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December 9, 2012 - December 15, 2012 Archives

  • December 14, 2012
    Nice shoes brobro, you see those at the store and fall in love with them? See -- LOL. This is Kenshiro. Kenshiro is a robot with a human skeleton and muscles. I'm not sure WHOSE skeleton and muscles, but you better believe I'm unchecking the organ donor box on my driver's l... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2012
    According to the most recent British census, Jedi is the most popular "other religion" choice in the country, and the seventh most popular religion overall (behind Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism). People identifying themselves as Jedis totaled 176... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2012
    This is the $50 Nyan Cat Hoodie. It beats the hell out of that Batman one which is a pretty amazing feat considering this is a hoodie based on a Pop-Tart/cat hybrid blasting through space and the other is supposed to be one of the awesomest superheros to ever grace my bedsheet... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2012
    This is the 'Hobbit House', an outbuilding designed by architect Peter Archer for a lifelong J.R.R. Tolkien fan as a place to store the collection of Middle Earth memorabilia he's accumulated over the past 30 years. Wow, having the money to build your own little themed museum ... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2012
    This is the $150 Dark Knight Batman hoodie from Marc Ecko. It looks... "Kinda crappy." You said it, not me. It reminds me of what a cheap knockoff of a real Batman hoodie might look like. Yeah, this is no joke. You're looking at the closest thing to taking on the role of Go... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2012
    So a friend of mine decided to use those William Sonoma cookie cutters to bake a batch of Star Wars cookies for Christmas. This is the result. She made me pinky swear not to identify her in the post though so we'll just call her ALLISON SWAN OF 3520 ATHENS BOULEVARD, LOS ANGE... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2012
    This is a LEGO Santa mech built by LEGOmaniac Mark Anderson. I guess Santa got tired of having to take care for all those reindeer and (now would cover your children's eyes) SLAUGHTERED AND ATE THEM. *kids crying* I warned you. Santa's mech features a bubble of presents on ... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2012
    In news I can't quite wrap my head around (although I did manage to get my penis around it twice and and tie it off in a knot), a group of researchers at the University of Washington are running tests to determine if the entire universe is just a massive simulation program runn... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2012
    This is an officially licensed $35 Minecraft torch lamp. The plastic lamps are powered by three AAA batteries and can either sit upright on a table or mounted to a wall diagonally. I just hung a bunch around my bedroom to give it kind of a medieval castle feel. "It's not wor... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2012
    These are the conceptual Bracelet KEYS designed by Kim Ji Soo, Kim Jeongmin and Chung Boogun. They're bracelets with a key on one end. Not a bad idea. I mean, as long as you can still provide enough torque to twist the thing. For a person like me, it'll never work though. ... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2012
    This is a $100 One Ring replica created by WETA Workshop and available from ThinkGeek. Unfortunately, they're not going to be back in stock until late February, so you can forget about Christmas listing one. But when they are available you can also get a sterling silver Chain... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2012
    This isn't the first video we've seen of somebody inhaling sulphur hexaflouride and then talking, because we saw Mythbuster's Adam Savage do it in this video (way back in 2008!). This is just another one. It's like watching videos of cats trying to fit in boxes that are way t... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2012
    This is the Flask Tie, a necktie with a removable hidden flask pouch inside. It's made by the same company that brought us the Pillow Tie, and comes in a variety of slanty striped color combos for $25. The hidden pouch holds half a pint (8oz) of your favorite beverage and is ... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2012
    OMG ADAM, IT'S STARTING. IT'S STARTING! This is a video of a GIANT 7.4 cubic km (~1.75 cubic mile) chunk of ice breaking off the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland (note: link has higher res video than I embedded after the jump). It was captured by James Balog as part of his doc... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2012
    This is a video of a physics professor at Stony Brook University doing his thing, you know, talking about the motion of the ocean or whatever (actually, chain reactions), when he notices a student sleeping in the front row (worst place to sleep btw). So what does he do? He go... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2012
    This is the Catacoffin, a $35,000 coffin with a three-speaker 'Catacombo' sound system controlled by a touchscreen remote INSTALLED IN YOUR GRAVESTONE. You can create your own playlist to listen to on the way to hell or let visitors to your grave pick songs for you. *plays Ce... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2012
    Because it was only a matter of time with all the Middle Earth mania sweeping the country, New Zealand has just opened a Hobbit themed Green Dragon pub near Matamata. I bet it'll be successful. Hell, I'd drink there. "And get kicked out." That's what you think! 86 me, I da... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2012
    Because what good is wearing contacts if a friend can't text a 8===D directly onto your eyeball, scientists at Ghent University are hard at work developing contact lenses with curved LCD displays in them. No word if they'll be blink powered or fry your eyeballs if you cry, but... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2012
    These are the top 10 "trending" (search queries with the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2012 as compared to 2011) global Google search and Google image searches for 2012. All in all, a pretty depressing collection. Surprisingly absent from the list were ... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2012
    So some DARPA robot stabs you in the gut, what are you gonna do? ANSWER: Get pumped full of some DARPA Wound Statis foam to apply pressure to the wound, slow the bleeding, and save your life. DARPA: Monopolizing both sides of the robotic apocalypse. A foam-based technology ha... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2012
    This is an officially licensed TARDIS computer case for sale by British computer retailer Scan. The systems are fully configurable but the base starts at £936 (~$1,511) for an Intel Pentium 3.1GHz Dual Core processor, 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. That's not a lot of ban... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    These are USS Enterprise and X-Wing fighter sculptures made out of old computer parts by by Etsy seller Shankalonian. You know, there's a term for making stuff like this out of older, more useless stuff, but I forget what it is. "It's called upcycling." It's on the tip of my... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    This is a video of a guy unloading his custom boat into the water from the back of his custom truck. Together they make one badass looking vehicle. Separately they make one badass looking boat and one awkward looking truck. Together and banging a helicopter -- now that's the... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    This is Papa Mau, a wave-powered robotic boat that managed to autonomously navigate its way 9,000 miles from San Francisco to Australia over the course of the last year instead of being eaten by a shark like I begged King Neptune to make happen. IT'S SUSHI NIGHT TONIGHT, NEPTU... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    You can't hitchhike to the North Pole, silly! Because who doesn't want to be the envy of this year's ugly Christmas sweater party, here's a do-it-yourself sweater from Mark Rober featuring an iPad playing a crackling fire animation (links to iTunes page to download the animati... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    Plastic drinkware manufacturer Drink Savvy (links to Indiegogo fundraising site if you want to contribute) has developed a cocktail cup that provides a visual warning if it detects the presence of the three most common date rape drugs (GHB, ketamine and rohypnol). Wow, druggin... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    This is a full-body sweater made for lumberjacks to model in their bathrooms. It buttons up at the top, which is where you have to climb in. It also looks like it has a zipper crotch which is handy because I doubt this thing is pee-proof like those panties we saw earlier. Yo... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    Allegedly a Canadian company has developed a 'Quantum Stealth' invisibility cloak for the US and Canadian militaries that can hide whatever is behind it be bending light waves around it. The cloak is said to work so well and be so top secret that they can't release ACTUAL pict... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    NOTE: Still not #2 proof. This is a line of sexy underwear from Dear Kate that won't get ruined by a little accident. They're like that grandma diaper underwear, except...I can't believe I just brought up grandma diaper underwear. *shaking head, opening bottle* Like a wise ... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    These are the conceptual Sneaker Speakers designed by Ray Kingston. They're Bluetooth enabled, battery powered external speakers that can be worn over a shoe. Why anybody would need music coming from their ankles is beyond me, but maybe some folks have REALLY short friends. ... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2012
    Because nobody likes talking on the phone, the four largest cell phone carriers have agreed to make texting to 911 available by May 15th, 2014. Not gonna lie, I already thought they accepted texts and were just ignoring me. 'SEND AMBULANCE, HOT SAUCE TOO SPICY.' "Access to 9... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2012
    This is an auction from eBay seller kaisetsuna who's offering all 721 Super Nintendo games released in the United States, Mexico and Canada (aka North America). All come with their original boxes, ~85% with the instruction manuals, and all for the low, low, Buy It Now price of... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2012
    This is a video of pigeon-hunting catfish in the shallows of the River Tarn in Southwestern France. Basically the 1 - 1.5-meter (~3 - 5-foot) long European Catfish throw themselves onto land when they sense a bird nearby, then wriggle themselves back into the water to swallow ... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2012
    This is a jocular illustration depicting wireless internet strength based on your location in the house. As you can see, it always sucks where you need it most and is GREAT for your Wi-Fi stealing neighbors. Speaking of: one time I removed the password on my internet connecti... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2012
    Because flying takes energy and now even the birds are getting lazy (or he has his wings clipped), here's a video of Pepper the African Grey cruising around on the Bird Buggy, a little car he can control with his beak. The buggy was built by the bird's engineer owner to keep h... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2012
    To celebrate the New Fantasyland expansion at Disney World, the park created and flew a giant fire-breathing dragon over Beast's castle (part of the new attractions) in a one-night only special performance. REALITY SPOILER: The dragon is actually a manned parawing (pictures af... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2012
    This is a woman cosplaying as the house from 'Up'. Although truthfully, I don't really think that was artist Myeongbeom Kim's intention when he designed the piece. That's just my interpretation and it is the RIGHT interpretation. Art is whatever you want it to be and I want... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2012
    Note: Sick-ass 'Dark Side Of The Moon' Photoshop work by yours truly. This is blind-since birth Tommy Edison. Tommy was presumably named after famous inventor Thomas Edison, who was born not only blind, but with the head of a lizard. "Stop rewriting history." Haha, I'm hopi... / Continue →