A miniature take on bolt-action tactical pens, the TACRAY Mini Pen measures just 3.5″ long. It’s made from tough grade 5 titanium, and its grenade-inspired body provides a confident gripping texture. Perfect for a keychain, pendant, or hanging from a zipper pull.
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A chakram is a throwing weapon that first appeared in the 5th-century BCE in India. The original weapons were simply a sharpened circle, but video game versions have evolved to add deadly spikes around their circumference. In this video, DIYer The S shows off an awesome retractable-spike chakram made from popsicle sticks.
Celebrate the true King of Rock and Roll with these appropriately bold and colorful playing cards from Theory11. The card backs and tuck box are embellished with gold records and the face cards celebrate Elvis posing as both King and Ace in his most flamboyant outfits in tones of gold, pink, and black.
If you asked us what’s the one thing you can do to ruin even the best New York bagel, it’s putting too much stuff on top of them. Comedian Andrew Rousso reveals the true story behind the unhinged mind who came up with the idea of “everything” bagels along with a glimpse into his next unnecessary deli food invention.
Jack Daniel’s is offering up its 2022 Small Batch Special Release, a potent spirit that deserves small and measured sips. Blended from 55 over-proof barrels of last year’s single-barrel Coy Hill, the whiskey offers 76.6% ABV and a 153.2 proof. Available only at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop and select stores across Tennessee.
Thanks to its prominent placement in the storyline of Stranger Things 4, the Kate Bush song Running up That Hill (A Deal with God) is enjoying a major comeback. Korean group Maytree unleashed their vocal talents with this a cappella version that had us feeling those emotions from the Dear Billy episode all over again.
You might do most of your sketching on your phone or laptop these days, but ideas often flow more fluidly on paper. Mechanical pencils a great for their pen-like precision plus erasability. Our pals at Everyday Carry picked the 22 best models to choose from, with our favorite being the hexagonal-bodied Kaweco Special.
Chrome has built protective bike gear for 25 years, now their Niko Camera Sling 3.0 keeps photo gear organized and safe. The water-resistant cross-body swings around for quick access or click the quick-release buckle to remove. Fold-out storage pockets and modular dividers are customizable for lenses, flashes, cables, and cards or film.
Fab365 shows off a 3D-printable model they designed of Pixar’s adorable robot WALL-E. What makes the model special is how its main body and gear structure can be printed all at once then folded together. The grey parts and some moving pieces are printed separately. An STL of the model can be downloaded for free here.
The Ramones most definitely were not old-fashioned. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get an old-fashioned version of one of their songs. Musician Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq. and his voluminous beard are here to entertain us with a splendid ukulele cover of 1977 track Sheena Is a Punk Rocker.
Mechanical gears can change the speed or force by using different sizes and spacing of their teeth. But we had no idea that a similar result could be achieved by spinning discs embedded with different quantities and sizes of magnets. Magnetic Games shows off this surprising behavior in this neat physics demonstration.
Pound meat into submission with Seven20’s officially-licensed Mjolnir meat tenderizer. This pint-sized version of Thor’s hammer has a stainless steel head with tenderizers on both sides and a silicone handle. Are you worthy of its power? Buy one (and a couple of steaks) and find out.
The guys from the Beyond the Press channel take a moment away from destroying stuff to show us how something is made. Starting out with a 10-ton steel wheel, Finland’s ATA Gears used their DMG MORI CNC milling machine to gradually whittle its way around its edge to create the grooves in a massive gear.
This slimline folding pocket knife features a screwless design and is small enough to fit in the coin/condom pocket in your jeans. Its 2.2″ blade is protected by dual blade guards and is replaceable. The stainless steel tool also functions as a bottle opener and can tab opener.
Helicopter rotors are usually propelled by a spinning motor, but Project Air wanted to see if it would be feasible to use a rocket engine to make the blade spin instead. Rather than build a complete helicopter, he built a free-flying monocopter that could fly with a single rocket.
The kalimba is a small musical instrument that’s played by thumping your fingers on its springy metal keys. But the same idea can be DIYed using a bunch of popsicle sticks, screwed in place at varying lengths along a board. Mr. Mash shows off his homemade instrument, along with an abridged version of his how-to video.
This 5000-passenger nuclear-powered flying cruise ship would have numerous observation decks and a massive entertainment area with a shopping mall, theaters, restaurants, and swimming pools. Concept artist Tony Holmsten came up with the idea, while Hashem Al-Ghaili animated and expanded on the design.
Dango’s R-Spec wallets feature a technical look inspired by sports cars. They’re made using carbon fiber and 6061 aluminum, along with glossy powder-coated metal trim, and top-grain leather. They hold 10 to 12 cards, and have a built-in bottle opener too. Available in black, red, or white.
We’re always fascinated by sculpture videos because they show how simple materials can become beautiful works of art in the right hands. Vladimir of Old School Carving took a stack of oak wood, glued it into a rough shape, carved it with an angle grinder, then refined it into a majestic wooden lion with hand tools.
We love summertime Bourbon Sours and Old Fashioneds, so it’s no surprise that we’re in-Spire-d by the sweet-and-sour Spire cocktail created by Woodward Reserve Bourbon Whiskey. It’s a cinch when made with William Sonoma’s Spire mixer, a blend of tart cranberry and lemon juice, sweetened with simple syrup.
A properly sharpened kitchen knife can slice through just about any food, but a dull blade can’t even get through a tomato. Experimental Fun created a unique kitchen knife that uses replaceable utility blades instead of its own blade edge. Is it really necessary? No? But it certainly is unique.
With its strange textures and haunting lyrics and vocals, Radiohead’s OK Computer is a classic. But you’ve never heard it like this. Shonkywonkydonkey re-recorded the entire album with nary a musical instrument, replicating every sound with his voice. It quickly escalates from silly to awesome.
This special edition instant film from Polaroid produces unique duochrome images in tones of black and green. The experimental mix of yellow and cyan chemical paste results in a distressed, mottled look for added effect. The film is compatible with Polaroid 600 and i-Type cameras, and the Polaroid Lab printer.
After being ignored by too many distracted drivers and joggers, Cody Hovland decided to give his bicycle an upgrade. He built an enormous bell to mount on its frame in hopes that they might actually pay attention. He built its main body from a Weber BBQ grill, but it’s the mechanism inside that really gets the job done.
Apple’s AirTags help keep track of your possessions. Give this useful gadget a proper home on your keychain or bag with one of Saegusa’s metal carabiner clips. They’re made in Japan from a single piece of stainless steel, brass, or Duralumin aluminum alloy – the latter coming in a black, green, or navy anodized finish.
Remember Freddie Gredde, the guy behind those classic TV theme song and Cartoon medleys? Well he’s back with a brand new medley, a lovely 23-song collection from The Beatles, accompanied by a delightful animation he created himself – with a little help from his friend Kang Seunghyun.