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  • July 21, 2015
    This is the Magical Unicorn Umbrella available from ThinkGeek ($15). It has a unicorn head handle and a rainbow canopy. It provides +5 whimsy on rainy days, and the standard -10 luck if ever opened indoors. You know, I opened an umbrella indoors once. Life has been miserabl... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2015
    The Tempescope is the brainchild of designer Ken Kawamoto and can recreate current outdoor weather conditions right on your desktop. The box downloads the upcoming forecast from the internet and is capable of producing different sunlight effects, clouds, rain and lightning. T... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2015
    Note: Video after the jump in case you wanted to call fake. Full-res version HERE. Because Mother Nature never ceases to find new ways to impress/terrify, this is a shot of a rainbow and a tornado captured by the storm chasing group Basehunters. As tempting as the pot of gol... / Continue →
  • March 30, 2015
    Because Mondays, amirite? This is a video of Minneapolis meteorologist/man whose mother should still dress him Steve Frazier realizing he left the wire hangar in his suit, and pulling it out during a live broadcast. It is arguably one of the worst magic tricks I've ever seen... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2015
    This is the ice sculpture created by a Jeep parked at a hospital in Greenville, North Carolina. "I'd hit it." We all know you would, Optimus. "Hey! I don't go around banging just anything." Ahahahhahahhaha, seriously?! Be honest -- how many lemons have you had sex with? ... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2015
    This is a video of Youtuber Ann Got's cat (which will now affectionately be known as the Kool-Aid Cat) blasting through a snowbank to return home after a snowstorm in one of those places that got a bunch of snow recently. So probably not southern California. The look on that ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2014
    This is the correction that ran in an Austin newspaper after erroneously attributing the lightsabering of that taun-taun open on Hoth to Luke Skywalker. The original weather story read, "Yes, it'll be at least 20 degrees cooler today than it was Monday, but it's not slice-open... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2014
    This is a video from NBC News of weatherman Mike Seidel making it rain in Sugar Mountain, North Carolina on live television. The station immediately issued a statement claiming Mike had dropped his cell phone and was looking for it, which doesn't seem to be the case. I MIGHT ... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2014
    Remember that conceptual Air Umbrella I posted back in 2012? Well now somebody else has stolen/come up with the exact same idea and created a Kickstarter to make the product a reality. And they've already met their funding goal too, which means $128 will get you your very own... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2014
    This is a video from Novosibirsk, Siberia, of a bunch of beach-goers running for their lives (or to at least prevent bruising) after it starts hailing in the middle of a 99°F (37°C) day. I would have just stayed underwater. Still, God must be angry. Probably at something I d... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2014
    Note: Strong language. Turn up the volume and tell your boss it's a nature documentary, which it is. This is a video of two oil workers in North Dakota filming a tornado as it comes barreling towards their trailer park like a bee to honey. They're not really sure what to do ... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2014
    Researchers at the University of Arizona and University of Central Florida are working together to develop a high-powered laser that could make it rain and lightning when directed at clouds. But what if it's pointed into the eye of an enemy? Hardcore science!: "When a lase... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    This is what it looks like to shoot boiling water out of a Super Soaker in -41°C (-41.8°F) temperatures. I'm sorry, but that is just too f***ing cold. Any of you live in places that get that cold? Here's what I want you to do. Look outside. What do you see? "Snow." Anyth... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2013
    Because Santa has been looking for an excuse to buy a boat, the North Pole is melting and now a shallow lake sitting atop a sheet of ice. No word if it's deep enough to drown a naughty elf in, but I bet I could do it. *holding underwater* MY BIKE'S WHEEL CAME OFF, YOU LITTLE... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2013
    This is a video of Oklahoma meteorology student and incredibly amateur storm chaser Brandon Sullivan freaking the f*** out in the car after getting too close to a tornado. Mostly he just yells at the driver the whole time and makes himself sound like the worst person to be aro... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2013
    This is a short video of a Swiss Airbus A340 landing at the Zurich airport in heavy fog. Which, as far as fog goes, is probably airplane pilots' least favorite kind. Me? It's my favorite because it makes sneaking around the neighborhood playing ninja assassin easier. Thanks... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    Because The Lord of the Rings officially put New Zealand on the map (it was seriously just ocean before), everyone in the country is popping an insane amount of boners over the release of The Hobbit. And to prove their raging fandom, here's a video of a New Zealand weatherman ... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2012
    This is the conceptual Air Umbrella from designer Je Sung Park. The idea is that it will blow a canopy of air above the holder that repels rain. Except that will never happen. Now I'm not saying somebody needs to brush up on their physics, but that little air-shield is gonna... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2012
    This is a video of Barbican's Rain Room. It's a room full of simulated rain that you can walk through and not get wet. Sorcery? Sadly, no. It uses 3-D cameras to track your movement and open a small pocket of dryness around you as you walk through it. Of course, it would b... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2012
    This is Jamy. Jamy is a conceptual toaster designed by Nathan Brunstein that burns a one-picture image of the day's forecast into your bread, along with the high and low temperatures for the day. It's probably at least twice as accurate as the weather app on my phone, and twi... / Continue →