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  • November 13, 2014
    This is the PianoArc, invented by Lady Gaga's keyboardist, Brockett Parsons. It consists of three 88-note USB MIDI keyboards arranged in a 6-foot circle around the musician. Obviously, the design was inspired by that fat blue alien from Star Wars (Max Rebo, aka Siiruulian Pha... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2011
    Because today is 3/14 and those are the first three digits of pi, (followed by 32.33 -- repeating of course. jk jk) it's Pi Day and everyone gathers in the streets to sing traditional Irish songs and eat pickled cabbage or whatever. No? Different holiday? Oh. Well I'm not ... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2010
    Seen here reaching for the sky (or ground rather), 51-year old Yves "Jetman" Rossy successfully performed some rocket-powered aerial acrobatics last Friday, including the often tried, but rarely succeeded without crashing into the ground and dying "loopty-loop". In his latest ... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2010
    This is a new traffic light designed by Ji-youn Kim, Soon-young Yang & Hwan-ju Jeon with the colorblind in mind. That's thoughtful of you! Color blindness, more common in men than women, takes many different forms and is present in a good 10%-15% of the population. With that ... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump because Dyson isn't paying me anything. What did the balloon say to the Dyson fan? Blow me. Get it? Me neither. This is a balloon obstacle course made entirely out of Dyson's new bladeless fans. Dyson engineers were asked to show how induceme... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2010
    I love books. I've read like six of them. One of them twice. My bookworm-y tendencies aside, this is a gerbil wheel bookshelf designed by artist David Garcia (I love your brother's band!). Unfortunately the wheel isn't on a stationary axle, so you'll probably walk yourself ... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2010
    Fabrice Bellard, a computer scientist from Somwhere, Doesitreallymatter, recently calculated pi to a staggering 2.7 trillion digits. That's a lot of digits! I don't even have that many in my cell phone and I entered every number in the phonebook (I'm super popular). Fabrice ... / Continue →
  • December 8, 2009
    And they said it wasn't possible to cut a bagel into a Möbius strip! Didn't they? I'm sure somebody did. But boy were they wrong! You think it works for donuts too? What about Hot Pockets?! Professor and artist George Hart figures out how to cut a bagel into two congruen... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2009
    I'm not going to lie to you (although I usually do), I had no idea what a moon dog was when Geekologie Reader em_kay11 sent me this picture (high-res version HERE) of one he took early Wednesday morning. Per Wikipedia: A moon dog or moondog (scientific name paraselene, plural... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2009
    The title alone might be the most profound thing I've ever written. I smell Pulitzer! So yeah, apparently wallabies are getting into medical poppy fields in Australia and going nuts. Whee! "The one interesting bit that I found recently in one of my briefs on the poppy indus... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2009
    This is a picture of sheep in Herefordshire, England forming a perfect circle all by themselves because the aliens are coming. And aliens, at least according to science, hate circles. Some people believe the shape was created by a farmer dropping feed in a circular pattern, b... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2009
    The Grass Wheel was created by David Gallaugher, Kevin James, and Jacob Jebailey of the Dalhousie School of Architecture, and provides a comfortable, shoe-free mode of eco-transportation in the concrete jungle (grass-sandals guys, just saying). And I think we can all agree, it... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2009
    Remember those $8 ice balls? Yeah, i bought a bag too. What can I say, I was drunk and my credit card was on the desk. Anyway, pi ice. They're ice cubes in the shape of the pi symbol. The reusable tray is available from ThinkGeek for 9 bones. I bought one, and I even went... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2009
    This is a video of Bizkit the sleepwalking dog. You should watch it, it's funny and sad at the same time. SPOILER ALERT: The dog sleepwalks into the wall. I originally thought it was cruel, but then watched the rest of the user's videos and they film the dog all the time, so... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2009
    And all along I thought was a little plastic danish. Shows you how much I know (read: everything). So yeah, ghost of Karl Sagan: I know you're reading this, feel free to chime in and back me up whenever you want. At first, this polished object looks like an ordinary ring. Bu... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2008
    This is a video of a new waterslide in Germany that does a loopty loop. It's not straight up and down or anything, but it's still pretty damn impressive. The ride starts with you standing in a little chamber and then getting dropped through the trap-door floor. It looks like... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2008
    This is an older video of a tether car doing 200+ MPH on a circular track. At first I thought the guy in the video was participating in a bat-spin race, but then I realized he was whipping the car around to get it started. Watch the video till the end to see the thing really ... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2008
    This home theater system has a 16-foot motorized circle in the middle on which the front row of chairs is attached. The idea behind the rotation is that when you're not watching something on the screen, the room should still be able to be used for chatting or drinking champagn... / Continue →