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April 28, 2013 - May 4, 2013 Archives

  • May 3, 2013
    In these trying times we live in, I know it can be hard to imagine any hope for humanity that doesn't involve blasting off into space and just starting over. But to remind us all the world isn't doomed just yet, here's a compilation video of positive, inspirational videos caug... / Continue →
  • May 3, 2013
    This is a video of Youtuber TheMiro59 constructing and test-flying his custom built radio controlled USS Enterprise. It has light effects and everything. Unfortunately, it's not the best flyer, but hey -- neither am I. PILOT: Attention all passengers, this is your captain sp... / Continue →
  • May 3, 2013
    The L'Uritonnoir is the brainchild of French design studio Faltazi. It consists of a bunch of metal urinals spiked into a straw bale. As the urinals are used, the nitrogen from all the pee reacts with the carbon in the straw, breaking down the bale and creating a usable comp... / Continue →
  • May 3, 2013
    This is a series of paintings of bodypainted female superheroes by artist JKB Fletcher. Now before you run off getting all hot and bothered over them, remember: they're just paintings. Getting aroused by them is the equivalent of popping a boner while viewing a classical nude... / Continue →
  • May 3, 2013
    This is the opening theme to Game of Thrones loosely recreated in Minecraft by the folks over at WesterosCraft (who brought us those insanely detailed Game of Thrones Minecraft cities). Truthfully, it's mostly just a tour of a Minecraft Kings Landing with a couple of the same ... / Continue →
  • May 3, 2013
    This is the new, currently-under-construction headquarters for the People's Daily, China's state-run propaganda newspaper. It looks like a giant pecker. Which, from a strictly architectural standpoint, is one of my top three favorite building shapes. Actually, it's all of my... / Continue →
  • May 3, 2013
    Wait -- you've got a Portal gun and it's just sitting on the shelf collecting dust? Not cool bro. Just in time for the release of Iron Man 3 *shrug*, this is a video of Caleb from Hackaday showing off the 80,000-volt Thor hammer he built out of a tesla coil and foam. It can ... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2013
    This is a shot of a bike broken down into all its individual components by photographer Todd McLellan. You know, I just recently got back into biking again after my doctor told me my constant inactivity and beer consumption were turning me into a fat corpse. He keeps it real ... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2013
    This is a video from laser lover (and possible balloon hater) Scott Stevenson popping 100 balloon with a powerful burning purple laser. You may remember the previous video from Scott where he did the same trick except the laser was green and the balloons were red. That made f... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2013
    This isc 'The Injustie League of North Korea', a series of North Korean bills with the faces replaced with Justice League villains by artist Aslan Malik (who did the US versions previously). I think they're supposed to make some sort of political statement, but I can't quite p... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2013
    Remember yesterday's stop motion video that IBM made using individual atoms as pixels? Well it turns out they also made some Star Trek art while they were at it. Why? Not sure, presumably because there's a new movie coming out. That or they just really love Star Trek. Or m... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2013
    This is a series of impressively constructed papercraft birds glued together by artist Johan Scherft. They look real. REALLY REAL. Polly want a cracker? Is this the wrong kind of bird for that? Is it the kind you feed breadcrumbs to by the pond? I think I was at home with... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2013
    Note: Larger, readable version HERE. This is an infographic created by the folks over at HalloweenCostumes showing 20 different incarnations of Iron Man's armor over the past fifty years. That...is a lot of armor. No wonder metal prices are so high. You think I haven't thou... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2013
    This is the $50 Sasquatch cocktail shaker from HomeWetBar. It can mix up to 110-ounces of booze at a time. For reference, that's one really big-ass drink. Did somebody say margaritas? Somebody better have. Plus when you order thing you have the option to have it custom eng... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2013
    This is the Lygodium Spider Moth (Siamusotima aranea). The species was originally discovered in Thailand in 2005, but only recently described by entomologists. Did I mention it evolved with spider leg markings on its wings to fool predators? Because it has those, it totally ... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2013
    In financial news, Canada has just unveiled a new $5 bill that has an astronaut and what appears to be a space-based death ray on the front. The whole thing looks pretty fake to me. If I was working retail and somebody handed me that I would probably bang my head on the regis... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2013
    This is a short stop motion video from IBM that they created using SINGLE ATOMS as individual pixels. Do you know how small an atom is? No? Well imagine a bouncy ball. Now imagine a SUPER F***ING TEENY bouncy ball. That's how small an atom is provided you imagined a bouncy... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2013
    This is a short video demonstration of Youtube user derepentignymarc's wearable homemade 'Bolt' Transformer costume. It doesn't actually transform into anything, but the eyes and mouth parts move, the mask slides up and down automatically, and it has some light and smoke effe... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2013
    This is a video of a woman presumably methed out of her mind doing her grocery shopping at Wal-Mart. I can't tell if the drugs make her super efficient at shopping or not, but my guess is she's probably not gonna be able to pay for everything she puts in her cart when she mak... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2013
    This is a video of a computer printer and filing cabinet located in some university's music department. I know, that was arguably the most exciting video intro I've ever written. This particular printer and filing cabinet though -- they share a very special relationship. You... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2013
    This is the guitar that's been customized via Sharpie with some legit looking Lord Of The Rings graphics by 16-year old artist Vivian Xiao. Sixteen! I wasn't making anything at sixteen but an ass out of myself and $2.38 an hour bussing tables at Outback Steakhouse. Vivian sp... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2013
    In other parenting gone right news, this is a handful of the some 2,000 napkins artist and mother Nina Levy has drawn for her sons Archer and Ansel's lunchboxes over the past six years. There's Batman, Star Wars, Garfield, Spider Man, Pokemon -- you name it. "Adult themes." ... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2013
    This is a sweded version of the most recent Iron Man 3 trailer brought to us by Thailand based moviemakers FEDFE. I was impressed. Even more impressed than I was with the drunk guy who I bet couldn't eat two dozen pickles from the jar behind the bar on Saturday. "He actually... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2013
    These are the series of Game of Thrones house sigils recreated with Pokemons by artist Cami Sanders. Now before any of you come at me arguing that Pokemons isn't the plural of Pokemon, I want you to take this into consideration: I don't care. I like saying Pokemons because it... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2013
    In news that's sure to excite everyone except people who aren't super into Doctor Who, astronomers have just announced the discovery of a planet very similar to Gallifrey, the home world of Doctor Who and the Time Lords. Well hot damn. ♫ My bags are packed, I'm ready to go, I... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2013
    These are Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman themed shot glasses with attached capes. Because what's a shot glass without a cape? "Way more practical." That's correct. Each glass will set you back $7.50 (although for fairness they're also available from Busted Tees), which i... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2013
    Remember Sakakibara's walking mecha suit for kids? Of course you don't, I posted it back in 2010, it's 2013 now, and you're not an elephant. I only BARELY remember it and I had to write the damn article. Anyways, now Sakakibara has a new mecha suit for kids featuring one gra... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2013
    This is a shot of the Pokemon card themed birthday party invitations Redditor jerrikag made for her son Logan's 6th birthday. Pretty clever. So clever I sent out Magic: The Gathering themed invites for my party this year. I'm not sure if my idiot friends can't read or what, ... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2013
    This is a shot of a trendy hairstyle in Japan that makes your head look like a tomato. Like, this seriously isn't the only chick who's ever gotten it. There's even a NAME for it. Names make things real. *turns off lights in bathroom* Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary! ... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2013
    This is a video of leather-clad Catwoman Sonya Belousova performing Danny Elfman's Batman theme on the piano. She does a great job, and I particularly enjoyed the overhead shots watching her cat claws tickle the ivories. Reminds me of my cat. Except she never actually tickle... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2013
    This is a video of some guy in Japan made of nothing but Redbull and uncut cocaine playing Dance Dance Revolution, or the Japanese equivalent of Dance Dance Revolution. He's quick. If I was ever challenged to a duel I would pay this guy to take my place and kill my enemy. An... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2013
    Want to wear miniature Nintendo cartridges on your fingers or eardangles? Well you're in luck, because Etsy seller ohmygeekness is selling just those ($16/ring $16/necklace $18/earrings). You can choose any Nintendo (or Game Boy, PS1, PS2, N64 or XBox 360) game ever made and ... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2013
    Presumably to compliment his existing brass knuckles and tribal face tattoos, this is a shot of some dude who got his eyelids tattooed to look like they're always open. That's probably gonna make it hard for him to find a sleeping partner. Because I remember dating a girl in ... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2013
    This is the Attraktsionus Double Ferris Wheel concept developed by Art Lebedev Studios. It's like a normal Ferris Wheel, except attached to another, smaller one. It's supposed to be the lovechild of a Ferris Wheel and a cable car and I think we should all take a minute to be ... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2013
    This is a video of some high school Pokemon trainer asking a girl out to prom during lunch. He made up a poem that goes, "Charmeleon is red, Squirtle is blue, prom is coming up, and I choose you." Amazingly, she accepts his invitation instead of laughing in his face and getti... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2013
    LEGO has just announced the July release of a 2,359-piece Tower of Orthanc playset. The Tower of Orthanc is not to be confused with Barad-dûr, which is the tower with the Eye of Sauron peeking around on top. So yeah, that's why there's no eye. I'm sure you already knew that ... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2013
    NOTE: I was summoned for jury selection today so I have to go in and do that. I'll write what I can, but I'm pretty sure my day is gonna consist of eight hours of sitting around with no phone or any other way to entertain myself besides practicing crying in different keys. Th... / Continue →