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January 29, 2012 - February 4, 2012 Archives

  • February 3, 2012
    Yeaaaaaaaaah, based on the discoloration around the seat hinges and the trashcan overflowing with toilet paper I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say somebody should probably be playing on novice. Amateur! *peeing on own feet* The Expert Mode You Don't Want To Mess With [ne... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2012
    This is the Japanese Face Slimmer, a $50 (FIFTY DOLLARS?!??!!1) piece of plastic you jam in your mouth to look like a lovedoll. You're supposed to wear it while reciting the vowel sounds of the alphabet three times a minute, twice a day. And that...that's supposed to make you... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2012
    This shrimpy looking beast was dragged up from the ocean floor 4-miles down off the coast of New Zealand. But it's not a shrimp, it's an amphipod, a group of insect-like organisms that rarely grow larger than a sea-monkey. And speaking of sea-monkeys-- "They go bananas for bu... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2012
    This is an R/C Ornithopter. It's a radio controlled flying bird. It flaps its wings and flies and you can control it. Models start around $230 and go all the way into the $700's. But that doesn't include the radio controller. So basically it's a rich man's toy. Me? I'll ... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2012
    Note: Actual legible version HERE. This is a small chart depicting the various levels of good vs neutral vs evil found in comic book characters and a brief explanation of each. Whether you agree or disagree with the chart, you've already spent way too much time and brain powe... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2012
    This is a video of a little robot whose wheels fold in half to form crude legs so it can go where no wheeled robot has gone before. Good for you. Of course, you wouldn't have to build robots with wheels that transform into legs if you'd just strap f***ing jetpacks on them alr... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2012
    Diggin' the hair, bro. This is a statue spotted in a mall in Seoul, South Korea (of course it was) of Hulk about to pop every blood vessel in his big, green body straining on the can. I'm honestly surprised to see he wipes with something as soft as newspaper, I would have gue... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2012
    OMG we're so embarrassed -- let's eat our hands! This is a video of some guy (he says he's a student but I suspect he's a prowler) traveling around a highschool asking some reaaaaaaaally basic trivia questions and all the kids getting them wrong. It's depressing. The though... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2012
    The headline: I let my little sister write this one. Just kidding, it was me but I figured I'd cover my bases in case you thought I was dumb. "You are." I am so stupid. This is the 55,000 LED light 'Luminarie De Cagna' built in Ghent, Belgium to celebrate the 2012 Light Fes... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2012
    This is a series of LEGO playsets designed by LEGOManiac Alex Jones (aka Flickr user Orion Pax) of the various downtown buildings featured in Back To The Future II. They even all connect with the pond in the middle that Marty gets stuck over on his hoverboard. "Hey McFly, you... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2012
    DO IT SISSY! Seen here about to do his best Human Torch, a man prepares to demonstrate the incredible insulating properties of the magical foamy goop he's developed, using a 7,000-degree flame. Then, after his hand amazingly doesn't melt off, he eats some of the stuff. So I ... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2012
    RETROACTIVE ARACHNOPHOBIA WARNING: spider pic. Seen here in a red rectangle like it's cover of TIME magazine, a male Nephilengys malabarensis spider's penis is left in a female during mating with the hopes she won't cannibalize him after the 16-legged dance is over. Unfortuna... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2012
    Note: Video is not for those with motion sickness. Or for women who are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant if I do a really cool trick on my skateboard. This is a video of a girl performing a hula hoop routine in an apron with a video camera attached to the hoop. It's... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2012
    ♫ Dragon, dragon, dragon -- I made you out of clay and when you're dry and ready -- villages we shall slay ♫ This is a 22-oz dragon head stein from Etsy seller CHISCHILLY POTTERY. They come in a variety of finishes, will set you back $45 apiece, and are the perfect vessel to... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2012
    Soon scientists may be able to create brain-monitoring technology that will allow us to recreate the speech a person is thinking. This will be particularly useful for those who have been left unable to talk but still have fully functional brains. Like this one I've been keepi... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2012
    Some brobro went and proposed to his Pokemon-loving ladyfriend with a custom Pokemon 'Diamond' gaming card. No word if she said yes or played a Snorlax and then snuck out after he fell asleep, but I probably would have. Proposing with a Pokemon card -- please, this guy isn't ... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2012
    Note: Actual screencap. I know it's hard to believe technology has actually come this far but it has. Empty your pockets. Nothing but ecstasy pills and glowsticks? Congratulations, you're a raver. Me? *punching holes through walls* I'm a rager. YOU WANNA TAKE THIS OUTSI... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2012
    Nope, nothing creepy as hell going on here. The Kissenger is a small, Skype compatible robotic pig that can sense a user's kiss and send the sensation to another user who's ALSO holding a f***ing pig-shaped robot to their lips. God, if this is the future I am like, sooooooooo... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2012
    These are pics of the just-announced action figure line from Nickelodeon's new TMNT animated series. I will be collecting them all. And if you're a kid and I meet you in the toy aisle and there's only one Michelangelo left I WILL fight you for him. And if you try snatching ... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2012
    Seen here practicing a stealth attack on a mock-up of your bedroom window, a group of autonomous quadrocopters at The University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab swarm their target. Now -- just imagine if it had been you sleeping on the other side of that window. Not a pretty pict... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2012
    Humans still alive in 50-million years, LOL. Conceptualized by speculative zoologist Dougal Dixon in the early 80's and published in Omni magazine, these are renderings of what Dixon believes humans might look like after 50-million years of evolution. There's an another versi... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2012
    Door knobs: they're round and hard to grip with greasy Cheeto fingers. Guns: they're not round and fit in the palm of your hand just like nature intended. "Um...I'm not sure nature intended us to ever have guns." *pepper-spraying* YOU SHUT YOUR GRANOLA-MUNCHING MOUTH, HIPPI... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2012
    WARNING: Video is a must-watch but kinda graphic although it did play on TV so it can't be that bad, right? WRONG. God, those poor judges. Hoooooooooooooooly shit. This is a video of the Warriors of Goja performing on the Indian equivalent of America's Got Talent, and let m... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2012
    This is a VERY impressive homemade cartoon by animator Joel Furtado based on an imagined continuation of the Zelda franchise in the style of Wind Waker called The Lost Oracle. What's a lost oracle? No clue, but I did lose my monocle at the bar once. Anybody seen it? I left ... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2012
    This is a 'house' that fits in your pocket, created by Barcelona designer Martin Azura, whose work focuses on minimalistic and environmentally friendly constructions. It's basically an incredibly lightweight balloon that can be carried in your pocket and used for shelter. *pa... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2012
    Artist Rodrigo Alonso fills square molds with heaps of old technology (read: junk) then pours resin in to create these clear stools. I'm not sure if there's supposed to be a deeper message, but if there is I imagine it's something about how fast technology goes from state-of-t... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2012
    Goggles is an open-source bookmarklet that allows you to MS Paint-style graffiti any webpage. You just go to Goggles, drag the link to your bookmarks, then click on it after you're at the page you want to graffiti. Left click draws, right click and dragging across a line eras... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2012
    Because Mother Nature may in fact be an evil sorceress and not the unshaven, tree-loving, weed smoking hippie-woman we've all imagined, here's an actual shot of a Brahmin-moth caterpillar taken by biochemist/photographer Igor Siwanowicz. WHAT. THE. F***? Why does it have al... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2012
    This is a video of a girl with a blue streak in her hair who can allegedly pronounce any word backwards in less than three seconds (NOTE: pronounced as it would be spelled backwards, not the forward pronunciation PLAYED backwards). Is she an idiot-savant? Just a blonde? What... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2012
    Because if there's one thing people can't stand, it's a surprise, here are the remaining LEGO Lord of the Rings minifigs from the upcoming sets. Although truthfully it might not be all of them because where's Saruman? Did he not make the cut? What about a Balrog? I dunno, b... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2012
    To market the soon-to-be-released coming of age superpowers story Chronicle, Fox hired viral marketing agency Thinkmodo to deliver a campaign. Aaaaaand this is what they came up with -- flying three R/C superheroes around NYC trying to freak people out. Me? I would've hired ... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2012
    Wanna drink an alien brain hemorrhage shooter like the one in the picture? Of course you don't. Unfortunately it's your birthday and your friends are really passive aggressive about picking birthday shots. Well, at least know what you're getting yourself into. SPOILER: A l... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2012
    Remember DeviantARTist wazzy88's (aka Barry Wazzy, aka do NOT jokingly try calling him Fuzzy Wuzzy) original gallery of Pokeballs imagined in real life? We'll he's back with more, this time creating some monster-specific balls. And speaking of monster balls -- "Godzilla's cou... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2012
    Note: Video is a MUST WATCH. Sure we've all seen the video of the washing machine committing assisted suicide with the help of a brick, and even the anthropomorphized version, but this one -- man, this one is SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY. That first washer gave up too easy, but th... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2012
    This is the $4,000 Boxx electric bike. It's 120 pounds, 36-inches long, gets 80-miles to a charge, can reach break-neck speeds up to 35MPH, carry riders up to 300-lbs, and looks nothing like a TRON light cycle. If you think it looks like a TRON light cycle you are either 1) b... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2012
    To celebrate (or chastise) the upcoming 3-D release of the piece-of-shit original, this is a so-bad-it's-good sweded version of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace made by Geekologie Reader Carter (Obi Wan) and friends for a class project. You know, because this is what they're teac... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2012
    Space Invaders: apparently they're not just really crappy 8-bit spaceships like I was hoping. They...are much, MUCH more terrifying. Not gonna lie, if it came down to having to fight these things to save earth I'd probably just say "f*** it" "I'm way too drunk for this shit"... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2012
    Using a tracking cookie, Google stores info based on your searches to better target ads at your ass. Aaaaaand now you can see what demographic (I'm a cat!) Google thinks you belong to by visiting their ads preferences site HERE. You can also opt out of the tracking cookie's u... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2012
    According to Reddit users, this is a real picture taken of two kids posing with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman in masks they had made for use in a Mythbusters segment about whether or not you could trick a security guard into thinking you were someone else like in a movie. My g... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2012
    Inb4 'at least the ATM cat killed it first'. A man visiting his daughter in Sweden recently made a withdrawal at a supermarket ATM and got a special surprise at the end: a mouse! Sadly, it was dead and not part of a "pet with every transaction" promo. *yelling at Wells Fargo... / Continue →