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Watch Flamethrower Drones Fry Junk Off Power Lines

Power lines are virtually everywhere, and since they’re so high up in the air, various airborne objects sometimes have a tendency to get tangled up in them. This is often harmless if the objects are small or aren’t damaging the line, but there are cases where it can develop into a more serious scenario, causing […]

We’ve Gotten Our Best Look Yet at Spiders’ Bizarre “Ballooning” Behavior

Ever been in the middle of a horrible conversation that you couldn’t get out of, or an awkward party where people looked each other in the eye instead of at their phones? We have, and we sure wish we’d had use of the strange phenomenon of spider “ballooning” on those occasions. If you’re unfamiliar, ballooning […]

Will Elon Musk Become the Mole King of Chicago?

Who needs a Sausage King of Chicago when you can have a Mole King reigning over the tunnels beneath the Windy City? Well, that’s exactly what Elon Musk is aiming to be thanks to a gigantic contract The Boring Company won from the city of Chicago. According to The Chicago Tribune, last week Mayor Rahm Emanuel […]

Someone in Idaho Has the Bubonic Plague Right Now

You read history books as a kid and you hear about something called the “Black Death” and it reminds you of how lucky you are to be living in a time that isn’t the Middle Ages. The bubonic plague wiped out 50 million people in the world during the 14th Century, including somewhere between 25 […]

Tesla’s Worldwide Storage Now Equivalent to 500 Million AAA Batteries

It’s easy to forget that Elon Musk isn’t all rockets, galas, and controversy. The CEO of Tesla has also been hard at work trying to prove that improved battery technology is one way we get closer to a better, more sustainable future. For example, since the island of Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria […]

Adam Savage Built a 1,000-Shot Nerf Gun

By his own admission, Adam Savage is a huge Nerf fan and an admirer of the Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K, a high capacity Nerf gun that can shoot up to 100 high-impact rounds in a row. However, Savage’s latest one-day build for Tested attempted to improve upon the Rival by greatly increasing the capacity to 1,000 shots. […]

Let’s Talk About the Mantis Shrimp’s Amazing (and Freaky) Eyeballs

There are tons and tons of insane sea creatures cruising around the ocean — like these freaky ones in the Mariana Trench — but in terms of absurd ocular capabilities, the mantis shrimp, or stomatopod, is apparently king. These little shrimp have alien eyes that can see wavelengths of light that we can’t, and also […]

Richard Branson Wants to Be in Outer Space within 12 Months

The space race between the United States and the former Soviet Union may be a thing of the past, but it’s raging harder than ever between a group of billionaires, each of whom is vying to be the first and biggest name in commercial space travel. While Elon Musk and SpaceX are hard at work […]

Watch 10 Hours of BBC Ocean Footage and Your Worries Will Float Away

I remember going to Target with my mom when I was a kid and seeing a display of CDs of ambient noise, on a faux cherry wood display rack with a set of headphones so you could sample gathering storm clouds or waves crashing. I used to think “Why would anyone want to listen to […]

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