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  • February 26, 2015
    This is an ancient Babylonian tablet from around 1,750BC inscribed with a complaint from a man named Nanni to a merchant named Ea-nasir about the quality of copper he was delivered. It just proves that piss-poor customer service has existed since the beginning of time. No wor... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2015
    Pissed that his owner tried to feed him shitty dry food, Magneto cat uses his powers to try to kill him. SPOILER: He succeeds. Hopefully he can also use those powers to open doors, because otherwise he's going to starve to death in that house. If I were Magneto cat I would g... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2015
    The Perth Mint in Western Australia is releasing this set of two original series Star Trek coins on February 16th to celebrate the Star Trek franchise. The silver coins will have legal tender status on the island of Tulavu, but will never be used as legal tender because they c... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2015
    Whiskey Bullets ($45) are pieces of milled stainless steel in the shape of bullets that you put in the freezer, then add to your favorite sipping drink to chill it without dilution. There's nothing really special about them compared to the other carved rock and metal drink chi... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2015
    Because there's nothing more terrifying and satisfying than watching two robots kill each other, ABC has announced they're bringing BattleBots back to television this summer for a whopping six episodes. Sadly, it appears they have no intention of also bringing back Dating In T... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2015
    This is a piece of metal that's been laser-etched with "micro- and nanoscale structures" by scientists at the University of Rochester to increase its hydrophobic (water-repellant) properties. The scientists believe it's a significantly better solution than chemical coatings, n... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2015
    This is a video of one of Laser Age's 500-watt scrubbing lasers blasting the grime off a baking sheet. Typically I just use dish soap and some elbow grease, but that's only because I don't have a powerful burning laser to do the job for me. Oh who am I kidding, I don't clean ... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2015
    This is a how-to video created by Youtuber Grant Thompson - "The King of Random" of how to melt aluminum soda cans, make them into metal biscuits, then recast them into something else (in this case, a sword). Pretty cool. You know what would be even cooler? Melting a soda ca... / Continue →
  • December 31, 2014
    This is the Death Star II fire pit created by an 84-year old grandfather to give to his grandkids for Christmas. The superweapon started as two propane tank ends welded together, then was cut into the Death Star II's iconic, unfinished shape from Return of the Jedi. So, are t... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2014
    In news that's sure to give Ted Nugent a giant flag-waving boner, this is a video of a man with a gun performing the Star Spangled Banner on musical targets (which are available for purchase HERE). He does a good job, but I would have liked to see it done a little quicker. LI... / Continue →