Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Top Stories Today

Top Stories Today

The Bizarre History Of Buca Di Beppo, America's Most Postmodern Italian Chain

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 04:50 AM PDT

How a Lutheran from central Illinois created a genre-defining Italian-American restaurant.

Texas Switch: The Coolest Filmmaking Trick Around?

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 05:52 AM PDT

It's quite possible you've all seen one of the most fun kinds of effects in film and television, and not even realized it.

MLB Pitcher Avoids Line Drive With Reflexes Neo Would Be Jealous Of

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 07:13 AM PDT

​Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh was millimeters away from disaster and/or a broken jaw — and went full "Matrix" to avoid it.

Up Your Style Game With INDOCHINO's Hemsworth Navy Suit

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 04:50 AM PDT

Wherever you're going, the Hemsworth Navy Suit will help you get there. This timeless classic is versatile, stylish, and–of course–made to fit your exact measurements. Use code DIGG at checkout to get 55% off.

The Hotshots Of Helltown

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 07:02 AM PDT

Last fall, when the deadliest blaze in America in a century blew through Northern California, thousands of people — including those in the tiny community of Helltown — were forced to flee. This is the story of four friends who stayed to fight.

Why This Owl Raised A Duckling As Its Own

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 04:50 AM PDT

Wood duck parents don't put all their eggs in one basket — as brood parasites, they place some of their eggs in other birds' nests.

God Among Kids Flosses To Bagpipers Playing 'Mamma Mia'

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 12:19 PM PDT

We are delightfully overwhelmed.

PornHub Is Trying To Save The Bees In The Most PornHub Way Possible

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 02:28 PM PDT

For every view on their new genre of porn, "Beerotica," they will donate hot hard cash to bee-saving charities.

'We're Broke, And Amazon Is Shouting About How Amazing They Are Because Of This Raise'

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 04:50 AM PDT

Last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (net worth: $150 billion) boasted about his company's recent decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour. For some useful perspective on what that means for actual humans, we now bring you the thoughts of a longtime Amazon customer service employee.

Boston Dynamics' SpotMini Robots Can Now Work Together To Haul A Truck

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 12:18 PM PDT

Ask yourself this: How long until they're pulling your casket? (Just kidding, this really cool.)

We Need To Get Ready For GamerGate Politicans

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 07:02 AM PDT

Carl "Sargon of Akkad" Benjamin, one of the original voices of GamerGate, is running for a seat in the European Parliament. He's not a fringe voice — he's becoming the mainstream.

This Modular Desk Organizer Is Going To Give You Back Your Desk Space

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 04:50 AM PDT

With the Ugmonk desk organizer, at least you'll know where your pen and headphones are at all times.

Start A Lucrative Coding Career With This 11-Course Master Bundle

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 04:50 AM PDT

You don't need an expensive degree in computer science to learn to program — this Complete Learn to Code Master Class Bonus Bundle is a comprehensive education in and of itself, covering the most in-demand languages out there including: Python, Ruby, JavaScript and more.

These Brilliant Mechanical Coins Are Glorious Steampunk Magic

Posted: 15 Apr 2019 08:04 AM PDT

But watch out: their bite is a lot worse than their bark.

The Geography Of Online Dating

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 05:52 AM PDT

When looking for love, most people don't look far from home. That's what a big-data analysis of interactions on a dating site revealed.

A 'Globe Of Death' Motorbike Stunt Show Gone Horribly Wrong

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 01:29 PM PDT

The stunt riders and performers involved were uninjured, but, holy cow, this is just scary.

Cops Are Trying To Stop San Francisco From Banning Face Recognition Surveillance

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 07:02 AM PDT

While civil liberties groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are pushing the Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, the San Francisco Police Officers Association has been opposing the bill and pushing its own supporters to send emails to lawmakers demanding the bill be defeated.

How Billie Eilish Became An ASMR Icon

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 05:52 AM PDT

Eilish isn't just a goth-pop icon for disaffected teens. With her whispery vocals and woozy, bass-driven pop, the 17-year-old is becoming uniquely beloved among fans of ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response.

The Way Arctic Geese Chicks Leave Their Clifftop Roosts Is Beyond Brutal

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 02:17 PM PDT

In order to leave their roosts as they grow up, barnacle geese chicks must jump off cliffs hundreds of feet high, bounce off rocky faces and hope to survive. It's brutal as hell.

The US Cities With The Highest And Lowest Percentage Of Kids, Visualized

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 12:54 PM PDT

Children make up less than 20% of the population in cities such as San Francisco and Seattle.

Bystanders Rush To Save A Blind Man Who Fell Onto The Subway Tracks

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 02:28 PM PDT

A few good Samaritans in Bethesda, Maryland work together to lift a blind man off of the tracks. Moments later a train comes barreling through the station.

INDOCHINO's Hemsworth Navy Suit: Only $379 With Code DIGG

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 04:50 AM PDT

Aah, the navy suit, a stylish staple of every gentleman's wardrobe. And now, INDOCHINO's Hemsworth Navy is available for only $379 when you use code DIGG at checkout. So what are you waiting for? Time to suit up.

This Woman Has A Very Specific Secret Talent

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 08:51 AM PDT

She can produce a sound so distinct it takes a second to place it.

The Village Where They Pelt A Man In A Monster Costume With 30 Tons Of Turnips

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 04:50 AM PDT

It's a frigid winter morning in the remote mountain village of Piornal, Spain, and there is mischief afoot. Then the screaming begins.

Not In It To Win It: The Dirty Little Secret Of The Democrats' 2020 Battle

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 06:04 PM PDT

The potential upside can be large for candidates who do not win — whether it's to advance a greater profile or a signature issue or agenda.

A Supercut Of A Ping Pong Player Slamming 'Round-The-Net Shots

Posted: 15 Apr 2019 10:08 AM PDT

Watch as smarts, skill and the element of surprise meet over and over again.

Viruses Have A Secret, Altruistic Social Life

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 09:47 AM PDT

Researchers are beginning to understand the ways in which viruses strategically manipulate and cooperate with one another.

The Cataclysmic Break That (Maybe) Occurred In 1950

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 02:30 PM PDT

Here is the hypothesis: Not so long ago, the very nature of planet Earth suffered a devastating rupture. The break was sudden, global, and irreversible. It happened on a Sunday within living memory.

Is Carrying A Sally Rooney Book The New Instagram Status Symbol?

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 03:41 PM PDT

It's worth noting that Rooney would probably hate to hear her books classified as a symbol of an "Instagram cool girl," because it's antithetical to the ethos her books preach.

Here's A Live Feed Of A Bald Eagle Chilling In Her Nest

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 11:07 AM PDT

Bald eagles are American icons for many reasons. And one of those reasons is they like to hang out around their homes just like we do.

All Out Of Luck

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 06:04 PM PDT

New Chinese restaurants that happen to be named Lucky Cricket, Lucky Cat and Lucky Lee's lead to accusations of cultural appropriation.

Private Groups Might Be The Last Good Thing On Facebook

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 06:04 PM PDT

Private Facebook groups have been a respite from online toxicity, even as the social media giant continues to suck at combating misinformation and abuse.

President Trump Vetoes Resolution Calling To End US Support In Yemen War

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 06:04 PM PDT

In a break with the president, Congress voted for the first time to invoke the War Powers Resolution to try and stop US involvement in a foreign conflict.

James Corden's Parents Watch 'Game Of Thrones' For The Very First Time

Posted: 17 Apr 2019 06:27 AM PDT

They, too, find Bran Stark lurking outside in his wheelchair comically strange.

One Of The Funniest, Cleverest Soccer Goals We've Seen In A Long Time

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 07:28 AM PDT

This poor goalkeeper — he'll never live this down.

Someone Has To Clean Up After Broadway's Creative Destruction

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 06:04 PM PDT

When I saw "True West," I was enthralled by the chaotic wreckage it left in the play's wake. How would anyone, save for a skilled team of crime scene cleaners, be able to return this stage to a state of order?

The World's Biggest Electric Vehicle Company Looks Nothing Like Tesla

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 12:42 PM PDT

BYD, which built the battery in your '90s cellphone, now produces more EVs than anyone — and it wants to sell them to you, soon.

In Anti-Choice Hands, Abortion Clinic Inspections Become A Weapon

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 04:49 PM PDT

Anti-abortion activists routinely use words like "violation" and "fail" to describe minor deficiencies at abortion clinics, making some administrative errors look like gross violations of patient safety.

An Extremely On-The-Nose Parody Of A YouTube Prankster Apologizing For Being A Piece Of Garbage

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 02:28 PM PDT

Comedy Central knocked it out of the park with this hilarious sketch about those douchebags who play terrible pranks for YouTube views. Don't forget to like and subscribe!

Why The US Government Just Made Its Own Font

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 02:30 PM PDT

"Public Sans," a sharp new typeface for interface design has been made freely available, courtesy of a somewhat unusual source: the United States federal government.

What To Watch On The Criterion Channel

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 04:49 PM PDT

From early Coen brothers noir to Hollywood studio-era gems to masterpieces of world cinema, the newly launched streaming service is the go-to destination for movie lovers.

The Playboy Bunny, Empowered

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 03:41 PM PDT

At the rebooted Playboy Club, the ears and bustiers are the same, but the women wearing them are, they insist, a different breed.

Microsoft's Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Comes Without A Disc Drive

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 02:30 PM PDT

It will be released on May 7 and will cost $249.99. That makes it the least expensive Xbox One in Microsoft's lineup, $50 less than the standard Xbox One S.

Huge Octopus Latches Onto A Diver And Tries To Eat Their Head

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 09:47 AM PDT

Just to make this all the more terrifying: these creatures can grow up to a 16-foot span and weigh upwards of 110 pounds. After they engulf their prey (mostly crustaceans), they inject them with paralyzing saliva before dismembering them with their beaks.

Each Of These Hoodies Contains Three Cups Of Coffee Grounds And Ten Plastic Bottles

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 01:56 PM PDT

Over-stuffed with nifty details like thumb holes and a zippered kangaroo pouch, these coffee hoodies are legit, and don't smell like coffee.

See The Photos That Didn't Get Used From Notorious B.I.G.'s King Of New York Photo Shoot

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 01:53 PM PDT

The coffee table book "Contact High" details forty years of hip hop in images, contact sheets and interviews.

A Pitcher And Wooden Spoon Can Only Do So Much — Time For A Proper Cocktail Set

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 01:50 PM PDT

Insulated and stainless steel with a teakwood finish, this cocktail set is worthy of your next rocks margarita