Footsoldier in Octopus Uprising Liberates Camera From Human Oppressor

Days after one brave soul attempted escape from its enclosure at the Seattle Aquarium, beginning the octopus uprising in earnest, another cephalopod has taken up the flag. When a filmmaker naively attempted to photograph this beautiful captive creature in the name of "science," the octopus took the camera into its… » 3/05/15 2:52pm Today 2:52pm

Worldwide Octopus Uprising Continues With Aquarium Near-Escape 

The beaked and eight-tentacled monsters with which we enjoy a tenuously shared existence on this Earth are no longer content to sit placidly in their tanks and their oceans. Cephalopods the world over are rising up and out of the water, from Australia to the Pacific Northwest, and no land-dweller is safe. » 3/04/15 4:54pm Yesterday 4:54pm

League of Legends Fan Tries to Bring Five-Inch Spiked Blade on Plane

The latest entry in the Transportation Security Authority's Instagram catalog of heavy artillery: the five-inch, eight-spiked death blade above, which some hapless traveler tried to bring onto a flight from Baltimore-Washington International Airport. But worry not: it was only his trusty spinning axe, straight out… » 3/04/15 3:09pm Yesterday 3:09pm

Rikers Inmates Tore Down Plexiglass to Save Guard From Sexual Assault

On Saturday, a group of inmates at Rikers Island helped tear down a plexiglass barrier to defend a female correction officer who was being sexually assaulted by another inmate, the New York Daily News reports. Raleek Young, above, is serving five to 10 years for raping a 13-year-old girl, and was hit with additional… » 3/04/15 12:54pm Yesterday 12:54pm

These Incredibly Photorealistic CG Images Are Actually Plain Old Photos

Through their Tumblr HyperrealCG, artists David O'Reilly and Kim Laughton have duped a handful of media outlets with an irresistible premise: computer-generated images that are so precise, so finely detailed, that they are totally indistinguishable from works of photography. Because that's exactly what they are. » 3/03/15 4:53pm Tuesday 4:53pm

What Happens When Someone Hacks Your Venmo and Steals All Your Money?

Using Venmo sometimes feels like making a deal with some personal-finance devil. Venmo gives you an embarrassingly convenient way to send money to friends, and all you have to offer in return is perpetual access to your most private banking information. It's a potentially precarious arrangement, but for the most part,… » 2/27/15 3:56pm 2/27/15 3:56pm

World's Best Pig Squealer Silences Haters With Sixth Consecutive Title

Our boy Nono has done it again! With God-given glottal control and an uncompromising devotion to his craft, the world's greatest pig squealer took home his sixth consecutive championship title at the Salon de l'Agriculture at Paris' Porte de Versailles this month. The time for haters is over. Three cheers for Nono! » 2/27/15 11:02am 2/27/15 11:02am

A Global Warming-Denying Loon Just Threw a Snowball on the Senate Floor

Republican Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe is the chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment Committee. He once wrote a book called The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future. Today, he threw a snowball at a senate page to illustrate that tome's idiotic central thesis. » 2/26/15 4:53pm 2/26/15 4:53pm

Watch Vine Highlights From Today's Incredibly Thrilling Llama Chase

Why is every single person in your office gathered around computer monitors, laughing and having a great time without you right now? Because there's a high-speed wild llama chase through suburban Arizona in action, and they're all watching the live stream. Breathe a sigh of relief and take a peek below. » 2/26/15 3:28pm 2/26/15 3:28pm

Surprise: Almost Everything About Pimp My Ride Was Hilarious Bullshit

In this fraught American media landscape, who can be trusted? Brian Williams is a faker, and Bill O'Reilly is too. The credibility of our most cherished cultural lodestars is crumbling before our eyes, and the mighty haven't stopped falling. That's right: Xzibit is a fraud, and Pimp My Ride was insane bullshit. » 2/26/15 11:18am 2/26/15 11:18am

These SWAT Team Teletubbies Will Stare Into the Bottom of Your Soul

Today marks the opening of the 2015 Triennial at Manhattan's New Museum, billed as "the only recurring international exhibition in New York City devoted to early-career artists from around the world." From the looks of things, there's a lot of art to wade through, but in the eternal quest for virality, one work has… » 2/25/15 4:45pm 2/25/15 4:45pm