Former UC Berkeley QB Joe Ayoob and airplane builder John Collins recently set a world distance record with a flight that never left its hangar at McClellan Air Force Base; he tossed a paper airplane over 226 feet. (Thanks Triston!)
Because we love film too, we’re excited to hear that submissions are still being taken through Feb. 20 for Vimeo’s Festival + Awards event in June. James Franco and other cool talent will be judging.
We, the worldly hunter-gatherers at TA, don’t care when this karate moves vid was made; we also thought Napoleon Dynamite was a period piece. It’s a perfect way to start the day. (Thanks Ivan!)
The Photorito Lens Wrap is a protective cover that resembles the tasty and beloved Mexican dish; lenses stay in place burrito-style with a built-in band in the padded Tyvek and neoprene sleeve.
There’s lots of tight turning, fun camera angles and cool tricks in this motorbike drift video from professional stunt rider Jorian Ponomareff, who makes it all look so easy. (Thanks Flex!)
Kuat Racks’ Bottle Lock has a 5-foot-long braided steel cable coiled within itself and a small lockable compartment on the bottom; it fits into most standard holders on a bike. Available 11/1/2011.
You’ll see lots of slick freestyle moves in this video from Singapore’s Marcus Koh, a dude who just happens to be the 2011 winner of the 1A division World Yo-Yo Contest. (Thanks, Joshua!)
Designed by Stephan Copeland, Pongo has everything you need to play table tennis, including a retractable net with receptacles that don’t need to be clamped. Comes with a drawstring pouch.
Oh my gosh! The lady in this infomercial is awfully excited about her Rainbow Sponges and all the dazzling patterns she can create with them – perhaps just a tad too excited. (Thanks everyone!)
The Niko Camera Bag from Chrome allows quick access on the go; the quick release buckle enables easy removal and messenger shoulder strap allows for swing-around access to your camera and gear.
The James Perse Limited Edition Ping Pong Table is handcrafted from environmentally farmed solid teak; the net and cover can be removed to convert the game room into a dining or conference room.