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March 11, 2012 - March 17, 2012 Archives

  • March 16, 2012
    Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov takes insane macro pictures of LIVE ants by spending hours and hours playing with them and posing them to get the perfect shot. I...can't even believe half of them are real. Of course I have zero experience posing ants and have only burnt th... / Continue →
  • To show off the capabilities of their OMCOPTER--a small helicopter drone designed to carry the RED Epic HD camera (it is a very good camera!)--omstudios put together this five-minute video of some ninjas fighting each other. It's hard to deny how impressive the camera smoothly ... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2012
    This is a series of videos of the Areola Borealis or whatever as seen from the International Space Station. JUST LIKE THE TITLE SAID. Because, if there's one thing I'm not, it's a liar. If there's two, it's handsome and a liar. Fun fact: they never included me in any of the... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2012
    So I'm blogging from my parked car hijacking Wi-Fi from serial_killer_next_door (thanks!) and downloading multiple copies of The Anarchist Cookbook with the hopes the cops come snooping around and find all the bodies in his basement. This is some cartoony skull & crossbones fr... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2012
    Bitchin' tan, bro. In a move that proves manufacturers probably shouldn't jokingly print "best worn over your head like an astronaut helmet" on plastic bags, a group of Japanese tourists followed the GPS directions in their rental car into the channel separating two Australian... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2012
    Artist Berndnaut Smilde can create little clouds indoors without the use of a magic weather-controlling device. Unless a thermostat, humidifier, and fog machine count, in which case he does. *cranking thermostat* It's gonna be a scorcher today! Impressive Berndnaut, but I'... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2012
    Note: I've got some real-life stuff to deal with today so if I disappear all of a sudden please take comfort knowing I died miserable and full of regret. This is a video of a frog screaming that, if you press 6 6 6 8 56 8 56, 3 3 3 2 56 8 56 8 56 while the video is playing (m... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2012
    Because insects are more like us than we like to give them credit for, a recent study at UC San Francisco proves that male fruit flies denied sex like to get drunk to deal with the rejection. Holy shit -- they're practically human. The team, which was led by neuroscientist ... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2012
    Tired of building your own unofficial LEGO R2-D2's? That's a first-world problem if I've ever heard of one. But LEGO is dropping a 2,100-piece astromech droid in May anyways as part of their Ultimate Collector Series. He stands just short of a foot tall, will cost around $25... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    Note: Space-Bat bravely passed away three years ago today. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. This the Harmless Hunter 'Killshot' Camera, a camera built into a fake rifle's scope and designed to take pictures of the animal you were going to kill instead of actually killing it. It..... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    This is a shot of two bros cosplaying as Bebop and Rocksteady from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For those of you who don't know who Bebop and Rocksteady are, you can FORGET about every being friends with me. "Pfft -- you suck anways." OH COME ON -- drive me to the mall? Hit... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    "Thank you, SKYNET. Thank you for giving me life." Alternatively, "TOUCHDOWN, HOKIES!" So apparently my alma mater Virginia Tech is in cahoots with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to develop and test a robot capable of throwing grenades to extinguish fires. Granted I th... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    This is a Jawa bento box by Flickr user/food artist vingt_deux. I'm not sure what the hell it's made out of, but it looks like not a very filling lunch. Let's see here -- some purple cabbage, a couple tomato slices, some torn pita, hummus, beans, and -- WTF is the Jawa even m... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    500 years in the making, the new Duke Nukem Diablo finally has a release date -- May 15th. BOOM -- demonic boners galore! What? Idle wieners are the devil's playground! Diablo III Will Be Released May 15 [wired] Thanks to PapaKaster, Andrew and Sak, who can't wait to get i... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    This is the $1,700 'Third Rock' fire pit. It's a fire pit that looks like earth. It'll look great in my top-secret underground lair where I will contemplate my plans to make the whole world burn burn while watching a miniature version do just that. "Um, GW? I'm pretty sure ... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    I need one for every day of the week! Just kidding, I'll wear the same one every day because I'm nasty. This is an 8-bit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sweater available for pre-order (shipping in June) from Entertainment Earth. Plus it's only $40! I didn't know you could even... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    NASA released this CG reconstruction of the (currently believed) history of the moon to celebrate 1,000 days of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter circling the satellite. It was pretty interesting to watch, but definitely could have used more aliens (I counted, there were zero).... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    This is a Super Metroid inspired back tattoo by Tatouage Monster Ink in Quebec, Canada. They...do a better job than some of the "artists" I've seen around here. *eyeballing own tattoo* "Who's morn?" IT'S SUPPOSED TO SAY MOM. I'm not sure what they blurred out in the bottom... / Continue →
  • As you well know if you've heard his Total Recall insights, Arnold Schwarzenegger has a deeper understanding of DVD commentary than anyone else ever has or will. While most see the commentary track as a way to provide some supplemental background information or behind-the-scene... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2012
    Ever wanted to be pulled underwater behind a slow-moving boat? I know, it's pretty low on my bucket list too. There, but low. Enter the Subwing, the latest in extreme watersports technology that allows you to do barrel rolls and...that's pretty much it, all while holding you... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2012
    This is a TARDIS themed engagement ring designed by Tumblr user Pathetic Paripatetic. Now before all you Dr. Who fangirls start soliciting proposals, it's just a rendering. Granted I suppose you could actually get one made, but then your man would miss out on the opportunity t... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2012
    After 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica is ceasing print production of their iconic multi-volume books of knowledge, citing "Wikipedia" and "this cursed internet fad." The company, which released an updated version every two years, says the 2010 edition will be the last. It... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2012
    Haaaaappy Pi Day! To think, in just three years we'll be celebrating a very SPECIAL Pi Day because it'll be 3.14.15. And then we'll all go buck-wild at 9:26 because it'll be 3.14.15 9:26!! I can hardly wait. Yes, yes I can. I could wait three lifetimes and then not care if... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2012
    This is a LEGO Game Boy Transformer built by LEGOmaniac Julius von Brunk. It's pretty impressive. I thought the best part is that the Game Boy cartridge even transforms into a little eagle. Or maybe it's a vulture. Or a little flying dragon, I don't f***ing know. Oh man, t... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2012
    This is a video of two Tesla coils going at it hillbilly backwoods style and performing 'Dueling Banjos'. Which one wins? Neither, they were both unplugged immediately afterward and spent the next four months collecting dust in the corner of some dude's garage. Not gonna lie... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2012
    So allegedly what happened is a a bunch of snowbanks in Russia began to melt, then it got cold again real quick, and they flash-froze into the icy river you see here. But who knows, maybe Santa's elves carved them or something. What I DO know is that I've actually flashed-fre... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2012
    In case you haven't heard, marketing agency BBH Labs hired 13 roaming (and possibly scavenging) homeless people and strapped them with belt-bombs Wi-Fi hotspots to help serve the internet needs of South by Southwest (SXSW) convention goers. It's drawing a lot of controversy BE... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    We thought maybe because there was less white your eyes would be able to withstand the brightness of your monitors, but apparently your corneas are even thinner than we imagined. Well fear not, cave-dwelling readers, we're working on a black option which we'll hopefully have ro... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    Granted it's a game specifically designed for you to compete against your cat (or a stray that hisses and tries to bite you if you touch it!), but it's not like the cats came up with it or anything. Created by Friskies and debuted at SXSW, 'You Vs. Cat' is a game you play agai... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    Want to see a bunch of dudes dance around in TRON-ish lightsuits that've been programmed to blink and dazzle in rhythm to the music? Of course you do, you're on the internet, aren't you? And don't even act like you were here doing "research" because nobody's buying it. The o... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    Well folks, between the other high heels, eyebrow bajazzeling and anti-titty chess match dress code, it looks like today's turned into Ladies Night on Geekologie. And you all know what that means! "$4 flavored vodka shooters till close?!" HA -- sure, provided the flavor is r... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    Seen here having a great time hunting dragonflies (WTF guys -- how about inviting me next time?!), two recently discovered species of horned dinosaurs related to the triceratops are set to be unveiled at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Plus they're just weensy little ... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    Seen here looking like someone who's dedicated her life to finding and killing Superman, a woman displays Chanel's new eyebrow jewels. You know, because those exist. Granted I'm not thrilled about it, but I also found out the lady who lives downstairs has been sifting through... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    Seen here probably not contemplating what fast food joint she's gonna hit for lunch like I am, Belarusian chess master Anna Sharevich shows a little, how should I say it -- décolletés during a match. "Just say boobage like a normal person." TAY-TAAAAAAYS! Also included in t... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    As far as custom painted shoes go, these are some of the better ones I've seen. *eyeballing other hand-painted shoes we've seen in the past* Okaaaaaaay, well at least these ones are on par with the other ones we've seen, and Etsy seller MagicBeanBuyer gets bonus credit for ac... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    This is a video of a guy carving the end of a toothpick into a little Game Boy. Then he paints it with like, A hair. Not a pube though because all those loopty-loops would make painting impossible. Now granted the toothpick is a little larger and fancier than the ones you'd ... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    Ever wanted to see some bro with a jetpack race a foreign sporty-ish car (Renault Megane RS)? Well you're in luck, because that is WHAT THIS IS. Unfortunately, 23-year old "daredevil" Nick Macomber doesn't know the meaning of daring the devil and gets smoked. Today's short, ... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2012
    Seen here looking suspiciously like the lightsaber dildo I found in my roommate's sock drawer (haha -- the truth's out, Derek! NOW CLEAN YOUR CAT'S LITTERBOX) Captain Kirk fantasizes about diddling Uhuru or whatever. Aaaaaaaaand now Microsoft has some relatively functional so... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2012
    Because I always like to arrive fashionably late to a party (then fill my backpack with beer and sneak out the back), here's a video that was circulating last week of Quantum Dream's (Heavy Rain's developer) latest tech demo running on a PS3 in real-time. It's called 'KARA', a... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2012
    These are some Batman themed fingernails by DeviantARTist KayleighOC. As you can see, all the fingers look like little Batman heads and the thumb has a big ol' Batman logo. They kinda remind me of the time I tried growing my nails out for as long as I could as an exercise in ... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2012
    Two-time Pokemon champion (and f***ing idiot) Ruben Puig Lecegui was recently relieved of his title after it was discovered he and part of his team dropped Digletts (read: shat) in the hallway of their hotel during the championship. I...can't say I expected anything less from ... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2012
    You ever been hit by a car before? It's a day-ruiner, right up there with pouring cereal before realizing you're out of milk. It's hard to bounce back after that. And now Volvo is manufacturing V40's with a pedestrian airbag that deploys across the windshield in the event YO... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2012
    This is the alphabet of sci-fi films from designer Stephen Wildish (NOT Stephen Wildest, who just jumped off the roof with a hang glider made out of a refrigerator box), who created the previous series of decade movie posters. Can you guess them all? Here, I'll get you starte... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2012
    I know the screencap looks fake as shit, but that's only because it was shot on some Cold War era Russian video camera -- the flying DeLorean is actually real. Basically some clever Ruskies made an R/C quadrocopter and added a foam DeLorean body and some light effects and PRES... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2012
    Arsenal Firearms is selling "the very first industrial double barrel semiautomatic pistol of all time" -- the AF2011-A1 "Second Century". They're just like a regular pistol, but shoot two bullets at once. Basically the equivalent of duct-taping two guns together provided you ... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2012
    This is Rob Higg's "automaton" corkscrew. I'm pretty sure it's the exact same or another iteration of this one he made back in 2009, but I COULD be mistaken. Just kidding -- I could be from the future though because my parents have always been kinda shady about it. Anyway, h... / Continue →