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  • February 26, 2014
    But why is it round?! This is the Cork Globe from SUCK UK. It costs $200. You're supposed to use it to push-pin all the cities and countries you've visited so when people come into your office they'll see just how well traveled you are and get super intimidated by your world... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2014
    This is 'Representations', a photographic series by Cynthia Greig in which she's colored and outlined 3-D objects to appear as 3-D sketches. Me? I chalk outlined myself to look like a murder victim. I'm not really dead though -- only on the inside. My series of photograph... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    This is a shot of Dubai's man-made 'The World' archipelago (and Palm Islands, lower left) as photographed by André Kuiper aboard the International Space Station yesterday. As you can see, it serves as a reminder that, no matter how much money you throw at something, it still m... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2011
    Wanna look as snazzy as Joe Cool here? Then you're gonna need to grab yourself a $20 'The Plumber's Empire' shirt from Go Ape. Ooooooooor throw on a pair of Wayfarers and grow a 10-o'clock shadow. As you can see unless you've blinded yourself with fireworks or playing with y... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2011
    Awesome, Los Angeles got me the middle of the Indian Ocean. Which, SPOILER ALERT: so will everywhere else in the continental United States. Alaska gets you close to Antarctica, but only Hawaii gets you on solid ground, in southern Africa. Weird, I could have sworn growing up... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2010
    For those of you not familiar with the WWF, it's all fake. It's basically two musclebound douchebags dancing around in choreographed homoeroticdom. Don't get me wrong, I still love it, it's just not real like all the mullets want to believe. the World Wide Fund For Nature foc... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2009
    Finally, some good news. Thanks to the current global economic crisis, many robots in Japan are finding themselves out of work. And, hopefully, oil. Rust and die you dirty bastards! Japan's legions of robots, the world's largest fleet of mechanized workers, are being idled ... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2009
    Deutsche Bank put up a billboard in Madison Square Garden that allegedly displays almost real-time data on the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. And I, for one, can't read that number. Kevin Parker, global head of Deutsche Bank's Asset Management division, said of... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2008
    No, not really. But the yellow buggers are helping scientists track the speed of melting glaciers. Whee? Should Greenland's 2.17 million square miles of ice ever melt completely, the water could raise sea level world-wide by 24 feet, swamping coastal cities that are home to ... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2008
    Finally, photographic evidence that proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the North Pole has melted and Santa's penis floated out to sea. Hit it for the uncensored ice junx.... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2008
    Back by popular demand, more stunning Dubai photography from David Hobcote. This batch includes several photos of the main city, along with some of the progress on The World Islands. Just stunning -- really makes me want to take a helicopter up and see what my town looks like... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2008
    Idiots in the Flat Earth Society are still convinced the world is flat and lead-based paint is part of a well-balanced diet. People are definitely prejudiced against flat-Earthers," Tennessee-based computer scientist and society member John Davis tells the BBC. "Many use the... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2008
    Snow globes are glass spheres filled with little scenes and some plastic snow that whirls around when you shake the thing. These ones just happen to be filled with very unusual scenes. Like, well, a police officer putting a bullet in some dude's melon. There's a shit-ton mor... / Continue →
  • December 24, 2007
    The 'Manned Cloud' airship is being produced, and could be operational by next year. The helium filled craft is going to have 60 hotel rooms, cruise at 173mph, and travel the globe on non-stop 3 day journeys. No word on how much a trip will be, but I imagine in the ‘expensive... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2007
    The world's fastest eco-boat is going to make an attempt at breaking the round the world speed record using human fat based fuel with a zero carbon footprint. The boat is owned by Pete Bethune, who mortgaged his house and sold all he and his wife's belongings to make it happen.... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2007
    Swiss teacher Louis Palmer has a dream. While it's not the same one I have about the threesome with two models, it's still a dream. He wants to drive his solar taxi around the world. He started the trip from his homeland in July and has already traveled through Europe, the M... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2007
    The Blackboard Globe from MUJI is exactly what it sounds like, sort of. It's actually just a spherical blackboard (blackball?) with a wooden stand. You're supposed to draw the planet on it. No word on how big it is, but they cost about $14 and come with chalk. I actually want o... / Continue →
  • July 27, 2007
    Who knew there was such a big market for levitating globes? This one isn't nearly as cool though since it needs a top and bottom magnet. A magnetic field sensor continually measures the height at which the globes are suspended. This sensor feeds that data into a micro computer... / Continue →