Stunning iceberg crumbles into the sea, is astonishingly beautiful…until the scream

July 29, 2014 | 3 comments

Rick and Wanda Stead were passing by a beautiful iceberg in Newfoundland, Canada, when it suddenly gave way. When Wanda realized Rick was too entranced by the spectacle to start their boat and move them to safety, she went a little crazy…

Of course, if any of us were in her shoes, staring down a giant tidal wave, we’d have done the same thing.

Massive fish attacks fisherman, steals his gear 80 feet underwater

July 28, 2014 | No comments

As Arif Sabir was spearfishing 80 feet down off the coast of Florida, the hunter became the hunted. A fearless goliath grouper snuck up close, and then as Sabir tried to swim out of reach, it attacked.

Sabir was unharmed, but the same can’t be said for his stuff…or the fish that was on the end of his spear at the time…

Creationist says all aliens are going to hell, Neil deGrasse Tyson has 3 words for him

July 28, 2014 | 19 comments

In an article for his followers last week, creationist Ken Ham expressed his strong disbelief in the existence of aliens, since “The Bible…teaches that earth was specially created, that it is unique and the focus of God’s attention.”

He’s confident enough in their nonexistence that he believes looking for them is sin, because “the search for extraterrestrial life is really driven by man’s rebellion against God.”

BUT if aliens do exist, they’re screwed…

You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation. One day, the whole universe will be judged by fire…

So what does eminent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson say in response to this hypothesis?

Incredibly close lightning strike completely warrants this British guy’s *shocked* response

July 23, 2014 | No comments

In Warwick, England, Mark Hardy was standing outside during a storm to see if he could capture any good footage of lightning. And did he ever.

He tells us in the video that if the lightning strikes him, it was nice knowing us, but judging by his hilarious and strongly worded response he still wasn’t quite expecting it this close…

(NSFW language, but that’s OK, because he sounds like Wallace from Wallace and Gromit.)

Tylenol works…but scientists have no idea how

July 22, 2014 | No comments

We’ve all taken Tylenol and felt its wonderful headache-reducing power. But despite the drug’s effectiveness and popularity, scientists still don’t know what it’s doing inside us. They have some theories, but that’s about it…

(via Laughing Squid)

This looks like an oil spill right off the California coast, but no — it’s millions of fish…

July 17, 2014 | No comments

When a huge school of anchovy showed up last week near Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California, staff and graduate students from UC-San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography got out their cameras and jumped in the water to capture the incredible phenomenon…

20 Sex Myths Debunked

July 15, 2014 | No comments

Over the years, thanks to urban legend, prudishness, and bad science, many people have believed some very strange things about sex. In this video, Dr. Aaron Carroll looks at a few of these and applies actual data.

As he says at the beginning, “Fair warning here. This is…about sex. If you think that’s inappropriate or it’s not your thing, it’s probably a good idea to turn this off now.”

For the rest of you…

The British electrical plug is far better than the American or any other plug. Here’s why…

July 8, 2014 | 4 comments

British comedian, speaker, and writer Tom Scott makes a relatively mundane object surprisingly fascinating as he convincingly tells us why the British electrical plug is amazing…

Previously from Tom Scott… This simple rule change makes Jenga faster, funnier, and a lot more exciting