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  • March 17, 2014
    Earthquake! We're having an earthquake! Venice drum circle turns violent?? That's terrible news. So there was a 4.4-magnitude earthquake in Los Angeles this morning. It woke me up. I thought somebody had driven a truck into the side of my apartment building. I kept waitin... / Continue →
  • August 24, 2012
    Because exploiting people's fear of a crushing death is a great way to sell products, a Japanese furniture manufacturer is introducing this $5,600 earthquake-proof 'Wood Luck' bed. It has a specially treated cedar frame that can support up to 65 tons of pressure and keep you a... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    This is the Grappa, a dual-purpose shopping bag/emergency helmet that's just as ready to carry groceries as it is to be worn on your head while you run down the street screaming the sky is falling. It was designed with a reinforced bottom for use during natural disasters in ca... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2011
    You'd have a hard time getting me in there even if I knew I was about to die. Get it? I'd never fit through that hole! Because nobody wants to die in a natural disaster (I want to die in the arms of a lover -- even if it scars them out for life), engineering firm Cosmo has c... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2011
    According to scientists, an intense tae-bo workout routine caused the upper floors of a 39-story high-rise in Seoul, South Korea to start shaking as if there was an earthquake. Holy shit! *regrets giving away Billy Blanks workout DVD's* ...17 middle-aged people were working ... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2011
    I live in LA and am officially never fixing anything ever again. This is the security camera footage of a local hardware store in Christchurch, New Zealand during a recent magnitude 6.3 earthquake. As you will see, it's not the place you want to be when the world starts shaki... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2010
    Earthquakes: they're scary. Almost as scary as tornadoes. Did you know in the event of an earthquake you're supposed to stand in a doorway? I didn't. I thought you were supposed to stop drop and roll. OMG --I think my teacher was trying to kill me. Eff you Miss Gardner! ... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    Poseidon is best known for banging mermaids and building sand castles on the bottom of the ocean, but did you know he's also the god of earthquakes? He is -- and a jerky one at that. First he devastates Haiti, now he's f***ing with the earth's rotation. You've been warned Po... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2009
    A passenger plane headed for an airport in eastern Congo overshot the runway (spider solitaire) and ended up crash-landing in lava. Wicked! Of course, I'm making this cooler than it actually was because it wasn't molten lava and it wasn't in the middle of a volcano. Truthful... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2009
    'The Generic Escape Capsule' was fashioned by Australian artist Adam Norton out of an old wardrobe after he discovered it wouldn't transport him to a magical land where he could f*** lions and witches and goat-people. Basically, Adam included everything a person would need to... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2008
    The Taipei 101, once the world's tallest building, sits a paltry 600 feet from a fault line. So is the structure doomed? Nope -- it's rocking a uni-ball of steel. To counteract the forces working against it, architects installed a $4 million, 730-ton tune massed damper, wh... / Continue →