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  1. Man Tries to Win Back Ex-Wife by Blowing Her Up, Perfects Art of Doing It Wrong

    There's an old rule of journalism that states, and I'm paraphrasing, "if a dog bites a man it's not a story, but if a man bites a dog, it is." This proverb may have found it's perfect expression (well, short of a man biting a dog, I guess) in a story coming out of Russia this week: While it is not necessarily a story if a man tries to blow up his ex-wife with a bomb, it's pretty newsworthy if he tries to blow her up with a bomb to win her back. Rarely has an idea on how to do a thing been so perfectly, woefully incorrect.

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  2. Soldiers to Get Bomb Resistant Camouflage Face Paint

    A new type of camouflage paint could protect soldiers in the field from the searing heat of bomb blasts. Developed by the University of Southern Mississippi at the direction of the Department of Defense, the paint replaces its traditional carbon base with silicone that is non-flammable and can absorb heat. The change means that just a thin layer of camouflage face paint could not only help soldiers escape detection, but prevent burn injuries and facial scarring from run-ins with explosives. The substance made its debut today at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia.

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  3. Would Pork Bombs Work as a Terrorist Deterrent?

    We've heard of bacon grease bombs as a backyard diversion, but one would-be inventor named Mark S. Price hopes to fight explosives with pork in a serious way in the war against terror. In a press release, Price announces that he's recently submitted an application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the "Suicide Bomb Deterrent," which he says is already scheduled for deployment "at several high traffic public venues around the nation in order to protect America's vital transportation and critical infrastructure." What is it, exactly? In essence: A packet of pig parts that splatters everywhere if a bomb detonates nearby, with the express aim of deterring potential Islamic suicide bombers. (Several surah in the Koran forbid contact with the blood and meat of pigs.) But would it work?

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  4. Awesome Suitcase Stickers Sure To Get You Attention! (And Maybe a Cavity Search)

    Have you ever been watching a movie and seen one of the characters walk around looking all slick carrying a suitcase filled with money or drugs and thought "Why not me?" Well, dream no longer. The website is selling a series of decals to stick on your suitcase so that you can transform into a) some kind of supervillain and, b) some kind of supervillain with x-ray vision. Grab yourself an awesome suit, put on some cool sunglasses, and (optional) handcuff yourself to your new be-stickered suitcase and you are ready to strike fear into the hearts of man and annoyance into the days of airport security workers everywhere!

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