I think the point of the Mother Jones piece was that coconut water is wildly (and falsely) heralded as the saving grace of people at risk for dehydration (i.e. those with hangovers, the intensely athletic, etc.), when in fact that is very much not the case. And can actually have the opposite effect, considering its… » 10/24/14 5:05pm Yesterday 5:05pm

An Austin Airport Is Counting Cell Phones to Predict TSA Wait Times

If you're passing through security at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, do everyone a favor and make sure you have your phone's Wi-Fi or Bluetooth turned on. Sure, it might be a teensy bit of a battery suck—but it will also help tell everyone around you just how long they'll be spending in airport security… » 10/23/14 4:17pm Thursday 4:17pm

The man who invented the Pringles can was buried inside a Pringles can

Pringles varieties are as vast and varied as the stars in the sky: Barbecue. Sour Cream & Onion. Buffalo Ranch. Extreme Blazin' Buffalo Ranch. But one, single Pringles can exists on this Earth with a peculiar sort of flavor dust and no chips at all—the Pringles can that holds the ashes of its inventor, Fredric Baur. » 10/22/14 11:00am Wednesday 11:00am

7 Things You Can Make Out of Yourself When You Die

It's time to put your affairs in order. And yet—you're still not ready to let go. Totally understandable! And fortunately for you, you don't have to. It's all thanks to the alarming number of services just waiting to turn your dearly departed remains into the latest accessory, utensil, or pastime. May you rest in… » 10/22/14 9:00am Wednesday 9:00am

Ask Mythbusters' Adam Savage Anything You Want

Being a genuine, card-carrying mythbuster is just about the best job anyone can hope for. And since most of us probably haven't managed to become one, we've got the next best thing—living vicariously through one. We're lucky enough to have Adam Savage from Mythbusters here to answer all your burning questions. » 10/21/14 2:45pm Tuesday 2:45pm

How to Download iOS 8.1 Without Deleting All Your Stuff

The new, Apple Pay-inclusive iOS update is finally here, and it's a big one—2.2GB big, specifically. Of course, most of that's just the install package, so if you go about this the right way, you should be able to avoid having to delete anything at all. Here's how to download iOS 8.1 without saying goodbye to any of… » 10/20/14 1:27pm Monday 1:27pm

The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos

Embarrassing open mic nights, topical parodies, gaming tutorials—these are the YouTube videos we know. The ones we replay and the ones we send to our friends, coworkers, families, and everyone we know. But YouTube has another layer. One where view counts sit at zero and bizarre bits of film rot away in indifference.… » 10/20/14 12:24pm Monday 12:24pm

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Iconic Products and Companies

Single-serving tumblrs tend to fizzle out and die before their first day is even up, but First Drafts of History might actually have some staying power. Because when it comes to hunting down the more delightfully bizarre of Wikipedia's first entries, there's enough material to last a lifetime. » 10/17/14 12:30pm 10/17/14 12:30pm

How Facebook Uses Leaked Passwords to Keep Your Account Safe

There's a reason you're not supposed to use same password for all of your accounts—large-scale data breachers are all too common. But in case you still refuse to abide by logic and reason (and many of us do), Facebook now uses those stolen-passwords-made-public to tell you what an idiot you're being. And to keep you… » 10/17/14 12:00pm 10/17/14 12:00pm