A Guide To American Football

Beautifully animated, and basically everything you need to know to get started.


The Luxton Brothers are recreating old photos from their younger years. Here are the results (some more disturbing than others).

Every Single Nintendo Start Screen Ever

Ready for nearly 3 hours of nostalgia? Okay, perhaps that's a bit much, but at least they're in alphabetical order!

2014 Snow Storm Approaching NYC

The view from here.

Update: A reminder that it can always be worse.

Oh, Canada!

Apparently there is so much bad blood between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames that lit-rally one second after the puck drops at the game's start, both lines throw down their gloves and all hell breaks loose.

Blood in the Sand: Killing a Turtle Advocate

Each spring on Costa Rica’s desolate Caribbean coast, endangered leatherback sea turtles come ashore at night to lay and hide their eggs. Poachers steal them for cash, and as Matthew Power reports, they’re willing to kill anyone who gets in their way.

Cruising Electric

Children of the 80's, rejoice!

Match Burning in Slow Motion

Once again, 4,000 FPS reveals a whole new world.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Blizzard's addicting new online card game has entered public beta. It's been nice knowing you.

We've Seen Plenty of Before/After Photoshop Pictures, But...'s how it looks when applied to a video.

Decoding Cancer-Addled Ramblings

The MetaFilter community comes together to decode a 20 year old riddle left by a member's grandmother in her final days battling cancer.

Interactive Map of Planes in the Sky

To mark 100 years of passenger air travel, our stunning interactive uses live data to show every one of the thousands of commercial planes currently in the air, charts the history of aviation since 1914, and asks what comes next for the industry.

The Creepiest Thing You'll See All Week

Horrifying manipulation of human faces.

What Makes a Good Toilet?

Where there are flies on a semi-permanent basis, you can expect lizards to be crawling around the walls, and perhaps toads hoping to catch a meal. There’s also a spider or two waiting for prey in the corners. I’ve witnessed ants and roaches timeshare the cracks around the toilet seat, with ants seeming to fare better in the colder months. The capstone of the pit latrine ecosystem is the bat. A family of bats will sometimes claim a lucky pit as their cave, and as much as I appreciate what bats do to kill flies and mosquitoes, discovering a bat under your bare posterior can be traumatizing.

Three Scorpion Tanks Engage a Target at Night

Cavalry shoot in the Glen of Imaal.