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  • 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 →
  • December 13, 2013
    Scientists at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden, Germany, have developed "robotic sperm" by trapping bull sperm in metal nanotubes then controlling the direction they swim with a magnetic field. Personally, I don't care how strong that magnetic field is, mi... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2013
    This is a video of the proprietor of Anthill Art pouring molten aluminum down a fire ant mound to cast the shape of its tunnels to later sell on eBay. I can't imagine the ants were too thrilled about it. Apparently a lot of people weren't either, because he had to disable co... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2013
    This is one of the cold-cast bronze facehugger light switch covers available from Etsy seller AfterlightSculpture ($25). They're perfect for a child's room. A young child's. Plus you should drape some dirty clothes over the back of a chair so at night it casts a shadow that ... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2013
    This is a set of 3-D printed thorn dice designed by Shapeways user ceramicwombat. You can get plastic versions for as low as $27, but that makes you a cheap-ass. Just save up the $82 and get a decent metal set or don't get any at all. Just think about how badass your next Du... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2013
    This is the stainless steel handgun that was 3-D printed by the folks at Solid Concepts in Texas (where else?) using a direct metal laser sinistering (DMLS) technique. Impressive. Not impressive enough for me to want to fire, but I've never had a gun explode up in my hands be... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2013
    This is the Brick Ring sold by Shapeways user COVO. It's available in a variety of metals (starting at $41 for steel) and was designed to attach LEGO blocks to. That way you can customize your fiance's engagement ring with all bricks she desires. I'm going propose with an en... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2013
    This is the $150,000 Intimidator from McDermott Handcrafted Cues. It started life as an 82-pound piece of solid stainless steel, and 1,862 man hours later, became...this thing. This thing I wouldn't want to see anybody swinging that in a bar fight. Not unless they're on my s... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2013
    This is the set of Dark Knight scalemail armor made by Creations by Christopher. The pre-worn armor was originally made for a webseries called 'Legends: The Dark Knight', but is now looking for a forever home for the low, low price of $9,500. Did I just make everybody want to... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2013
    This is the $2,500 - $3,500 Batman engagement ring designed by custom jeweler Takayas Mizuno. I'm not sure if somebody actually requested it or if he just designed it to show off the things he's capable of. Because a lot of time at work I make things nobody actually asked me ... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    This is the fully automatic Gauss gun that Jason of Delta-V Engineering built in his spare time. What I build in my spare time? LASTING FRIENDSHIPS. Jk jk -- sandcastles. I just completed my latest project after almost three years of work. It's a home made, portable coilgun... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2013
    This is a video of blacksmith Tony Swatton of Man at Arms forging a replica of Link's iconic Master Sword. Then at the end a guy and a girl take turns using it to break a bunch of pots JUST LIKE LINK WOULD DO. Are there any rupees in this one? Nope. What about this one -- m... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2013
    What are we gonna use for currency after the zombie apocalypse arrives? Will it just be a barter system? My roommate says we're gonna use human teeth but he's one of the stupidest people I know. This is the Zombucks™ Walker 1 oz silver round. They cost $22 and feature a zom... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2013
    This is the 12-foot mech sculpture built over the course of a month out of parts from an old Nissan and other scrap metal. With this guy standing guard in front of your house, you definitely won't have to worry about the neighborhood kids trying to toilet paper your yard. You... / Continue →