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  • September 23, 2014
    This is Montegrotto Terme, Italy's recently completed 'Y-40' (aka 'The Deep Joy', which I've actually been called before), the new world's deepest swimming pool (previously: this one). The pool's central well reaches a depth of 40-meters (~131-feet) and is used for deep-sea di... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2014
    This is the $30 giant cockroach pool float. It's a raft that looks like a giant cockroach. Speaking of, I saw a giant cockroach in the hallway yesterday and tried to kill it by by stepping on it. "Tried?" TRIED -- it didn't die. This wasn't on carpet either, this was hard ... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2014
    These are several videos of the hidden in-ground pool that engineer Gil Klar built in his backyard. At the push of a button (hopefully a giant red one labeled 'NUKES') the top astroturf deck retracts under the other deck, revealing the pool. No word what happens if you're sti... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2014
    This is the almost 600 apartment Sky Habitat currently being built in Singapore. The 38-story towers will have three 50-meter bridges connecting the two. The top one of which will be a pool. It looks like the perfect place to get out of the pool and die. "I suspect the dece... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2014
    This is a pool built by Agor Engineering that has a wooden floor that can be raised and lowered hydraulically (previously: these concrete ones). You can adjust the height too, so if you just want to sit in tit-deep water and sip cocktails, you can do that. Or you can make it... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    This is the giant slip and slide launch ramp built at the Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp in Butler, Ohio. The ramp is usually used to practice ski jumping into the pool below but now they've added slip n' slides for people with less Olympic ambition. It looks like fun. Fun, ... / 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 →
  • July 24, 2013
    Some bro in Germany sealed his BMW to make the interior waterproof then filled it up with what appears to be swamp water and drove his buddies around in the thing until he got pulled over for driving a pool. Did I mention they'd been drinking? I'm as shocked as you are. Per ... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    Because 'Why not?' seems to be just as good a reason as any these days, here's the giant yellow banana shaped pool table created by artist Cléon Daniel. I think we can all agree this piece does NOT carry any sort of social or political commentary. Or does it? Underpaid banan... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2013
    You going to the pool in those boots? This is the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Pink Ranger bikini from Hot Topic. The top and bottoms are sold separately and each cost $22.50 for a grand total of *opens calculator app* $45. Damn, it's crazy how expensive bikinis are for so... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2012
    This is the end of the lap pool at the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao in China. It perches over the side of the building 24-stories up, and has a glass bottom so guests can pretend like they're swim-flying or something. I don't f***ing know, I'm not a penguin. This giv... / Continue →
  • April 20, 2012
    Want a condo with a glass-walled pool balcony? Me neither. I just want one with my own washer and dryer. You'd never guess how many people in my building don't clean the lint-trap after a load of laundry. Unless you guessed all of them -- it's like a pube rainbow in there. ... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2011
    Apparently Hidden Water Pools have been around for a couple years but the last time I went to the novelty pool store was never so I'm sure you can understand how I might have missed them. Basically they're pools with a giant pneumatic bottom that is slowly raised to become a p... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2011
    Knokkers (slogan: Knokkers are big fun!) is a giant game of pool with no sticks and bowling balls instead of billiard ones. [Insert 10lb balls joke here] It's the brainchild of Steve Wienecke, who undoubtedly stayed up countless nights trying to think up a better name than Bi... / Continue →
  • October 20, 2010
    Swimsuits: if you take yours off in line at a water park they'll kick you out. Thankfully, Black Milk Clothing, a company best known for the sessy-ass Space Invader tights I posted back in January, has you covered. Literally -- their stuff will cover your privates. Now, I kn... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2010
    If you haven't heard already, Las Vegas is a dangerous place. And not just because you can lose your life savings and contract something from a prosty in the same weekend, but that shit happened to a couple of my friends and now I won't drink after them. Except alcohol. That... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2010
    What cost $6 billion to build and has a 55-story high infinity pool? Give up? Me too. I guess I suck at guessing! Except peoples' weights at the fair, I made a killing doing that during the summers in high school. "How old and tall are you? Kidding, it doesn't matter -- y... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump because I know you're gonna launch the cue ball off the table breaking and I can't have it rolling around loose on the front page. The PR2 is a robot designed to play pool (read: wait till you're bent over the table lining up a bank-shot and then ... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2010
    The Sub Jumpa is a $60 pogo stick made for use underwater. It looks marginally more fun than drowning. This is the only pogo stick designed for use in swimming pools that allows you to perform a variety of waterborne stunts as you bounce off walls or bottoms. A rigid ball f... / Continue →
  • May 25, 2010
    Don't want your dog drowning in the pool? Get one of those above-ground joints. But GW -- what if I already have an in-ground pool and am too cheap to fill it with concrete? Then you obviously don't care about your pets -- unless -- UNLESS you order a Skamper Ramp (I should ... / Continue →