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January 12, 2014 - January 18, 2014 Archives

  • January 17, 2014
    That's not what a Nintendo controller's plug looks like! This is the Nintendo controller promise ring designed by Paul Michael Design (of Wonder Woman, Pokeball and Triforce ring fame). Why a Nintendo controller for a promise ring? Because, "I Intendo marry you." Not a very... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    Seen here looking like some sad parent p0rn, two phone thieves (or possibly just the buyers of a stolen product) pose during the homemade sex tape they made using a stolen phone. Unbeknownst to them, all photos and videos taken on the phone were automatically being uploaded to... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    I was going to post this video last week but then I thought I would tape and upload a video of myself eating three cacti to show the world just how much manlier/stupider I am. Unfortunately, Home Depot didn't have any cacti that were spiky enough to satisfy my ass's lifelong d... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    This is the papier-mâché book sculpture of Smaug tearing himself out of the pages of 'The Hobbit' made by DeviantARTist FarTooManyIdeas. You know, books are one of the few things that still make adults utilize their imaginations. Also, staring at a fire. I can literally star... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    This is a set of vintage porcelain dinnerware handpainted with realistic looking ants by German artist Evelyn Bracklow (links to her Etsy store where you can buy some for a fortune). I am going to throw THE BEST tea party with these. Will you come? Please promise me you'll c... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    This is one of the $13,000 bar stools made by Hanger 54 from the Martin Baker Mk10 ejector seat from a decommissioned RAF Panavia Tornado. I would drink in that. I would drink in that AND perform constant barrel rolls (technically just 360's). I love playing fighter pilots a... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    With air pollution nearly 26-times as dense as the World Health Organization considers safe, residents of Beijing watch the sunrise on a giant video monitor because you can't see the real thing. Pfft, who wants to see the sunrise anyways? I want to wake up at noon. Then go b... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you want to print it out and make out with it like you do all those Jennifer Lawrence pictures you find online. This is a pictorial of the process that New York sculptor Randall Rosenthal uses to carve a box of money out of a block of wood. W... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2014
    In news that's sure to excite the execs of pharmaceutical companies that manufacture diabetes medications, Hershey has just announced a partnership with 3D systems to produce a 3-D printer that prints in chocolate (previously: this one that already exists). Are you thinking wh... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2014
    Seen here flanked by a Stormtrooper, Starcraft medic and Bumblebee (it just makes sense), Zhao Ming proposes to his girlfriend dressed as Predator. Why? No clue, the article I read said he just wanted a novel way to propose to his girlfriend. Oh, I know -- a hodgepodge of no... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2014
    This is a small series (there's three) of emoji faces imagined in real life. They were created as part of a campaign to raise awareness that your kids might not really know who they're chatting with online. I dunno, apparently some parents haven't talked to their kids about o... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2014
    This is a ten minute film recapping Batkid's daring heroism in San Francisco. As you may recall, Batkid (aka Miles -- sorry for blowing your cover) is a Leukemia survivor and has more fight in him than all of my friends and I combined. Granted "all my friends and I" is really... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2014
    Okay, so I'm in between doctor's appointments while the country's best (cheapest) medical teams try to figure out what the hell new disease I'm patient zeroing. Hopefully not one from eating cat shit. These are a bunch of impressive Zelda universe creatures imagined in real l... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    This is a video tour of animator Alan Becker's recreation of the world of Hayao Miyazaki's 'Spirited Away' entirely in Minecraft. Currently he has the bathhouse, ghost town and a handful of other areas completed. Even as blocky looking as it is, I'd still live there. I've al... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    This is a godawful quality video (after the jump) of an African Tigerfish (above) leaping out of the water to catch a bird mid-flight. Sucks to be that bird. Of course, it shouldn't have been flying so close to the surface in the first place. THAT'S WATER DUMMY, YOU DON'T BE... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    This is a series of portraits by photographer Francois Brunelle entitled 'I'm Not A Lookalike'. They all feature two unrelated strangers who look like twins. Some of them are less convincing than others, but none are less convincing than the actual twins I went to high school... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    In heartbreaking news for anybody who's ever dreamed of covering themselves in bananas and skydiving onto the monkey island at the zoo, a recent study conducted by the Paignton Zoo in southwest England has discovered bananas farmed for human consumption are actually bad for the... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    Note: You have to hit the jump to see the gif if you're on the main page because it's 14MB and was making the site run slow because our servers are on Mars. This is an animated GIF made by 23-year old Kyle Warfield make from a cleverly planned year of selfies. I liked the par... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    I actually wrote about the development of RoboEarth almost four years ago, but since a lot of you weren't even born yet I thought I'd touch on it again. Touch = beat with a croquet mallet. RoboEarth: basically a real-life "central brain" Skynet that's being tested so robots c... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    Because you guys have really been digging the Disney posts lately, here's a shot of what a bunch of Disney characters would look like in real life as imagined by DeviantARTist Avalonis (aka Karen Graw). Can you spot Quasimodo? SPOILER: He's the one that looks like your doppel... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    According to a recent study, localizing blasts of ultrasound to different parts of the brain may improve sensory perception (i.e. heightened touch, hearing). It won't make you any better looking though. "We can use ultrasound to target an area of the brain as small as the siz... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    This is a series of 'gritty' childhood pop culture characters by DeviantARTist Tohad. There's a whole bunch of them: Ronald McDonald, the Telletubbies, Shrek, Winnie the Pooh, Mario and Luigi, Buzz Lightyear, Alice in Wonderland, Inspector Gadget and more. "Garfield?" There ... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    This is a video tutorial from CrazyRussianHacker (of how to open a can with no tools fame) showing how to make square bubbles with a rig made out of cotton swabs. Don't have any cotton swabs? Then how the hell are you cleaning your ears? And don't tell me you bought that lit... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    Wow, two squid posts in one day -- Poseidon must be losing his shit at his computer right now. This is a video of the giant squid caught by Japanese fisherman Shigenori Goto. Fun fact: giant squid are rarely seen because they live so deep in the ocean and guard Atlantis. G... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    These are the glow-in-the-dark radioactive element soaps made and sold by scientific supply company United Nuclear. You can buy them separately for $7.50 apiece or get all three for $19. You should buy one and scrub your privates with it real good then ask your girlfriend if... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    This is a viral ad from Thinkmodo (of angry telekinetic girl in a coffee shop fame) for the upcoming movie I've never heard of 'Devil's Due'. The prank features a robotic devil baby in a remote controlled stroller. Basically, whenever anybody nears the stroller the baby pops... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    This is the US military's new Black Knight Transformer. That's a pretty intimidating name for what appears to be a flying shipping crate. Hell, it's not even black. They should have called it the Tan Coptervan. The helicopter rotors do fold in so it's more streamlined when ... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    Allegedly this is the first time a deep-sea squid has been filmed attacking a fish (and using its beak to drill into the fish's spinal cord -- BRUTAL). I have no idea if that's true or not because 1. I'm not a marine biologist and 2. I didn't Google it. Allegedly it is though... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    This is a video demo of NASA's Robosimian, a monkey inspired robot that looks more like a four-legged spider than a primate. I think we can all agree it does look like it would be fun to hit with a shovel though. Designed to mimic the posture and movements of a primate, the b... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2014
    I was bald until I was two. These are the Cabbage Patch inspired yarn wigs for babies made by Etsy seller TheLillyPad. She'll custom make you one for $33.50 or you can just buy the pattern for $6.69. I'll admit it -- I had a Cabbage Patch Doll growing up. Plus on my fifth b... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2014
    Note: If you haven't noticed from my lack of posting, I'm sick today and took everything in my medicine cabinet so I should either be better or dead by tomorrow. This is BurritoBox, a vending machine just rolled out in West Hollywood that dispenses hot burritos in 60-seconds. ... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2014
    Jello shots are basically nature's way of sneaking alcohol into your system without it noticing right away. And now Jeroen Domburg of SpritesMods has built a 3-D printer that can print basic shapes inside of them. They're sure to be a hit at your next sausage party. PI KAPPA... / Continue →