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  • April 3, 2014
    This is a video of Festo's latest robotic creation, a kangaroo (previously: a bird and brain-sucking jellyfish). Why build a robotic kangaroo? That's just it -- there isn't a good reason. Not a single one. You know how kangaroos are notorious boxers? Well it's not their pu... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2014
    This is a 10-second video of a great white shark breaching the surface and taking to the air to catch a seal decoy. Highlights of the video include the shark jumping, the woman squealing, and dude's 'BOOYAKASHA' at the end. Also, I'm not sure we should be feeding sharks fake ... / 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 →
  • 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 →
  • August 8, 2013
    Jumping spiders: for most people, a terrifying combination. For me, a challenge to catch bare handed. And now researchers at Taiwan's National Chung Hsing University have discovered that some species attach a silk 'dragline' before leaping onto their prey to help stabilize fl... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2012
    It already has a ton of views so I'm not going to spend too much time talking about it, but this is a video of a cat that jumps scared every time it hears the Mario jump soundbite from the original game. To the cat's credit though, its owner has the speakers cranked up to 11, ... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2012
    This is a conceptual trampoline bridge designed for a Paris bridge-imagining competition (those exist) by Atelier Zündel Cristea. It consists of tubular inflatable walls with a series of giant trampolines strung between them so you can jump your way across the river. I'M GONN... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    Seen here preparing to leap on top of a building, Boston Dynamics' latest robotic killer, the Sand Flea (the evolutionary decedent of their Precision Urban Hopper), looks to gain entrance to a building from above. Note to self: keep a fire going in the fireplace at all times. ... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2012
    Felix Baumgartner, 41, is still planning to break the sound barrier. But not in a plane or jetcar, oh no, with his body by skydiving out of a helium-ballooned capsule from 120,000 feet (36,576 meters, ~22 miles). If successful, it will mark the highest and longest skydive, as... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2011
    You get down from there this instance! (Instance is the new instant btw) Cockroaches: they don't really bother me. You live with something long enough and you just kind of get used to them. Now I'm not saying I've gone and named them, but I can recognize a couple by sight. ... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2011
    Seen here preventing an invisible giant's balls from touching the floor, Honda's ASIMO robot has undergone a series of upgrades, making him lighter, faster, and more autonomous (not to mention less likely to fall up and down stairs). Wonderful news in the middle of a site upgr... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    This is an old-ass interview from 1994 of Connie Chung asking Bill Gates if it's true he can jump over office chairs from a standing position (rumors -- sometimes they're really f***ing lame), and Bill showing Connie his skills (with a one-step jump). Impressive, Bill, but I c... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2011
    Seen here learning the first lesson of BASE jumping (you actually have to jump) the hard way, Paraswift the robot falls from the side of a building. Hopefully to its death (but I'll settle for a maiming). The Paraswift uses a low pressure vortex that lets it stick to a smooth... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2011
    This is a video advertising some sports complex's '3-D' trampoline dodgeball court. It looks fun. Maybe not as fun as 3-D trampoline kickball, but that would take a whole lot more trampolines. And speaking of trampolines -- the last two times I've gotten into a bounce-house ... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2011
    Note: Very worthwhile 16-picture gallery after the jump. This is gallery of photographs by and all featuring Natsumi Hayashi, a Tokyo teenager who takes hundreds of pictures of herself jumping until she captures just the right one where, instead of jumping, it looks like she's... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2011
    And it wasn't off a cliff! Team Hot Wheels just set the world record for furthest jump in a car/truck during the opening festivities before the Indianapolis 500 over the weekend with a distance of 332-feet, easily clearing (!!!11) the previous record of 303-feet set in 2009 an... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2010
    Shocking news, I know. No word if rocket-powered sneakers are still allowed, but I say go for it. Just don't blow your cover by dunking from half-court or blasting off through the stadium roof after a win. he APLC1 was banned because it contains a "spring-based system that i... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2010
    Oscar the grouch kitty was sleeping in a field when his back legs got run over by a combine harvester. That story smelling fishy as shit aside, now he has bionic legs. His new kitten heels were designed with custom-made implants, which "peg" the ankle to the foot and mimic th... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2010
    This is a little video of a machine that makes Mario repeatedly punch a block and get a coin. It was made out of LEGO Mindstorm sets and Perler beads. At least I think it was. It could be made out of magic and donkey dicks for all I know. Hit the jump for the machine in a... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2009
    A drunk and overzealous ninja, who may be the guy in this picture but was probably the kid in this video, attempted jumping over a fence in Seattle, Washington, only to impale himself on a pole. I knew about buttpirates, but who knew there were buttninjas too?! You're no drunk... / Continue →