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UPDATE: 1,000 Italian Musicians Play Foo Fighters' 'Learn To Fly' Simultaneously To Convince Band To Come


1,000 musicians recently got together in Cesena, Italy and simultaneously played the Foo Fighters song 'Learn To Fly' in an attempt to convince the band to come play a concert there. I bet it probably worked. If it didn't though they're all welcome to come over to my place and listen to the album on my home stereo system, but there will be a cover charge and everyone will be required to buy at least one piece of merch. "$25 for a penis-shaped refrigerator magnet?!" Those are collectible.

UPDATE: Dave Grohl has responded in a vertically filmed video (also after the jump) and says they will come as soon as they can. Translation: "Hello, good evening, it's David. Forgive me that I don't speak Italian, only a little. This video, how beautiful, so beautiful, thank you so much. We are coming, I promise, we'll see you soon. Thank you so much. Love you all, bye." So there you have it -- some dreams really do come true. Just not mine or yours.

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What Do You Mean There's No Snooze?: The Ejector Bed


This is the ejector bed built by Colin Furze. When the alarm clock goes off it activates two flashing lights, two fire alarms, a firework, two semi truck horns, then launches you out of bed. Well it just kind of tips you out of bed unless you turn the pressure on the air tank up high enough. I want it to blast me so hard I shoot through the wall and knock myself unconscious on the clothes rod in my roommate's closet. God willing I'll be out for at least another hour. You ever been knocking unconscious before? It's actually pretty restful. You want to know my secret to getting out of bed so easily every morning? Get out of bed, LOL -- you thought Geekologie was written at a desk? You're cute.

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Guy Creates LEGO Exosuit To Control Little Robot


This is a video of LEGO designer Daniele Benedettelli demonstrating the LEGO exosuit he built to control his tiny robot friend. When Daniele is wearing the suit, the robot will replicate any movements he makes with his arms. If I were him I would punch myself in the head. *crack* Haha, not so tough now, are you-- shit, help me look for my tooth.

Keep going for two videos of Daniele demonstrating the system.

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Other Pop Culture Icons' Game Of Thrones House Sigils


This is a series of Game Of Thrones style house sigils created by DeviantARTist Lokiable (aka Miguel Lokia) for other pop culture characters. Which one is your favorite? Mine is the Deadpool one. Just kidding, there isn't a Deadpool one. I didn't actually recognize any of them. I'm a time traveler from the 1800's, by the way. Now can anybody point me to the nearest apothecary? The fabric of space-time seems to have left me with a rash.

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Great, Now They're Taking Our Olympics: Robotic Arm Performs Rhythmic Gymnastics Ribbon Routine


This is a video of a shiny robotic arm performing a rhythmic gymnastics ribbon routine. Is it better than a human can do? Probably. Except for all the Eastern European teams, they are like superhumans when it comes to rhythmic gymnastics. In future Olympics, humans will no longer compete for different countries, it will strictly be humans vs. robots, and we will lose miserably except in rhythmic gymnastics and badminton. We will come close to a gold in shark riding (first introduced in the 2032 games) before our three top athletes are eaten in the semi-finals.

Keep going for the video, then tape a long piece of string to a pencil and march up and down the halls of the office swinging that thing like you're going for the gold.

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My Eye!: New NERF Blaster Shoots Balls At 70MPH


This is a video demo of the NERF Rival Zeus MXV 1200. It costs $50, runs on C batteries, and can shoot 12 foam balls up to 100-feet per seconds (~68MPH). It is for ages 14 and up and probably should not be pointed directly into your eyeball. Not that that's gonna stop me, but I should probably know better. Whatever happened to running around and shooting ping pong balls out of your mouth? I used to play that as a kid back before I was old enough to be worried about getting cooties.

Keep going for a video of the third next best thing to a paintball gun for a 14-year old.

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I Was Just Checking My Directions!: Cops Dress As Construction Workers To Bust Texting Drivers


Marieitta Police in Georgia recently dressed like construction workers and posted up at a busy intersection to be able to see drivers up close and personal in an attempt to catch drivers using their phones. No word how many people they caught masturbating to Geekologie. Which, for the record, is the sexiest moving violation and shouldn't even be illegal. The faux construction workers would then radio in the plates of distracted drivers and they would be issued $150 tickets further down the road. Sneaky!

"What we've done here is we're able to put officers in the roads so we're able to get close enough almost inside their cars so we can look down and see exactly what they're doing on their phones," said Marietta police Officer Nick Serkedakis.

Police say making good distracted driving cases are tough because it is often challenging to figure out exactly what the driver is doing in the car. This way, their cases are much stronger.

"It doesn't matter if you're stopped at a light, if you're on a public thoroughfare and facing the phone we're going to have a conversation with you," Serkedakis said.

I have a balcony that overlooks the street and I would say about 60% of drivers are on their phones at any time. And I would say roughly 100% of those people will continue to text and drive even after receiving a $150 ticket. They will probably be texting WHILE THEY DRIVE AWAY. Or at least tweeting or Instagramming a shot of the ticket.

Thanks to Christina M, who agrees a lot of people think their lives are way more important than they really are.

Sculptor Creates Amazing Geometric Sandcastles


This is a series of geometric sandcastles built by sculptor Calvin Seibert (links to his Flickr with a ton more high-res shots) on the beaches of Hawaii. They are most impressive. You know, I built a sandcastle once when I was in Florida on vacation with my family. I remember a balloon washed into my castle's moat so I poked it on the end of a stick and made it my castle's flag. When my parents saw it they made us pack up our stuff and leave the beach. I never understood why until years later when I saw my first condom. Well, technically my second one.

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