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April 1, 2012 - April 7, 2012 Archives

  • April 6, 2012
    This is a replica of Shotaro Kaneda's bike from Akira, built by Masashi Teshima over the past seven years for a cost of around $120K. It's the only replica with the official blessing of Akira's creator Katsuhiro Otomo, and now Teshima is riding the bike across Japan to raise m... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2012
    This is Harry ("Hi Harry!"). Harry lives at the LEGOLand in Windsor, England and currently has a shell with a custom LEGO exterior. But he didn't build it himself, oh no, he's just a stupid little crab! No, when Harry was growing too big for his old shell the workers at LEGO... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2012
    This is the Rockboard Decender, a $120 skateboard deck with tank treads instead of wheels that can only be ridden down hills (unlike THIS badass mother). Don't have any hills around your house? GET THE F*** OUT OF THE MIDWEST. Trust me, you'll thank me for it later. Ooooooo... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2012
    This is a 3-D printable chess set from designer Joseph Larson. The pieces of each side can be snapped together to form a giant mecha. I'm not sure what the rules are for his movement, but my guess is he goes wherever the f*** he wants and leaves a trail of broken peons in his... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2012
    Well, if it's really what's inside that counts, I guess we're counting disgusting. This is a series of photos from the recently opened 'Animals Inside Out' exhibit at the Natural History Museum in London. It features a number of animals that have been plastinated and NOT plas... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2012
    This is a Slayer branded wine named after the band's 1986 studio album 'Reign in Blood'. You know, because a lot of people growing up listening to Slayer are older now and have, how should I say it -- more refined palates. Actually I have no clue why this exists and I showed ... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2012
    First of all, the glowing gas isn't actually neon, it's krypton. I just didn't want to say that in the title because then you'd all think, "Oh shit, Superman's planet didn't blow up after all?!" and then it would be a giant nerd fight and that's the last thing I need right now... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2012
    Good Friday? Make it a GREAT Friday and watch videos all day on the clock. This is a Mega Man X fan film shot by director Olan Rogers for $700. That's pretty cheap. Granted not as cheap as my roommate, but he mixes water into the milk carton to make it last longer. It's li... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2012
    Retroactive warning: deflated-looking woolly mammoth carcass. This is Yuka, an exquisitely preserved woolly mammoth carcass recently discovered in Siberia. As you can see, it still has its foot pads and a decent amount of its fur. Maybe even enough to make a decent Wookie co... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2012
    This is a video of Kåre "Zenta" Halvorsen's MorpHex hexapod robot. It has six legs and can morph into a ball and a couple other shapes. The only things it's missing from the ones in my nightmares are machine guns and a loudspeaker constantly blaring 'RESISTANCE IS FUTILE, FLE... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2012
    Russia, still bitter about the whole Cold War thing, has been secretly developing a microwave 'zombie gun', designed to scramble people's brains and potentially provide mind control. This...is not going to end well, but would make a pretty bitchin' movie. "In Soviet Russia, g... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2012
    This is a small series of photographs by Ryan Astemendi of Disney Princesses in real life. As amazing and accurate as they all are, I couldn't help but notice there was something missing. "Ariel?" Bingo. Hit the jump for four more and a bonus Jessica Rabbit BECAUSE WHY THE ... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2012
    According to a recent study of immaculately preserved dino remains, a group of paleontologists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing have determined that Yutyrannus huali ('beautiful feathered tyrant'), a relative of the t-rex that only grew to about 1/5 the weight, w... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2012
    This is a video of Geekologie Reader Scott igniting a firecracker inside a balloon with a laser. Does the balloon pop? YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO WATCH TO FIND OUT. Ooooooooor just keep reading. Nope! Hit the jump for the I exploded a firecracker between my teeth one time true... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2012
    Note: Picture unrelated/confusing. Three drunk Canadians, hellbent on freshening up the new-fashioned way, decided to strip down, pack their naked asses into a shopping cart together, then ride through a high-pressure car wash. Canadians: they really get male-bonding. The Va... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2012
    Japanese brewer Kirin has just introduced Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft, a brew with a soft-serve dollop of frozen beer foam on top to keep all the liquid below nice and cool. The machine responsible, which will be released in Japan next month, works by frothing a mixture of be... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2012
    This is a video of a humanoid that's being billed as the world's first anthropomimetic robot. WTF does anthropomimetic mean? Whatever you want it to, somebody just made that shit up. But they want it to mean that the robot has an accurate human skeleton and joints and can mov... / Continue →
  • The Avengers. The Black Widow. Scarlett Johansson. Is there really anything else you need to know? I mean besides that you're adopted. Yeeeaaah, I guess I really should have told you that earlier. Hit the jump for all the jiggly action.... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2012
    This is a conceptual video demo of Google's augmented reality glasses ('Project Glass'), which they hope to begin testing in the coming months. Think of them as like a see-through smart phone taped to your eyeball. You know, or augmented reality glasses if you're good at wrap... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2012
    This is very small series from artist Joe Spiotto of Alfred Hitchcock movies imagined as Nintendo game box art. Unfortunately he only did three of them (Psycho, Birds, North by Northwest) and didn't include my favorites like Vertigo, Rebecca, Dial M For Murder and Rear Window.... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2012
    This is the Jagdkommando Tri-Dagger Fixed Blade Knife, an "art" dagger designed specifically FOR KILLING ANOTHER PERSON. "I thought all daggers were designed for killing your enemies." You might have a point. A sharp one -- COMING RIGHT AT YOU! *stab stab* "That's a cockta... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2012
    This is a series of conceptual Star Wars condom wrappers from Milan designer Benedetto Papi, who has a bitchin' Italian name (and presumably an equally bitchin' moped). Each package comes with a character's face and phrase on it, which were all okay except for Yoda's (Do or do... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2012
    Violinist Lindsey Stirling, best known for her VERY animated Zelda and Lord of the Rings violin videos, is back and even more emotive that ever -- this time with a Skyrim jam. Per usual, the video is incredibly well shot and the locations are beautiful. I think this one might... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2012
    This is a conceptual radiator from Art Lebedev Studios in the form of a t-rex skeleton. If it wouldn't take up my entire 12-square foot living room, I would definitely be insisting they manufacture them. "I dunno, GW -- looks like a great way to burn your pecker." A boy can ... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2012
    This is a video of one of yesterday's Texan tornadoes throwing some 18-wheeler cargo containers around at a truck depot in Dallas. The action starts a little after 1:00, so feel free to skip there for the truck-tossing, it's pretty nuts. *shaking fist at the heavens* CALM DO... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2012
    This is audio from a make-believe series of relaxation tapes for humans the Daleks produced while absent from the Dr. Who series. They...are not very relaxing. I made some chamomile tea, ran a bath with aromatic bath salts and made sure to breath real heavy like a creeper and... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2012
    A Japanese ship, drifting aimlessly in the Pacific for over a year since last year's tsunami, is finally going to come to rest -- possibly on the shores of Alaska or Canada. Unless -- UNLESS -- you and I get to it first and turn it into a pirate ship! *flipping down eyepatch*... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2012
    This is a video of a girl in her dorm room (I miss bunk-beds!) freestyle pole-dancing (I prefer to think of it as pole-exercising so it doesn't have such a strippy connotation) to Portal 2's ending credits jam, 'Want You Gone'. That's it -- a girl dancing to a song from a vide... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2012
    This is the most impressive rainbow pegacorn cake you've ever seen. No arguing, it just is. And if you think it isn't that's only because you're remembering the other one you've seen all wrong. That wasn't even a pegacorn, it was a My Little Pony and it was just a toy on top... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2012
    This is the PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle) ONE, a "car"/gyrocopter hybrid from The Netherlands that's aimed at revolutionizing personal transport, but will probably only lead to a dramatic increase in gyrocopter related deaths. According to the company, the car can be d... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2012
    GirlfriendHire.com is a website that allows you to hire girls to pretend to be your girlfriend via text/Facebook, do your homework, give relationship advice, ooooooooor tell you how to grow your peenor, all for the low, low price of $5. Shit, for $5 I'll do your homework for y... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2012
    This is a video of Han Solo performing his intergalactic suckfest 'I'm Han Solo' on the XBox's Star Wars Kinect. It sucks so hard I almost choked on my yogurt, which is near impossible. You just have to see it to believe it, then I encourage you all to write George Lucas a na... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2012
    This is a video of Gandalf longboarding down the street while casting 'you shall not pass' on all the cars stuck behind him. It's KINDA funny, but if I was in one of those cars I wouldn't think so, so I'm kind of up in the air about it. I'm honestly surprised nobody took him ... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2012
    This is a video of various Star Wars movies that have been cut to make Yoda speak like a normal damn person and not in that weird jumble-talk that somebody in his youth obviously told him makes him sound smarter. So yeah, what Yoda would sound like speaking normally -- now we ... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2012
    The world's most sensitive scale, which functions by measuring the vibration frequency of carbon nanotubes when a mass is rested upon them, can now measure the mass of a single proton. That...is pretty lightweight. Like probably less than Styrofoam, but don't hold me to that.... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2012
    Note: This isn't the whole graphic, click HERE to see the whole thing and prepare to have your mind blown with numbers containing so many commas I thought they were sentences (I failed math AND English). These are the Halo franchise's gameplay statistics according to Bungie. ... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2012
    This is Kristi. Kristi speaks with a thick southern accent and is gonna to show you how to make a rainbow with a shotgun and a creek. No clue how many fish died in the process, but my guess is 6-8, two frogs, and a salamander. Impressive work, Kristi, but you know what's eve... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2012
    The second season of Game of Thrones returned to boob tubes (and tit-v's) last night and what better way to celebrate the television event THAN WITH A PIZZA PARTY? "I dunno, donning cardboard armor and running around in the front yard poking your friends with a stick?" You, s... / Continue →
  • As promised last week by a preview for a preview, here's the full-length trailer for Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake.... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2012
    This is a video of Drexel University's robotic band, The Hubos, performing the Beatles classic 'Come Together'. Obviously if I'd been there I would have filled the bass drum with dynamite. Then one of the robots would coyly stick the dynamite down the back of my pants while I... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2012
    April Fools': the day you remember just how lame all your friends are. I'm kind of glad April Fools' fell on a weekend this year because I didn't get duped into posting anything that was fake not knowing it. But is that gonna stop the exact same thing from happening today? A... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2012
    This is a seven-foot (for reference, I'm 12-feet tall and can breath fire) statue of Darth Malgus from Side Show Toys. He can be purchased outright for $6,000, or on a payment plan with monthly payments as low as $750. I...would hate writing that check every month. Check, LO... / Continue →