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  • May 21, 2015
    This is an Instructable created by SFHandyman detailing how to make your own gummi LEGO bricks and minifigs. It's not too complicated. Will they taste better than real LEGO bricks? No, nothing is ever better than the real thing. "You do realize you're talking about eating p... / Continue →
  • May 5, 2015
    This is a flow chart created by Mr. Dalliard that identifies movies containing time travel by the different elements that define them. What's your favorite time travel movie? Mine's Back To The Future 6. It comes out in 2031. I actually wrote a time travel movie once. I tho... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2015
    This is a video of TheBackyardScientist pouring molten aluminum into a watermelon to see what will happen. His hypothesis is that the watermelon will explode. Sadly, that hypothesis is rejected. It did make this cool casting of the seed chambers though. Now I kinda want to ... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    I mean, cool, but you're still jaywalking. Proving that chimps are infinitely smarter than anyone in my neighborhood, this is some footage captured near the Kibale National Park in Uganda of a group of chimps looking both ways before crossing a highway. Most people in my neig... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2015
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you're not staring at your monitor with a magnifying glass. If you are though, next you should look at the sun. This is a map compiled by Playboy using data from AskReddit (sounds legit) showing each state's signature dish. Rocky Mountain Oy... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2015
    This is a graph created by the folks over at Dorkly ranking mad scientists based on their intelligence and madness. Apparently Rick from 'Rick And Morty' is the smartest and insanest of them all. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Do you belong on the list? You belong on the l... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2015
    This is a video of a red hot ball of nickel being placed in container of Nickelodeon GaK. What happens? SPOILER: Some squeaky fart noises, but that's about it. The GaK seems perfectly fine afterwards, leading at least one jerk on the internet (that's me) to speculate GaK is ... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2015
    Note: Larger version of this map HERE, but the rest after the jump should all be legible. These are some maps created by the folks at Thrillist (links to site with explanations for all of them) featuring what each US state and European country are best and worst at. Did you k... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2015
    First a post about a quadrocopter. Then one about a quadrocopter and a penis. And now, a full-blown pecker story. I like where this day is headed. A recent international study has revealed the average penis worldwide measures 9.16cm (3.6-inches) in length and 9.31cm (3.7-in... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2015
    This is a video from Slow Mo Lab of a firecracker exploding in the middle of a rubber band ball, filmed at 25,000 frames per second. For reference, that's 25,000 times faster than one frame per second, which is about how long the exposure took the last time I used a pinhole c... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2015
    Note: Larger version with bigger numbers HERE. This is a chart breaking down the different gases that make up the atmospheres of all the planets in our solar system. Did you know that four out of five people don't know what the number one gas in the air we breathe on earth is... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2015
    Note: Larger version HERE. This is the Marvel universe relationship chart made by the folks at Webhostingbuzz, who probably have no business making Marvel universe relationship charts. Besides, I posted this way more in-depth X-Men relationship chart back in 2009. How many ... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2015
    Note: Full-res version right HERE. This is a visual guide to who owns all the different Marvel character movie rights created by artist and writer Maurice Mitchell of the The Geek Twins. As you can see, Lionsgate Entertainment made out the smartest with the rights to Man-Thin... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2015
    Don't like squinting? Click HERE for the full size Simpsons version and HERE for South Park. This are two charts created by @Jishai showing the voice actors that work for the Simpsons and South Park and all the characters they play. Eight Simpsons voice actors play over 100 ... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2015
    This is a video from science lover VSauce dissecting whether or not the Kool-Aid man could really crash through a brick wall without breaking himself. SPOILER: Yes he could. Although apparently he would die because in this model, VSauce imagines the liquid inside him as his b... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2015
    Note: Really been struggling. I'll be back full blast tomorrow, promise. This is an infographic comparing an internet minute in 2013 versus one in 2014. I learned a lot. Mostly that it would make a lot more sense to have the numbers right next to each other. Thanks to Da... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2015
    Note: Interactive version of the chart HERE which tells you exactly what each person was doing in each block. This is a chart of the typical daily routines of a bunch of famous creatives (mostly writers, musicians and artists) who did more with their lives than you or I ever w... / Continue →
  • December 31, 2014
    This is a small graphic created by David Wildish (prints available HERE) showing the evolution of Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver throughout the history of the series. Which is your favorite? Mine's the first one, because it looks like the least painful to hide and retrieve fr... / Continue →
  • December 30, 2014
    This is a video of master carver David Warther showing us how to make a pair of wooden pliers out of a small block of wood with only ten cuts. He came up with the design himself through trial and error. Still, watching him work that knife so close to his thumb made me nervous... / Continue →
  • December 30, 2014
    Note: The chart is broken into pieces for readability. Full, much harder to read version HERE. This is a chart listing the twenty most popular (English speaking?) websites every year since 1996. I like how Penthouse actually made the list the first year. Sadly, Geekologie i... / Continue →