If we're being honest here, I would count myself among this 30% of millennials who would sell an organ if it would erase their debt. According to the personal finance site MyBankTracker, and the 200 users they polled, a lot of people would be willing to start their own reality show in order to get out of debt. That compares to the 43% who said they would purge half of their belongings in order to get rid of their debt.
The median age for those polled was 32; the average debt: $34,000.
Scientists have discovered a 30,000 year old "frankenvirus" in Siberia, so of course they feel compelled to try and reanimate it in order to study it. The virus, formally called Mollivirus sibericum, is the fourth super-virus discovered by this research team since 2003.
Thankfully, the scientists realize how dangerous it can be to reawaken a virus when we have no idea what it could do to humans and animals. "A few particles that are still infectious may be enough, in the presence of a vulnerable host, to revive potentially pathogenic viruses," said Jean-Michel Claverie, one of the lead researchers.
A London man on a budget airline was tasered and removed from a flight after he became disgruntled over his luggage. Police were called to the airline around 8am on Thursday morning after a passenger demanded to know why his "man-purse" had caused such a stir. After being told to calm down repeatedly, he was tasered and removed from the airline.
Talk about plot twist. A private detective was hired by a man to tail his wife, only to discover she was cheating on him with the PI's own son!Amber Telford, 33, plead guilty to having sex with a minor (17) last week after the private investigator discovered her on the floor of her dance studio naked, with the private investigator's own son. As shocking as all of this is, the pair began their relationship after Telford began flirting with the young man atColette's Dancing School in Taylorsville, Utah.
Introducing the latest trend in dumb dating app upgrades: the super like! Tinder just announced the new feature this past week. The Super Like will allow users to see that someone else has already "liked" them before they decide whether to reject or accept their love.
Now, with the Super Like people can continue to live in their bubble of acceptance and know in advance whether a user likes them or not. That way, they don't waste a precious left swipe on someone they think is way out of their league... or whatever.
In a kind gesture gone wrong, the management team at Auschwitz in Poland is getting flack for installing misting machines for tourists. The Concentration Camp was the site of horrors during the Holocaust, and it will never not be a site of extreme pain and anguish for visitors and those who have lost family to camps like it. Although the summer heat in Poland was reaching upwards of 100 degrees, people felt like the addition of the sprinklers near the "showers" where Jewish prisoners were gassed to death was in poor taste.
"As a Jew who has lost so many relatives in the Holocaust, they looked like the showers that the Jews were forced to take before entering the gas chambers," Meir Bulka told the Jerusalem Post when asked about the sprinklers.
Bob's Burgers voice actor Eugene Mirman has announced that his October 30th release, I'm Sorry, You're Welcome, will feature 195 recorded orgasms and 45 minutes of him crying. In addition to his stand-up, the 7 disc set will show the more, um, vulnerable side of Mirman?
Love hurts! Especially when you bite the nose off of your ex and then swallow it. In the city of Dezhou in China, two ex-lovers got into a spat after a woman refused to return the calls of her ex-husband. Instead of seeing a rage therapist, he thought the best course of action was to storm into her work the next day and bite her nose completely off. Ms. Yang, the victim, told local reporters: "And the next thing I knew, he pushed my head towards the way and ate my nose in one go."
What's a population of 7 billion to do once their planet dies and all their natural resources run out? Nuke another planet and move there, of course! That's according to SpaceX founder and probably evil supergenius Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla cars and commercial space flights.
According to Musk, the fastest and cheapest way to warm up a planet to make it hospitable for human life would be to drop thermonuclear weapons on its poles, like an atomic bomb. It's a faster alternative to, say, filling the planet with greenhouse gases. Musk's reusable rockets could make the idea feasible, if we someday need a spare planet.
Would you move to Mars if Musk warmed it up with a bunch of atomic bombs?