The good, bad and weird things we're enjoying

By: Connor Threlkeld on December 20, 2015 - 9:24pm - Add new comment

With nearly 1,700 people in an area where the temperature regularly exceeds 100 dgrees, Coober Pedy took the phrase 'Down Under' to heart. 

While some buildings remain above ground, many of the area's businesses and residences are in dugouts, underground rooms carved from the rock.

The main advantage? The underground rooms remain a comfortable temperature without any air conditioning. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on December 14, 2015 - 2:04am - Add new comment

Japanese police officers tired of being unable to catch drones being operated in violation of the law, developed a counter-drone drone. 

Seems like something that might be useful to law enforcement in America, which has been growing increasingly frustrated by irresponsible drone operators at sporting events and emergencies. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on December 6, 2015 - 11:30pm - Add new comment

Viral YouTube sensation The Piano Guys released a new arrangement of "Silent Night" this week, featuring world-famous tenor Placido Domingo and a children's choir. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on November 22, 2015 - 8:36pm - Add new comment

The BBC brought together Adele impersonators to audition for a role. What they didn't know was "Jenny" was going to audition with them. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on November 8, 2015 - 8:52pm - Add new comment

If you like slow motion videos and gunfire, this could be right up your alley.

By: Connor Threlkeld on November 1, 2015 - 8:10pm - Add new comment

Inspired by the MechWarrior series of combat video games, one dad spent a month developing a mech warrior costume that he could wear with his child on Halloween. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on October 15, 2015 - 1:00am - Add new comment

If you watched the 2011 movie Thor, you can probably appreciate this.

By: Connor Threlkeld on October 12, 2015 - 9:07pm - Add new comment

It seems there's a segment of people who love experimenting with airbags. 

In this case, a car wheel was put on top of an airbag system. The airbag was set off, launching the tire into the air. In the middle of a neighborhood full of houses and people. Not smart. 

As you'll see, at least one of the people involved got what they deserved. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on October 5, 2015 - 12:43am - Add new comment

A new service in New York City allows people who don't want to wait in line to pay professionals to do the job for them. 

At $25 for the first hour and $10 for every additional half hour, that can really add up. The man waiting in this video waited 48 hours for the new iPhone for a customer, so he probably made more sitting in that line ($965) than most people watching this video did in the last 48 hours.

By: Connor Threlkeld on September 28, 2015 - 12:55am - Add new comment

A few high school football players have been in the news in recent weeks for striking officials.


In a slightly different twist, the kicker for Midland Lee (Texas) hit an official with his extra point kick in a recent game, and the ball still cleared the uprights. His team received the point. 

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