“This scammer called the wrong guy by calling me. I drove him crazy by pretending to be computer illiterate and not letting him get his way. I eventually let him talk to my twin brother who’s really good with computers but doesn’t have the patience. It goes back and forth until the scammer finally loses it and hangs up. For those wondering, the call was real. I just reenacted later for the visuals in hopes to make it funnier.” — PettyPranks
“The Rebel Pilot Costume Hoodie makes you the pilot that you know yourself to be… and it keeps you warm, too! Fashioned after the flight suits that Rebel pilots the galaxy over are wearing, the hoodie is fleece lined to keep you toasty in the depths of space, and the hood itself features a removable visor for when you need to be all tactical whilst blasting womprats near your Uncle’s farm.” w/ photos
“Oceans cover over 70% of the Earth’s surface; nevertheless, we have still only explored a miniscule 5% of them! Undoubtedly this means that there will be a plethora of unbelievable facts completely unbeknownst to us. However, trying to believe unbelievable facts that we do not yet know about might prove to be a bit tricky; so let’s start by trying to get our heads around some of the implausible ones we are aware of.” w/ photos
“Air de Montcuq’ is the brainchild of 22-year-old student Antoine Deblay, who first had the idea to sell his hometown’s air over the summer. He put his idea up on the French crowdfunding site, where he was surprised to raise more than 800 euros ($1,000) in just a few weeks — enough to set up a website and pay for packaging. Before long the French press picked up the idea, and orders for the tins began rolling in. Deblay tells Business Insider that he received 1,000 orders in just three weeks, which was a bit of a shock. ‘Of course I knew it was going to sell, but not so much in so little time!’ he says.” w/ photos
“Medical marijuana is legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia, but there are still use cases that are very controversial, like medical marijuana for children. Some claim it’s a wonder drug for epilepsy, severe autism, and even to quell the harsh side effects of chemotherapy, while others decry pumping marijuana into still-growing bodies. We went to the small town of Pendleton, Oregon, where medical marijuana is legal, to visit Mykayla Comstock, an eight-year-old leukemia patient who takes massive amounts of weed to treat her illness. Her family, and many people we met along the way, believe not only in the palliative aspects of the drug, but also in marijuana’s curative effect—that pot can literally shrink tumors.” — VICE
“The language Miriam was talking about is Xhosa, the second most common language in South Africa. It includes three types of clicks – denoted by the letters C, X and Q. Xhosa is pronounced: ‘
“Here’s a new DARPA-inspired, NASA-built robot, complete with a glowing NASA Meatball in its chest, reminiscent of ET’s heart light. The robot’s name is Valkyrie and she was created by a team at the Johnson Space Center as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, a contest designed to find the life-saving robot of the future. While NASA’s current robot — Robonaut 2 – is just now getting a pair of legs, ‘Val’ (officially named ‘R5′ by NASA) is a 1.9 meter tall, 125 kilogram, (6-foot 2-inch, 275-pound) rescue robot that can walk over multiple kinds of terrain, climb a ladder, use tools, and even drive.” — Universe Today
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“This video now makes it on the top of my all time favorite videos. The reactions are priceless, and so unique. I love how you can see the snow coming before the person can, so it makes you feel like you are really part of the prank. Making it snow was so hard. We had to pray really hard every time, and ask for it… just kidding… we had a snow machine. We tested out a bunch of different methods and the snow machine was the best.” — Stuart Edge
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