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September 22, 2013 - September 28, 2013 Archives

  • September 27, 2013
    This is a series of Game of Thrones house sigils, Star Wars, Futurama and Adventure Time characters all carved from crayons, JUST LIKE THE TITLE SAYS. Of course prior to my latest revision it read, 'Naked Ladies -- Boobies Everywhere!', so I'm not sure what to think of myself.... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2013
    This is a series of twenty famous movie scenes and posters that Redditor hamburgersandwiches Photoshopped he and his fiance into to celebrate their wedding this weekend. Congratulations, guys. Mind if I come to the after party thingy? What's that called again? "The receptio... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2013
    TheFacesOfFacebook is a website containing every Facebook profile picture arranged in chronological order of joining and a link to the person's account. If you let the site access your Facebook data, it'll show which number you and all your friends are. I was right around 1-m... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2013
    In a groundbreaking discovery, the Mars Rover Curiosity has confirmed the presence of water on Mars. How much? About two percent of the soil, or two pints per cubic foot. Unfortunately, the water molecules are "bound to other minerals in the soil," so filling a swimming pool... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2013
    Warning: The shots below the article are a little graphic (think the beginning of Bambi but with way more deer staring into your soul) depending on how you feel about the darker side of the circle of life. These are shots captured by a remote motion-detecting camera trap in ... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2013
    These are the $35 Superman and Batman leg lamps available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth. They were loosely modeled after the leg lamp from A Christmas Story and both the lamp and leg light up (the leg is translucent and has its own bulb inside). Cool, but no Catwoman... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2013
    Seen here looking like a cross between a shark, killer whale, cowboy boot and a sea turtle with an unfortunate chin penis, is an artist's impression of Entelognathus, an ancient fish paleontologists believe may be the missing link between the extinct bony armored Placoderms and... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2013
    This is a video of a robot that can solve any Rubik's Cube combination in under a second. Although, to its discredit, it has to have all the sides of the cube scanned prior -- it just makes the moves in under a second. It also has to have a custom cube with a special indentat... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2013
    To celebrate the multi-million dollar dinosaur themed renovation of their Best Western in Denver, Greg Tally and his wife commissioned action figure customizer Sillof to reimagine Jurassic Park as if it were written by Dr. Seuss. The result is this Seusstastic Park toy line. ... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2013
    This is the half regular looking, half Batman themed wedding cake prepared by Stiletto Studio of New Zealand. It's the perfect dichotomy because like, by day Bruce Wayne is a seemingly normal (albeit filthy rich and scarred for life from watching his parents die) dude, but by ... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2013
    This is a verrrrrrry worthwhile video of some beautiful/trippy projection mapping on two moving white boards that make them appear like 3D objects. I suck at explaining things though so you're really just going to have to watch the video to understand. There aren't any specia... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2013
    Twice this month drivers using Apple Maps for directions have wound up on a runway at Fairbanks International Airport in Alaska, thanks to a glitch in the app that affects newer devices. Honey -- doesn't this road seem a little wide to you? Thankfully, nobody was hit by an ai... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2013
    This is the $70 ThinkGeek Travel Boy Carry On Luggage. It's called the Travel Boy instead of Game Boy because why pay for licensing rights if you don't have to? That's like throwing money away. Not eating your whole meal at a restaurant is also like throwing money away, unle... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2013
    Because what good is science fiction if we can't eventually make the technology real, scientists at Harvard and MIT have created a new form of matter that behaves similar to a lightsaber. Heck yeah! *turns off light swinging yardstick with a bunch of glowsticks taped to it* ... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2013
    RETROACTIVE WARNING: Picture of guy growing a nose on his forehead and he's not even pretending to pick it. Meet 22-year old Xiaolian. Meet 22-year old Xiaolian, but don't stare, because he's growing a new nose on his forehead after his original was damaged in a car crash and... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2013
    Note: Obviously if this picture were a sci-fi spaceship it would be smaller than a breadbox, click HERE for the full-res poster. Also, keep in mind one pixel = 10 meters, so any ship smaller than that probably didn't make the cut. This is a visual size comparison of sci-fi fr... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2013
    This is a line of Hello Kitty beer brewed by the Long Chuan Beer Company near Taiwan. I'm not sure if it's actually beer or just a wine cooler though, because it's only 2.5% alcohol. That's half of even a shitty beer. Plus it comes in passion fruit, lemon, banana and peach f... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE although I don't know why you'd need a bigger version unless your state is number one in shitty vision. This is The United States of Shame (links to article with more info on each state), a map depicting what each particular state is worst at. Some o... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2013
    This is a proposed E.T. LEGO playset created by LEGO Cuuso user tjspencer1 and up for voting on the website. Have kids these days even seen E.T.? I have no clue, I don't really have my finger on the pulse of today's youth. I'm joking, I know them better than they know themse... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2013
    This is a $65 set of officially licensed Game of Thrones shot glasses (previously: pint glasses). They feature the house sigils on one side, and the house words on the other. Don't like a particular house? Break the glass. Or just make a frienemy use it and poison their dri... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2013
    Wow, those might be the saddest 'Get Well' balloons of all time. To test better ways of acclimating space travelers back to life on earth (read: with gravity), NASA is looking to pay individuals up to $1,200 a week to lay in bed all day. That's like, my dream world. Well, pr... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2013
    This is a video made using 52 GoPro cameras to capture dogs playing and doing tricks in bullet-time. Unfortunately, they set the cameras up in a line instead of a circle or arc so it just kind of pans along the action instead of capturing it from all angles. NOT HOW I WOULD H... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2013
    When I think of butt pudding I think of having an accident. This is different. This is JAPANESE butt pudding (previously: boob pudding). It comes as a little kit you can buy on Amazon and use to make your own jiggly massterpiece. DO NOT ADD RAISINS. Perfect for bachelor an... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2013
    That was a joke, Zelda, even the old man in the cave knows I'm saving myself for the Lon Lon Ranch milk maid, Malon. Seen here on what can only be described as the second grubbiest finger I've seen so far this week, is the Triforce ring created by Paul Michael Design (not to b... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2013
    Remember the scene in 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' when Indy goes to meet the Maharaja at his palace and they have that fancy dinner of baby snakes and beetles and eyeball soup and chilled monkey brain for dessert? Well this is a cake made by Instructable user Bubble... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2013
    This is a series of art nouveau style posters for some of Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli animated films. They were created by Pixiv user marlboro and NOT American Spirits like you were probably thinking. Look at you -- always jumping to conclusions. Me? I'm always jumping o... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2013
    Because this is the sad world we live in, New York has begun repurposing 91 of the state's Park-N-Ride lots and rest stops to include "text stop" signs so motorists know they're a safe place to pull over and text instead of doing it while driving. Of course, if you actually ne... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2013
    This is a video of Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein's second performance on 'Dancing With the Stars', this time dancing a paso doble with a Beethoven theme. Amazingly, despite receiving the lowest scores for both their dances, the couple managed to survive elimination, presumable b... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2013
    IMAGE REMOVED This is a picture of a cane toad in Peru that caught a bat in its mouth. Me? I caught a bat in a pillowcase once because it was trapped in my parents screened porch. Then I released him into the night. He promised he would come back to visit, but I never saw hi... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2013
    Honey, it finally happened -- I caught a man nursing his iPhone at the office today. Seen here in what appears to be the middle of a steamy sexting session, a man uses his nipple to unlock the iPhone 5S's fingerprint scanner. That's because, just like fingerprints, nipples ar... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2013
    This is the $150,000 Intimidator from McDermott Handcrafted Cues. It started life as an 82-pound piece of solid stainless steel, and 1,862 man hours later, became...this thing. This thing I wouldn't want to see anybody swinging that in a bar fight. Not unless they're on my s... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2013
    This is an N-64 customized with a glowing TRON Legacy theme by pro-modder and DeviantARTist Zoki64. Damn that thing looks good. Plus it glows in the dark so you can still see where the system is to change games in case the power company gets pissy about a delinquent bill and ... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2013
    This is a video from the recent GamesCon in Germany, which had a custom Super Mario Bros. level that people could play as a time trial. After 974 people played, they compiled everybody's run into one video. This is that video. Some people seemed to breeze through, while othe... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2013
    That's not the same blue! This is a Kickstarter for Nix, a $99 Bluetooth enabled smartphone accessory that can identify the color of anything you rest it on, so you can paint your office the exact same color of that coffee shop you really love. Granted it won't look as good i... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2013
    This is a promo video for the Polska Liga Walk Rycerskich, a fighting league for people dressed in full medieval armor and swinging actual (albeit not super quality) swords and axes and maces at each other. I'm going to join and, God willing, die a hero's death in my first bat... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2013
    This is a video of an otter juggling a rock at the Sea Life Oberhausen in Germany. He's like, really good at it. Better than I could ever be, and I SHOULD have better hand-eye coordination. I've even been kicked out of a movie theater before for not being able to get the pop... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of Kinetic Sand, a sand play toy made from 98% sand, and 2% Polydimethyl siloxane, a "silicon-based organic polymer...particularly known for its unusual rheological (or flow) properties." It makes the sand act...weird. Also, at $45 for 5kg (~11 p... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2013
    Because there's nothing more terrifying than getting scared with your loose pecker flopping around, Pennsylvania's "premier haunted scream park" Shocktoberfest will be offering nude tours of its haunted house this fall. Obviously, I will be attending every showing with a sock ... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2013
    If you haven't seen an of the individual Vine videos before, this is a compilation of the hero Gotham neither wants nor deserves harassing his wife and kids in a Batman mask. His kids actually seem to enjoy it, but his wife -- she's doesn't seem that into it. Also, that Batmo... / Continue →