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June 23, 2013 - June 29, 2013 Archives

  • June 28, 2013
    This is a video demo of the Leia Display System. Like other similar systems being developed, it projects video on a wall of barely visible fog to give the illusion of a hologram floating in space. That's also why they called it the Leia, after Princess Leia. Granted i don't... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2013
    This is the Link's Awakening overworld map underwear available from Etsy seller DisturbinglyAdorable. They only come in women's sizes, but the great thing about women's underwear is that they still fit if you order big enough. It's not like they can tell it's a dude wearing ... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2013
    This is a video from Sony showing off some of the Playstation 4's new socializing/multitasking interface. It tells the love story of Will, who lives in a shack on a beach somewhere and sits inside playing video games all day, and Sarah, who also plays a lot of video games but ... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2013
    This is a small series of Game of Thrones LEGO minifigs for sale by Etsy seller miniBIGS. Apparently this is just the first set, and miniBIGS plans on rolling out others afterward. You can score all the figures seen here for $70, or individually for $15. I like how the Tyrio... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2013
    This is a series of shots from Japan of the rice patties farmers have turned into giant works of art by carefully planting different colored rice plants. Cool, but I went to a farm once and splashed around in a mud puddle for ten minutes before Old MacDonald finally told me it... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2013
    Exploding Actresses is a Tumblr blog that posts animated gifs and videos of actresses in famous movie scenes having their heads explode. It's surprisingly entertaining. My favorites are this Snow White one and the Ghost one, but there's an entire video of Disney Princess afte... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2013
    This is Buttercup the duck. He's a dude though, not a chick. Although I guess all ducks were chicks at one time. "No, they were DUCKLINGS." Damn it all to hell. Anyways, Buttercup was born with a backwards foot that prevented him from walking normally and hurt, and nobody ... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you don't like squinting. Me? I love squinting because it makes my brain hurt. The folks over at BuzzFeed have made this beautiful chart showing the 32 highest grossing movie franchises of all time (links to their article with some more info... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2013
    The Sci-Fi Currency Converter is a website where you can see the exchange rates for US Dollars, Euros, British Pounds and Star Wars, Star Trek, Fallout, Sims, Skyrim, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, Discworld, Red Dwarf and Judge Dredd money. You just pic... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2013
    This is a video of a leather-kilted punk performing AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck' on a set of flamethrowing bagpipes in front of a roaring crowd outside of the Jus Burgers in Fremantle, Western Australia. It would have been weird to have just met this guy and asked him what he was g... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2013
    This is the graph created by Burr Settles (links to his website with way more details) using Twitter data to determine which terms are used more often around the words 'geek' and 'nerd'. Hey, I'm just happy to see 'boobies' made the list. Personally, I'm a pretty serious boob... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2013
    This is a video explaining why a chain falling out of a cup appears to defy gravity briefly before spilling to the ground. Basically the chain gathers so much upward momentum while leaving the cup that it can't change direction immediately, and has to do so in an arc rising fr... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2013
    This is the Mass Effect EDI latex bodysuit and helmet created by the folks over at Anatomic-Latex. It looks so good it's hard to believe that's an actual woman standing there with no special effects. ZIP ZAP, CANNOT COMPUTE, CANNOT COMPUTE. That was me pretending to be an ar... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2013
    Chris-Rachael Oseland of Kitchen Overload has made a tutorial on how to make your own Superman logo bread. It doesn't seem too complicated either so it seems like a great kitchen craft to do with your kids. Just be careful and make sure you don't screw it up and accidentally ... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2013
    This is an animated gif of all 151 original Pokemon as cats. I've been watching it repeat for well over an hour now -- I'm going for a record. Granted not the kind of record you should brag about to a date, but knowing me I will anyways. I'm a pro gif watcher -- wanna come b... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2013
    Seen here pretending to blow the Invisible Man, some dude shows off his Pac-Man inspired beard. Is that even beard hair that makes up Pac-Man? It looks like he glued catnip to his face. And what's up with that shifty-eyed guy on the left -- what sort of trouble is he getting... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2013
    Ever wanted to play Pac-Man in the style of a first person shooter? Well tear your shirt off and start waving it around like you're at a Kid Rock concert, because this is your lucky day. 'FPS-Man' was created by game designer Tom Davies and available for free play over at Kon... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2013
    This is the £2,499 (~$3,800) coat made entirely out of men's chest hair. It contains around a million individual hairs and took over 200-hours to weave. Now pat yourself on the back for not being the person who spent 200 hours of their life weaving men's chest hairs. The coa... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2013
    This is a group of US soldiers in Afghanistan taking a break from soldiering to play a little pick-up game of Quidditch. Hey -- you better not break those brooms, my tax dollars paid for those things. Just kidding, I have no idea where my tax dollars went. Maybe I'll ask Unc... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2013
    This is a video of bat sounds put together to sing the original series Batman theme song. What the hell did you expect, this is the internet. Spiders dancing to the Spider Man theme? Give it a week. Bats produce sounds that are not audible to human ears. First these ultraso... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2013
    This is the LEGO dress made by designer Rie Hosokai to resemble a similar dress she made entirely out of balloons. Next up? A dress made entirely out of bread clips to resemble the dress made entirely out of LEGO to resemble the dress made entirely out of balloons. That's my... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2013
    In 'hope for the future' news, astronomers have confirmed three alien planets in the habitable zone (where liquid water could exist) of a nearby star. How close is nearby? Just 22-light years -- that's only like 130-trillion miles! Humans will never set foot on these planets.... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2013
    This is a video of some yokel laying face down between the train tracks while a train passes over him (previously: this crazy Ruski). If this is what you find yourself doing for fun, congratulations, it's time to leave a note for your ma and pa, steal the family car, and not s... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2013
    These are the $22 car and railroad playmat shirts available from Etsy seller bkykid. Your kids can push their little toys around on them while you lay on your stomach and get a free back massage (provided they don't start stabbing you in a kidney with their Hot Wheels). Does ... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of Rust-Oleum's NeverWet, a superhydrophobic spray coating that creates a waterproof layer, causing almost all liquids to bead up and roll right off it. Does it work for mustard, gravy and fudge syrup? You bet your disgusting sundae it does! The... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    This is a video from Pepsi of some dude (Dynamo the magician) appearing to levitate next to a double-decker bus as it tours around London. If you've never seen the illusion performed before, SPOILER: his arm on the bus is fake and just a strong bracket connected to the frame t... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    This is the homemade Batmobile Redditor aggierogue3 spotted driving near Fort Worth, Texas this week. I don't know about you, but I could barely tell the difference from the one used in the 1989 movie. I like how it has exposed machine guns on the front fender, I bet the cops... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    This is a series of conceptual pop culture condom wrappers created by Italian artist Benedetto Papi (of Star Wars condoms fame). Condoms are important to use because they help prevent disease and pregnancy. I'm terrified of both of those things. If condoms also helped preven... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    This is a $30 iPad case available at Firebox that looks like the Grays Sports Almanac from Back To The Future II. It also looks like a great way to get your iPad stolen for the case alone. I don't even own an iPad and I want that case. I'm not sure what I'd put in it though ... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    This is the Cats Are Center of the Universe/ Solar System Cat Fascinator/ Planetary Kitty Hat from Etsy seller NotsoKittyShop. It's a little model solar system your cat can wear on its head, and, God willing, try to paw at and keep slapping itself in the face. This cat fascin... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    Note: Larger, more legible version HERE but you still won't be able to read the really small states, which is exactly why they should just join together to form one bigger state. This is the Corporate States of America, a map of the US created by Steve Lovelace (I love sheer m... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    This is Warp Dogs, a small series of Photoshopped pictures by Benjamin Grelle featuring dogs hanging their heads out car windows while traveling at warp speed. Dogs love doing that. Dogs also love sleeping. I also love sleeping. Does that make me a dog? No, but my doctor s... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    In cooler bullet news than yesterday, here's a series of cross-sectioned ammunition photographed by Sabine Pearlman. Pretty neat, but I've always wanted to see what a cannonball looks like on the inside. "Stop being stupid." It's not something you can just turn on and off li... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2013
    This is the impressive Mario face shaved into the back of a kid's head by an unknown but very talented barber. My barber? My barber has cut my ear four times. He keeps offering me a discount on a straight razor shave too but I'm more than 100% confident he'd kill me. But th... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2013
    Presumably to prove he's got the biggest balls amongst his colleagues, this is a short video of a dude running across a 1,500°F (~850°C) lava flow in nothing but his sneakers. When reached for comment, a lady answered the phone and informed me this guy died months ago. Hit th... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2013
    In please stop making us look bad news, a company in Idaho is selling pork-laced ammunition as a deterrent to radical Islamic terrorists. The concept is that the thought of being shot with pork, which is 'haram' (unclean), will deter extremists from committing terrorist acts w... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2013
    *cue somebody using a picture of Jesus then trying to sell the drink on eBay* Taiwan coffee chain Lets Cafe has introduced a printer in its stores that allows patrons to upload a photo and have it recreated in the foam of their drinks using colored cocoa powder. The company h... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2013
    This is a worthwhile stop motion video featuring Link and Black Rock Shooter doing battle against the Knife Lord. The video consists of over 4,000 individual photos and took an entire month to shoot. My online dating profile video? That took like ten minutes to shoot and may... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2013
    This is a time-lapse video of an Egyptian statuette of Osiris, the god of death, slowly rotating 180-degrees in its locked display case over the course of several days. Some people are convinced there's a ancient curse involved, but those people are idiots. Clearly this is th... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2013
    Look around. Do you already own everything else? Then have I got the foot stool for you! Enter this $999 Turtle Foot Stool from Horchow. It looks like a turtle being crushed underneath a giant leather ottoman. Let this foot stool inspire you to slow down and put your fee... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2013
    This is the AT-AT some Imperial employee at Whataburger made out of those little ketchup buckets. You know, it's a real shame this isn't all the rage like taking a picture of yourself licking somebody's food is. Thanks to my buddy Terry, who refuses to eat fast food (more tha... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2013
    This is the Heineken Ignite bottle coming out in a couple months. It's a regular beer bottle with a plastic base and LED inside that lights up in rythym to music and when you cheers someone or take a sip. You know, because we need beer bottles that do that. Fingers crossed t... / Continue →