Incredible: All These Old, Hideous Politicians Were Once Young and Hot

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/28/16 09:45PM

Turns out politicians are just like us—they were once young and attractive, with their whole lives ahead of them, and now they’re not. Join us on a truly incredible DNC-themed look back at once was, what could have been, and which former cutie you should call “dad” this week on Twitter (it’s Tim Kaine).

Family Turns Mother's Funeral Into "Party," Has Corpse Hold Menthol

Aleksander Chan · 06/12/14 10:40PM

Miriam "Mae Mae" Burbank's two daughters told WGNO in New Orleans that their mother was "full of life" and that they wanted her funeral to be just as lively. A "last party" if you will. So they convinced funeral directors to help stage her body with all of her favorite things: Busch beer, menthols, crossword puzzles, disco lights, and tiny New Orleans Saints helmets.

Paralyzed Student Retrofitted With Cyborg Capabilities In Time For Graduation

Seth Abramovitch · 05/17/11 02:16AM

Austin Whitney, a 22-year-old UC Berkeley grad paralyzed in a 2007 car accident (he got drunk and hit a tree), fulfilled a dream today that most of us would take entirely for granted: He walked seven steps to collect his diploma, with the help of a motorized exoskeleton. Watch the video and be inspired. (And don't drink and drive.) [PopSci]

Woman Survives Seven Weeks on Trail Mix and Snow

Max Read · 05/07/11 04:29PM

Rita Chretien, a Canadian woman who, along with her husband, had gone missing in late March in northwest Nevada was found alive by hunters on Friday, having survived for seven weeks on trail mix and snow.

The 4/20 Weed Cloud That Ate Boulder, CO

Seth Abramovitch · 04/21/11 01:48AM

How did you celebrate 4/20? Well, you could have lit up a spliff the size of a Volkswagen Beetle and it still wouldn't have come close to what the pothead population of Boulder cooked up. Watch in amazement as a cloud of marijuana smoke steadily grows above a gathering of 4/20 celebrants. Then watch it grow denser and larger still, as coughs and beach balls bounce throughout crowd. The video cuts off before the unruly mob discusses raiding a nearby Costco for free samples, then gives up in a moment of weed-induced apathy. But it's still pretty awe-inspiring nonetheless.

Watch a Man Climb a Mountain in Under Five Minutes

Matt Cherette · 04/20/11 02:07AM

In 1938, the first man to ever climb Eiger—a 13,025 foot mountain in the Swiss Alps—did so after three days. So when Ueli Steck managed to scale the same peak in under three hours (2 hours, 47 minutes and 33 seconds, to be exact), people were flabbergasted. After watching this video of Steck's feat, you'll be flabbergasted, too. [via]

This Cat Survived an Arrow to the Head

Brian Moylan · 04/13/11 02:47PM

Being a cold-hearted snake (look into my eyes) I'm usually not a huge fan of cat pictures on the internet, but these have a bit of cruelty and unbelievability to them. These aren't cat pictures— these are a healthy cat with an arrow through its head pictures!

Look, It's the Universe

Hamilton Nolan · 01/06/10 10:46AM

Here, it's an unprecedented mosaic of Hubble space telescope photos showing more than 12 billion years of cosmic history. Are you impressed? You're not, are you? God, you people. [Pic: NASA. Click to enlarge, or are you too busy?]

Tween Protests Anomie of Modern Urban Life

Hamilton Nolan · 11/24/09 10:43AM

A 13 year-old Brooklyn boy with Asperger's syndrome got scared of being scolded about school so he spent eleven f'ing days riding the New York subway—alone and undetected—because this world is a cold and heartless place.

People Still Care About College Sex Mags

Hamilton Nolan · 03/11/09 12:33PM

As long as college kids remain edgy, there will be college sex magazines. And as long as there are a few olds with no sense of mockery, they will be scandalized by them. Still!