After Jimmy Kimmel told Mark Rober about his dream of having the most powerful t-shirt cannon in the world, the Mark wanted to oblige his friend. He had a little extra help from wunderkind Anthony Hartman to design and engineer the big gun. Sadly, the stadium’s lawyers put the kibosh on firing the most powerful version.
Awesome Funny Stuff
Over the years Red Bull has sponsored some great soapbox races, each featuring a number of wild and wacky homebrew vehicles. This video looks back at six of the all-time great race performances, from an Easter Island statue on wheels to a couple of eggs in a frying pan. The backwards camper is our favorite.
Are you sick and tired of people driving too slow in the passing lane? Perhaps this will convince them to move over. This Russian mechanic modded a Lada, replacing its headlights with a pair of road-clearing flamethrowers. We can only hope that it’s operated by honking the horn.
(PG-13: Language) Filmmakers Karl Poyzer and Joe Roberts follow up their hilarious sci-fi comedy short Floaters with a sequel about two oblivious pilots discussing their daring, but ill-conceived escape from a high-security space prison. Zach Braff and Joel Fry provide their voices this time.
There’s something so satisfying about how you reload weapons in video games. In this compilation video by Kommander Karl, he shows how you can use the same method to reload everyday items like a vacuum cleaner, a toaster, and a pencil sharpener. We do the same thing every time we use a caulk gun.
So let’s say you’re drying clothes outside of your window, and a shirt blows onto a ledge you can’t reach. Well, if you’re this clever person in Hangzhou, China, you enlist the help of a mitten crab to rappel down to the shirt and retrieve it for you like a living claw machine.
After playing around with a gasoline-powered pogo stick you could buy in the 1970s, The Backyard Scientist wanted to see what other kinds of things you could add a gas engine to that don’t need one. So he took a tiny nitromethane-powered engine and revved up a desk fan, a USB charger, and a toothbrush.
The guys from How Ridiculous add a new weapon to their arsenal of destructive toys with the largest working hammer on the planet. They worked with DSM Consulting Engineers to build the 22-foot tool that can reset to its upright position using a hydraulic ram. Its 3-ton hammerhead brings the pain to anything in its way.
Here’s a little Christmas song for the grammar and punctuation nerds out there. Enjoy as RamsesThePigeon sings an a cappella version of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, and plays around with the comma placement to explain why it goes where it does.
After a comment about “your kind,” a man thinks he’s being called out for being gay. But it turns out that Anders is being picked on for something completely different that he doesn’t even realize. Writer/Director Victoria Warmerdam’s short film offers a biting social commentary about stereotypes and being treated like an outsider.
(PG-13: Language) Supervillains take note: if you want to shut down Spider-Man, feed him the spiciest hot sauce you can. Actor Tom Holland stopped by Hot Ones to talk about playing Peter Parker, give Sean some golf tips, and eventually calls for a doctor. And to think, he almost started with the spiciest wing.
Sportswear brand A-dam sells comfy hoodies, sweatpants, t-shirts, and socks embroidered with tiny characters inspired by pop culture. Our favorite is this design with Godzilla about to cool off his fire-breath with an ice cream cone. We also want the Furby, Wilson, and the twins from The Shining.
Your typical nutcracker does a pretty good job at pulverizing walnut shells. But Shane from Stuff Made Here wanted something that could crack a steel nut, so he put his engineering chops to good use and built this insanely powerful nutcracker that uses gunpowder to chomp down with more force than Jaws in Moonraker.
The talented vocalists of Eclipse 6 put together this great holiday-themed parody of Hamilton which recasts the part of Alexander Hamilton with a similarly brilliant outsider who will someday guide Santa’s sleigh. This story has a much happier ending too. (Thanks, Rob!)
(Gore) Thanks to the events of Loki, we now have the MCU multiverse, and Peter Parker is only gonna make things worse in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The VFX crew from Corridor imagine how Mobius M. Mobius might clean up the mess by pruning unwanted Spidey variants in the most gruesome ways possible.
Stephen’s 8×6 Workshop created this silly low-budget short film about a man who protects a prehistoric creature who also happens to be a tool from his workshop. But when the baby calipersaurus cries out, its parents aren’t too happy with the situation. We love the TARDIS sound effects. (Thanks, Steph!)
The theme song from DuckTales is one of the most memorable in the history of TV shows. While the misadventures of Huey, Dewey, Louie, and the gang were the main point of the series, it would be nothing if they weren’t ducks. So GreyWalf edited the theme song, removing the “Tales” and leaving us only with the “Duck.”
Handy Geng was tired of getting off of his scooter to open the gates to his workshop, so he decided to motorize one of them. Rather than use an off-the-shelf motor, he rigged up a mount and attached his scooter to do the work. Now he needs to buy a second scooter to ride through the gate. English subtitles available.
Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin’s 2021 Hanukkah Sessions continue to entertain us throughout the holiday. On the third night, they performed a faithful cover version of Barry Manilow’s 1978 hit Copacabana complete with a disco ball, shimmer curtains, and a cheesy lens flare filter. (Thanks, Harriet!)
Welcome house guests by inviting them to stop their dirty shoes on a face of your choosing. While you could put your own grinning mug on there, you could also go for someone you really dislike. Printed on a machine-washable mat with a non-slip rubber backing.
There I Ruined It wants to Un-Ruin a Christmas by donating the proceeds from their holiday fundraiser to Toys for Tots. All you have to do is listen to their new and improved version of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas as performed by Dee Snider, then open up your wallet and give.
The James Bond movie No Time to Die marked the final performance of Daniel Craig as 007. It offered a satisfying end to this incarnation of Bond, though it wasn’t perfect. Screen Junkies offers their snarky take on the 2-hour and 43-minute spy flick, and its hero’s transition from swaggering ladies’ man to exhausted dad.