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  • June 3, 2014
    This is the 114-foot LEGO tower built in Budapest, Hungary. It beats the previous record holder (that was built by a bunch of schoolchildren) by a little over a foot. What I don't understand is why did they only beat the record by a foot? If I set out to build the world's ta... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2014
    This is a video of 'Tilt!', a new attraction in the John Hancock Tower in Chicago. On the 94th floor there's a wall of windows that tilt from vertical outward so you see the ground better. Or, for a brief second, imagine you're plunging to your death. I remember the last tim... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2014
    The Chinese government is going to start selling bottled and canned air to tourists (previously: this businessman doing it) starting June 20th in an attempt to address its growing air pollution problem. I'm not sure that's really addressing the underlying problem. Complimenta... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2013
    Because what good is Google Street View if we can't use it to explore places we've always dreamed of traveling but never will because life is just all work and then death, the folks at Google took a walking and diving tour of the Galapagos Islands so we can all take a virtual t... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2012
    The New Zealand mint is set to release sets of The Hobbit themed coins and stamps to celebrate...I dunno, making money off all the fans who will buy them. Suckers! The gold coins cost $3,700 ($11,000 for the three coin set), the silver 8 coin set costs $890, and the doodoo br... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2011
    In other Japanese news, the country may be giving away 10,000 round-trip tickets to help boost tourism after a plummet resulting from the recent tsunami. AND THEY'RE GONNA GIVE THEM AWAY TO BLOGGERS. I am like, sooooooooo in. *puts on Harajuku costume, practices peace sign i... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    Last week, a group of "scientists" (and I use the term as loosely as I wear my pants when I want my buttcrack to be peepin' for the ladies) met in Moscow with a mission: to set off and get drunk in the woods for a week away from their wives find the abominable snowman/yeti. An... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2011
    Ever wanted to take a helium balloon to the face and talk funny ride to the edge of space? Me neither. Like I told my mechanic: add rockets or GTFO. "Bloon" is a six-person pod designed by Spanish company zero2infinity that will rise to the edge of the atmosphere, powered by... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2011
    Seen here with a previous conquest (which may or may yes be an 'I Love You' edition Build-A-Bear), al Sayed al Essawy, the self-proclaimed world's strongest man (despite never competing in those contests I've seen on ESPN) plans to fight a 10-year old, 500-lb lion in front of t... / Continue →