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March 24, 2013 - March 30, 2013 Archives

  • March 29, 2013
    This is a short video of the new Finnish passport (okay, released last year), which features a flipbook-action walking moose. How about that! I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a security feature, just for the hell of it, or if they don't have smartphones in Finland and peop... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2013
    Because drinking beer is actually the least fun thing about beer pong, arcade manufacturer Bay Tek Games is releasing Beer Pong Master, a beer pong arcade game with zero alcohol. So...it's not really beer pong is it? It's just pong. Jk jk, just a waste of a dollar. Normal b... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2013
    I don't normally post videos that give me seizures, but every once in a while something comes along that hurts my brain so badly that I can't NOT share the pain. This is one of those videos. Plus I feel like you and I going through this traumatic experience together will help... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2013
    This is the giant Link bead sprite created by Redditor BoxMacLeod (links to a gallery of even more of his work). It is most impressive. I used to be into Perler beads myself but I'd always iron them for too long and the whole damn thing would melt into a blob. I suck at froz... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2013
    This is a series of popular modern video games reimagined as Atari cartridges by DeviantARTist StarRoivas. That's pretty much all there is to say except TAG, YOU'RE IT -- NO TAG-BACKS! "I'm not playing." You ruin everything. Hit the jump for a bunch more but check out the D... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2013
    This is a time lapse video of iron-infused silly putty swallowing a rare earth magnet over the span of an hour and a half (similar to this one I posted a while back but different because that one I posted a long time ago and this one I'm posting today). It's the kind of thing ... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2013
    This is the Torq Roadster from electric vehicle company Epic EV. The all-electric trike can hit 0-60MPH in four seconds and handle turns at 1.3-G's. For reference, that's 0.3 more G's than a solo rap album. The Tumbler-esque design is state of the art. A carbon fiber body,... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2013
    This is a video of a guy flying an R/C plane choreographed to classical music. It's really impressive but no screencap is going to do it justice, so you're just going to have to trust me and watch it. Or not -- I mean since when did trust ever become an important part of a fu... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2013
    This is a series of carved wood Bat symbol coffee tables crafted by Charles Lushear of the Bohemian Workshop (previously: the functional NES controller coffee table). DC Comics apparently found out about the tables and allows Charles to display them on his website, but not sel... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2013
    This is self-proclaimed 'Destroyer of Cards' Amy Demicco at the PAX East convention in Boston sporting the dress, helmet and axe she made from 800 cut up Magic: The Gathering cards. Now before you go off complaining about how could somebody cut up perfectly good Magic cards, ... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2013
    Bonus points for still including Pluto. This is 8-year old Elenor Clements posing with the marshmallow bunny solar system that earned her first prize in the Peep diorama kid's category and scored her a big box of candy and Peeps. You can't beat that deal. You also can't beat... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2013
    This is a video of a hedgehog, rat, dog and human shaking water off their bodies, shot in super slow motion. The hedgehog and the rat are the best, the dog is okay, and why did they even bother filming a human? I would have preferred to see any other animal. Speaking of -- d... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2013
    This is a video from Scott Stevenson of a powerful burning laser igniting the alcohol fumes in a series of glass bottles (previously: laser popping balloons and igniting a firecracker inside a balloon). Wow -- lasers, fire and alcohol: three of my favorite things. I'd say boo... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2013
    This is a Calvin and Hobbes themed kid's room. I honestly can't think of another place I'd rather take an afternoon nap right now. It just looks so peaceful. At least until I climb out of that bed and step on one of the toy cars on the floor, then it's gonna be a lot less pe... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2013
    This is the Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock. It's a hammock and a tent COMBINED. It's perfect for when you *eying picture* want to read the bible before playing your funny little guitar on the beach? I have no clue. I do know I love hammocks though. I actually slept in on... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2013
    This is the $30 Rollie Eggmaster. You just crack an egg into it, and then a cylindrically cooked egg rises from the middle in a couple minutes. Add chopped vegetables and sausage and a stick while it's cooking to make it an omelet on a stick! The possibilities are practicall... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2013
    This is a legit looking AT-AT bunkbed. I'm not sure who made it, but I just searched Craigslist to see if it was for sale and came up with nothing. I did read a couple funny Missed Connections though. One about a dude who fell in love with the barrista at Starbucks. Here's a... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2013
    This is the conceptual Star Wars Episode VII movie poster created by illustrator Adam Schickling imaging the cast from the original trilogy all grown up. It looks like Adam was pretty kind to Carrie Fisher, because that is NOT what I remember her looking like last. Chewbacca?... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2013
    Note: Decent size shot of the final product HERE. This is a time-lapse video (after the jump -- that's jut a animated gif above in case you're somebody's mom reading this) of DeviantARTist Elemental79 (of DOOM screenshot to high res picture fame) turning a composite 16-bit sce... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2013
    While the US Supreme court reviews Proposition 8, Jedis in Scotland are fighting their own fight, with the hopes that weddings officiated by followers of the 'Temple of the Jedi Order' are recognized by the country with the same equality as other religions. Completely unrelate... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2013
    A recent study conducted on how dangerously spiked dinosaurs had sex has revealed some startling revelations, suggesting that the ancient reptiles were a lot kinkier than the "always-from-the-rear" beasts we thought they were. Well, that PALEONTOLOGISTS thought they were. I ... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2013
    These are two NES cartridge pillows from ThinkGeek. Except they're not actually licensed by Nintendo, which is why they're calling them Retro Video Game Cartridge Pillows and feature games like Unicorn's Revenge and Lava Jump instead of Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda. Ca... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2013
    This is a small series of stylized anatomical drawings of Disney cartoon characters by DeviantARTist Alessandro Conti. They're the kind of thing you don't really want to see but can't look away from, like a car wreck. Also, for some reason Mickey doesn't have a penis but Goof... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2013
    This is a two-headed bull shark discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. Well, it wasn't swimming around attacking people or anything, it was discovered inside a mother shark that had been caught. Based on that business card in the photo, I'm going to assume the best SharkDefense is... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2013
    This is a 3-D printed replica of a remote mine from the Nintendo 64 classic Goldeneye 007. It has magnets in the back so it can be stuck to metal surfaces and it has light-up LEDs and a beeper when activated. Man, GoldenEye on the N64 really brings back memories. Mostly of h... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2013
    This is a video of Youtuber SmarterEveryDay explaining Prince Rupert's Drops. Prince Rupert's Drops are made by drizzling molten glass into water so it forms a little spermy -- a sperm with an ultra-tough head, but with a delicate tail that will cause the whole thing to explo... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2013
    This is a video of some 'photographer' in Costa Rica almost getting attacked by a crocodile. I put photographer in quotes because he's really just a jackass with a camera and a backful of tattoos I thought was a camo shirt at first. He squats by the water's edge taking pictur... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2013
    The 1989 NES classic DuckTales is getting a high-definition makeover and re-release, with 30% more content than the original game. Did you know DuckTales was released in Japan as 'Wanpaku Dakku Yume Bōken'? Literally: Naughty Ducks Dream Adventures. Because I don't want to k... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2013
    This is a first-person video of Ravi Fernando solving three Rubik's cubes while juggling them (previously: a dude one-hand juggling two while solving a third). I thought it was pretty impressive, and that's saying a lot because I hardly find anything impressive. Fun fact: one... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2013
    Would not taste that rainbow. Bill Gates, who may or may not be suffering from boner loss due to current condom design, is offering a $100,000 reward for a next-gen prophylactic that encourages greater condom use so people stop contracting diseases and children. Additional co... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2013
    Jerks at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a robotic snake that can wrap itself around objects when thrown at them. Cool, here -- grab a hold of this volcano. The idea is to create a robot capable of slithering into tight spaces, perhaps for scouting or search-and-r... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2013
    This is the realistic looking zombie cake created by the Artisan Cake Company of Portland, Oregon. It's not really cake though, the body was made out of Rice Krispies (or possibly store-brand Crispy Rice), then covered with a modeling chocolate skin and a shredded fondant shir... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2013
    Instructables user dragonator (damn yeah you are!) went and made himself a 3-D printed GlaDOS robotic arm ceiling lamp and decided to share his knowledge with us so we can ALL make our own GlaDOS robotic arm ceiling lamps. That was very selfless of him. I just finished buildi... / Continue →