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Spend $3,000 to Have Your Own Bubble
Cocoon 1, a new pod for personal use out of Switzerland, is a little weird. Probably, because it's a new pod out of Switzerland. How could that not be weird? The inventive space looks a lot like a terrarium...
Tattoo Shop Tiles Floor With 250,000 Pennies
Mel Angst, the owner of Artisan Tattoos in Pittsburgh, recently completed a massive project. The project? Tiling the parlor's floor with 250,000 pennies. Yes, 250,000 pennies. The 800 square foot creation t...
Insano: The World's Tallest Water Slide
Hey there, thrill jockeys! Do you like being scared? Are you so into Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers that you enjoy actual freefalls? Well, then get on a plane to Brazil and ride Insano, the world's tallest...
Science Finds Superman's Home Planet
In a new issue of Action Comics, Superman finds the location of his home planet of Krypton. So, DC Comics called in Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson to figure out where the real outer space location of th...
Australian School Bans Hugging
Everybody loves a warm embrace...except Adam Road Primary School. Strangely, kids at an Australian school have been banned from hugging each other after an excessive amount of it led to injuries and class ...
Hobbits Demo Airplane Safety
Hobbits have climbed out of their holes and onto our airplanes. In a new safety video for New Zealand Air, the characters from 'The Hobbit' take to the skies to teach passengers about emergency exits and se...
Guns N' Roses Controversy in Sin City
The band Axl Rose calls Guns N' Roses these days is performing an almost month-long stint in Las Vegas. To commemorate, the city temporarily renamed Paradise Rd., Paradise City Rd. How did the band repay th...
Homeowner's Association Targets Boy's Fort
In this spooky, Halloween-themed episode of Broken News, a homeowner's association in Texas is trying to tear down a nine-year-old boy's fort. They claim it violates their architectural rules. Little do the...
Avoid Baggage Fees With This Jacket?
Engineer John Power was so fed up with paying bag fees on airlines he decided to do something about it. His invention is called the JAKTOGO. The ingenious wearable luggage carries up to twenty-two pounds of...
Driver of $430K Lamborghini Can't Afford Ticket
A Canadian man driving a $430,000 Lamborghini Aventador was given a $586 dollar ticket for a license plate infraction and driving without insurance. He wasn't happy about it. Why? Because he thought the tic...
Is This The World's Strongest Beer?
The Scottish brewery Brewmeister is claiming to have created the world's most alcoholic beer. The brew, named Armageddon, uses a process called freeze fermenting to reach super-high alcohol by volume levels...
Crazy Animal Shoes Only Gaga Could Love
Iris Schieferstein is a Berlin-based artist that specializes in making shoes...shoes made of dead animal carcasses, that is! Some of her most controversial designs use hollowed out hooves, taxidermy doves, ...
America's Fastest Highway Opens
The fastest US highway just opened up and it's in Texas. Of course it is. Fast is the new big and everything's bigger in Texas. Anyway, on the Pickle Parkway in Texas you can now go 85 mph, but no matter ho...
LG Viral Elevator Ad: Real or Fake?
In a new viral marketing ad titled "So Real It’s Scary", LG replaces the floor of an elevator with their new IPS monitors, and then play video of the floor falling out, terrifying unsuspecting riders. The L...
Woman Seeks Man Dressed As Owl To Watch Her Sleep
A very odd ad on Australian classifieds website, Gumtree, written by a "Susan from Collingwood" went viral this weekend. Susan was searching for a man in an owl costume to sit in her room at night and watch...
Abercrombie CEO Has a Private Plane Manifesto
A new 47-page "Aircraft Standards" rulebook for employees of Abercrombie & Fitch's private jet has surfaced, and it has some crazy guidelines. Apparently, CEO Michael Jeffries has weird ideas from everythin...
$200,000 To Live In An Airplane?
Bruce Campbell (no, not the handsome actor in 'Evil Dead') lives in an interesting home. It's an old Boeing 727 in the Oregon woods. Bruce bought the plane for $100,000 and has spent another $100,000 transp...
Student Barred From Dance Due to Library Book
Dominique Stearns is a freshman at Florida's Cypress Lake High School and she was recently banned from attending her first ever homecoming dance for a late library book. Yes, an overdue library book. Before...
Teenager Wants Photos with Every Animal
The name Tallon Nightwalker might make him sound like a superhero, and in a way he is. Tallon is a 16 year-old boy who is using his Facebook page to raise awareness of endangered species. That's not all Tal...
Elvis' Former LA House Priced at $13M
The King of Rock and Roll's four bedroom Los Angeles house is on the market. The French Regency-style estate has panoramic views, a pool, spa, and attached guesthouse. While the Beverly Hills house isn't as...
Is This the World’s Worst Sound?
In a new study, scientists at the University of Newcastle tested 74 different sounds to determine which ones humans find most unpleasant. According to the study the most annoying noise is...the sound of a s...
Maine Road Sign Warns Of Zombies
A hilarious hacker in Portland, Maine reprogrammed an electronic road sign to say "Warning! Zombies Ahead!" instead of the boring road work warning it usually carries. Authorities can't find the hacker and ...
New Walmart T-Shirt Angers 'Bronies'
Bronies, the niche adult male fans of "My Little Pony: Friendship is
Magic", are mad at a t-shirt being sold at Walmart. The offending
shirt says "I Heart Bronies" on it. However, the characters depicted
Is Facebook More Addictive Than Sex & Cigarettes?
A new study from The University Of Chicago's Booth Business School states that our cravings to check social media are stronger and more common than cravings for smoking or sex. The study asked participants ...