‘The Meg’, ‘Rampage’ and the Problem With 2018’s Giant Monster Movies

A couple of times this year at the movies, I’ve found myself thinking about one of the great lines from one of the great movies about the movies. “Wallace Beery! Wrestling picture! Whaddya need, a road map?” So goes the snappy one-liner from Michael Lerner’s cynical studio executive in the Joel and Ethan Coen masterpiece […]

An American clothing giant is reportedly turning its back on Wrangler and Lee, 2 of the country’s most iconic denim brands

Facebook/Wrangler VF Corp. is considering selling or spinning off its denim business, including iconic American brands Lee and Wrangler, the Wall Street Journal reported.  VF Corp has owned the brands for decades. The possible move comes as denim sales wane amid the growing popularity of activewear, such as yoga pants.  Clothing giant VF Corp. is […]

A drone enthusiast built an incredible giant LEGO helicopter — and it really flies

YouTube / Adam Woodworth Adam Woodworth is a fan of building faux-LEGO models that actually fly. His latest creation is a giant model of a LEGO helicopter, using foam rather than LEGO to allow it to fly. He also makes smaller flying models, like the classic podracers from Star Wars.   Adam Woodworth has a […]

A giant blue whale washed up dead on a beach in Japan — and it’s the country’s first ever sighting of the animal

World News / YouTube A blue whale washed up dead in Kamakura City, Japan, on Sunday. The 34-foot mammal is thought to be less than a year old. The cause of death is currently unknown. It is reportedly the first time a blue whale has ever been sighted on Japanese shores. Blue whales are an […]

Gene editing crunches an organism’s genome into single, giant DNA molecule

Enlarge / Individual chromosomes (right) have a complex organization when packed inside a cell’s nucleus (left). (credit: Thomas Ried/NIH) Complex organisms have complex genomes. While bacteria and archaea keep all of their genes on a single loop of DNA, humans scatter them across 23 large DNA molecules called chromosomes; chromosome counts range from a single […]

A Golden Bridge Suspended by Giant Hands Is Vietnam’s New Tourist Attraction

A Golden Bridge Suspended by Giant Hands Is Vietnam’s New Tourist Attraction Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This […]

Monster energy project wants to use Loch Ness as a giant battery

Enlarge / Loch Ness, seen from Fort Augustus in Scotland. (credit: Getty Images (Jeff J Mitchell)) A company called Intelligent Land Investments (ILI) is proposing a huge 2.4 gigawatt-hour pumped hydroelectric project right next to the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland. The project, called “Red John” after the Scottish name for a source pool […]

Check out this giant vending machine that carries actual cars

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Controversial telecommunications giant Huawei paid for Australian politicians to go on more trips to China than any other company

Getty Images China’s Huawei is the largest corporate sponsor of international trips for Australian politicians. Over the last eight years it paid for 12 international trips, twice as many as the next highest corporate sponsor. The Chinese government also paid for accommodation for seven politicians. Huawei is currently trying to provide equipment for Australia’s 5G […]