Over the past five years at io9, we've explored a lot of strange frontiers, and asked a lot of ridiculous questions. Some of our strangest discoveries have been the ones that hung around, as if we adopted a baby alien and it grew up eating out of our hands.
Here are 117 stories from our first five years that still help to define what io9 is all about.
Top image: Cover Detail, Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
Science Proves That Drinking Makes You Horny
One Pill Makes You Autistic — And One Pill Changes You Back
Scariest Special Effect Ever Created (NSFW)
Welcome to the Culture, the Galactic Civilization That Iain M. Banks Built
How Many of Your Internal Organs Can You Live Without?
The Twenty Science Fiction Novels that Will Change Your Life
8 Unstoppable Rules For Writing Killer Short Stories
Bad Movie Physics: A Report Card
How to Create Artificial Intelligence in Your Spare Time
Underground Fires that Burn For Decades
20 Science Books Every Science Fiction Fan (and Writer) Should Read
What If Every Single Joel Silver Movie Took Place In The Same Universe?
Superheroes Who Can't Have Sex
10 Batman Books You Must Read
Great Opening Sentences From Science Fiction
How Does Your Hero Measure Up On Our Wish-Fulfillment Checklist?
Texas House Sucked Into Wormhole
The 20 Best Worst Science Fiction Movies Of All Time
Magnetic Anomaly Map of the World
War and Social Upheaval Cause Spikes in Zombie Movie Production
The Most Demented Novel Of All Time
Does the Full Moon Really Make People Crazy?