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Turkish company uses Hitler to sell shampoo

A Turkish company is hoping that images of Adolf Hitler will entice men to buy their shampoo. The Turkish company Biomen has come under fire after they created an advertisement that uses black and white footage of the German dictator urging customers to purchase their “100 percent male shampoo.” “If…

Filmmaker James Cameron tweets from deepest point on earth

Filmmaker James Cameron, famed for his cinematic hits Titanic and Avatar, has achieved another historic first, becoming one of just a few people to explore the depths of the Marianas Trench, and the first to do so alone. The filmmaker, who is also a National Geographic explorer, reached the deepest…

Neil deGrasse Tyson: It was ‘creepy’ to become an internet meme

During a recent appearance on On the Verge, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked by host Joshua Topolsky how it feels to be an internet meme, someone whose image appears in animated gifs and other contexts completely separate from his own identity. “Initially it was really weird and creepy,” Tyson…

45-foot paper airplane takes flight over Arizona desert

A 45-foot-long paper airplane built out of a type of corrugated cardboard described as similar to the material used in pizza boxes was successfully launched earlier this week over the Arizona desert. The craft was constructed by the Pima Air & Space Museum as an offshoot of its Great Paper…

Attorney: Zimmerman used ‘term of endearment’ before killing Trayvon Martin

A friend of the self-appointed neighborhood watch leader who killed an unarmed black Florida teen says that reports that his pal uttered a racial slur before the slaying are simply wrong. After reviewing a 911 call George Zimmerman made before gunning down Trayvon Martin, many believe they hear the shooter…

Investigation launched after Oklahoma police drag man face down

At least one Oklahoma police officer is under internal investigation after surveillance video showed him dragging a man face-down out of the Will Rogers World Airport. The incident occurred after police arrested 53-year-old James Jay Heidebrecht at the airport on February 20. The man had claimed he was a CIA…

Lost Mozart work found

For centuries it has lain lost and abandoned in a notebook, but now scholars have unearthed what they believe to be a composition by an 11-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  It was performed on Friday, March 24 in Mozart’s old apartment in Salzburg, Austria, on his own pianoforte. The little song…

Sleepy kitten grooms his friend

If your Friday afternoon could use a moment of near-perfect stillness and quiet along with a big dollop of cute to go with it, have we got a video for you. In this video, one of two intertwined kittens discovers that his bunkmate missed a spot or two in their…

‘Bird Man’ video-maker admits to hoax

The remarkable video captivated the world. In it, engineer Jarno Smeets of Phillips launched himself into the air and flew like a bird with a pair of home-made mechanical wings. Sadly, it has now come to light that the video was a hoax. Wired magazine reports that engineer Jarno Smeets…

Kucinich refuses to endorse Kaptur against ‘Joe the Plumber’

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Thursday refused to endorse Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), who defeated him in a primary election two weeks ago. “I’ve lost before, I accept that I lost,” Kucinich told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur. “I want people to understand that I probably have more defeats…

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