Barack Obama, who's been doing a lot of reading lately, shares some book recommendations

Barack Obama, the former president who’s demonstrated a fine taste in pop culture—unlike that other guy who just fast-forwards through Bloodsport—has officially released his summer reading list for 2019. Using the presidential platform of Facebook, Obama posted a list of his recommendations based on books he read over…

Bless this man who tried and failed to sit on a toilet for 165 hours straight

Last month, in order to break the world record for longest time spent sitting on a toilet, Filip’s Place bar in Ostend set up a porcelain throne where 48-year old Belgium hero Jimmy De Frenne could sit for nearly a week. From his seat, he could visit with family and friends and bask in the cheering of bar patrons as…

State trooper finds man pulled over on the highway playing Pokémon Go on eight different phones

Maybe the hype behind Pokémon Go has subsided in your social sphere, but according to Forbes and app-centric news outlets, the app is currently pushing over $2.45 billion in revenue since its debut in 2016. Sure, the mental stimulation given by swiping is an awesome sensation for most of us, but that can be found…

Russian troupe makes hilariously low-budget remakes of Titanic, Men In Black, and more

Back in 2008, the cool duo of Jack Black and Mos Def starred in an odd, divisive film called Be Kind Rewind, directed by Michel Gondry. In it, Mos Def’s character gets electrocuted, becomes magnetized, and accidentally wipes every VHS tape in the video store where he works. Later, when a customer comes in and wants to…

YouTuber bridges the generational gamer gap by remaking The Legend of Zelda in Fortnite

At the end of last year, Epic Games released Fortnite Creative, a sandbox level creator that injects a bit of Minecraft into the popular battle royale phenomenon that’s given kids, cool adults, and Ellen DeGeneres audience members free reign to floss in front of cameras. Fortnite Creative has been out for over a…

Mike Tyson says he smokes $40,000 worth of weed every month, which must get him really high

There’s a certain novelty that surrounds Mike Tyson today. After the heavyweight boxer retired in 2005, he publicly spoke about how much of a shitbag he’d been in the past, admitting to USA Today: “My whole life has been a waste—I’ve been a failure.” Back then, he tended to around 350 pigeons in Phoenix, Arizona,…

Please wash your hands before clicking into the tidy, inoffensive world of cleanfluencers

There’s a new kind of influencer in town that’s quickly dominating the realms of YouTube and Instagram. No, they’re not faking photos at famous landmarks across the world, nor are they stomping out poppies at Joshua Tree or faking trips to music festivals. They’re just cleaning their living spaces for the world to…

Scientists in China are creating monkey-human embryos to fuck with our future, or maybe fix it

We already have human-duck things, cat-humans things, and centipede-human things, so why couldn’t we just make our own missing link? According to a report by El País, a biologist and administrator at Spain’s Murcia Catholic University (UCAM), Estrella Núñez, has confirmed that actual monkey-human embryos are being…

Finally, a pair of anime-themed Bluetooth speakers that also hug you from behind

Anime merchandise has always been a little...unique. Sure, wall scrolls are the norm, and there’s nothing wrong with scooping up a handful of busts and statues. One must be careful, though, lest they veer into the odd orbit of dirty mouse pads, plushie obsessions, or weird body pillows. After all, it’s not like we…