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  • 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 →
  • September 4, 2012
    Because the majority of Americans are dummies and like to prove it regularly on my Facebook feed (my friends are actually on the lower end of intelligence), 51% of recent survey participants expressed a concern that rain or other inclement weather could affect cloud computing b... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2012
    Artist Berndnaut Smilde can create little clouds indoors without the use of a magic weather-controlling device. Unless a thermostat, humidifier, and fog machine count, in which case he does. *cranking thermostat* It's gonna be a scorcher today! Impressive Berndnaut, but I'... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2011
    Clouds: sometimes they look like dinosaurs. Other times they might look Yoda, Jabba the Hutt or a viking ship. And even OTHER times, they look like this this. A unique formation some meteorologists want to classify as a new type of cloud, and give a name. Give a name -- h... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2011
    And the winners of the Gunbrella Weather Weaponry give-away are *drumroll please* -- comment #'s 738 (El Josh-O), 768 (Deanna Waldron) and 2262 (Ryan B.). Damn, looks like it was a great contest to be a commenter in the 700's! (Specifically, 738 or 768) Thank you all for playi... / Continue →
  • March 30, 2011
    The Gunbrella is a real £10.99 (~$18) product that looks like one of those pop-guns with the flag that comes out that the Joker would point at Batman. Except it's an umbrella. But it does have an auto-open "trigger" so you can still aim it at people and scare them. Just not... / Continue →
  • January 5, 2011
    Some "geniuses" at MIT have developed a computerized toothpaste dispenser that mixes a different tasting toothpaste in accordance with the day's weather. I swear -- what will they think of next? SPOILER: some kind of stupid f***ing robot. The toothpaste is called "Tastes Lik... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2010
    Tired of lugging a tent around on your back? Too bad. But with the tent poncho at least you're wearing it! That's right folks, a poncho that turns into a tent. Wait, I thought they all did that. Let's see here *looking at picture* yep, that's pretty much all the informatio... / 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 →
  • December 18, 2009
    Star Wars Weather is a website by Tom Scott that gives the current forecast in your area in reference to a planet in the Star Wars universe. For instance, where I am now it's cold as shit and miserable as hell, just like Hoth! And in case you can't read the fine print it says... / Continue →