Category Archives: Wired





This Japanese Smartphone Won’t Let You Take Inappropriate Photos

Japanese company Tone Mobile has been getting a lot of attention ever since it launched its Tone e20 model, the world’s first smartphone that prevents users from taking “inappropriate” (nude) photos. The Tone e20 is not a particularly attractive phone, and its spec sheet isn’t



People Can’t Tell if This Animal Is a Fox or a Dog

Photos of an adorable “fox dog” have been doing the rounds on the internet over the past week, leaving people wondering whether the animal is a dog, a fox, or a mix between the two. The adorable Mya first drew the internet’s attention back in



Japan’s Ingenious Solution to Help Turtles Cross Train Tracks

Turtles may be cute, but they are also slow and clumsy, which doesn’t really help them when they are trying to cross train tracks. Luckily, for the turtles in Japan’s Hyōgo Prefecture, railway operators and a local aquarium teamed up to find a solution. Between



Woman plays violin while surgeons remove tumour from her brain

A woman has undergone brain surgery while playing the violin to ensure surgeons did not damage the part which controls the fine movement of her hands. Dagmar Turner, a 53-year-old management consultant and passionate violinist from the Isle of Wight, had a tumour removed at

Japan’s “Poop Soil Master” Shunned Indoor Pooping 45 Years Ago

A 70-year-old Japanese man who describes himself as a professional “fundoshi”, or “poop soil master” has been moving bowels outdoors for almost half a centuries, and encouraging others to follow his example. Masana Izawa, a published mushroom and moss photographer, is famous for avoiding indoor





‘Technosignatures’ could help in search for alien life

Scientists are developing techniques to detect signatures from space in their search for alien life. The Very Large Array (VLA) telescope, at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NARO) site in Socorro, New Mexico, will be used to constantly seek evidence of technosignatures. A technosignature is



Man Uses Rodents to Scam Hotels Into Letting Him Skip the Bill

A Utah man is facing criminal charges after admitting to releasing rodents in at least three different hotels in order to then complain about the pesky critters, and get compensated with a free room. According to police, Ryan Sentelle State, 37, would check into hotels



Woman Hasn’t Drunk Water in a Year, Claims It Made Her Healthier

A nutritionist who claims to not have consumed any water for a year has sparked controversy online by suggesting that her long-term dry fast has greatly improved her health and well-being. 35-year-old Sophie Partik used to suffer aching joints, puffy eyes, food allergies, bad skin

Quarantined Marathon Runner in China Jogs 50 Km in His Apartment

The coronavirus wreaking havoc in China right now has really turned things upside down for a lot of people, but not even it can come between a marathon runner and their training. Like many of his countrymen, Pan Shancu, an amateur marathon runner from Hangzhou,