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October 13, 2013 - October 19, 2013 Archives

  • October 18, 2013
    This is a 3-D recreation of MC Escher's iconic 'Relativity' built in LEGO (six years ago: this one) by Riccardo Zengelmi using 9,000 blocks over the course of 15 days. It kind of hurt my brain to look at for so long. It also kind of hurt my brain to chug both those beers with... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2013
    A recently discovered asteroid that passed by earth last month is due for another pass in 2032, and, if the tractor beam I'll have built by then has anything to say about it, a catastrophic collision. We're coming, dinosaurs! Such a collision could unleash a force as powerful... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2013
    This is a video of Jack Vale asking strangers to take his picture. Little do they know they're actually about to watch a pre-recorded video of Jack standing there with a creepy little zombie girl passing between them. I dunno, unless the girl was superimposed into the actual ... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2013
    This is the Magnolia tree that was transformed into a giant squid by sisters Jill Watt and Lorna using over four miles of yarn. Wait -- do trees even like playing dress up? Did Jill and Lorna at least ask it first? Because the last humanity needs right now is a battle with t... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2013
    This is the conceptual art for the 2016 addition of AVATAR Land to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park in Orlando, Florida. It's the perfect addition to the Animal Kingdom Park because all the plants and animals from AVATAR are way cooler than the real ones we have on earth, and who ... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2013
    After studying two separate DNA hair samples found at opposite ends of the Himalayas, University of Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes has claimed that Yetis might actually exist, and be the hybrid decedent of an ancient species of polar bear. I mean, I'm pretty skeptical, but you'... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2013
    Japanese pet supplement company B&H Life has just introduced Nyan Nyan Neoveau, a $4 bottle of hootch brewed specifically for cats. Don't worry about lil Skippers getting drunk and puking in your shoes again though, because the wine is non-alcoholic and "made from Cabernet gra... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    Dammit dog, what part of 'Cheese!' don't you understand? This is the 5.5-meter (~18-foot) giant oarfish a snorkeler spotted just offshore Catalina Island in California. It was dead. Giant Oarfish normally frequent depths as deep as a kilometer (~2/3 of a mile) and are only s... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    These are the Death Star weed grinders made and sold by Etsy seller Pyroteeze ($22). If I'm not mistaken, they're made by filling these Death Star ice cube molds with polymer clay, then mashing the two halves of a cheap grinder inside and painting the whole thing. Plus they'r... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    This is Youtuber user treehorn89's Halloween light display synchronized to AWOLNATION's 'Sail'. Sail is one of those songs I like to listen to when I'm depressed. Which, if we're being honest, is constantly. Now I wouldn't go as far as to blame God for giving me a faulty min... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    To celebrate 30 years in the costume business (and score some free advertising) this is an infographic created by Spirit Halloween showing the most popular pop-culture costume they've sold each year for the past three decades. Most of them aren't that surprising. The Snooki a... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    In news that shouldn't surprise anybody who has an OREO gut but not a drug problem, scientists at Connecticut College have determined high fat and sugar foods like OREOs stimulate the brain in the same way drugs do -- deliciously. Well, at least in rats. And if you don't thin... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    Note: Larger shot HERE, but do yourself a favor and go to Flickr to see a 4000px version for all the detail. This is a composite shot of Saturn created by Gordan Ugarkovic using images the Cassini spacecraft took of the planet earlier this month. Beautiful, right? Hard to bel... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    This is a synthetic practice tattoo hand made by A Pound of Flesh and tattooed with a Zelda theme by Inkaholics Anonymous tattoo artist Brandon Roberts. You can actually buy this hand for $120 if you're interested, and Brandon plans to make a Ganon themed version in the near f... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    This is a collection of natural history museum inspired wallpapers from French companies NeoDKo and Deyrolle. Do people still put up wallpaper? I have no clue. I do still hang old movie and glow-in-the-dark mushroom posters to cover the holes I've put in my walls though. Cl... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2013
    This is the Duck Hunt dog made out of canned goods and on display as part of the CANstruction exhibit in San Francisco, which raises canned foods and money to donate to local food banks. There were over 30,000 cans used for the displays, all of which will find their way to a h... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2013
    Seventeen years and six generations of Pokemon games later, everybody's favorite sleeping giant Snorlax has finally gotten up off his ass. And, based on the evolution of his character throughout the years, it looks like that's actually how long it takes him to stand. You thin... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2013
    This is a parody of Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up' loosely translated into Klingon and performed in the style of really shitty karaoke. It boggles my mind people actually take the time to do stuff like this but won't take the time to walk their grocery cart to one of ... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2013
    This is a worthwhile video of scenes from 'Game of Thrones 'redubbed by the folks at Bad Lip Reading as 'Medieval Land Fun-Time World'. If you're not familiar with the concept, they put new words in the character's mouths that match the way they're moving their lips. You know... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2013
    This is a video created by amateur astronomer and Youtuber Yetipc1 of what it would look like if the moon, which normally orbits earth at 384,400km (~238,855-miles), orbited earth at the same distance as the International Space Station, around 420km (260-miles). Apparently i... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2013
    This is the custom silver Godzilla ring hand-carved and cast by Etsy seller UrbanHunting. You can get your own in sizes 8 - 12 (Godzilla is a big dude) for $500. Alternatively, you can just do what I did. "Glue a toy Godzilla head to a plastic Halloween spider ring?" YEP. ... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2013
    Note: This is nowhere near the whole thing, keep going to see the entire piece in three separate images. This is a 3,266 line piece of ANSI art created by the members of blocktronics and ACiD Productions. What's ANSI art? I'll let my buddy khz explain it. You see, he used t... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2013
    This is the lion sculpture made entirely out of old shredded tires spotted (or possibly just stolen somewhere else off the internet) by Redditor m1keyth. I think it's somewhere in the UK, but it could be in the park by my apartment but I wouldn't know because I never leave. I... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2013
    Number one at number two. Inspired by the 'Modern Toilet' restaurant in Taipei, the 'Magic Restroom Cafe' has just opened in Los Angeles county, and offers westerners the same shit-themed experience. Hands down the worst place to take a first date. Wow, you're even more be... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2013
    Seen here eyeballing two hunks, Galdalf the Grey demonstrates his 'You Shall Not Pass' spell on the Bow Bridge in Central Park. SPOILER: Everybody passes. One dude even casts a Harry Potter spell on him as he goes by. If there had been an actual Balrog on one end of that bri... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2013
    You see the little blue car in the top right corner? How long do you think it should take to pull out of that spot and leave the parking lot? Ten seconds? Surely not FOUR MINUTES. Who the hell is driving that car? Do they even have a license? If so, which family member wo... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2013
    Full Screen Mario is a website created by Josh Goldberg that allows you to play the original Super Mario Bros. in HTML 5. The site recommends playing in Chrome, but it worked in Firefox just fine. You can play all the way through the game or pick a specific level. Plus -- PL... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2013
    Meet Canadian man Gilles Cyr. Gilles was attacked by a bear on his property in Grand Falls, New Brunswick last week while daydreaming about hockey and flannel. So what did he do? What absolutely nobody else in their right mind would -- grabbed that f***er's tongue and yanked... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2013
    This is the online chat interaction between Netflix customer service representative Cap't Mike and Netflix streaming user Lt. Norm. Obviously, Cap't Mike really went the extra mile. That's worth noting because it seems like the majority of employees these days (particularly t... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2013
    This is the King of Red Lions cake made by Nerdache Cakes. It's extremely 3-D. Any more 3-D and it might be 4-D. I have no idea what that means. I actually got sick over the weekend with what I can only assume is a brain-eating parasite. I think it came from bad seafood. ... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2013
    Well folks, your dreams of local news broadcasts filled with reports of flying car crashes may soon be reality, with Terrafugia hoping to be selling its Transition model of hybrid car-plane (starting around $280,000) as early as 2015. The company has also announced a concept f... / Continue →