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Cutting Through Layers of Tape

Cutting Through Layers of Tape

At first we weren’t sure what we were watching, but we were immediately transfixed by this video. The footage shows someone taking a knife to a sphere made of countless layers of tape. As they cut deeper into the tape, a rainbow of colors emerges. Go figure that there are a bunch of tape-cutting videos on YouTube.

GoGonova Rechargeable Work Light

GoGonova Rechargeable Work Light
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This portable work light is one of the most versatile we’ve seen. It has a triple-headed lighting unit with adjustable angles. It can be used standalone, hanging, or attached to the included aluminum tripod. It has 700-, 1200-, and 2200-lumen brightness modes in warm and cool color temps and runs for up to 17 hours in low mode.

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The Slaver Ant Polyergus

The Slaver Ant Polyergus

Ants are fascinating creatures. While some may battle other colonies for supremacy, there are kinds of ants that enslave others. Kurzgesagt explains how Polyergus ants raid colonies and force their offspring to do their bidding until they die. They’ve become so reliant on their slaves that they can no longer care for themselves.

Empirical Symphony 6

Empirical Symphony 6

Symphony 6 is an inventive botanical spirit produced with six fragrant leaves that are otherwise rarely used in distillation: mandarin, lemon, coffee, black currant and fig. Made in California by Copenhagen-based Empirical, the uniquely pink elixir is a bright, floral, citrusy and earthy addition to the sustainable bar arsenal.

Making a DIY Hovercraft

Making a DIY Hovercraft

A hovercraft might sound like a complicated piece of equipment to build from scratch, but Project Air shows us how it’s possible to build one at home using wood, foam board, a plastic tarp, and duct tape. The key to the build is the powerful lift motors. He also had some help from his dad and fellow maker Matt from DIY Perks.

Nighttime Mountain Bike Downhill Ride

Nighttime Mountain Bike Downhill Ride

MTB rider and videographer Nikolaj Juhlsen takes us on a crazy-fast downhill ride illuminated only by the headlight on his bike. We’re guessing he’s practiced the run a few times in the daylight, given how flawlessly he performed the daring nighttime ride through the Austrian forest.

Felt McDonald’s

Felt McDonald’s

UK artist Lucy Sparrow is known for her amazing felt replicas of everyday objects. Her latest creation is an recreation of an entire McDonald’s restaurant filled with plush, sewn Big Macs, french fries, Filet O’ Fish sandwiches, apple pies, Happy Meals and more. The installation appeared at the Scope Miami Beach art festival.

Painting an Abstract Cityscape

Painting an Abstract Cityscape

Artist Paul Kenton paints colorful modern cityscapes. His creative approach involves splattering paint onto a canvas to lay in the backgrounds, adding details with a palette knife, and letting the drips of paint become watery reflections at the bottom. Watch as he transforms an abstract mess of paint into an impressive rainy day scene of NYC.

Hamans Titanium Carabiner Keychain Multitool

Hamans Titanium Carabiner Keychain Multitool
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This carabiner-style keychain not only keeps your keys accessible but has several useful tools built in. On its body, you’ll find a slotted and Phillips screwdrivers, a bicycle spoke wrench, a metric multi-wrench, a bit holder, and a bottle opener. Made from durable, lightweight titanium.

Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle

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This easy-to-use desktop 3D printer is designed for kids. The printer works with a mobile app filled with hundreds of toy designs and includes eight filament colors (aka “printer food”) for cranking out creations. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.

Why Boxers Used to Stand Like This

Why Boxers Used to Stand Like This

Vintage pictures of boxers often show fighters standing in this silly “fisticuffs” stance. But that position served a purpose, as Primo – Boxing explains in this short video. Basically, the lower arm protected the torso since gloveless fighters took way more body blows and aimed for the head less frequently to prevent broken hands.

Whack-It Brass Mini Hammer

Whack-It Brass Mini Hammer
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This brass mini hammer from Barnett Prototyping is designed for tapping in nails in tight places where an ordinary hammer and handle won’t fit. It’s especially useful for things like pushing in cable staples along a baseboard, and also works as a nutcracker. Comes in 1.5″ long x 3/4″ diameter and 2″ long x 1″ diameter sizes.

Uncharted: A Snowbike Film

Uncharted: A Snowbike Film

After gulping down a can of sponsor Monster Energy’s high-powered drink, snowbiker and X Games athlete Cody Matechuk headed into the snow-capped mountains of British Colombia for a thrilling ride on his motorized snowbike. Expect lots of daring jumps off of rocky cliffs into a thick cushion of fresh powder.

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Gymkhana 2022

Gymkhana 2022

Things go completely off the rails in this epic Gymkhana video. Travis Pastrana goes wild on the streets of Florida as he takes on monster trucks, a fighter jet, a drag racer, jet skiers, and a helicopter all while he hoons about in a bonkers 1983 Subaru GL wagon that’s been upgraded with an 864-horsepower engine.

ThruNite BSS W1 Flashlight

ThruNite BSS W1 Flashlight
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ThruNite’s palm-sized flashlight kicks out up to 693 lumens in its top setting and looks great in its army green aluminum alloy case. It offers five brightness modes and a strobe mode, and runs on a rechargeable 16340 battery. It also has a two-way clip, and a magnetic tail cap so you can stick it to steel surfaces.

Building a Patterned Wood Table

Building a Patterned Wood Table

Woodworker Ryan Hawkins shows us the time-consuming and laborious process that went into building a truly stunning piece of furniture. He built the 24″ x 48″ coffee table from maple, cherry, and walnut wood, incorporating a herringbone pattern into its top, inspired by a design from cutting board artist MTMWood.

Los Arango Tequila

Los Arango Tequila
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Los Arango tequila honors Jose Doroteo Arango (AKA Pancho Villa) for defending his people in the Mexican Revolution. Its locally harvested 100% Blue Weber Agave is fired onsite in clay ovens, fermented with a specialty yeast strain, double distilled, then bottled in blown glass and hand-finished with leather, metal, and wood accents.

Tiles: A Tesselated Short Film

Tiles: A Tesselated Short Film

Diatomic studio created and directed this compelling black-and-white short film which uses basic geometric shapes to create hypnotic visuals. By combining, rotating, moving, and scaling the individual objects, hypnotic patterns come to life. Watch it once from a distance, then watch it again, focusing on an specific point.

How Florida Got So Weird

How Florida Got So Weird

Having lived in Orlando, we can confirm that Florida is, um… different. Wendover Productions looks at the history of the Sunshine State and how it got to be unlike any other place, with its manufactured communities, theme parks, and its population of runaways from other states, stoked by its beaches and low taxes.

These Songs Remind Me of You Notecards

These Songs Remind Me of You Notecards
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Making mixed tapes for paramours may have gone the way of the dodo, but record lovers can still wear their vinyl on their sleeves by sending These Songs Remind Me of You notecards. Shaped like 45 singles, 12 clever all-occasion card designs by illustrator Tuesday Bassen slide into envelopes resembling single sleeves.

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Breaking Kitchen: Episode 1

Breaking Kitchen: Episode 1

Gordon Ramsay is the danger in this hilarious mashup of Breaking Bad and Hell’s Kitchen from Alternative Cuts. Walter White goes up against the always unhinged Tuco Salamanca and his cousin Lalo in a battle for cooking supremacy. But then a wildcard turns up with much more experience in the food service industry.

REC SPX DeLorean Watch

REC SPX DeLorean Watch
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This limited-edition watch is the ultimate collectible for DeLorean fans. Each of the 456 stainless steel timepieces has an outer dial ring harvested from parts of John Z. DeLorean’s personal DMC-12 company car. The self-winding 39mm watch has a visible Swiss-made movement, a sapphire crystal, and an FKM rubber strap.

Refurb Deal: Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen)

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Add Amazon Alexa capabilities to more spots in your house with this bargain price on a refurbished Amazon Echo Dot. This compact speaker can play music and offers voice assistant features for smart home, news, weather, and more. It also has a 3.5 mm audio output for connecting a larger external speaker.

Banjo Impossible

Banjo Impossible

Composer Lalo Schifrin’s theme from Mission Impossible is one of the most recognizeable TV and movie theme songs of all time. But we bet you’ve never heard it like this. Musician Jamie Dupuis found a way to preserve the urgency of the original while adding a dash of bluegrass on the 5-string banjo.

PenPad iPad Creative Controller for Procreate

PenPad iPad Creative Controller for Procreate

This wireless keypad is the perfect add-on for iPad artists who use Procreate. It provides quick access to 23 shortcuts so you can focus on drawing instead of fumbling through menus. It has buttons for switching brushes, changing pen tip sizes, sampling and selecting colors, changing layers, undo/redo, and more.

The World’s Brightest Laser Pointer

The World’s Brightest Laser Pointer

After explaining how cheap laser pointers can be dangerous, mad scientist styropyro said to hell with safety and built himself a super-sized green laser pointer that emits a beam that’s so intense you need welder’s goggles to be in the same room with it. At the core of the instrument is an insanely bright and hard-to-acquire laser diode.

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