Sam Pilgrim loves to ride unusual bikes. This time, he was joined by his little brother Lewi on a crazy two-wheeler called the Buddy Bike. This modified bicycle seats two in a side-by-side configuration, and each rider has their own pedals and set of handlebars to hang onto. Only the right-hand rider gets to steer and control the brakes, though.
Awesome Funny Stuff
Author Jon Morris wrote this series of comic book history books, including silly superheroes like Doctor Hormone, freakish villains like Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, and stupid sidekicks like Frosting the Bear. The books are packed with vintage art, backstories on the characters, and amusing commentary.
Throughout its 70+ years, the Chevy Corvette has been one of the fastest American-made cars you can buy. But can a battery-operated toy Corvette keep up with the real deal? Joel Creates and his pals loaded up a Barbie Corvette with powerful electric motors and batteries, then took it to the Great Lakes Dragaway to race alongside four real Vettes.
If you’re a cat left home all day, you might feel lonely. Musician The Kiffness spotted a video of a seemingly forlorn house cat and wrote music and lyrics for the kitty’s melancholy thoughts. Seriously, he’s only got two crumbs of food left! Kiffness fans and cat lovers can grab the track on Spotify and Apple Music on 6.16.23.
The Hydraulic Press Channel created a shiny new tool for showing off the destructive power of their industrial press. The upgraded WormMaker 5,000,0000 is made from thick acrylic, making it easy to see what’s going on as items get smashed and emerge like a fountain from the holes on top. It’s great at smooshing fruits, but can it handle candles?
A standard Rubik’s Cube has six faces, each with a 3×3 grid of colored blocks. But there are dozens of other Rubik’s variants, ranging from a single block to hundreds of blocks. Hafu Go got together with puzzle-solving expert SoupTimmy to work through progressively more challenging versions of the cube, all the way up to the $1000+ Impossible Cube.
Handy Geng’s brother loves to fish. But when he’s out on the water, he doesn’t come back to land for hours on end. To help his bro, he engineered a crazy homebrew recreational vehicle that can drive into the water and has a living room, kitchen, and bedroom. He built its frame from steel pipe, then added PVC pipes for floatation. Turn on English captions.
There are lots of things you could crash your vehicle into, but a giant medieval flail isn’t likely to be one of them. In this entertaining Beam.NG Drive simulation posted by TG22110, we see what might happen if you drove an old Ford Econoline van into a spiked wrecking ball at speeds up to 300 MPH. BeamNG Nation had some fun flailing about too.
Wes Anderson remaking Ridley Scott’s Alien seems highly unlikely, but the way Hollywood reboots things these days, you can never say never. AI Fungi used generative technology to simulate what Anderson’s take on the classic sci-fi/horror flick might look like, with Tilda Swinton taking on the role of Ripley and the Nostromo being much more colorful.
While the idea of a rocket-powered kayak sounds entertaining, that’s not what the guys at FliteTest made in this video. What they actually created was an electric-fan-powered kayak and built its engine to look like a rocket straight from the ACME Corporation, where Wile E. Coyote buys all his gadgets.
Get up, come on, get down with the Muppets! DJ Cummerbund cleverly combined Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s Muppet Show version of Mahna Mahna with scratchy wails of Disturbed’s lead singer David Draiman to give us another musical mashup we had no idea we needed so badly.
It’s a June tradition for The Slow Mo Guys to perform stupid antics with a giant water balloon. This time, Dan dove face-first into the thing as Gav captured slow-motion footage of his crash landings. Not only did he shoot from the outside of the balloon, but he also got the camera’s skinny probe lens inside of it for some shots.
When it comes to horsepower, more is always better, right? Maker and modder Peter Sripol decided to test that theory by attaching a ridiculous number of outboard motors to a miniature R/C boat. So at what point does the number of motors officially reach overkill… or does it ever?
Hitting a flying baseball or wiffle ball takes practice, but you can do it with time. With a game against a team of professional wiffle ball players on the line, Mark Rober engineered a cheat to give him a chance. He started by studying the physics that enable curveballs and created mechanical balls that change trajectory as they approach the batter.
(PG-13: Language) It’s really not a good idea to ride a bike down any number of stairs, but that won’t stop someone like daredevil cyclist Adam Hayward. In this POV clip, he takes us on a ride down a seemingly endless flight of snow-covered steps giggling and giving his body the ultimate shake test all the way down.
ChatGPT is one of the most talked-about subjects of the decade. Despite its questionable accuracy, it does an amazing job of creating human-sounding text. Squirrel Monkey set their time machine to 1988 to see what the AI might have been like had OpenAI released the tech 4o years prematurely. Offline mode would have been particularly awful.
There are plenty of good books out there for honing your survival skills, but how many of them cover what to do if you’re held captive by furry creatures on Endor, stuck on an exploding Death Star, or frozen in carbonite? Well, you’re in luck, thanks to BBC culture editor Christian Blauvelt and his handy Star Wars survival guide.
Over the years, the guys from novelty shop Vat19 have made a bunch of giant-sized things inspired by stuff they sell. Among their ridiculously oversize creations are a room-size air hockey table, a 250 lb. gummy pizza, a beer pong catapult, and a pool-sized bath bomb. They also made a gigantic bouncy ball.
Now here’s something you don’t see every day… a guy playing the accordion, yodeling as fast as humanly possible, and smoking a cigarette at the same time. We’d only wish we could have been there to see the performance in person while we glugged down a giant stein of beer.
Musician Davidlap has become quite the expert at replicating various sounds on his electric guitar. In this video, he does a mighty fine job reproducing sound effects from the Mushroom Kindom, from the satisfying coin collection “ding” to the urgency-instilling “hurry up” music that kicks in when you get a star power-up.
We’ve seen a bicycle that can walk, and another that can ride on ice, but this is the first time we’ve ever seen a bike that can jump. Scotty and Matty Cranmer of Can’t Slow Down show off their crazy creation, which has a pair of curved, spring-loaded pogo sticks in place of wheels.
Builder Handy Geng was worried about leaving his uncle alone to watch his workshop, so he did what any mad inventor would and built a mech to help guard the premises. It has caterpillar tracks like a tank, punching metal fists, and water guns which really should have been flamethrowers. English subtitles available.
This very special collectible from Mighty Jaxx and design trio Ilustrata celebrates three amazing things – Godzilla, sushi, and The Great Wave off Kanagawa. The limited-edition 10″ vinyl art toy features Japan’s iconic kaiju made of imaginary sticky rice, raw salmon, and seaweed strips and stomping through the bluest bowl of miso soup we’ve ever seen.