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Racing Life-Size LEGO Go-Karts

Racing Life-Size LEGO Go-Karts

When we were kids, we loved making little LEGO cars. Thanks to Travis Pastrana and the gang from Nitro Circus, we now have life-size LEGO race cars. As part of their Life Size Toys series, they assembled giant LEGO bricks atop go-karts and raced them around an indoor track until bricks started to fall off. At least they’re easy to snap back together.

Wheatus: Christmas Dirtbag

Wheatus: Christmas Dirtbag

Wheatus revisits their 2000 pop-punk hit Teenage Dirtbag with this special holiday edition. Christmas Dirtbag updates the lyrics to be about a kid who doesn’t think he’s getting any presents from Santa. Though, in the animated music video, it’s a dog who feels left out. From the EP Just a Dirtbag Christmas, which also includes a string quartet version.

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Muro Box N40 Programmable Music Box

Muro Box N40 Programmable Music Box

An ordinary music box only plays a single song. The Muro Box can play any song. It uses computer-controlled wheels to flick its metal forks and can be programmed using a mobile app or a MIDI device. It has a 40-note chromatic scale, and more than 50,000 songs in a downloadable library. They also make a less-expensive N20 model with 20 notes.

Titan Deep Freeze Rolling Cooler

Titan Deep Freeze Rolling Cooler
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Arctic Zone’s soft-sided cooler is ready for all your outdoor activities. Its main section holds up to 50 cans, and its front compartment is great for sandwiches (or up to 10 more cans). Both sections are wrapped in high-performance insulation. It rolls on rugged all-terrain wheels and is collapsible for storage.

World’s Largest Tesla Light Show

World’s Largest Tesla Light Show

Members of the Tesla Club Finland parked their cars and put on a synchronized light show using their vehicles’ headlights and taillights. In all, 687 of the electric vehicles were on hand, and automotive channel Harri Salo posted this aerial footage of the festivities. The light show was put together by Simon Pollock. Watch the ground view here. (Thanks, Olli!)

Stainless Steel Jigsaw Puzzle

Stainless Steel Jigsaw Puzzle
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This unique jigsaw puzzle from In a Flash Laser is made from a 5″ x 5″ sheet of 304 stainless steel, laser-cut into 20 pieces. With no images on the pieces, it’s trickier to solve than it might look. You can also have it custom-etched with an image of your choice for an added charge.

Tayto Couch Potato Plush

Tayto Couch Potato Plush
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Do you find yourself vegging out on the couch too much? Tayto won’t judge! This jumbo couch potato is happy to hang out with you while you lounge. This huggable tuber measures about 13″ tall, and is filled with soft and squeezy polyester stuffing. Just don’t give in to the temptation to slather him in butter and sour cream.

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Miniature RC Watercraft

Miniature RC Watercraft

This wonderfully soothing video provides a close-up look at some of the teensy scale model submarines, boats, and ships floating in the water tanks at Miniatur Wunderland. If you’re ever fortunate enough to be in Hamburg, Germany, you must visit this incredible tiny world.

If Minecraft was a Rhythm Game

If Minecraft was a Rhythm Game

DoodleChaos imagines what it might be like if Minecraft was a rhythm-matching game like Beat Saber or Guitar Hero. This crazy, mashed-up world is filled with fanciful voxel art characters and sees blocks and objects popping up for players to hit with their tools as they roll along the rails and fly through the air. The track is Fly Away by TheFatRat f/Anjulie.

F1 Drivers Race Hovercraft

F1 Drivers Race Hovercraft

Ahead of the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix, Oracle Red Bull Racing drivers Max Verstappen and Checo Perez challenged Scuderia Alpha Tauri teammates Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo to some desert racing in hovercrafts. While their fan-powered vehicles only make 26.5 horsepower, they look like the most fun you can have under 30 mph.

Ghost Riders in the Sky: Cyberpunk Edition

Ghost Riders in the Sky: Cyberpunk Edition

Yippee-I-aye, Yippee-I-o… the Melodicka Bros. took the oft-covered western staple Ghost Riders in the Sky and transformed it into a synth-heavy cyberpunk jam. The track is accompanied by an appropriately neon-lit, smoke-filled music video that imagines a cybercowboy riding his steel horse to round up some cybercows.

Art of Coloring Star Wars Coloring Book

Art of Coloring Star Wars Coloring Book
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The hardcover book is filled with 100 Star Wars illustrations for you to embellish with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. The images include fanciful scenes inspired by classic movie moments, along with mandalas and other repeating Star Wars patterns to color in.

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DIY Color Igloo

DIY Color Igloo

Here’s a fun family project if you live somewhere the temperature stays below freezing for days on end. The ABC Allred Family shows us how easy it is to build your own backyard igloo from blocks of ice and a dash of food coloring for extra flair. You can make the ice bricks in aluminum foil trays and then cement them together with a mixture of snow and cold water.

Oops!… I Did It Again: Metal Edition

Oops!… I Did It Again: Metal Edition

Leo Moracchioli turned Britney Spears’ 2000 hit Oops!… I Did It Again into a shockingly good heavy metal track. Leo is at the top of his guitar game while wearing a blue bodysuit which seems like it would be a good canvas for applying visual effects. And for more unexpected Britney covers, check out Toxic on toothbrushes.

inZOI Life Simulator

inZOI Life Simulator

The upcoming life simulator game inZOI takes the idea of The Sims and updates it to take advantage of modern hardware. The 4K gameplay trailer shows incredible detail in its virtual worlds and sees its avatars going grocery shopping, cooking fried chicken, watering plants, and going to the gym. Its character- and world-builder tools look incredibly deep.

Playing the Flötenkreis

Playing the Flötenkreis

We’ve come across some weird musical instruments over the years, so why not add another to the collection? Artist Philipp Läng’s spring-loaded Flötenkreis makes its music by pushing air through a dozen plastic recorders, each set to play a single note. The sounds it produces are more annoying than melodic.

Tech Noir: The Art of James Cameron

Tech Noir: The Art of James Cameron
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Insight Editions offers a glimpse inside the mind of filmmaker and adventurer James Cameron. The 392-page coffee table book is packed with exclusive images from Cameron’s personal archives, revealing concepts that led to classics like The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic, Avatar, and other films that were never produced.

Patrón Tequila x Checo Pérez 2023 Mexican Heritage Tin

Patrón Tequila x Checo Pérez 2023 Mexican Heritage Tin

Two of Mexico’s very best — Patrón Tequila and Oracle Red Bull Racing F1 Driver Checo Pérez — teamed up for the 2023 edition of Patron’s Mexican Heritage Tin. Debuting at the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, the 8th annual edition of the tin features symbols inspired by Checo’s life on and off the racetrack.

LEGO Avengers Tower

LEGO Avengers Tower
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Avengers assemble! You’ve got 5,201 LEGO bricks to put together! This impressive Avengers Tower is the biggest Marvel x LEGO collab yet. The 3-foot-tall tower includes lots of play areas for acting out classic MCU scenes, along with 31 minifigures of MCU heroes, villains, and even Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige. Drops 11.24.2023 at 12 am EST.

Slickback Dance 6.0

Slickback Dance 6.0

If you spend any time on TikTok or Instagram, you’ve probably seen the Pimp Named Slickback dance craze. Originated by Jubi2fye, the crazy gliding foot move has blown up with dancers around the world. Now, variants of the fancy footwork have started to emerge, and this brain-bending version posted by he02445300 is on a whole other level.

Timbuk2 Impulse Backpack Duffel

Timbuk2 Impulse Backpack Duffel
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The Impulse backpack duffel provides an impressive 45L capacity and has a padded compartment for up to a 17″ laptop. Its main section has compression straps and mesh compartments for efficient packing, while its water-resistant exterior includes a water bottle pouch and a slot for stowing its backpack straps.

The History of Dinosaurs (the TV Series)

The History of Dinosaurs (the TV Series)

The 1990s TV show Dinosaurs was a breath of fresh air from other sitcoms, imagining a prehistoric world where dinos lived in a modern civilization. Secret Galaxy looks back at the show, its origins, the depth of its messages, and how it ended with one of the darkest finalés of all time… mass extinction.

Swiss Alps Train Ride

Swiss Alps Train Ride

Come along for a ride on a cogwheel train that takes passengers to the top of Switzerland’s Mount Pilatus. The first-person footage from Switzerland is Life will make you feel like you’re riding along with the conductor as you ascend to the alpine summit. Watch it in 4K full-screen with headphones for maximum effect.

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