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July 17, 2011 - July 23, 2011 Archives

  • July 22, 2011
    Just kidding, it's not really a chestburster. It's a deep-sea hydrothermal worm. And it's not really that big. Actually, it's tiny. Probably about the size of your wiener. Taken using an FEI Quanta SEM, this image is amazingly zoomed in 525 times. The real width of the fie... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2011
    This is the 'simmer sizzle reel' for the deleted scene 'extras' to be included on the release of the Star Wars 'Complete Saga' Blu-Ray collection. In my mind it should be all of episodes 1-3. Hit the jump and get sizzlin' or whatever I have no clue it's Friday afternoon and I... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2011
    This is the preview for the upcoming 'Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword' shown at the currently-happening San Diego Comic-Con. Not gonna lie, I'm getting pretty excited thinking about it (plus naked mermaids!). Yes it'll require digging my Wii out the back of my closet, and will... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2011
    Parents: they want to know what you're doing. Sometimes because they're worried you've gotten into drugs and loose women, other times because they just love you and you don't call often enough. Basically, 55% of parents admit to spying on their children via Facebook, another ... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2011
    Because the man is always trying to get a boozehound down, Russia has classified beer as alcohol instead of food, despite the fact I practically live off the stuff. Well, that, and the scorched flesh of my enemies (I'm an alcoholic dragon). Until now anything containing less ... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2011
    Microsoft and LucasArts just unveiled a limited edition Star Wars themed XBox/Kinect bundle (available December 31st, 2011, $450) at Comic-con because, hey, people will buy that. What they won't buy is that you're a human sent back from the future just because you had a hat e... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2011
    Why this has taken so long is beyond me (although I suspect it has something to do with a lack of ingenuity and an excess of "boobs -- I can see boobs!"), but now airport body scans will show the TSA agent a generic human diagram with the area where you hid the bomb highlighted... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2011
    Bill Gates, having decided computers have run their course or whatever, has decided to focus his efforts on reinventing the toilet to aid the some 2.6 BILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD with no reliable source of sanitary shitter. Wow, that actually does sound pretty noble. Granted ... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2011
    In far less depressing (non-squid) animal news, a 12-year old African spur-thighed tortoise NAMED GAMERA (♫ Gamera is really neat, Gamera is filled with meat ♫) had to have its front left leg amputated after a severe burn and tissue damage. So what did the vets do? What a... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2011
    Wait a minute -- aren't you two....brothers? Dayamn! I'm not even that gay but I would definitely ride Mario's mustache. And, shit, Luigi's muttonchops or whatever he's got going on there. What exactly would you call those things anyway? Oh, right, sexy as hell. But serio... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2011
    According to a recent treadmill test conducted by the University of Leeds, walking or running in full medieval armor takes twice the energy as running with your dangle slapping against your legs like your family pennant against a castle wall on a windy day. Really?! Who would... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2011
    Note: Video disturbing -- dead dancing squid. This is a short video of a very appetizing looking squid bowl that, when soy sauce is applied, begins to dance. It's disturbing as all f***. Apparently the squid is (possibly) dead though, if that helps you sleep any better at ni... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2011
    This is a $15 titanium drinking straw from ThinkGeek. While I do appreciate the effort to make it partially bent, it's rigid so it's not an actual bendy straw. Which is exactly why I just started manufacturing them out of lead. See -- it's malleable! "Tell me you're joking.... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2011
    Note: Must watch video for the effect, this picture ain't gonna cut it. If you haven't already seen this, it's a freaky-deaky video of a bunch of women's faces that, when viewed out of your peripheral by only staring at the cross in the middle, TURN INTO UGLY-ASS MUTANT QUASIM... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2011
    This is the remote-controlled Digger D-3 "flail tank". It's the latest and greatest (read: explosive-proof) of Digger mine-detonators, which have been around since WWII. Basically, it's steered around on the battlefield like a giant R/C car tank while it wails on the ground ... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2011
    According to a recent series of experiments conducted at the University of San Diego, humanoid robots that are designed to look lifelike make the human brain spaz out when seeing one. Of course, I didn't have to conduct an experiment to tell you that because I have a seizure a... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2011
    This is the first official commercial for the 'Batman Live' arena show. Based on it alone, if I had to choose between going to see it or a monster truck rally, I would probably go with Batman unless I found out that car-eating robot was going to be at the rally, in which I wou... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2011
    Note: Full-res version HERE. I think I saw a sand-crab! This is an 8-bit video game themed sand sculpture created by Guy-Olivier Deveua. As you can see, it was on display somewhere between the port-o-johns and the sign for the sushi restaurant. That's about it. Well, besid... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2011
    These are bullets made out of Jell-O. No clue what they used to make them look so metallic, but hopefully something I can separate from feces with a magnet. The bullets were made as part of the 2011 Jell-O Mold Competition, which is a real competition with real athletes. And... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2011
    If it wasn't spoiled it in the title, would you have been able to tell this was a fake Apple store? I could have. The moobs tell all. They're saying, "hey Geekologie Writer -- just imagine us covered in melted butter." Gosh it's hard not to! These photos were taken by a ... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2011
    This is a gallery of iconic comic book covers recreated in stained glass by artist Brandon Michael Barker (NOT Meower). They're all most impressive and would look great in the Church of Superheroes. Which doesn't actually exist except in my mind, which basically makes it 100%... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2011
    Cardboard: it's so versatile. You can mail things in it, make forts out of it, and even eat it. "You're not actually supposed to eat it." SAYS WHO?! "Anyone with sense." Cents, please, I got dolla dolla bills, young'n! Also: floaty stools. These are a bunch of cardboard ... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2011
    This is a video of a homemade robotic band performing Marilyn Manson's 'Beautiful People'. I can only assume the bots were made in somebody's garage, bringing new meaning to the phras-- "DON'T EVEN SAY IT, GW!" Haha, you got me. Admittedly, the garage band (YOU CAN'T CONTROL... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2011
    According to scientists, an intense tae-bo workout routine caused the upper floors of a 39-story high-rise in Seoul, South Korea to start shaking as if there was an earthquake. Holy shit! *regrets giving away Billy Blanks workout DVD's* ...17 middle-aged people were working ... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2011
    This is a 3-minute video mock-up of Toyota's futuristic 'Window to the World' concept. Basically it's a "smart" car window that allows a passenger to draw on it, display information (name, distance, etc.) about objects you're passing, and even zoom in on them. Admittedly, it ... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2011
    Give it to me straight -- does it act like a spring when you jump? Never met a nipple you didn't like? THINK AGAIN. Just a brief fifteen minutes ago I would have said the same thing, and I've licked some that looked like hairy freeze dried strawberries. My own, I'm talking ... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2011
    This is a series of baby dolls customized by eBay seller artfulbabies to look like newborn Harry Potter characters. In case you couldn't tell because you don't even know like a single magic spell, the burn-it-with-fire demon spawn here is Lord Voldemort. The rest of them aren... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2011
    The Nuke Lamp from Veneridesign looks like an atomic mushroom cloud. But fear not, Vault Boy (I'm playing New Vegas right now), it's not. It's just a piece of molded plastic. One that costs $1,500. "WHAT THE SHIT?!" Don't ask me bro, I didn't design it -- I'm just a guy on... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2011
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you're confused why it's not a scooter. Vesta, NOT Vespa, dummy! Hey did you know we sent an orbiter to (what else?!) orbit Vesta, a prominent asteroid in the asteroid belt? Me neither, and I like to keep up on space! Also: women's fashion ... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2011
    Picture related: sexy-time. One look at me and it may come as no surprise, but according to a recent study by an international team of scientists, there's even more evidence early humans and neanderthals made sweet, sweet love together (okay truthfully it probably wasn't that ... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2011
    Y'all about to soak y'alls damn jeans. You know the main difference between men and women? Women will go to the bathroom together. But dudes? Dudes get pissed if you suggest sharing a stall or peep over the edge of a urinal divider. WTF MAN -- I THOUGHT WE WERE BROS! Ente... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2011
    Jarrod McKinney, who was skydiving with an iPhone in his pocket (allegedly to be able to call somebody in case he landed in the wrong place, although I suspect he's the kind of person that always puts his cell phone on the dinner table set to loud), lost it at 13,500-ft and the... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2011
    This is the world's first carabiner key. It's a key that's also a teensy carabiner. How can they even make parts that small? Beats me, but you could ask God the same thing about your pecker! HAHA -- BURN, Needlepeen! No word on cost, but they are a real product you can ord... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2011
    I've been looking for something to tie my living room together and I think this might just be the thing: a 145-lb skull carved out of a solid piece of flourite. Did you hear that, George Lucas? YOUR CRYSTAL SKULL WAS A TURD COMPARED TO THIS ONE! Plus the rainbow beauty sold ... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2011
    Thinking man: he shits on computers. According to a recent study, internet use has basically caused our brains to not even bother trying to think or problem-solve anymore and we now rely entirely on the internet to answer questions for us. What in the-- *Googling to find out ... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2011
    This just makes me so happy. Granted they've probably been out for years because Asian novelty snack foods are like 200 years advanced, but damn -- it's a peelable banana popsicle! As far as I can tell, there's really only a single flaw with the design: the fact that they're ... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2011
    Seen here about to untenure a professor, a robotic arm swings its "lightsaber" during a demonstration of its sword-tracking capabilities. FINIIIIIIIIIIIISH HIM!! "Whoa whoa whoa -- the old man or the robot?!" Huh? Sorry, I was watching my dog pluck the eyes out of a stuff... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2011
    The $40 Backpack Umbrella from (SURPRISE!) Hammacher Schlemmer is exactly what it sounds like: an umbrella made out of backpacks a backpack with an integrated umbrella. It's hands-free. Plus fashion free! Still, looking like a spaz is a small price to pay to keep your baguet... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2011
    This is Pokey, a robotic LEGO triceratops made by the same person who built Robo-Rex. Now I know what you're all wondering, so I'll just go ahead and say it: yes, I would hit dat. Maybe that's just my dry-spell/desperation talking, but it's pretty slim pickings for prehistori... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2011
    This is a video of Youtuber laura6683 (who I suspect was born June 6, 1983 if you're into identity theft) playing the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers theme on violin by ear. I'm tone-deaf so I think that's super impressive. Hey, maybe you can hear tones, that's cool. If I'm rea... / Continue →