Musician Woody Williams aka Funky Geezer shows us how he warms up his stiff fingers on the piano before a performance by stretching them out and letting them fly across the keyboard. Be sure to poke around his TikTok channel for gems like Ain’t No Sunshine and Because I Got High, and the always popular Oh No!
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The biblical story of Jonah includes a part where the prophet is swallowed by a whale and survives inside its belly for three days and nights. But what would happen if you really got gulped up by one of these giant sea mammals? House of the Future explores the practical realities of this folktale.
Turn your outdoor space into an outdoor living room with Nocturne’s cordless floor lamp. It recharges during the day with a solar panel and has a built-in Bluetooth speaker for entertaining. It’s weatherproof, so it’ll withstand rain and harsh sunlight. Its base can be filled with water or sand to keep it from tipping over.
Director George Miller (of Mad Max fame) teamed up with Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba for this imaginative and lighthearted adventure about a lonely woman who purchases a trinket at a bazaar and finds out it contains a genie. How will she use her wishes?
This laser-engraved stainless steel card is packed with reference information for scientists and engineers. Its front side has the periodic table of the elements, along with rulers and a protractor, while its back offers up quick access to important constants, formulae, and conversions. There’s also a version for chemistry.
Your local deli can slice cheese for you, but it’s done one slice at a time. This industrial machine from TEXTOR is designed to cut entire bricks of cheese in seconds. It uses a conveyor belt to push cheese through a rapidly-spinning circular blade. Here’s another one of their machines making quick work of pepperoni and bacon.
This versatile bladed tool from Barebones Living combines several useful functions for gardening and camping. It has both straight and serrated edges for cutting, a twine cutter, and bottle opener. It also digs holes and has 1″ markings on the blade for measuring hole depth. Made from stainless steel with a walnut handle.
Like many of you, we’ve played Wordle almost every day since it broke out. Squirrel Monkey imagines what the hit word game might have been like if it came out in the 1980s and ran on an MS-DOS-based PC. You’ll also need a dot-matrix printer if you want to share your score.
This precision screwdriver set includes 120 bits, including Phillips, flathead, Torx, Torx security, pentalobe, tri-wing, and more, making it easy to open just about any electronic device on the market. The kit folds up into a hexagonal shape for storage and comes with a magnetic bit driver, a flexible shaft, tweezers, and pry tools.
Mechanical engineer Kuroki Yuto and his collaborators came up with a novel use for a 3D printer mechanism – using the 3-axis machine to manipulate and assemble parts. In this video, they show how the system can be used to put together a sandwich. They used the same technique to assemble a toy car and to fold a shirt.
Engineer Eduard Luzyanin created this wild ride that combines a motorcycle and a tank. The Hamyak is a single-seat vehicle that’s propelled by a rolling track. It can reach speeds of 27mph, though, without suspension or steering, you’re probably going to want to go slower. EXROADmedia has video footage of this oddity in action.
For aviation safety reasons, there are strict limits on how high you can fly a drone. But the guys at IronMan FPV got special permission from local authorities to take their DJI FPV drone to an altitude of 4500 meters – or nearly 15,000 feet. They put it into a freefall at around 3:13 to save battery on the way back down.
Karas Pen Co.’s machined metal pen features a pushbutton bolt-action mechanism, fine-tuned for smooth operation. It comes in a number of colorful anodized aluminum finishes, along with brass, bronze, and copper options. Pilot G2 and Schmidt Easyflow 9000 refill compatibility provide versatility.
Have you ever asked yourself why starfish are shaped like that? ZeFrank heads beneath the surface of the ocean to explain how echinoderms work, the wild way in which their skeletons are formed, how they move around, and how they eat. Nature can be so weird sometimes.
This little box lets you prep, cook, store, transport, and consume meals from a single container. It’s made from a microwave- and food-safe plastic. Its built-in pressure relief valve lets you microwave your foods, then keep them fresh with a vacuum seal for up to 15 days in the fridge. It’s great for portion control too.
Ilya and Matt from That Works show how they fabricated an impressive historical weapon inspired by the game Outward Definitive Edition. They created the Italian Halberd from a 200-year-old wrought iron barn door hinge that they refined and forged into an elegant yet deadly axe with a spike on the end.
Fans of 1980s metal might recognize some of the crazy multi-necked guitars in this video by Rob Scallon. They’re part of Michael Angelo Batio’s extensive guitar collection. Batio is known as the fastest guitar player of the era, and Rob is like a kid in a candy store when gets hands-on with some of these wild instruments.
You might think a remote-controlled model of a tank would be pretty underpowered. But from the looks of this video of a 1/6th-scale RC tank, it’s got enough torque to win a shoving contest with a grown man. The tank in question is the $5000+ Armortek Panther G in case you’d like to try it for yourself.
Taking a hike through the great outdoors can be a relaxing and serene experience. But if you’re squeamish about bugs and other wildlife, you’re better off staying indoors. Thanks to the Molski Brothers’ A Trail Tale, you can experience a hike along the Appalachian Trail without leaving the comfort of your web browser. (Thanks Rob!)
These stainless steel eating utensils from Caliber Gourmet open and close like a butterfly knife. Imagine doing all of those fancy balisong tricks with this thing and then whipping out the spoon to eat a bowl of ice cream. Now that’s eating with style! Don’t need both? The spoon and fork are also sold individually.
The crank on a typical 10-speed bicycle measures about 5″ across. But what would happen if you supersize that? BigWR gives us a lesson in gear ratios by outfitting his bike’s crankset with an enormous gear to see how much faster it could go on pedal power alone. At least it’s not as bad of an idea as his double steering bike.
This industrial-style wristwatch packs a pair of vintage IN16 Nixie tubes for its display. It features a scratch- and fingerprint-resistant sapphire crystal and comes with a wireless charging base. Its case is made from aluminum oxide, and a blue LED accent light differentiates between hour and minute displays.
This clever video makes it look like a giant hand is manipulating the real world by making pinch, pan, and zoom gestures. This effect was created in-camera with the help of a precisely choreographed model and hand actor behind the camera. Though we’re not sure how he got the finger gun past the metal detector.