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Audience member shoots off confetti cannon during a comedian's set

During his set at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, comedian Joel Dommett gave a guy in the audience a button that would set off …

Comedy

Marijuana Workers Now Outnumber Bakers and Other Common Careers

How much has legalizing marijuana helped create jobs? Just look at the numbers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For an industry still in its early stages, legal marijuana already has surpassed many other businesses in generating jobs.<p>In a new report called the Marijuana …

Cannabis

The Bugatti Chiron can't go over 300 MPH because no tire can handle it

Motor Authority The Bugatti Chiron had big shoes to fill when it arrived to replace the beloved Veyron.<p>So far, it's showed it has the credentials to be a proper follow-up act. However, no one has been able to fully experience the true speeds the 1,480-horsepower hypercar is capable of.<p>That's …

Sports Cars

Digging into the surprisingly mysterious life of Bob Ross

The YouTube channel Today I Found Out takes a look at the life of famed PBS artist Bob Ross—a beloved public figure whose biography is surprisingly …

Archaeology

Why Our Tweens Don't Have Smart Phones

Did you know that the average 11-year-old is now carrying a smart phone to school?<p>From where I lived in California to down here in Georgia, it’s a …

These GIFs Bring Massive Tornadoes to Life

The first storm Mike Hollingshead chased almost killed him. On May 16, 1999, Hollingshead set out to fulfill a fascination with storms he can trace …

Weather

Bill Gates didn’t let his kids use cell phones until they turned 14

While most young kids and teenagers spend hours upon hours glued to tablets and smartphones, Bill Gates’ children had a markedly different experience …

How to bring the excitement back into a long-term relationship

To the casual observer, it looks like wellness star Sophie Jaffe and her husband, Adi, have the kind of love that perfume ads are made of. And, well, …

This DIY Platform Bed Saves Space, Has Tons of Storage

Arranging a decent-sized bed and other furniture in a small living space can feel like Tetris on hard mode, but if you’re up for a weekend project, …

12 Things You Can Do To Feel Better When You are Down

Gone are the days when we were little kids who had everything in life and the only reason we used to be sad was because our parents did not let us …

Happiness

An analysis of 10,000 scientific studies on marijuana concretely supports only three medical benefits

More than half the states in the US now allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, as well as at least 16 other countries. Yet of the hundreds of purported medical benefits, only three are concretely supported by scientific evidence: treating chronic pain, nausea after chemotherapy, and …

Flashback: See U2's Country Alter Ego the Dalton Brothers

Group dresses up to cover Hank Williams' "Lost Highway" in 1987 Joshua Tree tour performance<p>In late 1970s Ireland, between the emergence – and …

5 Theories About Amelia Earhart's Disappearance

In 1937, celebrated aviator Amelia Earhart embarked on her second attempt to circumnavigate the globe—and on July 2, she and navigator Fred Noonan …

Star Wars: Episode III, redubbed using the English subtitles from a pirated Chinese edition

This is apparently a Chinese pirated edition of Star Wars: Episode III, but dubbed using the English subtitles offered on that disc. It's <i>amazing,</i> not …

Star Wars

Amazon Alexa Gone Wild! (ORIGINAL)

Start Your Own Junkyard Band with This Huge Archive of Free, DIY Musical Instrument Plans

Whether you’re after a classic three-string cigar box guitar, a wooden snare drum, or a Blue Man Group-inspired PVC pipe organ, Cigar Box Nation has …

What Teaching In Jail Is Teaching Me About Privilege

Four months ago, I began teaching inmates in two of Ontario's maximum security jails. The experience has taught me a lot in a very short amount of …

Researchers have found that using social media makes kids less happy in almost every way

Parents are well aware that the internet has opened up new realms both of discovery and danger. Now, new research from the UK has found that use of social media like Facebook reduces children’s satisfaction about every aspect of their lives except friendship.<p>Economists at the University of …

Social Media

Man plays "Imperial March" from Star Wars on a coffee stick

I don't know what to say other than here's a man playing "Imperial March" (Darth Vader's Theme) from <i>Star Wars</i> with a coffee-stirring stick.<p>UPDATE: …

Darth Vader

Visualizing the vast distances of space with a 1-pixel moon in a side-scrolling solar-system

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel tries to convey the vastness of space by inviting you to side-scroll through our Solar System with (you guessed it) the …

Cory Doctorow

How to make slow cooker apple cider from scratch

There are few things better than a piping hot mug of apple cider on a cold winter's night. It's sweet but also just a little tart, and then the …

Slow Cookers

Metallica cheers on grocery store butcher as he delivers epic performance of ‘Enter Sandman’

Metallica’s newest album, <i>Hardwired … To Self-Destruct</i>, has received plenty of favorable reviews, and after 35 years in the metal music business, the …

Metallica

Hear a Great 4-Hour Radio Documentary on the Life & Music of Jimi Hendrix: Features Rare Recordings & Interviews

The legacy of Jimi Hendrix’s estate has been in conflict in recent years. Since his father’s death in 2002, his siblings have squabbled over his …

This LEGO riff on Van Gogh’s famous self-portrait is a great optical illusion

Artist Geoffroy Amelot created this Lego-centric replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous self-portrait.<p>You can vaguely tell what it is from close up, …

Art

Here's A Very Catchy Christmas Carol About Consent

'Tis the season for greetings, carols and... consent?<p>With so much controversy over the sexist language of popular Christmas tune "Baby It's Old …

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Insiders: America's largest chain of psych hospitals kidnaps people seeking care, drugs and holds them until they're out of insurance

Universal Health Services (UHS) is the largest chain of psychiatric facilities in the USA, with 2.5x more beds than its closest competitor, and …

Mental Health

An Open Letter To The Woman Who Accused Me Of Trying To Replace My Stepchildren's Mother

First of all, I want to thank you. When I wrote this Instagram post, I only expected to recieve comments from other stepmoms who feel the same way about their stepchildren.<p>Your comment, accusing me of trying to replace their mother, was a wonderful reminder of why I have chosen to be so open about …

Trump's first 100 days

Here in Canada, we can only watch helplessly as the U.S. election unfolds to the south. It's hard not to imagine the worst-case scenario<p><b>Day 3:</b> Trump hires a crew of labourers (later found to consist of illegal migrant workers) to add his face to Mount Rushmore. When asked why he's covering up …

Donald Trump

Trump Admits He Found 12-Year-Old Paris Hilton Attractive

Your daily dose of *ugh vomiting forever* comes courtesy of an old Howard Stern interview with Donald Trump.<p>While Trump was discussing women he did or did not find attractive, he brought up Paris Hilton, a friend of his daughter Ivanka’s.<p>“Now, somebody who a lot of people don’t give credit to but …