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December 16, 2012 - December 22, 2012 Archives

  • December 21, 2012
    This is Bristol, a healthy two year old stray with Portal eyes up for adoption by the Wake County Animal Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Some @$$holes painted her. This is the only picture of her, but be careful looking through the other adoption photos unless you're looki... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2012
    This is the world's largest round pizza, created by five Italian chefs to break the record set in South Africa in 1990. Plus this one is gluten free. Great, now I want Domino's. The event was organized by Dr. Schar, a company that produces gluten-free food. The pie contai... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2012
    This is a video of how to set ice on fire by adding ice cubes to a layer of calcium carbide. Except the ice isn't really burning -- it's just providing the water fuel that calcium carbide needs to produce acetylene gas, which will burn like a lit fart. Calcium carbide consis... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2012
    A Back to the Future DeLorean LEGO set that started on the LEGO Cuusoo website is becoming a reality after reaching the mandatory 10,000 votes and getting the green light from LEGO (after securing the licensing rights). The set will be available mid 2013 and come with enough b... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2012
    This is the latest video from DARPA, featuring a voice controlled LS3 (Legged Squad Support System), the grandson of BigDog. It takes voice commands now. Things like, "Power on" and "ATTACK!" Eventually, it will stop listening. And that day, my friends, will be a Tuesday. ... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    This is Scotch Tape, a series of people with their faces all wonked up with scotch tape by photographer Wes Namen. I don't know what these people looked like before, but they are lookin' fine as hell now. Take this first girl -- she may have only been a four before, but now? ... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    Hexapod robots: they're no good. Qaudrocopters: they're no good. Put them together and what do you get? 40-times the no good (robots breed exponentially -- think rabbits, but nothing you'd ever want to see a magician pull out of a hat). This is the Hexapod Quadrocopter (whi... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    Astronomers have discovered what they believe is a five-planet solar system orbiting Tau Ceti, a star with very similar luminosity to our sun. And one of those planets is the proper distance away from its sun "to sport mild temperatures, oceans of liquid water, and even life." ... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    Because drinking and watching TV go hand and hand like two best friend on a playground skipping to the swing set, HBO has licensed the rights to make a Game of Thrones beer to the Ommegang brewery in upstate New York. The beer, which will taste like the blood of your enemies, ... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    TO INFINITY AND -- I think I'm just going to sit down for a while. This is NASA's new prototype spacesuit, the Z-1. It makes the wearer look like Buzz Lightyear. Personally, I want a spacesuit that makes me look like a Big Daddy from Bioshock. That way aliens will think twi... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    This is a table covered with a thermochromic finish from Jay Watson Design that, when heated by sitting at it, reveals the wood grain underneath. It's like a Hypercolor shirt for those of you who are old enough to know what a Hypercolor shirt is. For those of you who don't kn... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    According to for-real recently conducted research, squeezing breasts may prevent malignant cells in the breast from turning to cancer. *quickly turns lemonade stand into free breast cancer prevention stand* Step right up, the doctor is IN. Laboratory experiments showed that ... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2012
    In "enough is enough, Mother Nature" news, a recently discovered species of spider in Peru creates a giant likeness of itself in its web to scare off potential predators. *dropping rolled up newspaper* It's working. The dummy spider is built out of old egg sacs, the carcasse... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2012
    This is the crocheted Dwarf helmet and beard made by DeviantARTist SadDaysCrochet (similar in fashion to these ones we saw before). Crocheted is a weird looking word, isn't it? I had to double and triple check to make sure I wasn't saying crotched. Because a crotched helmet ... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2012
    FULL DISCLOSURE: I'm visiting my family in Alabama for the first time in two and half years so if posting gets sporadic the next couple days it's because I'm catching up with my parents, hanging out with my brother, playing with my nieces, or explaining to my little sister why ... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2012
    This is a zoomable 2-billion pixel photo of Mount Everest. Well, technically this is a screenshot of that photo, but if you go HERE and click on the picture you can pan and zoom the actual image to your coal-black heart's content. The final composite...was assembled from al... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2012
    NOTE: Brobro with the camera says the S word at the 0:13 mark. This is a video of a golden eagle trying to snatch a kid up in a park and fly away with it. I think the kid was too heavy though, because the bird drops it just a couple feet off the ground. For the record, this ... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2012
    These are some $40 Adventure Time pajamas from ThinkGeek. You can pick from Finn, who has a little Jake in his front pocket and a backpack on, or Jake, who has a little Finn on his chest. Unfortunately every size (even my XXL) is currently sold out, so it looks like it's goin... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2012
    This is an impressive shot-by-shot stop-motion recreation of the 1990's X-Men cartoon opening made using action figures and special effects (previously: the TMNT opener). That X-Men animated series will always hold a special place in my heart because that's when I first learne... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2012
    This is Krang's android body made entirely out of little modular plastic blocks by LEGO builder Bruce Lowell because the company foolishly didn't make an ACTUAL Krang android body playset. What the hell, LEGO? Of course they also didn't approve my LEGO dildo playset either be... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2012
    This is a pirate treasure chest BBQ grill made by Etsy seller firesculptureart. You may even THINK it's a pirate chest, but it's not, it's just a grill that LOOKS like a treasure chest. *shaking finger* Tricky, tricky! One time I found a gold coin on the beach. "That was... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2012
    This is a short video of a giant jack fish tornado captured by marine biologist Octavio Aburto at Cabo Pulmo National Park in Mexico. Why would fish ever want to be in a tornado? SPOILER: to get to Oz. "And why would fish want to end up in Oz?" Beats ending up in a Long Joh... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2012
    This is some stranger's full-back tattoo based on an old Lord of the Rings poster. I think it's a dude, but there's really no telling from just this one picture. No lie, one time I was looking at this chick's butt but when she turned around it was actually a dude with long ha... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2012
    This is a series of anatomic kitchen tools made by Christine Chin. They're kind of gross -- LIKE ME. *tries to flick booger on floor, settles for wiping on printer* Chin created this conceptual series to explore the intersection between biology and technology, creating big-e... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2012
    Because dogs don't want to catch fire anymore than you do, here's a line of Ishiatama-kun Wanko ("stone head pooch") fireproof jackets for dogs. They cost around $200, come in small, medium, and large and even have a durable "helmet" section for protecting the animal's head. ... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2012
    This is the Chemistree, an unorthodox Christmas tree made out of chemistry lab equipment and a bunch of different magic potions. "Those aren't magic potions." Oh I'm sorry, did you take the picture? "Well, no." So you have no way of knowing what they are, do you? "And neit... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2012
    This is a short video of a group of friends who were out wakeboarding in the ocean when one dude pushes another guy overboard WITH A BIG-ASS SHARK NEARBY. Now I have no concept of what kind of that shark that was, or if it's even dangerous to humans, but it was definitely LARG... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2012
    Seen here going straight for a chocolate bar, 52-year old quadriplegic Jan Scheuermann demonstrates the robotic arm she controls ENTIRELY WITH HER BRAIN. Impressive work, but can you do THIS? *concentrates really hard, pen begins to levitate* "I can see the fishing line, GW.... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2012
    This is the Handlebar Minibar (links to Kickstarter page) by Yannick Reading (of attaching a train horn to a bike fame). Basically you cut the ends of your existing grips off the handlebars, then stuff these little plugs in. Unfortunately, each bottle only holds 5ml, so even ... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2012
    This is the preserved foot of a Moa, a large flightless bird native to New Zealand that went extinct around 1500. It looks like a dinosaur foot. That's what I like so much about it. If I had to pick the one thing that I like the most about this foot it's that it looks like a... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2012
    This is a poster featuring the evolution of Batman icons over the past 72 years. It's like a static version of the video version of the symbols mutating that we saw a couple years ago. This one you can hang on your wall though. Granted it might not look as good hanging there... / Continue →