weird

space lasers

Aliens Might Notice Us if We Shot a Giant Laser at Them, Study Says

Two emerging technologies could be combined to produce a powerful infrared signal that could be spotted from distant planets, according to research in The Astrophysical Journal.
Becky Ferreira
11.7.18
home decor

Here's What Happens if You Fall Asleep in a Furniture Store's Display Bed

Some furniture store people get mad. Others don't give a shit and let you sleep two hours.
David Allegretti
11.7.18
HUMANS

People Share The Weirdly Specific Things That Make Them Cry

"Old men in cardigans with their fly down and mismatched socks."
Rebecca Kamm
10.24.18
International Days

The Reason We Have All Those Bizarre 'International' Days

Brandied Fruit Day, Sausage Pizza Day, International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day – here's why you see these dumb celebrations trending on Twitter.
Amelia Tait
10.23.18
dark tourism

This Museum in Indonesia is a Macabre Exploration of Death

Our writer took a trip to an entire museum about Indonesian funeral rites in the city of Surabaya.
Asad Asnawi
10.19.18
FOOD

Electrocuting Eggs Will Get Rid of Their Fart Smell

Japanese researchers found that treating an egg with electricity will get rid of any noxious odor (and make the egg white softer).
Nick Rose
3.5.18
cults

The Debt Cult That Wants to Save the World With a Mountain of Gold

Swissindo offers people an end to all their money worries, but there's a cost.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
2.9.18
Photos

Photos That Capture the Everyday Weirdness of Japan

Ikushun specializes perfectly timed snapshots that make us see the world in a new light.
VICE Japan
1.25.18
Gross

Delhi Residents Say They’re Getting Rained on By Airline Passenger Poop

India’s environmental court is investigating claims that aircraft are dumping human waste on a Delhi neighborhood.
Sarah Emerson
12.7.17