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Birth of a Bee

Birth of a Bee

National Geographic photographer Anand Varma captured this incredible macro time-lapse footage of the early stages of life a bee goes through in its hive, from a worm-like white larva to a fuzzy, flying insect. More here.

EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove

EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove

This clean-burning compact stove is perfect for camping and survival needs, concentrating heat where you need it, without making a mess. It can burn wood, charcoal, or solid biofuel, and accommodates pots and pans from about 7″ to 12″ in diameter.

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How Airports Destroy Contraband

How Airports Destroy Contraband

Each day, thousands upon thousands of people enter the U.S. with items which aren’t permitted into the country. Business Insider takes us behind the scenes at JFK International Airport to learn how U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents (and dogs) locate and get rid of everything from narcotics to illegal produce.

LEGO Saturn V Launch Tower

LEGO Saturn V Launch Tower

Upgrade your LEGO Saturn V rocket with this impressive 45″ tall umbilical tower you can stand your rocket next to. Vonado’s 3073-piece tower was clearly inspired by Bailey Fullarton’s awesome fan-build. Combined with their LED lighting kit, the only thing missing are the flames and a giant cloud of smoke. Rocket model not included.

A Boat Full of Boats

A Boat Full of Boats

Amazing footage of a vessel called the Super Servant 4, a massive, 556-foot-long ship designed to transport yachts of all sizes to and from marinas. The carrier section is designed to be flooded with water to allow the yachts to be piloted in and out without hoists.

Classic Batmobile Sculpture

Classic Batmobile Sculpture

A limited-edition handpainted sculpture of the classic 1960s Batmobile, as the dynamic duo makes haste to jump in and chase down some villains. It headlights and taillights illuminate, and it plays the Batman TV theme song too. measures 5-3/4″ W x 8-1/4″ L x 4-3/4″ H.

Tom Kenny Improvs Characters

Tom Kenny Improvs Characters

Best known as SpongeBob Squarepants, voice actor Tom Kenny has been featured in numerous cartoons since the 1990s. In this funny Vanity Fair clip, he was put on the spot and asked to improvise voices for five new characters. It’s amazing how he brings all of them to life.

Japanese James Brown

Japanese James Brown

Zainichi Funk’s 2011 track Bakudan Kowai (“Scary Bomb”) showcases what James Brown might sound like in one of those ridiculously oddball alternative universes that turns up on Rick and Morty, in which James Brown is replaced with a diminutive Japanese man.

The Art of Atari

The Art of Atari

If you grew up in the ’70s or ’80s, there’s not much more iconic than the box art from classic Atari games. Authors Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino explore the history of videogaming’s great forefather, and the artists and creative process behind these now classic works.

Cartoon Piano Medley

Cartoon Piano Medley

Not too long ago, we enjoyed pianist Florian Mohr’s medley of hip-hop tunes, and now he’s back with a compilation of 40 themes from cartoon and anime TV series, from Family Guy to The Flintstones, to Spongebob Squarepants, along with a handful of lesser known shows.

Swiss Army Rescue Knife

Swiss Army Rescue Knife

Victorinox’s hefty survival and emergency rescue knife packs in 15 tools, including a serrated locking blade, window breaker, Philips screwdriver, wire stripper, seat belt cutter, disc saw, and more. It’s available in black or fluorescent yellow. Comes with a nylon belt pouch.

Pulling a Rabbit out of a Hat

Pulling a Rabbit out of a Hat

Expect the unexpected when Buttered Side Down decides to try the classic rabbit out of a hat magic trick for himself. We can’t help but be reminded of the classic Rocky and Bullwinkle gag.

M250 Hex Drive Tool Kit

M250 Hex Drive Tool Kit

Tactica’s TSA-compliant tool kit is small enough to stash on your belt loop, or even your pocket. It carries up to 14 hex bits in its magazine, offers more torque than other pocket drivers, and packs inside its own magnetic-backed holster clip. Comes with 12 bits, and a 2″ extender.

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Uber in the ’80s

Uber in the ’80s

“You can pay the driver in cash, or with a check.” Simply follow these 12 steps to book a ride, and it’ll be at your location sometime in the next 24 hours. Squirrel Monkey envisions yet another modern business might have been like if it had launched some 30 years ago.

NEBULA

NEBULA

Marcin Nowrotek’s abstract experimental short film was created with a Kinect sensor and volumetric digital effects to transform a scene of jazz musicians into the most beautiful music visualizer we’ve ever seen – as the sounds from the instruments influence the imagery.

Life-Size LEGO Astronaut

Life-Size LEGO Astronaut

As a tribute to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing, LEGO created a life-size model of one of the mission’s astronauts using about 30,000 bricks. We love the helmet reflection detail on the 6’3″ tall sculpture. The model will be on display from 7/18-7/20/19 on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Jake Shimabukuro: Eleanor Rigby

Jake Shimabukuro: Eleanor Rigby

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro and his fellow musicians turn in an outstanding performance of The Beatles classic Eleanor Rigby, with the uke complemented beautifully by Jerry Douglas‘ artistry on the lap steel guitar. From the album The Greatest Day.

Horsepower

Horsepower

In this short, beautifully shot action film from Mind Spark Cinema, slopestyle mountain biker Brett Rheeder performs brilliant flips and tricks on a course set amongst the idyllic setting of Cherry Creek in British Columbia, Canada.

Flying Tent

Flying Tent

The Flying Tent is a foldable nylon bivy tent that can also be set up as a hammock, a floating tent and even worn as a poncho. It’s waterproof and also has a mosquito net, and easily folds back into its slim carrying bag. An optional underquilt provides added warmth for chilly locations.

Tips for Buying a Used Car

Tips for Buying a Used Car

ChrisFix shares a number of practical tips on buying a used car, including what to ask from the owner, how to check the car’s value and how to run a VIN check for free. He also made a checklist for the test drive. You should research and ask around online as well.

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Big Bright 360-Degree Light

Big Bright 360-Degree Light

Need a super bright and diffuse light source when working on projects? This plug-in 54-watt, 6000-lumen LED lamp kicks out a ton of light, and evenly distributes it in a 360-degree circle. Uses 162 individual LEDs to create smooth, shadow-free light. Measures appx. 12″ high x 5″ diameter.

DIY Plywood Stack Coffee Table

DIY Plywood Stack Coffee Table

On first glance, this table just looks like a stack of plywood sitting on some cubbies. But Chris Salomone’s clever build conceals a big secret – it’s hollow and has lots of storage space inside. It was built using just two sheets of ply.

Acoustic Rap Covers

Acoustic Rap Covers

(PG-13: Language) Musician Cove AKA Covergeist is a master at creating acoustic versions of rap music. His interpretation of Eminem… er The Real Slim Shady’s Without Me is our favorite, but his versions of Lose Yourself and Snoop Dogg and Pharrell’s Drop It Like It’s Hot are also worth a listen.

Giant Barrel Jellyfish

Giant Barrel Jellyfish

While raising awareness for the Marine Conservation Society of the United Kingdom, wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly and photographer Dan Abbott went for a swim along the coast of Falmouth, England, when they came across an incredible sight – an enormous barrel jellyfish, measuring an estimated 5 feet long.

Prestigio Click&Touch Keyboard

Prestigio Click&Touch Keyboard

Tech startup Clevetura is readying an innovative new keyboard which manages to place a capacitive multi-touch trackpad underneath its keys, saving space, while providing a larger tracking area. In addition to pointing, it supports scrolling and pinch-zoom gestures.

Mountain Song: Brass Edition

Mountain Song: Brass Edition

The consistently awesome collective known as Brass Against cranks out another rollicking cover, this time taking on Jane’s Addiction’s 1988 track Mountain Song, this time lead by the ferociously soulful vocal talents of Maya Azucena.

Titan Deep Freeze Rolling Cooler

Titan Deep Freeze Rolling Cooler

Arctic Zone’s soft-sided cooler is ready for all your outdoor activities. Its main section holds up to 50 cans, and its front compartment is great for sandwiches (or up to 10 more cans). Both sections are wrapped in high performance insulation. It rolls on rugged all-terrain wheels, and is collapsible for storage.

Stress Tardigrade

Stress Tardigrade

Rid yourself of the tensions and pressures of life with this extra squishy foam stress relief toy from Archie McPhee. Based on the nearly indestructible microscopic organism, it’s designed to absorb all of your anxiety, then scatter it into the ether as it slowly recovers to its original form.

How to Pick up Nuts

How to Pick up Nuts

Check out this crazy invention – the awesomely named “Multi Headed Nut Wizard.” It’s a garden tool designed for easily picking up fallen tree nuts and small fruit on the ground, even when they’re scattered in leaves. It appears to be an amped-up version of this tool.

Restoring a Parking Meter

Restoring a Parking Meter

With the advent of pay stations and mobile parking apps, meters are becoming a rare sight. But these coin-collecting dinosaurs still have some neat mechanical bits worth exploring inside of them, as Rescue & Restore shows when he tears down a 1960s Duncan meter and makes it like new again. That shiny red coat is a thing of beauty.

iLux RGB LED Floodlight

iLux RGB LED Floodlight

We already have a variety of options when it comes to mood lighting for inside the house. But if you want to light up the outside of your house as well, check out Lighting Ever’s iLux Smart Floodlights. You can control up to 50 of them at once using its app, no hub needed.

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