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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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25 Episodes That Changed Television

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:09 AM PDT

Television sometimes changes all at once. A single episode makes waves, and it drags the entire medium forward with it.

Catfished By Jacob Wohl

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:09 AM PDT

How a Texas oil heiress got scammed  —  and then seduced  —  by Twitter's most inept Trump-loving troll.

Guy Finds Out What Happens When You Pour Liquid Nitrogen Directly Into The Ocean

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 04:57 PM PDT

We're not sure what we expected, but it wasn't this.

Get Your Business Running Smoothly With This Free ProSupport Deal From Dell Small Business

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 04:47 AM PDT

If you're getting a new computer, you want to get the absolute most out of it, which is why Dell Small Business is offering its ProSupport service for free for up to 3 years when you buy a new business PC. That's 24/7 access to technical engineers, onsite repair and more to keep your computer and your business running smoothly.

Fan Jumps On Stage With Rapper, Gets Absolutely Annihilated By Security Guard

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:09 AM PDT

The security guy at rapper Lil Mosey's show in New Zealand has clearly been waiting for this moment for a long time, and he really went all in. His moment in the limelight is short lived as the security guard pushes him off stage.

Sex, Drugs And Mosquitoes

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 08:17 AM PDT

To stop malaria, Flaminia Catteruccia wants to medicate — not annihilate — the world's mosquitoes.

Meet Malta's Popeye Village  —  A Film Set-Turned-Town

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 08:17 AM PDT

Built as a backdrop for the 1980 cult film "Popeye", this seaside village is a quirky time capsule of a cinematic past.

Death-Defying Stuntman Backflips Across An Alley From One Roof To Another

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:50 AM PDT

Alireza Japalaghy is either extremely talented or extremely lucky.

The 25 Cities With The Most Days Of Pleasant Weather Per Year, Visualized

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 11:25 AM PDT

If you're not a fan of heat or extremely cold weather, here are the cities that are the best to live in.

The $100,000 Harp That Rules The World

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:30 AM PDT

Each harp made by Lyon & Healy in Chicagowill be handled by 35 people  –  woodworkers, gilders, artists – in the course of its construction.

Whoever Wrecked This Car Really Didn't Think Through The Evidence Left Behind

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 01:41 PM PDT

This is going to be a helluva awkward conversation between neighbors in the morning.

I Used Cash At Amazon's Cashless Store And I'm So Sorry, Rahim

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 08:17 AM PDT

"Welcome to Amazon Go," a cheery man told me, explaining that there were two ways I could shop at the retail giant's automated convenience store. "Oh, I was going to pay cash," I said. And then it got weird.

Are McMansions Making People Any Happier?

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:03 AM PDT

Homes have gotten bigger, but Americans aren't any more pleased with the extra space.

This Sous Vide Cooker Lets You Whip Up Meals Like A Professional Chef

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 04:47 AM PDT

Sous vide is a technique that eliminates overcooking by heating and circulating water in a pot — and this Sous Vide Power Precision Cooker ensures you get perfectly cooked food every time. Get it now for 80% off, just $39.99.

A Retired Navy SEAL Offers Tip On Developing Situational Awareness

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 06:00 PM PDT

Crisis management professional Clint Emerson espouses the benefits of increasing your attentiveness: not only will it improve your memory but increase your preparedness if the worst does occur.

The First Woman To Drive Across The US

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:03 AM PDT

In an age when driving is the next frontier, a 22-year-old mother tries to become the first woman to drive cross-country. Riding into mysterious pre-highway terrain, she rewrites history and faces betrayal closer than she ever imagined.

Stephen Colbert Reveals What Was Written On Trump's Secret Agreement With Mexico

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:48 AM PDT

"Mexico hereby promises to provide asylum to any US president fleeing the FBI, shall hide him under the name 'Donaldo 'El Guapo' Trumpistador,' and furnish him with unlimited chalupas."

The Rediscovery Of The World's Most Expensive Painting

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:03 AM PDT

How do you lose a $450 million newly discovered Leonardo? In the murky Middle Eastern waters, nothing is quite crystal clear.

Girl's Abdominal Blockage Reportedly Caused By Hundreds Of Undigested Boba Pearls

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 08:17 AM PDT

Boba pearls are typically made of tapioca, but some boba manufacturers use other thickeners or even preservatives and that can lead to constipation or gastrointestinal issues.

Why Apple Is Being Sued For Billions

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 12:49 PM PDT

There are far-reaching implications for the rest of the technology sector if Apple loses.

Father's Day Pick: A Classic Pocket Knife Fit For Dad Jeans

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 04:47 AM PDT

Does Dad need a new pocket knife? This 2.75-inch model from Case Knives has a nice large spear blade paired with a smaller pen blade for a variety of tasks. Plus, the cattle bone handle looks and feels wonderful.

Get Your Business Running Smoothly With This Free ProSupport Deal From Dell Small Business

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 04:47 AM PDT

If you're getting a new computer, you want to get the absolute most out of it, which is why Dell Small Business is offering its ProSupport service for free for up to 3 years when you buy a new business PC. That's 24/7 access to technical engineers, onsite repair and more to keep your computer and your business running smoothly.

Feast Your Eyes On Real Gameplay From The Next Big 'Pokémon' Games

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 04:47 AM PDT

If "Pokémon GO" and "Detective Pikachu" haven't been enough to give your inner child Poké-fever, seeing the lush details of "Pokémon: Sword" & "Shield" before they hit the Switch this November just might.

AI Listened To People's Voices. Then It Generated Their Faces

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:30 AM PDT

Have you ever constructed a mental image of a person you've never seen, based solely on their voice? AI can now do that, generating a digital image of a person's face using only a brief audio clip for reference.

A Fascinating Explanation Of What A Gaffer Actually Does On A Movie Set

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 07:55 AM PDT

Gaffer. Best boy. Key grip. Lots of the jobs listed in movie credits are fairly inscrutable, but after watching this you'll know what a gaffer does (and just how important they are).

Tom Hanks Gets Tested On His Knowledge Of Spades, Passes With Flying Colors

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:03 AM PDT

Meanwhile, Tim Allen is the epitome of discomfort in this interview.

'A Horrifying Reality': An Oral History Of Coming Out On Wall Street

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 04:47 AM PDT

"Every night was ACT UP and every day was Wall Street, and it was tearing me apart."

Jon Stewart Blasts Congress For Their Shoddy Attendance At 9/11 Victims Fund Hearing In Powerful Statement

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 10:52 AM PDT

"[Your] callous indifference and rank hypocrisy... costs these men and women their most precious commodity: time. It's the one thing they are running out of."

New Space Telescopes Could Look Like Giant Beach Balls

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:03 AM PDT

Inflatable balloon reflectors could peer into deep space, scanning for signs of water, at a fraction of the cost of a traditional telescope.

Adrift In The Arctic

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:03 AM PDT

Nowhere on earth is warming as fast. Scientists will spend a year trapped in sea ice to understand what that means for the world.

This Very Big, Extremely Large Rock Is A Mecca For UFO Enthusiasts

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 12:49 PM PDT

Someone has even lived underneath it, Patrick Star-style.

Spotify Mashes Music And Short Podcasts Into A New Playlist For Your Miserable Commute

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:03 AM PDT

Spotify is leaning even harder into that whole "reinvent the radio" vibe. Today, the music streaming company released a new playlist called "Your Daily Drive" that uses an algorithm to mash together short-form podcasts and music.

Christine Sinclair Is The World Cup's Quietest Megastar

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 04:47 AM PDT

The unassuming Canadian striker on the verge of becoming the greatest international soccer scorer ever.

Octavia Spencer Talks About How Keanu Reeves Rescued Her Before She Was Famous

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 02:22 PM PDT

This interview of Spencer by Meredith Vieira is from a while ago, but it just goes to show the goodness that is Keanu Reeves is timeless.

How Virtual Reality Was Used To Help Design The Glass Office Fights In 'John Wick: Chapter 3'

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 04:47 AM PDT

For director Chad Stahelski's "John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum," it was determined that the glass office fight between Wick and a group of ninjas would need something more than just concept art to flesh out the design and action. And that extra something was VR, orchestrated by concept illustrator Alex Nice.

'None Of This Happened The Way You Think It Did'

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 04:57 PM PDT

For years, the clients of a Colorado funeral home kept their loved ones' cremated remains. Then the FBI called.

Ah, So This Is How The Swedish Show Their Patriotism

Posted: 10 Jun 2019 10:35 AM PDT

For love of country and BILLY bookcases.

Scientists Find Mystery Mass Under Moon's Surface

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 06:00 PM PDT

The mass of the metal "anomaly" beneath the moon's largest crater is five times greater than the big island of Hawaii.

How Iconic LGBTQ Magazine 'Out' Almost Died

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:03 AM PDT

Out magazine couldn't pay freelancers and nearly went bust during Pride Month.

Delivery Man Notices Doorbell Camera, Leaves A Nice Surprise For Homeowner

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 08:55 AM PDT

Whoever this man is, we salute you, kind sir.

This Deepfake Of Mark Zuckerberg Tests Facebook's Fake Video Policies

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 06:00 PM PDT

A fake video of Mark Zuckerberg giving a sinister speech about the power of Facebook has been posted to Instagram. The company previously said it would not remove this type of video.

I Wrote This On A 30-Year-Old Computer — And It Was Awesome

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 12:29 PM PDT

Back then, computing was an accompaniment to life, rather than the sieve through which all ideas and activities must filter. That makes using this 30-year-old device a surprising joy, one worth longing for on behalf of what it was at the time, rather than for the future it inaugurated.

Google Stadia Hands-On: Near-Flawless 'Doom Eternal' Running On A Chromebook

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 02:41 PM PDT

Google came to E3 this year to demo its latest version of Stadia, and it's quite impressive.

Saving The Planet With Electric Cars Means Strangling This Desert

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 04:57 PM PDT

Mining lithium and copper to supply the battery boom and fight climate change is wrecking a fragile ecosystem in Chile.

Real-Time Ray Tracing, And What It Means For Video Games, Explained

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 11:25 AM PDT

Why is ray tracing such a big deal for video games? How is it different from the way game makers have done things for decades? Let's dive in — and don't worry, we'll try not to get too nerdy.

This Swedish Mining Town Is Sinking — So It's Being Moved

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 02:41 PM PDT

The iron ore mine at Kirunavaara Mountain near the Swedish town of Kiruna is one of the largest in the world. Over the course of a century, miners have dug so many tunnels in the area that Kiruna is literally sinking into the earth.

Vacation Memories Marred By The Indelible Stain Of Racism

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 04:57 PM PDT

The Grand Canyon was breathtaking and I was taking it all in for the last time as the bus drove by. Then a loud voice disturbed the peace of my window gazing.

Here's A Perfect Internet Video, Starring A Dog With A Knife

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 12:29 PM PDT

Gus the dog suffered no ill effects from his knife quest, though he's likely put the fear of god in his owner.

The French Town On The Edge Of A Giant Hole

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 10:14 AM PDT

On the lip of a lush cliff in Aveyron hides a place exempt from logic.

Here's What A $52 Million Ticket To The ISS Will Get You

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 03:52 PM PDT

A trip to space is definitely luxurious, but life in orbit will be anything but.

This Cocker Spaniel Falls Over Like A Fainting Goat Whenever He Is Excited

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 10:14 AM PDT

Peter the pupper has a neurological condition which causes him to randomly fall over, especially when he's worked up about something.

The Queen Of Eating Shellfish Online

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 02:41 PM PDT

Bethany Gaskin is an American mukbang star. Eating giant crab legs for YouTube has made her a millionaire, she says.

5 Incredible Last Minute Father's Day Gifts

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 12:52 PM PDT

Need a gift for Dad on the double? These gifts all benefit from free two-day shipping (or faster) for Amazon Prime Members.

A Surf Style That's Worked For The Last Fifty Years Will Probably Work For The Next Fifty Too

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 12:58 PM PDT

Flint and Tinder's "new" boardshorts are a return to vintage style with durable construction.

This New Cookbook About Breakfast Is Making Us Very Hungry

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 12:55 PM PDT

NYC food writer and BreakfastClub host just put out a book about your first/best meal.