This delicious Hungarian pasta dish looks like boiled maggots

Our friend Anna Péter, from the food blog Malackaraj, continues to delight my virtual taste buds with another gross-looking Hungarian plate. This one is a maggot-like pasta called tojásos nokedly, a plate that you eat with a lettuce salad called fejes saláta. Apparently, it's one of Hungary's most iconic plates. » 3/12/15 5:41pm 3/12/15 5:41pm

Robert Downey Jr. delivers real Iron Man bionic arm to armless kid

I'm a sucker for happy stories, I make no excuses. So, when I saw Alex—a seven-year-old boy who was born with a partially developed arm and loves superheroes—meeting with Tony Stark himself—played by Robert Downey Jr—my heart started to melt. Then I saw Alex in awe with his new bionic arm, I was like... » 3/12/15 3:31pm 3/12/15 3:31pm

Scientists reveal the hidden structure and size of our galaxy

Our galaxy is not what we thought it was. According the paper Rings and Radial Waves in the Disk of the Milky Way—published in the Astrophysical Journalwe should call it the Corrugated Cardboard Galaxy, as shown in the diagram above. Even more surprising: It's 50-percent larger than previously thought. » 3/12/15 2:03pm 3/12/15 2:03pm

You Know the Apple Watch Will Be Useless Without These Battery Bracelets

Attenshun, Apple fans! Are you going to buy an Apple Watch? Shut up. I know you are. It is superfluous if you have an iPhone but fuck it—if Tim Cook can't live without it neither can you. YOU MUST GET IT. There is only one true, big, hairy but: Battery life will suck flea-infested monkey balls. Don't worry, I'm… » 3/10/15 12:05am 3/10/15 12:05am

Wow, China builds complete 57-story skyscraper in record 19 days

Sploid reader Xian Min Zhang sent us the latest time-lapse video of the construction of his latest building: A 57-floor 2-million-square-foot (180,000-square-meter) skyscraper fully built with energy-efficient, factory-produced Lego-like blocks. He claims that they are now building these at a record three floors per… » 3/09/15 1:13pm 3/09/15 1:13pm

This is what human cannonballs see when they get launched

Human cannonballs are not launched from real cannons but special cannons that use either springs or compressed air. That doesn't mean it is not risky: They suffer accelerations of 7G and can fly over a distance of 193 feet (59 meters). In fact, "more than 30 human cannonballs have died during the performance of this… » 3/09/15 11:37am 3/09/15 11:37am

Spectacular video of F-18s in never-before-seen action

Our friend Lieutenant Chris Nigus—Weapons Training Officer with the Strike-Fighter Squadron VFA-27 Royal Maces—sent us his new video, which has some truly spectacular shots that I have never seen before. Like the night shot footage above—we only had photos—or this cool landing footage from a carrier's deck camera. » 3/08/15 6:25pm 3/08/15 6:25pm

Amazing photos of naked people completely covered in honey (NSFW)

Behold the amazing photography of Black Little. This outstanding series belong to his latest monograph, called Preservation. It opens today at the Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City, California. If you are in Los Angeles, go see it. If you are not that lucky, you can see how beautiful it looks here [NSFW!] » 3/07/15 5:26am 3/07/15 5:26am

I want to spend an eternal summer on this sailboat

This is Salt, the newest yacht concept by Lujac Desautel. It is a sailboat. It has a clean design. It is very pretty. It is not my ideal sailboat—I like classic lines—but it is the kind of ship that I imagine Steve Jobs would have wanted instead of the horror he actually got. I would happily live in it forever. » 3/06/15 1:52pm 3/06/15 1:52pm

Can this picture of a frog riding a beetle be real or is it fake?

Petapixel has republished a great article about fake nature photos written by a group of nature photographers who are denouncing the abuses of some of their colleagues. Here it is, reproduced in its entirety. It answers the question—can this picture of a frog riding a beetle be real—and much more. » 3/05/15 6:00pm 3/05/15 6:00pm