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We Asked a Biologist What Would Happen If You Vaped Venom's Alien Goo We Asked a Biologist What Would Happen If You Vaped Venom's Alien Goo

Venom—Sony’s recently released tale of the world’s worst journalist and his head-chomping pet alien parasite—poses a number of interesting questions, such as “Is this movie bad or perfect dumb fun?” “Where do the heads go when Venom eats them?” and “What kind of accent, exactly, is Tom Hardy trying to do here?”…

Tiny Gecko Makes 'a Bazillion' Phone Calls From Inside Hawaiian Animal Hospital Tiny Gecko Makes 'a Bazillion' Phone Calls From Inside Hawaiian Animal Hospital

Sometimes, technical problems are just a bug. Other times, it’s a lizard.

Meet the Animals That Go Wild for Your Pee Meet the Animals That Go Wild for Your Pee

Last month, visitors to Washington’s Olympic National Park were treated to a surreal sight. A helicopter crossed the sky dangling strands of drugged, blindfolded mountain goats—as many as five at a time—like a string of furry pearls. In the end, more than 100 goats were airlifted from the park and shipped to new homes…

Twitter Announces New Rules Targeting Imposter and Spam Accounts Twitter Announces New Rules Targeting Imposter and Spam Accounts

Last month, Gizmodo uncovered a disturbing scheme where Twitter spammers were apparently impersonating more than a dozen real women to sell diet pills. Now, it seems, the site is introducing new rules to help stop fake accounts like these.

The Bizarre Scheme Using Viral Abuse Stories and Stolen Pics to Sell Diet Pills on Twitter The Bizarre Scheme Using Viral Abuse Stories and Stolen Pics to Sell Diet Pills on Twitter

This weekend, a Twitter user shared a disturbing story that verged on the surreal. In a 32-tweet thread, Ashley recounted an abusive relationship with a boyfriend who forced her to eat until it caused her pain—seemingly for his own sexual pleasure.

I Wish Elon Wouldn't I Wish Elon Wouldn't

I’m tired.

5 Things I Learned as BuzzFeed Quizzes' Unofficial Fact-Checker 5 Things I Learned as BuzzFeed Quizzes' Unofficial Fact-Checker

In a world plagued by both fake news and “FAKE NEWS,” fact-checking has become something like a civic duty for nerds on the internet. For some, this is the culmination of a lifetime spent being an insufferable know-it-all at parties. For me, it’s just a chance to finally call Buzzfeed on its bullshit.

Man Accused of Scamming Free Meals Out of Online Dates Charged With 10 Felonies Man Accused of Scamming Free Meals Out of Online Dates Charged With 10 Felonies

We all know there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but one man’s alleged scheme to score free dinners off women he met online could land him in prison. According to LA County prosecutors, 45-year-old Paul Gonzales pleaded not guilty on Monday to 10 felony charges related to accusations that he took “financial…

It's Time to Bring Back Translucent Gadgets It's Time to Bring Back Translucent Gadgets

For years, tech bloggers have lamented the boring sameness of cell phones. “They’re all slabs of glass and metal,” we groaned in 2016. “Phone design has plateaued.” These days, the same could be said of many electronic devices, all housed in generic brushed aluminum and dark plastic that doesn’t so much “wow” as…

Raccoon Vs. Crow Is the Alien Vs. Predator of Trash Animals Raccoon Vs. Crow Is the Alien Vs. Predator of Trash Animals

Nature isn’t always pretty. Sometimes it’s just gnarly as hell.

Is Mark Zuckerberg Wet or Dry? Is Mark Zuckerberg Wet or Dry?

As the sun passed over Gizmodo’s New York office on Monday and staffers shook off the muggy torpor of the mid-afternoon, they found themselves drawn into a (seemingly simple, yet surprisingly contentious) debate: Is Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and CEO of Facebook, a dry man? Or is he a wet one?

Elon Musk Should Tweet More Elon Musk Should Tweet More

On Sunday, Elon Musk’s long-simmering internet meltdown reached a full boil when he called a man who was mean to his submarine a pedophile. This gave the Tesla founder’s harshest critics and fiercest fanboys something they could finally agree on: the guy needed to give it a rest and log off. A Twitter sabbatical,…

My Search for the Spirit of Prime Day at an Ariana Grande Concert in a Giant Amazon Box

BROOKLYN, NY—Imagine a place where all the offers are epic, the deals never end, and shipping is always free. A heavenly kingdom where you can click a button and—like magic—the shower head, butt plug, or off-brand iPhone cable of your dreams appears at your door. This is the sales pitch of the Church of Amazon, the…

The Internet Is a Big, Nasty Potato Salad We Can't Get Enough Of The Internet Is a Big, Nasty Potato Salad We Can't Get Enough Of

On a picnic table before you sits an enormous bowl of potato salad. You have a bite, which tastes okay, and almost immediately start feeling ill. You, however, love potato salad. So you have another bite, which makes you feel even worse, and then another, and then another. Somewhere, deep down, you know this is…

The Tech Gods Won't Save You The Tech Gods Won't Save You

In times of great strife and uncertainty, it’s natural to look for heroes, leaders whom we can point to and say, “that right there, that’s what we believe in.” In a more armorial age, these heroes were warriors and generals. Throughout the political turmoil of the 20th century, champions of conscience earned our…

I'm More Confused Than Ever About The Incredibles' Legal System I'm More Confused Than Ever About The Incredibles' Legal System

Like many Americans, I used my Fourth of July holiday to perform my patriotic duty and watch a summer blockbuster, in this case, Pixar’s Incredibles 2. Overall, I found the movie to be an improvement over its (pretty good) predecessor, but I was left with some disturbing questions. First and foremost, just how,…

The Best 'Streaming' Service of All Is Your Local Library The Best 'Streaming' Service of All Is Your Local Library

Faced with a seemingly infinite number of media subscription services, it is sometimes necessary for the modern content consumer to ask which ones are actually worth it and which ones are basically a scam monetizing our collective need for distraction and stimulation.

Hisense's Absurd 100-Inch Laser TV Turned Me Into a Big Screen Believer Hisense's Absurd 100-Inch Laser TV Turned Me Into a Big Screen Believer

When discussing a big-screen TV, size is bound to be the primary topic of conversation, but with Hisense’s 100-inch Ultra HD Laser TV, bigness approaches a thought-terminating cliche—one I have been happy to let take over my puny mind.

Slack Is Down and I've Never Felt Less Alive [Updated: It's Up] Slack Is Down and I've Never Felt Less Alive [Updated: It's Up]

On Wednesday, Slack confirmed that users worldwide were experiencing difficulty connecting to the workplace messaging service, pledging to investigate the problem and provide updates soon.

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