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July 7, 2013 - July 13, 2013 Archives

  • July 12, 2013
    Razor, best known for reinventing the scooter (or at least making a shit-ton of cash money selling the things), has just unveiled the $400 Crazy Cart, an electric go-kart that can drive and drift in any direction. It looks like it goes pretty fast too. The bad news: a full ba... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2013
    Okay so they're not all power-ups, but they are all items from Mario games. I just didn't want to run the title onto two lines because sometimes I get real OCD about things like that and this was one of those times. Per artist Elizabeth Sherry: Since making mock classical pa... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2013
    This is a small gallery of drawings by Celeste Doodles (me too -- I doodle!) imagining what some classic 90's cartoon characters look like as hipstery twenty-somethings, including some Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Pepper Ann and Magic Schoolbus action. This Chuckie one from Rugrats t... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2013
    This is a short video of a lady filming a storm out her window when ZIPPITY ZAP, a lightning bolt takes out the power line right in front of her house. Now I'm not saying this lady willed that lightning to happen, but you and I both know she did. Really, who the hell films a ... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2013
    These are the Metal Core Door Sticker Decals available from Gadgets and Gear. Each $60 sticker (preorder, regularly $80) is designed to make a regular-ass door look like a different sci-fi themed door, including: airlock, armory, freight elevator, and lab door. I'm going to p... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2013
    First of all, the sink/urinal combo isn't a new concept. I posted one back in 2010 here, and I'm sure it's existed even before then. The idea is that the combo 1. will save water by using the 'gray' water you just washed your hands with to flush the toilet and 2. encourage du... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2013
    Remember DARPA and Boston Dynamic's PETMAN? Well now they're back with a new humanoid robot, Atlas. Atlas is the evolved version of this prototype I posted awhile ago. Can he take a 20-lb medicine ball to the hip and keep his balance? Yes. Is he arc-reactor powered? It su... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2013
    According to a recent survey of 1,100 adult smartphone owners, nearly one in ten adults admit to using their smartphone during sex, presumably to check Geekologie or play their turn on Words With Friends. Oh yeah, give it to me -- YES, YES, YES! I just played 'BONING' on a tr... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2013
    AeroVelo, a team of engineers from the University of Toronto, has successfully claimed the 33-year old prize in the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. The $250,000 was awarded to AeroVelo for being the first team to successfully fly a human powered copter f... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2013
    Headbutt to the neck, here it comes! This is the $75 Human Slingshot, a giant flexible band you and three friends stand in and take turns launching each couple standing opposite each other across the middle to the other side. You really just have to watch the video to underst... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2013
    These are a couple videos of Street Fighter's Blanka superimposed in clips of people falling to make it look like he's the one knocking them over. It's definitely worth a watch because 1. videos of people falling and hurting themselves are generally good to begin with and 2. B... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2013
    Waterspouts, like hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and Godzilla, are all God's way of saying, "Hey, remember me? You live in MY Sim City, punks!" Just kidding, they're natural phenomena and don't let anybody tell you otherwise (unless that person is me after changing my mind).... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2013
    Kissing booth profits: $0 These are two terrifying portraits of the Joker created by DeviantARTist K4ll0. Clearly she knows how to capture the essence of her subject. Me? I suck at capturing anything but fireflies on a warm summer's night. Just close your eyes and imagine... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2013
    This is the Quarts Armchair (really? Then where the f*** are the arms?) designed by CTRL ZAK and Davide Barzaghi. It costs $14,000 and resembles the Aggro Crag from Nickelodeon's 'Guts'. No? Well what about Superman's Fortress of Solitude? MOVING ON. Each boulder fits int... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2013
    This is a cross section of a colony of Pyura chilensis, a brainless filter feeding organism found in shallow waters off the coasts of Chile and Peru. They resemble squiggly rocks made out of cooked ground beef with nasty guts inside. Do people eat them raw? DAMN YEAH PEOPLE ... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2013
    Don't even act like Tardimus Prime isn't the best name you've ever heard of. Unless you've heard of Optimus Tard, in which case, fine, you win. This is the 3-D printed TARDIS Transformer developed and assembled by Thingiverse member Ellindsey. If you have your own MakerBot 3-... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2013
    This is the Denture Bracelet made and sold by Etsy seller ConcaveOblivion. They cost $135 and are made from dental acrylics "hand-polished to high shine....." I'm not sure what the hell that "....." was all about at the end but it gave me the goosebumps. Hand polished to hig... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2013
    Because America's finding it harder and harder to stay on top of anything, Mexico has officially passed the United States as the obese-est country in the northern hemisphere. I know, I know -- apparently this whole bacon fiasco was for naught. With a 32.8 percent adult obes... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2013
    This is a video of the Cheeto Cannon, an industrial air blower slightly modified to blast Cheetos at a person's face. I'm pretty sure the dude in the video doesn't catch a single one, which, based on the welts (not just Cheeto dust!) on his face afterwards, is probably a good ... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2013
    This is the Starry Lights lamp designed by Anna Farkas. It projects accurate constellations on the ceiling and comes in four different models (based on the way the stars appear during different seasons): vernal equinox, summer solstice, autumnal equinox and winter solstice. A... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2013
    This is some wack-ass infomercial narrated by 'Scarface Santaro' (don't ask me) for Sagawa Electronics' Powered Jacket MK3, a $125,000 exoskeletal suit that gives its wearer added height and strength. Think of it as a way more expensive, slightly stronger version of yourself t... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2013
    Painted by artist Marc Simonetti, this is the Iron Throne that George RR Martin says best fits the Iron Throne he envisioned himself while writing the 'A Song of Fire and Ice' series. As you can see, IT'S F***ING GNARLY. \m/ This Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Assymetric. It'... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2013
    This is a video of motorcyclist Bossaucey cruising around in Utah (and wearing a helmet-cam) when he spots a SUV with a coffee mug on it's bumper. So what does he do? What any aspiring daredevil would: speeds up, picks it up, then returns it to its owner. I like how when he ... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2013
    Note: The map above is interactive, not just a picture. Hocus pocus! Ever wanted to take a virtual tour of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley? Well you're in luck (unless you willed it with magic), because Google now has a street-view version of the Diagon Alley tour from the Warne... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2013
    This is the $45,000 conference table made from a retired 747's General Electrics engine. Only the nacelle of the engine though, so it's not like you could use it to build your own plane if you bought one. WHICH FOR $45,000 YOU SHOULD. Man, could you imagine investing your ha... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2013
    It went for the tit! Outback Steakhouse teamed up with Brazilian ad agency Lew'Lara\TBWA to develop the B-Day Chair, a chair with mechanical arms that gives you a hug every time somebody wishes you a happy birthday on your Facebook wall. You just sit down, sign into your Face... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2013
    This is the official five-minute gameplay footage trailer from Rockstar for the September 17th release of Grand Theft Auto V. It looks...pretty expansive. You can rob banks, fly planes, go sea diving, skydiving, hunting, play tennis, golf, go bicycling, shoot everything in si... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2013
    Yelp recently rolled out a 'word map' feature for major world cities that creates heat maps based on a particular term to show you where the most restaurants/bars/coffee shops/etc. associated with that term are located. The media is just running with the whole hipster thing be... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2013
    This is a series of Borderlands 2 inspired beer bottle labels designed by artist Nick Fillis. I would drink all of them. Preferably at Moxxi's bar. Then I'll play the slots till I'm broke, pick a fight with a psycho, and be shot and killed. I want my tombstone to read somet... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2013
    Father and Redditor pourmeanother77 (no you pour me one) edited a texture pack in Mario 64 so his son could play the game and stomp goombas with his own face on them. Heck yeah, crushing yourself! Feels GOOD. I remember the last time I stomped on my own face. I'm kidding, t... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2013
    This is the $1,350 Robugtix T8, a 3-D printed spider with 26 servo motors that enable it to move eerily like a real spider. Personally, I don't have a problem with spiders. I kind of like them. The only problem is, we don't need more of them. The same amount as now or less ... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2013
    This is the Darth Vader mask and lightsaber mailbox constructed by DeviantARTist SenseiMonkeyboy. You can raise the lightsaber hilt and blade like a flag to let the postman know you've got mail that needs to be picked up. Unfortunately, in real life a wooden baseball bat > a ... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2013
    That's right folks, the salmon are headed upriver and the brown bears in Alaska are ready to eat them. Explore.org's remote controlled 'Brown Bear and Salmon cam' is there to capture the action in Brook Falls, Alaska and beam it to your computer screen all day long so you can ... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2013
    Come on now -- how you gonna make your own serving dish and then serve OREOS? You know what my last party was missing? Anybody having a good time. There also weren't any dinosaur serving trays. Coincidence? Absolutely -- despite what Martha Stewart might have you believe, ... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2013
    This is the life-size chrome t-rex built by artist Philippe Pasqua and on display near the Seine River in Paris. I smell a field trip! Jk jk, I smell the tuna salad sandwich that's been sitting at the top of my kitchen trashcan for three days that I can't take out because I'm... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2013
    This is the six-laser spinning minigun built by Patrick Priebe (of Iron Man laser gauntlet fame). It has six rotating 1W blue lasers and a 100mW green laser for aiming. It doesn't really have a lot of functionality besides looking cool, but that's pretty much all the function... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2013
    This is the Ninja Turtle that z32drifter drew on a car's rear bumper after somebody got into a little fender bender. He definitely just raised that car's resale value exponentially. I think we can all agree whoever owns this thing would be foolish not to drive it straight to ... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2013
    Meet 18-year old Fanny Schlatter. Fanny's right leg isn't feeling as beach-ready as it was a week ago because her Samsung Galaxy S3 allegedly exploded and caught fire in her pocket, leaving her with 2nd and 3rd degree burns on her thigh. *tosses cell phone across room* I'm n... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2013
    This is a shot of a highlighter right at its moment of explosion in a microwave. It kind of looks like cotton candy. Why would anybody put a highlighter in a microwave? Keep in mind this was a 4th of July weekend and not everyone can afford fireworks. "Sooo...." Yep -- you... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2013
    Everybody have a nice holiday weekend? Want to stand around the water cooler and compare firework scars in a little? Cool. Coca-Coca recently sold their soda in special limited edition bottles made out of ice on the beaches of Colombia. I would have liked to try one of thos... / Continue →