We've been waiting a long time to see the "world's first giant robot duel," and next week we'll finally get to watch the metal-on-metal action. If you’ve forgotten the background, all the way back in July 2015 a US team of engineers (MegaBots Inc.) challenged their Japanese rivals (Suidobashi Heavy Industry) to a fight, but the difficulty in finding a venue and upgrading the robots has delayed the bout. Well, next Tuesday, October 17th at 7PM PT, the duel will finally be streamed on Twitch for all to see.
Friday, Oct 13th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: madpawn
In this serene interactive illustration, Alexander Perrin gives you the ability to shrug off the workaday grind for just a little bit longer as you pilot a streetcar through some lovely woody countryside. Left and right arrows move you, stop and pick up a few passengers if you feel so inclined.
Although she had the blood of chiefs - Malawi's traditional authority figures - running through her veins, as the youngest of 12 siblings, a woman, and a mother of five, Kachindamoto never expected to become a senior chief to the more than 900,000 people. But when the chiefs called, she says, they told her to pack her bags and go home to Dedza district, as she had been chosen as the next senior chief. She was shocked when she saw girls as young as 12 with babies and teenaged husbands, and was soon ordering the people to give up their ways. "I told them: 'Whether you like it or not, I want these marriages to be terminated.'"
Thursday, Aug 24th 2017 (12:00am)
Being stuck on a plane can be uncomfortable at the best of times, but navigating a rude seatmate can be downright painful. Model Natalie Hage found this out when she confronted a plane passenger who "fat-shamed" her by sending "mean and ugly" texts about her weight while she sat next to him.
Watch this video taken by her mobile phone as she confronts him in conversation after the incident.
Sunday, Jul 16th 2017 (12:00am)
Beachgoers formed a human chain near the M.B. Miller County Pier on Saturday afternoon off Panama City Beach to rescue nine swimmers who were drowning.
Tuesday, Jul 11th 2017 (5:46am)
The cosmologist and physicist will leave the Earth on board Richard Branson's spaceship, he has said. Professor Hawking told Good Morning Britain that he'd never dreamed he'd be able to head into space. But "Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic, and I said yes immediately."
Tuesday, Mar 21st 2017 (12:00am)
Awesome Dad and F-18 pilot in the Navy, Scott Brazelton, recently finished a homemade airplane-themed roller coaster, named "The Barnstormer," he built for his three-year-old son, Wyatt. In this video, lucky Wyatt takes his the first thrilling ride on his backyard coaster.
Monday, Feb 27th 2017 (7:31pm) | Thanks: Tastefully Offensive
Eight-year-old leukemia patient Violet Sanderson's lifelong dream came true last week when the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma gave her one final opportunity to "totally annihilate every last motherfucker in the pit."
Tuesday, Nov 1st 2016 (1:22pm) | Thanks: bridbran
It's unimaginably difficult for the victim in a child abuse case to face his or her attacker. In the foreign world of a court of law, it must be damned near impossible.
Fortunately, a group has been formed, the Bikers Against Child Abuse, who act to protect these children and provide both comfort and support.
Wednesday, May 4th 2016 (12:00am)
An argument between construction workers escalated into a demolition derby-style clash of heavy machinery that left at least two bulldozers flipped over in a street, say police in northern China.
Tuesday, Apr 19th 2016 (12:00am) | Thanks: jai dubs
The group known as Base37 rode mini go-carts around the mall while dressed as characters from the game, including the eponymous Mario, Luigi, Wario, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong, Bowser and Yoshi.
Friday, Feb 5th 2016 (12:03am)
A passenger on a commercial flight performed an act of kindness, buying soldiers in uniform a snack. What happened next is an even greater part to the story.
Tuesday, Oct 27th 2015 (12:00am)
If youíre low on funds for that big vacation, you could always ask to borrow money, make a Kickstarter campaign... or swindle a couple of Islamic State recruiters. It may not be the safest way to make money, but thatís what three girls from Chechnya, a Russian republic in southeastern Europe, did.
Nearly-retired photographer Mark Gubin has a giant message painted on the roof of his studio, which was formerly a movie theater, welcoming air travelers to Cleveland. His studio is located in Milwaukee, and he's been fucking with flyers' minds for decades.
Tuesday, Jul 28th 2015 (7:09am)
A new documentary called "Ai Pioppi" tells the story of Bruno, an Italian restaurant owner who has built an entire amusement park by hand over the past 40 years. Since first learning to weld in the 1960s, he has constructed an assortment of swings, slides, seesaws, and roller coasters in an ethereal clearing in the middle of the woods.
The amusement park, located near the northern Italy city of Treviso, is meant to bring in customers to Bruno's family restaurant. The park's distinct other-worldly feel has drawn plenty of visitors, becoming a tourist attraction in its own right.
Combination text article plus an embedded video toward the end.
The Fairy Post Office is an unofficial yet functioning post office located in a tree in Tilden Park in Orinda, California. The post office, complete with a tiny bulletin board, desk, and other office furniture, was clandestinely installed by Leafcutter Designs (previously) back in December 2013. Since its establishment, the post office has become and exchange of sorts where hikers can leave tiny letters and packages for other hikers and "creatures of the forest." Leafcutter Designs has posted a map of the post office's location.
Monday, Dec 8th 2014 (12:00am)
Are you a vampire?
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