Nailing Bike Thieves in San Francisco

Have you ever had your bike stolen? Meet your new best friend, Officer Matt Friedman of the SFPD. He sets out "bait bikes" and gleefully takes down bike thieves when they're stolen. If you ride a bike, you'll love this:

And yes, the bike-thief-shaming is already happening on Twitter. For example: this guy. You can read more from The New York Times, including this delicious tidbit:

“You should have seen his face — he thought he was in the clear,” said Officer Friedman, 41, who carries a .40-caliber Sig Sauer semiautomatic and an iPhone 5, which he used that day to take a picture of the severed bike lock. He then posted an image on Twitter with the message: Thank You 4 Taking Our Bait Bike.

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Testing Summer Life Hacks We Found on the Internet
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With the arrival of summertime comes a host of warm-weather rituals—from cooking s'mores over a campfire to discovering what sort of deep-fried concoctions have made their way to this year's state fair.

Today on Scatterbrained, John Green and friends are celebrating all things summer by testing some warm-weather life hacks, dishing up some fascinating facts on some of your favorite summer treats, and digging into the science of SPF. Slather on the sunblock and watch the full episode below.

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Prank Tips From a Professional Magician
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Michael Carbonaro is the host of the hidden camera magic show The Carbonaro Effect on truTV. He's also a master prankster.

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