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August 11, 2013 - August 17, 2013 Archives

  • August 16, 2013
    This is an estimated 1-in-50-million-specimen bi-colored blue and red lobster caught in Newfoundland (previously, a 1-in-30-million spotted calico lobster). That's pretty rare. Even rarer than my roommate being able to sleep through a whole night without waking himself up far... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2013
    This is the CouchBunker (previously: the BedBunker), a $6,700 couch with a 30-rifle gun safe hidden beneath and optional bulletproof seat cushions in case of emergency. Each cushion will set you back an additional $500 if you want them bulletproofed though, so don't bother get... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2013
    This is a video from Earth Unplugged featuring an ultra slow-motion comparison of peregrine falcon and raven flight, all filmed from a moving vehicle traveling alongside the birds. They even throw treats in the air for the raven so you can see it swoop around all acrobaticall... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2013
    This is the scale replica Thor hammer (Mjölnir) bookend available for preorder from Gentle Giant (not to be confused with Green Giant, who's still hocking canned corn). It costs $80 and you only get one, so you better hope your books have something to lean against on the other... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2013
    Truthfully, I only posted this because of all the pretty twinkling colors, but I guess there is something to learn from watching it. Mostly, that people use the internet more during the day and not in the middle of the f***ing night. Shocking, I know. Also, the one little do... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2013
    This is an olinguito (oh-lin-GHEE-toe), a species of carnivorous mammal that has been known to exist for over 100 years, but was only recently scientifically documented and classified. That's weird. Maybe not as weird as where all the dried blood under my fingernails came fro... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2013
    This is a video of a guy dropping a red-hot ball of nickel into a bowl of peanut butter. What happens? SPOILER: it looks like a flaming turd volcano. So the next time you ask your mom to make you a PB&J you might want to specify no red-hot balls of nickel. Also, to remove a... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2013
    Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act inquiry filed by Jeffrey Richelson in 2005, the US government has finally gotten around to declassifying documents about Area 51 and its purpose. Obviously, because this is the government we're talking about, they're all filthy lies. Acc... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    These are several shots from the People's Park in Luohe, Henan province, China, of the dogs the park uses as permanent stand-ins for the exotic species they claim to keep. Their African Lion is actually a Tibetan mastiff (above), and their wolf and leopard displays are filled ... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    This is a shot of the around 5,000-year old board game tokens recently unearthed at Başur Höyük, in southeast Turkey, making them the oldest known game pieces ever discovered. Any idea what they were playing? Chutes and Ladders? D&D? The Game of Life? I'm going to be a warr... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you're really into New England. This is a map of the United States of Fast Food created by Thrillist. Each state is represented by a food chain (with an emphasis on fast food) that either first started or is headquartered in the state (you can... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    This month DirecTV will start offering DOGTV, a $10/month 24-hour channel with programming "scientifically developed" for dogs left at home while their owners are away (although apparently that chick in the picture is really into it too). DOGTV's 24/7 programing helps stimul... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    These are the $16 Lazyglasses from ThinkGeek. They allow you to watch TV or read while lying flat on your back so you don't have to hold your book or head up. They're not actually a new concept though, I posted Skymall's $50 Prism Glasses almost six years ago. But they don't... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    This is a video of Chappo the dog howling in excitement at the opening theme to Star Trek: The Final Frontier. You know, my family dog growing up used to go buck wild whenever she heard a song with whistling in it. Then she'd look at me like I was stupid for expecting her to ... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    When you die, what do you want done with your body? I want mine thrown into the lion pit at the zoo without warning on school field trip day. Those kids are gonna grow up DECENT. Space more your thing? No worries, because for $1,990 Elysium Space (no relation to the movie) ... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    This is the 'Evil Dead' Necronomicon (Book of the Dead) bikini made and sold by Etsy seller Bloodlust Productions. It's pretty terrifying. Especially considering there's an evil little face staring back at you from the crotch. WOULD NOT OGLE. This is a one of a kind Brazili... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2013
    This is a video of a precious little scrapheap of a dog using a slow moving stream to play fetch with itself. Apparently the owners were right there watching him too -- he's not just playing by himself because he has to. Which is a relief, because if your dog teaches itself t... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2013
    This is a shot of the 3-foot spiny dogfish shark that scientists were in the process of reeling in when it was swallowed by a much larger sand tiger shark. What the hell, Mother Nature? "It's the circle of life, bro." Don't call me bro, I'm not your bro -- you know you've be... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2013
    Because we were determined to be number one at something, the US is the largest p0rn hoster in the world, accounting for 60% of all the boobs and penises on the internet -- some 428-million pages worth. That...is a lot of privates. And I've probably only seen a quarter of the... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2013
    These are the $100 - $150 Pokeball replicas for sale by PTX. Each model has a light-up effect around the ring button and comes in either a show (clean) or battle (worn/cracked) finish. They currently have classic, premier and ultra balls available, with luxury, master and min... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2013
    Google has added the TARDIS' interior control room to Google Maps, which you can access by clicking the double arrow pointed at the police box located outside the Earl's Court London Underground subway station HERE. My boss just caught me clicking around the map and asked what... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2013
    This is the bra vending machine at the Une Nana Cool shop in Shibuya, Tokyo. It dispenses Wacoal brand 'Fun Fun Week' wireless bras for around $30. It's weird though because like, they're selling the exact same bras not out of a vending machine all around it -- and wouldn't y... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2013
    You know what the problem with amazing shows that revolve around the manufacturing of illegal drugs is? LEGO will never make them into playsets. Thankfully, Citizen Brick is to the rescue with this $250 Superlab Playset. It comes with over 500 pieces, including three custom... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2013
    This is the monkey face (or is it a gorilla? I'm no Jane Goodall) tattoo that some young man got on the back of his head. It's really something. Something I would point and laugh at if I ever had to wait in line behind him at a movie theater concession stand. Skittles or S... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2013
    This is the $137 Skull & Brain Friendship Necklace Set designed by Monserat De Lucca. You and your best friend each wear one of the pieces (I call dibs on the skull), then when you get together you put the brain inside the skull and have to walk really close to each other! Ju... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2013
    You jealous, Bane? This is the Algaculture Symbiosis Suit developed by Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta. It harnesses the carbon dioxide you exhale to grow a colony of algae that you can later eat. Plus you look like a supervillain. The suit debuted at a recent event at the... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2013
    This is a line of conceptual Avengers themed sex toys. One for each member. Member, LOL. Whatever, if I'm twelve then you're eleven. Hit the jump to see the rest but you'll have to make an extra click at the bottom if you want to see the Hulk because I censored the main ima... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2013
    Zhang Biqing developed a new Chinese acupuncture program, and got rich in the process. So how did he spend his money? Lotto scratchers? NOPE. Buying the penthouse atop a 26-story apartment building then illegally turning it into a stone fortress. Not gonna lie, I probably ... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2013
    So today is my birthday (I'm nearly 600) and I'm gonna cut out of here early so I can go enjoy the day (but ultimately wind up lost in my own mind trying to figure out where everything went wrong). I'll be back sometime tomorrow, well rested and ready to write. Or bleary eyed... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2013
    Since everybody's getting excited to piss away all their sick-days when Grand Theft Auto V is released next month, here's a video of a GTA IV mod that lets you drive a piano. As a bonus, somebody added Vanessa Carlton's 'A Thousand Miles' as the soundtrack. It was all very to... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2013
    These are a series of shots from a dude who painted one of his hands to look like a lady's, then took selfies with the hand feeding him and squeezing his face like it actually belongs to a girlfriend. There is no girlfriend though, and I don't see that happening for awhile. B... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2013
    Meet the Mirror Spider, a spider with shiny guanine crystal patches on its back that give it the appearance of the broken glass mosaic you made in arts & crafts class. The shiny parts appear small when the spider is on the move but grow to cover the entire abdomen when at rest... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2013
    This is 'Goodbye, my brothers', a series of super sad Ninja Turtle fan art by Joao Pires. And not super sad like they look like they were drawn by a preschooler, super sad like, crying sad. Each depicts one of the turtles mourning the loss of his brothers. Which, personally,... / Continue →