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September 2, 2012 - September 8, 2012 Archives

  • September 7, 2012
    Did you know earth is that small compared to the sun? Oh you did? Well did you know earth really isn't that close to the sun? You knew that too, huh? Well excuse me for trying to educate, Mr. Smarty Pants. MASSIVE SOLAR ERUPTION!: This "long filament of solar material," a... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2012
    You know what the problem with boxed wine is? Absolutely nothing, it's perfect. But for you ladies out there who wish it looked more like a purse to, you know, class things up a bit, there's Vernissage. Available in red, white and rose, the packaging is meant to resemble an ... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2012
    Because in the not so distant future there will come a time where EVERY product is available in a Star Wars variety, here's a 76€ (~$97) R2-D2 themed hard suitcase from Salvador Bachiller. Except it's not officially licensed so you expect George Lucas to be on top of removing ... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2012
    In case you live under a rock (or still use Ask Jeeves), Google put up a Star Trek themed interactive journey on their front page today to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the first episode's airing. So if you haven't already, go over to Google (permalink to interactive doodl... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2012
    Because what good are insects if we can't mutate them to giant proportions and ride them around crashing into things, scientists at North Carolina State University have fitted a cockroach with a microcontroller that allow it to be wirelessly steered. Next: doing the same thing... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2012
    The Department of Homeland Security is encouraging citizens to be prepared for a zombie outbreak, not because they think there's going to be one, but because they think the preparations you'd make for zombies are similar to those you'd make for a natural disaster or terrorist a... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2012
    This is a series of planetary lollipops by Etsy seller Vintage Confections. Vintage, huh? *eying lollipops* Why do I get the feeling my grandpa never had these as a kid? A $17.50 set of 10 includes all the planets in the solar system plus the Sun and *sniffle* Pluto (it bre... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2012
    This is a video of violinist Lindsey Stirling (of Zelda, Lord of the Rings and Skyrim themes fame) performing a cover of the Game of Thrones theme. Like the rest of her stuff, the production value of the video is ridiculous and she plays in her usual -- what's the nice way to ... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2012
    This is the $30 Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate from ThinkGeek. It looks like an arcade joystick, but it's not -- it's a light switch. I know -- it was hard for me to grasp at first too. The two buttons make different 'PEW PEW!' sound effects and the actual joystick contr... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2012
    Dude what's up with that one eyebrow? This is a prototype 'Hug Me Jacket' from designer Si Chan. It makes it look you're being groped by space aliens. Been there, done that, never again (okay, maybe ONCE more). "Everybody needs love, don't they?" asks emerging menswear desi... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2012
    Houston we have a solution. Two spacewalking astronauts spent 6.5 hours yesterday installing a stubborn bolt that was thwarting their attempts to repair a main bus switching unit aboard the space station. Among the makeshift tools the space cadets used was somebody's toothbru... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2012
    This is a video of 50 autonomous quadrocopters putting on an airborne light show in Linz, Austria. It would have been the perfect place to be with a shotgun on the night of the performance. Called "The Cloud in the Web," the show featured 50 AscTec Hummingbird quadrocopters a... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2012
    This is a bed with a custom $11,500 650-gallon acrylic aquarium "headboard" spanning above it. That way instead of counting sheep when you go to bed you can count fish. Don't like fish? Get turtles. Don't like turtles? There's something wrong with you. There's currently a... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2012
    This is a line of spray air fresheners from Archer that could make even a lady's powder room smell like somewhere a real manly man (like myself) would want to hang. The $14 sprays come in three scents: European Sports Car, Distillery, and Hunting Lodge. A brief description of... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2012
    Horses: they're pretty cool in their natural form. But add a dragon mask and they become RADICAL. This custom leather mask, made by Fury-Fantasy (which I cannot in good conscious recommend visiting unless you want to see freaky-deaky women dressed as horses -- I really took o... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2012
    This is a small series titled 'Ghost In The Machine' from artist Erika Iris featuring Nintendo characters (plus Pac-Man) created from NES controller cords (probably really long ones). They're admittedly awesome, but if you hit the jump you can see the others that were recently... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2012
    DARPA's new and improved cheetah robot is officially faster than even the fastest human, making running for your life futile unless you just want to die hot and sweaty. The world record for the 100 meter dash was set in 2009 by sprinter Usain Bolt, who averaged 23.35 mph dur... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2012
    You know what the most annoying thing about condoms is? The packaging is too hard to open. I'm joking, it's that they don't make them in extra-extra wide. But for those of you that are just too excited about the prospect of having sex with a lady that it makes opening a cond... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2012
    The Black Bear Casino Resort in Minnesota recently broke the world record for largest burger with this 2,014-pound, 10-foot round bacon cheeseburger. My God what I'd give to jump in that thing and swim around in it like Scrooge McDuck in his money. Obviously, it is NOT a chee... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2012
    This is a shot of two dudes spotted cosplaying as Bert and Ernie at Dracon*Con by Redditor ProbableCause. They're f***ing terrifying. Like, definitely not the type of guys you'd feel comfortable watching take a bubble-bath together. Chris Hemsworth and Ryan Gosling? Those t... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2012
    ...Is that an orgy room? According to a recent British study (which might not mean anything anywhere else in the world), people with purple bedrooms have almost double the "intimate encounters" (read: sexy times) per week that people with grey rooms have. Now if you'll excuse... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2012
    Because your dog is bad enough to have to wear a muzzle, it's probably bad enough to be humiliated at the same time. Enter the ~$25 Quack Muzzle from OPPO in Japan, it makes your dog's snout look like a duck's bill. Probably not convincing enough for your dog to get close eno... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2012
    This is a series of borosilicate glass pipes made by Michelsen Studios to look like clear, life-size assault rifles (in this case, an AR-15). The bowl is in the scope, and has a downstem to the gun handle, which you fill with water. Then put your lips on the barrel and WHEE, ... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2012
    This is a video of a drunk Ruskie in a bulldozer (actually a loader) plowing through some cars in a parking lot before getting pulled out of the thing and punched in head and chest by witnesses. Russia: it just seems like such a fun place. Anybody live there and willing to pu... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2012
    This is Trey Laymon's Ford Raptor that he decked out in Star Wars graphics. Obviously, it's not the truck to rob a bank in. But it is DEFINITELY the truck to eat a double cheeseburger in while you drive. I'd recommend washing that puppy down with a strawberry shake too. One... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2012
    This is a video of a piece of red scarf dancing around in the air vortex artist David Wertzel created with a bunch of fans. It's pretty mesmerizing to watch, and several times you'd swear it was a ghost. So I guess it could even be considered erotic for those of you that are ... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2012
    Haha -- even assassins forget what floor they parked on sometimes! This is a video of parkour pro Ronnie Shalvis dressed as Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad from the Assassin's Creed series climbing up walls and jumping off buildings and doing flips and all kinda stuff that probably keeps hi... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2012
    Dies Hard, get it?! My God I'm probably the fourth funniest person I know. UPDATE: Has since been denied by his wife (who isn't Demi Moore anymore -- news to me!) on Twitter. God, I just don't know what to believe. Bruce Willis is sizing up potential legal action against A... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2012
    30-year old Russian businessman Alexey Bykov decided to propose to his girlfriend, but not before enlisting the help of an entire crew of people to help fake his own death in a horrible car accident to see how she would react to his passing. What a f***ing idiot. After tellin... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2012
    Moths (AKA ugly butterflies): they're spazzy. They're like the Geekologie Writer of the flying insect world: attracted to bright lights, always running into things, and will probably meet their untimely death from the shock of a bug-zapper. This is a 20-second exposure showin... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2012
    Because the majority of Americans are dummies and like to prove it regularly on my Facebook feed (my friends are actually on the lower end of intelligence), 51% of recent survey participants expressed a concern that rain or other inclement weather could affect cloud computing b... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2012
    A Chinese farmer discovered a giant mutant earthworm in his backyard when he setting some fruit out to dry. Me? I found my neighbors let their dog shit on my patio again. I'm seriously *this close* to smearing it under their car door handles. Li Zhiwei, a worker from the Fo... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2012
    Flying: it's terrifying because you're completely out of control. Even of your personal climate. Too cold? Too bad, you should have brought a jacket. Enter researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, who are trying to apply the same climate controlled sea... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2012
    This is the homemade ED-E replica from Fallout: New Vegas lovingly crafted by Geekologie reader Will Brown. As you can see, he did a great job. I actually traveled with ED-E for the majority of my stay in New Vegas. Plus Cassidy for a little bit. Oooh -- and Rex the robot d... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2012
    This is the 'Slice' skin cake from confectionary artist Gillian Bell. It looks like pieces of skin stitched together and makes the perfect metaphor for marriage because that's when two different people sew their lives together into one disgusting monster. Personally, I only t... / Continue →