• Manpacks Will Ship You A Fresh Batch Of Underwear Regularly, So You Can Skip On Those Dumb Shopping Trips

    Manpacks Will Ship You A Fresh Batch Of Underwear Regularly, So You Can Skip On Those Dumb Shopping Trips

    Need a new batch of briefs every three months, but can’t seem to remember to get them?  Since robots can’t shop for you yet, a company ran by humans might prove the best thing you currently have available.  Manpacks, a scheduled delivery service for socks, briefs, boxers and undershirts, should have you covered. Why would you need a company to regularly send over personal garments?  Because you’re a dude.  And dudes would rather do anything to get out of a [...]

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  • Buy Your Own Cold War-Era Russian Fighter Jet

    Buy Your Own Cold War-Era Russian Fighter Jet

    Want a Cold War-Era Russian fighter plane that you can call your own?  Look no further than the Russian Sukhoi SU-27 Flanker jets that are currently being sold for private ownership to well-heeled Americans.   Yes, top-flight Russian wartime hardware that can be yours for a measly $5 million. At that price, it’s cheaper than some luxury performance yachts and around the cost of most used business jets, which should put it at serious consideration for your next “nothing better to [...]

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  • IMEC Etches The Smallest World Map Onto A Photonics Chip

    IMEC Etches The Smallest World Map Onto A Photonics Chip

    Your map of the world will always be too big next to this thing: the Smallest World Map, as created by the Photonics Research Group of Ghent University-IMEC.  Sure, you’ll probably have no use for it, but I’ll bet all the crab lice living in your body (ewww, gross) will appreciate one.  Hey, a couple of them may be interested in geography too. Why would anybody make a map so small?  Because they can.  And it gets attention.  Heck, any [...]

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  • Living The Millionaire Lifestyle: My Garage Is A 108-Foot Sunseeker Predator Yacht

    Living The Millionaire Lifestyle: My Garage Is A 108-Foot Sunseeker Predator Yacht

    When you pair off luxury with awesome, you get a picture of how gazillionaires live.  That’s exactly what Sunseeker did at the London International Boat Show, showing off one of their Predator 108 Special Editions with a Caterham Se7en stowed on the vehicle compartment.  Yikes. Sunseeker debuted their new 108-foot flybridge motor yacht at the event, paying special attention to the garage area at the stern of the boat.   Normally intended as a launching pad for a smaller motorboat, they [...]

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  • Kolelinia Puts The Bicycle Lane Over Traffic

    Kolelinia Puts The Bicycle Lane Over Traffic

    Why drive your bicycle on the road where all the traffic is when you can ride on top of it?  Well, that’s the idea behind the Kolelinia, a proposed transportation system that puts bicycle lanes on overhead steel pipes.  Yes, just like they do in the circus. Designed by Martin Angelov, the concept won first prize at the international Line of Site competition.  While the idea looks dangerously dumb at first glance, it’s actually rather novel.  Despite its appearance, there [...]

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  • Where Do You Set The World’s Highest Base Jump?  At The World’s Tallest Building, Of Course

    Where Do You Set The World’s Highest Base Jump? At The World’s Tallest Building, Of Course

    The Burj Khalifa (formerly known as the Burj Dubai) officially took the title of the “world’s tallest building” last week.  Not long after that, two base jumpers trekked to the top of the extra-tall edifice to be the first fellows to fall from it.  Nice. Setting their own world record for the highest base jump are Nasir Al Niyadi and Omar Al Hegelan, who both leaped off the structure to parachute down on the streets of Dubai.  See that dot [...]

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  • Cargoshell’s Innovative Containers Collapses Flat, Leaves Smaller Footprint

    Cargoshell’s Innovative Containers Collapses Flat, Leaves Smaller Footprint

    Shipping containers have been around for over sixty years.  During that time, little has changed about the huge steel boxes that has facilitated widespread international trade.   A new company called Cargoshell is looking to replace those gigantic cargo cases with something they believe is more efficient and more attuned to the times. Huge containers take massive amounts of space.  That’s all well and good if they’re being used to transport cargo.  When they’re empty, though, that translates to a huge [...]

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  • 2009 American Silver Eagle Coins: Add A Little Precious Metal To Your Portfolio

    2009 American Silver Eagle Coins: Add A Little Precious Metal To Your Portfolio

    Looking for a place to invest all that money you collected from your previous bank heists and ponzi schemes?  How about bullion coins, specifically the hugely popular 2009 American Silver Eagle? A lot of current investments are either crap or pose too much risk.  That’s why precious metals, like these bullion coins, are taking off among folks in search of a trouble-free product to put in their liquid assets.  In fact, the 1oz Silver Eagle has seen unprecedented sales during [...]

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  • Shakti Mat, The Modern Bed Of Nails Helps You Become A Yogi

    Shakti Mat, The Modern Bed Of Nails Helps You Become A Yogi

    Despite the calm expressions on the face of mystics wearing diapers, sleeping in a bed of nails doesn’t look all that comfortable.  Regardless, there’s said to be plenty of health and relaxation benefits in that long-running Indian art of acupressure.  If you want to enjoy the same but can’t handle the idea of putting your butt anywhere near lethal pieces of metal, you should get a similar experience from the Shakti Mat, a less-intimidating, Western version of the classic prickly [...]

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  • Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo Unveiled, Rechristened As The Virgin Space Ship Enterprise

    Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo Unveiled, Rechristened As The Virgin Space Ship Enterprise

    Did you book for a seat on Virgin Galactic’s future space flights?  If you didn’t, you’ll be green with envy to know that those well-heeled folks who did are now one step closer to their space journey, after the company officially unveiled the actual ride last Monday.  Formerly called the SpaceshipTwo (SS2), it’s now been rechristened as the Virgin Space Ship (VSS) Enterprise. Sir Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Galactic) and Burt Rutan (of Scaled Composites, the company tasked to [...]

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  • Gryphon’s Next-Gen Parachute System Dresses You In A Stealth Wingsuit, Lets You Fly In Undetected

    Gryphon’s Next-Gen Parachute System Dresses You In A Stealth Wingsuit, Lets You Fly In Undetected

    Remember how cool Jetman Yves Rossy looked on his jet-powered wing?  Soldiers may soon be zooming across the sky on a similar-looking wingsuit with Gryphon’s new Next Generation Parachute System. Described as a modular upgrade for parachute systems, it can help soldiers glide across the sky during high altitude jumps.  On a typical 30,000 feet drop performed by US Special Forces, the wearer can glide stealthily for up to 30 miles at around 60 mph, allowing the team to launch [...]

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  • Space Barley: Have A Beer…From Space…Not Really

    Space Barley: Have A Beer…From Space…Not Really

    There are a couple brands of beer that I regularly drink.  And they’re awesome.  However, none of them are from space.  Neither is the Space Barley.  But you gotta admit – they have a good angle going.  And maker Sapporo Breweries is going to milk it to death. While it’s not technically “beer from space,” the limited-edition flavor does have a few things going for it.  The barley that was used to make the beer were apparently descended from seeds [...]

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  • Tactical Nuclear Penguin is The World’s Strongest Beer, Comes With 32% Alcohol Content

    Tactical Nuclear Penguin is The World’s Strongest Beer, Comes With 32% Alcohol Content

    Seriously, you call a 7% alcohol content beer “strong”?   Prepare to blush in shame with one swig of the Tactical Nuclear Penguin, an “uber-imperial” stout with almost enough kick as your favorite whiskey. Introduced by BrewDog, the unusually potent brew is as much a collector’s concoction as it is an exercise in decadence.  Forget about gobbling bottles upon bottles of brewskies – it’s intended to be “enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance.”  The first is [...]

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  • Smart Armor Tells Soldiers How Badly It’s Damaged, Just Like A Videogame Health Bar

    Smart Armor Tells Soldiers How Badly It’s Damaged, Just Like A Videogame Health Bar

    Robots of the future will not only fly and fire a barrage of weapons – they will even know when they’re in danger.  We’re doomed.  That last one will be courtesy of the US Army, who are developing a new Smart Armor that can do a heck of a lot more than absorb damaging blows. Designed for use in tanks and other military vehicles, as well as extra protection for soldiers (yep, imagine fighting in the ground against a team [...]

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  • Jetman Yves Rossy’s Flight Falls Short, Still Impressive

    Jetman Yves Rossy’s Flight Falls Short, Still Impressive

    Two days ago, Jetman Yves Rossy made his attempt to fly across the Atlantic Ocean on the jetwing, an operational jetpack with wings.  He failed.  Not miserably, though, so he’s alive.  No gore for you, Faces of Death fans. Sponsored by Webtel.mobi, it would have been the first intercontinental flight on such a small-scale flying device. The plan was to ride airborne from Africa to Europe, jumping out of a plane over Tangier in Morocco on to Tarifa, Spain, a [...]

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  • Laser Crosswalk Adds A Virtual Wall On Pedestrian Lanes

    Laser Crosswalk Adds A Virtual Wall On Pedestrian Lanes

    Sure, it’s only a concept.  Regardless, the Laser Crosswalk, which adds a virtual wall of light between motorists and people crossing the street, is the single best innovation I’ve ever seen in keeping pedestrian lanes safe. If you’re from a country where people follow traffic regulations to the letter, then it probably isn’t an issue.  For many parts of the world, though, pedestrian lanes can be an unsafe place, especially at night when a lot of drivers are either sleepy [...]

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  • Screw Replicas, Own A Real Bazooka For The Price Of An iPhone

    Screw Replicas, Own A Real Bazooka For The Price Of An iPhone

    Ack!  Why buy an iPhone 3GS when you can own a 50-year old rocket launcher?  On sale right now at Centerfire Systems are a number of decommissioned Spanish Bazookas that should make a nice addition to any kind of collection.  Heck, I’m buying one and putting it in the middle of my Barbie doll case.  Not that I actually collect Barbies.  Just saying. Sure, they’ve been deactivated according to BATF specs, so they probably won’t fire even if you slip [...]

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  • Blast-Proof Your Walls With The X-Flex Wallpaper

    Blast-Proof Your Walls With The X-Flex Wallpaper

    Think prayer is all you can do to keep your home safe in the middle of a warzone?  With the X-Flex bomb-surviving wallpaper, you just might have another line of defense.  It’s not exactly salvation, but it could help keep your fortress intact for just a little while longer. Invented by Berry Plastics in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the life-saving wallpaper can help keep your walls intact even after being hit by blasts.  A video on [...]

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  • The Berg Will Be The World’s Largest Fake Mountain…Right In The Middle Of Berlin

    The Berg Will Be The World’s Largest Fake Mountain…Right In The Middle Of Berlin

    No real mountain where you think one should be?  Let’s go build it.  That’s what German architect Jakob Tigges probably thought when he came up with the idea for “The Berg,” a proposed artificial mountain that’s set to be the largest in the world. The pinnacle of landscape architecture or a ridiculously insane vision that can upset the local geography?  Both claims sound valid.  Regardless of your own leanings, there’s no denying how awesome it would be to erect a [...]

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