This Is Why You Don’t Hide Under A Tree During A Lightning Storm

This Is Why You Don't Hide Under A Tree During A Lightning Storm

Via the US National Weather Service comes this staggering footage of a lightning bolt making matchsticks of a tree in Upstate New York.

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China tries to make artificial lake, fails and creates desert instead

China tries to make artificial lake, fails and creates desert instead

Officials in Zhengzhou, China, wanted to build an artificial lake on the outskirts of the city but everything went wrong. The source of water they intended to use dried up and the hundreds of thousands of tons of sand destined for the artificial beach began to spread, covering an area the size of four football fields.

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Walmart offering $30 off the iPad mini for Mother’s Day

WalMart is running a Mother’s Day promotion where the iPad mini is discounted by $30. The sale price is for both the standard iPad mini, which was previously priced at $299, and the newer iPad mini with Retina Display.

With the promotion, the 16 GB iPad mini WiFi edition is now priced at $269 while the similarly equipped iPad mini with Retina Display goes for just $369.

Between WalMart’s sale on the iPad mini and the Best Buy guaranteed $200 trade-in credit for iPhone upgrades, you should be able to save some money for an iOS-using mom this Mother’s Day.

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This 3D Motion Simulator Is Powered By People

This 3D Motion Simulator Is Powered By People

Haptic Turk is a prototype game that uses your friends as virtual robots to do immersive motion simulation at home. The research project from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany demoed a flight simulator variant at CHI2014 last week: the player wears 3D goggles and lies in two slings held by four friends—the "human actuators" or turkers. A fifth can do special effects, inventing sensations with whatever is on hand.

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This Hubless Bicycle Folds to the Size of an Umbrella

This Hubless Bicycle Folds to the Size of an Umbrella

Folding bicycles are wonderful, but by and large they have to strike a compromise: large wheels and limited portability, or small pack-size but with tiny little wheels. This slightly strange hubless bike promises a solution to that problem.

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FYI, The FDA Recommends Mixing Kitty Litter Into Your Old Meds

FYI, The FDA Recommends Mixing Kitty Litter Into Your Old Meds

I have a small orange bottle in my bathroom cabinet with a couple painkillers leftover from the time I got my wisdom teeth out a few years ago. They’re way out of date. I should toss ’em. BUT HOW?? According to the FDA, flushing is a no-no; proper protocol is mixing them with kitty litter before bagging them up and throwing them out.

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Can Eating Poppy Seeds Really Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?

Can Eating Poppy Seeds Really Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?

When Elaine on Seinfeld failed a drug test after eating a poppy seed muffin back in the 1996 episode "The Shower Head," the idea that you could fail a drug test after eating poppy seeds took off. Turns out, this wasn’tyet another Hollywood writer invention—you really can potentially fail a drug test if you eat poppy seeds.

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