World’s Strangest

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Creepy robot baby developed in Japan

Known as Affetto, the eerily realistic robot has been created for use in various behavioral experiments. Featuring a life-like torso and arms that flo…

"Jet man" flies over the Alps

Yves Rossy has flown his custom-built jet pack in formation with two aircraft over the Swiss Alps. The 52-year-old is the only person to have ever flo…

The Late Movies: Auto-Tuning Already-Funny Commercials

Though popularized by musicians like Cher and rapper T Pain, auto-tuning—the act of speaking or singing into a vocoder to disguise off-key inaccuracies and mistakes—can be used to make anything just a little bit sillier. Just take a look at what happens when some of television’s silliest commercials are auto-tuned. Flo from Progressive Billy Mays Slap Chop Old Spice Sony

Flo and Kay: the World’s Only Female Autistic Identical Twin Savants

I’ve been doing a bit of research on autism lately, and yesterday I ran across an episode of a show called Extraordinary People that profiles an amazing pair of identical twin sisters. They’re autistic savants who can perform incredible feats of memory, and they are completely — completely — obsessed with Dick Clark and the [...]