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March 31, 2013 - April 6, 2013 Archives

  • April 5, 2013
    She is just a small girl, but has no fear of capture. She has a Big Daddy down with her in Rapture. This is a small series (there's only three) of video games imagined as Dr. Seuss books by DiviantARTist DrFaustusAU (who also wrote the captions I included and made THESE Batm... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2013
    This is a video of Boston Dynamic's PETMAN humanoid robot testing out its maneuverability in camouflage. It's, uh, it's terrifyingly human-like. Just imagine in the future there will be groups of these things patrolling the city with glowing red eyes and if they catch you out... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2013
    This is the Email Guitar, a guitar modded by David Neevel (of OREO creme separating fame) that allows you to create keyboard letter input by playing different musical notes on a guitar. *playing 'Freebird'* Sqpala;a la dkwl e la fllaldka wll a lalca. COOL! WK recently allow... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2013
    This is what Barbie would look like without makeup (plus braces) as imagined by artist Eddi Aguirre. Pretty much exactly like an anti-meth PSA. Personally, I think she looks great both ways. And I'm not just saying that to sound like a man who can always see the inner beauty... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2013
    Not to be outdone by a bunch of Japanese schoolgirls (although still totally getting outdone by a bunch of Japanese schoolgirls), this is a series of shots of people force-choking (aka 'Vadering') their friends in real life. You won't catch me posing for any sort of picture li... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2013
    This is a video of a 110kV (110,000-volt) power line in (where else?) Russia performing a very moving lightning dance after short circuiting. Now I'll be the first to admit I don't know anything about electricity except it's terrifying and I've electrocuted myself four times, ... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2013
    This is a shot (and time-lapse video) of the Mars rover Curiosity's descent parachute caught blowing around in the breeze . Thankfully, the parachute is still attached to Curiosity's protective landing shell (the white circle), so it can't blow away and wreak havoc on the red ... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2013
    Samoa, a country best known for being tied with Thin Mints for the best Girl Scout Cookie flavor, now has an airline that charges passengers based on the total weight of their asses and luggage. Each traveler will be weighed alongside their bags at the airport, and the total f... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2013
    Because I'm hungry but don't have anything in the fridge but store-brand condiments and expired salad dressing, here's a short video tutorial of how to make scrambled eggs STILL IN THE SHELL. I'm not sure what the purpose of making scrambled eggs still in the shell is, but if ... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2013
    Note: Larger version right HERE provided I didn't accidentally upload a picture of me peeing on a frenemy's car door handle like I did last time. For all you steak lovers out there, here's an infographic showing all the different cuts of beef, their general cost, and suggested... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2013
    This is a (probably soon to be removed for copyright claims) video of all six Star Wars movies to date playing at the same time, just the way George Lucas intended them to be seen. Trying to watch it is 100% dangerous to your health and I don't recommend viewing it for longer ... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2013
    So this is my 12,000th Geekologie article -- go me. I got a breakfast burrito this morning to celebrate and I even put a candle in it. It was one of those tall tapered ones your mom sets out on the dining room table for Christmas dinner. Yeah, and I just sung 'Happy 12,000 a... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2013
    Are they supposed to be like, eating your feet, or are you STOMPING THEIR FACES? This is a pair of $30 dangling-eye zombie head slippers from Firebox. Their currently available for pre-order and are one-size-fits-most up to a men's 10.5. Which is a shame, because I'm a solid... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2013
    Note: No screencap does the thing justice, you're gonna just have go to the website and click around playing space ranger on your own. Clicking the 'Take a Tour' button in the upper left corner is a good start though. 100,000 Stars is a website with a 3-D interactive map of t... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2013
    This is a new species of tarantula recently discovered in Sri Lanka that's the size of a human face. For reference, close your eyes and imagine one with its abdomen resting on your lips. Can you feel its legs tickling behind your ears? No need to thank me. They prefer well-... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2013
    In heartbreaking news, Disney is shutting down video game developer/publisher LucasArts after its acquisition of it and LucasFilm last year. The company was known for some of the best graphic adventure games the world has even seen, including: Maniac Mansion, Loom, Day of the ... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2013
    LEGO is ceasing production of the Star Wars Jabba's Palace playset at the end of this year amidst complaints from Austria's Turkish community that the building is "mosque-like" and the minifigs included give Muslims a bad rap. Things to complain about: apparently we're gettin... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2013
    Because I don't discriminate between Post-It animations and chalk animations (I'll watch anything that pisses away two minutes at work), this is a 3-D chalk art stop-motion from Chris Carlson (of 3-D Snake game fame) of Tetris being played. Amazingly, the player manages to set... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2013
    Note: No screencap is really going to do the video justice, so just watch it. If you don't like it I'll let you come to my house and punch me but you've never seen me before so I will be giving you my roommate's description. This is a super impressive video game themed stop m... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2013
    This is the OLS House designed by architectural studio J. Mayer H. and built near Stuttgart, Germany. It's supposed to like a dinosaur head. I would live there, and I would insist on not having a numbered street address. Because if "the house that looks like a dinosaur head"... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2013
    Remember planking? I hope now you can look back and realize just how stupid that was. I'll give you a minute to delete all the pictures off your Facebook profile. Done? Now accept my friendship request already. This is a series of shots of Japanese schoolgirls recreating D... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2013
    This is a functional concept of a Coke machine (although this one is just a cooler) with a clear front display created by Licht-con Produktions that's capable of playing translucent animations to attract customers. Will it get me to stop and look? Yes. Will it get me to buy ... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2013
    This is Mike Doyle's (of abandoned LEGO Victorian House fame) 200,000-piece construction of K'al Yne, Odan -- a fictional alien city. It's the first in his series of 'Contact' builds, which are all about celebrating intelligent life in the universe....and stuff. Stuff way ove... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2013
    This is a video of some guy flying a giant R/C plane when it clips a little helicopter, loses a wing, and crashes into a hundred billion pieces (approximately). I was really hoping the plane operator was going to pick a fist fight with the copter pilot afterwards, but no such ... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2013
    This is the leather and chainmail beer koozie crafted by DeviantARTist DougFungus. It's perfect for when you're at a party and somebody asks which beer is yours so you can say, "Take a guess -- but keep in mind I'm dressed like a knight, so that's a hint." Then, under your br... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2013
    This is Bubba's Hover, a collaboration between pro golfer Bubba Watson and Oakley, and allegedly the world's first hovercraft golf cart. I find it hard to believe some other rich golfer hasn't zipped down the fairway in a hovercraft already which is why I looked it up on Youtu... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2013
    This is a shot from WonderCon of a dog cosplaying as Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Probably not by choice mind you. I'm not sure what kind of dog that was before the whole shaving and transformation, but I'm guessing one that still had some dignity. ... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2013
    This is a $30 Forever Alone meme face statuette from ThinkGeek. It makes the perfect companion for the person with no companions. You know, I had a friend once. He might try to tell you we were just roommates, but we went halfsies on an entertainment stand so obviously there... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2013
    A couple in Australia managed to score four drunk driving charges in one day after repeatedly switching drivers after one of them would get pulled over and breathalized. Problem solving: they're not very good at it. Terrifying pedestrians, yes. Dunwich police conducted a roa... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2013
    Note: Tons of screaming, turn your speakers down or regret it for the rest of the day. This is an absolutely piss-poor quality video of some woman in Sao Paulo, Brazil almost getting smacked by a train trying to grab her dropped cell phone from the tracks. Sometimes you just ... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2013
    Remember Little Golden Books? Those things were awesome and the perfect length for an afternoon potty sesh. Now? Now I sit there in pain for like an hour asking myself why the hell I eat the things I do. Animator Joebot has created a small series of video games (Bioshock, ... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2013
    Spanish farmer Faustino Asensio Lopez discovered an unusual 220-lb iron rock while inspecting his fields in 1980. So what did he do? What anybody else would, used it as a ham press to smash meat for the next 30 years. Space hams, bro. Then in 2011 he saw a TV program about ... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2013
    This is a series of Game of Thrones house sigils created by illustrator H. Caldwell Tanner featuring famous websites and their imagined mottos. There's Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Netflix, Wikipedia, but sadly no Geekologie. Probably because Geekologie is nowhere near ... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2013
    This is a video of an Australian purse-snatching thief making a run for it when he decides to go head first through a glass pane instead of using the automatic door. It knocks him out for a little while. Amazingly, he's still able to get up and make off with the purse, provin... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2013
    Because season three premiered last night and my roommate had a viewing party where a bunch of his jerkbag friends came over and completely disregarded how I'd carefully Sharpied my name on all my food in the refrigerator, this is a video of violinist Jason Yang one-man coverin... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2013
    Don't do it, bro. Seen here being modeled by the saddest lovedoll I've spied all week (and that's saying a lot because I made the mistake of opening my roommate's closet), this is the 'R2-DD2' bra created by Instructables user seamster. It has light up effects and even beep-b... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2013
    Pocketbands are rubber bracelets with a small hidden pocket on the inside for storing money, keys, and drugs. They're currently a Kickstarter campaign created by Devin Eisner but have already been funded and the bracelets will go into production this month. Granted they're no ... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2013
    This is the entirety of The Hobbit printed out on a single page as a decorative poster. It's available from Spineless Classics, and they have a ton of other single page book posters available too if Hobbits aren't your thing. The Secret Garden? Yep. Harry Potter And The Phi... / Continue →