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June 17, 2012 - June 23, 2012 Archives

  • June 22, 2012
    This is a series of illustrations by artist Andy Fairhurst of children's silhouettes as they pretend to be their favorite superheroes. They're awesome -- every single one (and there's 19!). Reminds me of when I was a kid on the school playground, swinging around on the tether... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2012
    If you haven't already seen it (and because it's Friday and I know a place whose happy hour specials start at noon), this is a video called 'Pass Me A Beer', featuring two dudes from Milwaukee, Wisconsin passing each other beers in fun and creative ways. Some involve trampolin... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2012
    Note: High-res version HERE because this car deserves it. This is a shot taken by Redditor kvnmahan at a Nashville Sam's Club of what is arguably the coolest car I'll see all weekend. Possibly life. Apparently it's owned by a local rapper named Lex Top Dollar. My rap name? ... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2012
    This is the new record-holder for the world's largest chocolate sculpture: a 18,239-pound (8,273-kilogram, ~9-ton) model of the Mayan-built Kukulkan pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico. It beats the previous record holder by almost 4 tons, and was presumably made to celebrate the ... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2012
    Sounds like a great way for your penis to catch a cold if you ask me. I'm pretty sure these have existed for awhile, but you know what? The first day of summer was just a couple days ago, so it seems appropriate. Also: these short-shorts I'm wearing. "No, those are indecent... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2012
    This is an entirely too artistic video (just show the stair parts, dammit!) demonstrating Po-Chih Lai's Stair Rover, an 8-wheeled skateboard with pivoting trucks that allow it to be ridden down stairs. Me? I like to ride down stairs the old fashioned way: on a pillow like I d... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2012
    According to a recent survey conducted by electronics trade-in site Gazelle of 1,000 people who have owned at least one iPhone, a solid 15% of users admitted to be willing to part with sex before their phone, even for as short as a weekend. That...gives me the sads. Another 4... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2012
    Because the internet is already drying up for the weekend, here's a wooden USS Enterprise wind mobile made by Etsy seller RaysScraps. They're available for $75, but unfortunately don't include any wind chimes. I need chimes, dammit! I wanna hear that tingy-ding-ding when I'm... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2012
    I'm really hoping those are painted candybars because otherwise there are TURDS ON THE HOME PAGE. I guess there's a first time for everything. E. Chromi is a yogurt-like probiotic drink derived from E. Coli bacteria that could soon turn your doodoo different colors based on w... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2012
    Cole Bradburn, the same man who helped paint THIS Yoshi's Island themed nursery, decided it was time he and his wife have a little Kokiri of their own and decided on a Wind Waker/Spirit Tracks themed nursery. This is the result of 150+ hours of painting over three months and "... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2012
    This is a dragon sculpture created from 136 shattered blank CD's by Redditor Amon-a-boat. He started with a wire mesh frame, then hot-glued all the CD bits onto it. 136 discs? Damn, you could of made a lot of mix CD's with those, homey. Know what I'm saying? I'm saying if ... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2012
    Beer: it's the best drink ever invented. Second place is chocolate milk. NO ARGUING. And now Japanese questionable products retailer Brando is selling this $23 'Professional Beer Foam Making Mug' that uses a spring-action to foam your beer with the push of a button. Why? N... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2012
    This is a series of Superhero inspired ensembles put together by B For Bel from existing clothing lines as part of her Cartoon Closets series. I posted her Avengers (plus Batman and Catwoman) collections after the jump, but if you go to her website and click the superhero you ... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2012
    You still like turtles now, Zombie Jonathan?! This is a pair of recently discovered 47-million year old fossilized turtles who were *kids, cover your eyes* boning when they died, which is exactly how I wanna go. No word if my special lady intends to go at the same time, but ... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2012
    This is a Glock .45 pistol modded to look like a DeWalt cordless drill. It's just a gun though, the drill doesn't actually work. Although I suppose you could use it as a little bayonet in a fight. "Here is a really neat project put together by one of our trainers, Mark Bilic... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2012
    This is a shot of a portal jump in progress created by photographer/light-painting enthusiast Jeremy Jackson with a single exposure. Now I know what you're thinking, "Suuuuuuure he did, maybe with a single exposure from a MAGIC CAMERA." Hey, I thought the same thing. The res... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2012
    If you didn't see it on IWatchStuff yesterday because you hate most modern entertainment, here's a papercraft version of the Futurama opening sequence made by Comedy Central to promote tonight's return of the series. Man, what I wouldn't give to Godzilla my ass through that se... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2012
    Note: Larger version HERE. Version with even more ships but no Enterprise HERE. This is a visual comparison of current/past space vessels compared to the USS Enterprise. As you can see, it appears they like to build spaceships way bigger in the future. I'm kidding, Star T... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2012
    And Vinyly is a company that will produce a limited edition run of vinyl records (containing your ashes) after you die for your friends and family to remember you by, hopefully forcing that last thing they remembered you by out of their heads (the time you farted real loud at a... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2012
    This is a tattoo inked by Chip Rutz featuring the Leonardo from my nightmares where I'm Shredder except on crutches, my spiky armor is really just foil covered cardboard, and the Foot Clan are only toes. Oooooooor it could be a reproduction of THIS PORTRAIT of Leonardo from Da... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2012
    Chinese villagers in Liucunbu stumbled across a strange mushroom while digging a new well and managed to keep it alive in a bucket of water until reporters were able to show up. At no time during the whole ordeal did anyone realize it was rubber and there was a fake vagina on ... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2012
    This is a video of somebody playing the Harry Potter theme entirely on the rims of wine glasses. No clue where the hell they got thirty wine glasses from, but my guess is somebody's mom is no stranger to popping a bottle before noon. That's my kinda lady. Love those red teet... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2012
    This is a series of characters reimagined as Pac-Man ghosts by artist Dash Coleman (links to his Flickr with all the answers). Well, reimagined as Pac-Man ghost SHAPES, I should say. Because that's where the similarities stop. The bus? The bus stops right outside my apartme... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2012
    Network Exec 1: What's big right now? Network Exec 2: My daughter said something about a Pictionary ripoff on her iPhone. Network Exec 1: I'll buy the rights. *both laugh and light cigars with the script of my pilot* Because 'Win, Lose or Draw' and 'Pictionary' haven't already... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2012
    This is a video from Cornell's Creative Machines Lab (for the last time: WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE CREATIVE MACHINES. Microwaves and vibrators -- that's it) featuring a robotic "jamming-based gripper" capable of picking up and throwing any object. The concept is simple: there's ... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2012
    Remember last week's Legend of Zelda overworld map wall mural? Well Etsy seller Pacmania is back with even more, printing up some large (at least ~3-feet in one dimension, and some up to 15-feet long) Castlevania (above), Zelda, Final Fantasy, Metroid and Super Mario versions.... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2012
    This is a video from the guys at Moss Pawn showing off their "fully modified" (presumably because there's no more room to put anything) AR-15 Zombie Destroyer. It looks like it could definitely destroy some zombies -- AT DISTANCE. And when it comes to fighting zombies, distan... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2012
    Redditor Lycerius has been playing the same game of Civilization II for the past ten years. And from the sound of things, the world isn't doing so hot. Well, except temperature-wise, because constant nuclear war has melted the icecaps. There are no more polar bears. Now in ... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2012
    These are a couple shots captured by scientists studying dolphins as part of the Ionian Dolphin Project off the coast of Greece. They show an octopus that's attached itself to a dolphin's *STAY PROFESSIONAL, GW* genital slit, presumably to avoid being eaten by the mammal. Ooo... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2012
    This is a series of Pokemon character cars created by Toyota and Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy as some kind of weird-ass cross promotion. And speaking of cross promotions: hot sauce and extra-absorbent toilet paper. It just makes sense. Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy is run... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2012
    This is a BMW touring bike with a sidecar drum set. Why? To rock while rolling. Actually I have no idea why, probably just because they could, which seems to be the only reason anybody does anything anymore. That, or to get high. *ahem* I'm looking at you, smoked banana p... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2012
    This is West Coast Chill, a poorly named energy drink that comes in a self-cooling can. You just press a button on the bottom, and the can will cool the drink inside 30-degrees in 3-5 minutes. No word what happens if the can was already frozen to begin with, but hopefully a g... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2012
    Hyundai teamed up with The Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman to create a "Zombie Survival Machine" version of their Elantra Coupe, which will be unveiled at next month's San Diego Comic Con but not available for retail purchase. *eying picture* WELL DARN. The car was... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2012
    This is a series of "designer" prosthetic attachments from Bespoke Innovations that add a little flair to an otherwise boring fake leg. "Hey -- if you don't got it, flaunt it," a one-legged man once told me before trying to do a 360 on his crutches and falling into the street.... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2012
    This is a Star Trek themed home theater setup (previous one HERE) created by Electronics System Consultants. It's one of those features that makes it really hard to sell your house if you ever wanted to move. But why would you? SPOILER: You wouldn't. The theater represents ... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2012
    This is a video demonstrating what happens if you crack an egg 20-meters (~65-feet) underwater. And if you crack an egg into a pot of boiling ramen? Magic happens. Add some shredded cheese and HELLO, BREAKFAST. So yeah, when you crack an egg open under pressure, the egg whi... / Continue →