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  • July 8, 2014
    Look out, there's a chupacabra behind you! This is a video of juggler and ringler Lindzee Poi performing more amelymeloptical illusions with his rings (previously: this one). Only this time he's doing the tricks blind. "OMG, what happened to him?!" Calm down, he didn't put ... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2014
    This is a painting that appears to change perspective depending on the angle it's viewed from. How does it work? SPOILER: It's not flat. It's actually made up of two flat topped pyramids. Just like the creepy eyeball pyramid on the back of a dollar bill! Clearly, this is s... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2014
    This is a video of a Chinese street vendor who blows hot sugar into animal shapes. In this case, he makes a dragon for a little boy. I'm not sure if the animals are strictly decorative or if you're supposed to eat them, but who wouldn't want to eat a ball of sugar that's been... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2014
    This is the $30 Dick Tie (currently a Kickstarter campaign with only $149 raised towards its modest $900 goal). It's a men's dress tie with a discreet penis shape. That way you can attend business meetings with a giant pecker tied around your neck and nobody will be the wiser... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2014
    Patatap (embedded after the jump or you can visit the official site or a full-screen version) is a little browser app that plays a different sound and animation for every letter of the keyboard. So you just mash away and CREATE MAGIC. Or a cacophony (somebody threw a Gatorade... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2014
    Looks like a painting, right? Well it's not, it's a 3-D rendering of Benczúr Gyula's 1885 painting Budavár visszavétele created by 3-D artist Farkas Zsolt with over 8.5-million polygons. That is a lot of polygons. Polly want a cracker? Polly want a -- wait, where'd she go? ... / 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 →
  • March 12, 2014
    This is In Orbit, a hamster wheel 'house' with two sets of furniture (one for inside the wheel, one for out) that can be rotated by its two occupants walking simultaneously in opposite direction to access the various pieces of furniture. The wheel is aligned so both use identi... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2014
    Seen here in arguably the most awkward product shot for a vagina ring that I've ever seen, Northwestern University biomedical engineer Patrick Kiser pretends it's a magnifying glass. The new intravaginal ring is allegedly capable of preventing HIV, herpes AND pregnancy for 90 ... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2014
    This is the $1,200 'Slap It' lamp designed by artist Joseph Begley. You can pinch it or slap it to turn it on and off. Me? I'm gonna TAP DAT. Know what I'm saying? I don't even know what I'm saying. You ever motorboated an ass before? Because I have. Plus one time at th... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2014
    These are the Hanaga Tap Nose Outlets from design firm ekoD Works. They turn any horizontal plug into a nose-shaped vertical plug and come in black, white and pink. They also cost $35 apiece, which sent me into a coughing/near-puking fit when I first read it. That's a lot of... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2014
    This are Erik Aberg's Ghostcubes, a bunch of different interconnected cardboard cube designs that behave in magical ways. You really just have to watch the video to appreciate them, because they're hard to describe. Kind of like your beauty. Like, radiant doesn't do you just... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2014
    This is Mortal Coil, a 3-D printed skull slinky designed by Ryan Kittleson. You can buy one on Shapeways for $50. Skulls are cool. We all have one. Some people just have less going on inside theirs. You know who I'm talking about. I'm talking about that really stupid pers... / Continue →
  • February 18, 2014
    Note: This is only the beginning of the process, the rest is after the jump. This is a pictorial of the process Scottish forensic scientist Nigel used to recreate the face of a Crystal Head Vodka bottle. Is it really what his face would look like? No clue. Because when I wa... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    This is a video tutorial from CrazyRussianHacker (of how to open a can with no tools fame) showing how to make square bubbles with a rig made out of cotton swabs. Don't have any cotton swabs? Then how the hell are you cleaning your ears? And don't tell me you bought that lit... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    This is a short video of ice boulders washing up in Glen Arbor on Lake Michigan. When reached for comment, the Ice Witch had this to say, "Want to rub my nipples?" Nice try lady, but you're not turning me into an ice sculpture. The giant ice balls form in just-below-freezin... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    Scientists at the ETH Zurich Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (really has a ring to it) have developed Cubli, a robotic cube that can balance itself on its vertices and even jump and 'walk' while maintaining balance. Wow, I never thought I'd be so afraid of a shape. ... / 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 11, 2013
    These are a bunch of the different geometric patterns created by artist Simon Beck marching around in the snow of France. How he knows what the design he's creating will look like from above when he can only see it at ground-level is beyond me, but I suspect he does the same t... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2013
    This is the third snow-related post in a row. That must be some sort of Geekologie record. One that will definitely won't be going down in the history books and probably won't be remembered by a single person after tomorrow. God willing, I'll drink it out of my memory before... / Continue →