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  • August 3, 2015
    These are the Alien and Predator fire pits welded together by metal artist Burned By Design from old propane tanks (previously: this Lord of The Rings Witch-King version). They make the perfect fire pits for the person who already has everything. Or the person who doesn't hav... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2015
    This is a video of a red-hot ball of nickel melting a block of floral foam. For those of you who didn't take a floral design course in college with your then-girlfriend, floral foam is a block of green absorbent foam you use to make flower arrangements so the cut stems can sti... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2015
    This is a video from the Crazy Russian Hacker demonstrating what happens when you stick coins in a block of dry ice. What happens? They shiver. WHY do they shiver? BECAUSE THEY'RE COLD, WHY ELSE WOULD THEY. Just kidding, because science. Or is it magic? Allegedly it's sci... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2015
    This is a series of high carbon (very strong) steel utility knives designed by Japanese Blacksmith Toru Yamashito to resemble five different species of whales. They cost around $50 apiece and are not balanced for throwing although that will absolutely not stop me from throwing... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2015
    This is a video of a Hammel Red Giant Car Shredder eating a bunch of engine blocks (previously: a shredder eating a whole car before crunching on a bunch of engine blocks for dessert). Do you know how tough engine blocks are? You can't bend them with your hands, I can tell yo... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2015
    This are fights-only (no interviews or other filler) edits of the first three episodes of the new BattleBots show on ABC. I had already forgotten the show was coming out, so it was nice to be able to see these. Plus they're only the good parts (fights), so you don't waste any... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2015
    This is the M48 Tactical War Hammer made by United Cutlery (available HERE for $50 -- and buy me a ninja sword while you're at it). It has a hammer skull basher on one side and a skull splitting pick on the other side. What side would you rather get hit with? If I had to cho... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2015
    This is an infographic featuring lesser-known facts about Superman, made for the folks at BuyMetalOnline (related: Man Of Steel). Did you know that in an issue of Supergirl set in an alternate reality that pink kryptonite could turn Superman gay? I feel like I might have writ... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2015
    This is a video of YouTuber TAOFLEDERMAUS demonstrating what happens when you add a little Coke to molten lead. It makes weird, swirly shaped pancakes. I don't know, something to do with the Leidenfrost Effect. You know, science. What do I care, I just want to drink it all ... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2015
    This is the £10 (~$16) Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool available for pre-order from TheFowndry. It has eleven functions including screwdriver, earbuds cord wrap, bottle opener, wire stripper, five different wrenches, a ruler and a letter opener. So it's by no means the most vers... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2015
    This is the Viking ship fire pit available from Etsy seller ImagineMetalArt. It costs $400, which is a little bit (technically a lot of bit) out of my fire pit budget at the moment. The ship measures approximately 40-inches long and 16-inches wide, so basically imagine my pen... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2015
    This is a video of TheBackyardScientist pouring molten aluminum into a giant lava lamp to see what happens (previously: a watermelon). Just to see what happens is arguably the number one reason for the science experiments I see performed on Youtube. No scientific method, no c... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2015
    This is the $27 SURVCO Tactical Credit Card. It fits in your wallet and combines over 20 different multi-tool features including axe, seatbelt cutter, bottle opener, saw, wrenches, nail puller, spear and more. To work as an axe though it has to be mounted to a stick. That st... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2015
    This is a video of the folks of Man at Arms forging the Predator's dual-bladed gauntlet in real life. The blades are slightly retractable, but not super retractable like the Predator's because the Predator had access to alien technology and we do not. Still, they did a good j... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2015
    This is a video of a man carving a cube inside of a cube inside of a cube from a solid metal block, using a lathe. None of the smaller cubes can be removed from the larger ones. Apparently carving cubes inside of cubes is some sort of indicator for how good a lathe turner is ... / 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 16, 2015
    EL MO MO MO MO PEE. This is a video of Youtuber cb6652's 2-year old daughter singing a metal version of the alphabet song. Her dad added an audio track for extra effect. Have I ever told you I failed 2nd grade for thinking 4 and 8 were letters? Because that's true. Keep ... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2015
    This is the $36,000 robotic desk clock available from MB&F. The piece is limited to 99 pieces, or $3,560,000 in gross profit provided they sell them all. For reference, that is more than I would make in my entire life if I lived to be 800. Did I mention it just tells time? ... / Continue →
  • 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 →