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  • March 17, 2015
    This is the Witch-King of Angmar fire pit welded together out of an old propane tank and scrap metal by Alex Dodson of Burned By Design. That crown though -- my God. It looks like the perfect fire pit for anybody who's ever dreamed of being gored and on fire at the same time.... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2015
    In great news for people who have always dreamed of dying in the hands of cold metal robots, scientists have successfully created self-powered liquid metal. The metal, which is a combination of gallium, tin and indium, can propel itself when in contact with a piece of aluminum... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2015
    This is an ancient Babylonian tablet from around 1,750BC inscribed with a complaint from a man named Nanni to a merchant named Ea-nasir about the quality of copper he was delivered. It just proves that piss-poor customer service has existed since the beginning of time. No wor... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2015
    Pissed that his owner tried to feed him shitty dry food, Magneto cat uses his powers to try to kill him. SPOILER: He succeeds. Hopefully he can also use those powers to open doors, because otherwise he's going to starve to death in that house. If I were Magneto cat I would g... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2015
    The Perth Mint in Western Australia is releasing this set of two original series Star Trek coins on February 16th to celebrate the Star Trek franchise. The silver coins will have legal tender status on the island of Tulavu, but will never be used as legal tender because they c... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2015
    Whiskey Bullets ($45) are pieces of milled stainless steel in the shape of bullets that you put in the freezer, then add to your favorite sipping drink to chill it without dilution. There's nothing really special about them compared to the other carved rock and metal drink chi... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2015
    Because there's nothing more terrifying and satisfying than watching two robots kill each other, ABC has announced they're bringing BattleBots back to television this summer for a whopping six episodes. Sadly, it appears they have no intention of also bringing back Dating In T... / Continue →
  • 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 →