Oh Wow: Students Build Rideable Mini Roller Coaster In School Gymnasium

September 20, 2019

This is a video of a kid test-riding the wooden roller coaster a team assembled out of stacked desks and 2x4s and plywood in their school's gymnasium for a school festival. Now I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume this did not take place in the U.S. I'm just saying, the most exciting ride I saw at my niece's recent school festival was face painting, and I couldn't even get Spider-Man because apparently all the Barbs and Lindas in the PTA voted against any superhero imagery.

Keep going for the video while I speculate if they're gonna set off the fireworks inside our outside.

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Skateboarder's Crazy Transforming Skateboard Tricks

September 20, 2019

This is a worthwhile video of skateboarder Matt Tomasello performing some crazily inventive tricks, some involving transforming skateboards he developed himself. What a visionary. This is the kind of guy you could just let run your company and if anybody asked what the hell he's doing you'd shush them and tell them to "let him work his magic." There's no question if Matt applied his outside-the-box thinking to other fields we could solve the plastic in the oceans problem and probably already be living on Mars right now. But for now, we'll have to settle for this bitchin' video, which I'm cool with since the world is going to end first thing next year anyways. "Y2K20." It was in it for the long con all along.

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Finally, A Decent Breaking Bad Walter White And Jessie Pinkman Car Sunshade

September 19, 2019

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Because why not let everybody else parked at the mall know you've considered the logistics and profitability of starting your own mobile meth lab, this is the $20 Breaking Bad Sunshade available from What On Earth. The product page says it's an exclusive but I just took a lap around the internet and and saw the exact same shade available a bunch of other places so it might only be the kind of exclusive me and my most recent ex-girlfriend's relationship turned out to be.

Keep going for a couple more shots of the shade on various vehicles, two of which are real and not just rendered.

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Nailed It: Grandma Helps Create Pixar Intro

September 19, 2019

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This is a very short video of somebody's fun-loving grandma helping recreate the Pixar intro for what I can only assume is a low-budget gender-swapped remake of Up by, uh, riding her motorized wheelchair over all the letters and into a wall? That's not really how I remember it. Regardless, I think we can all agree this grandma definitely looks like she knows some sick secret family recipes, and I want them all.

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Happy Little Lessons: Woman Teaching Logarithms In The Style Of Bob Ross

September 19, 2019

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This is a video of physics, math, astronomy and nature enthusiast Toby 'Tibees' teaching a lesson about logarithms in the style of Bob Ross. Was it effective? Well, before I watched the video I didn't know anything about logarithms since I've forgotten all about them since high school, but now, well *turning canvas around* now I've painted this beautiful landscape. "Are those penises?" You knew what they were! I really am improving.

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Real Products That Exist: Hammock With Banana Print

September 19, 2019

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This is the Banana Hammock made and sold by hammock and hiking gear manufacturer DutchWare. It comes in three varieties, none of which would even come close to being able to support my fruit:

DutchWare's signature Chameleon Hammock, an 11' modular sleeper designed to be lightweight and adaptable to myriad environments, thanks to various layers and components you can add in and remove as needed. ($148)


The Half-Zipped Hammock, whose bugnet has 1 side sewn to the hammock body and the other attached to a separating zipper so you can roll up the bugnet on the sewn side and toggle it in place. ($138)

The Netless Hammock. Pictured above, a simple, single layer made of DutchWare Hexon 1.6 fabric. Best for sitting or snoozing in the backyard. ($80)

Did you know actual banana hammocks exist for preventing your bananas from bruising in the kitchen? I did not before my girlfriend told me, but they do (links to Bed Bath & Beyond DESPITE THEM NOT HONORING MY EXPIRED 20% YOUR ENTIRE ORDER COUPON LAST WEEKEND). Still, I'm sure this hammock will be a real laugh riot right up until the point a bear decides it wants to be a monkey for a day.

Thanks to Ashley G, who agrees if you do see a bear in the woods, never mention Goldilocks.

Cool: A 3-D Printed, Hand-Mounted Rubber Band Gatling Gun

September 19, 2019

This is a video of creator of things Matthew David timelapse-assembling his 3-D printed Arcus hand-mounted rubber band gatling gun and demonstrating its firepower. Apparently, "Unlike most rubber band guns, the Arcus uses the energy from the rubber bands being shot out to rotate the barrels and continue the barrage." Clever. If you're interested in 3-D printing and assembling your own, the model files and tutorial can be found over at Instructables. If you're not interested in 3-D printing and assembling your own but still want one, you can put these pantyhose over your head and help me raid Matthew's workshop. "I'm in, hand 'em over." Well I have to take them off first!

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Custom 6x2 Pickup Truck Can't Even Make Inclined Turn

September 19, 2019

Note: Some colorful commentary from the guy filming.

This is a short video from West Warwick, Rhode Island shot by a man who was "just going about my day when I meet this guy who starts telling me how awesome his 6x6 is, then attempted to make it up a 40ft hill and fails." Apparently the truck is actually only a 6x2 (six wheels, only the back two powered) and he'd just bought it. Just keep spinning and smoking those tires, bro. I actually feel bad, but only for the dog in the backseat that thought it was going to the dog park.

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