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November 17, 2013 - November 23, 2013 Archives

  • November 22, 2013
    This is an alphabet and number set created by photographer Kjell Sandved over the past 24-year using nothing but the patterns found on butterfly and moth wings. Crazy, right? I never in a million years would have guessed butterflies and moths knew the alphabet. Mother Nature... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2013
    This is the 100,000-piece domino maze built by the Austrian Domino Art group and knocked down last Thursday on Guinness World Record Day. The maze beat the record for the largest domino tower built, with this almost 20-foot, 11,465 domino tower coming down at the end. That wa... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2013
    This is a series of coloring book pictures with the characters' skeletons drawn in by artist Chris Panda. I don't think the pictures are actually from coloring books though, I think Chris drew the black ink part too in the STYLE of a coloring book. What I do know is I'll neve... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2013
    This is a video of Aaron 'Wheelz' Fotheringham demonstrating his extreme wheelchairing skills. He does all kinds of stuff: wheelies, backflips, handplants, rail-grinds, you name it. "Shot out of a cannon?" I don't think that's a wheelchair trick. Still, you point me to a ca... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2013
    Starscream, everybody's third favorite Transformer, is now available in hoodie form from 80'sTees. The moderately priced $60 hoodie even creates a pair of wings when you raise your arms. Rumor has it if you jump off something three stories or higher you can actually fly! "Yo... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2013
    Not to be outdone (but still totally outdone) by The Ohio State University's marching band, this is a video of Clemson's marching band performing a tribute to Super Mario Bros. and Zelda. The performance is actually decent+/good-, but the person holding the camera leaves a lit... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2013
    These are a couple videos of Leonardo Da Vinci's (previously only conceptual) Viola Organista being played in real life. The instrument was built by Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki from a drawing Da Vinci made almost 500 years ago. 500 years ago -- can you even imag... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2013
    This is the gingerbread AT-AT constructed by the Magnolia Hotel & Spa's restaurant Catalano for the Canadian National Gingerbread Showcase. Looks good. Granted I don't remember seeing any AT-AT's with antlers and red noses in the movies, but knowing George Lucas, they were th... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2013
    Ever wonder how many deaths there have been in George R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Fire and Ice' series so far? This many. After a quick count I estimate over ten. "There are way more than ten." It was a very quick count. Thanks to Pillowfight (you know I'm down!) and Greg, wh... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2013
    This is 'Topography of Tears', a series of microscopic photographs of human tears taken by Rose-Lynn Fisher. It's weird how most of them look like little maps of Middle Earth. I can almost imagine Frodo and the rest of his hairy little friends bounding down a grassy knoll, re... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2013
    Lucy Luckayanko wanted something to make her feel unique. So what did she do? Remember humans are like snowflakes and no two are exactly alike? No, she dropped $3,000 to get a tiny platinum heart implanted in the optic membrane of one of her eyes. I could have blown glitte... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2013
    SHOES OFF THE FURNITURE. This is a commercial for GoldieBlox, a new line of engineering toys aimed at girls. The ad features a giant Rube Golderg machine (designed by the same guy who created the one for OK Go's music video and not designed by women like it should have been) ... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2013
    This is a video of a 1:15 scale R/C Airbus A380 taking to the skies at a recent R/C plane show. You know, that seems like it would be a fun thing to attend on a weekend. You know what I attend on weekends? Community service. And not the cool kind like I created a community ... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2013
    He looks like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss story, doesn't he? Well he's not, he's a previously undescribed species of planthopper photographed in real life. I just want to rub his fuzzy ass on my cheeks, don't you? Like nature's little makeup brush. Many planthoppe... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2013
    Did you really have to circle it? Because who doesn't want some all-seeing Eye of Sauron constantly tracking their pecker, Mark Wilson of Fast Company Design has discovered the XBox One's new Kinect sensor was powerful enough to see his penis. Which, judging from that picture... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2013
    This is an interactive music video for Bob Dylan's classic 'Like A Rolling Stone' featuring a little TV set that you can use to change the channel and watch people on all the different programs lip-sync the song. There's Drew Carey on The Price Is Right, Marc Maron doing a pod... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2013
    Because it's been Christmas season since mid-October, here's an animated Stegosaurus Christmas lawn ornament. The $140 dino's neck and tail move as he spreads Christmas cheer throughout the neighborhood, at least until some young punks steal it and set it on fire in the woods.... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2013
    This is the $15,000 Sportsman WV850 H.O. from Polaris. That's a pretty poor name. I would have called it the Unstoppable Earthf***er or something with STYLE. The all-terrain military inspired vehicle includes unpoppable TerrainArmor™ non-pneumatic tires which can stand up to... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2013
    These are the line of Nintendo cartridge flasks that Matt Cornell of Ink Whiskey LLC designed. They're currently a Kickstarter project but have already met their funding goal so paying up will guarantee a flask when they ship around March of next year. $15 will get you a Drun... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2013
    This is the world's tallest waterslide being built at the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City. When opened next summer, the Meg-a-Blaster will drop thrill-seeking bathing suit wetters 140-feet, reaching speeds over 62MPH. You know, I've been on these kinds of slides before. Th... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2013
    This is a video of a bus trip along a road carved from the side of a mountain in the Himalayas. Possibly the road in India from Killar in the Pangi Valley to Kishtwar, Kashmir. It is terrifying. I don't care if that road ends at the fountain of youth, I will die old and ugl... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2013
    Listen: I'm sick, so bear with me. And not sick like somebody who will eat food off the ground, sick like on meds and my brain feels like a cloud. It's even harder to think than normal (which was already near impossible). This is a video tutorial by Youtuber CrazyRussianHack... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    This is the Reading Net designed by Spanish creative studio Playoffice. Of course I'm not sure how much credit Playoffice actually deserves. It's not like they invented nets, they just came up with the idea of hanging them in home libraries to give your kids a place to hang o... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    This is the '2013 instant karma fails' compilation created by Uniformedia. I've had a pretty piss-poor couple of days, so I really needed that. You know how I feel about jerks and @$$hole getting what's coming to them -- that is like, MY THING. Granted in some of the clips I... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    This is a composite photo of the crazy elbowed squid (actually a bigfin squid) captured in that video taken by the Shell Oil Company near one of it's drilling platforms. You remember that video? Of course you don't, I posted that almost five years ago. A lot has happened sin... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    This is David McCracken's 'Diminish and Ascend', a giant aluminum sculpture that looks like a stairway to heaven. It doesn't actually lead to the pearly gates though, it's just an optical illusion. It's really only 30-feet long and 15-feet high and is perched atop a hill at B... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    First of all, there should be no such thing as library copies of Fifty Shades Of Grey. That's like back in the day when movie rental stores had adult sections -- you should not rent p0rno movies. Chances are the dude who watched it before you had his penis in his hands just m... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of MIT Media Lab's inFORM Shape Display. It's like one of those novelty pins-and-needle art displays you press your hand or face into, except you're doing it from far away using a Kinect (so it's not very much like one of those at all). Still, it... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    This is a trippy $60 Star Wars sweatshirt available for pre-order from Rage On (you know I will!). It looks like the kind of sweatshirt a droid might vomit after getting a virus. It's like R2-D2 was in charge of delivering the design to the factory, but got his memory banks s... / Continue →