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August 4, 2013 - August 10, 2013 Archives

  • August 9, 2013
    Because some people can't stand the company of others, Kyoto University in Japan has installed bocchi ("alone") seating in one of its cafeterias so you don't feel obligated to talk to the people sitting at a larger table. Of course you could always sit at my table, and we don'... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2013
    This is an ultra realistic picture of Stephen Hawking drawn entirely in black Bic pen by my buddy Jesse Starr (of Bic pen Christopher Walken, Optimus Prime and that time-lapse painting he did of me riding a t-rex battling a volcano fame). It took Jesse 51-hours to complete and... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2013
    This is a worthwhile video of Dash the skateboarding dog riding the bowls at some skatepark and performing a couple kickflips. He doesn't actually do them in the air though, he does them on the ground, which, while technically not a true kickflip, is still really impressive CO... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2013
    Damn dad, calm down -- it's just a minifig. Pleygo is a LEGO rental service that works just like Netflix. You rent a set, and when you return it, they send you the next set on your queue. If you thought it worked like Netflix streaming you are a dummy. They have three plans... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of Aquatop, an interactive display projected onto the surface of a milky bath (made using bath salts -- actual bath salts, not the drug that makes you want to eat other people's faces) using a projector and Kinect motion controller. I am going to ... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2013
    This is 'All In One', an extravagant 12-course meal in a can created by designer Christopher Godfrey to make some sort of statement about contemporary culture and the use of gimmicks to sell products. Dammit, why's it have to make some sort of social commentary, why can't it ... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2013
    This is the full back zombie apocalypse tattoo reader Zomboner recently had finished. It took 53-hour under the gun over the span of the last year to complete and is definitely not the sort of thing you want staring back at you when you're going at it doggy style. I actually ... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2013
    This is the $2,500 - $3,500 Batman engagement ring designed by custom jeweler Takayas Mizuno. I'm not sure if somebody actually requested it or if he just designed it to show off the things he's capable of. Because a lot of time at work I make things nobody actually asked me ... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    Jumping spiders: for most people, a terrifying combination. For me, a challenge to catch bare handed. And now researchers at Taiwan's National Chung Hsing University have discovered that some species attach a silk 'dragline' before leaping onto their prey to help stabilize fl... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    This is the Death Star painted on a lady's butt. I'm not sure if she did it herself in the mirror or if somebody helped. I'm also not sure why it's painted on both cheeks. Maybe one is supposed to be a front view and the other a back view. I don't know, I don't what the hel... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    This is the fully automatic Gauss gun that Jason of Delta-V Engineering built in his spare time. What I build in my spare time? LASTING FRIENDSHIPS. Jk jk -- sandcastles. I just completed my latest project after almost three years of work. It's a home made, portable coilgun... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    10-year old German boy Alexander Kettler was doing what any kid would, rummaging through his grandparent's attic looking for stashed away nudie magazines, when he discovered some mysterious cases. So Alexander's father Lutz pulled them out and opened them and, SURPRISE, mummif... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    Virgin Atlantic is going to start adding live comedy and music to some of its domestic UK flights, because who really wants to sleep on a plane anyways? Except me, I want to sleep on the plane. I like to get just drunk enough at the airport to board my flight, pass out, then ... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    This is the intro to 'Adventure Time' beautifully recreated in LEGO by Cartoon Network. They did a fantastic job. I've watched it five times already and I'm going back for a sixth right now. If this video were an all-you-can-eat buffet I would have insane diarrhea in about a... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    This is the USS Enterprise and Romulan Bird of Prey cat tree built by Instructables user hatstand4510 for her cat, Saavik. I flipped through the instructions, and, honestly, I feel like it's something even you could build. Granted yours will collapse the first time your cat e... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    This is a real life reproduction (complete with furnished interior!) of Satsuki and Mei's house from 'My Neighbor Totoro'. Apparently it was built back in 2005 For the World's Fair near Nagoya, Japan and was designed by Hayao Miyazaki's son Gorō. Dammit, why didn't anybody te... / Continue →
  • Following the otherworldly threats of The Avengers, Thor must now confront the real-world problems of bailing his brother out of jail and bringing his girlfriend to his conservative, old-fashioned hometown in the dark family drama Thor: The Dark World. Also, there's a giant roc... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2013
    GlutenfreeSingles is a dating website for people looking for a significant other that shares their gluten-free lifestyle. Cool, but I'm holding out for a dating site for people who only eat gut-wrenching junk food. Seperatebathrooms.com it'll be called. Whether you have celi... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2013
    This is a video of blacksmith Tony Swatton of Man at Arms forging a replica of Link's iconic Master Sword. Then at the end a guy and a girl take turns using it to break a bunch of pots JUST LIKE LINK WOULD DO. Are there any rupees in this one? Nope. What about this one -- m... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2013
    This is a video from RatedRR (more nudity than an R movie, but not a full-blown porno) of a bunch of different ammo types being fired underwater in super slow-motion (and high definition). Hollow points, full metal jackets, you name it. "Rubber bullets?" No rubber bullets. ... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2013
    This is Mars Explorer Barbie. She's an astronaut. In pink. With a bubble helmet and trashcan backpack. It looks like she did her makeup too. That's good, it's important to make a good first impression on the nothingness that exists on Mars. LOOK BARBIE -- OVER THERE! *tr... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2013
    What are we gonna use for currency after the zombie apocalypse arrives? Will it just be a barter system? My roommate says we're gonna use human teeth but he's one of the stupidest people I know. This is the Zombucks™ Walker 1 oz silver round. They cost $22 and feature a zom... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2013
    'Send Me To Heaven' is a real Android app (Apple denied it) that measures how high you throw your phone in the air. It's like a game. A game where the equipment costs $400 and breaks every time you don't win. Basically, the best kind of game. S.M.T.H. (Send Me To Heaven) is... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2013
    This is the High Roller, a $600 Big Wheels trike made for adults. It comes with an adjustable seat to accommodate riders from 5'2" to 6'6" and up to 275-lbs. It also comes with a front brake, a bell, tassels, and plastic rear wheels for EXTREME DRIFTING ACTION. Man, I rememb... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2013
    In damning news for my future, scientists have successfully fermented used coffee grounds to create a 40% alcohol booze that smells and tastes like coffee but gets you drunk and makes you not show up for work in the morning. I can see it now: Boss: Where's GW? We're supposed... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2013
    You see this house? British couple Charlie Hague and Megan Williams built it with their own four hands. And now it's set to be demolished because they didn't bother getting any permits for the thing. Also, because the building "harms the character and appearance of the count... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2013
    In other food news, a 15-ton lump of congealed food fat and baby wipes (among other things) was found to be clogging a London sewer line. It's reportedly the size of a bus. The blob has been dubbed 'fatberg', which is the very clever combination of the words 'fat' and 'iceber... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2013
    This is the Ramen Burger. It's a hamburger with Ramen noodle patties for buns. Plus it comes with a 'secret sauce'. Why's it have to be secret? Personally, I don't like secrets when it comes to putting things in my mouth. Surprise, it's a penis! Calling cafeteria food mys... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2013
    Michael McMaster has three capital M's in his name, that's pretty cool. Plus he and a group of friends spent the last five years building this full scale Wall-E robot, making him even COOLER. Remember when they used to sell Cool Ranch Doritos as Cooler Ranch Doritos? Why'd t... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2013
    This is a very short video of a kid doing a front flip on one of those little Razor scooters. It looks like a great way to bust your head open and spill your brains in the street. And, let's be honest, nobody deserves to die trying to do a f***ing flip on a Razor scooter. *w... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2013
    Mmmmmm, it looks like little worms -- let me try it raw. Scientists took muscle cells from a cow, lab-cultured billions and billions more of them, mushed them all into a patty, then cooked it like a hamburger. How did it taste? Kinda like a burger! CRAZY. *stuffs mouth ful... / Continue →
  • A few years ago, the animation studio behind Astro Boy, TMNT, and a canceled attempt at a Gatchaman movie took another stab at a geek-beloved franchise with a Legend of Zelda film. The project never got past the test footage stage--Imagi Animation showed it as a pitch to Ninten... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2013
    74-year-old great grandmother Darlene Nestor was driving her 10-year old great grandson Gryffin and his 4-year old brother around at 60MPH when she passed out mid-sentence (typical great grandmother move!). So what did Gryffin do? Open his door and roll out into traffic like ... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2013
    I'm sure everybody who cares already knows, but potential real-life wizard Peter Capaldi has been chosen to play the new Doctor Who. He is the twelfth actor to play The Doctor. Me? I've played doctor with my girlfriend before. She was like, "Doctor, please, I need a full ph... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2013
    This is the massive cat-walk some pet owner built for their cats around the outside of their house. Cats love being outside. They can also stare at a wall for hours and have zero problems licking their own @$$holes, making them the most complex animals on the planet. Thank... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2013
    This is a composite shot of all Superman actors' (Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, and Henry Cavill) faces blended together by Redditor morphinapg. That's, uh, that's one handsome face. Is it getting steamy in here or are my underwear just moist becau... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2013
    This is a picture of an Australian fisherman cutting himself out of a shark. It didn't actually eat him though, he just caught the shark, gutted it, then climbed inside to have the picture taken. That's pretty sick. Now listen: I hate sharks as much as the next guy who agree... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2013
    This is a video of 14-year old Tina S playing 'Vivaldi Tribute' by Patrick Rondat, "a guitar adaptation of Presto, the third movement of "Summer" from Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons concerto." There's also an older video of her playing the guitar solo from Van Halen's 'Eru... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2013
    This is a short video from Indiana of a semi truck that was forced off the interstate by a merging car (LEARN HOW TO F***ING DRIVE) and had no other choice but to CATCH SOME SERIOUS AIR AND EXPLODE. Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured or I probably wouldn't be posting thi... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2013
    This is an advertisement for the recent Wolverine movie that somebody who doesn't get paid enough applied to the side of a bus. I don't know about you, but I would actually watch Worinelve starring Human Gh Jac. And to the worker's credit, it's easy to recognize the mistake f... / Continue →