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  • March 11, 2016
    This is a video of inventor Colin Furze demonstrating the firework rocket launcher he built. You just jam a giant firework rocket down the pipe, and a trigger connected to a gas tank ignites the rocket and sends it on its way. I love fireworks so much. If I could marry firew... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2016
    These are two videos of the recently invented sport of droneboarding, which involves being pulled by a giant quadrocopter while on a snowboard. Personally, I have no interest in this sport until the drones are powerful enough to lift me off the ground. I want to FLY. Just li... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2016
    This is a short video of inventor Simone Giertz demonstrating the lipstick-applying robot she built (previously: her slap-you-awake alarm clock). It works pretty well provided you're going for that Heath Ledger's Joker look. I would not recommend using it before going out on ... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2015
    This is Simone Giertz's Wake Up Machine, an alarm clock that slaps you in the face with a rubber hand until you turn it off. Granted it's not the most professionally made machine, which explains why Simone's hair starts gets tangled in the spinner. Still, the concept is there... / Continue →
  • July 27, 2015
    Meet Buddy. Buddy is a 13+ year old chihuahua who has gone almost completely blind in recent months. Buddy lost his confidence to get around without running into things and his owners had to carry him everywhere. Then they invented this bumper collar so Buddy can feel his wa... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2015
    Slip Cups are a set of plastic cups ($5 for 20) that sit inside the regular 16 and 18-ounce plastic cups used for beer pong. They fit snugly inside the cups above the beer-line and are not filled with beer themselves, preventing players from having to drink the hair and dirt t... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2015
    Flambé is the brainchild of the entertainment engineers at Two Bit Circus and is basically a dunk tank with no dunking that uses fire instead of water. When somebody successfully hits the target with a softball, the victim (who's wearing a flame-retardant suit because this isn... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2015
    A thirteen year old and two fourteen year olds in England just won a prize for best health innovation for designing a condom that changes colors when it comes in contact with sexually transmitted infections. The rubber turns green when it detects chlamydia, blue for syphilis a... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2015
    In an effort to increase efficiency, Ford has just filed a patent for an automatic gearbox with 11 forward gears. For reference, most new cars have eight or nine. Me? I just filed a patent for a car with two hundred gears. "No you didn't." Yes, I did. "No, you drew a pict... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2015
    This is a video of everyone's favorite German slingshot connoisseur Joerg Sprave demonstrating the fully automatic machine gun 'Revolverception' he made by mounting four revolvers (technically cap-guns since gun laws are much stricter in Germany) onto a drill-powered spinner. ... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2014
    These are two videos showcasing numerous designs of perpetual motion machines throughout history. They were all fascinating to watch, particularly the ones in the second video (featuring more modern machines). Unfortunately, perpetual motion machines are impossible to develop... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2014
    PROTIP: Ramp up the volume and prepare to thrash. This is a video of two women cooking shrimp in less than a second with some sort of shrimp-shooting air cannon, breading/egg wash blasters, and a fireball. I don't even know what they're selling, but you better believe I'm on ... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2014
    This a short video of a 'hands-free snacking and gaming device' developed by the folks at Mattessons snack foods. It is a complete disaster. Obviously, it's just a viral ad for Mattessons products, but also, A VISION OF THE FUTURE. I don't need crystal balls to know where th... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    Scientists using an electron microscope and high-speed cameras have discovered that Mother Nature apparently invented gears long before humans did, and included them on the legs of teensy planthopper insects to help them jump straight. Tell you what, Mother Nature -- you don't... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    This is the 32-disc X-Box carousel made entirely out of LEGO by Youtuber zwenkka. It can remove a game disc from the console and replace it with any of 31 others (selected via Bluetooth) in an average of 42-seconds. Which, let's not kid ourselves, is still way quicker than i... / Continue →
  • June 8, 2012
    This is the RinserBrush, a toothbrush from Amron Experimental that turns your faucet into a water fountain provided you have decent water pressure and not the sad trickle I get in my apartment. Do you know how hard it is to shower in this dump? SPOILER: Impossible (I only hav... / Continue →