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Fake Research Paper Based on Star Trek: Voyager’s Worst Episode Was Published by a Scientific Journal

“Threshold” is one of the most infamous Star Trek episodes ever. You know what’ we’re talking about—the one with Warp 10 and the weird evolved amphibians. Well, it was also the recent subject of a fake scientific research paper submitted in a test to expose the ever-growing problem of “predatory” scientific journals. Read More >>

5 Times That People Claimed to Be Real-Life Time Travellers

Time travel as we see it in movies—using DeLoreans, phone booths, hot tubs, and the like—obviously doesn’t exist. But throughout history, people have insisted that they somehow managed to do it. Though most of their wild tales were eventually disproven, the stories are still incredible. Here are five of the most memorable. Read More >>

Let’s All Take a Long, Deep Breath

Humanity, man. We’ve had a good run, and have come up with some really neat stuff, but I think we could all use a bit of a breather. Nothing permanent, just a short break where we stop for a moment and maybe reconsider our priorities. Read More >>

Woman Flushes Her Emotional Support Hamster Down Airport Toilet and I Have So Many Questions

Belen Aldecosea used to have a dwarf hamster that served as her emotional support animal. Then she tried to fly Spirit, which would not let her hamster on the plane. Then she claims a Spirit employee told her to flush the rodent down the toilet. Then Aldecosea—for reasons privy only to her—flushed that hamster down the toilet. Read More >>

Whoops! Virgin Media’s Been Caught With Piracy Software in One of its Stores

We all know about Virgin Media, the telecoms giant that offers all sorts of things - including television services. While there are plenty of things you can get from the company, the TV bit is especially relevant today because one of its stores has caused a bit of a snafu. All because someone spotted notifications from a piece of piracy software as they were passing by. Read More >>

Coca-Cola Spends £759,000 Rebranding Iced Tea That Sounds Like Vulgar Word for Genitals in Europe

Last month, Coca-Cola announced that it was bringing its billion-dollar tea brand, Fuze Tea, to 37 countries in Europe. The only problem is that “fuze” doesn’t mean what they might have liked it to in German-speaking Switzerland. Read More >>

Finally, Facial Recognition for Cows is Here

Face recognition has spread from airports to football games to primary schools and now, farms and stables. An Irish computer vision company, Cargill and Cainthus, announced Wednesday that they’re piloting face recognition technology on cows starting this year. Privacy advocates may be less concerned by the threat of an encroaching bovine panopticon, but the worldwide pilot speaks to how both AI and face recognition technologies are slowly being embedded in all aspects of modern life. Read More >>

Politician Names Boat ‘Ferry McFerryface’, Blames It On the Public When They Actually Voted For Something Else

When Sydney, Australia decided to have a public vote to name a new ferry, there were worries that residents might choose something ridiculous. So when the winning name was announced as Ferry McFerryface, most people (including us) assumed that it was just another stupid vote gone wrong. But that’s not what happened at all. Read More >>

Could This Be The Most Suspicious Looking Lego Set Ever?

This Lego set from 1996 is called 'Gator Landing', but it looks much more suspicious to us than that. Dodgy-looking geezers walking around with wads of cash and an unmarked vehicles? There's a Lego cocaine smuggle going down! Read More >>

iPhone Battery Explodes After Man Tries Biting It for Some Reason

A video of a man at an electronics store has gone viral in Asia. What’s so special about the video? As you can see in the GIF below, the man bites an iPhone replacement battery shortly before the battery explodes. Read More >>

Travis Kalanick Reportedly Squirmed in Shame Like a Sad Tiny Worm Before Ouster From Uber

Travis Kalanick grovelled on the floor before Uber executives last February, according to a new in-depth report on the company co-founder’s fall. Read More >>

Here’s Why Most Animals Don’t Use Their Tails as Weapons

Humans tend to rely on crafted tools in order to harm one another, but most other species have evolved weapons right on their bodies. Normally, these bashers, spikes, and other instruments of attack appear on heads or limbs. But only rarely do they end up on tails—and scientists want to know why. Read More >>

The HQ Trivia Guy Has a Lifehack for That Common Baggy Condom Problem

In a matter of months, Scott Rogowsky has gone from a peripheral figure in the New York comedy scene to a household name as the host of HQ Trivia, the live app-based game show that’s as popular as it is buggy. But what do we really know about the cloyingly upbeat spokesbeing known as “quiz daddy”? Read More >>

Original Recipe Irn Bru ‘Fanny’ Bottle for Sale on eBay for £1,700

There's currently a glass bottle of Irn Bru on sale on eBay for £1,700. It's even got a bid on it. A limited edition bottle from 2013, it's got the word "Fanny" printed on it — from a promotion that ran in Scotland to tie in with the popular TV ad that ran at the time: Read More >>

All Saints Singer Launches a Social Network for Pets

Nicole Appleton, of All Saints fame, has just launched PetScene — a social network app for pets. Read More >>