You have $1000 for rent. Here’s how much apartment you can get across the country…

August 26, 2014 | 1 comment

A handful of cash is worth a very different amount depending on where in the country you happen to be holding it. You’ll get a lot more in Mississippi, for instance, than you will in California.

And, of course, this same principle applies to rent. You can get a LOT more apartment in Cleveland than you can in New York. Everybody knows this, but thanks to a comparison from BuzzFeed based on stats from Zillow, we can see exactly how much of a difference there is across the country…

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Football fan loses BIG in Twitter bet he can’t pay. Michael Sam bails him out and everybody wins…

August 26, 2014 | No comments

Betting and sports don’t mix, but that doesn’t stop people from making absurd wagers on everything from the final score to…well, this…

When two of the NFL’s most talked-about rookies met in a preseason game on Saturday night, people paid a lot more attention than they normally do to games that are relatively meaningless.

And when one of those rookies, St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam, sacked the other rookie, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, Sam had a little fun with it…

Johnny Manziel — perhaps better known as Johnny Football — has a trademark celebration where he rubs his fingers together in a money sign. As the video above shows, Sam playfully mocked Manziel with the gesture after sacking the controversial quarterback.

All of this was humorous enough without a curious Twitter bet that had been made earlier in the day by New Yorker Fisher King

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Billy Crystal remembers Robin Williams’ profound and hilarious friendship at the Emmys

August 26, 2014 | No comments

At the Emmys last night, Billy Crystal got a chance to briefly commemorate Robin Williams. He shared several stories of how the man combined deep friendship with ridiculous humor…

(All proceeds from our “Robin Williams” posts are going to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.)

This 10-second audio illusion doesn’t seem like a big deal…until you replay it

August 25, 2014 | 1 comment

You can’t always trust what you see, but what you hear is less deceiving, right?

Maybe not.

Named for cognitive scientist Roger Shepard, a Shepard tone has ten sine waves with frequencies that are separated by octaves. When played in a sequence the tones comprise the Shepard scale and produce an effect that is like an audio version of the infinitely rising spiral of a barbershop pole.

The Shepard scale in this video is just 10 seconds long but when you replay the video, you’ll hear the intriguing and seemingly impossible illusion…

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Related… These astounding audio illusions prove that you can’t trust your ears

How to get right up in a stranger’s face and take their picture even if you’re shy

August 25, 2014 | No comments

Street photography results in some of the most intriguing photos that exist. And sometimes you’re left wondering how a photographer was able to get away with snapping photos of strangers like that. It seems like it could be really awkward as soon as someone realized they’re being documented without their permission.

But here’s a simple trick to get rid of all the potential discomfort of simply pointing your camera at a stranger and snapping their picture…

Now, no matter how shy you are, you too can be a total creep…I mean street photographer.

Waffle iron reheats pizza perfectly…so let’s try EVERY other fast food in there, too

August 24, 2014 | No comments

The guys at Foodbeast heard that folding pizza over and sticking it in a waffle iron makes for excellent leftovers. After testing and confirming, they decided…why not try this with all other fast foods, too…