Man chisels his way out of elevator

October 23rd, 2014

A group in China escape from a stuck elevator thanks to one man and his trusty hammer. CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout reports.

Robertson: Towels can spread AIDS

October 23rd, 2014

CNN’s Anderson Cooper reports on Pat Robertson’s recent claim about how one could get AIDS from towels in Kenya.

This Micro-USB Cable Might Just Be Worth $39

October 23rd, 2014

This Micro-USB Cable Might Just Be Worth $39

Normally, if you tried to sell me a 10-foot micro-USB cable for thirty-nine shiny American dollars, I’d laugh in your face before storming off to Amazon and paying $7 for the privilege (with GOLD CONNECTORS no less). But honestly, Native Union’s fancy-ass cable might just be worth it.

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This may be the most dangerous toilet in the world

October 23rd, 2014

This may be the most dangerous toilet in the world

That port-a-potty you are seeing perched atop that massive metal structure may be the most dangerous toilet in the world, installed on the precarious structure of the new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. Here’s a photo from afar so you get the idea (and some vertigo):

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Secret war threatens al Qaeda

October 23rd, 2014

Yemen is going through its greatest upheaval since protests erupted during the Arab Spring more than three years ago. Only this time, it’s not a cry for democracy but a bitter sectarian battle for power — pitching al Qaeda and other Sunni groups against Shia Houthi rebels.

Glasses Made From Recycled Vinyl Records: Cool, Or Hipster?

October 23rd, 2014

Glasses Made From Recycled Vinyl Records: Cool, Or Hipster?

Vinyl records and unneccessary, overly-large eyeglasses: probably just below coffee shops and typewriters when playing the Hipster Word Association Game. If you’ve ever wanted to combine those two staples, look no further: Vinylize is a company that upcycles old LPs into eyeglasses for the PBR-drinking masses.

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Watch the biggest firework ever explode into a 2,624-foot ball of fire

October 23rd, 2014

Watch the biggest firework ever explode into a 2,624-foot ball of fire

You are looking at the biggest firework ever fired, weighing a total of 1,014 pounds (460 kilograms)—a new world record. According to NHK, it exploded over the city of Konosu—in the island of Honshu, Japan—into a breathtaking rosette about 2,624 feet (800 meters) in diameter.

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All the planets in the Solar System fit between the Earth and the Moon

October 23rd, 2014

All the planets in the Solar System fit between the Earth and the Moon

I never thought of this, but you can fit all the planets in the Solar System back to back into the distance from the Earth to the Moon—about 238,900 miles (384,400 kilometers)—with room to spare: 4,990 miles (8,030 kilometers.) Seeing it visualized really give you a good idea of how much empty space is out there.

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This Is What a Philippe Starck-Designed Prefab House Looks Like

October 23rd, 2014

This Is What a Philippe Starck-Designed Prefab House Looks Like

Noted Designer of Things Philippe Starck has tried his hand at jazzing up an item that’s normally associated with near-violent levels of efficiency: pre-fabricated housing.

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Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out About Ebola in NYC

October 23rd, 2014

Why You Shouldn't Freak Out About Ebola in NYC

Earlier today, a 33-year-old doctor named Craig Spencer, who had recently spent time treating Ebola in Guinea, tested positive for the disease in New York City. He’d ridden the A train; he’d gotten an Uber; he went bowling. It sounds grim. And there’s cause for concern. But it’s not as bad as you think.

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