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  • May 30, 2014
    This is the third in Colin Furze's series of homemade X-Men abilities (previously: Wolverine claws and Magneto boots). This time he made Pyro's flamethrowers, capable of shooting 12-foot long flames from the wrist. Definitely not the kind of homemade superpower you'd want whe... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2012
    This is an ad for Moe's Southwest Grill (great, now I want a burrito and some con queso dip) called 'Microwaves Ruin Everything', featuring a bunch of things blowing up in microwaves shot at 500 frames per second. The message is that microwaves are bad, and Moe's doesn't use m... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    Inb4 energy hog. This is the Svintus powerstrip concept from design studio Art Lebedev. It looks like a mutant pig and features 17 separate outlets. That...sounds like a house fire waiting to happen. Based on interest, they may actually put the powerpig into production. Of... / Continue →
  • August 2, 2011
    This is a Wiimote-controlled fire-breathing robot pony being put through its paces (turning head, breathing fire) at the recent Detroit Maker's Faire by its two mohawk'd creators. The pink one clearly stealing the other's thunder aside, there is absolutely no reason why anybod... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2011
    Johan Huibers, who may or may yes need to stop eating spicy food before bed, had a dream that part of his native Holland flooded. So what did he do -- wake up and have a cup of coffee? Hell no -- he started construction on a "full-size" replica of Noah's Ark. I, uh, I would ... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2011
    ZOMG. Apparently police officers in Tennessee, having trapped an armed fugitive in his mobile home after a high-speed chase, were reluctant to enter the domicile themselves, and instead opted to use a gas-grenade launching robot to smoke the perp out. Only thing is, it set th... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2011
    This is a video of a guy showing off the unorthodox wiring job for a garage door opener at a house for sale in Everett, Washington. I don't want to ruin it for you, but it doesn't look up to code. Like, anybody's definition of code. This wouldn't even fly in my neighborhood ... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2011
    Seen here refusing to pull dude's finger, this is a model of Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from those Harry Potter books made by Patrick Acton (who also did this matchstick Minas Tirith). "Damn GW, two Potter posts in one day? You're making my wand flutter!" I ... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2010
    The Coz-e, like the Snuggie, is a giant piece of marketing shit. But, to its credit, the Coz-e does add the extra excitement of potential combustion. GET AWAY FROM ME GRANDPA, YOU'RE A SHUFFLING FIRE HAZARD! $68 takes one home, but no amount of money will replace your person... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2010
    If you've never heard of Minecraft it's a little (per Wikipedia) "sandbox game which allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world." I know, I thought it looked like Wolfenstein 3-D too. Anyway, this is a tutorial on how to build a fireplace in you... / Continue →
  • August 31, 2010
    Remember Patrick Acton? Of course not, it's a forgettable name. But you may remember the full-scale nowhere near full-scale version of Minas Tirith he was building entirely out of matchsticks. Good lookin', Patrick. Now make one out of hair. Acton's version of Minas Tirith... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2010
    This used Lasers, Rockets and Aliens chest was recently for sale on eBay. Unfortunately, I was unable to bid on it before the auction ended because I went out and got sloppy was stuck in an important business meeting. A multi-million dollar one. Seriously, one guy even showe... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2010
    Fires: they burn houses down and ruin lives. But they also make fireworks work and pipes smoke. OH THE DICHOTOMY! But what's a fire department to do when they get a rush-hour call that a child has set a recycling bin full of his sister's Barbies ablaze and the fire has sprea... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2010
    Want to pretend you're a giant robot? I will f***ing kill you. But if you're determined to die by my hand go ahead and pick up a pair of $85 Giant Cardboard Robot Arms from Etsy seller giantcardboardrobot, then give me a call. I'll be waiting drinking. Arm yourself with gia... / Continue →
  • May 6, 2010
    Did you know it was hamburger month? Neither did I. But apparently White Castle has licensed burger-scented candles to celebrate the occasion. That's cool. Granted not as cool as the fact I live just a hop, skip and jump from the In-N-Out on Sunset Blvd., but SUCK IT I EAT ... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2010
    The Sockintosh was knitted by needle wielding Rachel Burns (appropriate name) and is a unisock for your feet that has a pouch to put your Mac power supply in to keep your tootsies warm. Me? I use a dog. "I knitted this Apple Mac foot cosy after realising I constantly used my... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2010
    Ever wanted to float around the world in a pyramidal airship filled with enough hydrogen to burst into flames and OH THE HUMANITY! Towering kite-shaped airships could herald a new era of luxury transport following the introduction of the Aircruise concept. Standing 30 metres t... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2010
    Alternatively, high-py birthday. Do I know my word wizardry or what? And don't "or what" me either or you'll leave me no choice but to WHIP YOUR MONKEY ASS. Yes I'm feeling fighty this morning. I think it was something in my coffee. Namely, the steroids. Kidding, I don't ... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2009
    The Looftlighter is an $80 incendiary device that never actually produces a flame. Instead, it produces a wave of hot air at 1,000° Fahrenheit. That's hot. Could you tell I was trying to say that like Paris Hilton? Well I hope you liked it, because I'm gonna go drown mysel... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2009
    Ever seen a giant Santa on fire? Now you have. This electrical safety warning comes to us all the way from Santa Catarina, Brazil. Remember: despite what your father may have taught you, drinking and Christmas decorating don't mix. "Russ, we checked every bulb, didn't we?" ... / Continue →