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February 10, 2008 - February 16, 2008 Archives

  • February 15, 2008
    If you haven't heard (!) yet, stores and malls in England have been using a device called the Mosquito Alarm to keep kids from loitering. It's basically like a dog whistle, but for kids. The device "emits high-frequency noise which is audible — and annoying — to young ear... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2008
    This is allegedly an "actual leaked phone conversation" between a customer and Dell sales rep. That authenticity can be debated all you want, but I'm posting it anyways. Mostly because Roberto, the sales rep, calls the customer a little girl -- repeatedly -- because the dude ... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2008
    There are tons of Star Wars products out there. Some are cool (like the LEGO sets) and some are less cool (like the lightsaber lamp). Well a long time ago (1999) in a galaxy far away (fine, the Milky Way) Pepsi and Luscasarts brainstormed a bunch of Star Wars promotional prod... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2008
    People (like me) sleep at work, it's a fact. Developing spreadsheets and writing reports is often too daunting a task after a long night of heavy drinking. You need a nap first. To help prevent getting caught sleeping (and the subsequent unemployment) are these eyeball stick... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2008
    This is a little CGI video of what your cell phone does when you're not around. Who would have thought that shit had aliens in it!? Not me. I mostly posted this video because it made me flashback to something similar that happened to me at a Cracker Barrel. There I was, trippin... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2008
    I love aquariums, they're so relaxing. I used to have one in my bedroom until the sound of it started making me piss the bed. However that may be worth it to have the beauty of an Adana Aqua Forest Aquariums bedside. They're amazing. However due the incredible plantlife con... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2008
    Many of you may remember the Rinspeed sQuba car posted a few months ago. It's a zero emission vehicle that runs off a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and can dive underwater. All we had back then were a couple of concept art pics, but now there's a video! Sure it's a ridicu... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2008
    Don't worry, I punched myself in the groin for the post title. Scott Snibble's exihbit Blow Up is a neat little POA (piece of art). Basically a person sits at the table and blows into the small fans. Then the large fans across the room replicate the user's breathing patterns... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2008
    This seashell inspired abode was built by designed by Senosiain Arquitectos for a couple in Mexico City. It's amazing. It has to be seen to be believed, so there's a bunch more pictures after the jump. My wife said if our next house isn't like this she'll divorce me. And I ... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2008
    Personally I want to leave the world with as many suction cups as I came in with, but for some of you that may not be the case (please note my opinion of elf ears is entirely different). Enter suction cup implants. Sadly they're just plastic saucers implanted under the skin a... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2008
    Mike Turner pimped out his 15 year old Civic with lots of what appears to be Bondo, molded cardboard and duct tape to create the AeroCivic. It has a drag coefficient of 0.17 (the new Honda Civic hybrid is around a 0.27) and gets 95 MPG when "driving at a constant speed from 30... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2008
    The Atlas Kinetic Cell Phone concept is made out of aluminum and glass. In the center you get to see the kinetic energy harvesting unit, which is similar to those in fancy kinetic watches. Turning the phone upside down a few times will juice the unit up enough to make and rec... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2008
    Thanks mom and dad. Thanks for nothing. Where was my Space Shuttle Bunk Bed growing up? I'll tell you where it wasn't. It wasn't in the pink room I had to share with my sister, that's for sure. Nope, the bed we shared was My Little Pony themed and had a purple mosquito net... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2008
    Wow. Baltimore police officer Salvatore Rivieri goes off the deep end on a 14-year old skateboarding in a place he's not supposed to. It's pretty crazy. And by crazy I mean it looks like officer Rivieri may be roid raging. It was all caught on video via cellphone by one of ... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2008
    This coconut amp was built by Steve Lodefink. Not much else to say except it's awesome and will certainly add a tropical island vibe to your next jam session. I was once trapped on Monkey Island (best game ever) for months and was forced to exist almost entirely on coconuts. ... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2008
    Happy Valentine's Day! I want you all to know that if you don't have a special someone in your life then I would be more than happy to substitute until said person is found. Partly because I'm such a nice guy and love you all, and partly because my girlfriend sucks and I can'... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2008
    This the l337 Eye Chart. It has some really basic acronyms people use online, but in the form of an eye chart! It says at the bottom if you can read it then you have l337 eyes. And I could, so my eyez must b teh l337! Unfortunately having l337 eyes doesn't come with wall ha... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2008
    The F636HT Heavy Duty Long Gun & Handgun System looks like a deep fryer for weaponry, but is actually a gun washing machine. The $7,100 unit can clean 10 handguns or 4 long guns at once. The system includes: one (1) lube pan 35.5"X6" v-bottom construction with anti-splash da... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2008
    Unbeknownst to me, Roto-Rooter (the toilet unclogging company) gave away a pimped out man-bathroom last year. It had a beer tap and 42" flatscreen and all this other stuff that is mandatory for a room that you shower and shit in. Well, to keep up with the hip 20-something cro... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2008
    I'm a card carrying elite ninja and do all my grapple tossing by hand, so personally I wouldn't be caught dead with a pneumatic grappling hook (although I may be caught dead with a chest full of throwing stars). A pneumatically launched tactical line-throwing system developed ... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2008
    Chocolate Scrabble is a chocolate bar with the alphabet on it. It's 3.5 ounces of delicious dark chocolate. Unfortunately one set of the alphabet does not constitute the tiles necessary to play a round of the awesomest word game ever. So you'll have to buy a bunch of bars. ... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2008
    Masters students at the Royal College of Art in London recently displayed their current projects in a show entitled Work In Progress. These Animal Sense Devices come from students Christ Woebken and Kenichi Okada. Curiosity and exploration is one of the major desires of child... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2008
    A 19 year old boy by the name of Kristian Allen Carl is convinced he's a vampire/werewolf hybrid. He also convinced a 15 year old girl that he met one night that he was, and they did it. After being arrested for sexual assault Kristian showed his canine teeth to police officers... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2008
    This sippy mask was made by artist Jennifer Maestre. This mosquito-esque mask is made of coiled, sewn, polyester horsehair braid. One cool thing about this mask- it has a drinking tube up the proboscis. Nothing stinks more than having to remove your face each time you'd like ... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2008
    Philips recently filed a patent for a video game system that includes a durable monitor that you can toss around as part of gameplay. WTF, you say? Indeed. The information included in the patent doesn't make much sense (although you can read it after the jump), so I'll just ... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2008
    Jason Farsai has conceptualized the Yuno PC, which is a computer in a coffee mug. He envisions the device having all the necessary morning computer applications: weather, time, traffic, stock prices, comic strips, and email. You can also upload your own screensaver images and... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2008
    So I find out several days after the sweet cat and mouse armor that pet armor has actually been around for quite some time. Exhibit A: Samurai dog armor, circa 1800. It likely belonged to a high-ranking samurai and includes such quality materials as "chanfron armor, doeskin l... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2008
    Sometimes saying you're sorry just isn't enough. For those times come these Formal Apology Notices. You just fill in a few blanks, check some checkboxes, and ta-da -- you're forgiven (hopefully). Unfortunately they didn't work for me. In retrospect I probably should have fi... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2008
    To-Do Tattoos are temporary tattoos that say "to do..." and then have seven lines to write shit on. Now call me crazy, but I don't really need lines in order to write things on my hand. I've always scribbled important things to remember there, long before the advent of To-Do ... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2008
    The CASULO is a room packed into a 90 x 120 cm box. It includes a wardrobe, desk/table, cabinet, rotating and height-adjustable desk chair, two stools, a bed and mattress, and set of shelves. It's not necessarily anything to impress a lady, but great for the person that squat... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2008
    Ah, the Atari 2600. Just thinking about it brings a tear to my eye as I flashback to a simpler time -- when games were basic, graphics were no-frills, and seeing a naked woman would have probably killed me. There's not too much information about this cake, except it depicts a... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2008
    Apparently they have Darth Vader's helmet on display in the Star Wars exhibit at the Franklin Institute Science Museum I mentioned in last week's Yoda cookie post. So here it is. I'm glad there are pictures of it because I didn't remember it too well from the movie. Sure I c... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2008
    Two Russian scientists claim that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator in Switzerland, may be the world's first time machine. They're in the process of trying to recreate a miniature Big Bang. They're not sure exactly what will happen, but my guess is destr... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2008
    The Col-Pop is the brainchild of BBQ Chicken USA (a Korean BBQ franchise). They have over 3,500 stores worldwide, but they're just making their way to the states (they have a handful of stores in NY, NJ, and NC), so you may have to wait a bit until you get to experience the aw... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2008
    They do things differently in Dubai. They like their stuff bigger, taller, and more expensive than anywhere else. So it only makes sense that construction of the world's tallest arch bridge begins next month. The bridge will peak at 670 feet, have 12 lanes of traffic, and ha... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2008
    Maybe some of you heard this urban legend before, but I never had so I'm posting it. The legend goes that the USS New York, scheduled for christening March 1st, was made out of scrap metal from the World Trade Center. And it turns out that it's true. It was built with 24 t... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2008
    I like the look of the Grabit Pack. It looks like some sort of military issue gun holster or something. But it was really designed to hold your cellphone, keys and wallet due to the inevitable Pant Pocket Ban of 2009. You can get both right and left-legged models and they ru... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2008
    A man modded an AR-15 with a custom paintjob to produce one of the cutest guns I've ever seen -- the Hello Kitty AR-15. As you can see it's pink and looks really good. But only in a "I'm totally secure with my manliness" kind of way. And to prove myself I just bit the head off ... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2008
    The Shell is a pressed paper capsule that holds your ashes when you're dead. Your loved ones can write messages on the outside, or insert them into the convenient slot on top. Then they throw it overboard and you slowly sink into the beautiful blue yonder. The unit slowly di... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2008
    Berg Toys will be selling these Ferrari FXX inspired pedal cars starting next month. Standard models will go for $730, and Exclusive models will fetch a whopping $2,200 (more than my real car). It’s got a seven speed transmission, an on-board computer, disc brakes and eve... / Continue →