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April 8, 2012 - April 14, 2012 Archives

  • April 13, 2012
    Because it's Friday afternoon, I'm already three-and-a-half beers cleverer, and the internet is starting to dry up like a an earthworm on the sidewalk the day after it rains, here's a giant functional NES controller coffee table built by The Bohemian Workbench. It's made from ... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2012
    This is a photograph from Phil McGrew of 8 lightning bolts striking the San Francisco Bay Bridge at the same time. Well, not exactly at the same time, because it was a 20-second exposure. Could Phil have expected to capture 16 bolts with a 40-second exposure? I doubt it. Ca... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2012
    This is a giant barrel organ decorated in Star Wars LEGO scenes that, when hand-cranked, has pieces that hit little metal fingers that in turn push organ keys and play the Star Wars theme. That's pretty cool. Granted not as cool as my gerbil, but he died last year and I keep ... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2012
    Two beers to clever, 40-ounces to freedom. According to a recent study performed at the University of Illinois, Chicago, drinking around two beers makes you cleverer and more adept at thinking outside the box. *eye-roll* Shocking news, really. I've neeeever come up with any... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2012
    Wow, hands on the floor AND licking the wall -- this guy is DETERMINED to catch something. To advertise their product, McVitie's Jaffa Cakes developed and installed lickable wallpaper in a London elevator that tastes like their cakes. That's disgusting. What do you think, Wi... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2012
    Oh man, I still have most of my Dino Rider toys -- ON DISPLAY. According to a recent article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, intelligent dinosaur-like creatures may exist on other planets. Wait -- since when is the American Chemical Society the authority on s... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2012
    Stop staring at my gut! This is an Eye of Sauron birthday cake. I've seen other Eye of Sauron birthday cakes before, but this is the best one to date. How long will it hold the title? Only time will tell! One Does Not Simply Walk into Mordor and Eat an Eye of Sauron Cake [... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2012
    This is a shot of a leopard in South Africa that's suspected of having erythrism, a genetic mutation believed to cause an excess of red pigments, or a deficit of dark ones. "So it's a ginger?" Yeah, it prefers the term strawberry. Erythrism is very unusual in carnivores, a... / Continue →
  • Spoiling the dramatic reveal of just how Batman is able to put so much detail work into his DrawSomething art, EntertainmentWeekly's latest print issue has hit newsstands with some new photos (since scanned by Batman-News) from The Dark Knight Rises. Have a look below.... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2012
    Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank in Japan is introducing ATMs to the market that authenticate a user with a hand-scan, birth date and PIN instead of a card. That way you can't use the excuse, "I forgot my bank card" when you don't have cash for dinner. Me? I always sneak out through the ... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2012
    This is the $6,500 BrewCave Walk-In Beer Cooler & Kegerator from KegWorks. It has shelves for over 30 cases of beer and four kegs, making it the perfect companion for a three-day weekend. And for a regular weekend? Forgo the keg of jungle juice. Every panel (and the optiona... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2012
    This is a series of paint-it-yourself Portal rings (plus some bonus Assassin's Creed and Daft Punk ones) from Shapeways seller Ammnra Creations. Shapeways is a women's shapewear 3-D printing company that prints and ships its store owners' designs for customers. So the rings (... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2012
    HAHA -- not so immortal after all, are you, Edward?! Per Geekologie Reader Kylie: OK, so this guy I used to know recently made a deal with his friend that they would choose each other's tattoos and they would each get theirs while being blindfolded. He took his blindfold off ... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2012
    This is a short video of water droplets that appear frozen in midair. But they're not, it's just an optical illusion. Or so they'd like you to believe. The long explanation: You're actually seeing 25 different drops [or segments of the stream] every second... the waveform b... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2012
    This is a video featuring the latest advancement in DARPA's humanoid robots: the ability to navigate stairs. They already know how to push elevator buttons, so basically they can go anywhere they want now. That's why there aren't any stairs in my house -- only fireman's poles... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2012
    This is the second N-64 coffee table built by Keenan Bosworth, this time for a friend. Keenan's friends must be better than mine because I would NEVER spend that much time or effort on a present for someone that doesn't involve an elaborate hoax to make them think they're dyin... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2012
    So Capcom has announced a $1,300 special edition of Resident Evil 6 (due out October 2nd). What does your $1,300 get you? Nothing that justifies the price. You get: the game, four Resident Evil phone cases, and a replica of protagonist Leon Kennedy's leather jacket in the siz... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    This is a viral ad for the TNT network in Belgium. Basically they set up a button in a random Belgian square then waited for somebody to push it. When someone finally does a whole choreographed shitstorm goes down (plus a girl on a motorcycle in lingerie). I think people wer... / Continue →
  • The Avengers isn't the only summer superhero blockbuster that doubles as a latex fetish film, for those times you want your fetishistic masturbation bolstered by vigilante heroism. Warner Bros. today released this new The Dark Knight Rises shot of Anne Hathaway in her full Catw... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    Because what better way to make me not want to use steroids than featuring a fictional character who obtained his incredible physique by entirely unnatural means and personifies rage, The Hulk will appear on the cover of an upcoming Avengers themed Muscle & Fitness magazine. T... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    Fantasy Maid Service of Lubbock, Texas (a nude/topless maid service) is drawing criticism because people are running out of things to complain about. Next up: Raisin Bran -- NO F***ING WAY THAT WAS TWO SCOOPS, MAN! For $100/hour ($150/hour for two ladies), homely looking maid... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    This is a shot from Map of the Dead, a Google Maps based program that highlights useful information in the event of a zombie apocalypse. You know, stuff like highly populated "danger zones" to avoid, as well as worthwhile stores to loot like gun shops, gas stations, and liquor... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    This is a shot of Dubai's man-made 'The World' archipelago (and Palm Islands, lower left) as photographed by André Kuiper aboard the International Space Station yesterday. As you can see, it serves as a reminder that, no matter how much money you throw at something, it still m... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    This is small gallery of Link and Epona from cosplayer Amouranth and photographer Enrique Rodriguez. Truthfully, I don't know if there's ever been a video game animal I've cared about more that Epona. The horse Agro in Shadow of the Colossus is second. Yoshi? Yoshi didn't e... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    These are some $75 custom Mass Effect N7 leggings from Etsy seller Peachykiki. I don't care if they're more appropriate for a female Commander Shepard, I'm going to wear them, and I'm going to look GOOD wearing them. I might even shave my legs. But NOT my privates (I almost ... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    Quick, there's a creeper by the window! Shoot EVERYTHING. This is the BedBunker, an under-the-mattress gun safe capable of holding 35 rifles and 70 handguns. That...is enough for a small militia. Unfortunately that's not a big enough bed for a small militia, so you're gonna... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    Damn bro, you only have to hug the thing. Dry humping it isn't gonna score any Doritos. This is a vending machine located somewhere in Singapore as part of Coca-Cola's 'Open Happiness' campaign. The machine dispenses a free Coke for giving it a hug. Give that robot a hug, a... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2012
    This is a video of a bear running around in a California neighborhood being filmed by a news helicopter when some guy who's texting almost walks right into the thing. I kinda wish he would have. Is that wrong of me? Because I don't feel like it is. If you walk around so obl... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2012
    This is the heartwarming story of a 9-year old boy who made a whole series of arcade games out of cardboard and set them up in his dad's east L.A. used auto parts shop. The games even dispense tickets (read: he crawls in the back of the box and pushes them through a slot), whi... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2012
    This is a near perfect looking elephant head spotted in a hardened Martian lava flow by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Is it proof aliens once inhabited the planet? One blogger thinks so! "Which one?" Me --... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2012
    Do you want your own head on a superhero action figure? Of course you do, YOU'RE A NARCISSIST. One of the worst ones I've ever met (but admittedly most deserving. Geekologie: the feel good okay blog). And now Firebox will make an iffy looking version of your likeness into a... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2012
    This is a screencap from a collection of Tweets by idiot morons who didn't know the Titanic disaster was a real event. It scares me to think of what other things these people might not know actually happened and just thought were movie plots. Like World War II for instance. ... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2012
    This is the first in a set of four collectible (read: $30) quarters to be released by the Royal Canadian Mint featuring dinosaur prints that, when viewed in a windowless bathroom with the lights off, reveal Bloody Mary ITS GLOW IN THE DARK SKELETON. How cool is that? "Only mo... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2012
    Slow motion: it's probably my favorite motion to watch things in unless x-ray vision counts in which case hands down I will choose nips every single time. This is a video of a guy breaking delicate things (china, eggs, glasses) with marbles launched from a slingshot. I dunno,... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2012
    This is Hangover Heaven, a bus that travels around Las Vegas performing IV-drips for the people who couldn't pull themselves away from the blackjack table at 5AM because the drinks were free. Or maybe you and a stripper kept taking shots together, I'm not here to judge -- I'm ... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2012
    This is a pneumatic press popping a giant roll of bubble wrap. I liked it. I especially liked how some bubbles were all, "OH HELL NO, YOU AIN'T POPPIN' ME!" and held out for as long as they could like popcorn kernels. You ever been in a crowded elevator and have to pass gas ... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2012
    A 17-year old who sold a kidney on the black market last year to afford an iPad and iPhone is now suffering from renal failure as his remaining kidney is unable to adequately filter toxins from his blood. There is no app for that. Xinhua news agency reported that the five inc... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2012
    Because people are living too long and the queue at the pearly gates is too short, Pizza Hut has introduced a new pizza crust stuffed with hotdogs. Unfortunately, it's currently only available at Pizza Huts in the UK, probably in a bid to plump up Europeans to US proportions. ... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2012
    This is a six-minutePAC-MAN movie called PAC-MAN The Movie. Despite how much thought went into the name, it's actually not bad, clever, and the production value was reasonably high. If you've got six minutes to kill, give it a go. If you've only got three minutes to kill, ju... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2012
    This is a small gallery of some of the world's tallest skyscrapers (plus some other buildings) built out of 15.5-million LEGO bricks by Adam Reed Tucker, one of the world's eleven LEGO Certified Professionals. I'm not sure what it takes to become a certified professional, but ... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2012
    This is a video of the the Rattlesnake zipline roller coaster at Florida EcoSafaris. Granted it's not actually a roller coaster, but who cares, if you vacation in Florida and your parents take you to Florida EcoSafaris instead of Universal Studios or Disney World you'll be cry... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2012
    This is a gallery of winners from the 2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest in which pre-kindergarten through high school students in the US, Turkey and Pakistan were encouraged to paint or draw outer space with the theme 'Space is Infinite - Explore'. Obviously, the youn... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2012
    Like how I said pie instead of cake? I bet that really bothered you. But you know what? I don't care. I'm tired of worrying about other people's feelings. From now until the end of the world in eight months it's gonna be all about ME. You think I won't answer a phone call... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2012
    Now I know what you're thinking, and no, this isn't a scene from Hoarders. It's the world's most complicated Rube Goldberg machine built by Purdue University, who just beat their own record for the Rube Goldeberg machine with the most steps. The last one had 232. This one? ... / Continue →