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June 8, 2008 - June 14, 2008 Archives

  • June 13, 2008
    Let's face it, sometimes you're going apeshit and the only thing that'll make you feel better is breaking something. Enter the Anger Release Machine. It's a vending machine created by artists Katja Kublitz and Ronnie Yarisal that's filled with china. You just insert your mon... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2008
    The Lumeneo Smera is an electric car concept that's 8 feet long but only 31 inches wide (insert something about your penis here). It can reach 80 MPH and gets about 93 miles to a charge. Not too shabby. Both of the front wheels on the Smera have their own 20hp electric mot... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2008
    The New Fahrenheit roller coaster at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania features a 97 degree drop at the beginning. That's 7 degrees past vertical (see picture: right side, where the track curves back in). At the bottom of the drop riders experience 4 G's and then puke and/or passo... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2008
    Well folks, they finally got me. After months of (relatively) incident free cooler scooting around town, I finally scored my first DWI while doing 13 MPH down the sidewalk. Leslie J. "Bomber" Marr, 57, was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed ope... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2008
    Well folks, it's the beginning of the end. With the launch of their last communications satellite, the British have added the final link to their Skynet 5 communications system. Skynet 5 is the latest iteration of a global communications system deployed by the British Armed F... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2008
    Ah yes, another plane for the drug-smuggling readers out there. The ICON A5 is actually a luxury aircraft aimed at rich people that have more money than they know what to do with and don't want to bother going through all the training required for a regular pilot's license. ... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2008
    Now I love drinking beer just as much as the next raging alcoholic whose BAC can't drop below .12 (think Speed, but with less bus and more cirrhosis), and definitely took my share of beer-bongs and shotguns in college. But a time comes in every man's life when it's time to set... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2008
    Truthfully, we've seen some pretty stunning Mario edibles in the past, but this one might very well take the cake (I'm a stupid a-hole!). At first glance I thought this was a Super Mario Galaxy themed cake, but it's actually Mario Kart (the interplanetary scene is Rainbow Road... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2008
    This video is old. Old as anything else that was filmed in 2005. But I hadn't seen it until now, and it's awesome. Awesome in a "holy shit, four-year olds are blowing up cars with automatic weapons" kind of way. Make sure you have the volume down on your speakers, it gets ... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2008
    Some guy scored an old black box (flight data recorder) off eBay and, after removing the asbestos and fiberglass it was stuffed with, threw a Linux server up in that mother. I love the look, but an indestructible casemod just isn't for me. I need an acid-bath casemod that dest... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2008
    Chicago has started construction of the world's 2nd tallest building, the Chicago Spire, which, when completed in 2011, will stand 610 meters (2,000 feet) tall. However, the accolade will be short lived, as the 612 meter (2,009 foot) Russian Tower in Moscow is scheduled for co... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2008
    It's been a little while since we've posted any sweets on Geekologie, so I figured it was about that time. This is an XBox 360 cake made by Heather Spencer, who is finishing her Associates degree in Baking and Pastry Arts, possibly at some school near Grand Blanc, Michigan (I'm... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2008
    Vendors in Qingdao, China are selling these sealed keychains with a (temporarily) live goldfish inside. It's just plain wrong and makes me want to punch someone in their freaking head. The fish would survive just a few hours, and would be lucky to make it from the manufacture... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2008
    Researchers at St. Louis University are using Aibo, a discontinued (maulings) robot dog from Sony to study how a robotic pet can alleviate loneliness in old folks. According to their study, a dog made out of metal and plastic is just as good as a real puppy. And possible even... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2008
    From the same artist that brought us the anatomy of a balloon animal comes this anatomical study of gummi bears. As you can see, there's a lot more going on inside than just delicious gummidom. They've got brains, bones, and even penises. So yeah, not eating gummi bears anym... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2008
    This is a picture of a unicorn. A real, live unicorn. While technically not a corncob, a single horn protrudes from the center of the animal's head. The deer, which resides in Tuscany, Italy, has a twin with regular horns. It was born in captivity after its mother was struc... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2008
    If there's one thing I love in life, it's a good gun-firing blooper video. Sex-blooper videos are good too, but often remind me of my own incredible shortcomings (falling off the toilet, thinking I'm the only one home). Well this particular video is gun-only, but still aweso... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2008
    Well we've seen water conserving washing machines before, but in this age of waste, there can never be enough conceptual green washers. And now inventors at Leeds University claim to have invented a washer than can efficiently clean clothes using only (two girls) one cup of wa... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2008
    The HP DreamColor LP2480xz is a 24-inch LED backlit monitor that can display over a billion colors (~64x what a typical LCD monitor can do). Unfortunately they cost $3,499. But if you're an artist or someone who really values accurate color display, maybe it's the monitor for... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2008
    Well we've seen plush gaming systems before, but nothing as wickedly awesome as this felt NES. Made by Craftster user blueblythe, the felt was all hand-dyed, stitched, and embroidered. It took about two weeks to complete and features an NES that can open and have cartridges i... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2008
    Remember the bad-to-the-ass office rampage video from last week? Turns out it's fake after all. And if that wasn't bad enough, it was a viral marketing video made by Russian director Timur Bekmambetov to hype his new movie, Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie and James MacAvoy. ... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2008
    I've been contemplating whether or not to post this since last night, but since so many people sent it in, and I'm a sucker for peer pressure (I do drugs now), I guess I am. Of course, the story was broken by The Sun, so it's probably faker than the license I use to buy beer w... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2008
    On October 31st, 2007 a Romanian Mig 21 Lancer was struck by not one but four UFOs and the government has now released footage of said incident. As can be unclearly seen in the untranslated video at 0:49 and 1:16, the aliens were flying what appear to be the black smoke from ... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2008
    Yesterday BMW unveiled their GINA Visionary Model, a fabric-covered vehicle that can change shapes with the push of a button. Chris Bangle (head of design at BMW) and his team actually built GINA -- which stands for "Geometry and functions In 'N' Adaptions" -- six years ago,... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2008
    The $100 Million Roadrunner supercomputer was designed and built by IBM for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration and is housed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. It was named Roadrunner before that's New Mexico's state bird and ... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2008
    This is a video of a new waterslide in Germany that does a loopty loop. It's not straight up and down or anything, but it's still pretty damn impressive. The ride starts with you standing in a little chamber and then getting dropped through the trap-door floor. It looks like... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2008
    Let's face it, getting hit by a car sucks unless the person driving is filthy rich and you don't get hurt but can fake a good neck or back injury. Well now Toyoda Gosei has begun the testing of hood and grill airbags to help protect people on foot. They're activated via some ... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2008
    Pet boys are real guys that put themselves up for "adoption" by South Korean women. It's basically for chicks that want a boyfriend that they can shit on all the time. Pet Boys, who are often college kids in their 20's, find "Being someone's pet is stress free job with no fi... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2008
    Naman Chopra is a 14-year old boy in India who makes his own freaking cars. He's built two so far, a little red sports car and the limo seen there in the picture. The black beauty is also made from junk and is capable of speeds of up to 130MPH. It has a 1498 cc engine borro... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2008
    We've seen Japanese robot babysitters, but now South Korea is ramping it up a notch with an actual robotic security guard for children. The $100,000 robot, dubbed OFRO, has been placed in Seoul middle schools and alerts officials to suspicious behavior. According to the dev... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2008
    We've all known for some time how useful Google Maps can be to spot drug deals in progress, but now Google, in their unending quest for interweb supremacy, is offering Disney tours through Google Earth. Visitors can walk or fly around the park as they wish. Information on the ... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2008
    This is a video of people popping a few kernels of popcorn using nothing but cell phones. A ton of similar videos have appeared on Youtube recently (more posted after the jump). Needless to say, they're fake. It's just a variation of the "cook an egg with a cellphone" hoax t... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2008
    Well folks, after months of rumors and speculation, Apple officially announced the new 3G iPhone today at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. It has exactly everything everyone thought it would. Well, except when I thought it was going to be a 3D iPhone. Because it do... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2008
    I always thought when you were out on the links and had to pee you yelled 'Fore!' and pissed in a bunker or on a tree. Well apparently that's not kosher and you need a UroClub (Putter Pisser sounds better) urine collection device. I'm not so sure what's so discreet about pis... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2008
    Some guy made a pretty reasonable Instructable about how to build your own arc reactor like Iron Man. You have to do some polymorph plastic molding and solder some LEDs though, so you may want to hire some child labor (my kids work cheap) to ensure you don't injure yourself in... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2008
    Self-replication is the third sign of an imminent robot takeover according to The Book Of The Robot Apocalypse, a novella I just wrote and which only contains that sentence. Well RepRap is a 3-D printer that is capable of replicating itself. Sort of. Technophobes needn't r... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2008
    A company called Applied Energetics is developing lightning guns capable of stalling cars and shorting IEDs from a safe distance. They were originally planning on using them on people, but have since moved to cars and bombs after an unsuccessful attempt at rounding up test sub... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2008
    Remember the bald eagle whose beak was shot off by some asshole poacher? Well she's finally rocking a bionic replacement, albeit temporary. "The new beak is only a temporary fix, designed to nail down precise measurements." That's a real picture of it there. Beauty (the eag... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2008
    The Mask Of Emotion was developed by the Digital Media Design Department at Hongik University in Korea and should have been included in Majora's Mask. The bulbous headgear hides true emotions and instead shows one of seven emoticons chosen by the wearer. It also makes crossin... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2008
    First off, I'll kick my current girlfriend to the curb and marry you if that's you in the picture (the chick with the ink, not one of the dudes). I mean that. The only way to the Geekologie Writer's heart is a permanent reminder that you love the Zelda series as much as I do.... / Continue →