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April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008 Archives

  • May 2, 2008
    Somebody took these pictures at a gas station in Kansas. They show what is allegedly a tornado chasing vehicle (they're hot on the tail of that one that got Dorothy). Now I've never watched Twister, mostly because tornadoes scare the shit out of me and I was born with a monst... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2008
    Well, you can't really insert anything you clock fetish pervwads. Just things that are relatively small, cylindrical, and lightweight. But everything that meets those criteria is fair game. Like, um, severed fingers (I recommend using a thumb and middle finger -- 3 and 9 o'cl... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2008
    Xerox has decided that, since people can't seem to stop printing things, and that wasted paper is environmentally unfriendly, they'd make a self-erasing paper product. The paper contains specially coded molecules that create a print after being exposed to ultraviolet light emit... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2008
    In this day of Garmin, TomTom, and Magellan GPS navigation systems, it's good to see an analog alternative to the digital market. And here it is, the Paper GPS system. As you can see it's a pad of paper that has little arrows to circle and boxes to write directions and mileag... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2008
    Mukesh Ambani, the fifth richest man in the world, is having a new house built in Mumbai. Mukesh made his money as head of Mumbai-based petrochemical company Reliance industries. His net worth is over $43 billion and he, his wife, and 3 kids currently live in a 22-story tower... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2008
    Looking for a unique couch? Looking for a unique couch made out of a "display model" coffin? If so, check out these Coffin Couches. Each one is constructed from a real dead body receptacle (last year's models) and can hold up to 900 pounds (despite the spindly looking legs).... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2008
    When I think of a cafe I think reading the morning paper and sipping an espresso while ogling the cute barista that I have a crush on. NOT an IV drip. Well, following in the footsteps of oxygen bars come Japanese IV drip cafes. For about 2,000 yen ($20), you too can be prick... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2008
    I don't have much information about this steampunky watch, so we'll just make it up as we go along. Let's see, it looks like the designer has a real penchant for coat hangers. Oh, and it looks uncomfortable to wear. That said, I'm sure it's a real attention getter. But most... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2008
    We've seen personal helicopters here before, but nothing with the added awesomeness of jet-power. Well now from the same company that brought us the Rocket Belt (Tecnologia Aeroespacial Mexicana) comes the Libelula (named after a part of a woman's nether-region if I'm not mist... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2008
    Remember the R2-D2 home entertainment system we posted a while ago? Well here he comes again, this time with a video to prove his existence and functionality. In case you're too lazy to click the old post's link (or is convinced I was trying to send you to a porn site), I've... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2008
    Albert Hofmann, the father of LSD (that awesome stuff that makes the walls melt and/or talk to you), has died of a heart attack at age 102. Albert Hofmann (January 11, 1906 - April 29, 2008) was a Swiss scientist best known for having been the first to synthesize, ingest and... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2008
    Thought Virgin Galactic had the public space travel market sewn shut? Well think again -- there's a new player coming to the game. The company, XCOR Aerospace, of Mojave, CA, announced that its two-seat Lynx suborbital spaceship will carry people or payloads to where they wil... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2008
    Here, I'll help: OLD! Methuselah probably watched this in his 8th grade science class. But here it is anyway. I'm mainly posting it because ferrofluids are freaking awesome and you may not have seen them. That, and I secretly like posting old things because it reminds me of ... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2008
    Still got a bunch of old NES cartridges lying around? Want to play them while you're on family car trips instead of listening to your mom and stepdad bicker over whether you're stopping at Arby's or McDonalds for lunch? If so, you may be interested in the FC Mobile console (o... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2008
    I know what you're thinking my fellow geekologists, you're thinking "damn, it's about time we see some more handpainted shoes so we can rip into them like a horde of zombies munching the last brain on earth." Well the wait is over my esteemed colleagues. These custom Ninja ... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2008
    Creative Home Engineering is a firm that specializes in build secret passageways into your house. Which is pretty much the awesomest thing I've ever heard (besides hearing that American Gladiators was coming back, but before I saw one and realized it was a disaster). They ma... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2008
    Lee Spievak cut his finger off and then regrew it using pixie dust. "I put my finger in," Mr. Spievak says, pointing towards the propeller of a model airplane, "and that's when I sliced my finger off." Wow, Lee, wow. Reminds me of the time I stuck my tongue in an oscillati... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2008
    These are bicycle seat covers for all you pervs out there with a "sitting on animal heads" fetish. You're my kind of people, high five! Okay, now police, round up anyone who just tried to give me a high five. Whew, now that the freaky deviants are out of here, let's get down... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2008
    Remember Portal, the sweet little game that came with The Orange Box? Yeah, I heart my companion cube too. Well, using the technological basis of the game, a company has made a video demonstration of what portals would look like in the real world (and yes, it's better than th... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2008
    The Cool Shirt is a water-cooled t-shirt. It keeps you cool. Not cool in a "I'm gonna get mad laid in this Geekologie t-shirt" way, but rather in a "not warm or hot" way. They were designed for race car drivers, and pump 45-60 degree water around your nipples through 50 feet... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2008
    Two Mario posts in a row! *jackpot buzzer* I think I've won a prize! Damnit, it's just the fire alarm. The girlfriend must be burning something in the kitchen (surprise, surprise). So, here we have another Mario cake. We certainly have seen quite a few Mario-themed edible... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2008
    Some UK plumbing firm thought they'd ramp up their business with video game lovers and name their company SuperMario heating and plumbing. Now I don't know if this has already been resolved, but Nintendo may have something to say about that. To be fair though, at least one of... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2008
    I thought this video was pretty freaking neat. It almost made me buy a NeoCube ($30), but I figured I'd wait until you of you did and gave me the real scoop. Composed of 216 INDIVIDUAL high energy rare-earth magnets, the NeoCube Alpha is capable of a nearly infinite number o... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2008
    Well I'm not really sure how safe they'll keep you from serious bio-hazards, but they've got to be better than just pulling your shirt up over your nose, right? Maybe not, I don't know. I ain't no damn noseologist, I'm a geekologist. Anyway, the Nose Mask Pit cost $14 and fi... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2008
    Mad Ron Laycock is a man. Mad Ron Laycock is a man who should change his name. Mad Ron Laycock is a man who should change his name and be careful riding a 3,800 HP jet powered deathtrap. That just doesn't look like a good idea. And this is coming from a guy who gets friend... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2008
    Well, we've seen a reassembling robot before, but that one was a chair, and, honestly, it's hard to get too frightened about a chair unless it's being swung at you by an unruly biker at the bar because you hit on his sister. Well these little reassembling robots are both scary... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2008
    This is a picture from a shirt you can buy that was made to look like a Haynes workshop manual. Except it's for R2 units! Like R2-D2, you know, from Star Wars! The shirt costs $24, and if you look closely at the insides you'll notice that R2 units are packed with a bicycle, ... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2008
    This is a steampunkified Nerf gun that was recently for sale on eBay. The winning bid was a whopping $455 + $35 shipping, for a grand total of, uh, less than $500. Per the auction: Good Evening My Lords and Ladies: Allow me to present to you the latest in steam powered wea... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2008
    OctoDog is a $16 kitchen utensil that slices hot dogs into a fun octopus shape (the eyes even poke eye holes in the dog). It's totally freaking awesome. Because, if there's one thing I learned growing up, it's that hot dogs are made of pig lips and assholes and only taste rig... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2008
    Remember the Emotiv Epoch neuroheadset from a while ago? No? Well how about this stupid looking head massager? Well there's no way you've forgotten about the thought screen helmet that prevents alien thought control. Well this isn't that. It is similar to the Epoch though.... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2008
    Festo is an industrial automation company that likes making weird shit that creeps me out. This is proof of that. It's a video of their AirJelly, which is a robotic jellyfish that runs on a lithium-ion battery, an electric motor, and a spot of helium. It reminds me of the "f... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2008
    The BLU e-ink jacket is a concept from Lunar Design. It's an electronic fabric jacket that will shock all your chesthair off in a rainstorm. Imagine a jacket that could display your mood throughout the day, offer maps on your sleeve for city navigation, or flash intriguing ad... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2008
    The Urban Security Suit is the brainchild of Dutch designer Tim Smit. It's a jacket/hoodie made out of neoprene with body molded kevlar added in all the right places. As an added bonus it's got a gas mask pocket and is white with gray accents. No word on if they'll really be... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2008
    No matter how many times I asked or how well I behaved, my dad always refused to get me a pony when I was growing up. Something about them not being allowed in the apartment building. Well I've never forgiven him and had to live out my fantasy of having one by playing with gi... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2008
    Remember the Holographic Vaio Zoom laptop concept from awhile back? Pretty titillating wasn't it? I wanted one. Did you want one? If you did maybe we could start a club. You know, something with a secret handshake. My dad said we could even use the storage shed out back a... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2008
    After all the interest in the realistic Mario, Homer, and Jessica Rabbit, German artist Marcus Blättermann decided to create a realistic looking Bowser by painting him in Photoshop. Some weeks ago Pixeloo did his great untoonings of Mario and Homer. This inspired me to try ... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2008
    I-Doser is some program you download and it plays music that synchronizes with your brainwaves or something and makes you feel like your own drugs. I could be completely wrong here, because I didn't actually read anything about it, but I'll post some of their captivating marke... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2008
    Now I'm not here to start an argument over who came up with the first one wheeled motorcycle, so, for simplicity, we'll just assume that I did. Anyways, this is the Uno (which is not as cool as the Wild Card I built), a two wheeled motorcycle that has the wheels placed side by... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2008
    Sure I could make beats with a drum synthesizer on the computer, but honestly, that's a little too digital for my tastes. Now I know what you're thinking: short of actually playing the drums, how can I get around this obstacle? Simple -- you make little robotic drums out of c... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2008
    If you've been keeping up with Geekologie for a while then you know we've seen a number of different clocks that tell time with words instead of digits. Well designer Hans Tan felt none of those were verbose enough, and thus created the Idea of a Clock II (I've got the feeling... / Continue →