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February 3, 2013 - February 9, 2013 Archives

  • February 8, 2013
    These are a bunch of shots taken by St. Louis, Missouri based Shari Photography of a couple's Disney themed wedding. The bride and groom were Ariel and Prince Eric, and all the bridesmaids were Disney princesses and the groomsman princes/random characters. There were a bunch ... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2013
    This is a line of officially licensed Star Trek footed pajama onsies from Jumpin' Jammerz, which I'm going to go ahead and assume was named in the 90's. You can pick from command gold, engineering (aka 'deathwish') red, or engineering blue, and each one will set you back $65. ... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2013
    Meet Ricardo Fuentes of Mexico City. Ricardo recently pulled several of his coworkers to safety after a methane explosion at the state-run Pemex oil headquarters killed 37 others. When reached for comment why he was unable to save more lives, Ricardo had this to say, "I'm not... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2013
    Stop everything and empty your bank account, because Griff's 'Pit Bull' hoverboard used in Back to the Future II is for sale on eBay. And it's only $13,000 -- for a fully functioning hoverboard! "GW? I don't think it actually hovers." WHAT? For $13,000 it damn well better h... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2013
    This is the Camp Daybed from designer Stephanie Hornig. It's a daybed with an integrated sleeping bag. Sure you could just lay a sleeping bag out on your existing couch, but if you don't bungee-cord yourself to the frame you risk rolling off in your sleep (sleeping bags are s... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2013
    After a request was posted on Jolopnik via reader Ben asking for help designing his 4-year old nephew's dream BMW, the car manufacturer itself stepped up and came up with this design. I don't know about you, but I would drive the hell out of that (probably off a cliff). The k... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2013
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson has calculated that Thor's hammer, if truly forged from a collapsing star, would weigh around 300-billion elephants. Cool Neil, but since when did we start measuring things in elephants? That doesn't sound very scientific. Regardless, 300-billion of them ... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2013
    This is a series of pictures created by Redditor nite4awk featuring real-life photographs with Calvin & Hobbs superimposed in. They're beautiful. I can still remember the first Calvin & Hobbes book I got -- it was 'Yukon Ho!' back in the early 90's. Man, those were the days.... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2013
    eBay user *videogames.museum* is selling his entire video game collection from the past 30 years. It includes over 330 consoles, 6,850 games, 220 controllers, 185 accessories and a ton of other promotional material/special edition stuff. You can download a PDF file of all th... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2013
    Because this is the sad, sad world we live in, here's a $45 iPad Pedestal Stand from CTA Digital. It combines the ass-wiping practicality of a toilet paper holder with the entertainment-while-you-strain-on-the-john accessibility of an iPad. Now I know 100% of the population u... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2013
    Ever wanted to own your own full size Omni Consumer Products Enforcement Droid 209 (ED-209) from Robocop before? Well now you can because Hollywood Parts is selling one on eBay for $25,000. Granted it's not how I'd spend 25-grand, but a lifetime supply of bourbon isn't for ev... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2013
    This is a Knights of the Round Table themed timepiece designed by luxury watchmaker Roger Dubuis. As you can see, it features all the knights gathered around the table with their swords drawn ready to yell 'ONE, TWO, THREE -- FAIR MAIDEN TITS!' or whatever the hell their team ... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2013
    Now listen, I know what you're thinking: "WOW, NICE SHOT J.J. ABRAMS." But shockingly this isn't a scene from the new Star Trek movie, it's actually from one of the video cameras aboard 12-year old Lauren Rojas' "Hello Kitty to Outerspace" science fair project. Me? I made a ... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2013
    This is a video of a woman in her underwear with tape on her boobies so you can't see her nipples trying on different women's fashion pieces each made from a single piece of cut rectangular fabric. A couple of them actually look pretty good. Okay, one of them looks good. "Th... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2013
    Because Mississippi lawmakers are concerned that their residents may try to produce animal-human hybrids (and rightfully so -- probably the natural way too), Republican William Tracy Arnold of Booneville (who undoubtedly has a horse-child he doesn't want to talk about) has draf... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2013
    This is a video of Dennis and Valerio from the Dutch show Proefkonijnen (Guinea Pigs -- turn the English subtitles on) getting electrodes strapped to their stomachs and electrified in waves to mimic the last two hours of contractions before childbirth. They both do a pretty go... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2013
    This is Lesya Toumaniantz from Saransk, Russia. She let her tattoo artist boyfriend Rouslan Toumaniantz ink his name across her face the first time they met in real life after starting a relationship online. Rouslan must really have a thing for face tattoos because he's the s... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2013
    This is the Imperial Star Destroyer birthday cake made by Lorenzo Wood (links to Flickr album of the entire build) for his son Alexander. The cake sits atop a custom base Lorenzo made that had light up windows and BONUS thruster flare effects. There's a video of those doing t... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE so you can get a better look at the one female character's outfit because you're a raging pervert. This is a Simpsons characters as Spider Man characters mashup drawn by artist Terry Ververgaert (links to artist's DeviantART where you can download a 6... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2013
    A new currently known largest prime number has been located, and the thing has over 17-million digits. That...is a big number. Not HUGE, but still pretty big. Definitely wouldn't fit in a breadbox. Well not unless you beat it with a meat tenderizer first. The Great Interne... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2013
    Pokemon 3D is a fan effort to recreate Pokemon in a 3D environment. It was built from scratch and is moddable so if you want to make all the Pokemon look like your friends so you can watch them battle it out to the death, you can. You want to make all the trees look like nake... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2013
    This is a line of action figures featuring seven different presidents as the monsters from Universal's iconic horror films (plus a zombie George Bush for good measure). Each figure is guaranteed to fail to capture the imagination of today's youth and cost between $25-$30. Exc... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2013
    This is a video of artist Li Hongbo demonstrating how one of his paper sculptures works. I'm not really sure how he made that. Did he just carve one giant block of paper that was already folded to expand like an accordion? No clue -- and it's none of our business anyways. T... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2013
    Note: Larger version of the coin HERE. In wonderful news for a humpday, the Canadian Mint is releasing the second in its series of 'Prehistoric Creature' glow in the dark dinosaur coins, this time with the Quetzalcoatlus. For the record, the Quetzalcoatlus wasn't actually a d... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2013
    The board (bored?) gamers' votes have been tallied and the new monopoly token will be...THE KITTY. "The picture kind of gave it away." You're like a modern day Sherlock Holmes. The piece voted to be removed was the iron, which I think we can all agree is the crappiest piece ... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2013
    Because Pokemon and beer pong are both serious business, here's a homemade table combining the two. You can only play beer pong on it though, the Game Boys don't actually play Pokemon. "Aw man, I thought they did." That's because you're an idiot. "I was being facetious." O... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2013
    Seen here looking suspiciously like an electric wheelchair somebody tore the seat off of and replaced with some sort of space-age vibrator, a new stealth robot prepares to infiltrate my dreams and turn them into nightmares. The robot, developed by a bunch of jerks at the CSIRO... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2013
    This is a little Winterfell castle that was 3-D printed using a MakerBot and a digital model file created using screencaps from the show's opening. If you have your own MakerBot 3-D printer you can head to the project page and download the file yourself and start printing thes... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2013
    Redditor Kjkemme and his sister went and recreated the entire line of Perk-A-Cola found in Call of Duty multiplayer, including the cap tops and nutritional info. Personally, when I play multiplayer games I never go after the power-ups because I feel like it gives me an unfair ... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2013
    This is a video of ink drops being dropped into water shot at 4k resolution (4,096 × 2,304). I included a diagram after the jump so you can appreciate how big 4k is versus 1080. Sadly, your monitor won't be able to play the video in its native resolution, but if you click the... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2013
    This is the Daydreamer Desk, a pillowtopped desk created by Nick Demarco. "I could have designed that." You could have done a lot of things, but you didn't. Don't go raining on other people's parades just because they have the drive to get out there and march around in the r... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2013
    Because I'm a firm believer in if I have to see something, so do you, here's an animated GIF of the Joker holding up his freshly removed face after having the Dollmaker cut it off for him at the end of Detective Comics #1. Now listen: I'm sorry if you had to see this at luncht... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2013
    This is the $160 Petit Laundry Swoosh from the King Jim Company of Japan. It's a teensy tabletop washing machine that uses just over a gallon of water (and detergent/bleach) to wash up to 250g of clothing in 18-minutes. How much is 250g of clothing? No clue. From the size o... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2013
    These are some renderings generated by the European Space Agency and architectural firm Foster + Partners showing the design of what may be eventually become the first human base on the moon. I'm not gonna lie, it does kind of look like the one from my dreams. The outer "rock... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    This is a music video made for Queen's iconic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' using nothing but appropriately timed cutscenes from Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. It was made by reader Ben who had this fascinating tidbit to share: "I spent 18 hours playing the game, and 30 hours editing,... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    This is the Happy Birthday Candle. When the flower bulb is lit, it shoots sparkler flames and plays Happy Birthday before unfurling into a blossom of birthday candles. You can get a three pack for $20. Alternatively, you can get a 20-pack of those candles that you can't blow... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    This is a video from domino-maze aficionado Flippycat (of Van Gogh and Nintendo domino course fame) featuring a cat watching a spiraling domino maze from the middle. Except the cat really isn't THAT into it. Or knock it over before the dude is ready which is beyond me because... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    Because pennies are virtually worthless except for picking up tails-side-up to tempt fate, Canada has decided to retire its penny. In what is sure to be a significant victory for pro-nickel lobbyists, all cash transactions will now be rounded up or down to the nearest five cen... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    This is a video of a goldfish that has trouble maintaining its buoyancy. So what did it's owner make? "A fishstick?" Good heavens no! They made it a little life preserver so it can still swim around instead of laying at the bottom of the tank all day being sad. The fish ha... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    This is a video of not a pilot successfully taking off and landing a Cessna 172 with zero training or flight experience except from what he learned playing desktop flight simulators. He does a pretty good job too, proving there's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't be able ... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    This is the insanely detailed maze that Twitter user Kya7y's father spent nearly 7 years drawing some 30 years ago. That...is one hell of a hobby. For comparison, I used to doodle penises in the margin of my notebooks whenever I was bored in school. That and try to imagine m... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    This is a video of a sign-flipping robot employed by a Little Caesar's franchise in Tacoma, Washington. Except he's not so much of a sign-flipper as he is a sign-wiggler. Also, I like how they have him chained to a tree in anticipation of some college frat stealing him for th... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    This is a small series of Nintendo character pancakes created by batter expert Nathan Shields (of Star Trek, Hobbit and all these other crazy-ass pancakes fame) for his kids. Impressive work, Nathan, but I had a waffle at the bar yesterday morning. My buddy set up this whole ... / Continue →