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  • December 5, 2014
    And he used himself as bait! Just kidding, that only works with sharks and the Kraken. This is the 12-pound, estimated 60-70 year old lobster caught by biologist Forrest Galante off the coast of Anacapa Island, California. Damn, could you imagine-- "Eating the tail of that ... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2014
    These are believed to be the oldest pants in the world, recently excavated from a tomb in China. They belonged to a nomadic herder, who likely wore them for riding horseback. When I'm riding horseback? Full knight's armor and a flaming lance. With straight-fitting legs and ... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2014
    By halvsies I clearly mean ten-thousandies because the asking price is ~$80 million and even coming up with eight grand is going to be a stretch for me. Still, it's gonna make one badass time-share if we can make it happen! I call the master bedroom though since I found it. ... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2014
    Seen here looking like something I'd bet you I'll eat off the floor for $1, Pithovirus, a 30,000 year old virus recently dug up from permafrost in Siberia, plots world domination. The virus, which is harmless to humans but deadly to amoebas, is also the largest virus ever foun... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2014
    This is the 4.4-billion year old zircon crystal found in Western Australia. Researchers believe it to be the oldest known piece of earth. How do you explain that, young earth creationists? "Radioactive dating doesn't work." Tell me about it, my last date had laser vision an... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2013
    These are the window curtains made out of vintage 35mm film slides by Scott Sherwood. The curtains are five and a half feet tall, six feet wide and contain 1,152 individual film slides. Are there any nudes in the mix? If Scott did a good job, they all are. Keep going for a ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    Because what's the goal of science if not to kill everything, in 2006 researchers dredged up an extremely old quahog clam. Unaware of its age, they immediately froze the poor bastard, only later to calculate it was 400 years old and even LATER to discover i wasn't 400, but 507... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2013
    This is the 700-year old bronze ring unearthed in Bulgaria (two Bulgaria posts in a row, wild!) that archaeologists suspect was used for covert political murders using some form of liquid poison inside. How James Bond-y. "It's a unique ring," [archaeologist Bonnie] Petrunova ... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    This is a shot of the around 5,000-year old board game tokens recently unearthed at Başur Höyük, in southeast Turkey, making them the oldest known game pieces ever discovered. Any idea what they were playing? Chutes and Ladders? D&D? The Game of Life? I'm going to be a warr... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    Scientists analyzing a two-mile deep mine in Ontario, Canada have discovered what is currently the oldest water known to date, at 2.6-billion years old. "Pfft, that's nothing." METHUSELAH YOU STAY OUT OF THIS. The scientists analyzed water they found 2 miles (2.4 km) deep. T... / Continue →