It's hard to believe that we've been driving automobiles for over a hundred years, and yet some people still don't know how to check their oil, replace an air filter or, worst of all, pump their own gas.
Think a bigger engine block is safer in a front-end collision? That giant hunk of steel will shift back towards the driver just like a small block in an accident.
Think convertibles are more dangerous than regular cars?
While that used to be true, the convertibles of today have to adhere to strict safety standards, and many models feature roll bars that protect a passenger's head in case of a rollover.
And speaking of pumping gas- did you know getting in and out of your car while at the pump can generate unsafe levels of static electricity? Don't risk your life, just wait until you're done pumping before you get back in your car!
Not everyone has the time, artistic talent or dedication to make show accurate costumes and accessories when they feel like cosplaying, and up until recently that meant buying good looking props at a premium.
But now Marvel Comics and Hasbro have teamed up to make all of our superheroic cosplay dreams come true by releasing an incredibly detailed, totally accurate and actually affordable line of accessories.
Both Captain America's shield and Iron Man's helmet will sell for $100 each, which is a small price to pay when you consider some prop builders charge hundreds for props that don't quite have the right look.
Many of the accessories in the line are modeled after, if not cast straight from, the props used in the current Marvel movies, so saying they're spot on is an understatement.
And imagine all the oohs and aahs you'll hear when you detach the face mask from Iron Man's helmet and let everyone get a peek inside!
It's hard to watch this video without wondering how long this guy has gone without a Double Double, and why he chose to eat in instead of taking it home, because this is the kind of chowing down most decent folks only do at home!
The microwave has been an integral part of the home kitchen for over half a century, and yet we're constantly told it emits radiation, makes food unhealthy and cooking anything covered in foil can start a fire.
But we've all knows somebody who stands right in front of the microwave oven while they're food cooks or sticks tin foil covered dishes in the micro and doesn't even bat an eyelash as sparks fly inside the machine. So what's the real deal?
Truth is foil is fine in the microwave as long as it covers less than 1/4 of the food, and as long as the sheet is kept flat it won't spark, since the sparks are caused by the crinkles in the foil.
It's a sad but true fact that most people who are missing for years, if not decades, are either deceased or really don't want to be found, but there are a few people out there who are lost due to unusual circumstances.
In the case of Edgar Latulip the unusual nature of his missing persons case was caused by a head injury which resulted in amnesia, and for 30 years he lived under an identity he'd assumed after the injury.
The developmentally disabled man went "missing" in 1986 at age 21, but strangely he'd taken up residence just 120 kilometers from his hometown of Kitchener, Ontario:
A police report stated Latulip, who was considered developmentally delayed and had the mental capacity of a 12-year-old, may have taken a bus to Niagara Falls. A missing persons report also said Latulip suffered from mental health problems.
In fact, police said, he travelled to St. Catharines, about 120 kilometres southeast of his hometown.
Shortly after arriving, he fell and suffered a head injury, Const. Philip Gavin of the Niagara Regional Police told CBC News. This caused him to have limited memory of his past and who he was. He created a new identity for himself.
On Jan. 7, Latulip met with a social worker and told her he thought he was somebody else, Gavin said. The social worker found his missing persons case file and police were then called in. Latulip volunteered to have a DNA test done and on Monday, the results came back indicating he was Latulip.
Okay, so it's funny and fantastically punny, it's Deadpool so whaddya expect.
But the guy wearing the mask Ryan Reynolds made sure the video also contained a serious message that men would take seriously after hearing it delivered in a not-so-serious manner. I laughed, I cried, I learned, what about you?
Michael Ridge wanted to unleash the true pain and heartache hidden deep inside the grooves of that classic Poison single, so he attached a contact mic to a branch from a rose bush and let the thorns draw out the tears.
It seems some people don't like McDonald's very much, and whether the hate is directed at their food, their corporate practices or their head clown Ronald it's a hate that burns hotter than the inside of a cherry pie.
But nobody hates on Mickey Dee's like those who had to walk inside to order because the drive thru was full. (Video NSFW due to language)
Video games are seen as an important and integral part of pop culture nowadays, and even folks who don't care about gaming may find themselves using phrases rooted in gaming culture once in a while.
Slowly but surely terms like pwned, MMO, sandbox world, cut-scene, PVP and saved game have crept into the mainstream vernacular, and now thanks to Julia Lepetit and Andrew Bridgman of Dorkly you can add some new phrases to your geeky collection.
Because isn't it better to use pop culture inspired phrases that are timeless and relatable, rather than trying to stay on fleek with your bae?
Speaking of small town kooks- Larry, Darryl and Darryl were so popular after their appearance on the second episode they were made part of the regular cast from season 2 on.
And although both Darryl and Darryl were classically trained actors with loads of experience they were cast in non-speaking parts, and their contracts forbid them from speaking to the press or appearing in public as the Darryls.
Some game companies are downright lazy about creating cover art for their games, and they'll often simply pose a few character models, run off a render and call that a cover.
But those of us who fondly remember the days when companies hired artists to create slick cover art for our favorite games are longing to see a hand drawn game cover again, official or otherwise.
Unfortunately, the only hand drawn video game cover art pieces to be found are those created by employees at retail stores like GameStop, and no matter how funny or fantastic the piece who wants to pay those high GameStop prices!
I first wrote about James and his delightful correspondence with Solomon in this Neatorama article, but seeing him deliver a TED Talk about his days of spammer trolling makes the whole surreal experience seem like a lot of fun.
If only all spammers were as persistent and gullible as Solomon Odonkoh...
The animators at Pixar are all grown folks, adults, over the legal age for everything and absolutely normal in every adult way, including a healthy libido.
That can be easy to forget when you consider most of the movies they make really cater to kids, keeping that PG vibe that made them such good friends with Disney in the first place.
But adults sometimes draw and animate stuff for other adults to enjoy, and back in 2003 animators Bert Klein and Teddy Newton from Pixar created this risque short called Boys Night Out. (Video is NSFW-ish)
Even though the storyline in Boys Night Out is all sorts of wrong, since it involves a stepfather and his underage stepson bonding at a strip club, this retro styled short is still quite charming, and the punchline will knock your socks off!
Each of the 48 one bedroom units in the Arcade Providence start at $550/month, and the seventeen stores on the ground floor get to stay open for business proving that, for some, shopping really is a lifestyle.
I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of toucans is largely based on Toucan Sam from the Fruit Loops commercials and that little plaque in front of their cage at the zoo that tells you where they're from and what they eat.
But despite my ignorance on the subject I don't think I've ever heard of toucans being particularly cuddly birds before I saw this video starring Ripley the toucan, who seems to think he's a lap dog rather than a long billed bird.
Visitors to the South Korean aquarium where this video was shot had no idea they'd be learning a lesson about nature's cruel sense of humor that day, but now they know the aquarium stocks their tanks with the freshest seafood money can buy!
Alternate history stories are compelling to read or watch, and they also make for really fun video games, but creating alternate history art seems hard for an artist to do well.
For one thing the viewer would have to know which historical period or event the artist is referencing, and then the whole thing would have to be rendered realistically enough to visually tell the tale for you.
Jakub Rozalski's paintings have all of the elements of a perfect alt history art piece in place, visually transporting us to another time that never truly existed, at least not in our dimension.
For instance- what would Poland's January Uprising of 1863 against Russian rule have looked like if the Polish insurgents used mechs to help them fight for freedom?
Maybe your bar is full of musicians and band geeks rather than circus folk?
Install a urinal they'll remember, like these brassy basins found in the Bell Inn in Sussex, England, and patrons will be tooting their horns to everyone they know about your awesome urinals.
And you can still convey a strong theme without going too crazy with your urinal budget, like this guillotine setup found in Rheinfels Castle, Germany that makes you appreciate all that you still have in this world.
Information sites like Yahoo! Answers are meant to serve as community driven forums where people can ask any question and receive an insightful answer, and by any question I mean absolutely anything, no matter how obvious or ridiculous.
Want to know if you can uncover your husband's infidelity based on the smell of his flatulence? Ask the fine folks who contribute to Yahoo! Answers.
Some questions read like pure trolling, while others make you pity the person who posed the question because they clearly didn't pay much attention in school. Or maybe in this case we should pity their child...
Dressing up in business attire for your day job is no fun, and no matter how good you think your outfit looks you know that business wear isn't made for comfort.
So what's a climber of corporate ladders to do when they're looking for something both comfortable and stylish to wear to work?
They need some Bammies, the pajamas that are business appropriate in style yet so comfortable to wear you might fall asleep at your desk.
The Bammies line was designed by Julia Ford-Carther and Rosario Chozas to "seamlessly transition from the home to the office then out for a night on the town", starting the "elastic revolution" with their smart yet sleepy-headed designs.
Some of the ideas are fun, others are absolute game changers that we shouldn't have had to live without for so long, like this grocery store that lets you buy a "Walkin' Around Beer" for a buck. Now that's grocery shopping in style!
When you drink a lot of soda you end up with a bunch of bottles lying around, and since we're not post-apocalyptic scavengers, we chuck them in the recycling bin without a second thought.
But the crafty keep a few of those bottles around in their workshop, because they're great for holding little stuff like nuts and bolts but won't shatter under the weight like glass jars.
And when weapon maker extraordinaire Joerg Sprave from The Slingshot Channel saw those bottles laying around, he chose to get to crafting, Fallout style, repurposing them into barrels for an arrow shooting minigun.
It's not surprising that Marvel and DC Comics, the two biggest comic book companies in the world, have characters that are very similar to each other, on purpose or otherwise.
But whoever creates the original character the imitator is based on gets bragging rights because their character came first, even if the imitation ends up outshining the original by a mile.
Darren Rawlings makes their equivalents meet up in his series "Little Friends", and even if you can't decide which character is cooler in each image you'll most certainly agree that Darren's drawings are quite charming!
Those of you who were alive and over 5 in the 1990s will remember how many things were seen as normal then would be considered quite bizarre nowadays, like the group OMC who made the hit song "How Bizarre".
And even if you don't miss OMC there are bound to be plenty of things from the 90s you do miss, like the pleasant sound of a floppy disk whirring in the drive. Computers are too darn quiet nowadays!
We miss the sound of 90s slang, which was a lot like 80s slang only more Valley Girl inspired thanks to movies like Clueless, and the smooth sound of Bob Barker telling someone the rules of the game on The Price Is Right.
Why, here's a contestant now, come on down Aaron Paul!
If you're as nostalgic about the 90s as I am then you should check out these entertaining roundups guaranteed to get you in the mood for some Shark Bites fruit snacks and an Orbitz.
Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" is one of those songs that tends to evoke a romantic or maudlin feeling in the listener, and the song was definitely crafted to evoke all those feels.
But when somebody sings a song their way they should try to bring a whole new feeling to their rendition, like the way Catman Cohen's version of "Fade Into You" makes you feel like you're being serenaded by Cookie Monster.
A wiseacre called hairwizz on the YouTubes edited together this compelling video evidence that Catman Cohen may actually be Cookie Monster disguised as a human. Somebody check his pockets for cookie crumbs!
They said he wouldn't make it in the entertainment biz with such a funny shaped head, told him his parachute pants and gold jacket looked awful, but thankfully M.C. Hammerhead didn't listen to the naysayers and kept on shufflin' his way into our hearts. At first his dance was seen as kinda strange, but then he started doing that 2 Legit 2 Quit thing with his hands and everybody got on board. Hammerhead soon found a spot touring with the Max Rebo Band, and before long he was in the spotlight despite his oddly shaped head. But nobody had taught Hammerhead about finances or expenses, and that Rebo money flowed through his fingers like rain through a moisture farm...
This M.C. Hammerhead t-shirt by Captain RibMan is sure to become the star of your geeky wardrobe, and you may have a war on your hands when your friends decide to take the shirt off your back!