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  • January 23, 2015
    This is a piece of metal that's been laser-etched with "micro- and nanoscale structures" by scientists at the University of Rochester to increase its hydrophobic (water-repellant) properties. The scientists believe it's a significantly better solution than chemical coatings, n... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2015
    This is a video of one of Laser Age's 500-watt scrubbing lasers blasting the grime off a baking sheet. Typically I just use dish soap and some elbow grease, but that's only because I don't have a powerful burning laser to do the job for me. Oh who am I kidding, I don't clean ... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2015
    This is a how-to video created by Youtuber Grant Thompson - "The King of Random" of how to melt aluminum soda cans, make them into metal biscuits, then recast them into something else (in this case, a sword). Pretty cool. You know what would be even cooler? Melting a soda ca... / Continue →
  • December 31, 2014
    This is the Death Star II fire pit created by an 84-year old grandfather to give to his grandkids for Christmas. The superweapon started as two propane tank ends welded together, then was cut into the Death Star II's iconic, unfinished shape from Return of the Jedi. So, are t... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2014
    In news that's sure to give Ted Nugent a giant flag-waving boner, this is a video of a man with a gun performing the Star Spangled Banner on musical targets (which are available for purchase HERE). He does a good job, but I would have liked to see it done a little quicker. LI... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2014
    This is a video demonstrating medieval combat maneuvers and strategies in full armor. Apparently the secret to success was managing to get your sword into the eye hole in your enemy's helmet. For reference, that is still an applicable strategy today. Same goes for using magi... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2014
    Seen here looking suspiciously like he has a spider for a penis, this is the giant Incredible Hulk sculpture that Thailand scrap metal artist BanHunLek created. He did a great job. You know, scrap metal is great because it's one of those materials that you can find lying arou... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2014
    This is the Darth Vader mask wood-burning stove built by Instructables member doddieszoomer. You can go to the Instructables website and follow his directions to build your own. Or you can follow the Google Maps directions to his house and steal this one. I'm kidding, please... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2014
    This is the Magneto helmet made by twins and cosplayers Alexandra and Evgenia. It has neodymium magnets embedded under a fiberglass outer so you can stick metal things to it for storage. Now -- are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Probably not." I'll put the helmet on, then ... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2014
    These are PaleoBarefoot's $265 PRONATIV chainmaille running shoes. They're supposed to feel like running barefoot (except you can allegedly walk on LEGO blocks without any pain). It's not the first time I've posted PaleoBarefoot's chainmaille shoes before (previous post here)... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2014
    This is a cartoon music video for The Children of Batman's 'BATFACE,' based on the song 'Face Fisted' by Dethklok. It was interesting. Definitely not something I'll soon forget. *two minutes pass* What were we just talking about? Something about something. Screw it, let's... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2014
    This is a knife block that looks like an X-wing fighter (£70, ~$120). It comes with and holds five different knives (cook's, bread, carving, utility and paring). What's your favorite kind of knife? Mine is a ninja sword. "That is not a knife." And my penis isn't a laser gun... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2014
    This is a video of Youtuber ColinFurze's 12-inch stainless steel pecker Wolverine claws. They're pneumatically operated via an air tank on his back, and not telepathically, which would be even cooler. As seen in the video, they're perfect for hacking away at watermelons, card... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2014
    This is a video of a guy demonstrating Lenz's Law with neodymium magnets and a thick-ass copper tube. Why does the magnet fall so slowly? SCIENCE. Via Wikipedia because I suck at explaining things except 1) where babies come from and 2) RPG strategies. Eddy currents (also... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2014
    These are the smiley face screws created by Studio Yumakano and the Komuro Manufacturing Company in East Osaka, Japan. They require a special smiley face screwdriver to screw into something. They're supposed to make everyone who sees them happy. Not a bad idea, but you know ... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2014
    These are the $90 Batman and Robin best friend necklaces made by Etsy seller VisionQuest (I f***ing love vision quests). Which friend is going to wear the Robin one? Presumably whoever's the bitch in your friendship, so not you. You are a LEADER. You are an ALPHA MALE. Unl... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2014
    This is the $225 Flask Bracelet designed by Cynthia Rowley. It holds 3 ounces of booze. That's about two shots. Which is about four shots too few to go see a movie. Hell, I can't even watch an Adult Swim cartoon with so little. Plan B: beer helmet filled with tequila. You... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2014
    I know a wire bending machine doesn't sound that exciting, but you are wrong. This shit is HYPNOTIC. Like, on the count of three you will give me a kiss. One...two...three. Okay, where was my kiss? Screw it, I'm pulling out the big guns. *dangling pocket watch* When I s... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    This is one of the $13,000 bar stools made by Hanger 54 from the Martin Baker Mk10 ejector seat from a decommissioned RAF Panavia Tornado. I would drink in that. I would drink in that AND perform constant barrel rolls (technically just 360's). I love playing fighter pilots a... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    This is the giant aluminum sea serpent skeleton designed by artist Huang Yong Ping and installed in the Loire River where it empties into the Bay of Biscay near Nantes, France. It was not modeled after a real sea serpent. Although it looks like it may have been modeled after-... / Continue →