Discover The Truly Grim History Behind The Fairy Tale Of Hansel And Gretel
When a great famine struck Europe in 1314, mothers abandoned their children and in some cases, even ate them. Scholars believe that these tragedies gave birth to the story of Hansel and Gretel.
Parrots Removed From UK Wildlife Park After They Started Swearing At Customers
Zoo removes potty-mouthed parrots from display after birds keep cursing at visitors. Lincolnshire Wildlife Park adopted the five parrots (Billy, Elsie, Eric, Jade, and Tyson) in mid-August.
Here It Is: The Spectacular Footage of NASA Touching Down on an Asteroid
Want a little reminder of how amazingly clever we humans can be? Yesterday, from a distance of more than 320 million kilometres (200 million miles) away, NASA scientists piloted a spacecraft to gently touch down on a spinning asteroid, collecting a sample of surface rubble to bring back home to Eart
The Witches Remake Is a Silly Comedy for Kids Who Aren’t Afraid of the Dark
Roald Dahl’s The Witches was terrifying as both a novel and as a high-camp ‘90s horror-comedy. It presented, quite frankly, a world full of child-hating witches whose sole purpose in life was to exterminate young people.
Cornell student strips during thesis presentation to protest professor
A Cornell University senior stripped to her bra and underwear during her thesis presentation — and got two dozen others to join in — to protest her professor’s contention the week before that her clothing was inappropriate.
Run Amok With ‘Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game’
Can you and your friends–with the help of Binx–outwit the Sanderson sisters? Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game is a game for 2-6 players, ages 8 and up, and takes about 30 minutes to play. It retails for $24.99 and is available now from Ravensburger and other retailers.
Merriam-Webster App Tells You Which Words Were First Printed the Year You Were Born
Smoking gun. Life support. Alternative music. Heimlich maneuver. Probiotic. What do those words and phrases have in common? They all saw print for the first time in 1974â€”the year I was born.
If This NASA Spacecraft Can Avoid “Mount Doom,” It Might Nab A Bit of Asteroid
The probe, called OSIRIS-REx, is about as big as a 15-passenger van, and it needs to land for just 5 to 10 seconds on specific spot inside a boulder-strewn crater.
Dominatrix Causes A Stir After She’s Spotted Walking Man On A Leash Through Fancy Grocery Store
Shoppers at a grocery store in Los Angeles were shocked to witness a kinky public display of a dominatrix taking her submissive out, on all fours, to stock up on goods.
Contagion Cubes 3D virus & bacteria art displays different maladies
You don’t want to catch any of these illnesses, but you’ll love the way the Contagion Cubes 3D virus & bacteria art looks. Suspending each of the viruses and bacteria in midair, the Contagion Cubes display maladies.
They Found the Space Station Leak… Using Tea Leaves
In what sounds like a strange act of divination, the current crew of the International Space Station just used a tea bag to identity a pesky leak that’s been allowing air to escape from the station. Here’s how we got here.
Pufferfish may be carving mysterious ‘crop circles’ near Australia
Japan’s white-spotted pufferfish are renowned for producing complex, ringed patterns in the sand. Now, 5,500 kilometers away in Australia, scientists have discovered what appear to be dozens more of these creations.
A mini ‘Pong’ arcade machine is on the way
Atari and UNIS have teamed up for another Pong arcade machine you can play at home, albeit one that’s much smaller than UNIS’ coffee table-sized analog models. The Mini Pong Jr has a 7.9-inch LCD screen and two classic dial controls so you can play with a friend.
Well Mannered Goat Politely Knocks Before Coming Into the House Through a Tiny Doggy Door
A resident goat in Mendooran, New South Wales, Australia, decided make his way into the house in the same manner in which other pets gain entrance – by using the doggy door.
Dunkin Donuts releases new Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut, and actual humans are eating it
“Nuggets are on notice,” Dunkin Donuts declares in a press release, while also urging sandwiches and tacos to heed their warning. The Massachusetts-based donut and coffee company is celebrating Halloween with a new Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut.
Futuristic Jet Pack Man Seen Zooming Around Los Angeles – Again!
A man in a jet pack buzzing commercial planes would be the story of the year, in any other year. In 2020, however, this may be the most normal story yet. A man in a jet pack has been reported in the skies around Los Angeles, for the second time in recent weeks.
Couple finds 60 bottles of 1920’s bootleg whiskey in secret walls of NY home
Old homes usually have a couple of secrets hiding behind their walls, but they’re usually not this boozy. A couple in upstate New York made what they call a “wild discovery” when they uncovered what appears to be an old bootlegger’s supply hidden in the walls of their house.
Surfing Exploding During Pandemic, Shops Can’t Keep Boards In Stock!
Shreddin’ the gnar is taking off during the pandemic … TMZ Sports has learned surfing has EXPLODED while people try to have fun while social distancing!!! We spoke with several of the country’s biggest surf shops and board manufacturers this week …
Family STEM Fun with Discovery Kids #Mindblown Solar Robot Creation Kit
A, our fourth grader, has gained a steady love of STEM-related toys over the past year. He is particularly fond of anything where he gets to build something with movable parts like vehicles and catapults.
Parents name baby after internet provider in exchange for 18-years’ free WiFi
Two new parents have taken up an internet provider’s offer of free WiFi for 18 years in exchange for naming their baby in honour of the company.
14 Movies To Watch During AMC FearFest 2020
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Asteroid Could Hit U.S. Day Before Election
Neil deGrasse Tyson is waring earthlings, an asteroid may be heading for our planet before election day, but it’s probably not going to kill us … but maybe something else will. He goes on to say it could have a brush with Earth at an ominous time … “It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov.
Is the universe infinite?
First, it’s still possible the universe is finite. All we know for sure (mostly for sure) is that it’s bigger than we can observe, essentially because the farthest edges of the universe we can see don’t look like edges. The observable universe is still huge, but it has limits.
The Viral “Unflattering Dog Photo Challenge” Is The Wholesome And Hilarious Trend We Needed
In dog owner world, there’s been a hilarious new trend taking over the internet, and it’s quite simply known as “The Unflattering Dog Photo Challenge.” The idea is pretty simple.
Hum a tune into your phone and Google will find it. Here’s how to try it now
It happens all the time — you get a song stuck in your head, try to hum it to friends and no one has a clue what you’re talking about. You continue thinking about it until you finally hear a snatch of it again — from a TV show, the radio or a store.
Florida Police Exhume Woman’s Body After 45 Years to Help Crack Cold Case
It sounds like a scene straight out of the popular forensics crime drama, CSI. Florida police exhumed the body of an unidentified woman found dead floating in a canal 45 years ago using new DNA technology and the help of a forensic anthropologist to held crack the decades-long cold case.
Tokyo opens adults-only theme park, complete with porn stars
The five-storey theme park in Kabukicho, called SOD Land, has been designed by Japanese adult film producer Soft on Demand (SOD), which has dubbed it the “amusement park for adults”. The theme park is only open to guests aged 18 and over, and each floor has a different theme.
15 Famous Typos in First Editions
To err is human, and we’ve all done it, especially in the form of a typographical error.
You Can Buy These Screen-Used Puppets From Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer—But Bring Your Checkbook
If you ever have trouble getting into the holiday spirit, settling in to watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer usually takes care of the problem.
A Disturbing Twinkie That Has, So Far, Defied Science
Last week, craving sweets, Colin Purrington remembered the Twinkies. He’d purchased them back in 2012 for sentimental reasons when he heard that Hostess Brands was going bankrupt and Twinkies might disappear forever.
Star Trek TV Shows Are Planned Out For The Next 6 Years
Writer and producer Alex Kurtzman states he has mapped out his Star Trek TV shows with CBS until 2027. Two new shows are currently in development. Writer, director, and producer Alex Kurtzman has stated that he has a six-year plan for the future of his Star Trek television series for CBS.
How to conquer the dread of pandemic winter
There’s one simple principle that’s highly effective at making us feel better, psychologists say. I’m going to go out on a limb and say you’re probably dreading this winter. We know it’s going to be harder to socialize outdoors as the weather gets colder.
NASA Says 3 Asteroids Will Fly Past Earth on Wednesday, With One As Big As Statue of Liberty
Three asteroids will fly past the Earth on Wednesday at a relatively close—albeit safe—distance, with one of them measuring about the same size as the Statue of Liberty, data from NASA’s Center for Near Earth Studies (CNEOS) shows.
A Flight Attendant On TikTok Revealed The Grossest Parts Of An Airplane, And You Should Know All Of Them
Flight attendant hack. GROSS things on airplane. #flightattendants #fyp #flightattendantlife #lifehack #travelhacks Flight attendant hack. GROSS things on airplane. #flightattendants #fyp #flightattendantlife #lifehack #travelhacks
Top Ramen offering $10,000 for ‘Chief Noodle Officer’
Oct. 13 (UPI) — The makers of Top Ramen announced they are seeking a “Chief Noodle Officer” to get paid $10,000 to help develop and test new ramen noodle soup recipes.
The Moon and Venus Will Have a Close Encounter Tonight. Here’s How to See It.
The month of our moon not abiding by best social distancing practices continues on the morning of October 13. Venus is going to have a close pass with the moon that morning. They’ll also still be in close proximity the following morning, on October 14.
A mini moon about to orbit Earth may actually be a piece of space junk from the 1960s
An asteroid likely to get caught in Earth’s orbit and become a “mini moon” for several months may in fact not be an asteroid at all. Dubbed 2020 SO, the object is on track to be pulled into Earth’s orbit in the coming weeks and circle the planet until it returns to its own track.
Harry Reid Confirms Federal Government Covered Up UFOs For Years
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) confirmed that the U.S. government has been hiding key details about UFOs for years.
Pair of Giant Cradling Hands Suspend a Golden Bridge in the Bà Nà Hills Near Da Nang, Vietnam
Amongst the Annamese Mountains outside of Da Nang, Vietnam sits a bridge that appears to be suspended by a pair of giant, cradling hands made of stone that were made to look aged by the sun.
Air Fryer Hot Dogs Are the Platonic Ideal of Gas Station Roller Dogs
When I first heard someone rave about their “air fryer” and touting its calorie-cutting abilities, I lost interest almost immediately. I simply do not care about things like that.
Portugal. the Man, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Team Up for ‘Who’s Gonna Stop Me’
Portugal. the Man have joined forces with “Weird Al” Yankovic for “Who’s Gonna Stop Me,” a new single in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.
Architects are building floating neighborhoods on city canals to create affordable housing for students
They double as diving boards.
The Delightful, Painful Nostalgia of Radio Archives
Hyper-personalized, algorithmic music services promise to deliver the exact music you want, exactly when you want it. But radio, with its illusion of serendipity and its DJ-driven commentary, is a collective sound; millions of people could be hearing the exact same thing at once.
Don’t Miss Your Socially Distanced Date With Mars
Stargazers perk up — Mars is getting big and bright the coming week, as the sun, Earth and Mars line up close to a new moon on the night of Oct. 13. The event that happens about every two years is called “opposition” in astronomy terms: the sun and Mars on opposite sides of Earth.
10+ Funniest And Most Ingenious Things You Can Find In Your Hotel Room
The hospitality business is a dog eat dog world. All hotels try to come up with innovative ways to attract and impress their guests. These hosting resorts have gone the extra mile to surprise their tenants with witty humor and little decorative touches that go a long way.
How to Get Your Kid to Stop Whining
I’m just going to say it: There are few sounds on Earth more annoying than the sound of a young child whining. It doesn’t matter what actual words are involved; when they hit that high-pitched tone—the tone that makes skin crawl—it’s bad. Psychologist and parenting coach Dr.
US Army trials augmented reality goggles for dogs
The US Army has shown off augmented reality goggles for combat dogs, designed to let them receive orders at a distance. The technology, made by a firm called Command Sight, is managed by the US Army Research Laboratory.
Woman Takes Bar Exam While in Labor, Gives Birth, Then Finishes Test
Brianna Hill knew she’d be pregnant while taking her final test toward becoming a lawyer, but when the coronavirus pandemic changed the timing, she suddenly realized just how pregnant she would be. That date was then moved to October.