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November 25, 2012 - December 1, 2012 Archives

  • November 30, 2012
    This is a video demonstration of Lamp (aka Pinokio), an interactive desk lamp fitted with six servos, a webcam and some custom Arduino software that resembles the Pixar lamp. He'll look around for you, follow your face, beg for attention, pay attention so sounds, and even turn... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2012
    We've seen similar concepts in the past, but for some reason people can't get over the idea of adding lasers to crosswalks, so here's another one. The Guardian crosswalk was designed by Ho-Joon Lim's and features lasers that either provide a visual barrier for pedestrians so t... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2012
    Korean unicorns are different from the unicorns you probably think of. These are Korean unicorns in the picture. As you can see, they're much more colorful and their corns are way more penis-y than their western counterparts. I like that about them. And now North Korea's st... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2012
    This is a wooden pirate chest built around an Igloo beer cooler by redditor ShutUpLori (seriously Lori -- I can barely hear myself think) for his boss. What kind of boss asks you to mod a cooler into a pirate chest is beyond me, but they sound like a pretty good one. My old b... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2012
    You notice the 'scientits' in the title? Well I did that to test your proofreading skills and it's staying. According to data recently sent back to planet earth from the space probe MESSENGER, there are craters near Mercury's poles that are permanently shaded due to the plane... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2012
    This is a side by side comparison of the very first and very last Nintendo Power magazine covers. Man, I actually remember having that first issue way back in 1988. I had just turned seven and still couldn't read yet. But did that stop me from looking at all the pictures and... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2012
    Seen here lounging in a VERY magical looking living room, a lady models the $35 Gryffindor Uniform Comfy Throw With Sleeves. It's not actually a Snuggie like I said in the title though -- Snuggies are a name brand, and this is not. Unfortunately, you're not a Gryffindor so th... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2012
    This is an upgraded version of Kenji Ishida's transforming R/C car (previously seen HERE). It does everything the previous model did, plus has a streaming video camera and can shoot darts out of its hand when in standing robot mode. Me? I can shoot fire out of my hands IN AN... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2012
    This is a short called The Legend of Digital Zelda, all shot in a single take. It features Link traversing a bunch of computer monitors in a school library on his quest to save Zelda from the evil Ganon. It was cute. Cute, but shaky. Like trying to watch a cat play with a s... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    This is a $5 sleep mask from Archee McPhee that makes it look like you have big old googly anime peepers. Unless you're the woman in the picture, then it makes you look like you're Lindsay Lohan passed out with her eyes open. Always dreamed of making sweet, 2-D love to the ch... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    Technically all water is already drinkable, it's just that the contaminated stuff might try to tear your @$$hole off on the way out. Enter Proctor and Gamble's Purifier of Water, magic packets that make any water drinkable enough to not give you the runs. The fast-walks, MAYB... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    Seen here looking suspiciously like a hair under a microscope, scientists have managed to capture an image of DNA's double helix structure for the first time, officially ending the era of me being able to claim DNA is actually shaped like little rainbows. Truly a sad day. The... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    These are some shots of a shark breaching the water to catch a seal snapped off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa by photographer Dana Allen. I'm not sure how long he (he -- Dana's a he) had to sit around waiting for a shark to fly, but maybe it happens all the time. Now i... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    Because The Lord of the Rings officially put New Zealand on the map (it was seriously just ocean before), everyone in the country is popping an insane amount of boners over the release of The Hobbit. And to prove their raging fandom, here's a video of a New Zealand weatherman ... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    This is the Weir Overlook Special Edition beanie. It's a beanie knit with the pattern of the carpet in the Overlook Hotel from 'The Shining'. I like the blue pom-pom on top (I'm a sucker for pom-poms). They'll be available sometime later this month but are a limited edition s... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    Land mines: they suck. And unfortunately there are still parts of the world covered with them from bygone wars. Enter Callum Cooper's Mine Kafon, a rolling wind-powered land mine detonator inspired by a children's toy. Callum claims the average cost of a land mine removal is... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    This is a solid gold 2x4 LEGO brick for sale. Apparently they were awarded to employees and business partners of the company back in the late 70's and early 80's when I was just an ugly baby with a big head who crapped himself all the time. This brick is 25.65g of 14K gold (0... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2012
    This is the U-boat Worx 'C Explorer 5' (U for underwater, C for sea, 5 for five passenger). It's a $2.5 million luxury submarine WITH AIR CONDITIONING AND LEATHER SEATS. And for you cheapskates trying to save a buck, no, pleather isn't an option. It's being billed as the firs... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2012
    This is a series of cookie cutters from SUCK UK that create little dinosaur body parts that can be assembled into 3-D dino cookies AND JAMMED DOWN MY PIEHOLE. I'm going to eat so many I puke and pass out! Then do it again when I wake up. Or, should I say, IF I wake up. I mi... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2012
    If it makes you feel any better, I really hate myself for that title. NO I DON'T EITHER THAT TITLE IS THE TITS. These are some "sharks eating your feet" socks created by Lisa Grossman (aka the Tsarina of Tsocks). If you're keeping count, that makes TWO sock posts in one day.... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2012
    Seen here looking suspiciously unemployed, Robert Wilkinson, the man who sang Bohemian Rhapsody in its entirety in the back of a cop car after being arrested for a DUI, shows off his court outfit. I'm not sure who the hell his stylist is, but my guess is weed. Wilkinson had n... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2012
    This is one of the caviar vending machines recently installed around Los Angeles by Beverly Hills Caviar. Caviar prices range from $4/spoon for the cheap stuff up to $500/ounce for the primo eggs. The machines are estimated to have around $50,000 worth of merchandise in them ... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2012
    This is a video from National Geographic of cheetahs running in super slow motion. Cheetahs, as I'm sure you're aware, are the fastest land animal and can reach speeds up to 112 - 120 km/h (~70-75MPH). Plus accelerate from 0 - 100km/h (~62MPH) in less than three seconds. Tha... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2012
    This is a series of anamorphic illusions. Basically they're photo-realistic prints that, when viewed from just the right angle, look like what they're supposed to. But if you move them, you see just how distorted the actual image is. Be careful though, you might get a headac... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2012
    PROTIP: You can wear toe socks with flip flops. This is a pair of $10 hobbit feet socks from J!NX. At first I thought they were just squiggly pattern socks, but apparently that's supposed to be hair. You learn something new every day. Yesterday I learned not to write, 'EAT ... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2012
    A man in China has spent his life savings building his own Noah's Ark to save him from December 21's Mayan apocalypse. No word what he's going to do when the date comes and goes and nothing happens, but hopefully he can turn that thing into a pirate ship and start looting othe... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2012
    "He just said he was going to kill me." Disney has been developing a humanoid robot that can play throw and catch with human participants in an effort to make the animatronics in their parks more interactive. Personally, I already think they're interactive enough (I yell at ... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2012
    Hey -- you want a scarf that has all the words from the One Ring on it? Well consider this your lucky day (at least until you see I sideswiped your car in the parking lot and didn't leave a note) because knitter Diana Stafford has got you covered with this DIY pattern. The pa... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2012
    This is a set of retro zombie themed tarot cards conceptualized by Headcase Design for Quirk Books. They're tarot cards...with a retro zombie theme. I've never had a tarot card reading, but from what I've gathered, people that are into that shit are WEIRD. Palm reading, that... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2012
    Mimas, left, Tethys, right. Remember when scientists discovered a Pac-Man hiding in Saturn's moon Mimas when viewing the satellite with a thermal imaging camera? Well look out world, because Saturn's moon Tethys has one too. My moon? My moon has a scar that looks like a flow... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2012
    This is a one-size-fits-most-adults-except-really-really-fat-ones Totoro cloak. It keeps you warm and makes you look like everyone's favorite neighbor. Unless you have a really busty neighbor who always comes over asking to borrow a cup of sugar IN THE NUDE, in which case whe... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2012
    A group of flamingos isn't actually called a gaggle, by the way. I just said that because I don't know what a group of flamingos is called. Fine, FINE -- I'll look it up. So according to a bunch of those stupid 'answer my question' websites a group of flamingos can be called ... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2012
    This is a video from a Brazilian television show where unsuspecting victims are riding a fake elevator when all of a sudden the lights flicker off, and a ghost girl (who looks like a little sister from Bioshock) appears out of nowhere (actually a secret door in the wall) and yo... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2012
    Moderators deleted the picture seen above (uncensored shot after the jump) from 'Theories of The Deep Understanding of Thing's' Facebook page (who were purposefully testing Facebook's content filters) after the material was flagged as inappropriate because that lady's arm and e... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2012
    According to Google Maps and other atlases, Sandy Island is a little island in the South Pacific to the east of Australia. Except, SURPRISE, it isn't really there. I bet it was a fake island Google Maps added to ensure nobody was copying their maps and trying to sell them as ... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2012
    Remember when I posted the Zelda themed playing cards from DeviantARTist Nelde? WELL NOW YOU CAN BUY THEM. *gyrating hips to emphasize crotch* "Why are you doing that?" Because it feels good. Plus I wanted you to notice my new belt buckle. "It says: If you can read this y... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2012
    This is Trotify, a wooden device powered by your bike's front wheel that makes it sound like you're a horse clopping along down the road whenever you're riding. There's no horse though, it's just you and your handlebar mustache on a bicycle. The £19.99 (~$32) kits come with e... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2012
    This is a video of a HiBot ACM-R5 robotic snake going for a little skinny dip. For the record, I would NOT get naked and swim with it. I did go skinny dipping with a bunch of girls in college though. I'm lying. I guess it could have happened in an alternate reality though -... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2012
    The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk is scheduled to open at Cambridge University and evaluate the risk of us all dying at the hands of killer robots with lasers for eyes and razor blades for hands. Plus other threats like climate change. Pfft -- if it can't shoot or ... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2012
    This is an $80 desktop mini fridge that looks like a TARDIS from ThinkGeek. Don't want to keep your food cold? No worries, it also has a warming function. Of course leaving a sandwich on your desk is a FREE warming function. But not tuna -- no, not tuna. You leave a tuna s... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2012
    Who you gonna call? SPOILER: the babysitter. This is a shot of puppeteer and voice actor Dan Milano's daughter dressed as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and about to stomp all over the Ghostbusters. Me? I only stomp on two things: spiders and bubble wrap. And a lot of times... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2012
    67-year old Luo Baogen and his wife refused to sell their apartment to the government (for the $42,000 in compensation they were offering) so it could be demolished and a new highway built. So what did the government do? What any government would -- KILLED THEM. I'm joking,... / Continue →