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June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008 Archives

  • June 27, 2008
    Cool Amphibious Manufacturers International retrofits RV's to make them amphibious. You just drive the massive mother into a lake, and presto, houseboat for the weekend. I want one badly but they cost anywhere between $850,000 - $1.2 million, putting them about $850,000 - $1.... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2008
    Freddie Yauner is a nutjob. A nutjob with a dream. A pretty lame dream. A dream of building The Highest Popping Toaster In The World. And here it is. It uses high-pressure CO2 and a mechanical arm to blast your toast through the ceiling and kill the woman in the apartment ... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2008
    The Starbase Alpha Boom Boom Room Workstation Arm thingy is ridiculously named and holds either a laptop or LCD monitor while you're playing with yourself in bed or asleep on the can. Workstations available for use with either a Laptop computer(ST-03) or for use with an LCD ... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2008
    I'm pretty confident I speak for everyone here when I say there's nothing a geek finds sexier than a stormtrooper. Am I right? Am I right? I am. And what better way to get your girlfriend in on your sick fetish than some Stormtrooper high heels? A girlfriend that would hav... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2008
    This is a video of a Japanese surgeon using the Da Vinci Surgical Robot to construct a little origami crane. I had no idea Leonardo had robotic hands, but like my dad always says, "Son, you're a freaking idiot." The feat is all the more spectacular when you see the size of th... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2008
    Some designers over at Transparent House have come up with a pretty clever way of recycling old cassette tapes. Not as clever as shooting them off your fence from the back porch, but still pretty clever. They're making lamps. That's right, lamps. You know, illumination devi... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2008
    So the folks at the North Carolina DMV just now caught wind of things called "texting" and "the interwebs" and learned that the license plates they were issuing that started with "WTF" had a deeper, darker, what the f***ier side. Last year, state officials notified nearly 10... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2008
    So some company's lease expired and they had to move to different offices in the same building -- the only problem is there was nowhere to put their servers. So did they just fire an intern and and put them it in the poor sap's office? No. They did what any reasonable compan... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2008
    Well folks, in an attempt to take away our Eighth Amendment right (the right to pay for and receive sexual acts in the back of a moving vehicle) the FBI busted what they're calling a "brothel-on-wheels" in Miami. Miami Beach undercover detectives who paid a $40 entry fee and... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2008
    The Desk Machine is a line of steampunkish desks by artist Dale Mathis. They all have a bunch of gears inside that turn and make you dizzy when you're signing TPS reports. The desk features dozens of gears of different sizes that all sync together. The effect is such that th... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2008
    It's a well known fact that USB hubs come in all shapes and sizes, so it was only a matter of time before some company licensed a few Star Wars models. And here they are: R2-D2 and Darth Vader. R2 moves his head from side to side and lights up and makes boopity beep boop nois... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2008
    The Gessi ceiling-mounted faucet is mounted to the ceiling because walls are boring. You control the flow with a little joystick (or optional remote) and they probably cost a fortune. Especially if you don't already have water pipes running in your ceiling. Still, I like the... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2008
    This 3-person table tennis table looks like the least fun thing I've seen in a while. I have no idea how you play and whether or not the person in the middle always loses, but if I had to guess I'd say yes. Okay I did some more research and it turns out the pieces are part o... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2008
    The problem with traditional scramjet planes (planes with the potential of hitting Mach 12-24) is they require supersonic airflow in order to function. So getting up to Mach 4 is a problem. That's why they've typically been piggybacked on other planes to get up to speed, and ... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2008
    Jeffrey Barrier is a pervwad. One that was standing on a chair taking cameraphone pictures of a naked chick in Cincinnati, Ohio's Aloha Tanning salon. The woman spotted him and police were quickly on the scene. When cops later confronted Barrier, "he kept denying any involve... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2008
    Although it might as well be. The San Alfonso del Mar is a 1,013 meter, 19-acre pool on the central coast of Chile. It holds 66 million gallons of filtered sea-water and even has a 115-foot deep end (making it even deeper than yesterday's pool). Although I think we can all a... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2008
    We've all been there before: You finally bring a girl home from the bar, get her to the bedroom, and you're rounding 3rd base and trying to come home when...shit, out of condoms. So you grab a snack-sized Doritos bag off the nightstand, but before you can secure the thing to ... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2008
    The Mio Knight Rider GPS unit is exactly what it sounds like -- a Knight Rider themed GPS unit. It has red blinking lights. Basically what you're paying for is the fact that Mio got William Daniels (the distinguished voice of KITT) to do all the audio work. You choose your n... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2008
    I've been watching videos of kids rollerskating under cars for like ten years, so this may be old to many of you. But for those of you who haven't seen it, it'll be freaking nuts. It's a 6-year old Indian kid who sets records skating under cars while in the splits. When he g... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2008
    The world's deepest swimming pool (108 feet) resides in Brussels, Belgium and serves as "multi-purpose diving instruction, recreational, and film production facility." The pool itself consists of a submerged structure with flat platforms at various depth levels. The pool has... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2008
    Pig earbuds cost $12 and makes it look like a little dachshund/pig hybrid has burrowed through your head whenever you listen to music. I guess they're probably more for chicks. Or maybe guys that need a conversation starter. What the hell, I'll try anything twice. Chick o... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2008
    IMAGE REMOVED AT REQUEST OF SKY FACTORY Sky Ceilings are probably an old as hell idea. So old. Your mommy probably read you a news story about them when you were a child. Yet, here they are -- weird. Sky Ceilings were designed to mimic daylight and change with the time of da... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2008
    Brian Chan is now Geekologie's official paper folder in residence And he's hard at work on original designs to showcase at his exhibition table at this weekend's Origami USA Convention in New York. He stayed up all night working on this WALL-E, and as you can see, he's looking... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2008
    A rotating skyscraper is slated to be built in, wait for it -- Dubai! The structure, designed by Italian architect David Fisher, has floors that can each rotate independently of one another. Allegedly the building will be powered entirely by wind and solar energy via outer sol... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2008
    The Taipei 101, once the world's tallest building, sits a paltry 600 feet from a fault line. So is the structure doomed? Nope -- it's rocking a uni-ball of steel. To counteract the forces working against it, architects installed a $4 million, 730-ton tune massed damper, wh... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2008
    So I'm making today Kinetic Energy Day on Geekologie. First the Dance Charger, and now the possibility of bra electitricity. It turns out that the physics of breast motion have been studied closely for the last two decades by a gamut of researchers, most of them women with ... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2008
    Ian Usher is a 44-year old Australian that's selling his entire life on eBay. No, you don't get to kill him, but you do get his house, car, motorcycle, hot tub, friends, job, grill, pictures, computer, underwear, pride, and self respect. The auction ends on Sunday and is alre... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2008
    Paul Coudamy is a guy who has been beat up from behind one too many times. And, instead of just buying a pair of those rear-view spy glasses or rip-away underwear, he made a jacket. A denim one that looks awful and has a camera on the back and a monitor in the sleeve. That w... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2008
    The Dance Charge is a prototype phone charger that powers your phone by harnessing the kinetic energy of your dance moves. You just strap the thing to your arm, drop some ecstasy, and then let your eyes roll up in the back of your head while you flail around like an epileptic.... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2008
    This is a video explaining how to play Guitar Hero: On Tour with the Nintendo DS. It ranks right up there with the Star Wars Dance Competition in things that are unbearable to watch. Seriously, I almost killed myself while watching it. I was just slipping my head through the... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2008
    Brian Chan is a Geekologie reader than can fold paper like nobody's business. And here's a recent Iron Man creation of Brian's own design. "It is folded from a single uncut square of paper, and so is the mask." Hit the jump for a few more shots, including the mask and the pa... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2008
    Remember the story about the previously-unknown Amazon tribe? Well it turns out it's not entirely true. The photographer that took the picture, José Carlos, has admitted that the tribe has, in fact, been known about since 1910. He created the hoax "in order to call attentio... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2008
    The Fire Footbag is pretty much a Hackey Sack made out of Kevlar that you douse with kerosene and then kick around until you've burnt the entire neighborhood down. They're similar to these magic balls (but more kickable), and cost $25. THIS PRODUCT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS U... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2008
    Bacon floss is $4.95 bacon flavored dental floss. It cleans in between your teeth and leaves you with a nice bacon-y aftertaste. Brush with egg-flavored toothpaste and it's part of a well balanced breakfast. Honestly, I'd actually try some if I ever flossed, but I don't. Yo... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2008
    So apparently Disney has now started having "Star Wars Weekends" at Walt Disney World. What does this mean? Among other things, a Star Wars Character Dance Competition that made my blood boil. The video is over 5 minutes long, so what you want to do is let it load, and then ... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2008
    The Homestar Spa by SEGA Toys turns your bathroom into a planetarium whenever you're taking a bath. You just fill up the tub, strip down to your birthday suit (or a towel if you're a prude like the chick in the photos), and hop on in. Then, with a flick of its switch, the $70... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2008
    Students at MIT have developed a parabolic solar dish capable of melting steel. It consists of an array of 10 inch by 12 foot curved mirrors, and is a crucial step in the race to provide cleaner, cheaper energy. The MIT team believes that their lightweight, inexpensive devi... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2008
    This is the second installment of "video games in the real world" art here on Geekologie. The first was brought to us by Mike (aka Pixel Fantasy) on Flickr, but this set was done by DeviantArt user RETROnoob. These are noticeably more intricate than the first. There's a ton ... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2008
    I die a little inside every day that I don't post some custom painted shoes, so rest assured that if you don't like them, at least you're not suffering as much as I am. Oh, and you see what I did with the title there? I combined Aqua Teen Hunger Force with Air Force One, a po... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2008
    Well I hope everyone had a jolly summer solstice and danced around the maypole and burned a witch or whatever the hell people do these days, but I've got some bad news: robotic swimming snakes. Now I hate to ruin your Monday and have you all cowering under your desks for the ... / Continue →