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  • April 18, 2014
    Note: Two-year time lapse video after the jump. Fourteen years after the last turdy drop dropped, the 87-year old pitch-drop experiment at the University of Queensland has seen its 9th drop, with 25,000 people tuning into the live webcam feed to watch it happen. Wow, these ar... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE, but you can download one even slightly bigger than that at the poster's sale page HERE (or buy a 13" x 19" print for $16). This is 'Where's Servo?', a Where's Waldo style poster from artist Steve Seck featuring a character from every single episode o... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2013
    This is a video from the University of Washington documenting a successful human-to-human mind control experiment. It went like this: Rajesh Rao sat in one lab playing a mind-controlled video game using a special headset. Meanwhile, in another lab, Andrea Stocco was wearing a... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2013
    This is a news report from the BBC about scientists tracking snail movement using LEDs taped to their shells. The scientists discovered snails were able to move, on average, about one meter an hour, which I feel like is information we probably already knew. I suspect there wa... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2013
    This is a video of a Chladni plate experiment in which sand resonates to different frequencies to reveal a particular frequency's SECRET PATTERN. And we all love secret patterns here, right? Think of it as a special door knock you have to know to get into a club, but like, a ... / Continue →
  • May 6, 2013
    Greenheart Games is a small independent video game publisher that just released their first title, Game Dev Tycoon, last week. But alongside the legitimate version, they also uploaded a torrent containing a cracked version of the game. Fast forward to later that day when pira... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    According to for-real recently conducted research, squeezing breasts may prevent malignant cells in the breast from turning to cancer. *quickly turns lemonade stand into free breast cancer prevention stand* Step right up, the doctor is IN. Laboratory experiments showed that ... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2012
    The world's longest running experiment was started by Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland in 1927 to prove that tar pitch, a seemingly brittle coal derivative that can be shattered with a hammer at room temperature, is, in fact, a viscous fluid. FUN BONUS FACT: tar ... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2011
    According to a recent series of experiments conducted at the University of San Diego, humanoid robots that are designed to look lifelike make the human brain spaz out when seeing one. Of course, I didn't have to conduct an experiment to tell you that because I have a seizure a... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2011
    Briefly. Seen here in OMGWTFBBQ vision under a scanning electron micrograph, a water-bear creeps me the f*** out. Go die with your alien-lookin' ass! And speaking of aliens -- water bears can survive in space. Like, that's how tough they are. Me? I once broke a bottle ove... / Continue →
  • February 17, 2011
    This is a video of some annoying-ass girl who decides to wedge a little video camera between her buttcheeks and wander around LA (I can recognize The Grove!) to study if men stare at her ass. Which, UNSURPRISING SPOILER: they do. Womens too. Unfortunately, this chick obvious... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2010
    Wow, what a picture. Somebody must've opted for the deluxe package at Sears Portrait Studio! A study at the University of Washington's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences took a sample of 64 18-month-old babies, who were all tested individually. The experimental test ... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump because this isn't a f***ing rave (unless you have some rolls, in which case let me grab my pacifier and turn on Winamp's visualizer). This is a video of several college freshman emptying 32 glowsticks into the back of a dorm toilet and then flush... / Continue →
  • January 12, 2010
    This is a video of a gamer girl (A gamer girl, not THE gamer girl) testing the durability of NES cartridges by freezing them, putting them in the washing machine, dropping them off buildings, drilling them, fireworking them and running them over with cars. How do the games fai... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2009
    How would you like this creepy little bastard staring at your ass when you're performing squats? Or maybe holding your feet while you do crunches? Or maybe you've got to be out of your got-damn mind! Bandit is helping the University of Southern California Center for Robotics... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2009
    This handsome dapper portly half-Santa isn't the man in the story, but that doesn't matter. What's important is that he practices good dental hygiene. Also, that some cat named d'Armond Speers decided to only speak Klingon to his son for the first three years of his life. Bu... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2009
    That's right folks, scientists have successfully hovered mice using nothing but magnetic fields. You read correctly: no black magic this time! (I'm still skeptical) Scientists working on behalf of NASA built a device to simulate variable levels of gravity. It consists of a s... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2009
    We've known about airless tires for a while now here on Geekologie, but now the US military is getting involved and testing them sums of beaches out on some of their vehicles. But not their tanks -- they don't have any air to begin with, silly! The advantages of airless tires... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2009
    FD&C Blue No. 1, a food dye commonly found in Gatorade and other unnaturally blue consumables, is believe do help prevent cell death after a spinal cord injury. Imagine what Purple No. 3 might do! [The dye] appears to block a molecule that floods the injury site and kills ner... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2009
    Created in the same fashion as the glowing kitties we posted way back in December, 2007, scientists have bred transgenic (expressing a gene from another, unrelated organism) puppies that glow red under UV light. I don't want one. Ain't no devil dog livin' in this house! A te... / Continue →