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November 18, 2012 - November 24, 2012 Archives

  • November 21, 2012
    These are a bunch of $90 hoodies from electricMVMT. They each have a rope of battery powered electroluminescent wire running around the zipper and hood. That way you and your friends can go run around at night playing TRON or whatever the hell you people do. God you kids are... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2012
    Police in Germany pulled over a 35-year old man doing 130 kph (80 mph) in a 100 kph (~62 mph) zone, and discovered he'd built an entire mobile office in the passenger seat of his vehicle. This is that mobile office. I know, I used 'deluxe' in the title pretty liberally. Bu... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2012
    This is a video of a $1,200 PhantomX robotic spider form Trossen Robotics dancing around some guy's living room while a couple toddlers narrate the whole thing in baby language. At one point one of them even tries to feed the robot a Hot Wheels car. That was pretty brave. Me... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2012
    Artist Daniel Nyari (of famous robots fame) has just created this print of famous weapons from video games, comic characters, and movies. I'm not really sure how Tetris blocks (tetrominoes) count as weapons, but I suppose if you beat somebody in the head with one it would hurt... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2012
    This is a $25 Severed Wampa Arm Ice Scraper from ThinkGeek. It looks like a wampa arm, but no wampas were harmed in the making of the product. OR WERE THEY? I could tell you no humans were harmed when I made coffee in the breakroom this morning, but I know for a fact I hurt ... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2012
    SWEET COUCH. This is a series of $10 devotional candles from Etsy seller Banana Leviathan featuring characters from video games and sci-fi series. They're currently selling Zelda, Princess Peach, Portal, Dr. Who and Hunger Games ones, with a bunch of other characters coming s... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2012
    Because everyone likes pretending they're a knight when they cook, James Brown (no not THAT James Brown, silly! The one with the green hair in the video after the jump) has created a Kickstarter for Combat Kitchenware, a line of cookware with weapon handles instead of plain on... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2012
    Note: You can download a 65KB text file of the entire 189,819 letter word HERE. This is a video of some guy pronouncing the longest word in the world, which is the chemical name for titan (aka connectin), a human protein, and the largest known protein. It takes brobro 3-hou... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2012
    In 'terrifying if you have to work in it after it's constructed' news, China is planning on building the world's tallest building in only three months. The 220-story skyscraper, named Sky City, is being built by the same company (Broad Sustaining Building) that built this 30-s... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2012
    The Human Rights Watch has just issued a 50-page report titled 'Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots' that urges governments to ban the development of fully autonomous robots designed to kill. A one page addendum to the report written by yours truly adds, "Just ban ... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2012
    Vino2Go are clear sippy cups made for wine. Think wine is best enjoyed around the dinner table during a meal? Think again, wine is best appreciated ON THE GO. Preferably out of a brown paper bag. The Vino2Go™ wine sippy cup tumbler is the simplicity of style, an active wine... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2012
    This isn't the first time we've seen the house from Pixar's 'Up' recreated in real life, but it is the first time we've seen it recreated in real life WITH A HUMAN PASSENGER ABOARD. Unfortunately the passenger was "professional" cluster-balloonist Jonathan Trappe and not a cro... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2012
    This is a Lord of the Rings inspired Nazgûl (ring-wraith) hoodie/hooded coat from NYC "styling house" ØDD. I'm not sure how much they cost, but you'd definitely look scary wearing one. Especially if you keep your head down all the time so nobody can see your face and moan all... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2012
    This is a graphical guide to the evolution of cell phone designs over the past 25 years. God, I remember a time when cell phones only came in backpack form. My dad kept one in the trunk for emergencies and I would always run around with it pretending to be a space ranger. *s... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2012
    This is the 'Winnie the Who' themed cake featuring Tigger as the Doctor and Piglet playing a Dalek, lovingly crafted by Nerdache Cakes. As far as cake-making goes, there are people who suck, people who are okay, people who are pretty good, and then people that can pull off som... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2012
    Note: Larger version HERE, but be sure to check out the artist's site for a full-res version. He also explains his criteria for inclusion and why there's only one woman, no Bill Nye, etc. This is a series of conceptual action figures based on famous scientists by DeviantARTis... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2012
    This is a video of little person Richard Ryan destroying an iPad mini with a 3,000-6,000 rounds/minute minigun. Truthfully, I wasn't going to post the video because destroying the latest gadget with guns is so commonplace now you can probably walk outside and catch somebody pu... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2012
    Note: Higher res version HERE. This is redditor Nocturnal_Nick's friend of a friend's birthday cake. Based on my powers of deductive reasoning, I'm going to say the birthday boy's name is Kevin, and he just turned 16. "Dammit GW, could you be any stupider?" Only if I was my... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2012
    Way back in the day people used to drink out of animal horns as a sign of badassness. Or maybe they were for satanic rituals. Truthfully, I'm not sure why the hell they did it, but they did. Me? I drink out of a plastic chalice that says, "GW'S HAPPY SAUCE" on it in puffy p... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2012
    This is a 30-meter (~98-foot) blue whale kite constructed by Peterlynn Kites. I guess it's kind of a balloon kite though because it's inflated. Want your own? Well you're in luck, because they sell them for $6,000. Or you can get a 16-meter version for $3,800. Or an 8-mete... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2012
    This is a couple in Bogota, Colombia dressed up as two roller coaster riders. They even act out riding a coaster as part of the costume. In case you couldn't figure it out, their legs in the front are fake. Also, the bald guy in the striped sweater is not impressed AT ALL. ... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2012
    Because it's the holiday season and it's important to stay both drunk AND nourished, here are some ground beef shot glasses from ManBQue (links to recipe). They're basically meatballs cooked around stainless steel shot glasses. They look perfect for little Bloody Mary shots. ... / Continue →