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September 11, 2011 - September 17, 2011 Archives

  • September 16, 2011
    This isn't the first lifesize papercraft Link we've seen, it's just the first one we've seen outdoors. Created by DeviantARTist stuioofmm (aka Michaela Something), it's always nice to see a character in their natural element. Mine? My natural element is in the middle of a ep... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2011
    Because there's absolutely no point, scientists have managed to create 'living' cells out of metals. Why? I JUST TOLD YOU, THERE'S NO REASON. Fine, FINE -- it's to prove that inorganic life could evolve somewhere in the cosmos. Are you happy now?! Because I'm sure as hell ... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2011
    You ever wanted to eat an entire human-sized brain made out of bubble-gum flavored gummi? God, you must spend a small fortune at the movie snackbar. But now your sickening dream can become reality my soon-to-be diabetic friend, all thanks to Firebox's (NOT Firefox's) 7-pound,... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2011
    Paleontologists in Canada have discovered a treasure trove of dinosaur feathers (I know -- it's still hard for me to believe too) trapped in amber that should shed some light on the evolution of feathered animals, and, God unwilling but let's totally do it anyways, the potentia... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2011
    43-year old Robert Jeffrey Young (43 isn't really that young, bro) and Mark Rubinson, 25, went to pick up their "friend" Jeffrey Jarrett for a guy's night out on the town. Only thing is, Jeffrey was dead. So what did they do? Loaded his blue ass into the back of their car an... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2011
    Yeah? Well I have like, three sons, so there! Scientits (not changing it) using NASA's Kepler space telescope have discovered a planet orbiting two suns by following its shadow as it crossed in front of them. This is the first time a planet with two suns has been officially ... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2011
    Yesterday when I first saw this I was Black Pillow. Now I'm Pasty-Skin Grape Nut Flakes. Really hoping the supervillains still take me seriously. Previously: Your zombie apocalypse weapon. What Is Your Superhero Name? [buzzfeed]... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2011
    Remember Evolta, the miniscule robotic mascot for Panasonic's line of Evolta batteries? Of course you do, you have a memory like an elephant. Body too. "What was that?!" Sorry I must've farted. Well now Evolta is going to attempt an Ironman triathlon in Hawaii early next m... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2011
    Here's three Star Wars posts in one because I really know how to pack it in. "Like fudge?" Exactly like fudge. The first video is the second film in the 'Jedi kitty fights' series, the second video is an origami space-battle advertisement for Star Wars branded Moleskine note... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2011
    This is a homemade Fallout: New Vegas Pokemon mod for the PC from Youbutter Youtuber darthgir2. It combines the excitement of New Vegas, with the excitement of playing Pokemon. That is DOUBLE the excitement, folks. *beating head against desk I'm so got-damn worked up about it... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2011
    Ever wonder who does all the sexy-ass motion capture work for femme fatale Harley Quinn in the Arkham series of Batman games? SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER: a sassy little Asian dude. Hit the jump for the tricky reveal video that I guarantee was watched by at leas... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2011
    Note: Larger version HERE if you're convinced if the picture were just bigger you'd be able to see Opera's panties grande finale. Ever wondered what Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari would look like as dresses? Yeah? WELL YOU NEED TO LAY OFF THE F***ING WE... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2011
    That...is making my eyes water. This is an 18-minute trip (literally, some of the graphics are INTENSE) down Mario memory lane featuring a musical montage of tunes from Nintendo games featuring everyone's favorite plumber (unless your favorite plumber is the guy from Roto-Root... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2011
    It affects everything and a lot, where's my cash? Google just dropped a cool million in the lap of the World Wide Web Foundation to determine just how far-reaching the effects of the intertubes are on the world. I'm...not sure it's money well spent. The aim of the project is... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2011
    Note: Larger picture HERE in case you want to build a similar command center in your apocalyptic bunker. First of all, I'm pretty sure this is all fake/a publicity stunt. But did that stop CBS Los Angeles from running with the story? F*** no. And is it gonna stop me? Nothi... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2011
    Because your mom won't understand what's happening unless there's an emoticon to relay appropriate emotional information, the new Window's 8 blue screen of death features a lil frowny face and generic message about the operating system shitting the bed. "Oh, oh no -- a frowny.... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2011
    Ever wanted to watch a time-lapse animation of tape hanging from a glass plate unravel all creepy freaky-deaky like? Of course you have -- you're sick in the head. Per (non-sandwich) artist Johan Rijpma: ...I worked on this project for about 6 months. I tried many different c... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2011
    Listen: I hate my ears as much as the next person with grotesquely oversized lobes, but do see me designing $20 iPhone cases that make it look like I'm rocking different ears? No, you don't. But mostly because you can't actually see me at all, and you should be thankful for t... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2011
    Because most rich-ass people got no damn class, Robert Gülpen (yeah -- gulpin' down endangered fish caviar on a yacht probably!) is selling this 1/8-scale diamond and jewel encrusted Lamborghini Aventador at auction for $4.8-million. Allegedly, the car has over $2.7-million i... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2011
    I actually used to have a cat that was retardis -- miss you Little Man. This is a half-scale Dr. Who TARDIS cat house lovingly built by woodworking-wonder Astromark for his kitty Kaylee because, I dunno, I guess cats are really spoiled these days. I remember a time just a cou... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2011
    This is a jacket prototype by designer Matt Leggett (not to be confused with Mark Armmett), that has an integrated breathalyzer sewn into the sleeve. Just not a very practical one. *straightening bowtie* Or classy. Designed with an Arduino, an alcohol sensor and a simple ... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2011
    Apparently 5% of Americans believe they have Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), a make-believe condition that causes headaches, skin-burning sensations, and chronic pain when exposed to wireless signals. The other 95% of Americans recognize those symptoms as "life, get f*... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2011
    This is a mushroom cloud treehouse designed and built by sculptor Dietrich Wegner. It looks pretty awesome, but would look even awesomer with a 'NO GURLZ ALOUD' sign hanging outside. *throwing dirtballs* READ THE SIGN, SUZY! The structure is about twenty feet tall, and the... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2011
    This is an 8-foot, 180-lb Venerator Class Star Destroyer made entirely out of 43,000 LEGO pieces by LEGO-maniac Iomedes. It...would look great in my bedroom. And by bedroom I mean my actual bed because there's noway in hell it would fit anywhere else. "Pfft, you're just sayi... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2011
    First of all, this isn't really a new invention. I know it's not because I remember posting a similar fountain over three years ago, before some of you were even housebroken. "I'm still not." But you are still single, so that's something to think about. This is a magic wate... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2011
    Fine, SO MAYBE I LIED. Still, I had to find a way to ensure you'd all look at the picture because it brings up several important questions I want to discuss with you. 1. Does the guy that this dude calls dad know his wife banged a wild bear behind his back and 2. WHY THE F***... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2011
    Mmmm, boogers a la baby doodoo -- my favorite! Printable food: because who wants a human being touching meals with those grubby-ass fingernails of theirs when it can be squirted out a nozzle in paste form? Mmm, paste. Enter Cornell's Creative Machines Lab, which is apparentl... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2011
    This is a MASSIVE series of characters from Flickr user soundofdesign (aka Ty Lettau) in the style of Mario's little (read: unpowered-up) form from the original Super Mario Bros. It...obviously took a long time to do. Way longer than it took me to name them all, which was li... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2011
    The StayLocked is a bicycle prototype created by peddler Andrew Leinonen after his girlfriend's bike lock was cut and her cycle stolen from outside their apartment. The bike's design has an incorporated lock that's made up of part of the seat support that attaches to the rear ... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2011
    I have no idea what a 'super-earth' is but, using the power of deductive reasoning: if regular earth is where regular humans come from than a super-earth is where superhumans come from. Me? I'm just a mediocre human. One day I'll help an old lady cross the street and the nex... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2011
    This is a video of tetromino trickster John Schuepbach building a (relatively) color-accurate Luigi in a game of Tetris. He ends up clearing 499 lines in the process though because, well, it isn't an easy one. Now I'm not saying I could have done it in less, because God and I... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2011
    This is a Kickstarter project for a smartphone game called 'ZOMBIES, RUN!' (very catchy) that combines real world running with a zombie video game. Basically, you accept a mission, run around IRL while listening to the game unfold through your headphones, and pass distance way... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2011
    This is a Predator (NOT Terminator) bust made entirely out of LEGO pieces by numba one stunna skilled builder Shawn Snyder. I...never would have guessed you could have made such an accurate Predator face out of LEGO. I f***in' love those eyebrows. Mine? Not so much. I shav... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2011
    This is the Sealander, a camping trailer small enough to be towed behind a regular-sized car that, when backed into the water, turns into a lil boat. No word if it has a glass bottom so you can watch mermaids making love in the seaweed below, but probably not considering MERMA... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2011
    Is it doll baby or baby doll? I like saying doll baby. Of course I also like saying lipchap instead of chapstick even though it's pissed my friends off to the point that I don't have any. Friends are overrated anyways though, amirite? "No, they're actually important to have... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2011
    Another day, another batch of glowing-ass cats. I remember when I was growing up it was pretty much Gloworms or GTFO. My how time flies when you do the exact same thing everyday and it seems like just yesterday you were 18 with your whole life ahead of you. Now I'm thirty an... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2011
    Hip to be square -- LOLOL! Alternatively, let's stick together. F*** I hate myself. Buckyballs, the magnetic sensation you're NOT supposed to swallow despite how good they feel to pass (back me up, Magneto!), are now available in square form for $25 per 125-cube set. I've b... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2011
    Inb4 'I want what he's having'. If bigger = better, then this is the best MP3 player ever made. If not, it's still the Zune. Makeshift MP3 Player of the Day [geeks.thedailywh.at] Thanks to Carsten, who made a record-playing backpack because he prefers the sound of vinyl.... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2011
    Seen here learning the first lesson of BASE jumping (you actually have to jump) the hard way, Paraswift the robot falls from the side of a building. Hopefully to its death (but I'll settle for a maiming). The Paraswift uses a low pressure vortex that lets it stick to a smooth... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2011
    "Scientists" (read: terrorists) at the Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) have attached a Linux box to a quadrocopter drone and taught it to locate Wi-Fi networks and attack them from the air. Oh -- plus they named it SkyNET. What the shit... Whilst internet-only attacks ... / Continue →