A fairly simple (but incredibly useful) knot that works like this is a square knot. It's commonly for tying two separate pieces of rope together; the more you pull on it the tighter the knot becomes. Ostensibly, if the jail door opened outwards (or slides in one direction, let's say to the right for the purposes of… » 4/23/14 9:03pm Yesterday 9:03pm

The "lame ass sponsored shit" you see on Gawker sites is created by a separate department of our company that never intermingles with editorial staff. Sorry you're not a fan, but we make an effort to tell brand stories in a way that isn't totally fucking weak, which is what that brands would be doing if we weren't there… » 3/03/14 1:05pm 3/03/14 1:05pm

Jalopnik Readers Play Forza 5 & Drink Manhattans in San Francisco

This past Saturday, Microsoft was kind enough to host Jalopnik and Kotaku readers at the brand new Xbox One Loft in San Francisco for a sneak peek at the soon-to-be released Xbox One & Forza Motorsport 5. Beverages were consumed in earnest, prizes were ceremoniously distributed, time trial records were set and 100+… » 11/20/13 7:13pm 11/20/13 7:13pm