Douglas Fields


V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016

The Daily Word in Johnny Cash Spiders, Fresh Air Sales and Fake Simpsons

The Daily Word

A newly discovered tarantula has been named Aphonopelma johnnycashi, due to its thick black coat, it's proximity to Folsom prison (seriously) and after its admission that it killed a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

If you plan on hiring hitmen to kill your wife, you'd better make sure they do the job. Otherwise, she might do what this Australian woman did and crash her own funeral.

4 new species of flatworm that fit on the head of a dime discovered. They have no brains or organs, just a sack for a stomach and a mouth that eats and poops.

A fire that started last night in Isleta Pueblo is still keeping firefighters busy today.

Fat, dumb, yellow dad. Beehive-sporting mom. Little girl in a red dress and pearls. That's right! It's everyone's favorite cartoon fam from the nation of Georgia: The Samsonadzes. And if that sounds too familiar to you, check out the opening credits sequence. Sheesh.

According to neurobiologist Douglas Fields, the same group of neurons that help you react quickly in times of danger are the same ones that make people "just snap."

DWI penalties became a whole lot stiffer last week, even though we had the lowest number of drunk-driving-related deaths in over 20 years during 2015. So, of course, a new study suggests that harsher punishments aren't likely to deter drunk driving.

God bless the free market! A British man is selling £80 jars of fresh air to the Chinese. And they're buying it.

Here's an amazing collection of photos taken during the Vietnam war by the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong.