How to Catch a Rabbit Using a Venomous Snake

Have you ever needed to catch a wild rabbit? Here’s how: Step #1 – Find a deadly snake . . . (Via: 22 Words) [Read more…]

Where Are You Most Likely to Run Over a Deer?

In some states, a deer crossing sign serves as a warning. But if you live in South Dakota, Iowa, or Michigan, the signs serve as foreshadowing for your inevitable fate. Using its claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, State Farm calculated the chances of a motorist striking a deer [Read More…]

The Real ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Wasn’t in Texas, Didn’t Involve a Chainsaw, and Wasn’t a Massacre

Film critic J.C. Maçek III examines the urban legend behind The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the real story of it’s inspiration, Ed Gein: Although Gein is sometimes referred to as a “serial killer”, he was only ever proven to have killed two people (his crimes were more of the “grave robbing” sort), there is absolutely no evidence [Read More…]

This Hatchet-wielding Homeless Hitchhiker is a Hero

In what will likely go down as one of the most bizarre stories of 2013, a hatchet-wielding homeless hitchhiker saves the day by stopping an attack by a racist who thinks he’s Jesus Christ. [Read more…]

The Social Norm of Leaving the Toilet Seat Down: A Game Theoretic Analysis

The Social Norm of Leaving the Toilet Seat Down: A Game Theoretic Analysis: The issue of whether the toilet seat should be left up or down after use seemingly generates a lot of passion among the parties concerned, however, scientific inquiries into the matter are almost non-existent. Notable exceptions are Choi (2002) and Harter (2005). [Read More…]

Dead Human Skin Helps Clean the Air

Human beings are large ozone sinks: The dead cells that slough off your skin every day pile up in the dust that collects around your home. But this grimy-sounding stuff actually helps clean the air indoors, according to new research. Oil associated with dead skin cells removes the pollutant ozone, a molecule made up of [Read More…]

Dothraki Beats Out Yiddish

Weird fact of the week: Dothraki, the language spoken by a race of pseudo-Mongol nomadic warriors in the HBO series “Game of Thrones”, is now heard by more people each week than Yiddish, Navajo, Inuit, Basque, and Welsh combined. [Read more…]

How Forks Gave Us Overbites

Bee Wilson, author of Consider the Fork, on how historical changes in the ways we cook and eat have dramatically altered public health—and our teeth: Until around 250 years ago in the West, archaeological evidence suggests that most human beings had an edge-to-edge bite, similar to apes. In other words, our teeth were aligned liked [Read More…]

How to Have a Stylish Baptism

On behalf of my fellow Texans and my fellow Baptists, I’d like apologize for the following video. Now I know how Italians from New Jersey feel. (Via: Byzantine, TX) [Read more…]

The British Have Invaded 90% Of The World

When it comes to invading foreign lands, no one does it better than the British: Every schoolboy used to know that at the height of the empire, almost a quarter of the atlas was coloured pink, showing the extent of British rule. But that oft recited fact dramatically understates the remarkable global reach achieved by [Read More…]