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May 6, 2012 - May 12, 2012 Archives

  • May 11, 2012
    This is a recently-inked tattoo by artist/Geekologie Reader Adam M. based on a painting of the same design by Alex Ross (links to picture on Alex's website). Damn, I didn't know Batman's back looked that bad. Don't get me wrong, I still have a crush on him, it's just, I dunno... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2012
    Rex Velvet (who we will now only refer to as Mr. Mustache), Seattle's pretend supervillain hellbent on taking down Phoenix Jones and the rest of his band of misfits (who don't have full-time jobs that prevent them from having the time/energy to run around in costumes at night p... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2012
    In other seafood related news comes Calvin, a calico lobster caught off the coast of New England that marine biologists are calling a 1-in-30-million specimen rarity. The odds of lobster colors: apparently people have worked those out. Calvin was on the way to being steamed a... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2012
    This is a rarely seen Deepstaria enigmatica jellyfish spotted some 5,000-feet below the ocean's surface by an unmanned sub inspecting a deep-sea drill off the coast of the UK. You've just gotta watch it to appreciate how freaky it is. It looks kinda like...there's a leak in t... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2012
    Note: Video is kinda graphic depending on how you feel about a dude poking bloody holes in himself. This is a video of Dave Hurban, who, tired of having to attach his iPod nano to his wrist with a strap, decided to implant some magnets in his arm to do the job for him. Person... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2012
    I use the term 'course' loosely because it's not actually one long run, it's a bunch of scenes set up individually. Truthfully, I probably shouldn't have used the term 'course' at all. That was my bad. I am a misleader. Also: a tribal leader. SACRIFICE SOMETHING TO APPEASE... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2012
    The man in the video: he belongs in the slammer. This is a video of some pervert demonstrating what the scientists at Tokyo University of Electro-Communications are billing the world's most accurate robotic buttocks. Technically they're, "humanoid buttocks that represents emo... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2012
    Newlyweds Alex and Laura Cressman used a Dragon Runner bomb-disposal robot as ringbearer in their wedding. Mechanical engineer Laura actually designed the arm for the robot while working for Qinetiq, and rumor has it that at the reception Johnny 5 and the thing snuck out and h... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2012
    Scientists in Grenoble, France have created a silver-crystal coated wallpaper that blocks Wi-Fi signals. The wallpaper will be available for sale next year, but amazingly isn't being marketing to the people who're convinced Wi-Fi signals cause testicular shrinkage and saggy bo... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2012
    Seen here hanging out with his friend the motorized wheelchair, the fully functional Portal turret that Penn State University student/Youtube user kss5095 built for his final project in Advanced Mechatronics (WTF are they teaching kids these days?) prepares to blast a trespasse... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2012
    Been to southern Europe? Congratulations, you've probably used a bidet. Live in America? "Damn yeah I am -- those Europeans are weird!" (Says the guy who doesn't wipe or wash his hands after going to the bathroom). This is the Hygienna Solo portable bidet nozzle that can at... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2012
    *beep brew bop* This is a modded Bunn coffee maker made by Instructable user inthebathroom (OMG, so am I -- it stinks in here!) to look like R2-D2. But, instead of rolling around the kitchen like a mobile trashcan, he beep-boops and brews coffee. Speaking of -- I was just ta... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2012
    With the heartbreaking news that Bioshock Infinite's release has been pushed back to February, 2013, Assassin's Creed moves up a place on my "games coming out this fall that I'm excited about" list (which actually exists and I look at whenever I get depressed and feel like I ca... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2012
    Redditor laporkenstein went and forged his own wedding band out of a Gibeon meteorite and NOT moon cheese like I would have done because I'm a hopless romantic. "Hopless?" Man I haven't been able to jump in YEARS. So yeah, a wedding ring forged from of a meteorite: cool. Bu... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2012
    This is the Discus Hotel, a hotel slated for construction in Dubai that will feature 21 underwater suites 30-meters (~100-feet) beneath the ocean's surface. It was designed for people who've always dreamed of having sex while sea turtles watch. Water Discus Hotels comprise ... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2012
    Etsy seller DieselLaceDesign (I love the smell of diesel and lace!) is selling these wireless XBox 360 controllers (plus DIY kits) with spent 9mm shells in place of the buttons. Will they make you better at Call of Duty? No. Will they make your friends think you're cooler? ... / Continue →
  • May 9, 2012
    This is a video of Avengers fan TheHumanTim performing a one-man rock version of the Avengers movie theme, with a little tribute to the animated series and Iron Man thrown in for good measure. I've actually been listening to it all day, which might explain why I've been so ful... / Continue →
  • What do you get when you combine Arrested Development with Legos? Ice cream! No, wait, I mean this Arrested Development Lego set. Though both are pretty great, ice cream basically has nothing to do with what we're talking about here. Via our sibling site I Watch Stuff: Combini... / Continue →
  • May 9, 2012
    Nathan Shields is a man. A man with children (making him a...father? uncle? I suck at relationships *zing*). A man with children who he makes insane pancake art for. Why? Because if he doesn't they might turn to waffles. And waffles, as we all well know, are the gateway ... / Continue →
  • May 9, 2012
    This is a series of Avengers props/weapons faithfully recreated in LEGO blocks by Flickr user buriedbybricks. Me? I want to be buriedbyboobies. And was once. I seriously thought I was gonna suffocate. And you know what? I would have been okay with that. God knows it's be... / Continue →
  • May 9, 2012
    This is a video of laser aficionado Scott Stevenson popping 100 balloons lined up in a row with a powerful burning laser. Could the laser have done 200? Probably. Would I have continued watching after the first 100? Probably not. Kidding -- I could watch this kind of shit... / Continue →
  • May 9, 2012
    I...can't even believe that's real. Created by level 110 alchemist/cake creator Baking Obsession (AKA Vera) for her son's birthday, this is an absolutely unbelievable Alduin cake from Skyrim. *brain explodes shooting cobwebs everywhere* The cake itself and the dragon was my ... / Continue →
  • May 9, 2012
    Software developer and Geekologie reader Greig Stewart performed a laser-harp rendition of the Tetris theme for an audition on Britain's Got Talent that he composed himself on a Game Boy and NES. This is that performance. It was enough to get him through to the semi-finals, b... / Continue →
  • May 9, 2012
    This is the $190,000 Flying Hovercraft from retailer-to-the-rich Hammacher Schlemmer. It hovers on both land and water, but can also fly for short distances at an altitude of 20-feet at speeds up to 70MPH. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Certain death?" YES. Let's go ... / Continue →
  • May 9, 2012
    This is a triple-barreled pistol that fills your target with three times the holes as a regular pistol. Or, if you're as terrible a shot as I imagine you are, wastes three times the ammo. Tell me before you buy one so I can buy stock in bullet manufacturers. Details on the ... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2012
    This is a video of Zack, whose parents decided to take him for a walk along the Christmas trail of WTF, where there's an animatronic t-rex waving a holiday wreath around in its puny arms. Little Zack stops for a minute to take it all in, then decides 'NO THANK YOU' and takes o... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2012
    In what one blogger (me) is reporting as an obvious attempt to get me to have sex with him, Tyler Gold of York, Nebraska has legally changed his name to Tyrannosaurus Rex. Me? I earned my T-Rex nickname. "Because you're so bloodthirsty and vicious?" What? Hell no, because ... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2012
    I have those same panties! WOW, those...are really gonna be something when they're finished. Something I think are tie-dye shorts from really far away and then realize are giant Star Wars tattoos when I get up close. $10 says a Jedi takes her Galactic Empire leg off in a lig... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2012
    This is a visual comparison of all the water on earth compared to the actual size of earth, if all the water where held in a sphere. As you can see, it doesn't look like very much. Weird, I could have sworn I learned in school that the oceans went all the way through earth's c... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2012
    This is a computer model of a supermassive black hole 2.7-billion light years away sucking the gas off a red giant, based on the recent observations of such an event by astronomers using the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) and Pan-STARRS telescope in Hawaii. Why they couldn'... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2012
    This is The Hornster, an $8,000 bicycle with a 178-decibel Airchime KH3A train horn attached powered by a SCUBA tank. For reference, 140db can cause permanent hearing damage, and the average shotgun blast is around 170db. Not cool. You honk at me with this thing and 1. I'll ... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2012
    Note: Photo shows both the before and after transformation because I Photoshopped them together while I was on the john. This is Kenji Ishida's homemade Transformer. It uses 22 servo motors to transform from a sports car to a standing humanoid robot and back again. You know ... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2012
    This is a computer stuffed into an Imperial AT-AT toy by case modder/creator ASPHIAX (links to build page with a ton more shots of the entire process). It, uh, looks pretty impressive. I'm not sure what kind of plugs they used to connect all the liquid cooling components insi... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    Wow, two insect posts in one day -- you entomologists must be rocking some serious stick insects in your pants right now. Me? I just ate the rest of my leftovers from Cinco de Mayo and made a stink bug in my shorts. *squeeaaaak -- bloop* Okaaaaaaay, I'm afraid to look but t... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    A 41-year old woman in England changed her name to one with 161 words in it because she's (presumably) fresh out of high school and will never have to write it at the top of a homework assignment again. Her new, horrible name, in it's entirety, is (cue that fast-talking Micro ... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    This is the Dr. Who theme song being performed by eight floppy disk drives. For you younger kids out there who don't know what floppy drives are, they're what we used to use to store computer data for transport before CD's and DVD's and USB drives. NOW GET OFF MY LAWN BEFORE ... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    This is a $55 Princess Leia hoodie available from Hot Topic with attached hair buns. Now I know what you guys are thinking, "But I can't wear that -- I'm a DUDE." No worries bro, I've got you covered. Just paint some big some big-ass eyeballs on the sides of the hairbuns and... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    Redditor/artist Doodiescoop (I prefer to pick it up like a crane) decided to explore what Fry and Leela's children might look like if Fry weren't so awkward and actually managed to knock up ol' one-eye. These are them. Accurate? I guess so. Unless their children would actua... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    This is a Jewel Caterpillar spotted by naturalist (NOT naturist) and photographer Gerardo Aizpuru near Cancun, Mexico. No word if it tastes like a gummi worm, but I'll let you take the first bite. Photo take in a mangrove area , found this Stoning translucent caterpillar la... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    Eyestro-mech, get it? I'm gonna punch myself till I bruise later. From Jangsara, the same makeup artist who brought us the Avengers eyeballs, comes this version of R2-D2 (R2-I2?). Hey -- I'm down for anything that promotes me gluing things to my face. No lie, one time I dip... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    This is a picture of a Converse All Star tattooed on some dude's foot. Why you'd go so far and not bother getting a sole added is beyond me, but I suspect it has something to do with 1. not wanting to deal with the pain or 2. running out of money. No word if there's anything ... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    $5 says I can run through that gas cloud without passing out. In news that should come as no surprise to anyone who's ever been dutch-ovened by a t-rex, scientists believe the methane produced by dinosaurs in the form of brutal, tornado-like farts caused early climate change. ... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    This is a Portal cake that looks like it's falling through a portal thanks to a clever cut and some custom light-up cake plates. You have to admit, it's a pretty smart way to salvage a cake that's fallen on the floor. Me? I would have just slapped another layer of icing on i... / Continue →