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The World’s Creepiest “Social Robot” Is Now a Glam-Droid

If you missed our prior coverage of the world-famous “gynoid” named Sophia, we can catch you up pretty easily: Designed and built by Hanson Robotics and unveiled at South By Southwest in March 2016, Sophia is an extremely sophisticated robot whose highly-advanced A.I. programming enables her to learn and develop precise communication skills and replicate […]

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Scientists Calculate How Fast a Zombie Outbreak Could Destroy Humanity (Hint: We’re Screwed)

Forget everything you think you know about survival in a zombie-plagued world — even if you’ve committed DAWN OF THE DEAD to memory, have a dog-eared copy of Max Brooks’ ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE in your back pocket, and just came off a marathon of every WALKING DEAD season. It’s time to get down to the […]

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Did Adolf Hitler Really Invent the Sex Doll?

While historians have recorded the battles, atrocities, and ghost blimps of World War II in great detail, Hitler’s secret sex doll program remains shrouded in mystery to this day. The Borghild Project was (supposedly) a super-secret attempt to stop the spread of syphilis by providing Nazi soldiers with inflatable sex dolls. That’s right: Hitler invented […]

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This Rollercoaster is Literally Designed to Kill You — In the Most Epic Way Possible

Death is scary. Roller coasters are scarier. So the “Euthanasia Coaster?” Terrifying. Lithuanian engineer Julijonas Urbonas designed the coaster in 2010 while a Ph.D. candidate in design interactions at the Royal College of Art in London. The idea behind the coaster was to provide an elegant, euphoric end-of-life experience for those with terminal illnesses. The […]

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His Name is “Graham,” and He’s the Most Horrifying Safety Mascot of All Time

Usually, when we post a story about something terrifying and/or deadly in Australia, it concerns some kind of monstrous snake or spider that just tried to eat someone’s face. But the latest scream-worthy horror to emerge from Down Under was specifically created to raise awareness for a totally human-caused hazard. Still, despite the good intentions […]

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Sea Monster Finally Discovered in Loch Ness — But It’s Not What You Think

The legend of “Nessie” has kept monster-seeking tourists flocking to Scotland’s Loch Ness since the 1930s… and while dozens of well-equipped exploration teams have used just about every kind of technology available to explore the massive lake over the past several decades, none of them have come up with indisputable proof of a giant monster […]