I Can't Stop Watching These Parade Balloon Accident Videos

Like stock car races or primary debates, balloon parades are an alleged form of entertainment that's mostly just boring until something goes wrong. Fortunately, with balloon accidents the resulting injuries are primarily psychic in nature—measured in months of therapy for poor Jacob after seeing Pikachu disemboweled… »11/27/14 3:55pm11/27/14 3:55pm

Eggnog Flavoring Goes Critical, Demolishes New Jersey Food Lab

Maybe you were thinking that eggnog gets its flavor from nutmeg and cinnamon and sugar and booze. Maybe you were thinking that if anything about this rich, sweet beverage were harmful, surely it'd be the raw egg and the cream, and the occasionally gastrointestinally hazardous combination of alcohol and those… »8/05/14 3:18pm8/05/14 3:18pm

Bartender Unwittingly Serves "Flaming Lithuanian"

Keep an eye on the balding fellow, leftmost among the guys in white shirts at the start of the video. Look at that poor bastard. Dude's tired and depressed from a long day of middle-managing a Lithuanian bioinformatics firm or whatever, just minding his own business, trying to have a drink and a good time, trying to… »7/29/14 1:03pm7/29/14 1:03pm

Map: How Hollywood Has Destroyed America


How many times have you seen New York City destroyed onscreen? Los Angeles? Kansas? For nearly as long as there have been movies, there have been disaster movies. The map above shows 189+ such cinematic attacks—using a very broad definition of the "disaster" genre—that have afflicted various parts of the United… »3/19/14 1:58pm3/19/14 1:58pm

Northern Illinois Set Multiple Records For Offensive Futility, But You Wouldn't Know It From The Student Recap

Northern Illinois had a rough go of things yesterday. After a lay-up one minute into the game, the Huskies failed to record another field goal for 24 minutes and 33 seconds. They scored only four points in the first half (a record), shot 13.1% from the field for the game (a record), and went 1-33 from deep. For those… »1/27/13 12:00pm1/27/13 12:00pm