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March 15, 2009 - March 21, 2009 Archives

  • March 21, 2009
    That's right, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata is slated to test a new kind of underwear during his current visit to the space station. The "state-of-the-art" undies were designed "to reduce the smells in normal clothing, absorb sweat and provide insulation." The underwear, d... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2009
    The Sound Advice Project was designed to help parents keep their kids off drugs by giving them a reminder of how much they're loved and how bad drugs are. In this case, it's a bracelet that says, in waveform, something like "you're way too cool for drugs", or, "drugs will make... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2009
    Fiona Carswell is a friendless hag who lives in the woods and tries to entice children into her gingerbread house to eat them. Just kidding, I'm sure she's cool and has tons of friends. But that didn't stop her from designing 'Cell Stickies', which are electro-static stickers... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2009
    NOTE: VIDEO IS SLIGHTLY NSFW DUE TO LANGUAGE. This is a rap about a robot party that Shredder threw at the Technodrome. It sounds pretty epic, and I wish I could have been there. Also, that banjo-toting pedobear from Chuck-E-Cheese's touched my butt when I was a kid. Just s... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2009
    That's right folks, an underwater volcano off the coast of Tonga (near Fiji) has been erupting recently, causing all kinds of mean-nasty things to happen. Just kidding. There has been some smoke and ash though. Scientists sailed Thursday to inspect an undersea volcano that h... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2009
    Remember ninja cat? How could you forget, that furry little bastard was cute, cute, cute! And how about ninja cat two? That one was a scrumptious little muffin-top too! And now, ninja cat 3! Oh, and I love the sound the guy makes in the end. Sounds like....victory. Ninja... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2009
    This is a set of print ads run by a New Zealand cable channel advertising its upcoming showing of Aliens vs. Predator. As you can see (if Geekologie hasn't burnt out your retinas yet) they feature an Alien vs. Predator playing together civilly. This one is chess, but hit the ... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2009
    This robotic fish, which looks like it was made out of precious jewels, isn't, but was actually created to detect pollutants in the earth's oceans. The 1.5 meter long robotic fish each requires about $30,000 to make. Their purpose is to head out into the open water, take in ... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2009
    We've already heard the Imperial March played on an old floppy disk and a Tesla coil, so why not a hard drive? Dum Dum Dum, Dum-te-Dum, Dum-te-Dum. It's like you're really there! You know, in outerspace. Look, there's Darth Vader! Ackkk -- he's force-choking me, quick, som... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2009
    Loyal Geekologie Reader Rafi, inspired by all of the recent periodic tables featured, decided to make his own -- of Final Fantasy characters (full-size version HERE)! WHOOWEEWHOOOOO! In this table you'll find the atomic numbers and symbols, as well as: * Characters from ... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2009
    Fitness First is a gym in the Netherlands that installed this advertisement at a local bus stop. It has a scale attached to the seat so when you sit on it (with legs hanging) it shows your weight. It's supposed to make you think about your health and joining the gym. But all... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2009
    NOTE: VIDEO IS PROBABLY NSFW DUE TO LANGUAGE I have no idea what I just watched but it had Mario, Link, and Megaman standing around drinking beer, taking bong hits and fishing. Which makes it the coolest thing I've seen all day not.* *BBW holding 'I Heart Geekologie Sign' e... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2009
    When Neil Berrett decided it was time to put in his two-weeks notice he did it deliciously -- with a cake! The cake reads as follows: Dear Mr. Bowers, During the past three years, my tenure at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard has been nothing short of pure excitement, joy a... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2009
    Segways are stupid and have wheels. Cajun Crawlers are awesome and have little feet that can scurry you across the room like a bug quicker than you can say, "Gob would love this!" Based on the work of kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen, the Cajun Crawler holds up a Segway-style pla... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2009
    Looking for a great way to piss away your work day? How about starting a giant game of Tetris? Even after a full eight hours of gameplay you'll probably be nowhere! The screencap here is of me playing for five minutes, and then letting it drop shapes on its own for another 2... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2009
    Well, maybe not me, but she does love Geekologie. Remember yesterday's gamer girl post? Well, she commented on it, you can read her comment HERE (#148). And also, she sent me an email, which read: Hi, I saw the thread with me in it and find it hilarious. I love your site. ... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2009
    This is a Saturday Night Live skit from like 1995, so it's old as all hell, I know that. But I think it's important to note how much more seriously people used to take the robot threat than they do now. What's going on? Ya best protect ya neck! And now, thanks to Old Glory ... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2009
    A Free-Tailed Chiroptera bat, believed to have recently injured its wing and shoulder, clung to the foam exterior of the Space Shuttle's fuel tank just before launch on the morning of Sunday, March 15th. And moments later, as the shuttle took off, he became....Space Bat. *mus... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2009
    Beer2D2 is the illegitimate child of BaR2D2 and a cocktail waitress (or this amp) and makes beer-fetching robots obsolete because he IS the beer. What's your new alcohol-toting buddy made of? Beer2's technical specs: Head - 1945 chrome BLC utility light shell. Eye - vintage ... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2009
    Remember Boston Dynamic's BigDog? Well they decided it'd be funny to put horns on it and pretend like it's a bull. As you can see, it's not humorous. Nope, not one bit. I don't care if you paint its face and have it make balloon animals at the fair, BigDog will never be fun... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2009
    Is that Megatron? He looks....different. Jowly. Really jowly. Transform and rolls out! Thanks to gizmoduck, who is a chick but dresses like Link. Which, hey, is a-okay in my book (send pictures).... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2009
    The Halligan Bar is a tool used by both fire fighters and rescue workers to bash open doors, pry shit off other shit, and all around beat the hell out of stuff. And now you can own one. The 30" bar is available in alloy steel (10 lbs, $195) and titanium (5.25 lbs, $555) and i... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2009
    Will you look at that -- four of Saturn's moons (from left to right) Enceladus, Dione, Titan, and Mimas, all transiting its face at the same time. Amazing! This picture was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and just recently released by NASA. You know, pictures like this r... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2009
    This is some guy testing his new Faraday suit with a Tesla coil playing the Imperial March. It looks like fun. And by fun I mean this guy is nuts. I don't care how harmless it is, you just don't go messing around with something that looks that much like lightning. Reminds m... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2009
    As you can see, majoring in Mathematics or Chemistry pretty much guarantees you a sexless college experience. Good for you, hopefully you took a purity pledge or something. Now, if you'll excuse me, "CALLING ALL FEMALE STUDIO ART MAJORS, PARTY AT MY HOUSE -- BRING FINGERPAINT... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2009
    This video has to be seen to be believed. Some guys strapped LED covered vests on sheep and then had the dogs herd them in specific patterns to create ridiculous art on a hillside in Wales. They even play a game of Pong and recreate the Mona Lisa using different colored LEDs ... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2009
    'Pillows for working late' is a three-piece ensemble created by Polish designer Maja Ganszyniec. It comes with a collar, tie and sleeve that are soft and the perfect place to lay your head should you find yourself dozing off at your desk. I don't think you have to be working ... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2009
    That's right folks: not one but TWO different rap albums set to the beats of Zelda games dropping on the same day -- with the same name! What are the odds? Pretty good considering one of the guys (Sleaze) thinks his idea was stolen. Anyway, first there is Team Teamwork Prese... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2009
    Woot.com's sale today is six random Star Wars bobble heads for $30 + $5 shipping. At first I thought it sounded like a ripoff because they look tiny, but each figure actually stands over 7" tall, so it's still a ripoff. Haha -- you still bought them didn't you? I call the Ja... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2009
    I know, I know, I should grow up. I just can't help myself. At least not when there's penis fencing involved. Superficial Writer, en garde! Youtube Thanks to LeftRIGHTleft, a college champion in Tit Kwon Do.... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2009
    Goes to Sega's The House of the Dead: Overkill for the Wii, with over 189 f-bombs dropped throughout the game. This knowledge comes to us from the ever diligent Guiness World Book of Records, who have apparently started recording the number of bad words in video games in addit... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2009
    In an attempt to take a bite out of malaria (suck it, McGruff!), scientists are developing a mosquito laser capable of protecting an entire village from the evil, biting bastards. Think bug-zapper times a thousand, to the power of PEW. The laser, which has been dubbed a "we... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2009
    Everybody knows gold makes for quality audio cable and connectors, but how does it fare as an actual speaker exterior? Pretty freaking ugly if you ask me. But England's Gold Acoustics seems to think there's something to it, because their GA Star line of speakers come complete... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2009
    Apparently Mattel and Nickelodeon rolled out an image of a new "tween" Dora the Explorer last week and a lot of soccer moms are super pissed she's not the chubby little midriff-flashing five year-old she used to be. So Nickelodeon had to fire back. "I think there was just a m... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2009
    I'm only posting this because I have a contractual obligation to post anything Death Star related. Also, I secretly enjoy watching you folks duke it out in the comments section Special Olympics style. However, in the case of this poster, I believe it actually carries a powerf... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2009
    Hey, your guess is as good as mine. Provided you guessed "awesome", and, "give me another quarter". Also, I really love how you can see the Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals in the machine next to it. But moooom, I don't want another Winnie, I want a boobie. Thanks to towhee... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2009
    To SyFy. Why? Well, I don't know why. But like Nas says in 'The Message', "a thug changes, and love changes, and best friends become strangers. Word up." Word up indeed, Nas, thanks for that. By changing the name to Syfy, which remains phonetically identical, the new bran... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2009
    David Blancarte lost the use of his legs nearly 21 years ago in a motorcycle accident. And now, thanks to the bite of brown recluse, he can walk again. I'm here for a spider bite. I didn't know I would end up walking," says David. A nurse noticed David's leg spasm and ran a... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2009
    I have no idea what you're looking at either. But whatever it is, it's looking back. Apparently it's some sort of custom iPod Nano (1st gen) case and docking station. I SAID STOP STARING AT ME. That's it, where's my laser pointer? The design is inspired by Mary Shelley's F... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2009
    This is a motorcycle with hubless wheels. Unfortunately, due to my tiny, dinosaur(loving) brain, I'm incapable of understanding how such future technology works. So this is when I copy/paste some quotes and wait for the next meteor to hit. Hubless wheels work by fixing the r... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2009
    Let's face it: watching people hurt themselves is one of life's most simple and rewarding pleasures. Especially when they're doing something as stupid as extreme pogo-ing (if that's even a real thing. read: it's not). The video is 5:30 long, but the last two minutes don't ha... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2009
    Developed by Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (JAJINAS), HRP-4C is a robot designed to walk, talk, and work a catwalk like the sexy little vixen harbinger of death that she is. Standing at just over 5-feet tall and 95-pounds....the she-b... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2009
    Personally, I like my XBox just the way it came: solid gold with diamond accents. But apparently some of you peasants like to glue plastic and shit to your XBoxes to make you feel special. Good for you. Hit the jump for a bunch more, including several Halo mods and a pretty ... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2009
    This is by far the most painful advertisement for exploding projectiles I've ever seen. Apparently Israeli missile-maker Rafael thought it would be a good idea to feature a traditional Bollywood song and dance number to drum up some incendiary business in India. They played t... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2009
    Jerry Jalava is a hacker who lost half his left ring finger in a motorcycle accident and decided to replace the digit with a USB drive. So now he sports a rubber half-finger with thumb(!)drive inside. Awesome. Plus, if he ever has to wear a wedding ring it won't count becaus... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2009
    Wow, what a periodic weekend! First yesterday's table of typefaces, and now one of video game characters! WOO WOO! Hit THIS to see the thing in its entirety. So, what do you think? Personally, I think it's questionable as hell. It looks like they just threw characters int... / Continue →