Drinking In Space: Star Trek Planetary Glassware Set

July 22, 2016


This is the $40 Star Trek Planetary Glassware Set available for pre-order (shipping in September) from ThinkGeek. Each set includes four 10-ounce planet glasses and a 1.5-ounce Borg cube shot glass. The designs aren't stained or blown into the glass though, they're high-temperature heat wraps which means the glasses aren't dishwasher or microwave safe. That sucks too because I always like to nuke a glass of milk before bed. It helps me sleep. "Warm milk?" No, resting my head against the microwave when it's on. I think it like, helps short circuit my brain for a while.

Keep going for a shot of three of the glasses artfully arranged on a dark table. I do like how you can see the green in the Borg cube. I have a shot glass with a picture of a naked lady at the bottom.

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Little Lizard Running To Get Out Of The Hot Sun

July 22, 2016


This is a video from Saudi Arabia that looks like it was filmed with a camera made from a Quaker Oats can of two guys relaxing in the shade of their truck when they spot a little lizard bolting towards them to get out of the sun. That little guy is HUSTLING. And I don't blame him, it looks hot as shit there. The lil lizard immediately stops and lays down as soon as he hits the shade. Man, I'm glad I'm not a lizard out in the desert. Or a lizard anywhere really. If I have to be an animal I want to be some rich lady's house cat. The kind of rich lady that leaves her cat millions of dollars when she dies. And I want to use those millions of dollars to have surgery so I can talk and make demands to my new caretakers. No more dry food, Fancy Feast only from now on and I don't care if it makes my litter box messier and smellier -- cleaning it is your job, peasant. Meow meow meow meow. Man, that would be the life.

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BratWurst Bot Can Autonomously Cook A Bunch Of Wieners

July 22, 2016


Human wieners. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Just kidding. Well, I'm not really kidding because it totally could cook human wieners or any kind of wiener for that matter it's an autonomous wiener cooking robot. Just not mine because it would rip its own arm off trying to lift it. It makes up more than half my body weight. This is the BratWurst Bot, an autonomous bratwurst cooking robot that can add wieners to a gas grill, turn them, and put them on a plate when they're fully cooked, all without any human help. It recently served over 200 guests at a party in Berlin, not a single one of whom suspected they were really eating people. Because they weren't, they were eating bratwursts. Calm down, the robots haven't got us yet.

Keep going for a video explaining the wiener-loving bot.

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Looks Legit: 'Perfect' Camouflage Truck On Craigslist

July 22, 2016


This is a Craigslist ad for a 1984 Chevy Silverado with a "perfect" camouflage paint job. Admittedly, that is probably the best camouflage paint job I've ever seen. I like how they did the wheel covers too. Still, I'm I'm surprised they didn't buy a set of camouflage tires too. Camouflage is kind of an all-or-nothing deal. That's like wearing a camo jacket but tye-dye pants and a wizard hat and wait, are you waving your arms and blowing an air-horn?

Thanks to Gabe, who saw Wonder Woman's invisible jet for sale on eBay. Well, he couldn't actually SEE the jet, just the listing.

KLM Airlines And Heineken Team Up To Serve Keg Beer On Flights

July 22, 2016


Keg stand!

Because some people just can't drink out of a can or bottle, Dutch airline KLM has teamed up with Heineken to start serving tap beer on flights. The problem previously was being able to pour a keg beer without it all being foam due to the low air pressure inside an airplane. *chugging one of mom's wine coolers* What a time to be alive!

This has been made possible with a special 'brew lock' keg that doesn't affect the taste or form of the beer, when served at an altitude. The special keg is the fruit of years of research and leverages cabin pressure instead of carbon dioxide. Edwin Griffioen from Heineken said, "Because the air pressure is so much lower in an airplane than at sea level, a traditional beer tap will not work as it will only dispense a huge amount of foam." The contraption is said to be 3D-printed and is rolled around on a trolley.

You know what the real problem with drinking beer on flights is? You drink enough of them and you're gonna have to go to the bathroom. I don't like going to the bathroom on airplanes. The only thing I like less than an airplane bathroom is an AIRPORT bathroom. I mean they keep them pretty clean LOOKING but they're some of the most disgusting SMELLING bathrooms on the planet. I have a theory about this: basically they smell so bad because you have people coming in from all over the country/world with their guts full of crap from all these different places. Basically all these different regional shits come together like Voltron to form some sort of unholy shit smell cacophony. Like I said, it's just a theory but I'm pretty sure I'm right.

Thanks to vishal, who agrees it's only a matter of time until an airline installs an actual microbrewery on-board a flight.

Hot Wheels Builds Real X-Wing Race Car For Comic-Con

July 22, 2016


This is the real x-wing race car that Hot Wheels built for this year's Comic-Con (previously: the Darth Vader mask car they built for last year's). It can go from 0 - 60MPH in 12 parsecs and I don't f***ing know I'm just typing words here. It's a car that looks like an x-wing fighter, what else do you want me to say? "Something about your penis." GOOD CALL. You know that scene in The Empire Strikes Back where Luke uses the tow-cable launcher on his snowspeeder to bring down an AT-AT? That was actually inspired by my penis. "The tow-cable launcher?" No, the size of the AT-AT's legs. Nailed it, George!

Keep going for two videos, the second of which shows the actual build.

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Scientists Discover Tadpoles That Burrow Underground Until They're Frogs

July 22, 2016


Because Mother Nature should have been quietly committed to a rest home eons ago, biologists in India have confirmed a species of frog whose tadpoles actually burrow underground instead of swimming around in water like giant sperms. Growing up in West Virginia we used to call tadpoles pollywogs and we'd catch them in the creek between home and the coal mine.

Micrixalus herrei, one of a number of "dancing frogs" in India, spends its days in fast-moving streams. It gets its name from the fact that it extends its arms and legs in a sort of stylized dance as a way to get the attention of potential mates.

[Its] tadpoles live an "entirely fossorial life," meaning they spend their entire youth burrowing and only emerge onto land once they've achieved their adult forms. As they burrow, they take in sand and digest the organic matter within it.

Mmmm, nothing like eating sand. You know I was babysitting my niece a couple months ago and we were playing in the sandbox and she picked up a handful of sand and was about to put it in her mouth and I thought to myself, "Holy shit -- she doesn't know not to do that!" and then, "Well, she has to learn somehow." She ugly cried for so long.

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