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  • March 6, 2014
    Remember that Barbie doll artist Nickolay Lamm made using the Center for Disease Control's actual average measurements for a 19-year old girl? Well now he's back with a crowdfunding project to manufacture a line of realistic bodied Lammily dolls. Annnnnnnd he already met doub... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2014
    This is the letter that 7-year old Charlotte Benjamin wrote the LEGO company complaining there aren't enough female figure playsets, and the ones they do sell are predominately homemaker related. A valid argument. Plus her penmanship blows mine out of the water. You're gonna... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2014
    I'm so high I'm gonna eat this. In news that shouldn't surprise anybody who's ever dreamed of being a drug-abusing teenage dolphin, scientists have discovered groups of young dolphins chew puffer fish to get high. Me? I chew puffer fish because I like the way their spines ti... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of MIT Media Lab's inFORM Shape Display. It's like one of those novelty pins-and-needle art displays you press your hand or face into, except you're doing it from far away using a Kinect (so it's not very much like one of those at all). Still, it... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2013
    As part of its 11th series of blind-bagged minifigs, LEGO has introduced a female scientist. Apparently it's a big deal because female minifigs in the sciences have been fairly limited in the past and included little more than an astronaut and surgeon. The scientist comes com... / Continue →
  • July 3, 2013
    This is the Barbie doll (right) artist Nicholay Lamm created using 3-D imaging and the Center for Disease Control's average measurements for a 19-year old woman in the United States. As you can see, she's not as tall or skinny as the real Barbie. Personally, I think she looks... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2013
    These are the $22 car and railroad playmat shirts available from Etsy seller bkykid. Your kids can push their little toys around on them while you lay on your stomach and get a free back massage (provided they don't start stabbing you in a kidney with their Hot Wheels). Does ... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2013
    Penguins: everybody wishes they knew one. Same goes for owls. This isn't about owls though, this is a video of penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific playing 'iPad Game For Cats'. It's basically an app with a toy mouse that runs around while your cat tries to stomp and tort... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2013
    Whoa -- easy on the catnip, bro. This is the Super Mario piranha plant cat tree made by Instructables user Geckoo_Designs. It's not like, a super PRO quality Super Mario piranha cat tree, but it's decent. Definitely better than you or I could do. Now I know you hate it when... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2012
    Ugh, of course they release it right AFTER Christmas. This is a $100 Steve Jobs action figure. The company that's making it is billing it as "ultra-realistic" but I can almost guarantee Steve's wrists DID NOT look like that in real life. That said, I'd still play with one. ... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2011
    LEGO, realizing they dun goofed targeting their entire product line to boys, is releasing a line of playsets in 2012 targeted specifically to little ladies. It's called 'Friends', which is a terrible name but I can look past that because I just saw a guy pushing an ice cream c... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2011
    This is a video of Microsoft's interactive Holodesk 3-D See-Through Display. Using it, you can manipulate virtual objects with your hands. Unfortunately, you can't actually "feel" the objects, making this 3-D rendering of a titty I just spent the last 30 minutes making in Aut... / Continue →