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  • June 13, 2014
    This is the Ultraskiff Angler 360. It's a little round boat with a rotating seat, allowing for 360-degrees of uninterrupted fishing/fun. It comes with standard boat things like storage compartments, rod holders, and BUOYANCY. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "We play bum... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    This is a short video of ice boulders washing up in Glen Arbor on Lake Michigan. When reached for comment, the Ice Witch had this to say, "Want to rub my nipples?" Nice try lady, but you're not turning me into an ice sculpture. The giant ice balls form in just-below-freezin... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    This is a table made out of 27 individual wooden blocks with magnets embedded in them. The magnets repel each other, and the blocks on the second and third levels all float. Don't worry though, they also have a series of guide wires running through them so that @$$hole friend... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2013
    This is Pont de Singe, an installation art piece by Olivier Grossetête. It consists of a little bridge being suspended over a pond by helium balloons. It's not actually functional though, you'd wind up in the drink if you tried to cross it. Unless -- UNLESS -- you're a cat. ... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    This is a video of a goldfish that has trouble maintaining its buoyancy. So what did it's owner make? "A fishstick?" Good heavens no! They made it a little life preserver so it can still swim around instead of laying at the bottom of the tank all day being sad. The fish ha... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2012
    A man in China has spent his life savings building his own Noah's Ark to save him from December 21's Mayan apocalypse. No word what he's going to do when the date comes and goes and nothing happens, but hopefully he can turn that thing into a pirate ship and start looting othe... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2012
    I know these inflatable R/C sharks have been out for awhile, but this is a $40 zombie version. And zombies, as I'm sure you're well aware, are like sooooo in right now. Truthfully, I'm getting tired of them and have been brainstorming the next big genre of crapola. I think i... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2012
    This is a video of a physicist from Argonne National Laboratory demonstrating acoustic levitation, first by floating some little styrofoam balls, then individual drops of liquid with pharmaceutical inside. Why pharmaceuticals? Hover-weed, brobro. The levitator uses two sma... / Continue →
  • August 2, 2012
    Remember the story I posted last year about millionaire Johan Huibers building a full size "biblical-scale" replica of Noah's ark after dreaming his homeland of Holland flooded? Well now it's complete, and ready to set sail for safety in the event of global warming. *eying pr... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2012
    These are Jetovators. Jetovators are like the water-jetpacks we've seen in the past, except you ride them like a motorcycle. You know, because some guys like to feel that power between their legs. Personally, I'm happy with the feeling of my penis ping-ponging back and forth... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2012
    This is a levitating bed built by Redditor mememetatata using plywood and hockey puck sized rare earth magnets. It can levitate a person up to 250 pounds (so probably no hover-boning) and looks really comfortable. I'm kidding -- two inches of foam on a wood base? Knock knock... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    This is the Festo SmartInversion, a "helium-filled geometric band" that propels itself by constantly flipping inside-out. You'll just have to watch the video of a real-life demonstration to understand. Even Optimus Prime couldn't explain what's going on and he's like the king... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2011
    Sure, we've all seen magic floating superconductors in action (even before yesterday!), but have you ever seen them USED TO MAKE A REAL LIFE HOVERBOARD CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING A HUMAN?! Because this is what that is. "OLD -- already seen it." Wow, you've basically seen everythi... / Continue →
  • August 31, 2011
    Seen here looking suspiciously like the Batamaran (see what I did there? I combined bat and catamaran) I drew for part of my Bat-fan fiction (I'm doing it again!) graphic novel, Juliet Marine's 'Ghost' stealth boat makes an appearance off the coast of New England. It floats o... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2011
    So we've already heard about Intergalactic Suites, the space hotel that's supposed to open NEXT YEAR, but here comes another one. This time from Russia. With love? Probably not, but hopefully with escape pod. Called the CSS (Commercial Space Station) it will be built 217 ... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2011
    Note: Very worthwhile 16-picture gallery after the jump. This is gallery of photographs by and all featuring Natsumi Hayashi, a Tokyo teenager who takes hundreds of pictures of herself jumping until she captures just the right one where, instead of jumping, it looks like she's... / 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 →
  • May 23, 2011
    Shell, a company best known for bending me over at the pump and not giving a shit who sees my exposed ass as they drive by (stop rubbernecking, pervs!), plans to build the world's largest sea vessel, weighing in at over 600,000 metric tons and standing floating almost 500 meter... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2010
    Note: Trailer is after the jump so it doesn't float away like a helium-filled prophylactic. Bioshock, a game best known for my brother and I having to play in the middle of the day with all the lights on, is coming back for a third installment, and not to Rapture either. No... / 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 →