• Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Learn How to Brew Beer in Five Minutes

    Beer expert Charlie "The Pope of Foam" Bamforth explains the art and science of brewing beer in just five minutes. Bamforth is a serious beer buff -- the professor at UC Davis teaches "Malting and Brewing Science" and filmed the video at the school's pilot brewery. See Bamforth's tips after the jump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    With the Rolling Jubilee, Debt Activists Strike a Nerve

    Long before the curtain goes up on the Rolling Jubilee's kick-off telethon tonight, it was clear that the event's organizers have struck a nerve. The Rolling Jubilee, a project of the debt-activist group Strike Debt, an outgrowth of Occupy Wall Street and the people behind the Debt Resistors Operat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Mug Froths Beer at Touch of a Button

    Touch the button on this novelty beer mug and your beer seethes. Fun for the whole family? And no battery required.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Here Is Your Mesmerizing Subway Video of the Day

    Add this to your collection of things posted on YouTube that happened on the New York City subway this year. This one, "Zilla March," is from a group called The Next Level Squad; they're doing a Brooklyn-bred mix of street dancing and contorting called flexing. The gas masks do give us pause, and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2011

    UC Davis Students Silently Protest Chancellor Linda Katehi [VIDEO]

    Yesterday, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi attended a press conference to discuss the pepper spraying of a group of passive students. After a long delay, Katehi eventually left the building where the press conference was being held and was confronted by an unknown number of silent students sitting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2011

    Police Officer Douses Protesters at UC Davis With Pepper Spray [VIDEO]

    The above video was posted to YouTube yesterday evening, and it shows UCD Police Lt. John Pike pepper spraying a line of peaceful protesters at UC Davis. BoingBoing describes the officer's casual nature "as if he's dousing a row of bugs with insecticide," and Gawker agreed, saying Pike's behavior w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    The Story Behind Last Night's Verizon Building 99% Projections

    ​For many Occupy Wall Street Day of Action participants, the highlight of the evening was a series of "bat signal" pro-OWS messages projected on a building bearing Verizon's name. Yesterday, the Voice's Steven Thrasher wrote about the series of Occupy Wall Street related messages on a build ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2011

    Bye Bye, "Bye Bye, Bunga Bunga" Headlines

    ​As we reported yesterday, Silvio Berlusconi resigned as Italy's prime minister. News outlets around the world clamored to give their own unique, measured perspective on his exit. More specifically, they all got to finally use that "Bye Bye, Bunga Bunga" headline they had been sitting on for y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2011

    Bo Diddley's Son Arrested for Occupying Bo Diddley Community Plaza

    ​Ellas Anthony McDaniel, the son of legendary rhythm and blues artist Bo Diddley, was arrested Friday morning in a park named after his father while participating in the Gainesville, Florida offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protests. The Independent Florida Alligator reports four protesters, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2011

    Japanese Motorcycle is Fueled by Feces; This Shit Might Save the World

    via​In the search for renewable energy, humans have dug through Earth, split atoms, and harnessed the Sun. Have we been flushing the solution to our fuel problems all along? Japanese toilet manufacturer Toto, creators of this remarkable product, have made a motorized tricycle with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Matthias Poehm, Hero, Establishes Political Party to Destroy PowerPoint

    ​Everybody hates PowerPoint. There is no disputing this. The only thing anyone has ever learned from a PowerPoint presentation is the fact that PowerPoint is worthless. Most of us just weakly accept that we can't escape Microsoft's juggernaut and continue to live in a world where animated tran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Atheists Have the Best Sex

    ​Today in sex studies: You will have much better sex if you are not religious, if by religious you mean the type of person who is plagued with guilt both during and for weeks, maybe even years, after sex because SEX IS BAD. This is the lesson we may take from the Daily Mail's examination of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    One-Celled Protozoa Will Have Sex Inside a Cat Before Killing You

    ​Each week, Death by Science will use the latest scientific research and news from the world of nature and technology to figure out exactly how you are going to die. Our findings have been proven to be 100 percent accurate*. SPOILER ALERT: This week, you will die after a one-celled organism dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch Postponed

    ​ The much-awaited final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour has been put on hold for 48 hours. Mission STS-134's launch was to be attended by Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly's wife Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, President Obama, and an estimated 700,000 spectators. It was scrubbed due to an issue wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Where Were You Circumcised?: State Department Passport Application is Impossible

    ​A new Biographical Questionnaire has been proposed by the State Department for some passport applicants and it's completely confounding. Form DS-5513 (catchy, right?) requests such information as the address of your mother's residence one year before your birth, the names, addresses and phone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    This Is the Sound a Baby Penguin Makes When It Is Tickled

    In this day and age, it is common that many of the key mysteries of life are solved via YouTube videos. "What does a baby penguin sounds like when being tickled?" is clearly one. "What is bumblefoot?" remains unsolved by this video, however, which is why we will tell you that Cookie's ailment is "a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Government Shutdown Totally Messin' With Space Shuttle Launch

    ​The government will possibly shutdown tonight at midnight, and you've surely read about how this will affect your life. Tax refunds may be delayed, which is annoying, but the IRS is good for it, right? National parks will close, but everyone knows Yosemite doesn't get poppin' till late May. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2011

    The 5 Bodily Fluids That Can Transmit HIV (Video)

    5 Bodily Fluids (2011) public service announcement from jason wishnow on Vimeo. I actually didn't know all of these! This is servicey. Slightly gross, but servicey. [via BoingBoing] [] [@_rosiegray]

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Canadian Prime Minister Renames Government After Himself

    "You gotta admit it's catchy!"​Forget everything you know about the Government of Canada. (We'll wait.) Forgotten? Good, because CBC News reports that the Government of Canada has been officially renamed "The Harper Government" by Prime Minister/re-branding expert Stephen Harper. All official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Man Heroically Saves Kids Trapped in Manhole, Reports Man's PCP Hallucination

    Artist's rendering of the man's self-image​Firefighters in Gilbert, Arizona pulled a naked man from a manhole, KPHO reports. He was high on PCP, marijuana, and mushrooms, or as it is commonly referred to nowadays, "winning." He told police he thought he heard children trapped in the manhole an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Lasers Made From Gin and Tonic; Let's Get Drunk and Do Science!

    ​Ever order a gin and tonic, only to watch the bartender take his sweet time? Don't you just want to fry the bastard with a laser? Good news! You can make a laser out of the very gin and tonic he is taking forever to mix. Popular Mechanics has the process of how to turn happy hour into laser h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Good Morning, Here's Someone Falling Off a Cliff

    Straight from the streets of YouTube, here's a helmet camera video of a gnarly dude falling down a rock face. Don't worry, he (probably) survives!

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Watch a Chipmunk in Slow Motion

    Closing out the week in "Adorable Animals in Slow Motion," here's a chipmunk doing chipmunky things (watch for the hair-tousle at 17 seconds) in, of course, slow motion. This offers incontrovertible evidence that things done by adorable animals are even more adorable when filmed at 400 frames per se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2011

    Demon Cat is Definitely the Most Terrifying Thing You'll See Today

    This must be fake, right? Please let it be fake.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Worst Ex-Boyfriend Ever Handcrafts "Vibrator Bomb" for Christmas

    This guy! Via The Smoking Gun​Oh, God help. You think you're having a nice, pleasant, snowy news day, just talking about abortions and bed bugs, and then all of a sudden some mullety creep appears who "fixed up" a Christmas gift vibrator real nice for his ex-girlfriend so that it would explode ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    TSA Confiscates Nail Clippers from U.S. Soldier But Lets Him Keep Assault Rifle

    ​This pretty much says it all. The state of the TSA is...fucked. Via Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing, an anonymous U.S. soldier returning from Afghanistan has shared the tale of going through airport security with 233 of his heavily armed, assault rifle- and machine gun-toting colleagues. While th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    The Ten Worst Moments On Girl Talk's All Day

    Greg Gillis in Williamsburg, summer of 2009. Photo by Sam Horine.​By now you've heard All Day, the fifth full length LP from Pittsburg's Greg Gillis--or, as he's known on chaotic, fan-filled stages around the world, Girl Talk. The record was released to minimal fanfare, at the low price of fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2010

    Reviewing Whisky Made From Diabetics' Urine

    Mmmmmm​It's like your mother always said: you don't know if you like it until you try it. Think about how much you enjoy brussels sprouts now. And they sort of smell like pee, too! BoingBoing was kind enough to point us in the direction of the special Gilpin Family single malt blend, which is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Bull Escapes Ring, Briefly Extracting Revenge for Years of Humiliating "Red Cape Incidents"

    ​Here is video of a bull at a bullfight in Tafalla, Spain, as the animal escapes from the ring and into the crowd, resulting in injuries to some 40 people. This comes right at the time Spain is considering whether or not to outlaw bullfighting. Political stunt? Or just a bull pulling his versi ... More >>

  • Screens

    November 15, 2005

    You've Got News

    Delivered by email daily, 'Today's Papers' often eclipses the newspapers it summarizes

  • Screens

    March 29, 2005

    I'm Bait, Bitch!

    When requesting term paper help via IM, don't forget that you might be fucking with a comedy writer

  • Music

    March 9, 2004