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In Retrospect... These Were Pretty Bad Ideas

In Retrospect... These Were Pretty Bad Ideas

Even though time is money, sometimes you lose a lot more money if your "time-efficient" plan turns into an expensive mistake. Take this Russian freighter overloaded with thousands of tons of massive pipes on the rough seas. A couple heavy waves and these flimsy wire restraints pop like they were string! Now, a fortune in concrete pipes is sitting at the bottom of the arctic! View Now
Kids Still Play Pokémon In War-Torn Syria Despite Risks

Kids Still Play Pokémon In War-Torn Syria Despite Risks

Just days after rebel forces broke the government siege of Syria's sprawling commercial capitol, journalists from Russia Today record a familiar but shocking sight in the still-active warzone of Aleppo. Wandering through the bombed-out buildings and rubble that mark the devastated city, a young Syrian boy is tossing virtual pokéballs at Exeggcute and Pikachu on the Pokémon Go app. Even a war apparently can't stop kids from being kids! View Now
Terrified Aunt Wasn't Ready For VR Goggles

Terrified Aunt Wasn't Ready For VR Goggles

Virtual Reality might be the future of gaming, news, movies and even education, but developers are still having trouble moving past the crazy confusion such realistic-movement-sensitive tech wreaks on your poor, overstimulated brain. lkenna's hilarious VR experiment with animated Aunt Julie shows just how scary (and funny) it can be! View Now
Look Like A Fierce DJ And Eat Some Pizza At The Same Time

Look Like A Fierce DJ And Eat Some Pizza At The Same Time

This pizza box is not just for eating. Make your tummy happy and play some good music with Pizza Hut's all new playable pizza box. Bad news - it's only available in the UK right now, but it's the first of its kind. Simply open the cardboard box and connect to your phone and DJ software to keep the tunes flowing.  View Now
Granny Loses Prosthetic Leg Mid-Climb, Laughs It Off And Wins Life

Granny Loses Prosthetic Leg Mid-Climb, Laughs It Off And Wins Life

Most elderly folks who've lost a leg to illness wouldn't take on a towering rock wall. Then again, Dot sounds like a pretty special lady! She's been a regular at Scottish amputee charity "Finding Your Feet's" monthly meetings ever since she lost her leg to a nasty blood clot years back. Now, this cyborg granny is giving this formidable climbing course a go on her prosthetic leg... until she loses it mid-climb! View Now
Gutsy Drone Explores Alcatraz Island With 360° VR Camera

Gutsy Drone Explores Alcatraz Island With 360° VR Camera

You know "The Rock" as the inescapable prison island in the San Francisco Bay. Though Alcatraz was the last place any of its 300+ permanent residents wanted to be, this famously isolated island is still a tourist magnet. But even if you spring for a pricey deluxe tour of the island, you'll never get a bird's-eye view as epic as this drone-captured 360° VR-compatible video! View Now
What Would Water Sports Be Without Wipeouts?

What Would Water Sports Be Without Wipeouts?

Let's be honest, if you're a fan of water sports you're basically paying to get drenched and beaten up by nature. Even though you're a pro rafter, If you're brave enough to venture into a churning Class IV rapid, don't be surprised if you get a good dunking like these Chilean adventure seekers on the Rio Futaleufu. Although they avoid violent rapids, Aussie kayakers gain a hilarious story when they head out for an early morning search-and-rescue for a wayward kayak and accidentally invent a new sport! View Now
Skydiver Thwarts Death By Mere Feet

Skydiver Thwarts Death By Mere Feet

If you're born to hang you won't drown... er, fall from the sky. Long story short, it wasn't lucky Scott Freemantle's last day on the earth when he attempted an ill-advised skydiving stunt at a startlingly low altitude (850 feet and only seconds above the ground). Until the final seconds of the video, it seems poor tangled Scott will have a premature rendezvous with the earth. View Now
Become Tony Stark With Epic Iron Man Tech

Become Tony Stark With Epic Iron Man Tech

The need for speed and flight is in the blood of any pilot. Heck, we've already got a patron superhero for these guys—Iron Man! The truth is, you're settling for second-best to any plane because XDubai has developed a working jetwing that'll leave you carving up the clouds in jaw-dropping stunts with the likes of jetmen Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet. View Now
Even Your Grandma Is Playing Pokémon Go

Even Your Grandma Is Playing Pokémon Go

As if that viral Pokémon app hasn't already gotten enough love, it's now bringing together families! This tech-savvy 80-year-old grannie in New Jersey just downloaded the app on vacation with her grandkids. Now, the ENTIRE van's flicking pokéballs, pokéstops and trying to catch them all as the delighted driver records this heartwarming family moment. via Storyful View Now
Encounter With Atlas Humanoid Robot Is Straight Out Of A Sci-Fi Film

Encounter With Atlas Humanoid Robot Is Straight Out Of A Sci-Fi Film

A six-foot walking robot and an entourage of scientists is probably the LAST thing you'd expect to see on your daily walk. And it's not even science fiction! The Massachusetts woman and her pet pooch who shot this grainy footage witnessed the latest real-life field test of Google-owned Boston Dynamics's Agile Anthropomorphic Robot, or, the Atlas. Until now this human-like robot has been quarantined to a safe (for the robot), easy-to-control laboratory environment. View Now
Guy Puts The NUT In 'Donut' & That's No Standard Drone

Guy Puts The NUT In 'Donut' & That's No Standard Drone

Out with the old and in with the new! Instead of spinning silly donuts barefoot on our gas-guzzling motorbikes like this first daring shirtless guy, your epic future could be soaring above traffic (and giving free haircuts) on the Scorpion hoverbike! Russian startup HoverSurf just publically tested this dazzling motorbike-drone mix and our anticipation is soaring. View Now
French Navy Throws The Best Retirement Parties

French Navy Throws The Best Retirement Parties

There's a special connection between humans and their machines. For some, it's their antique hot rod, others, a tractor, but for many in the French Navy, the Super Étendard strike fighter jet is their BFF. But now, the Étendard is retiring after more than 40 years as a Navy workhorse and the generations of French military who flew and fixed her are saying goodbye in a moving tribute you can't miss. View Now
Hilarious Yelp Infomercial Will Change Your Burrito Game

Hilarious Yelp Infomercial Will Change Your Burrito Game

You probably have known someone whose life has been tragically changed in a burrito-related accident. Protect YOUR loved ones and be part of the change with this groundbreaking, doctor-approved burrito koozie from our favorite restaurant-rating app Yelp! Just kidding! This entire hilarious infomercial parody is actually a part of a promotion drive for Yelp's new food delivery service EAT24. The first question on all of our minds is... where do we get OUR burrito koozie? View Now
This Commercial Is Not A Commercial

This Commercial Is Not A Commercial

Familiar with "branded content”? Those YouTube videos from our favorite channels featuring products from a certain car brand or another deodorant? In many ways, YouTubing (for successful channels) can be a full-time, successful business because companies will pay to put their products in your videos. Old and bold Mr. Forthright is taking a brave stand against big business and those intrusive ads! A sponsored stand, of course.   View Now