Guy Builds His Own Solid-State Tesla Coil Guitar Amp

May 24, 2017


Note: Keep your volume in check. Like, super in check. You know what? Just don't even watch the video.

This is a video of Youtuber nabzim demonstrating the solid-state tesla coil guitar amp he built. It...does not sound very pleasant. Maybe that's why amps are best built out of amp parts and not tesla coils. But look who's talking -- I don't know the first thing about amps or electricity, I'm just a guy whose mom yelled at him last week for keeping a toaster in the bathroom for cooking breakfast. You ever had breakfast in bed? "Yes." But have you ever had breakfast in the bathtub? "You're gross." Pass the granola and dried cranberries, they're in the shower caddy next to my body wash.

Keep going for the video but definitely skip around and definitely start at 10% volume.

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Real Products That Exist: 66.6% Alcohol Hellboy 'Hellfire' Cinnamon Whiskey

May 24, 2017


This is the officially licensed Hellboy 'Hellfire' cinnamon whiskey made in collaboration between XXX Distillery and Dark Horse Comics. It's 66.6-proof (33% alcohol, just like all the other cinnamon whiskeys that came before it), and costs $20 per 750mL bottle. For reference you can get a handle (1.75L) of Fireball for the same price. Still, this is perfect booze for the Hellboy fan that loves painful, sugary hangovers. It's also the perfect booze for buying for underage college kids so they think you're cool. They don't think you're cool though, they think you're creepy, they just really need alcohol for that party Friday night. We've all been there. "Buying alcohol for minors?" His name's Thad, and I'm like an older brother to him.

Thanks to Daniel, who clearly doesn't know the danger of getting your head stuck to a table soaked in sticky, cinnamon whiskey. I was there for days.

Russian Newscaster Shocked By Big Dog Who Appears From Under Her News Desk

May 23, 2017


This is a short video from Russian news channel Mir24 of a newscaster who's shocked to see a big black dog suddenly appear from under the news desk and jump up to videobomb her newscast. Apparently after petting the dog she tells viewers that she's "Actually a cat person," which is the last thing a surprise dog wants to hear and she's lucky it didn't bite her. Personally, I would have pretended he was the new weatherdog, but that's just me and I'm great at playing things off like they're nothing out of the ordinary. I bet you couldn't even tell I wrote this article on fire.

Keep going for the video. Hi I'm dog with the sports I love balls.

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LEGO Porsche Set Gets Crash Tested Like A Real Car

May 23, 2017

This is a video of some Germans building and crash testing the 2,704 piece LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 set just like a real car, filmed at 1,000 frames/second. I learned a lot by watching it. Mostly, that Germans take this sort of thing very seriously, and you should never drive a car built out of LEGO. That's almost as bad as the real first little pig you never hear about who tried building his house entirely out of imagination.

Keep going for the whole video while I Google whether it's possible to receive a negative star safety rating.

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Animal Shelter Invents 'Kitty Bjorns' To Acclimate Feral Kittens To Human Interaction

May 23, 2017


These are a couple shots of the 'kitty bjorns' developed by the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston to help acclimate feral kittens to human interaction and socialization so they can become loving, adoptable pets as quickly as possible. Great, now I want another kitty. I want all the kitties. GIMME THE KITTIES, I LOVE THEM.

"The idea was to have something that allow the kittens to socialize, and be hands-free, thus allowing staff and volunteers to multi-task (answering phones, talking with clients etc.)," Michael DeFina, communications and media relations officer at ARL Boston, told The Dodo. "The design allows the kitten to be flooded with stimuli in a safe way while being constantly monitored by whoever is wearing the vest.

Since ARL started using the vests, the process of socializing feral kittens has gotten so much faster -- so fast, in fact, that now feral kittens are ready for adoption in just 48 hours, and sometimes even sooner.

Honestly, I just one for taking my cat on walks around the neighborhood. Unfortunately, he's so fat there's no way the weight of him wouldn't rip the whole vest and expose my tits for everyone to see. "Which you're totally okay with." They're nice tits, they deserve the attention.

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Stationary Bike Powered Slot Car Track

May 23, 2017


This is a Facebook video of a slot car track with cars powered by how fast you pedal on a stationary bike. It's a great way to get exercise without getting bored. And boredom is the number one killer of cardio workouts according to some idiot who hates exercising. Thank God the elliptical machines at the gym have screens with access to Netflix and Hulu, that way I don't feel so bad about not using them because I don't have Netflix or Hulu accounts.

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Candy For Breakfast: Jolly Rancher Pop-Tarts

May 23, 2017


Pop-Tarts: you used to love them when you were a kid. Jolly Ranchers too. Don't you lie to me. And soon you'll be able to relive your cavity-filled youth thanks to limited edition Jolly Rancher flavored Pop-Tarts. They'll be available in cherry, watermelon (the best) and green apple flavors and probably all be equally disgusting and cause stomach bleeding. And I'm not just saying that to prevent people from buying them so I can have them all, but I didn't spread rumors that Girl Scout Cookies cause reproductive harm for no reason.

Thanks to Stephanie B, who's holding out for Starburst flavored Toaster Strudels. I call the icing packets!

Aragog, A Cocktail Made With Tarantula Venom That 'Can Make Your Tongue Go Numb, Cramp Your Throat'

May 23, 2017


Aragog (named after the Harry Potter spider) is a cocktail developed by Mexico City's Luciferina Bar chief mixologist Romeo Palomares. It's made with "Mexican mezcal, Chilean pisco, Brazilian cachaça, mango juice, a touch of lemon and 0.05% tarantula venom per 500 ml of the drink." For reference, that's exactly 0.05% too much tarantula venom per 500 ml for my taste.

the idea of it all struck him when his boss asked him to conjure a cocktail for impressing his patrons. It is this quest that took him to the famous witchcraft market of Sonora, where a female vendor dared him to try small dose of Tarantula venom by assuring him zero health hazards

Not for the faint hearted, the Aragog can cause your tongue to waggle and go numb and can also cramp up your throat for a good two hours!

I don't know, despite what the witchcraft market purveyor of tarantula venom said (how do you even milk tarantula venom?), I would argue a cramping throat actually is a health hazard. Plus how do I know I'm not allergic to tarantula venom? Maybe it would kill me. Or maybe it would superhero me. *packing carry-on bag with fabric to make a cape* To Mexico city!

Keep going for a video about the cocktail in Spanish.

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