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  • February 22, 2016
    This is a painful interview with Flossie Dickey, who just turned 110 and doesn't give two shits about being interviewed about it. I think she actually fell asleep several times, which makes sense since at one point she even says, "I am tired. I take a nap as many times as I ca... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2016
    This is an ancient Greek sculpture of what appears to be a woman using a laptop. Of course it's not a laptop, it just looks like one. Just kidding, totally a laptop. I think she's Skyping a lover and about to take her top off! The piece, "Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2016
    This is the 1.7kg ( 3.7-lb) meteorite found in the dried up lake bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre in South Australia. The meteorite is estimated to be 4.5-billion years old, and came from somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Hey, that's where I'm from! The meteorit... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2015
    Giant salamander? That's a Pokemon. This is a short video of the estimated 200-year old giant salamander found in a cave Chongqing, China. The amphibian measures over four and a half feet long and weighs some 115 pounds. For reference, the biggest salamander I've ever caugh... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2015
    A cracker (biscuit) salvaged from a survival kit aboard one of the Titanic's lifeboats is going up for auction later this month and expected to fetch up to $15,000. Apparently because there are people out there who can predict what a cracker from a 100 year old shipwreck is ac... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2014
    And he used himself as bait! Just kidding, that only works with sharks and the Kraken. This is the 12-pound, estimated 60-70 year old lobster caught by biologist Forrest Galante off the coast of Anacapa Island, California. Damn, could you imagine-- "Eating the tail of that ... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2014
    These are believed to be the oldest pants in the world, recently excavated from a tomb in China. They belonged to a nomadic herder, who likely wore them for riding horseback. When I'm riding horseback? Full knight's armor and a flaming lance. With straight-fitting legs and ... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2014
    By halvsies I clearly mean ten-thousandies because the asking price is ~$80 million and even coming up with eight grand is going to be a stretch for me. Still, it's gonna make one badass time-share if we can make it happen! I call the master bedroom though since I found it. ... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2014
    Seen here looking like something I'd bet you I'll eat off the floor for $1, Pithovirus, a 30,000 year old virus recently dug up from permafrost in Siberia, plots world domination. The virus, which is harmless to humans but deadly to amoebas, is also the largest virus ever foun... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2014
    This is the 4.4-billion year old zircon crystal found in Western Australia. Researchers believe it to be the oldest known piece of earth. How do you explain that, young earth creationists? "Radioactive dating doesn't work." Tell me about it, my last date had laser vision an... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2013
    These are the window curtains made out of vintage 35mm film slides by Scott Sherwood. The curtains are five and a half feet tall, six feet wide and contain 1,152 individual film slides. Are there any nudes in the mix? If Scott did a good job, they all are. Keep going for a ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    Because what's the goal of science if not to kill everything, in 2006 researchers dredged up an extremely old quahog clam. Unaware of its age, they immediately froze the poor bastard, only later to calculate it was 400 years old and even LATER to discover i wasn't 400, but 507... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2013
    This is the 700-year old bronze ring unearthed in Bulgaria (two Bulgaria posts in a row, wild!) that archaeologists suspect was used for covert political murders using some form of liquid poison inside. How James Bond-y. "It's a unique ring," [archaeologist Bonnie] Petrunova ... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    This is a shot of the around 5,000-year old board game tokens recently unearthed at Başur Höyük, in southeast Turkey, making them the oldest known game pieces ever discovered. Any idea what they were playing? Chutes and Ladders? D&D? The Game of Life? I'm going to be a warr... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    Scientists analyzing a two-mile deep mine in Ontario, Canada have discovered what is currently the oldest water known to date, at 2.6-billion years old. "Pfft, that's nothing." METHUSELAH YOU STAY OUT OF THIS. The scientists analyzed water they found 2 miles (2.4 km) deep. T... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2013
    According to astronomers studying background radiation data gathered by the Planck Space probe, the universe is 80-million years older than previously thought. So now when somebody asks you how old the universe is, you can confidently tell them, "80-million years older than pr... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    According to astronomers, star formation across the universe is at an all time low, some 30 times less than it was at its height 11-billion years ago. They also speculate only another 5% more stars being formed in the future. Well folks, looks like it's all downhill from here... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2012
    In news so exciting it stopped my heart and I had to chug a half dozen Monster Energy Drinks to bring myself back to life and even that didn't work so I'm dead now, a new world's oldest d20 die has been found IN EGYPT. The previous record holder was a Roman glass die from arou... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    Seen here with eyes burnt red from years of abusing his laser vision, Reverend Reg Dean is Britain's oldest man, at 110. But does he credit his longevity to his vegetarian diet or a deal he made with God? NOPE -- it was the magic potion he drank in India when he was in the ar... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2012
    This is a 100-million year old spider about to attack a 100-million year old wasp, destined to remain frozen in the pose forever thanks to tree resin covering them at that exact moment. Sucks for you two! *tries to stand up but can't* F*** it, I'm peeing my pants. It's pret... / Continue →