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November 4, 2012 - November 10, 2012 Archives

  • November 9, 2012
    In news so exciting it stopped my heart and I had to chug a half dozen Monster Energy Drinks to bring myself back to life and even that didn't work so I'm dead now, a new world's oldest d20 die has been found IN EGYPT. The previous record holder was a Roman glass die from arou... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2012
    Happy Carl Sagan Day. It's his birthday -- he would have been 78 today. So go read 'Cosmos'. Then watch the TV series. Then go read and watch 'Contact' (the movie with Jodie Foster). Or just read the quote above, 'The Pale Blue Dot', in reference to the photo Voyager 1 too... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2012
    This is the R2-D2 themed engagement ring designed by Joe for his girlfriend Emily, who he met when they were both working at the same tattoo shop. The ring was brought to life by Paul Mitchell Design and the folks at CustomMade. PREPARE TO CRY YOUR EYES OUT (just kidding -- w... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2012
    MasterCard is about to roll out this 'Display Card' in Singapore and claims it's gonna be the next big thing in credit card technology (how exciting!). It has buttons and an LCD screen that will only allow payment with the card after the user enters their PIN number, and a uni... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2012
    This is a taxidermied rodeo squirrel riding a bucking black timber rattlesnake that was recently for sale on eBay. Unfortunately it sold before I could steal my roommate's credit card info :( Up for Bid, Antelope Ground Squirrel riding a 4ft. Arizona Black Timber Rattlesnake ... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2012
    Okay maybe not a MILLION, but it's definitely in the hundreds. "It's barely over ten." Well look at you, Mr. Math Genius -- showing off for everybody. "Look at me everyone, I'm smart, I should be on Jeopardy!" I'll take SCREW YOU for $800. This is redditor KingKent's "I'm ... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2012
    Because a deal that sounds too good to be true probably is (ESPECIALLY in a gas station parking lot), a woman in Texas bought an alleged iPad in an unopened Fed-Ex box for $200. Then the seller quickly fled the scene while Jalonta Freeman (who wears glasses with no lenses in t... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2012
    These are shots of all the currently planned Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle LEGO playsets. Both the box art, and a shot of a completely assembled set. I...will probably be buying a few (buying = putting on my Christmas list). I especially like the Krang and Michelangelo set. M... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2012
    This is a video of Jeremy 'Balloon Man' Telford recreating a corner of Bilbo Baggins' hobbit hole Bag End out of 2,600 balloons over the span of three days. He does a good job. Sure if I had been involved it would have been way more detailed, but I wasn't invited to particip... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2012
    A new species of horned dinosaur has been officially recognized in Canada, after being misidentified as a similar species for sixty years. Xenoceratops (literally "alien-horned face"), is a distant cousin of the triceratops and lived 80-million years ago. They had the kind o... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2012
    This is a video showing how you can light the smoke of a recently extinguished candle to relight the candle. It works because the smoke isn't actually smoke, it's vaporized candle wax and can still catch fire. And if it can find a path all the way back to the wick -- PRESTO! ... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2012
    This is Twitter user Pamyurin's Medusa inspired hairstyle. I've always loved the story of Medusa because she's so butt-ass ugly and so am I so we have a lot in common. Granted I don't have snakes for hair, but I do have like eight penises so we're practically twinsies. Good ... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2012
    This is a small series of Walking dead green (and reddish-brown) army men. $14 preorders a bag of ten, which is a little expensive by green army men standards. But hey, what are you gonna do? "Not buy any." Yep! Thanks to cupcake, who better not have a Band-Aid inside like... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2012
    This is the incredibly ridiculous Russian 'Sberbank Visa Infinite' credit card. It's made of pure gold and has 26 diamonds in it. It makes me hate wasteful rich people even more than I did before, which was already a lot. The card costs $100,000 to obtain, $65,000 of which g... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2012
    Whoa, is this a penis? Because who doesn't want to stare diabetes right in the eyes and tell it, "I give up, just take me," Vat19 is selling these 26.9-pound, 36,720 calorie Party Pythons. They're almost eight feet long, cost $150, and come in red cherry/blue raspberry and bl... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2012
    This is the Totoro costume made by Melanie Mescher and her mother Alize. As you can tell unless you're blind or a giant jerkbag who doesn't think anything is cool because you didn't make it yourself, it's amazing. I would wear that everyday until a local news team came to int... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2012
    The last time a human set foot on the moon was in 1972 (or never if you ask my grandma). That was thirty years ago. "Forty." That was forty years ago. And now with the elections out of the way, experts believe NASA may be ready to announce new manned missions to the moon. ... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2012
    This is a series of corporate logos reimagined by artist Ben Fellowes with a zombie apocalypse theme. That doesn't make a lot of sense, but I've learned to not ask questions about these things. Mostly because the one time I did ask a question the dude kneed me in the balls. ... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2012
    Remember Chubbs the pug's Wampa costume from last year? Well this year he's a Bantha. Chubbs must really like Star Wars. Me? I only like ice cream and sleeping, and I'm starting to get tired of ice cream. I should probably go talk to a doctor. "About depression?" No, abo... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2012
    This is the Virgin Mary spotted in a cut log in Utah. The resemblance is pretty uncanny. And by uncanny I mean people need to get a grip and stop spazzing out over stuff like this. If I took a picture every time I saw something that resembled the Virgin Mary I would be a scr... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2012
    Leeeeeeeeeeroy Jenkins! I meant to post this story last month, but, I'm going to be perfectly honest with you, I got drunk and forgot about it. But now we know the results so I don't have to write about it twice, which works out for me because words can be tricky to type. An... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2012
    RETROACTIVE WARNING: Spider pics. Nine new species of tarantula were recently discovered in the forests of Brazil, most of which are already threatened or endangered thanks to habitat loss and overzealous spider collectors. You know, because overzealous spider collectors are ... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2012
    This is the $12,000 EatWave, a refrigerated vending machine with an integrated microwave that knows how long to nuke your selection to deliver it STEAMING HOT, like a pile of dog shit on a cold day. I'm not sure if the whole compartment where you pick up your food is the micro... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2012
    This is the conceptual Air Umbrella from designer Je Sung Park. The idea is that it will blow a canopy of air above the holder that repels rain. Except that will never happen. Now I'm not saying somebody needs to brush up on their physics, but that little air-shield is gonna... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2012
    In heartbreaking news, Red Lion Liquors in Burnsville, Minnesota, suffered a loss after sunlight, magnified by vodka bottles in the store window, ignited a fire on Sunday. *yelling at bottles* What do you think you are, Molotov cocktails?! Surveillance cameras captured the sl... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2012
    In the upcoming issue of Action Comics Superman #14 ('Star Light, Star Bright'), Neil DeGrasse Tyson helps Superman find where his home world of Krypton is located the galaxy. SPOILER: Not second star to the right and straight on till morning. Krypton is found 27.1 light-year... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2012
    Wait -- I didn't tell it to do that. I don't ever want to lose an arm. But if I do, I want it to be the right one (I'm left handed), and I want it to be to a crocodile. But not before I gouge one of his eyes out to wear on a necklace. The is the Bebionic3, an advanced prost... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2012
    This is sushi scented cologne from zany perfumer Demeter. It's supposed to smell like sushi, but the scent surprisingly lacks any spicy tuna. Something smells fishy about all this! KILLLLLLLL MEEEEEEE. The fragrance consists of hints of just cooked sticky rice and straight ... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2012
    Artist Noel Cruz repaints the faces of dolls made from characters in movies to look more lifelike. He does a great job, I just don't like my dolls looking too real because there's always the off chance they might come alive while I'm asleep and try to climb in my mouth. Unfor... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2012
    This is the $40,500 Meneghini La Cambusa refrigerator. It costs a fortune but keeps food cold just like the $400 fridge I bought on Craigslist. I don't know, maybe this one won't smell like a corpse when it shows up. The fridge includes, in no particular order: a refrigerator... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2012
    Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur (the one in the rear having a snack) and named it Sauroniops pachytholus, after Sauron from Lord of the Rings. Why? Because they are NERDS. Personally, I would have named it after one of the characters in Jurassic Park, but tha... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2012
    A woman in Ohio was recently ordered to stand at an intersection holding a sign that reads, "Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus" after, get this -- driving on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus. Amazingly, the whole thing was caught on tape because appa... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2012
    This is the Puzzle Keyboard by designer Wan Fu Chuna. It's a modular keyboard with individual keys that can be snapped together in any combination. As you can see, whoever made the one in the picture got really creative and basically made A REGULAR-ASS KEYBOARD with some of t... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2012
    Let's face it: red is the best flavor Skittle. Why they don't just sell packs of all red is a crying shame. Tropical Skittles are an abomination and only two flavors of Wild Berry Skittles are acceptable (pink and red -- and pink is actually the same as regular Skittles red).... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    This is a video of two guys standing atop Tesla coils wearing Faraday suits and battling each other with electricity at the recent Belfast Festival at Queens in Ireland. I don't know who the hell told them you're supposed to fight electricity with electricity, but I would have... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    This is a shot from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express Orbiter, showing Marineris Canyon, the largest and deepest canyon system known to man. But not aliens. Stretching across the equatorial Martian highlands for some 2,... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    In a recent survey, 9 out of 10 women agreed, I'm not attractive. The other woman was my mom. Enter Tefina, a new drug that may increase a woman's libido and which I will probably utilize to develop a new cologne that makes me irresistible to the ladies (and hopefully not wol... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    This is reader Morgan's R2-D2 themed Vespa. He did it all himrself and, obviously, did a great job. You know, I modded a Vespa once. "What was the theme?" Wrecked! *waiting for laughter* Wrecked -- as in I crashed it! *crickets chirping* Come on, that one went over gre... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    Seen here with eyes burnt red from years of abusing his laser vision, Reverend Reg Dean is Britain's oldest man, at 110. But does he credit his longevity to his vegetarian diet or a deal he made with God? NOPE -- it was the magic potion he drank in India when he was in the ar... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    That wasn't metal -- see what I did there? Because metal is what robots are usually made out of but it's also a genre of music. I'm a smart cookie. "You are a dumb biscuit." Hey -- sticks and stones may break my bones but *WHACK!* now both your legs are broken. This is a... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    Obviously, the term sexy is subjective and means different things to different people. I'm not sure who first called this outfit sexy, but I assume they're the kind of person that would pop a boner watching Eskimos go ice fishing. This is a teacher in China who promised to dr... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    This is a little alphabet guide of sci-fi franchise spaceships compiled by Scott Markley. They're not ALL sci-fi though, a couple of them are actual real-life ships. Can you spot them? SPOILER: The Normandy and The Liberator. "You have no clue do you?" Zero -- give me a hi... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    Decent being a relative term of course. This is one of the three fingers cut from Galileo's hand in 1737 when his body was being moved to its final resting place after spending almost a hundred years at a temporary memorial (he died in 1642). Wow, who the hell cuts the fingers... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    This is a video of some brobros lighting a bonfire with a homemade bazooka. And by bazooka I mean pipe with a firework in it. Still, the actual bonfire ignition is LEGIT. I think every Youtube video should at least have one explosion this size or larger. Except all the cat ... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    This is a presumably fake-ass video of a Bigfoot sighting in Provo Canyon, Utah. I'm not positive what the hell I was looking at, but I'm pretty confident it was either a bear, a dog burying some turds in a hole, or a person in a gorilla costume. And is it just a coincidence ... / Continue →