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Someone Spent Almost Half a Billion Dollars on a Possibly Inauthentic da Vinci Painting  Someone Spent Almost Half a Billion Dollars on a Possibly Inauthentic da Vinci Painting 

On Wednesday, auction records were shattered when an anonymous buyer spent $450.3 million to be the proud owner of a “long lost” painting “by” Leonardo da Vinci. The thing is, it may not have even been painted by Leonardo, it’s in terrible shape, it’s not especially good, and in the financial world of art, none of…

The Deepest Living Fish Ever Recorded Has a Wonderful Smile on Its Face

Normally, if a story about deep water sea creatures comes along it involves horrifying abominations of nature that have been hardened by some of the toughest conditions for life on planet Earth. But a team of researchers from Japan recently documented the deepest living fish ever seen, and it almost seems like it’s…

Antarctica Had a Terrifying, Pleasant Day [Corrected] Antarctica Had a Terrifying, Pleasant Day [Corrected]

Here in New York City, it was a beautiful spring day with temperatures hitting 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Life was good, and it almost made you forget all the troubles the world faces at the moment. Then, you find out that it was basically the same frickin’ temperature in Antarctica this time in 2015 and the planet is…

The Biggest Rattlesnake You'll Ever See? The Biggest Rattlesnake You'll Ever See?

The biggest western diamondback rattlesnake ever caught? An Arkansas man borrowed a hot pink snubnose revolver from his wife to shoot this one after it bit one of his dogs.

Game of Thrones' The Mountain breaks 1000-year-old weightlifting record

Watch Júlíus Björnsson (AKA The Mountain of Game Of Thrones) carrying a 1433-pound (650 Kg) log on his back and walk five steps with it breaking a 1000-year-old viking weightlifting record.

​The Largest Alligator Ever Caught ​The Largest Alligator Ever Caught

Measuring 15 feet long and weighing in at a staggering 1,011.5 lbs, this giant alligator was pulled out of a river in Alabama on Saturday morning, becoming the largest ever caught. The woman who did so broke out her special pearl necklace to celebrate.

What does a record made out of wood sound like? What does a record made out of wood sound like?

Not great, but it's an interesting process. Maker Amanda Ghassaei decided to test how maple worked as a song-delivery medium by laser cutting her own wooden records. You can certainly hear the songs on each record, but Ghassaei explains the challenges of making high quality wooden records.

Who the Hell Can Understand the Voyager Disc's User Manual? Who the Hell Can Understand the Voyager Disc's User Manual?

In a very distant future an alien spaceship will come across one of the Voyager spacecrafts. And when they do, they will find two things: a golden disc—a space-proof metal version of a normal vinyl record containing sounds, music and images from Earth—and a record player.

This Lego Record Player Is Made From Half Bricks and Half Pure Awesome This Lego Record Player Is Made From Half Bricks and Half Pure Awesome

While it may seem disappointing that this Lego record player doesn't actually play vinyl records, that's actually good. Its color-coded record playback mechanism is much more awesomerester than standard record playing.

Pentagon Robot Is Faster Than Usain Bolt—and Freaks the Hell Out of Me Pentagon Robot Is Faster Than Usain Bolt—and Freaks the Hell Out of Me

This is freaking scary. This is even scarier than Big Dog. It's the latest version of the Pentagons's newest Cheetah robot and it now runs faster than Usain Bolt. 0.5 miles per hour faster than the fastest man on Earth.

Richard Feynman's FBI Files Make Fascinating Reading Richard Feynman's FBI Files Make Fascinating Reading

Following a Freedom of Information request, the FBI has just released its records on Richard Feynman. Celebrated as an incredible intellectual, the Nobel prize-wining physicist was also a wonderful speaker, writer and, according to the files, a target which the FBI wanted to out as a communist sympathizer.

Here's Everything Apple Could Buy With the Billions They Just Made Here's Everything Apple Could Buy With the Billions They Just Made

We know that Apple just had its biggest quarter in history. We know that they made an insane $46.33 billion in revenue. But do we really know how much money $46.33 billion is? It's hard to visualize, so this presentation and facts may help:

Channel Master TV Will Let You Cut The Cord And Keep The Sports Channel Master TV Will Let You Cut The Cord And Keep The Sports

Channel Master's newest DVR is a cord cutters dream. It lets users record over-the-air programming so they can ditch cable and still follow their local news and sports. And there's no monthly fee, just the cost of the device.

New York Hospital Trades Insurance Cards for Vein Scanners New York Hospital Trades Insurance Cards for Vein Scanners

Langone Medical Center in New York is streamlining the hospital check-in process with specialized scanners from Fujitsu that recognize the unique vein pattern of your palm.

Watching a Guinness World Record Blob Jump Is Soaring Flying Fun Watching a Guinness World Record Blob Jump Is Soaring Flying Fun

Ah, the blob jump. It's the timeless practice of using people to launch people. Trust me, you'll know what it is when you see it. This video shows a blob jump that sent someone 55 feet in the air, a Guinness world record.

iTunes in The Cloud Won't Launch In The UK Until 2012 iTunes in The Cloud Won't Launch In The UK Until 2012

iPhone owners in the UK may need a pat on the back and another ale to make it through this news. According to the UK-based Performing Right Society, Apple's iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match service won't launch until 2012.

VinylLove for iPad Re-Creates That Warm Vinyl Record Sound for Your MP3s VinylLove for iPad Re-Creates That Warm Vinyl Record Sound for Your MP3s

I'm sad that I never really got into vinyls because every time I hear a record play, I wish my silly iPod could capture that same texture and warmth. VinylLove for iPad tries to re-create that warm vinyl sound to great success.

Private Records of 3.5 Million Texans Were Mistakenly Leaked by the State

Today is not a good day to be a Texan. Sure, they've got good steak, the Rangers, oil, and sharp-looking cowboy hats—but now, some 3.5 million Texans are also facing public exposure of their private records. The information includes citizens' names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and possibly dates of birth and…

Watch the World's Fastest Lawnmower Hit a 96 MPH Clip Watch the World's Fastest Lawnmower Hit a 96 MPH Clip

All Bobby Cleveland wanted was to drive the fastest lawnmower in the world. And last weekend, he took his easy rider all the way to 96 mph. Here's the bastard child of John Deere and Speed Racer in action.

The Nitrogen-Cooled Memory Block that Broke the World's Speed Record The Nitrogen-Cooled Memory Block that Broke the World's Speed Record

These are memory sticks, two 1 GB Corsair Dominator GTX6 DDR3 RAM modules. They usually run at 2625MHz, but these zoom at the new world's speed record: 3078MHz. All thanks to the special nitrogen freezer plugged onto the heat sinks:

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