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  • August 7, 2014
    This is a portrait-mode video *smack!* of a bear wandering through a New Jersey neighborhood on two feet. Presumably to trick people into thinking it's human. Nothing to see here folks, I'm just gonna look through your garbage like a normal person. Nice try, bear, but I happ... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2014
    This is the Motoped Survival Bike Black Ops Edition. It's the perfect vehicle for getting around during the zombie apocalypse. I mean, provided you can't score a tank. Or a hot air balloon. Or a boat. If you're in the woods hunting zombies though, it's perfect. If you're ... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2014
    This is the suitcase scooter invented by Chinese farmer He Liang. It can not only carry your clothes, BUT CARRY YOUR ASS TO THE AIRPORT (provided you leave the night before and are cool cruising on the side of the highway in the dark at 12MPH). No word if it stands any chanc... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2014
    This is the 1993 Ford Explorer that Redditor scoodidabop converted into a Jurassic Park Ford Explorer. You know, it's a real shame Ford didn't monopolize on the opportunity and make a real Jurassic Park edition when they had the chance. What were you thinking?! I would have ... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2014
    This is a video of a little bug stuck on its back and walking on a ball of cotton. Where the hell does he think he's going? I feel like there's a metaphor for life here somewhere. The video is three minutes long, but the person who filmed said he did it for over 3-hours. Di... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2014
    This is a video shot above Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It's a massive free-for-all traffic intersection. From what I gathered, you just drive until you almost hit somebody, wait for them to move, then speed off again. The pedestrians though -- they're the real wa... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2014
    Mazda has recalled all 2010-2012 Mazda 6's with 4-cylinder engines because spiders can crawl into the fuel tank, spin webs that can cause a pressure build up, which can lead to cracks in the tank and fires. And nobody but a stuntman wants to drive a car that's on fire. As b... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2014
    This is designer Mieke Meijer's Object Élevé, a staircase that doubles triples (quadruples? I suck at numbers) as a desk, shelving and tables. Interesting idea. You know what be even more interesting? A staircase that doubles as a treefort. How cool would that be? Also, t... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2014
    In news that brings back terrifying memories of Large Marge, Pee-wee Herman's tricked-out bike from Pee-wee's Big Adventure is currently for sale on eBay. I am going to buy it. I am going to buy it, then fly it to the moon like in E.T. "They didn't actually fly TO the moon i... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2014
    This is the $610 AeYo (as in "AeYo -- what the f*** are you doing?"), a new piece of exercise/transportation equipment that combines the excitement of Rollerblading with the safety of added stability and the appearance of trying to hump a little robot as it speeds away backward... / 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
    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 →
  • December 23, 2013
    Scientists at the ETH Zurich Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (really has a ring to it) have developed Cubli, a robotic cube that can balance itself on its vertices and even jump and 'walk' while maintaining balance. Wow, I never thought I'd be so afraid of a shape. ... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2013
    This is the 500,000+ piece LEGO car that was built by 20-year-old Romanian Raul Oaida. Obviously it's not 100% LEGO (chassis, axles, wheels), but it is fueled by compressed air powering 256 LEGO pistons and can allegedly reach speeds up to 20MPH. For reference, that's faster ... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2013
    This is stabilized footage taken from the Apollo 16 mission of astronaut John W. Young blasting around on the moon's surface in the lunar rover. It looks like he was trying to do donuts. It really is worth a watch (especially in HD). It's hard to believe humans have actually... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2013
    This is Batman's Tumbler inspired golfcart for sale on eBay. I actually posted about it back in 2010 too (I have a memory like an elephant -- penis too), but now it's for sale. Will you and I be going halvsies? NOPE. It's $17,500, which is a little bit out of my price range... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2013
    Meet Schildi. Schildi was a pet turtle living in Germany when he was abandoned (or escaped), and lost a leg in the real world. The real world -- it'll take your f***ing legs. Thankfully Schildi was rescued, and vets were able to amputate his mangled limb and replace it with ... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2013
    This is a news report from the BBC about scientists tracking snail movement using LEDs taped to their shells. The scientists discovered snails were able to move, on average, about one meter an hour, which I feel like is information we probably already knew. I suspect there wa... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2013
    This is Matt Denton's two-ton Mantis, a hexapod robot walking machine that can climb on things and all around terrify anybody in its path. Hell, I'm not even in its path and I need a diaper change. Mantis runs off a 2.2-litre, 50 horsepower turbo diesel engine, and it stands ... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2013
    This is the AT-AT walker walker that Stephanie Kaloi's 4-year old son uses to get around while he recovers from surgery on both legs. When the lil tyke originally got the plain walker he pretended he was an AT-AT, so that's when his parents came up with the idea to make it an ... / Continue →