state long after the drug's effects …

Can Math Predict the Rise and Fall of Empires?

Sergey Gavrilets is in the empire business, specifically figuring out how, when, and where civilizations grow. Building a computer to recreate the age of empires, a team of researchers turns history into a math problem.<p><b>Two maps are side by side</b>. Both depict Africa, Europe, and Asia in a time lapse: …

Don’t Like Coffee? Absorb Caffeine through the Skin with Sprayable Energy

Sprayable Energy is a patent-pending invention that allows people to get all the energy benefits of caffeine without the dreaded coffee aftertaste. …

Coffee

Chinese Designer Combines Babies and Pets, Creates Disturbing Baby-Pets

What if combining human and animal DNA wasn’t illegal, nor did it violate moral or ethical codes of conduct? What if technology allowed us to create …

Man Who Can’t Make It to Anything on Time Gets Diagnosed with Chronic Lateness Condition

For as long as he can remember, 57-year-old Jim Dunbar has never been able to make it to appointments on time. His friends and family always thought …

ADHD

Fit for a Royal Behind – Hanebisho, the World’s Most Expensive Toilet Paper That Costs $17 a Roll

If you’ve recently run out of things to spend your mountains of cash on, you may want to try the outrageously expensive Hanebisho toilet paper. It’s …

Guy Drinks Human Toe Cocktail, Swallows the Toe

There is a bar in Dawson City, Canada, where patrons can opt to have their liquor spiked with a very unusual ingredient – a severed human toe. Those …

Yukon Territory

The Pavlov Poke – A Shocking Way to Cure Facebook Addiction

Frustrated by the amount of time they spent on Facebook during workdays, two MIT doctoral candidates have created the Pavlov Poke, a keyboard palm …

Social Media

Ambitious Jogger Is Running from Canada to Argentina Barefoot

Joseph Michael Liu Kai-Tsu Roqueni, a young engineer from Montreal, is planning to raise money for charity by running 19,000 kilometers, from Canada …

Girls Squeeze Limes in Sunlight, Suffer Severe Caustic Burns on Their Hands

Squeezing a slice of lime into a refreshing drink on a hot summer day isn’t as harmless as you may think. Fredrikke and Selma, two young Norwegian …

Selma

Controversial Artificial Iris Implant Surgery to Permanently Change Eye Color

People unhappy with the way they look have been using plastic surgery to change their appearance for years, but now they can take their obsession to …

Brazilian Man to Marry Pet Goat in Devil’s Curch

Aparecido Castaldo, a retired stone cutter from Jundiai, Brazil has decided to marry his beloved Carmella, a goat. Because no Christian minister …

Dubai Tuner Gives Back Seat Driving a Whole New Meaning

Seen from the outside, the 2008 Nissan Patrol modified by Ali, of Kingdom Customs Garage, in Dubai, looks completely normal, but open the front door …

Nissan

The Catacomb Saints – Relic Hunter Photographs Europe’s Jewel-Encrusted Skeletons

Paul Koudounaris, a history professor from California, has spent the last three years visiting ancient ossuaries and churches around Europe and …

Georgian Woman Takes Care of Son Who Died 18 Years Ago

Joni Bakaradze died 18 years ago, at the age of 22, but instead of burying him in a cemetery, his family decided to keep his body preserved so that …

5 Awesome Stars You Won't Believe Science Class Left Out

Stars are science we used to pray to.<p>Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images<br>"I am the alpha and the omega, and the alpha is 1/137. The omega is …

4 Hilarious Things I Learned About Orgies (By Going to One)

Erik Snyder/Digital Vision/Getty Images<p>You and I need to enter into an agreement before you read further. This is an agreement of trust and …

6 Unintentionally Hilarious Legacies of Famous Figures

It's probably a safe bet to say that we'd all like to be remembered after we pass on to that great social network in the sky. The only problem is …

5 Shockingly Violent Back Stories of Everyday Traditions

Chances are you've never even given a second thought as to exactly <i>why</i> it is we, say, cover our mouth when we yawn, or shake hands when we meet …

5 Victims of Horrible Crimes (Who Got Sued by the Criminal)

Lots of "frivolous lawsuit" stories tend to be overblown -- what seems like a ridiculous and petty suit turns out to make sense when examined in its …

5 Psychological Flaws That Warp the Way You See the World

Whoops. You didn't mean to click on this link, did you? You wanted to read the article full of badass mind-blowing facts about badminded ass-blowers, …

The 5 Most Shockingly Awful Names Major Cities Almost Had

Names are an important thing, and doubly so when you're establishing an entire city. No amount of economic and military might is going to save your …

The 6 Weirdest Things We've Learned Since 9/11

Hey, guys -- I'm starting to think we overreacted to the terrorism thing.<p>It hit me last year as I was standing in the naked airport scanner again, …

5 Reasons Legalized Marijuana Might Be Bad for Pot Smokers

It's a good time to be a marijuana smoker. Colorado and Washington have already enacted laws making weed legal for recreational use, and another 20 …

6 Real-Life Gunslingers Who Put Billy the Kid to Shame

If some bizarre criminal held you at gunpoint and asked you to name six gravel-shitting badasses from the Old West, you'd probably get as far as …

The 7 Biggest Lies Told on Social Media

Hey, have you heard about this thing called social media? It's like Facebook and Twitter? It's also like Tumblr and Pinterest, but I'm not a …

4 Songs You Didn't Know Had Sequels (That Ruin The Original)

Let's face it: It's rare that a sequel is TRULY necessary. It's true for movies, books, and video games, and it's definitely true for music. Simply …

4 Common Morals Designed to Keep You Poor

Everyone knows there's a clear double standard between the rich and the poor in pretty much every facet of life. From opportunity to incarceration, …

Jonathan Trappe's daring bid to cross the Atlantic Ocean using helium balloons - Telegraph

Feelling Lonely? Rent a Japanese Middle-Aged Man for $10 an Hour

Ossan Rental (or “Middle-Aged Guy Rental”) is the newest bizarre rental service in Japan. As the name suggests, it allows people to rent an average …

Middle Age