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Can We Overcome Our Disgust Long Enough To Eat Bugs?

Nov 25, 14 Can We Overcome Our Disgust Long Enough To Eat Bugs?

Posted by in Health, WTF???

On a recent Tuesday night, 30 people gathered at the dimly lit Black Ant restaurant in lower Manhattan for a bug banquet. The crowd passed a fuzzy blue caterpillar around the room while Lou Sorkin, an entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, introduced them to various types of insects and the different ways they could be eaten.

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Boy Turns Into A Superhero After Getting Electrocuted… Sort Of

Nov 24, 14 Boy Turns Into A Superhero After Getting Electrocuted… Sort Of

Posted by in Science, WTF???

Nikolai Kryaglyachenko has quickly become one of the most popular kids in his class. After experiencing a severe electric shock, the 12-year-old has developed almost superhero-like abilities. Like the X-Men supervillain Magneto, Nikolai can attract metal objects with his body, turning him into the human magnet.

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Is This RoboCop Or His Scrawny Little Brother?

Nov 24, 14 Is This RoboCop Or His Scrawny Little Brother?

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

Most people who grew up in the 1980s are familiar with the movie RoboCop (the original, not the inferior remake). In RoboCop, a police officer named Alex Murphy is gunned down and brought back as a cyborg law-enforcing ass-kicker that cleans up the mean streets of Detroit. The robotic security guards developed by Mountain View-based Knightscope are SO not RoboCop.

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PED Baseball Coverage Study Strikes Out By Playing The Race Card

Nov 23, 14 PED Baseball Coverage Study Strikes Out By Playing The Race Card

Posted by in Science, WTF???

Like most of my fellow baseball fans, I cringe every time I hear the words “performance-enhancing drugs.” Use of these substances were so prevalent during the 1990s and early 2000s that that period has come to be known as the Steroid Era in the sport, as many top players were allegedly used PEDs at some point in their careers.

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Yukon Putting Birds In Little Drunk Tanks

Nov 19, 14 Yukon Putting Birds In Little Drunk Tanks

Posted by in Science, WTF???

Beset by a seasonal rash of birds inebriated on fermented berries, Yukon wildlife officials have readied a series of miniature drunk tanks to help the erratic avians sober up.

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Two Guys You Should Never Accept Packages From

Nov 18, 14 Two Guys You Should Never Accept Packages From

Posted by in Health, WTF???

A couple of America’s best and brightest are at the center of an investigation in Thailand after trying to ship some stolen contraband home to the states – a fairly mundane series of events... until you find out exactly what the ill-gotten goods were. The two men, allegedly stole adult and infant body parts from a Bangkok hospital and tried to send them back to Las Vegas.

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Rosetta Scientist + Ugly Shirt + Social Media = #ShirtStorm

Nov 15, 14 Rosetta Scientist + Ugly Shirt + Social Media = #ShirtStorm

Posted by in Space, Technology, WTF???

He helped was part of a scientific all-start team that was able to build the technology for a mission with the first successful landing on a comet, but Dr. Matt Taylor's fame may be tied more to his poor choices in attire than his scientific acumen. The space scientist broke down in tears today as he apologized for his unfortunate choice of clothing when he sat for an interview.

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#OzsInbox: The Greatest Hashtag Hijacking Ever

Nov 14, 14 #OzsInbox: The Greatest Hashtag Hijacking Ever

Posted by in Health, Technology, WTF???

Word of advice: if you’re a famous doctor who has been dragged in front of Congress to answer questions about your promotion of so-called “miracle” weight loss products and who has been accused of “[choosing] to ignore science in favor of hyperbole” and “[promoting] treatments that are flat-out wrong,” you might not want to solicit questions from the Twitter community.

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E-Cig Cannabis Oil Plans Should Go Up In Smoke

Nov 13, 14 E-Cig Cannabis Oil Plans Should Go Up In Smoke

Posted by in Lifestyle, WTF???

With the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes and the fact that Oregon, Alaska and Washington DC recently voted to join Washington state and Colorado by legalizing recreational marijuana, it was only a matter of time before someone thought to combine the two. Lo and behold, that time is nigh.

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Woman To Marry Her Anonymous Sperm Donor

Nov 12, 14 Woman To Marry Her Anonymous Sperm Donor

Posted by in Health, WTF???

An Australian woman who had a child using in-vitro fertilization fell in love with the man who was her anonymous sperm donor. In an unlikely "back to front love story" that has attracted the interest of Hollywood, Aminah Hart, now 45, met the father of her daughter Leila only after she had given birth. The couple fell in love and are now engaged.

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