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February 24, 2013 - March 2, 2013 Archives

  • March 1, 2013
    This is a video of some guy in Argentina trying to protect his car from hail damage by breast-stroking around on top of it. At some point a friend comes out with a rug to help but quickly realizes his buddy is a moron and retreats back inside for some hot cocoa and to troll fo... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2013
    This is a short video from Sweden of ice crystals beginning to form on a soap bubble in -30°C (-22°F) temperatures. Sure it would be cool to do yourself, but the only experiment you'll see me running when it's that f***ing cold is how long I can stay under the covers. Hit th... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2013
    Because everyone's sporting megaboners about the return of Game of Thrones next month, here's Winterfell Castle recreated in gingerbread and a bunch of other diabetes magnets by blogger Liquorsnapper (sounds like my kind of blogger). Also, haven't you seen that commercial? Yo... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2013
    How do you make a BigDog quadruped robot even more terrifying? Simple, add a cinderblock-throwing head attachment. It can actually chuck them pretty far too -- probably about as far as I could. So if it ever comes down to a cinderblock throwing duel to the death, it could be ... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2013
    Don't worry, I just punched myself in the neck for that whole 'you glow girl' thing. I deserved it. And probably much worse. Because we live in the future, and the future shines like the lens flare in a new Star Trek movie, Mattel is releasing a $50(!) Barbie with an interac... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2013
    This is the X-wing fighter bunkbed built by DarthDaddy42 for his very lucky son (not to be confused with this Y-wing bunkbed featured earlier). It has moveable wings, lights, an R2-D2 copilot cooler for juice boxes, and a cockpit with buttons & switches and a flatscreen TV for... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2013
    Multimillionaire Dennis Tito (who was also the first paying space tourist) has created a nonprofit group called Inspiration Mars and green-lit a program to send a single couple on a 501-day trip around the red planet and return to earth, with a launch scheduled for January 5th,... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2013
    This is an artist's recreation of Helicoprion, a 270-million year old shark that roamed the ocean preying on other marine life WITH ITS FULL 360-DEGREE SPIRAL BUZZSAW OF TEETH. Now? Now it's extinct except for in our nightmares starting tonight. "When the animal closed its... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2013
    This is an Ice King snow sculpture from Adventure Time. He looks sad. Like he just wants to find a princess but can't. Poor Ice King, settle for a giant snow penis? Thanks to ChaosLex, who loves chaos so much he goes around kicking the heads off snowmen and replacing them... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2013
    Sunglass manufacturer Oakley teamed up with fine scotch maker Macallan to develop 'The Flask', a $900 carbon fiber, steel and aluminum drinking flask. Why? Filthy stinking rich people, that's why. ...the The Macallan x Oakley Flask (£600; roughly $900) draws upon the latte... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2013
    This is a video from OREO of physicist David Neevel demonstrating the Rube Goldberg looking machine he built to remove the creme from OREOs because he only likes the cookie part. WTF? Who doesn't like the creme? I'd buy triple-stuffed OREOs if they sold them but they don't s... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2013
    This is a video from Audi of two R4 Avants outfitted with hood-mounted paintball guns and cameras, dueling it out in a warehouse. It looks like fun and I'm more than a little disappointed they didn't ask me to participate. Plus if I was about to lose I would just ditch the pa... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2013
    This is a series of prints by artist BazNet reimagining the first Donkey Kong level with characters from other pop culture franchises. Stuff like Dr. Who, Alien Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Batman. They're all pretty good. Now not to brag or anything but I'm pretty good at t... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2013
    This is a short video of a lightsaber battle between Darth Vader and some Jedi recruit shot in Darth Vader's first-person perspective. At least until halfway through, then it switches to the Jedi when Vader starts force-choking him out (did they exchange souls?!). It's decent... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2013
    Note: Higher-res version HERE and you can go see a worthwhile animated GIF of the flyby at the source HERE. This is a shot taken aboard the International Space Station in 2009 of the Sarychev Volcano erupting on the Kuril Islands (northeast of Japan -- or possibly from a Zeld... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2013
    Note: Lamprey appears larger in this shot than it actually is due to the perspective, but it's still a large specimen, undoubtedly due to all the hair gel and self-tanner runoff in New Jersey's water supply. This is the invasive sea lamprey that Redditor jlitch's friend caught... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2013
    This is allegedly a real video recorded by some Ruskie's car cameras from when that meteor tried to decimate the world's vodka supply earlier this month. It's only ten seconds, so just watch it. I'm convinced dude was either already on his way to kill himself or just hadn't ha... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2013
    This is anthropologist Grover Krantz and his Irish Wolfhound Clyde. Krantz died in 2002 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer and donated his body to science with one condition: his canine companions be kept with him after they pass. We're all crying now, right? Befor... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2013
    This is a bonsai tree with a little Lord of the Rings Bag End theme created by Chris Guise of Bonsai Empire. Now I know what you're thinking, and same -- I want to live there too. Unfortunately we're both too big for that. At least I am, maybe you were born 'Indian in the Cu... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2013
    If there's anything I learned growing up a southern belle in Alabama, it's posture is important. If you don't have good posture you'll get zero gentlemen callers and just wait by the phone at night praying for a suitor to ring while your parents sit by the phonograph whisperin... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2013
    This is Alice Finch and her 400,000-piece LEGO replica (including interiors!) of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. If I was six, and that was in my house, my parents wouldn't even have to hire a babysitter. They could leave knives and bleach right out on the kit... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2013
    This is the Imperial Star Destroyer shaped cloud spotted by Redditor EltaninAntenna hovering over Helsinki, Finland. Allegedly it's real, so unless Daisy rises from the grave and argues otherwise in the comments, we'll all have to assume it hasn't been Photoshopped. Or nobody... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2013
    Note: Uncensored shot HERE. And sadly, no, they don't come in blue or green. This is the $200 Fun Factory (Fun Factory -- or FUNNEST Factory?) Stronic Eins Pulsator. It looks like a vibrator, but it's not, it's a pulsator. It pulsates instead of vibrates, giving the sensati... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2013
    Apparently the Batmobile monster truck has been out crushing cars since the mid 2000's, but I didn't know about it because the last time I went to a monster truck rally I was twelve. Aaaaaand popped an awkward boner watching Carzilla eat a station wagon and have always been af... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2013
    This is the custom Boba Fett mixer created by DeviantARTist tommyfilth (please, just bathe) while refurbishing the broken KitchenAid his wife bought him for Christmas (which, for the record, he requested -- she's not just some terrible gift-giver). Man, that thing would look g... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2013
    Because every girl deserves a pair of unicorn boots in her closet, Etsy seller Oonacat will customize you a pair. The boots (starting at $440) are made-to-order, so you can even suggest your own embellishments. I want mine to leave a rainbow pattern in the dirt! More of a dr... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2013
    Because these days a marriage without a theme is like a drinking game with no beer, a British couple recently got married dressed as Shrek and Princess Fiona. Surprisingly (or not depending on how much faith you have in humanity), this isn't the first time it's been done. The... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2013
    Because eyes are the windows to the soul but the mouth is where I put all the tacos and Fruit Roll-Ups, Swedish makeup pro Sandra Holmbom decided to combine the two and paint this eyeball on her lips. My cat actually licked my eyeball once, I thought it was going to shrivel u... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2013
    Because these days you risk being rejected and dying confused and alone if you propose with some plain-ass engagement ring, Redditor DisturbedRobot (not cool, bro) had a custom Battlestar Galactica Cylon ring made for his bride-to-be, Amy. And, because the ring had such a swee... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2013
    Because you shouldn't be able to fail a student just for being 100% dead wrong, a proposed Oklahoma law (which is actually moving forward because this is Oklahoma we're talking about) will prevent science teachers from flunking students who argue dinosaurs and humans coexisted.... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2013
    At first I didn't understand what the big deal with this thing was, because it's just a wetsuit with membranes stretching from the arms and between the legs, but apparently it's supposed to give the wearer a sense of FLYING UNDERWATER. Cool, but do you know where I really want... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2013
    This is a map showing where the most Craigslist 'Missed Connections' happen, according to state. Here in California it's 24 Hour Fitness, which doesn't surprise me because I can barely mount an ellipitical without some tanned and toned hottie trying to get in my bicycle shorts... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2013
    This is the faux academic paper written by Redditor bogus_wheel's boyfriend and used to propose to her. The best part? It has a 'Please check one, YES or NO' part for her to give her response. You remember passing those kinds of notes to the girls you liked in school? I alw... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2013
    Whoa -- easy on the catnip, bro. This is the Super Mario piranha plant cat tree made by Instructables user Geckoo_Designs. It's not like, a super PRO quality Super Mario piranha cat tree, but it's decent. Definitely better than you or I could do. Now I know you hate it when... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2013
    WARNING: F-bombs and other choice words. This is a prank from some beauty parlor where patrons see a ghost face in the mirror in front of them (an actual person behind a two-way mirror) when they're getting their hair did. Plus there's a scary movie playing on the TV. Then, ... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2013
    This is an impressive stop motion of a game of 3-D 'Snake' being played, all draw (and erased) in chalk by Chris Carlson. It looks like it took some serious patience, which I have zero of. If I had made it would have been the worse game of 'Snake' ever played. Miss the first... / Continue →