Disney Creates Robot that Grabs All Your Bags

Oh, weird-faced Disney robot. We’ve already seen you play catch, with your weird flattop metal hairdo, and that ominous grin (do you have teeth?!). But now — now! — we see your true purpose. To grab our handbags. Very slowly. Or, well, to raise your hand up and wait for the bag to be placed …

The Harrowing Tale of Alaska’s Mysterious Orange Goo

On August 3, 2011, a mysterious orange goo washed ashore in the quiet village of Kivalina, Alaska. It was a bright, moldy-looking substance, which first covered the rocks at the harbor. But the next day, after a rain storm, residents curiously found the goo inside rain buckets and even on at least one rooftop. One …

This Ghostbusters LEGO Set Is Ready To Believe You

Can you believe it’s almost been 30 years since Ghostbusters hit theaters? Yeah, let that sink in for a second. Anyway, to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary next year, 3D enviornment artist Brent Waller has submitted his own Ghostbusters set design to LEGO CUUSOO, which includes the Ecto-1, Slimer, and the Ghostbusters crew. Yeah, it’s …

Photographer Captures “UFO” Outside Netherlands Castle

Amateur photographer Corinne Federer has captured an intriguing unidentified object outside of Muiderslot Castle in the Netherlands. The object, which appears in the photograph as a long blurred cylinder with “fins,” has left Federer and others “dumbfounded.” She’s shared the original photograph, as well as grayscale and high-contrast versions, on her photography blog Elyktra Photoart.

Exploring the Sunken City of Heracleion

Once thought to be legend, the ancient city of Heracleion is beginning to reveal its mysteries. Built in the 8th Century BC, Heracleion (known to the ancient Egyptians as Thonis) once served as a prominent trade center and port of entry for goods from Greece and other countries into Egypt. It now rests below the …

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P.T. Barnum: A Hoax for a Better Tomorrow

You know, people have the wrong idea about P.T. Barnum. Many think he’s the one who coined the phrase, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” That’s not true. In fact, in relation to Barnum, that phrase was actually used by David Hannum — get this — as a jab against Barnum and his customers.