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October 28, 2012 - November 3, 2012 Archives

  • November 2, 2012
    This is a self portrait taken by the Mars Rover Curiosity with Mount Sharp in the background. Presumably it's a mirror shot because I don't see the arm it used to take the pic. Fine, it's actually a composite of 55 different images. You just had to ruin all the fun, didn't y... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2012
    I was never good at math and I'm still not now. 5 x 5 = 30. Okay that time I actually got it right, normally I don't though. And now researchers have discovered that anxiety about doing mathematics causes a brain response similar to one when experiencing bodily harm. DO YOU... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2012
    Seen here looking unsure which one to stick up up your butt and which one to stab you with, CIROS the robot prepares a salad. Later in the video he actually slices the cucumber, which, if you pretend its a peen like I did, is pretty terrifying. Hit the jump for the video.... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2012
    This is the custom vomiting cat gravy boat made by glass artist GingerELA. When poured, it looks like a cat puking whatever you put inside of it. Hopefully not real vomit. Because what's more appetizing than the imagery of a cat ralphing right before you eat? Nothing, that'... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2012
    Remember the previous Assassin's Creed parkour video? I didn't. Thankfully a tipster reminded me. And now free-runner Ronnie Shalvis is back at it, this time with an Assassin's Creed III themed parkour video which may or may yes involve hanging redcoats and doing flips over ... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2012
    I'm serious -- don't tell my granpda. He doesn't even know what an iPad is but he'll want to know, then you'll get sucked into a half hour conversation that will probably end with him falling asleep mid-sentence. This is the iRock (really?), a $1,300 rocking chair that genera... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2012
    This is a video showing the history of earth from big bang to current day, all in a minute and a half video. In real life it took almost 10,000 times that long though -- maybe even 100,000. "You're an idiot." I have never passed a math class. The video was created using foo... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2012
    I know these inflatable R/C sharks have been out for awhile, but this is a $40 zombie version. And zombies, as I'm sure you're well aware, are like sooooo in right now. Truthfully, I'm getting tired of them and have been brainstorming the next big genre of crapola. I think i... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2012
    Inspired by these dino heels I posted a while ago, Instructables editor mikeasaurus decided to make his own. And these are the result. Want to make your own? Just follow his Instructable! Soon we're all gonna be walking around in dino heels being all sexy and saying things ... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2012
    This is the taco-firing cannon built by Torchy's Tacos in Austin, Texas. It uses compressed carbon dioxide to shoot bandana-wrapped tacos up to 200-feet and into the hands of a lucky bystander. Or, if I was there, into the hands of a man who just punched and kicked everyone e... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2012
    Come hither. Because he realizes just how badly he's sinned and is trying to make up for it in his old age so he can go to heaven instead of the depths of hell like I imagine him screaming from in my dreams, George Lucas has announced that he's giving away the majority of the ... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2012
    Seen here showing off his sweet fur arm, a werewolf and some other lady record the speech of an African elephant that has learned to speak five words in Korean. I think I know two, so he's already smarter than me (plus handsomer). I like learning dirty words! The pachyderm i... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2012
    You know what the problem with sleeping up is? It sucks and it's uncomfortable. If God wanted us sleeping upright he wouldn't have invented memory foam mattresses. Even on airplanes I always put the tray-table down and rest my head on it the way you would on a desk in school... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2012
    This is a helicopter inspired hair sculpture created by New York City artist Olaf Breuning. It's awesome, but I think the little thing on her nose is a little over the top. Like, I would have still known it was a helicopter without that. The heart earrings were a solid addit... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2012
    Fun fact: those are gonna be the actual spaceships in the new movie. This is a video from Disney which asks Vader the question, now that you're part of the Disney family, what will you do next? He goes to Disneyland, folks, that's what he does. Also, all the footage for the ... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2012
    Ahahahahha, I'm posting about shirt buttons -- SOMEBODY COME END ME. This is the $3 (that's too much) Button 2.0. It's a shirt button that can clamp the cord to your headphones. That's pretty much it. Unfortunately you need to know how to sew to replace your regular buttons... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2012
    This is 'Hand Fixing Hand', a transhumanist version of M.C. Escher's 'Drawing Hands' (links to original) by Shane Willis. Some copy/pasted info about transhumanism while I inject coffee straight into my heart: Transhumanism, abbreviated as H+ or h+, is an international intell... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2012
    NOTE: Officer drops an f-bomb at 0:17 because it sounds great right before calling someone a stupid idiot (it really does though is the thing). This is a brief video of a drunk Ghostbuster (presumably Egon) backflipping off the roof of a cop car, OVER an officer, then getti... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2012
    Hey, lady on the left -- you picked THE WRONG F***ING FLIGHT. As a cross-promotion for the Hobbit movie coming out and tourism to New Zealand where it was filmed, Weta Workshop teamed up with Air New Zealand to produce this Hobbit themed airplane safety video to show before ta... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2012
    ThinkGeek is selling these $13 Companion Cube ice cube trays that make your ice look briefly like little companion cubes in a drink before looking like regular ice cubes in a drink. Me? I bought the 99 ice cube trays from IKEA that make all my ice heart shaped. I know you mi... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2012
    This is paralympian ski-racer Josh Sundquist's iconic 'A Christmas Story' leg lamp Halloween costume. He did a great job. Now, not to sound too gay or anything, but my goodness that is A GOOD LOOKING LEG. The kind you'd just love to rub your hand down when you're watching a ... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2012
    This is a video of a chainsaw destroying a fake-blood filled pumpkin in slow motion. It was made by non-profit haunted house Hundred Acres Mansion as a reminder to everyone to have a safe and happy Halloween. You know, because crazy chainsaw wielding = safety. Do as I say, n... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2012
    This is Scott Holden's 14-foot AT-ST Halloween costume. I doubt they're going to let him into the bar wearing it though, so maybe he's going to an outdoor party. Like a Halloween BONFIRE. That would certainly make burning witches easier. Plus at least one Ninja Turtle (I'm ... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2012
    NOTE: Video contains lots of very strong language and should only be watched at full volume with a middle finger pointed at the entrance to your cubicle the entire time it's playing. This is a video of a helicopter flight instructor and student flying around when they spot an ... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2012
    This is a One brand Perfect Fit condom marketed to dudes with long rectangular dingalings. I think. I don't know, it has Tetris on the packaging. On my package? A bunch of cotton-balls I glued there because it's dressing up as a rabbit tonight. I'm going to be a magician. ... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2012
    This is a little diorama of the cabin from 'The Evil Dead' built ON A HAT by Kiersten Essenpreis for her Halloween costume. You can see her friend Marc's Book of the Dead costumes (with opening cover) after the jump. Admittedly, she did a great job, it's just not a very PRACT... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2012
    You read correctly, folks. Head over to IWATCHSTUFF for the whole store because, frankly, I don't feel like talking about it. Thanks to everyone who sent this in and who will continue to send it in over the next couple days because you're a bunch of spazzes. Picture via.... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2012
    You notice that 'teh' in the title? That's because I'm a total professional. A total professional who PLAYS BY HIS OWN RULES and doesn't believe in backspacing. Fun fact: whenever I open a new board game the first thing I do is eat the rules, then declare myself king and all... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2012
    I don't know about you, but I would totally HANG OUT in that. See what I did there? HOPEFULLY SIGNED MY OWN DEATH WARRANT. Because being stuck on the ground sucks and we all wish we were birds, hanging tents are quickly becoming all the rage (full disclosure: at least in MY ... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2012
    This is the $24 Grenade Decanter available from Urban Outfitters. It holds 16-ounces of booze and looks like a grenade. Why you'd need to transfer your booze from the bottle it came in to another bottle is beyond me, but I suspect it has something to do with the original bott... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2012
    This is Krang from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles carved out of a watermelon inside a pumpkin by artist Mike V. As you can see, he did an amazing job and clearly has the skills to pay the bills. Cover my electricity this month? Hit the jump for another angle and the concep... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2012
    Because people are sick, Dots, an experimental sushi restaurant (WTF is an experimental sushi restaurant and does it involve mutants?) in Vienna, Austria has a one way mirror where men using the urinals can look into the sink area (not the actual stalls) of the women's room. W... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2012
    This is Spraytect, an iPhone 4/4S iphone case with an integrated can of pepper spray. It comes in white, black, pink and blue and costs $40. Refill canisters cost extra, but if you find yourself needing a refill it might be time to consider moving to a safer part of town. Or... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2012
    This is a $14 spinning decoder ring that lets you write and translate Huttese (the language of the Hutts, like Jabba). It couldn't have come at a better time either, because I just intercepted a message from another Hutt crime lord. It reads, "Jabba panwa waffmula chone patog... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2012
    This is a pumpkin carved and lit to play Tetris. You can actually PLAY Tetris on it, using the stem as a joystick. You can read about the whole build process HERE, which was way more complicated than just taping a Game Boy to a pumpkin like I would have done. I dunno, it jus... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2012
    Oh my God he drank himself stupid. This is the Armageddon, the world's strongest beer. The world's strongest blogger? That would be not me. I haven't even been able to do a pull-up in like six years. I'm not super weak, I just have thirty extra pounds around the middle and... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2012
    This is a friend of Redditor rdt156 showing of he and his daughter's Halloween costume -- a power loader from Aliens, with the little girl acting as a miniature Ripley. That's pretty clever incorporating both an adult and baby costume into one. You know, that way you don't ha... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2012
    This is a video of a red wasp and some sort of spider GOING AT IT in a battle to the death. Who wins? Definitely not anybody who watches the video, I can tell you that. The wasp -- the wasp wins. It runs circles around the spider stabbing it in the head until it is DEAD. B... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2012
    This is 'Venus', the aluminum superyacht designed by Steve Jobs over the last few years of his life. It's super, and it's a yacht. Construction was just recently finished, and the boat was christened 'Venus' during a ceremony with Jobs' family present. Admittedly, it does ki... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2012
    This is a medley of Zelda songs being performed by ocarinist Lena Leclaire as Zelda. It's beautiful. The kind of music I'd like to hear when I'm falling asleep for an afternoon nap on a sunny day. I love afternoon naps. The music video is actually pretty good too, which is ... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2012
    Jian Feng divorced his wife after she gave birth to an "incredibly ugly" baby (his words) that didn't resemble either one of them, causing him to accuse her of cheating. That's when she admitted to spending almost $100,000 on plastic surgery to undergo the transformation seen ... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2012
    The Klymit Ulaar Jacket is a jacket that has a bunch of air pockets that can be inflated a la Reebok Pumps. Allegedly they help keep you warm, but I couldn't reach my weather wizard on the crystal ball this morning so I have no idea if that's actually true. I think he's busy b... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2012
    Because the touch of another human is disgusting, Panasonic has developed a robotic head massager that looks like a skull crusher. The deathtrap was created using the same technology as their existing hair-washing robots, and guarantees no ending is a happy one. Crazy Engine... / Continue →