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Kimbo Slice Dead at 42

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson died on 6 June 2016 at the age of 42.<p>Scott Coker, president of Bellator MMA, confirmed …

The Rock-Throwing Sasquatch

Often, the first thing people experience is an intense feeling of being watched. As in this case, rock throwing is a well-documented Sasquatch …

14 Scrumptious Summer Crock Pot Recipes

There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can …

Cooking

Corning Gorilla Glass gets the Mythbusters treatment in Glass Age videos

The folks at Corning have done some amazing things with glass, especially with the Gorilla Glass 3 that is standard on most smartphones today. Just why their glass is so great has now been explained, with some explosive examples, by everyone’s favorite testers of all things that break, Adam and …

This boy’s Lego movie-themed costume might have just won Halloween

As Halloween 2014 costumes go, this particular homemade effort could be hard to top.<p>It comes courtesy of an anonymous parent – known only by the name …

Gigabyte BRIX Gaming mini PC: as mean as it is green

Gigabyte has rolled out yet another mini computer, this one with a snazzy bright green shell and focus on gamers. The PC, aptly called the BRIX …

Harley-Davidson Has A Real LiveWire, Also Known As Its First Electric Motorcycle

Sun-tanned men and women in jeans and leather vests, many with bandanas and tattoos, cluster on the sidewalk. They are standing before a row of shiny new Harleys leaning on kickstands outside a dealership in lower Manhattan.<p>But something is different about these Harleys. And there is an unusual air …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Almost 500 Foods Contain The 'Yoga Mat' Compound. Should We Care?

That compound found in commercially baked bread — yep, the one that's in yoga mats, too — is in the news again.<p>A report from the Environmental Working Group finds that the compound, azodicarbonamide, is found in close to 500 food products, from Pillsbury Dinner Rolls to Little Debbie products to …

A Simple Guide for Canadians to Legally Enjoy Content from US Netflix: 2014 Edition

Netflix’s low fee of $7.99 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment. Emmy-worthy television content such as House of Cards …

Laser Walkers Could Help Parkinson's Disease Sufferers

Laser beams make a bright 1960s idea portable for those with Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism.<p>Parkinson's disease and related disorders can make it difficult for people to walk, as their steps become shorter and stiffer. As early as the 1960s, however, doctors noticed that visual cues could …

15 best eBook reader apps for Android

Finding the right eBook reader apps (also called eReaders) can be difficult. There are a variety of eBook types, plenty of file formats to deal with, and then there are different kinds of books (novels, comics, etc) that make the whole experience a little complicated. However, with the right app, …

Apps

How Canadians Can Watch US Netflix

<b>Click here for the updated 2014 version.</b><p>Netflix’s low fee of $7.99 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment. And with the …

Doctor Who: 50 things you didn't know

1. The Doctor lives longer in France<p>French audiences watching Doctor Who dubbed into their native tongue obviously can’t be expected to know the difference between Christopher Eccleston’s Lancashire vowels and David Tennant’s adopted southern accent – but isn’t there some metaphysical conundrum …

TV Series

Ridiculous Fishing Android Game Launching Soon (video)

Vlambeer have this week announced that their new Ridiculous Fishing game which has gone down a storm with iOS gamers will soon be launching on …

Man Behind Oregon's Famous Exploding Whale Dies

Oregon highway engineer George Thornton, who in 1970 led an operation to blow up a dead beached whale with half a ton of dynamite, died this week at age 84. Thornton's decision resulted in a foul shower of whale blubber; video of the event has resurfaced periodically, often leading viewers to …

The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with …

Magnetic pen in $790K fundraiser may face ban

Ontario designer Andrew Gardner says he was just trying to a raise a little money online to manufacture his magnetic pen creation, and within two …

Canada

40 Must-See Photos From The Past

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies …

Great Depression

Riddle of the script: how the world's most fiendish language puzzle was solved

Linear B, the mysterious language discovered on Bronze Age tablets unearthed in 1900, had baffled linguists for decades. Then along came a 21-year-old named Alice Kober...<p>It was one of the most captivating mysteries of the modern age, requiring three detectives and 52 years to solve. Along the way, …