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Germans Demonstrate Tank's Stabilized Gun With A Beer


This is a video from 1986 of Germans demonstrating the Leopard 2's fully stabilized main gun. They do so by filling a beer, setting it on top of the gun's muzzle, then speeding the tank around without spilling any beer. Most impressive. You know it's important to know where you cannon is pointed if you actually want to hit what you're aiming for. Without a stabilized gun you can hit a ditch and wind up shooting your own squad. That's like going to the bathroom and thinking you're hitting the urinal before looking down and realizing you never took your cannon out of your pants in the first place. Now your pants are soaked and the bar doesn't have a back exit. WHAT DO YOU DO? Well if you're like me or James Bond, you knock out the next guy who comes into the bathroom, take his pants (along with your own wallet, phone and keys), and don't forget to pay your bar tab before making a quick getaway.

Keep going for a short video, as well as a longer one in German.

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Say It Ain't So: Golden Girl Faced Granny Underwears


This is the custom made Golden Girl underwear set available from Etsy Seller Bulletsandbees. $160 gets all four old ladies, or you can buy them individually for $40 - $52 apiece. The Blanche ones are the most expensive though because they're fancy yellow lace and CROTCHLESS. Honestly, all this talk of Golden Girls and underwear has left me feeling a little uneasy. I'd have to say of all the things I'd hope to see when a girl takes her pants off, a Golden Girl is right up there with my own high school yearbook photo (the one with braces and my eyes closed).

Keep going for a couple more shots in case you're on of those people who likes looking at old lady underwear.

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Can Of Coke Sliding Across Table Sounds Like Chewbacca


Because this is the internet we deserve (Chewbacca toilet paper dispenser HERE), here's a video of a Coca-Cola Zero can being slid across a table and sounding remarkably like everybody's favorite Wookiee. Unless your favorite Wookiee is Wicket. "Wicket was an Ewok." No, Wicket was a MINIATURE Wookiee, look it up. "I did, it says he's an Ewok." Fine, call George Lucas then. "And say what?" I don't know, call him a jerk, get creative. "What if I ask him what Rancor balls smell like?" Sure! My guess is like low tide, if sewers had a low tide.

Keep going for the most enthralling video on the internet (besides my solo sex tape).

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The End Nears: Robots Learn To Disobey Humans If They Think They Might Get Hurt


Two robotic engineers at Tufts University in Massachusetts have created an artificial intelligence system that will allow robots to disobey humans if the robots think they themselves may be harmed performing a particular action. Dammit robot, I already told you, volcanoes ARE safe, now hop in there and get clean.

The robots they have created follow verbal instructions such as 'stand up' and 'sit down' from a human operator.

However, when they are asked to walk into an obstacle or off the end of a table, for example, the robots politely decline to do so.

When asked to walk forward on a table, the robots refuse to budge, telling their creator: 'Sorry, I cannot do this as there is no support ahead.'

Upon a second command to walk forward, the robot replies: 'But, it is unsafe.'

Perhaps rather touchingly, when the human then tells the robot that they will catch it if it reaches the end of the table, the robot trustingly agrees and walks forward.

Oh good, so you can still lie to the robot to get it to hurt itself. That is a RELIEF. Still, I'm more concerned about when the robots learn that humans are liars and to disobey our orders no matter what. That's when the robot apocalypse will begin. And that is when I will set my spaceship's navigational coordinates for the moon. But only to refuel before the long trip into the sun. There are secrets there, and I'm going to discover them.

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Cereal From Uranus: Bowls That Look Like The Planets


This is the $35 Planetary Bowl set available from ThinkGeek (previously: planetary plates and glassware). The inside and outside look like the planets of the solar system, are dishwasher safe, but don't include Pluto. Several people in the ThinkGeek comments pointed out that's a deal breaker for them. Is that a deal breaker for you? What's a relationship deal breaker for you? Snoring? A dirty bathroom? One eye that doesn't open as far as the other? Body odor that smells like a chili cheese dog with diced onions? I'm only asking because those are all things I've been broken up with before and I'm looking for love.

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Nailed It: Lowcost Cosplay of Ryu Performing Hadouken


This is a shot from the Lowcost Cosplay guy (previously: all these costumes) of himself as Street Fighter's Ryu performing a hadouken. That is one of the most clever uses of a blue toilet bowl tablet that I've ever seen, second only to convincing my little sister they're candy and she should eat one.

Thanks to my buddy Dave, who sleeps on the bathroom floor all the time because it's cold and feels good when you're drunk.

1.3 Million: A Visual Representation Of How Many Earths Could Fit Inside The Sun


This is a visual representation of how many earths could fit inside the sun, provided there are actually 1.3-million little blue balls in that plastic sphere. Are there? I have no clue. I've never been good at those 'guess how many gumballs are in the jar' games. I am not very good at estimating. Or guesstimating. I'm not even good at remembering things. Even if you were the one who filled the jar and told me there were 1,782 gumballs in there I would still write "at least a billion" on my little piece of paper before folding it and dropping it in the box.

Thanks to Jerrie F, who informed me the sun makes up 99.86% of the mass of the solar system, which makes it sound awfully greedy if you ask me.

Australian Police Respond To Domestic Disturbance Call, Find Man Yelling At Spider


Police in Sydney, Australia responded to a domestic disturbance call from concerned neighbors only to discover a flushed and out-of-breath man who had been chasing and yelling at a spider. This proves once again why anybody afraid of spiders should never live in Australia. The police report, complete with, "I'm going to kill you, you're dead! DIE DIE!! transcript:

Wollstonecraft 2.00am. Police received numerous calls in relation to a violent domestic, with reports of a woman screaming hysterically, a man yelling "I'm going to kill you, your dead! Die Die!!", with the sounds of furniture being tossed around the unit. Numerous police cars responded to the address and began banging on the door. A man answered the door, out of breath and rather flushed with the following conversation:

Police: "Where's your wife"
Male: "umm I don't have one"
Police: "Where your girlfriend"
Male: "umm I don't have one"
Police: "We had a report of a domestic and a women screaming, where is she?"
Male: "I don't know what you're talking about I live alone"
Police: "Come on mate people clearly heard you yelling you were going to kill her and furniture getting thrown around the unit"

At this point the male became very sheepish.

Police: "come on mate, what have you done to her."
Male: "it was a spider"
Police "Sorry??"
Male: "It was a spider, a really big one!!
Police :"what about the women screaming?"
Male: "Yeah sorry that was me, I really really hate spiders"
As it turns out the male was chasing a rather large spider around the unit with a can or Mortein [insect spray]. After a very long pause some laughter and a quick look in the unit to make sure there was no injured party (apart from the spider) we left.

So -- do you think he killed it? Or do you think the arson unit got another call a little while later? Personally, I would have pulled the fire alarm so everyone in the apartment building could escape, then burnt that f***er to the ground. Just kidding, spiders don't really bother me. Of course, I don't live in Australia. If I lived in Australia police would probably be sorting out an arson case, and a man who just stole an airplane from the airport right now.

Thanks to Kat, who agrees that 'catch it in a glass' trick only works on spiders that don't look like full-size facehuggers.