Nerf Screamers were the coolest. They had little plastic whistles embedded in them, so that they woul produce a screeching noise as they flew. (As I’m typing this, I realize how patient my neighbors must have been to listen to a tiny shrieking football at all hours of the day. Thanks Karen and Paul!) Regardless,…
The history of why Q is almost always followed by U is fascinating, and dates back to when the Normans invaded England in 1066. Before that, English didn’t even have a Q; it used “cw” to replicate the sound. After the invasion, though, the spelling of English was changed to match the French ways: “cw” was replaced…
Calvin and Hobbes should be everyone’s favorite comic strip. But what makes it so special? Kaptain Kristian dives in to explain why the strip is so good. The argument centers around the idea that Calvin and Hobbes puts art before commerce, as all art should.
In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just four minutes from Exub1a, YouTube purveyor of “spacey stuff and existential angst.”
Gillian Anderson is, in many ways (including “all of them”), a delight. And yet somehow she has managed to out-delight herself by setting up her own Tumblr. I shit you not, it’s called Chewie’s Girlfriend.
Most people know potato guns are sweet as hell. Unfortunately, if you want to use one to turn any large pieces of produce into a smoothie (a squash or watermelon, for instance), you’ll need something stronger than a potato. Say, a steel-reinforced potato.
Step aside with your claims to long legacies, craft breweries! This reconstructed beer recipe is over 5,000 years old. It’s the earliest beer recipe—and the earliest known use of barley—in China.
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The current season of Game of Thrones has been pretty stunning. Every single episode has been filled with twists and shocking moments, and we’ve still got a bunch to go. For artist Fernando Reza, that means he’s got much more work to do.
Mike Mignola’s Hellboy “Mignolaverse” is filled with tons of delightful characters—but there’s something especially great about the adventures of old-timey pulp hero Lobster Johnson, whose latest series sees him battling giant robots in the heart of New York. To celebrate, we sat down with writer John Arcudi to…
You’d be hard pressed to come up with a more ’90s moment than the end of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze. Well, at least until this week, when attendees of the premiere for the latest Turtles movie sequel did a little time travel for a reunion of stars not seen since that seminal 1991 movie.
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Star Trek Voyager went off the air 15 years ago today. To commemorate this very depressing occasion, here are what I truly believe are the five best nonsequiturs (but not from the episode “Non-Sequitur”) from that occasionally brilliant, often unintentionally hilarious show.
So you’re watching sportsball, and your team wins. The stadium fills with confetti, and the broadcast starts to look like total crap. Why does confetti make the players on your expensive TV look like Minecraft character? The answer lies in the nature of digital video compression.
Angel-winged Mercy having sex with the devilish Reaper. Spunky mech pilot D.Va pleasuring herself in front of a webcam. Blindingly speedy Tracer caught in Widowmaker’s web. Overwatch porn has been all over the Internet for months, though the game’s creators at Blizzard don’t seem to eye it too favorably.
Sure, it’s Monday, and Mondays suck. But I think we can all celebrate being near the end of the worst day of the week with a little slice of complete insanity, can’t we?
Somewhere, in another version of the year 2016, America will have an awful president. His son the vice-president (terrible, right?) will go back in time and try to make it so that the USA is less of a smoking ruin than it already is.
Slime molds and fungi might not rank high on anyone’s list of favorite organisms, but there is a compelling beauty in their growth patterns. And now Transcend Rules has taken “slimeography” to a whole new level, setting those patterns to the Game of Thrones theme music. It might just be the solace fans crave after…
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