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July 29, 2007 - August 4, 2007 Archives

  • August 3, 2007
    If you haven't seen it, this is video of Jake Brown falling 50 feet during the X-Games 13 Big Air event. The most amazing part? He just gets up and walks away. And, yes, those are his shoes flying off his feet when he hits.... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2007
    This is a great Flickr gallery of artist Ron Mueck installing his new exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. His work will be on display there through October 21. And if you can't tell from the picture above, this guy's stuff is amazing. It's the sort of art that ma... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2007
    A seven-legged lamb was born in New Zealand six days ago. The animal has three hind legs and two extra legs that hang useless behind the forelegs. Which reminds me, I need to take my daily bath in radioactive waste. Those superpowers aren't going to develop on their own. News ... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2007
    ThinkGeek is selling a sculpture of M.C. Escher's famous impossible Waterfall. Unfortunately, it doesn't actually break the laws of physics, and only looks right when viewed at a very specific angle with one eye closed. Which is exactly what I ask the ladies to do whenever I ge... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2007
    Skullcandy's new G.I. Headphones come in a variety of military-inspired styles, and even come with bullets across the leather band. They cost $69.95 - which is a bit much considering they're purely fashion-oriented - but they look pretty hardcore. Bullets on the band! These are... / Continue →
  • August 2, 2007
    You know what I thought when I watched Terminator? Why can't these giant killer robots just put down their weapons and have sex with each other? Well looks like I wasn't the only person who thought that, because somebody actually went and actually put this together. Check out t... / Continue →
  • August 2, 2007
    This is a video of Russian students running around their dorm rooms switching lights on and off to simulate a game of Tetris. It's probably fake, but I'm really hoping it's not. Although it 100% is. Fake that is. I mean, look at it. I'd believe Jurassic Park was real before thi... / Continue →
  • August 2, 2007
    Mr. Tengu is a little USB gadget that changes faces based on the sounds in the room. The little guy responds to sounds, music, and other stimuli with a range of facial expressions, and even sleeps when he gets tired. So basically he does absolutely nothing except stand there an... / Continue →
  • August 2, 2007
    Artist Simon Elvins has created a fully working manual record player made entirely out of paper. Although it's more for show than anything, since it's about as manual as you can get. There's no device to turn the record so you have to turn it by hand, clockwise, at a steady rat... / Continue →
  • August 2, 2007
    SUCK UK is selling a folded cardboard boombox that holds your iPod and even features functioning speakers. It'll be out in September, though I'm not sure why they decided to go with cardboard and not a more practical material. The beats I drop would probably catch this thing on... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2007
    The X-Beam wrench is an attempt at revolutionizing the traditional wrench by adding a twist down the middle. The simple twist gives a larger area and more ergonomic grip than traditional wrenches. It's a great idea, I just wish they went the route of the S2 hammer and added som... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2007
    This woman wanted to do something special for her husband's 30th birthday so she ordered a gigantic Optimus Prime birthday cake. The thing is the size of a toddler (and I'm sure has more calories ^_^). It has brownie dirt complete with fondant grass and the body is made of ca... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2007
    Lamp Globes is a blob of lights designed by Veronica Eklund and inspired by biological shapes of nature like the molecule. She describes it as: An experiment between artglass and utility goods, where the vital shape of the globe is changing with the environment in which it is... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2007
    Gamer Morte Moya put together an MP3 player from an old NES controller, and then took it a step further by making a speaker out of an NES game cartridge. He says: “Some of you may have seen my NES Controller MP3 player. This is a companion project for it. I sometimes like to... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2007
    What's that you say? One round of Human Tetris just not enough? I couldn't agree more.... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2007
    For $499.99, LEGO is offering this Star Wars Millennium Falcon which they claim is the biggest LEGO set ever made. The kit contains 5195 pieces and, when completed, will stand almost 3 feet long. Each kit comes with a certificate of authenticity and the whole thing goes on sale... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2007
    Gimme Friction Baby is the winner of the 3rd Casual Gameplay Design Competition. You can play it here, or check out the rest of the entries here. Personally, I didn't find it to be all that fun. I mean, what am I supposed to do after my score hits 10 gazillion?... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2007
    ATOMdesign was asked by Vaughan & Bushnell to re-imagine the classic hammer and the S2 is what they came up with. ATOMdesign didn’t take the challenge lightly. They not only delivered a revolutionary new hammer design but secured a U.S. utility Patent with 27 claims! The Spl... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2007
    Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has introduced a bridge over the Gardon river in France made entirely out of cardboard tubes. The bridge is made from 281 cardboard tubs and is strong enough to carry 20 people at a time. Weighing 7.5 tonnes, the bridge is made from 281 cardboard... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2007
    This is a sped up video of artist George Vlosich creating an Etch A Sketch portrait of LeBron James. The original took five hours but this video compresses the whole thing down to three minutes. The likeness isn't so great, but it's an Etch A Sketch so who cares. If I tried doi... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2007
    For $25 you can get these Possessed Books, which look like regular Victorian books but contain a motion detector so whenever somebody walks by the middle book will slide out. The books also emit "spooky sounds" which I imagine to be more comical than scary. If you really want t... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2007
    You know how most people put a tie around their knob or a "Do Not Disturb" sign to ensure privacy? Well designer Arnaud Lapierre decided that wasn't enough, so he put together the Doorknob Condition, which is a doorknob that uses a pulley system to retract the entire doorknob... / Continue →