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  • September 16, 2014
    This is a video of a hamster competing against famed competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi in a hotdog eating contest. Guess who wins? SPOILER: we do. The viewers -- we're the real winners here, because we just got to see a tiny hamster eating tiny hotdogs in a competitive eati... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2014
    Wow, a yo-yo contest AND gun show?! PROTIP: Turn down your volume, the audio turns to pure shit twenty seconds in. This is a video of yo-yo pro Gentry Stein performing at the World Yo-Yo Contest in Prague. He went on to win the competition. Impressive work, Gentry, but can ... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2014
    This is a video of 125-pound competitive eater Molly Schuyler devouring a 72-ounce (4.5-pound) steak in under 3-minutes, beating the previous record by almost four minutes. Molly also holds the record for eating the Texas King (a 72-ounce steak plus bread roll with butter, bak... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2014
    A Russian chatbot named Eugene Goostman has successfully become the first program to beat the Turing Test and convince more than 30% of the humans it chatted with that it was human as well. I would have never fallen for that. Hello. "Hello." IT'S A ROBOT -- IT'S A F***ING R... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    This is a video of Bill Nye the Science Guy's first performance on 'Dancing With The Stars'. He and his partner Tyne Stecklein do the cha-cha to Oingo Boingo's 'Weird Science'. Admittedly, he did look a little robotic out there. Now I'm not saying the government kidnapped t... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2013
    'Send Me To Heaven' is a real Android app (Apple denied it) that measures how high you throw your phone in the air. It's like a game. A game where the equipment costs $400 and breaks every time you don't win. Basically, the best kind of game. S.M.T.H. (Send Me To Heaven) is... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2013
    AeroVelo, a team of engineers from the University of Toronto, has successfully claimed the 33-year old prize in the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. The $250,000 was awarded to AeroVelo for being the first team to successfully fly a human powered copter f... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2013
    Because America's finding it harder and harder to stay on top of anything, Mexico has officially passed the United States as the obese-est country in the northern hemisphere. I know, I know -- apparently this whole bacon fiasco was for naught. With a 32.8 percent adult obes... / Continue →
  • July 3, 2013
    This is a video of an alleged streaker breaking onto the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course set up on the Las Vegas strip and successfully running through most of it before being tackled by security. Now I'm not saying the show was in on this, but it totally was. I'm not ... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2013
    This is a video of pro golfer Rory McIlroy doing battle against the Golf Laboratory Computer Controlled Hitting Machine in an accuracy challenge. The robot is a surprisingly good golfer. Plus insulter, which made it pretty obvious the thing was actually getting its lines from... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2013
    *cue somebody using a picture of Jesus then trying to sell the drink on eBay* Taiwan coffee chain Lets Cafe has introduced a printer in its stores that allows patrons to upload a photo and have it recreated in the foam of their drinks using colored cocoa powder. The company h... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2013
    This are both sides of some dude's beard featuring a raptor and apatosaurus facing off in battle. Or maybe just standing there making eyes at each other. Apparently the beard won some school's 'teacher beard growing competition', which, as far as prestige goes, is only one st... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2013
    This is Chad Roberts and his Spider Man beard. It recently won Chad top honors at the 2nd Annual Garden State Beard And 'Stache Competition, which is held at a bowling alley. Proceeds from the event (which also included a burlesque show for good measure) went to The Jersey An... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2012
    Ben Siegel Reptiles of Deerfield Beach, Florida, recently held a variety of bug-eating contests, with the winner of each getting a different variety of pet ball python. And apparently Edward Archibald swept the cockroach and one of worm eating competitions, eating dozens of ea... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2011
    Seen here looking excited out of her mind to be holding a giant check *adds to bucket list*, 17-year old Angela Zhang won Siemen's annual high school science competition for designing a cancer-fighting nanoparticle and NOT making a baking soda and vinegar volcano like I did. C... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    This is the Toshiba Smarbo (more like Stupibo amirite?!), a robotic vacuum cleaner designed to compete against iRobot's Roomba. Except this one costs $1,200. Call me old fashioned, but I still like pushing around a $100 vacuum. Well, I don't like doing it, I just have to whe... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2011
    These are bullets made out of Jell-O. No clue what they used to make them look so metallic, but hopefully something I can separate from feces with a magnet. The bullets were made as part of the 2011 Jell-O Mold Competition, which is a real competition with real athletes. And... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2011
    This is a small series of brand logos re-imagined to include elements from Star Wars, all created by graphic artist Barn Bocock (not to be confused with Silo Katanacock, who can harvest corn with his razor-sharp wiener). This is Nike and Puma here, but hit the jump for Reebok,... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2011
    Note: The world didn't end in the spring of '97, click HERE to see the whole chart through the present. This is the history of web browsers through the ages, with the popularity of each represented by the thickness of its band. You can learn a lot by looking at it. Namely, h... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2011
    Are you trying to steal the Geekologie font-fade?! In news that shouldn't surprise anybody who keeps abreast (or even abutt) of tech rumors, Apple and Verizon have announced the iPhone 4 is coming to "America's most reliable network" (and best store to drag a child through -- ... / Continue →