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  • September 23, 2014
    This is Montegrotto Terme, Italy's recently completed 'Y-40' (aka 'The Deep Joy', which I've actually been called before), the new world's deepest swimming pool (previously: this one). The pool's central well reaches a depth of 40-meters (~131-feet) and is used for deep-sea di... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2014
    This is a video of Walter the labrador speeding down the path from a beach house in Sicily towards the water as fast as he can. Apparently swimming in the sea is his favorite pastime. The last five seconds of the video brought me such happiness. Like, you can SENSE his joy. ... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2014
    This is a video of Italian police officers performing a synchronized motorcycle routine in Rome in the 1950's. They do a great job. Way better than the guy who was trying to split lanes when I was waiting at a stop light the other day. It's cool bro, I didn't even like that ... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2014
    This is Poveglia Island, a 17-acre island "between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy." It was originally used as a dumping ground for dying plague victims. Then in 1922 a mad doctor opened a mental hospital there where he performed lobotomies with hammers... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2014
    This is a video of students practicing their lightsabering at the Ludosports Lightsaber Combat Academies in Italy (there are seven so far). That is a whole lot of lightsaber fighting. You can go to their official website to read about all the different styles they teach, whic... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2013
    Meet Birra Spalmabile, a beer-flavored spread from Italy. The booze jam comes in two flavors, Omid Dark and Greta Blonde, and each jar packs 40% beer. I tried to do some more research to see if they were actually alcoholic or not (which they should be considering BEER), but I... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2013
    This is a video of a 90-year old grandma wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles and taking a tour of Tuscany. And let me tell you -- she is LOVING IT. When I'm old I want VR goggles fused to my eyeballs so I can live out the remainder of my life in virtual paradise inste... / Continue →
  • May 25, 2012
    In today's feel good story, doctors in Italy successfully implanted this lil titanium pump into the chest of a 16-month old boy to act as his heart until a donor heart was found. Just don't go thinking about how you find another 16-month old heart for transplant, because I jus... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2011
    Seen here indicating that, yes, the One Ring was successfully destroyed, Mount Doom in Mordor Mount Etna in Italy blows some celebratory bubbles smoke rings. It is only the third documented case of volcanic smoke rings and is clearly an attempt to communicate with humans. *st... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2010
    See this dam? Look closer at the left corner. Recognizable shape? It's a goat. Or, more specifically, an Alpine ibex. And the rest of the shadows are all the same. They're climbing the Cingino Dam in Italy and licking the salt deposits in the rocks because their veggie di... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2010
    Because you can't be a robot sympathizer without being a giant f***ing racist as well (how do you feel about robots again?), some Italian scientists decided to dress a robot in faux Native American headdress and teach it archery. YOU'RE TERRIBLE PEOPLE! Just kidding (I have t... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2009
    No really, what the f*** is that?! Google Maps (see for yourself) Thanks to dr death, who, Jack Kevorkian reads Geekologie?!... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2009
    If you've been reading Geekologie for over a year (gold star reader!) you may recall the story we ran about Lamborghini donating two Gallardo's to the Italian police for use in high-speed chases involving other supercars. Well, if you couldn't tell by the picture, one of them ... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2009
    Well folks, it looks like we're starting Friday off entirely wrong with only stories from the robot front. I recommend running out for beer now so you can stay safely tucked away in your robot-shelter all weekend building a powerful burning laser blaster. I'm not even kidding... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2009
    Anna Nobili is a 38-year old stripper veteran who has been dancing the lap for 20 years all across Europe. But not anymore! She has seen the light, and now only dances for Jesus. I'd tithe her. Sister Anna, originally from Milan, says she was 'inspired' during a visit to th... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2008
    Lamborghini, for some unknown reason, gave the Italian State Police a ridiculously policed-out 560hp 5.2-liter V10 Gallardo. I suspect it has something to do with not uncovering their illegal business practices, but that's purely my own speculation (and 100% fact). I'm not su... / Continue →
  • July 25, 2008
    Tetris: awesome. Human Tetris: awesomer. Italian chicks in bikinis Tetris: PEW. PEW PEW PEW! NOTE: Might be considered NSFW depending on how your employer feels about sexy Italian buttocks. Youtube (search human tetris for a ton more) Thanks Ross, want to go to Italy? A... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2008
    I'm as big a fan of themed home theater setups as the next guy who watches movies on a hand-me-down 24" CRT that rests atop a magazine pile entertainment stand. And we've certainly seen a good many bunch of a whole lot of different ones here on Geekologie. Hell, even some tha... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2008
    Italian police recently accused 15 people of building and selling fake Ferraris and confiscated 21 cars (14 of which were already sold). Apparently the cars were going for way cheap -- around 20,000 euros (a paltry $30,400). Car body workers who police called "very able" cobb... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2008
    The WARDROM is a conceptual organizational system by Paula Studio in Rome, Italy. The idea is that you just toss all your clothes at the thing and they hang there, keeping your floor clean. I've got to tell you, if there's one thing I love seeing upon entering a woman's room,... / Continue →