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  • November 16, 2015
    This is a video from BBC One's 'Richard Hammond's Miracles of Nature' about cuttlefish and the techniques they use to camouflage themselves. They put one cuttlefish to the test by making a little underwater apartment and seeing how well it can blend in with its surroundings. ... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2015
    This is the new Volkswagen California campervan that somebody vinyl wrapped to look like a rusty piece of shit. It reminds me of an old Chevy Astro. Would you steal it? Of course you wouldn't, you're not a car thief. I mean, you're not a car thief, are you? Because if you ... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2015
    There is a fish in this picture. Also, three ninjas. This is a video of some species of flatfish that blends in with the ocean floor so well that it's hard to spot at all. Even when it's moving it blends in. Me? I stick out like a sore thumb and have never won a game of hi... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2015
    To continue with the last two posts' enchantment under the sea theme, this is a short video of a snorkeler getting surprised by an octopus that blows its cover and reveals itself after the diver gets too close. Man, he was hiding GOOD. Like, I would never play hide-and-seek w... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2014
    This is First Class Camouflage, a new flavor available from Baskin-Robbins featuring patches of chocolate, salted caramel and cake-flavored ice creams. Plus they're selling camo waffle cones too. It's the perfect dessert for hiding out in the woods. "Why would I be hiding in... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2014
    D.A.R.E. Bear, what have you become?! Meet Teddy Love. Teddy is a teddy bear with a 10-speed vibrator in his muzzle. You adjust the speed by pinching his ears. Plus he's entirely soap and water washable for when his fur inevitably forms dreadlocks. Teddy Love is a unique... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2014
    This is a series of photos of various species of spiders that camouflage themselves as bird droppings to avoid predation (either by themselves or with some carefully crafted webbing). Would you dress up like bird shit to avoid getting eaten? I would. I'd even make sure I smel... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2014
    This is a series of photographs from University of Pennsylvania biology professor Daniel Janzen of a species of caterpillar in Costa Rica (and other Central American countries) that has a realistic looking snake's head on its underside. Plus it will actually try to strike like... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2014
    This is Poland's PL-01 Stealth Tank. It will be "the world's first fully operational stealth tank when it goes into service in 2018" (if you exclude all the other stealth tanks that have already been developed in secret that the government hides from us). You think the US gov... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2013
    The South Korean government has approved the plans to build an invisible tower outside of Seoul near the Incheon International Airport (GREAT PLACE FOR AN INVISIBLE TOWER). The building was designed by GDS Architects of Pasadena, California, and works by using cameras to capt... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2013
    This is a 6-oz flask that looks like a hairbrush so you can sneak booze into clubs and sporting events and not have to pay $16 for a drink. I can see it now: *hands bag to security at baseball game* "Excuse me sir, but why do you have a hairbrush in here?" For brushing my h... / Continue →
  • May 6, 2013
    This is a brief video showing an anti-child abuse ad created by the Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation in Spain. At an adult's glance, it looks like a normal child's face, but when viewed at an upward angle because you're a kid under 4-foot 5-inches tall, it re... / Continue →
  • April 22, 2013
    This is the ninja-shaped leaf that Redditor freeaccount found out in the wild, along with an artist's rendition of what the ninja would look like in real life. Now before you go running off to the comments to leave a 'Wow, must be a slow news day', I want you to think about th... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2013
    This is a video of marine biologist Roger Hanlon chasing an octopus when it gets all super sneaky and camouflages itself in some plant growth. Then Roger gets too close and it flicks on its BACK OFF ME warning colors before inking him and swimming away. Then there's a bunch m... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2013
    Stealth Wear is a line of counter-surveillance clothing designed by Adam Harvey to help avoid detection by the government or whoever the hell else might be hunting you down. The Illuminati? Probably not, you're not that important. A jilted ex-girlfriend MAYBE, but don't kid ... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2013
    Ghost rider. This is a video of a guy tricking fast food drive-thru employees into thinking there's nobody driving his car. He does it by SPOILER: disguising himself as the car seat. Pretty clever. Plus a great way to fool the cops if they ever pull you over! At least unt... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2012
    Researchers at Harvard University have developed a squishy octopus-like robot that can have different colored dyes pumped through its skin to change colors, then remain motionless until you walk by and HELLO, FACEHUGGER. The machine was made from silicon-based polymers, and ... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2012
    Because those forest green camo shorts don't hide you on the street as well as you'd like to imagine, a North Carolina company is now designing site-specific camouflage using satellite imagery and drone/ground recon. ZOMG -- tell me you can make me look like a women's sauna. ... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2012
    I'm on a seafood diet. I seafood and I...where'd it go? This is a video of a black-marble jawfish mimicking a mimic octopus. Just like that classic anti-drug PSA I LEARNED IT BY WATCHING YOU! Parents who use drugs, have children who use drugs. Plus some parents who DON'T d... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    You ever been wandering through the desert, so dehydrated you've considered drinking your own urine until you actually pee and it looks like motor oil? Me neither. But if we had, one of us may have seen a mirage. A beautiful pond of fresh water, just beckoning you to frolic ... / Continue →