• Russian Army Fools All With Blow-Up Dolls Dummy Weapons

    Russian Army Fools All With Blow-Up Dolls Dummy Weapons

    Want to put together your own fake army to fool all the dolts trolling Google Earth?  Try getting in touch with Rusbal, a Moscow-based R&D company that produces inflatable, life-size replica of the usual implements of war, including big ass tanks, bomber jets and rocket launchers. Used by the Russian Army to fool spy satellites taking aerial pictures of local areas, the blow-up contraptions are reportedly more realistic than older generations of dummy weapons, which were made from either rubber, [...]

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  • New HEMI Projectile Delivers Taser Shocks Using A Grenade Launcher

    New HEMI Projectile Delivers Taser Shocks Using A Grenade Launcher

    Getting tasered is scary enough.  Having it delivered as a projectile using a grenade launcher is just absolutely freaky.  That freaky bit is exactly what the new Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation (HEMI) from Taser International does, delivering the familiar electric shock using a projectile that can be hurled over long distances. Funded by the Pentagon under a $2.5 million contract, the air-soaring, payload-toting “missile” can be fired from a conventional 40-millimeter grenade launcher, allowing it to hit a target just under [...]

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  • Autoloader Screwdriver Pumps Out Six Different Tips On Automatic

    Autoloader Screwdriver Pumps Out Six Different Tips On Automatic

    I hate screwdrivers.  Every time you need a small flathead tip, all you can find is the large Phillips one.  It’s like the unfortunate rule of home DIY: the exact tool that you’ve got in mind, you’re never going to find. KR Tools’ Autoloading Screwdriver puts an end to all of that, allowing you to carry six functional magnetic-tip screwdrivers in one.  Rather than just another modular tool with interchangeable bits, however, this particular model has all the different bits [...]

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  • Oasis Of The Seas Now Heading To Florida, Will Gladly Ship Your Entire Small Town

    Oasis Of The Seas Now Heading To Florida, Will Gladly Ship Your Entire Small Town

    The next time you decide to send your entire small town to another part of the world, transportation arrangements just got a little simpler.  You can now fit the entire population into a single boat.  Called the Oasis of the Seas, it’s the largest cruise line of all time and it can can take all 6,000 of your citizens over the roughest oceans. What kind of ship can fit in that many people?  One that measures 1,200 feet long, towers [...]

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  • In A World Without Trays, The Link Mug Is King

    In A World Without Trays, The Link Mug Is King

    When you’re serving more than two cups of coffee, it’s obvious you need to use a tray.  If you like making things difficult, though, you can opt for these Link Mugs, a set of three coffee mugs that stick to each other so you can carry them with two hands. In a world without trays, this clever little mug will be King.  Since we have trays in this planet, though, I find it just a little bit unnecessary.  Not that [...]

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  • HAROP Suicide Drone Detects Communication Signals, Kamikazes Into The Source

    HAROP Suicide Drone Detects Communication Signals, Kamikazes Into The Source

    Attaching the word “loitering” to anything makes it sound like its floating aimlessly on its way to nowhere.  Not so with the HAROP loitering munition, an unmanned aerial vehicle that should strike fear in the hearts of whoever finds it hovering nearby. What makes it so scary?  Just like the Kamikaze pilots of World War II, the HAROP cares little for its well-being, ready to sacrifice its body to destroy enemies within range.  Once it finds itself a mark, it [...]

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  • Never Lose The Remote Again

    Never Lose The Remote Again

    Hey, honey, throw me the remote. Oh wait. Nooooooo. Don’t worry, your wife probably won’t be able lift this cool remote control hack overhead, much less dump it your way.  You’re safe…as long as your wife isn’t Chynna from the WWE. From the hilarious pages of “There I Fixed It” comes one of the coolest solutions for always-missing remotes:  chain it to a large, dense block of metal.  I’m not sure what the heck that slab of steel is (a [...]

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  • Xeros Washing Machine: The Future Of Laundry Is Plastic

    Xeros Washing Machine: The Future Of Laundry Is Plastic

    Starting next year, an unusual type of washing machine will begin hitting commercial laundromats.  Instead of water and detergent, the new washer will facilitate cleaning with the use of plastic nylon beads, which dislodge and trap dirt from your clothes. At the moment, Xeros is still in the prototype stages for their improved version of the laundry staple, which will use 90 percent less water and 70 percent less detergent than current models.  Aside from the obvious savings in soap [...]

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  • Guy Shoots Anvil 200 Feet Up In The Air, Looks Pointless And Amazing At The Same Time

    Guy Shoots Anvil 200 Feet Up In The Air, Looks Pointless And Amazing At The Same Time

    The man above is Gay Wilkinson, the self-proclaimed world champion of the very manly sport of Anvil Shooting.  Yes, anvils – those large slabs of dense metal they use for both blacksmithing and killing Wile E. Coyote in a variety of ways. If you’ve never been to a mountain man festival or lived around some crazy blacksmiths during the Fourth of July celebrations, you’ve probably never even heard of this endeavor.  Shooting anvils?  What kind of cockamamie is that? As [...]

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  • Ares I-X Rocket Ready For Launch

    Ares I-X Rocket Ready For Launch

    Welcome to the moon.  Again.  The new Ares I-X rocket, the first version of the vehicle that will bring man to the moon once more, is now geared for launch at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.  And it’s quite the sight. Situated at Launch Pad 39B, it’s the first rocket to sit on that pad in over 25 years, representing NASA’s initial major step in the Constellation Program, the new, post-shuttle era of space exploration.  Apart from returning to the moon, [...]

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  • Scubacraft, A Sea-Diving Speedboat

    Scubacraft, A Sea-Diving Speedboat

    A speed boat that craftily doubles as a submarine has been an endless fascination in many movies and comic books.  If the Scubacraft, which  recently went through underwater testing at the Pinewood Studios, pushes through, that longing can finally become a reality. On the surface, the Scubacraft looks like a typical luxury racing speedboat, sporting aerodynamic lines and fancy good looks.  Once you tire of the usual sights around the marina, however, it should let you uncover a whole new [...]

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  • Ceramic Notepad: Like Working In Fred Flintstone’s Office

    Ceramic Notepad: Like Working In Fred Flintstone’s Office

    My notepad is a paperweight.  That sounds pretty stupid, right?  Not if you’re jotting down notes on the Ceramic Notepad, a dry-erase slab that you can probably smash someone’s head with. Congratulations designer Helen Johannessen, you just recreated Fred Flintstone’s notebook.  Yay!  It’s like a small whiteboard clad as a notebook using a material that could have been my next piggy bank.  Pretty awesome. The Ceramic Notepad measures 12 x 20 x 3 cm and is made entirely from clay, [...]

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  • Bottle Tops Turns Aluminum Cans Into Resealable Bottles

    Bottle Tops Turns Aluminum Cans Into Resealable Bottles

    Prefer bottles to cans, but no bottled beverages available?  Not a problem.  Just snap the Bottle Tops on that aluminum container and slug your carbonated drinks like it came in a bottle. Sure, it feels stupid having to carry an extra accessory around just to drink a can of Coke.  It does bring a couple of extra benefits you may want to consider, though.  First, if you’re a clumsy drinker, you’ve probably had spills downing liquids from a can.  No [...]

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  • Detect Spiked Drinks With 2 Love My Lips, An Anti-Date Rape Lip Gloss

    Detect Spiked Drinks With 2 Love My Lips, An Anti-Date Rape Lip Gloss

    Date rape sucks.  Unfortunately, it’s also a reality for a lot of women in the dating scene.  Rather than watch your beverage with an eagle eye, 2 Love My Lips includes test strips with their lip gloss that you can use to check if your drinks have been roofied. Sure, it’s not the same as eradicating the problem altogether, but the intention’s in the right place.  It’s easy to acquire, won’t offend your date (if you dip that strip discreetly, [...]

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  • ACG Surf Racks Add Board Mounts On Your Bicycle, Makes For Instant Roofing Too

    ACG Surf Racks Add Board Mounts On Your Bicycle, Makes For Instant Roofing Too

    Bicycling to a surf spot sounds like a stupid idea.  Picturing it, in fact, hurts my head.  That is, of course, until you chance upon one of the products from ACG Surf Racks, which adds a mounting panel on your bicycle for surfboards of various shapes and sizes. I’ve seen side-mounted board racks in the past, but ACG’s overhead compartments appear to be a much better idea.  Sure, that pipe hanging in front of you can be distracting, but you [...]

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  • Giant Puppets Tower Over Germany In The Berlin Reunion

    Giant Puppets Tower Over Germany In The Berlin Reunion

    This year is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  As part of the celebrations, French theater  company Royal De Luxe held an open-air performance of massive proportions in the streets of Berlin, Germany during the past weeked.  Called the “The Berlin Reunion,” the multi-day show featured two gargantuan marionette dolls in a story of long-lost family members finding each other. As many as 1.5 million people filled the streets to see Big Giant, a deep sea [...]

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  • 60-Foot Tetsujin-28 Monument Unveiled Last Sunday, Towers Over Japan’s Wakamatsu Park

    60-Foot Tetsujin-28 Monument Unveiled Last Sunday, Towers Over Japan’s Wakamatsu Park

    The giant statue of Tetsujin-28 (aka Gigantor) in Kobe, Japan’s Wakamatsu Park finally wrapped up construction and received its official unveiling last Sunday.  Posed like its ready for battle, the monstrous pile of metal stood tall amidst hundreds of spectators. Originally intended to see the light of day last year, the larger-than-life statue was delayed after multiple problems with funding.  However, the immense attention received by the Gundam robot, which towered over Tokyo, prompted organizers to push for Gigantor to [...]

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  • Invisible Dogs Invade Brooklyn Streets

    Invisible Dogs Invade Brooklyn Streets

    Don’t want a dog, but like the idea of walking a pet around?  Spend your Sunday mornings doing what these folks did, running around town with their invisible dogs in tow. You heard that right.  Last Sunday, over 2,000 people participated in Improv Everywhere’s latest mission, which entailed walking an invisible dog around Brooklyn.  Within a one mile radius of Bergen St., otherwise sane-looking people went about their crazy business of pretending they had a mutt on their feet. Using [...]

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  • Dirty Bomb Emergency Kit Offers First Aid For Nuclear Fallouts

    Dirty Bomb Emergency Kit Offers First Aid For Nuclear Fallouts

    Last night was awesome – ten beers, an entire carton of pizza and a bunch of other greasy fare.  You come to work, get in an elevator with ten other people and feel the sudden need to blow gas.  With a squint in your eyes and a grimace in your face, it finally slips out – a stinky, smelly dirty bomb that brings everyone within the four walls of the passenger elevator to their demise. Well, the Dirty Bomb Emergency [...]

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