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  • May 20, 2014
    This is the Turbospoke exhaust system for bicycles from Vat19 ($24). It consists of a durable plastic card that gets hit by your wheel's spokes (like kids used to do with baseball cards), the sound of which is amplified through the plastic exhaust pipe. The system comes with ... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2014
    This is a video of Alex Allmont's electronic beat producing LEGO machine, Playhouse. It makes beats so fresh you'd swear they were handpicked from the farm this morning. Or at least aren't passed their expiration date and marked with one of those orange 'Manager's Special' st... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2014
    PROTIP: Check your volume, sometimes it sounds like a robot yelling as it gets stabbed. This is a video of a dot matrix printer playing 'Eye of The Tiger'. In my opinion, 'Eye of the Tiger' is one of the best pump-up songs of all time. Also, 'You're the Best' from the Karate... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2013
    I'd be chirping too if that were me. UPDATE: Apparently faked in some capacity. *shrug* People are such jerks. So apparently if you slow down the sound of crickets chirping to the point where a cricket's lifespan matches that of a human's (no idea how slow that is), it becom... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2013
    This is a video of bat sounds put together to sing the original series Batman theme song. What the hell did you expect, this is the internet. Spiders dancing to the Spider Man theme? Give it a week. Bats produce sounds that are not audible to human ears. First these ultraso... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2013
    This is a short video of a red-hot ball of nickel being dropped into a cup of water, and the resulting noises it makes. They're funny. I especially liked the very end, it reminded me of the sound you hear whenever you teleport somewhere. Speaking of -- I can't even tell you... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2012
    This is a video of a physicist from Argonne National Laboratory demonstrating acoustic levitation, first by floating some little styrofoam balls, then individual drops of liquid with pharmaceutical inside. Why pharmaceuticals? Hover-weed, brobro. The levitator uses two sma... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2012
    This is Pianocade, a chiptunes-style synthesizer and MIDI controller designed to create music with oldschool arcade game sounds. Cool, but is it cooler than THIS? *making fart sounds with armpit* "You worry me, GW." Imagine how I feel! The Pianocade is a synthesizer design... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2012
    This is a pneumatic press popping a giant roll of bubble wrap. I liked it. I especially liked how some bubbles were all, "OH HELL NO, YOU AIN'T POPPIN' ME!" and held out for as long as they could like popcorn kernels. You ever been in a crowded elevator and have to pass gas ... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2011
    This is The Matrix 'lobby scene' with the music and sound effects replaced with those made by some guy's mouth and a multi-track recording. It's...something. Something that made me make a strange face while I was watching it. Get it?! I was air-fellating, it was weird! Hit... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2011
    Note: Picture only moderately related -- my patented optical invisibility cloak. Researchers at Duke University have developed an acoustic 'invisibility' cloak that can effectively hide an object from sound-based detection systems. The cloak holds promise for the future of s... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2011
    Noise Snare is a system designed for collecting audio evidence (and the license plate numbers) of vehicles running louder than a certain decibel level. No word what happens if you cruise around with your horn blaring, but my guess is drive exactly like I do. Noise Snare was i... / Continue →
  • May 26, 2011
    This is a video of some guy recreating all the sounds from three rounds of Street Fighter II by mouth and making some of the most ridiculous faces I've ever seen in six of my lives (I'm a cat). Unfortunately, it's all *meow* Ken vs. Blanka, so if you were hoping to hear any ot... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2011
    Seen here looking like that saw is vibratin' her in all the right places (read: the bajina), street subway performer Natalia Paruz plays the original Star Trek theme on a musical saw. She definitely has the skills. She definitely also has a banner advertising herself tacked t... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2010
    'The Sounds of Star Wars' is an interactive book with a little speaker-machine attached to the side so you can type in a number corresponding to a certain sound from the movies to hear it, along with how it was made. For example, Jar Jar's voice was created by combining the so... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2010
    Okay so that's not an actual award. Still, the Motorola Droid Pro come preloaded with the most painful default ringtone your eardrums could imagine. I've embedded the thing below, so hit play and give it a listen. Then, right before you stab yourself in the ears with a pen, ... / Continue →
  • May 4, 2010
    The Rain Drum (why didn't you call it the Drumbrella?!) is a conceptual umbrella designed by Dong Min Park to provide a little musical accompaniment to a walk through the rain. You see (or hear!), each section of the umbrella is supposed to make a different drum sound (snare, ... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2010
    I love pushing buttons. One time I even pressed the big red one after a guy with a badge and gun told me not to. You want to know what happened? I BET YOU WOULD! Anyway, soundboards are nothing new but I like this one and it has lots of appropriate buttons to push when cowo... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2009
    This is a video of an old Jeep Cherokee being used to make a song by combining all the different sounds it can make (trying to start, locking/unlocking doors, door ajar alarm, etc). It is highly impressive/unbelievable. The sounds in this video are ACTUAL sounds from the Jeep... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2009
    This is a short video tutorial of some busty geek girl teaching you how to sound like Chewbacca. And I don't care how cute you think she is, watch her from 1:10 to 1:18 and then tell me that. Also, whether you follow the instructions or not, you're gonna end up looking retard... / Continue →