Author Mark Dery's account of taking magic mushrooms as a treatment for angst
t t t t t t t t t t t t Stable Diffusion/CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tIn the third installment of his fascinating four-part essay about depersonalization, the strangeness of the self, and psychedelic-assisted psychot...
Congress genius Bob Good knows more than 99% of scientists: "There is no climate crisis!"
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t"There is no climate crisis!" says far-right conservative Rep. Bob Good (RVA). "It is a hoax!" Phew, glad to hear that this summer's global record-breaking heatwaves and wildfires affecting millions of people across the United States, the...
Five ways to hack the happiness treadmill
t t t t t t t t t t t t Stable Diffusion/CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tMost people tend to move toward a happiness "set point" after good things or bad things happen to them. Philip Brickman and Donald T. Campbell coi...
Man overcharged 25 cents for a train ticket in India gets refund after 22-year fight in court
t t t t t t t t t t t t Parikh Mahendra N / Shutterstock.com t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tIt took him 22 years, but Tungnath Chaturvedi (66) finally got his 20 rupees (25 cents) back after he'd been overcharged for a train ticket in 1999. He'd purchased a Mat...
Polio detected in New York City sewage, suggesting its circulating
t t t t t t t t t t t t Poliovirus image: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tThree weeks ago, a man in Rockland County, New York was diagnosed with polio, the first US case in nine years. Unvaccinated against the virus, the man is now para...
Video: Tripping bear cub rescued after eating too much hallucinogenic honey
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tThat young bear above is tripping balls. It apparently ingested too much deli bal, aka "mad honey." The honey comes from the nectar and pollen of certain rhododendron flowers that are rich in grayanotoxin, a poisonous compound with halluc...

New footage of Loch Ness Monster… wasn't that
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tUnfortunately, anyone who spotted the Loch Ness Monster in the last few days will be disappointed to learn that what they saw may have been an alpaca. Apparently a small herd escaped from their pen at Loch Ness Alpacas where visitors can ...
Watch: When a snake greets a woman at her front door, all hell breaks loose
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tA woman was none too pleased with a snake who greeted her as she walked out the front door. After accidentally stepping on the visitor, she let out a horror-pitched shriek prompting a child to scream from within the house. But I'm not sur...
Leo Moracchioli covers "Y.M.C.A."
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tAh, classics.Image: screen grab t t t t...
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick says God is the founding father of America: "He wrote the Constitution."
t t t t t t t t t t t t Stable Diffusion/CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tGod is an American, according to Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. The remaining 95% of the world's population (not to mention the intelligen...
Incredible video of horses appearing to walk on water
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tKelli Rogers recorded this magical clip while paddleboarding with her grandchildren on the Salt River in Arizona's Tonto National Forest. Some might have you believe that this is just illusory motion but it's more likely that these are ho...
"The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage in New York
t t t t t t t t t t t t Image: 360b / shutterstock.com t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tThe Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie was attacked this morning as he was about to give a lecture in New York. As Rushdie the writer who received death threats from Iran 19...
Watch Stephen Colbert's deleted scenes from Severance!
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tIf this were real, it may have eased the challenge for me of getting through the first few episodes. And yes, the last few episodes made it all worthwhile. t t t t...

Game-making app company Unity expands role as U.S. defense contractor
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tHowever much money all our little indie game projects make, even if they come with special surprises for the customer, it's not defense contractor money, is it? Zack Zwiezen:As announced earlier this week, Unity is parenti...
QAnon nut uses Jewish numerology app to prove that Michael Jackson is still alive and Trump is JFK
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tIt's so bizarre to see the "shamanic" wing of the QAnon cult which draws upon veganism, ayahuasca ceremonies, native shamanism, and Western occult practices to justify their right wing QAnonsense. Case in point is this Trumpian who, using...
Get ready for another remake of the Karate Kid
t t t t t t t t t t t t The Karate Kid (screengrab) t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tIt's stunning to think that we live in a world where aKarate Kidspin-off serieswhich started as a YouTube original, no lesshas become one of the most popular television shows aro...
Fox airs fake photo of Trump search judge getting massage by Ghislaine Maxwell
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tFox "News" did what it did best last night when Tucker Carlson's guest host Brian Kilmeade pretended that a photoshopped image of U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart who signed off on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago FBI search ...
Clip where 'Macho Man' Randy Savage says he cries resurfaces
t t t t t t t t t t t t Thumbnail image: The Arsenio Hall Show t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tThere's a clip of "Macho ManRandy Savage from a 1992 Arsenio Hall Show interview making the rounds. Arsenio asked the WWE wrestler, "Have you ever cried?" Savage con...
Colorado eliminates sales tax on incontinence products, diapers, period products, corrective glasses, contact lenses, and more
t t t t t t t t t t t t Photo: Bryce Bradford (CC BY-ND 2.0) t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tFollowing up on Colorado Governor Jared Polis' June 9, 2022 "100 ways" to save you money initiative, a new landmark bipartisan law (House Bill 22-1055) was signed on Aug...
Stephen Colbert joins James Taylor for a touching duet on "You Can Close Your Eyes"
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tOne of my favorite things on The Late Show is when Stephen Colbert sings with his guests. In this clip, he joins James Taylor (guesting with the show's Stay Human band) on the beautiful lovers lullaby, "You Can Close Your Eyes." Thumbnail...

How Twisted Sister got that cameo in 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure'
t t t t t t t t t t t t Thumbnail image: Pee-wee's Big Adventure / Warner Bros (screengrab) t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tA metal band performing a song titled "Burn in Hell" may not seem like an obvious choice for a Pee-wee Herman vehicle but the character's ...
What's the deal with all of these simplified logos?
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tYou can always have too much of a good thing. Drinking water is essential to, ya know, the whole surviving thing, but if you drink too much, you can "overhydrate" and die. Bruce Lee famously said that "simplicity is the key to brilliance....
Watch: Vsauce explain how farts could literally kill you
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tVsauce host Michael Stevens, delves into the active ingredient (hydrogen sulfide) that makes a fart pungent; and explains what happens at different orders of magnitude above the typical fart concentration level. Michael Stevens describes ...
A much better kitchen sink strainer
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tThis is a post about a lowly kitchen sink strainer. Hear me out. I'm fascinated by what, years ago, I dubbed "homely tools." These are things that we use every day that are so unsexy, so simple and plain, that they fade into the backgroun...
The showdown we've all been waiting for: The Three Stooges vs. the Hulk
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tI hate to be "that guy," but they don't make movies like they used to. Where are comedy road trip films? What happened to the American gangster movie? And above all else, why did they stop making (inset comedy character/duo/trio here) mee...
Pixar's brilliant "Toy Story Window" dioramas
t t t t t t t t t t t t Photo: Loren Javier (CC BY-ND 2.0) t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tFor a limited time leading up to the theatrical release of "Toy Story 4" in 2019, Disney/Pixar created this "Toy Story Window" ( ) as part of it's promotional campaign in ...
Can polygraph tests weed out bad cops?
t t t t t t t t t t t t Image: Lorie Shaull / Flickr (CC-BY-SA 2.0 t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tThe Boston Globe recently printed an op-ed by former Ithaca, NY mayor Svante Myrick, who talks about his own city's approach to police reform. Myrick was originall...

Golden Girls pop-up restaurant opens in Beverly Hills
t t t t t t t t t t t t Thumbnail image: The Golden Girls (ABC promotional photo) t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tNever underestimate the power of nostalgia. I'm sure it has not gone unnoticed that The Golden Girls, a sitcom that ran from 1985 to 1992, has been ...
Invest in your kids' education and those in need with these great e-learning programs
t t t t t t t t t t t t StackCommerce t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tAs summer comes to an end, getting your kids excited about their education can be as hard as convincing them to eat some broccoli along with their pizza. But with helpful and dare we say fun e...
Toy Galaxy's History of Darkwing Duck
t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t tIn the early 1990's Drake Mallard's masked identity, Darkwing Duck, protected St. Canard, and was the terror that flapped in the night and the scourge that pecked at your nightmares. I loved The Shadow radio dramas, so thi...