The Dangers of Stupidity: The Dumbest Internet Challenges

The Internet has enriched our lives in unimaginable ways. Not only has it democratized information, ushered in a new era of globalization, and connected us in ways we never thought possible, but it’s also gifted us with the phenomenon known as the Internet challenge. Here are the most reckless challenges that have been circling the Internet in the last few years.

Foul Ball: The Biggest Controversies in Sports

Sports can be an emotional rollercoaster. Championship rings, in-game heroics, acts of superhuman athleticism — it’s the hope of these monumental achievements that keeps us tuning in every chance that we get. And as much as we’d like to claim that we enjoy sports for their own sake, that isn’t always the case.

Busted: The Biggest Failed Drug Tests

It’s a tale as old as time. No, not that one. The one where the uber-successes athlete, champion of champions, is outed as a scientifically modified cheater. Then comes the feelings of betrayal, the outrage, and, at least for the athlete, rock bottom.

Life After Cancellation: TV Shows Saved by Fans

Before the digital renaissance, censorship dulled the blade of great comedy, reality TV slashed the budget for scripted content, and the best shows were forced to duke it out, coliseum style. The winners would be showered with advertising dollars, royalty checks, and prime-time interviews. The losers were fired. But there were outliers. Shows that refused to die.

The Biggest Hacks in History

Security experts stress password strength. And, for good reason! The collective digital landscape is as dangerous as it is vast. Malware, spyware, phishing scams, DDoS attacks … the hackers of the world will stop at nothing to pry your data loose. As such, internet security is very, very big business. But if history has taught us anything it’s that even the safest, most expensive virus protection software has its faults.

Strangest Documented Disappearances

It’s frightening to think that someone you love could be with you one day and gone the next, without so much as a trace left behind. It might sound unlikely, but people disappear mysteriously every day, leaving authorities scratching their heads as to what may have occurred. Here are some of the strangest documented disappearance cases that will have you double checking the locks on your doors tonight.