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August 26, 2012 - September 1, 2012 Archives

  • August 31, 2012
    So apparently every year the town of Bilbao, Spain holds a 'Concurso de Feos' (Ugly Contest). Contestants are asked to make the ugliest face they can, and, judging from these pictures, they all won first prize. No word what the winner actually gets, but hopefully it's a brown... / Continue →
  • August 31, 2012
    Man, chestburster looks so much like cheeseburger that I'm all hungry now. Granted it doesn't help that I vomited in the last post. I'm a wreck. This is an augmented reality shirt with a tracking image that, when viewed through a smart phone with the app installed (info page... / Continue →
  • August 31, 2012
    These are some severed, fungus-y toe cookies made by Natasha of Nevie-Pie Cakes. You put one of these things in your mouth and any respect I had for you is OUT THE WINDOW and splattered all over the sidewalk below. More of a Van Gogh ear fan? No worries, Natasha also made so... / Continue →
  • August 31, 2012
    If you haven't seen it already, this is a video of a guy repeatedly dropping two iMac boxes filled with broken glass in front of people to make them all groan. He also cusses in front of children which I do NOT condone. I know some fanboys who would actually cry if they saw t... / Continue →
  • August 31, 2012
    Seen here with a silver tooth and nipples that look like pencil erasers, a man shows off his full upper-body Star Wars tattoos. I'm not sure if he's saving the strip in the middle of his chest for some more work, but I suggest he get his penis tattooed like the handle of a lig... / Continue →
  • August 31, 2012
    This is Lucihormetica luckae, a species of South American cockroach that glows using bioluminescence (like a firefly) to resemble a toxic beetle that shares the same habitat. Can't tell them apart? Squash everything that glows. Remember rubbing firefly guts on your face like... / Continue →
  • August 31, 2012
    Picture related: phone I wouldn't touch. A Ugandan man was recently hospitalized after stealing a quarantined ebola patient's phone, and contracting the disease himself. Wow bro, stealing from people in the hospital -- really? "They were gonna die anyways!" You're sick. Th... / Continue →
  • August 31, 2012
    Scientists at Harvard University have created a cyborg tissue consisting of lab-grown flesh embedded with nano-wires that has the same "sensing" properties as human skin. This is all going to end very poorly. Probably with an army of cyborgs that look human. 'Ultimately, thi... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2012
    This is allegedly a leaked shot of a black Wii U console in the wild sent to Ubisoft's gamer girl squad 'The Frag Dolls' for debugging purposes. It looks like a black box! It has a red button on the front! It says SYNC beneath it but will it really make the unit self-destruc... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2012
    The world's smallest man and woman recently met for a Guinness Book of World Records photo shoot, and my goodness would they make a cute couple. You smell that? Love is in the air. No -- you can't smell it? Well you have to get real low, like knee-height. Pretend your hous... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2012
    Note: Story is satire (READ: FAKE). I just love rage and cussing so much I want it to be true. Plus duels. US Congressman Todd Akin accused Bill Nye of personally summoning God's wrath in the form of Hurricane Issac after Nye posting a video last week discussing why creation... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2012
    President Obama took to Reddit's AMA (Ask Me Anything) yesterday to answer questions from Redditors and, in the process, brought down the site. "DOMESTIC CYBERTERRORISM?!" No, just too many users you f***ing crazy person. You can read the whole interaction HERE, but I'm just... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2012
    This is a video of a heavily modded PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV that has a functional time traveling DeLorean added. Like, you can actually use the car to time travel in-game. Plus there's a Marty McFly skin. I'm actually playing through GTA4 on the PS3 right now while... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2012
    Seen here holding a chunk of puke, 8-year old Charlie Naysmith proudly displays the 600-gram (~1.3 pound) piece of ambergris he found washed up on a British beach. WTF is ambergris and why is it worth a fortune? Let's get our learn on, shall we? (We shall is the thing!) Amb... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2012
    These are $20 'Plush Halfling Slippers' (because why pay licensing fees if you don't have to?) from ThinkGeek. They're the perfect compliment to the rest of your hobbit costume. Don't have a hobbit costume? Me neither. I do wish I was smoking a pipe in the park like the guy... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2012
    Seen here proving she's not just limited to taking long ramps instead of the stairs, wheelchairer Sue Austin cruises around in the ocean on her modified wheelchair. No word how many mermen fell in love with her, but I suspect at least one plus a tuna. With a pair of underwate... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2012
    This is a 500-pound, six-foot seven-inch Darth Vader cake created by Amanda Oakleaf Cakes, the same folks that made the 300-pound Stormtrooper one earlier this year. Not gonna lie, I probably would have jump-kicked his head off the same way I do my snowmen after they don't com... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2012
    This is a go-cart made by Eric Seenstra using nothing but LEGO pieces. It actually goes (although apparently it's a work in process and can't be steered yet), can carry at least the weight of at least that skinny kid in the picture, and probably won't win in a round of Mario K... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2012
    Man, I half-wish I had a dong on my head now. "That can be arranged." Ahahahaha! *wink* These are a male (above) and female Phallostethus cuulong, a species of Vietnamese fish that has its privates on its head right behind the mouth. *giggling* That's a great place for the... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2012
    Because everybody has to die somehow (so why not make it on your own terms?) this is a video of a bunch of hooligans using a bungee cord attached to a boat to pull them down a hill and over a ramp into a lake while riding an inner-tube. It actually looks pretty fun. Well, min... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2012
    This is the very touching (I cried) presidential speech prepared in the event Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin got stuck on the moon and wouldn't be returning home to earth. Thankfully, it never had to be delivered. NOW ENOUGH LOLLYGAGGING, LET'S GET SOME MORE MEN UP TH... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2012
    A new solar system (full disclosure: actually billions of years old) with two planets orbiting twin suns has been discovered. It's not the first planet discovered to be orbiting two suns, but it is the first system with MULTIPLE planets orbiting twin suns to be found. Outersp... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2012
    Seen here looking suspiciously like he's in trouble for shitting on the carpet when he wasn't supposed to (YOU'RE NEVER SUPPOSED TO) a dog sings the Game of Thrones theme to compete with last week's cat rendition. Who won? I dunno, but definitely not the future of humanity. ... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2012
    This is a massive gallery of reimagined Boba Fett and Clone Trooper helmets that have been modded by artists and visual effects studios and put up for auction on eBay, with proceeds going towards the Make A Wish Foundation. They're all pretty amazing, and a couple (including t... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2012
    This is the Trebuchet Toaster by designer Ivo Vos, whose name is the same forwards as it is backwards. *poker face* You just dial in the angle and launch power needed to shoot your toast right next to your eggs (by firing half a loaf onto the floor and having to leave for wor... / Continue →
  • Included with the soon-to-be-released Avengers Blu-ray, here's an alternate, totally-different, Cobie Smulders-filled opening to Joss Whedon's superhero blockbuster. On the one hand, it isn't really necessary nor all that interesting a scene, but on the other hand, it does a gr... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2012
    This is an interactive video of former NFL player and current actor Terry Crews with a bunch of electrodes attached to his various muscle groups that allegedly activate various musical instruments. He plays for a little while, but afterwards you can record your own jam by mash... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2012
    Seen here looking suspiciously like monster tears, these 230-million year old pieces of amber each have an insect inside. One fly, and two mites. *adjusting pants crotch* A man can only hope there's some dino DNA in there to clone from. The amber droplets, which are only 2-... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2012
    Starting to smoke pot regularly before you're 18 may be linked to a permanent decrease in adult IQ, according to a recent study performed in New Zealand. Truthfully, you probably shouldn't be REGULARLY smoking too much reefer before you graduate high school anyways. What are ... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2012
    A man believed to be drunk and dressed in a Ghillie camouflage suit to look like Bigfoot or a forest monster was struck by two cars while OOGA BOOGA-ing on the side of a dark Montana highway Sunday night and killed. I'M TRYING REALLY HARD TO FEEL BAD. [State Trooper Jim] Schn... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2012
    Man, remember back in the original cartoon when Optimus Prime was just a sweet looking tractor trailer and didn't need a stupid looking flame paint job? Plus when he transformed you could still make out his truck pieces and he didn't look like he was made from a million shards... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2012
    Note: VERY worthwhile (and potentially mind-blowing) higher-res version HERE. I think I saw an alien! This is a shot of Mount Sharp, near Curiosity's original landing zone, taken while focusing the rover's 100mm camera-on-a-stick. I know it looks like the Arizona desert, but... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2012
    Seen here already walking on air, a bar employee changing the channel on a television unknowingly prepares to plummet down a 10-foot hole in the floor. Why the f*** is there a 10-foot hole in the floor? No clue, but it probably shouldn't be left unattended. That's like city ... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2012
    This is the Fliz bike. Unlike traditional bikes, it doesn't have pedals. You hang suspended from the frame above and run. Or walk. Or speed down steep hills pretending you're Superman. I'm a bird, I'm a plane, I'm going to die. I have no clue if the bike is even practical... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2012
    This is a growing series of Pokemon reimagined as Tim Burton characters by artist Hat Boy. Is Hat Boy secretly Tim Burton in disguise? No. I mean I guess he COULD be, but he's probably not. His name's probably not even Tim. Or Hat Boy. Then who is this man of mystery?! Is... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2012
    SPOILER: It doesn't explode :( This is a video from Syracuse University of some homemade lava with a temperature of around 1371°C (~2500°F) being poured over a six-foot slab of ice. Personally, I think it looks like a cheese pizza but that's just me and I haven't had anything... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2012
    This is a Dementor from the Harry Potter series made out of paper mache by DeviantARTist Thom Heap to bring to next year's Harry Potter convention Mysti-Con. Me? I'm going to bring chocolate cupcakes. MAGICAL ones. I'm talking about with weed, man. Hit the jump for a pic... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2012
    This is Smash Mute, a giant $25 mute button to punch when those loud-ass local commercials come on during a football game. Although allegedly in December the FCC will require commercials be the same volume as the programming they so rudely interrupt, so it might become obsolet... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2012
    Tired of nuking your brain with cell phone radiation? ME NEITHER. I can't get enough of that stuff. I think it's because I used to rest my head on the microwave when I was cooking Hot Pockets growing up. But for those of you who care, Pong is selling a line of cases for popu... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2012
    This is a rock remix of the Song of Time and the Song of Storms from Ocarina of Time as performed by TheHumanTim in his basement. Me? I perform in the attic. Just kidding, but sometimes I do drag chains around up there at night to scare my parents. OooooooOOOOoooOOOo, raise... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2012
    Because building your own scrap metal Batpod is like THE THING to do in Vietnam, here comes another one. No clue if this is the same guy as before, but I doubt it because this guy actually wears a helmet. The smarter Batpod builder we'll call him. This is a fully functiona... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2012
    Neil in the Lunar Module still resting on the moon's surface after his historic walk. I wasn't going to post about Neil Armstrong today because it's not like you haven't already heard, but then my dad emailed me. "Please give a nod to one of my heroes tomorrow, Neil Armstrong.... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2012
    Because this is the world we live in, Grant Engler and Amanda Volf got married over the weekend on a beach and left the ceremony with a pair of water jetpacks. Personally, I think Grant should have been carrying his new bride, but that's just me and I'm the most romantic man i... / Continue →