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  • April 28, 2016
    This is a shot of one and half year old pet owl Poldi using a mushroom as an umbrella. Poldi's human Tanya Brandt is a photographer and snapped the picture when they were out adventuring in the woods together one day. Man, I wish I had an owl friend to go adventure in the woo... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2016
    This is a short vertical (but still worthwhile) video of a train of trash and recycling bins living the dream and riding a rain-made waterslide down a hill during the recent heavy rainfall here in Los Angeles. REAL FACTS: Did you know people in L.A. try to drive twice as shitt... / Continue →
  • 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 →
  • March 27, 2015
    These are the Rainworks street art and games created in Seattle using stencils and water-repellant spray. For those of you who were unaware, Seattle is notorious for its rain. Here in Southern California? Not so much. Apparently we're supposed to run out of water in like a ... / 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 →
  • 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 →
  • 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 →
  • March 1, 2011
    The Dogbrella is a $30 umbrella for dogs from Hamacher Skeletormaker. It's clear so your dog can see through it and not accidentally stab a cat in the eyes with the umbrella points (even though they want to!). I assume galoshes are sold separately. My dogs hate the rain so i... / Continue →