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June 16, 2013 - June 22, 2013 Archives

  • June 21, 2013
    Disney princesses: we all grew up wanting to be one. By now some of you may have probably abandoned your dreams, but I have not. I would sell my soul to an evil sea witch in a heartbeat to be a mermaid princess and that's just the God's honest truth. I would marry Merman, an... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2013
    This is the flying bicycle made by a group of three Czech companies working together to demonstrate a proof of concept. The rig weighs 209-pound and consists of a bicycle, a large electric rotor in the front and back, and a smaller one on each side. Unfortunately, the thing i... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2013
    These are the dinosaur head shaped pancakes made by Nathan Shields (of all these other insane pancakes fame). They all have separate lower jaws so you can make them talk to you while you eat breakfast. Pancake Dino: Damn GW, you're looking goooood this morning, can I have a... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2013
    This is the Adventure Time themed bedroom created by Shelbi of MightyOaksLittleAcorns for two of her three sons. I'm not sure what the other one got, but it sounds like the shaft. Whenever I'm watching Adventure Time I always forget it's made for kids too and not just adults ... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2013
    Artist Nickolay Lamm and computational genomicist Alan Kwan teamed up to create a series of images of what the human face might evolve to look like in 20,000 years from now, 60,000 years from now, and 100,000 years from now. These are those images. Basically we get giant f***... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2013
    These are two animal skulls with little clay Super Mario levels recreated on top by artist Tobias Wüstefeld for the We Love 8-Bit art show in Vienna, Austria. Why animal skulls? NO F***ING CLUE. It's art though, so it doesn't have to make sense. Personally, I think the scen... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2013
    This picture looks like four different photos, right? Well it's not, it's actually just one carefully constructed scene created and photographed by artist Bela Borsodi. How about that! I wouldn't have believed it either if there wasn't a shot from a different perspective and... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2013
    This is the carbon fiber 'Vessel' bathtub designed and built by Splinter Works. It mounts between two walls, drains through a hole in the floor, and probably costs more than a car. Obviously, it's going on the Christmas list. At 2.7m long, Vessel is longer than a regular bat... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2013
    This is a gallery of PS3s customized with different video game themes by Javier Riquelme of Jriquelme Mods. They're all impressive, but I particularly liked the Assassin's Creed and Bioshock Infinite ones. I'd honestly give my left nut for one of those. And, since we are being ... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2013
    This is the Star Trek Into Darkness movie poster eye makeup painted by makeup artist Sahily. It kind of reminds me of a Borg eye. You know what I want painted on my eyelids? I want to write 'LOVE YOU' like that one chick (links to picture of her) in Indiana Jones' Archaeolog... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2013
    This is a tutorial from Instructables user mikeasaurus (of DIY plastic dinosaur high heels fame) of how to make your own plastic toy corn cob holders. Basically it involves sawing a plastic animal in half then filling them and hot-gluing store bought corn cob holders inside. ... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2013
    This is a video of the R2-D2 birthday cake Marc Freilich made for his six-year old son Alexander. It has a teensy Pico projector inside so it can project the 'hologram' of Princess Leia followed by 'Happy Birthday Alexander' in the Star Wars font. I like how the one kid at th... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2013
    This is the $230 Spider Man bed cover from Incredibeds. It makes a twin bed look like a giant Spider Man. God, I would never leave. I'd stay wrapped up in there like I was caught in a web. See what I did there? Probably not since you're not here at the coffee shop, but wha... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2013
    This is a video from Germany of Julius the albino Burmese python opening a door. Some of you may be disturbed by that, but I used to be a snake charmer at the circus so snakes don't bother me. The bearded lady, yes (she used to sneak into my trailer at night and try to crawl ... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2013
    Because in the not-so-distant future everything will be available with a Star Wars theme, here are a pair of lightsaber inspired sunglasses available from Hot Topic. They look vaguely like the hilt and blade of a red lightsaber. Let me stress vaguely. They do light up and gl... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE, but unfortunately there isn't really a high-res version available online because that is how you SELL POSTERS. This is the Periodic Table of the Muppets created by designer Mike BaBoon. It would look perfect in my son's science themed nursery provid... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2013
    This isn't the first time we've seen dogs shaved into different characters, it's just the latest and saddest. I don't think the dogs are necessarily mistreated or anything, I just feel like it's demeaning. All the pictures were taken by photographer Ren Netherland at various ... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2013
    A group of game designers have announced the development of 'Wicked Paradise', a virtual reality sex game for the Oculus Rift system and scheduled for release next year. The future, ladies and gentlemen! Masturbating to video games will never be the same. Ever. Imagine play... / Continue →
  • Well, it looks like the directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street have done it again: taken a brand from their childhood and made it into a better film than you had any reason to expect it to be. This time they've made a Lego movie that boasts an impress... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2013
    This is the Super Mario Bros cake made by DeviantARTist CakeCrumbs (of earth layers cake fame). There's also BONUS Majora's Mask, Skyward Sword Furnix dragon and Beamos cakes after the jump. Bonuses are all the rage now by the way. Bonuses are like when you get a little some... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2013
    This is a series of Disney princesses reimagined as scantily armored warriors by artist Mike Roshuk. Why all the bare midriffs? Because they're so badass they don't NEED armor there. Somebody shoots an arrow at you? Deflect it with a blade. Don't have a blade? FLEX THOSE... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2013
    This is the (currently $99 for a limited time) Intoxicated watch from TokyoFlash. It has a functional breathalyzer built in so you know how crunk you are. The unit reads blood alcohol content in 0.02% increments from 0 to 0.20%. For reference, 0.08% is the typical legal driv... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2013
    Note: Worthwhile larger shot HERE in case you want to burn your retinas out. This is a composite shot of our sun showing 365-days worth of solar storm activity. Can you imagine if all those storms had happened at once? I bet we'd lose cell phone coverage. OR WOULD WE ALL PE... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2013
    This is a series of Disney movie covers reimagined by the folks at TheFW with more accurate titles. They're pretty decent, but feel free to make up different ones or titles for cartoons they didn't include. Stuff like, 'Bambi: Thanks, Now I'm an Orphan' and 'Alice Takes Two O... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2013
    This is the robot designed by the humanity hating folks over at EPFL's Biorobotics Laboratory. It was built to run like a cat, but just a little one, unlike DARPA's Cheetah inspired death machine. *cue Meow Mix commercial* The purpose of the platform is to encourage research... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2013
    To celebrate the start of its 2013 Summer Reading Program, the Seattle Public Library set up and knocked down this domino maze consisting of 2,131 retired books. Wait -- books get to retire? Why would a book need to retire? "Boogers between the pages." Sick! Hit the jump f... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2013
    Carol Gambrel went to a bakery to buy her 22-year old daughter Laura a cake to celebrate her recent graduation from Indiana University. She got one of those photo cakes and requested the icer add a cap on top of Laura's head. But, you know, cap sounds a lot like cat. She tho... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2013
    These are allegedly (I couldn't find any other info) Chinese leg hair stockings designed to prevent girls from being approached by perverts. I'd imagine they work. Unfortunately, they'll also prevent you from being approached by the man of your dreams, so it's kind of a catch... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2013
    This is the Death Star trench run built in LEGO by someone and on display somewhere where Flickr user Abathar was able to take a picture of it. This is that picture. Personally, I think LEGO should make the Death Star Trench Run a real $10,000 playset. I also think one of my... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2013
    This is the custom cocktail style Donkey Kong arcade machine (although it plays other games too) built into an old wine barrel by ArcadeControls forum user griffindodd. I bet you I could sit there and play FOR HOURS. Also, I'm drinking whoever's beer that is. Finders keepers... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2013
    This is a video from the JesterLads at King's College London where a Jedi appears to make the doors to an elevator repeatedly reopen when they're closing. The prank works by having another person hiding outside the elevator secretly push the call button every time the dude ins... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2013
    This is a video of some guy shooting tracer bullets across the surface of a lake and watching them skip like stones. It's really pretty. So pretty I'm going to do it every night from now on instead of watching the sun set. You hear that, sun? You're old news! "Then maybe I... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2013
    Famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has estimated humanity has 1,000 years to escape earth and start colonizing other planets or risk extinction. Not a bad estimate, Stephen, but according to my calculations we've really only got 964 years, and everybody knows non-roun... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2013
    University of Nottingham professor Harminder Dua recently discovered a new human body part and named it after himself because that's what you get to do when you discover things. Now I know what you're all hoping for, and sadly, no, it's not some sort of new hidden penis. Dua'... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2013
    This is the Songbird built in LEGO by Flickr user Imagine Rigney. It's magnificent. And, even as much as Elizabeth was always complaining about him, sometimes I wish I had a friend like Songbird. You know, someone strong to keep me company and protect me from the outside wor... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2013
    This is a video from China of some employee of the month haphazardly tossing boxes at an airplane loading conveyer belt and missing half of them. I don't really understand why he does such a piss poor job, because eventually he has to get down and pick up all the boxes he miss... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2013
    This is a homemade money shredding alarm clock (previously: a conceptual one). After the alarm goes off you have ten seconds to disable it before the thing starts eating your money. I mean, provided you were actually foolish enough to put money in it in the first place. I'd ... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2013
    You know what the main problem with guinea pigs is? They're vulnerable in battle. Thankfully, eBay seller mightys0x in selling this custom made guinea pig sized scale mail. 100% of the proceeds from the sale go to Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue, which is very noble of the se... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2013
    This is an ad for a smart phone protective screen cover or something but that's not what's important. What's important is that they mounted a handgun to an octocopter and were firing it at things. I tried tipping off the local authorities to the threat but they told me to sto... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2013
    Ever wanted to watch a diver knock over a stack of rocks with an air bubble ring? Well you are IN LUCK, because that's exactly what this is. Unfortunately, when reached for comment Ariel was devastated to find out someone knocked over her art installation. Now might not be th... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2013
    After receiving enough votes on their Cuuso website, LEGO has announced the production of a Mars Rover Curiosity playset. And I will buy it. The set was designed by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory mechanical engineer Stephen Pakbaz, so obviously it's gonna legit. Plus my bed... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2013
    This is a video of a Chladni plate experiment in which sand resonates to different frequencies to reveal a particular frequency's SECRET PATTERN. And we all love secret patterns here, right? Think of it as a special door knock you have to know to get into a club, but like, a ... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2013
    Okay so I'm a little late to the party on this one and it looks like the keg is kicked and all the pretty girls have left, but in case you haven't seen it, this is a video of a pair of dudes in a van taking pictures of people and Photoshopping them into an ad at a bus stop whil... / Continue →