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Best Supporting Weirdo

Best Supporting Weirdo

(PG-13: Language) From Vizzini in The Princess Bride to Frau Blücher in Young Frankenstein, some of the most memorable and quotable characters in the history of movies are also the weirdest. Jon Lefkovitz compiled this excellent edit of some of their greatest moments.

North Pole Igloos

North Pole Igloos

Are you adventurous and filthy rich enough for a stay at the world’s Northernmost hotel? For one month only in 2020, North Pole Igloos will erect a pop-up hotel of 10 heated domes with glass ceilings for true dark sky sleepovers and wilderness ice exploration in one of the most exclusive travel destinations on Earth.

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DIY Rubber Band Gatling Gun

DIY Rubber Band Gatling Gun

Matthew Davis’ Arcus is a 3D-printable rubber band gatling gun. Its unorthodox appearance is more than just for show. Unlike most rubber band guns, the Arcus uses the energy from the rubber bands being shot out to rotate the barrels and continue the barrage. Grab the 3D models and directions on Instructables.

S.H.O.V.E.L. Spork

S.H.O.V.E.L. Spork

SparkFun’s titanium Semi-Horned Oblong Versatile Eating Ladle combines a spoon, fork, serrated knife, bottle opener, and paracord wrap in one. Best of all the S.H.O.V.E.L’s plans are open-source, so you can make your own, and even extend or modify the design.

Livering Silicone Ring

Livering Silicone Ring

A modern take on a men’s wedding band, the Livering isn’t winning any awards for extravagance, but it is designed for everyday wearability and comfort for active lives. It’s made from soft and flexible silicone and has airflow channels to prevent sweat buildup. Plus, its stripes and interior glow in the dark.

Costume Design 101

Costume Design 101

Film Radar made this great video about wardrobe design in film and TV. Good costume designers inhabit the minds of both the characters and the director. In terms of production, costumes are often custom made, even for extras, and may have multiple replicas.

Kapla Tower Build & Destroy

Kapla Tower Build & Destroy

We weren’t familiar with Kapla blocks before seeing this video, but basically, they’re like longer, flatter Jenga planks for building complex constructions. This large tower and coliseum build took 3 people more than 2 days to build, using over 22000 planks – and it all comes down in seconds.

Making Plywood Patterns

Making Plywood Patterns

With enough shop skills and patience, you can turn ordinary sheets of plywood into beautiful patterned works of art. Woodworker Michael Alm takes us through his process as he transforms thin strips of ply into chevron, diamond, basketweave, and other patterns by cutting them at different angles and intervals.

Daybreak (Teaser)

Daybreak (Teaser)

Based on the eponymous graphic novel by Brian Ralph, this Netflix series offers a lighthearted, action-packed take on post-apocalyptic tropes, in a world where zombies and Mad Max-type gangs challenge the teens of suburban Glendale, California, and Ferris Bueller is now a high school principal. Premieres 10/24/19.

Wibmer’s Law

Wibmer’s Law

Freestyle street trials and pro mountain bike rider Fabio Wibmer takes a break from the chaos of urban life in Austria by tuning out the world and turning everyday obstacles into ramps, rails, and balancing points for a series of impressive stunts. Behind the scenes video here.

Swiss+Tech 20-in-1 Bike Multitool

Swiss+Tech 20-in-1 Bike Multitool

There’s nothing worse than going out for a ride and having your bike break down on you. Be ready for anything with Swiss+Tech’s versatile bike tool, which packs a variety of drivers, wrenches, as well as specialized chain, spoke, and tire repair tools.

Jurassic Playing Cards

Jurassic Playing Cards

These unique playing cards not only feature images of fossilized dinosaur skeletons, but they can be printed onto traditional card stock or metal, giving them some serious heft. The cards feature a wide variety of prehistoric creature on their fronts, with a raptor and cracked rock texture on their backs.

Brickman Anatomical Puzzles

Brickman Anatomical Puzzles

Artist Jason Freeny is best known for his see-through anatomical figures of pop culture characters. These version of his LEGO-inspired Brickman figure let you assemble his innards yourself. Choose from a 16-piece, 5″ tall model, or a 12″ tall model with over 40 pieces.

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How to Hide a Yawn

How to Hide a Yawn

Yawning in someone’s face while they tell you a story is considered by many to be one of the rudest things you can do. Daniel Koren is here with a few techniques you can use to avoid such embarrassment, and to conceal your sleepiness and boredom from others.

How Colored Pencils are Made

How Colored Pencils are Made

We’ve seen footage of pencils being made before, but the guys at Faber-Castell want us to know that their process is the best. Watch as they make black leads from graphite and clay, and colorful ones from powders and wax, then sandwich them into wooden shells, and paint them to match.

Canigou: Tape

Canigou: Tape

The organic, kaleidoscopic imagery in animator Hideki Inaba Kanahebi’s music video is about as intricate as it gets. The colorful and repetitive images of nature and its interconnections serve as the perfect setting in which to enjoy Canigou’s smooth and relaxing ambient track.

4 Ominous Notes

4 Ominous Notes

There’s a four-note melody which has found its way into numerous films, often at a moment when a character dies, or is in grave peril. Vox explores the origins of this ominous music, known as Dies Irae, which dates back to the 13th century.

Timberland x Spongebob WP Boot

Timberland x Spongebob WP Boot

Following on the heels of Nike’s SpongeBob x Kyrie team-up, Timberland’s limited edition salutes 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants. Available in black and bright blue, the boots feature a bespeckled SpongeBob, Patrick Star, and the evil Plankton, with leather uppers, PrimaLoft insulation, and rubber lug outsoles.

System of a Tiny Drum

System of a Tiny Drum

…also known as Toxicity on a Toilet. Here’s something you don’t see every day – some guy playing the percussion section of System of a Down song on a miniature drum kit… in his bathroom. He’s also done the same for Twenty One Pilots, Green Day, and The Cranberries, among others.

In the Shadow of the Moon (Trailer)

In the Shadow of the Moon (Trailer)

This Netflix film offers a cool twist on the typical crime drama, as cop becomes obsessed with hunting down a serial killer who only resurfaces every nine years, and it turns out there’s something far more complicated at stake than just the lives of her victims.

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Funko POP! x David S. Pumpkins

Funko POP! x David S. Pumpkins

Celebrate Halloween with one of the most iconic characters of the season, Tom Hanks’ incredibly memorably SNL creation David S. Pumpkins, along with his glow-in-the-dark B-boy skeleton crew. All three figures are ready to scare the hell out of you in this limited edition set from Funko. Any questions?

Los Aeronautas

Los Aeronautas

Director León Fernández’s incredible stop-motion animated short film is what we long for in filmmaking – creativity on every level – from the character design to the unique story, about a tribe that struggles to survive in a barren world, and the unlikely odyssey of its weakest member.

The Bounciest Pogo Stick

The Bounciest Pogo Stick

Pogo sticks are hard enough to balance on, yet alone get much air at all. But in the hands of the VFX experts at Corridor, the pogo stick has now been supercharged, and can bounce higher than ever before. Behind the scenes video here.

Zeno-Watch Basel Cockpit

Zeno-Watch Basel Cockpit

This Swiss-made wristwatch features a unique face design that displays the minutes using its single hand, then jumps the hour forward at the red marker each time the hour advances. A secondary dial displays seconds. Made from stainless steel, with a sapphire crystal, and a leather strap. A limited-time deal from Drop.

Shattering CDs in Bullet Time

Shattering CDs in Bullet Time

(PG-13: Language) It’s common knowledge that spinning a CD too fast can cause it to fail spectacularly and shatter into thousands of shards. The guys from the Beyond the Press channel captured the deadly carnage in front of their $400,000, 72-camera Chronos bullet time rig.

12min Micro Book Library

Expand your mind every day with this app that offers up new content 30 times a month. Each of its non-fiction micro books is designed to be read or listened to in less than 12-minutes, making it a perfect complement to your daily commute or your lunch break. Grab a lifetime subscription in The Awesomer Shop.

Barva Wood Bedside Stand

Barva Wood Bedside Stand

Keep your everyday pocket items neat and tidy with this handsome wooden bedside organizer. It offers trays for wallets, rings, and loose change, and a backboard that can hold one phone, two phones, or a tablet, as well as a watch. In ebony, natural walnut, dark walnut, or cherry finishes.

Money for Shopping

Money for Shopping

Musical musician Bill McClintock once again works his wizardry, combining two songs that you’d never expect to work together into one song that does. Listen up and enjoy as Dire Straits’ Money for Nothing melds brilliantly with Smokey Robinson and the Miracles’ Shop Around.

Uncharted Rapid Raft

Uncharted Rapid Raft

Uncharted Supply Co.’s single-person raft packs down small enough to fit in your backpack, but can hold up to 400 pounds once inflated. Plus, it airs up like those quick-inflate loungers, along with a mouth-blown top-off-valve, so requires no air pump. It’s great for a quick float down the river, or for emergency escape in a flood.

Hornet Flight Slo-mo

Hornet Flight Slo-mo

Nature photographer Lothar Lenz captured this incredible macro slow-motion video of hornets in motion, as they fly around, sip water, and live their lives near his home in the Eifel region of Germany. The crystal clear sounds of the buzzing insects are especially immersive with headphones on.

Self-Solving Rubik’s Cube Floats

Self-Solving Rubik’s Cube Floats

After wowing us with his self-solving Rubik’s Cube, maker Human Controller takes things to another level by making his miniature puzzle machine magnetically levitate while solving itself. We’ve been assured there are no visual tricks here.

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