The yellow machine you’re looking at is “Le Mécanophone,” otherwise known as a 1935 Citroën truck, equipped with 42 different car horns. But this thing doesn’t just beep, it’s basically a calliope on wheels. We want one of these just so we can honk at traffic all day long.
Awesome Funny Stuff
Yabba Dabba Doo! The Bedrock Canopy Luxe helps you enjoy modern stone-age living in your pool or a quiet lake. Clearly inspired by Fred’s foot-powered car from The Flintstones, this deluxe lounger has room for two, a detachable sunshade, a cushy backrest, a small drink cooler, and two cup holders.
Saarland University researcher Marc Teyssier created the creepiest webcam we’ve ever seen. The Eyecam uses six servo motors to realistically replicate the movements of a human eyeball, eyelids, and eyebrow, staring down its subject and making sure they are paying attention during Zoom calls.
Nexus Studios and director Hideyuki Tanaka created this wild and wonderful promo spot for a Japanese tourism campaign back in 2004. The clip features a flock of ostriches as they take to the ski slopes, fully embracing their gangly and awkward bodies as they head down the snowy mountainside, and into the city.
Jackie Chan has been wowing movie audiences with his martial arts mastery for more than 50 years. Among his many talents is the ability to hurdle over objects like walls and fences like they were nothing. The Solomon Society rounded up a few of these classic jumps in this fun compilation reel.
With enough skill and patience, you can build some impressive structures with Jenga blocks. But if you’re actually playing the game by the rules, you need to remove blocks as you build. You could use your finger, or you could make a wooden mini Uzi that flicks individual bricks out using a rubber band-powered firing mechanism.
Let’s face it. The Avengers are a motley crew of superheroes. Now imagine that the team’s goal wasn’t to save the universe but to gather up and horde all the trash. Artist Hillary White’s t-shirt design envisions Marvel’s heroes as a raccoon, a skunk, and a possum, all ready to fight each other over the contents of dumpsters.
Sellatorful created a gory hand-drawn sequence that depicts how Alien’s Xenomorphs are born and grow. But the original was missing an appropriate soundtrack. So Bag Ingi added Michael Giacchino’s tune Married Life, the music from Pixar’s Up that underscores Carl and Ellie’s sweet but heartbreaking life story.
The Simpsons can be seen in hundreds of countries around the globe, including the United Kingdom. But what would the hit series have looked like had it been a product of UK pop culture rather than the US? Comedian Alasdair Beckett-King has the answer, and it’s not pretty.
After creating a robot that gives haircuts to humans, Shane from Stuff Made Here has bestowed one of his robots with a far more dangerous tool than a set of clippers. While his chainsaw-wielding robot arm is designed for carving shapes from foam blocks, we could see it taking off an arm if there’s any bug in his programming.
Godzilla vs. Kong is a big hit. But if you prefer your monster movies without so much CGI, check out Godzilla vs. Mito Komon, a fan film made by Shinya Takeshita back in 1991. What makes it so perfect is how the filmmaker played every one of the roles and made all of the sound effects and music with his mouth.
Soooooooo-weee! Bang your head! Andre Antunes is back with another hilarious heavy metal video edit, this time adding an appropriate musical flourish to a hog-calling competition. Seriously, they should have an electric guitar player on stage at every state fair from now on.
We’ve been featuring Nathan Barnatt on The Awesomer for over a decade. Inside a Mind digs into the story of the multi-talented actor who has been entertaining us for years with his dance moves, comedy, commercials, and filmmaking. Along the way, Nathan talks about the ups and downs of being “internet famous.”
MyloTheCat chopped up old Super Friends cartoons and made the Legion of Doom rap Wu-Tang Clan’s Uzi (Pinky Ring). Stars Sinestro as U-God, The Riddler as Raekwon, Scarecrow as Ghostface Killah, Lex Luthor as The RZA, Captain Cold as Method Man, Bizarro as Inspectah Deck, Black Manta as Masta Killa, and Brainiac as the GZA.
A useless machine is a contraption that’s designed to automatically flip its own switch off as soon as you flip it on. Fornax built a pair of 8-switch useless machines, then linked them up to flip each other’s switches, resulting in a perpetual battle for switch-flipping supremacy.
Actor David Ury likes to perform dramatic monologues. But rather than reading from masters like Shakespeare or Browning, David prefers pop culture sources. Listen up as he transforms the lyrics from the Duck Tales theme into a sordid tale of a dark dystopian duck world. Enjoy more TV theme song monologues here.
“I don’t have skill, but I do have technology!” Shane of Stuff Made Here adds to his collection of robotic sporting goods by engineering a pool cue that automatically lines up the best shot. We love how Shane shares his failures and troubleshooting process along the way. Also, we learned a cool new word: fiducial.
While laws like GDPR and CCPA are intended to protect our privacy, they’ve also resulted in some really annoying user experiences. Comedian Stevie Martin vents her frustration about the complex and confusing array of cookie preferences she encountered when all she wanted to do is look at a recipe for cookies.
Is your finger flick underpowered? Worry no longer! Thanks to The Q, there’s now a solution for weak finger flickers. The maker designed and fabricated a metal cover that gives his middle finger an extra boost of power thanks to a spring-loaded mechanism. This must be killer for paper football games.
We’ve long been fans of artist Glenn Jones’ cheeky illustrations. Here, he envisions a world in which Snoopy and Woodstock are balloon animals. Even their doghouse is inflatable. The playful image is available on various shirts, including tees, tanks, sweatshirts, and hoodies. Now we want to see the rest of the balloon Peanuts.