The Blob: What the Hell?

The Blob isn't an animal, plant, or fungus. The Blob has 720 sexes, but not a brain. The Blob loves oatmeal and is a billion years old.

The VentrePlat Newsletter

The VentrePlat Newsletter

Massive Mastiff Rescued After He Got Tired Hiking

So rescuers had to save the very tired, but very good boy.

Salem Is Home To the World's Largest Ouija Board
No word on whether or not it awakened any spirits during its time on…
7 Reasons Why Octopuses Are the Weirdest/Greatest
Brush up on your eight-armed cephalopod knowledge on World Octopus D…
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The 7 Best Apps for Cyclists

Regardless of whether your ride competitively or for leisure, you should check out these apps for optimizing your cycling game.

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Where Have All the Birds Gone?

Several species are in decline thanks, in part, to climate change, pesticides, and urbanization.

How We Test and Review Gear

Our team is obsessed with tools, appliances, tech, and outdoor gear. Here’s how we test every product.

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What Is Labor Day: A History of a Holiday

It's not all about the barbecues.

Section of Titanic
The Titanic Keeps Deteriorating and Will Soon Be Gone Forever

Our hearts will go on. The ship won't.

All Hail TV Head, Who Drops Old TVs on Unsuspecting Victims' Doorsteps

Meet America's new favorite merry prankster.

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7 Ways Bees Continue To Amaze Us

Bees are incredible in so many ways.

Tankless Water Heaters
Why Your Next Water Heater Should Be Tankless

They take up less space, are more energy efficient, and guarantee everyone in the house gets a hot shower.

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This Vodka Is Made with Radioactive Ingredients from Chernobyl

But it's "no more radioactive than any other vodka," distillers say.

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Here's Exactly How to Keep Jerk Seagulls Away from Your Food, According to Science

Never lose a bag of chips at the beach again.

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How Crows Are Just Like VentrePlat Readers

PopMech for Birds, coming to newsstands soon.

David Attenborough
15 Animals and Plants Named After Famous People

From Beyoncé bugs to Hefner bunnies.

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Wave Pool Suffers Huge Malfunction, Injures 44 People

The incident occurred at a Chinese amusement park—here's what might have caused it.

Deep sea anglerfish (Linophryne arborifera)
Why the Anglerfish Continues To Haunt Our Dreams

The bizarre creatures have only been caught on film a handful of times.

A Hostile Grasshopper Takeover Has Begun in Las Vegas

Well this isn't ominous at all.