Bad Idea Funtime: Could You Corner Balance A Car With Truck Nutz?

My 944 has a problem: when the gas tank starts to empty, the back end gets light. I've ruined its perfect 50-50 weight balance by taking off the heavy glass hatch. I don't have any fancy-schmancy metal ballast just lying around, however, I could probably source quite a few Truck Nutz. » 3/06/15 11:53am 3/06/15 11:53am

​Why You Can't Mount A Flamethrower To Your Car To Melt Snow On The Road

Those of you stuck in the arctic wasteland that is the East Coast and parts of the Mid-West right now have probably had a few hypothermia-induced fantasies about how to clear out the snow in front of your car. However, that flamethrower rig you've been concocting won't work. Allow XKCD to explain. » 2/20/15 2:33pm 2/20/15 2:33pm

​Making DIY Studded Tires Is Mesmerizing To Watch, Still A Bad Idea

Riding in bad weather is a risk some of us are willing to take. Adding ice and snow to the mix increases that risk exponentially. But I'm pretty sure adding 10,000 screws to your tires isn't the answer.
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For God's Sake Don't Ride Your KLR On Train Tracks

Look, we all love to ride where we're not supposed to. It's one of the many joys of the two-wheeled life. But common sense and basic ass preservation dictates that riding on active train tracks is a really bad idea. Here's proof. » 9/05/14 11:35am 9/05/14 11:35am

Woman Distracted by Texting Drives Her Car Into a Lake

A Maryland woman apparently unaware of the dangers associated with texting and driving received a crash course on the subject after driving her car into a lake yesterday. » 9/11/13 2:33pm 9/11/13 2:33pm

Cop Learns Speeding Woman Faked Emergency, Brings Proof to Her House

A speeding New Hampshire woman's excuse that she was rushing to be by her father's deathbed nearly worked — until the state police trooper looked her up and found out her dad had died five years ago. » 8/06/13 3:42pm 8/06/13 3:42pm

Man Buys Motorcycle Over Wife's Objections, Dies After Three-Mile Ride

It took some forty years of convincing, but Barry Strang finally managed to persuade his wife Pam to let him buy a motorcycle. » 7/16/13 1:23pm 7/16/13 1:23pm

6-Year-Old Boy Rides Van Roof for 3 Miles Along Alaska Highway

When a six-year-old boy in Alaska climbed onto the roof of his parents' van as it sat in their driveway, he probably wasn't expecting to take a ride along a highway while still atop the van. Unfortunately, for the boy and his parents, that's just what happened, and the boy fell from the van's roof after three miles. » 7/02/13 9:52pm 7/02/13 9:52pm

Five Planes That Were Determined To Kill Their Pilots

Both the early and the not-so-early days of aviation were filled with inventors, visionaries, and dreamers. Men who dreamed of changing the world, with machines that seemed to ache at their very (sometimes nuclear) cores for the deaths of their pilots and the people that created them. » 6/15/13 12:37pm 6/15/13 12:37pm

Drunk Pilot Lets Drunk Passenger Steer, Everyone Dies

Drunk people are good at lots of things. They are good at ordering drinks. They are good at cajoling other drunk people into dares. They are good at chasing adventure. They are good at combining all three of these talents to work in frenetic, exciting concert. They are less good at piloting helicopters. » 6/10/13 2:28pm 6/10/13 2:28pm

Virgin Launches In-Flight Creeping to Make Air Travel Even Worse

Just when you thought air travel couldn't get any less appealing, along comes Virgin America to assure you that it most certainly can. » 4/24/13 5:40pm 4/24/13 5:40pm

Man Pulls The Old 'Wake Up And Get Ready to Die' Prank On His Wife

In the prank equivalent of the Most Dangerous Game, a husband convinces his wife she is about to die a gruesome death by head-on collision with a big rig. » 7/24/12 9:45am 7/24/12 9:45am

Idiot Steals Gas from Cop Car, Posts Picture on Facebook, Goes Directly…

This is Michael Baker. Michael is 20 years old, lives in Kentucky, and likes The Bucket List on Facebook. I know these things because Michael has not activated his Facebook privacy settings, which is something that's recommended in most cases but absolutely essential if you're going to post pictures of yourself… » 4/19/12 9:30am 4/19/12 9:30am

The $5,000 Cab Ride from NYC to LA

A thirtysomething investment banker and his friend got bored one night so they decided they'd take a cab from New York to Los Angeles. How much would it cost them for the six-day journey? $5,000. » 4/22/11 4:28pm 4/22/11 4:28pm

Iraqi Reality TV Show Pranks Celebrities by Planting Fake Bombs in…

We like our humor dark, but this is dark: In Iraq, a reality show puts fake bombs in celebrities' cars, then tricks them into believing they're going to prison for terrorism once they're "discovered" at security checkpoints. » 9/04/10 11:39am 9/04/10 11:39am

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe: Eating Your Way To A Burnout

America is many things: Freedom. Food. Quality. The freedom to eat food lacking in quality. And Cadillacs. I took a 556-hp, rear-wheel-drive Cadillac into fast-food America, stuffing myself silly in search of truth and excess. This is what I found. » 7/28/10 4:30pm 7/28/10 4:30pm