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March 4, 2012 - March 10, 2012 Archives

  • March 9, 2012
    According to a recent study conducted by Nobuo Masataka at Kyoto University, women on their periods are better at spotting snakes than when they're not. That...wow. I've come up with a lot of studies before, but NEVER anything that involved hanging around a bunch of PMS-ing w... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2012
    On the right, a real anesthesia machine. On the left, a full-scale 30,000-piece replica made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Not pictured: why somebody has a f***ing anesthesia machine in their guest bedroom. I've bought a lot of dumb shit on eBay when I was drunk, but an anest... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2012
    Inb4 are you gonna finish that? Photographer Burrand Lucas went and built an armored camera carrier called the Beetle Cam so he could photograph lions up close and personal. Aaaaaand this is the result. Burrand sells the Beetle Cams, which are basically remote controlled tan... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2012
    UPDATE: Second video added of someone who managed to trap Vader in a parking lot and forced him to perform. Seen here admiring a Mini Cooper (I thought you sold Volkswagens!), a pasty-legged Darth Vader cruises the streets of Portland on his unicycle performing the Star Wars... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2012
    Let's say you went out last night and got as drunk as I did and then woke up this morning feeling like two @$$holes stapled together -- what would you do? Exactly, get drunk again to alleviate the pain. Enter Benny's Bloody Mary Beef Straws, the straw that not only allows you... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2012
    Tents: traditionally they go on the ground, usually on rocks or tree roots because you suck at picking a camping spot. But Tentsile tents, -- Tentsile tents go IN THE AIR, keeping you high & dry and safely away from hungry bears/zombies. Just kidding, they will throw sticks a... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2012
    Artist John Muntean makes wooden sculptures that, when lit from the proper angle, cast realistic human (or animal) looking shadows on the ground despite the sculpture looking like a misshapen turd. Plus each block has three different shapes it can create. SORCERY! A Magic An... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2012
    Inb4 where the f*** is the beer cooler attachment? This is the $9,300 Action Trackchair, a motorized wheelchair trackchair made for hunting that has a wheelie bar in the back so you don't do backflips shooting at bears with a cannon. I must have one. The chair can reach brea... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2012
    Wotwentwrong (SPOILER: your spelling) is a website that allows a person to ask their exes for constructive criticism (without having direct interaction) about what went wrong in your relationship so they can better prepare themselves for their next one. Ooooooooor use the info... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2012
    This is a real Jaguar that's been gutted of its heavier parts and hung on a wall to serve as a bookshelf. Why? No clue, I guess that's what rich people do. Not to brag or anything, but I do have a bathtub made out an old NASA space capsule. No, no I don't -- it's an old whi... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2012
    Because drinking leads to poor decision making and the bigwigs at the Coors Brewing have obviously been swimming in the f***ing beer vats, the company has decided to introduce Coors Light Iced-T, a 4% alcohol tea-flavored beer aimed at people who don't like the taste of beer (c... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2012
    Animator Michael Habjan had a dream. A dream of seeing Superman battle The Hulk. So what did he do? What any normal person would, not write it down and then forget about it by mid-morning animate that shit himself! And this is it! Me? I only have dreams about people tryin... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2012
    This is a video of the bros from Dude Perfect cutting down a tree and making a giant slingshot out of it (and giving this guy a boner in the process), then using the slingshot to shoot a basketball into a goal from like 2-miles away. "GW? I can see the basket in the picture, ... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2012
    Here's a shot from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. As you can clearly see, it's some sort of alien life form, probably the Martian equivalent to the black smoke from LOST. Per NASA trying sweep it under the... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2012
    Spiders: I don't mind them. Unless -- UNLESS -- they're trying to crawl in my mouth at night, in which case I'll wait till they're right inside THEN BITE THEIR F***ING EYEBALLS OUT. The Australian town of Wagga Wagga was recently covered in spider webs as the arachnids reloca... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2012
    Because brains are only half of the equation of being successful (the other half is bullshitting), MIT is offering 15-minute courses in being charming for the socially inept. Me? I'm offering 2-hour seminars for $500. Well -- WHAT'S IT GONNA BE, NERD? Partial course listing... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2012
    DeviantARTist robin-n-raspberries batman-n-bananas went and built this ultra impressive steampunk Portal gun out of found objects (read: junk). It...is better than the steampunk Portal gun I could build out of pieces designed specifically FOR building a steampunk Portal gun. ... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2012
    In an unsurprising announcement that shocked no one (I even dozed off for a little), Apple unveiled the next generation of iPad today and it has pretty much all the features that were expected and none of the ones I was hoping for (x-ray vision, 3.5" floppy drive, penis-shaped ... / Continue →
  • Ever wanted a painting of a scornful Red Skull hanging in your bathroom, silently judging your poops? Well, now you can, for just an estimated $200 to $300! The above painting is just one of many extremely nerdy items Marvel has up for auction online and in-person at the upcomi... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2012
    This is the $40 Dead-On Annihilator Superhammer, a zombie apocalypse survival tool that looks like a cross between a hammer, crowbar and robot dildo railroad spike. But oh no -- IT'S SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. Kidding, just a little bit more. It makes a wicked anti-zombie device... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2012
    Seen here shamelessly staring directly at her privates, a man admires one of the humanoid pole-dancers built by sicko robot-fetishist Giles Walker. Now we've known about Giles' stripper-bots for awhile, but Germany's recent CeBIT information technology fair paid to have these... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2012
    This is an Avengers shirt being sold on the streets of Puerto Rico. As if it wasn't already the best Avengers shirt available, IT'S EVEN SLEEVELESS. What is this, my lucky day?! SPOILER: No. If it was I'd be sipping a rum-drink in a Puerto Rican bar right now showing off my... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2012
    Because why should women get to be the only ones feeling schmexy in form-fitting pantyhose, Italian designer Emilio Cavallini is selling a line designed specifically for men. I...am gonna say I'm not gonna buy any and then buy some behind your back BECAUSE YOU'RE SO JUDGEY. ... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2012
    "OMG OMG -- red velvet!" Remember Sprinkles' 24-hour cupcake ATM? Well now there's a video demo of the thing in action. Apparently the machine is packed with over 600 cupcakes and has a robotic arm that selects the proper box -- all while you watch from a video monitor! Not... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2012
    Now I know what you're thinking, and no, you can't steal this photo to use as your new dating website profile pic. It just wouldn't be fair to Neil. This is a video (well, audio with some graphics on top) of famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sharing what he thinks is t... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2012
    When aliens come visit the remains of earth long after we've destroyed it, they will carry one thing away from them: we were a bunch of f***ing idiots. EXCEPT for taco flavored ramen noodles. "A hint of genius in a world full of turds" they'll say to themselves before boardin... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2012
    This is the Giant Birdsnest bed from architect/design group O*GE. It's a real product that's made to order and comes in three different sizes, the largest of which is supposed to be able to fit 16 people. That...would be one hell of an orgy. I'm talking tits and penises ever... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2012
    These are some shot of European fast-food chain Quick's black-bunned Darth Vader burger. As you can see, it doesn't look like complete shit, unlike the garbo Burger King always serves. You show me someone at BK who can assemble a burger that looks even REMOTELY like what it's... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2012
    To test the security of a new electronic voting system for absentee ballots, the DC School Board decided to invite hackers to attempt to compromise the system before it went into use. SURPRISE! -- it got hacked the shit out of and Bender won. *shaking fist* CURSE YOU, SKYNET... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2012
    Inb4 Donatangelo is that you?! Because people love a good freak show, a Central Asian Tortoise born with two heads, six legs, two hearts, and one intestine and butthole recently went on display at the National Museum of Natural History in Kiev, Ukraine. Now I know what you're... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2012
    Because some scientists have have jobs where they can sit around and speculate about the effects a sci-fi series' spaceship would have on the universe (I'm jelly!), researchers at the University of Sydney have decided that Star Trek's warp drive would destroy the universe. Me?... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2012
    Because a legged robot that can run faster than anybody but the quickest sprinters is something that should exist, DARPA and Boston Dynamics are happy to announce their new Cheetah robot can gallop at up to 18-MPH, shattering the previously record of 13.1-MPH, which was already... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2012
    Sure you could argue 17,000-miles isn't actually that close, but everything is relative. Compared to the rest of space that's like the distance between your privates and b-hole. DANGEROUSLY CLOSE. Also, I don't trust NASA's calculations enough to believe there's not a chance... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2012
    Geekologie Reader (and half of DJ duo Skitzophonics) Stefan went and built this custom stage for when he and his bro Flip (the other half of Skitzophonics) perform. It lights up to the fresh beats they drop and mesmerizes audiences with f***ing rainbows and fades and all kinda... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2012
    Mass Effect III comes out TOMORROW and here I am fantasizing about hacking my way through a legion of redcoats with a f***ing hatchet -- WTF is wrong with me? "Everything." HA -- that's what the doctor said too. You know what I told him? I could smell your breath when you w... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2012
    Mercedes Benz decked out one of their minivans with an LED screen on one side and a camera on the other that can stream it's feed to the screen to make the vehicle look invisible. It was done to advertise the company's new F-CELL hydrogen fuel cells, which generate zero emissi... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2012
    This is the scar a man received on his arm after being struck by lightning. It's a Lichtenberg Figure, or the pattern made from an electrical discharge. As you can see, it's kinda flowery. Still beats the shit out of any tribal tat though. How About That of the Day [theda... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2012
    This is a short video of a helicopter crashing while filming a segment for the Korean version of Top Gear (aka The Deadliest Gear). Thankfully, there were no serious injuries. *breathes a big sigh of relief, accidentally huffs a dog fart* CHLOOOOOOEEEE!!!!!1 During a filmin... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2012
    Because what good is a lunch that doesn't make you lose your appetite, here's an Evil Dead themed bento box of Ash's possessed sister from the movie. Those teeth, my God -- I just wanna lick them with my tongue. "You're sick." Am I? Or just the foodiest foodie you ever met?... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2012
    Remember the Mario/Portal mashup game we were teased with last year? Well it's finally out and available for free download. Goodbye productivity! "I wasn't going to do anything today anyways." Same here -- but don't tell our bosses that! The final game has all kinds of ext... / Continue →