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4 Men, 1 Guitar

4 Men, 1 Guitar

Barcelona’s Maestros de la Guitarra stole a gimmick from the 2012 viral hit version of Somebody I Used to Know, performing with multiple musicians on a single acoustic guitar. Their four-person cover of Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean is our new favorite version of the track.

Jason Rembert x Grand Marnier Maximalist Margarita

Jason Rembert x Grand Marnier Maximalist Margarita

Trailblazing celebrity stylist Jason Rembert is not a minimalist. He fitted Zayn Malik with a robotic arm for a Met Gala, crowned Solange in a crystal halo for SNL, dressed erratic Ezra Miller (yes, the fugitive) in a puffer gown for a film premiere, and mixed up a mean Maximalist Margarita for Grand Marnier.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Teaser)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Teaser)

Chadwick Boseman may be gone, but he is most certainly not forgotten. In this sequel to 2018’s Black Panther, Queen Ramonda takes the reins to help save her nation while honoring the memory of her family. The teaser trailer dropped at this week’s SDCC, backed by an emotional rendition of Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry by TEMS.

NECA E.T. 40th Anniversary Action Figures

NECA E.T. 40th Anniversary Action Figures

Collectible toy maker NECA is set to release a series of five delightfully detailed figures inspired by E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. Each comes with props from a memorable moment in the Spielberg classic. The Deluxe Ultimate E.T. figure has a light-up chest, while the Elliot and E.T. one includes a bicycle and a moon backdrop.

LEDO Induction LEGO Light Bricks

LEDO Induction LEGO Light Bricks

There are a few kits out there that allow you to add lights to LEGO models, but this is the coolest take on the idea we’ve seen. Cultural Gutural created LEDO, light-emitting bricks that use wireless induction to illuminate. Move them near the base plate and they light up thanks to tiny coils and LEDS inside of each brick.

The Arts of the Sailor

The Arts of the Sailor
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Originally published back in 1953, Hervey Garrett Smith’s book The Arts of the Sailor: Knotting, Splicing and Ropework is a great reference for mariners of all experience levels to learn about shipboard skills, along with detailed illustrations and directions for working with rope and tying various useful knots.

Auto-aiming NERF Blaster

Auto-aiming NERF Blaster

There are lots of cool NERF guns and NERF mods out there, but very few of them actually help with your aim. 3DprintedLife engineered this cutom build which can lock onto targets and track them automatically, reducing the chances of missed shots. The main blaster is based on a kit from CaptainSlug.

MoonShade Portable Awning

MoonShade Portable Awning
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It’s a snap to turn every vehicle into a shaded campsite with MoonShade, a budget-friendly portable awning that safely attaches to roofs with heavy-duty suction cups or strong magnet mounts. It packs down to the size of a yoga mat for easy transport, and the domed reflective ceiling improves nighttime illumination.

Running Up That Hill on the Electro-Dulcimer

Running Up That Hill on the Electro-Dulcimer

It’s no Floppotron 3.0, but DJthefirst’s self-playing electromechanical dulcimer has got some serious soul. Put your headphones on, crank up the volume, hit play, and enjoy this soothing rendition of the Kate Bush track Running up That Hill (A Deal with God).

LEGO Icons Atari 2600

LEGO Icons Atari 2600
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It might cost more than an actual Atari 2600, but this 2532-piece LEGO kit is still awesome. The brick-built 8-bit console and includes a joystick and switches that move. Plug in the Asteroids, Adventure, and Centipede cartridges and enjoy the accompanying 3D vignettes. Slide open the console to reveal a tiny basement scene.

Hasbro Selfie Series Personalized Action Figures

Hasbro Selfie Series Personalized Action Figures

Toy maker Hasbro teamed up with the 3D printing experts at Formlabs to create action figures that can be customized with your own head. The high-tech toys start with a 3D scan on your phone that’s used to make a full-color resin model. The $60 figures will be available starting Fall 2022 in the U.S. via the Hasbro Pulse app.

Betty Buzz Mocktail Mixers

Betty Buzz Mocktail Mixers
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We love the teasing of Ryan Reynold’s Aviation Gin empire from Ryan’s non-drinking wife, Blake Lively, proprietress of Betty Buzz non-alcoholic mixers. “Well, at least it’s not another celebrity alcohol?” she tweeted for the launch of her healthier, lower-calorie mocktails made with natural ingredients for sipping or mixing.

World’s Longest Water Slide POV

World’s Longest Water Slide POV

Most of the water slides we’ve ridden on are done in under 30 seconds, but it takes more than 4 minutes to complete a ride on this 3654-foot-long slide. Two passengers share an inner tube down the record-breaking water slide at Malaysia’s Sim Leisure Escape.

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Gliding to the Alps

Gliding to the Alps

Pilot Stefan Langer takes us on a fly-along in his single-seat glider, as he gets tugged along a runway and uses winds to carry his plane into the mountains of Austria. Around the 12-minute mark, he reaches the edge of the alpine range, eventually passing over the ski resorts of the Kitzsteinhorn and Hintertuxer glaciers.

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz
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The mack daddy of summery European cocktails is the refreshing Aperol Spritz, making it de rigueur to stock up on Aperol aperitif, chilled prosecco, and soda. First distilled in 1919 in Northern Italy, the bittersweet orange liqueur gets its pizzazz from a century-old recipe of gentian, rhubarb, cinchona, and other botanicals.

Fraggle Metal

Fraggle Metal

Musician Leo Moracchioli has always had a thing for puppets, so it’s only natural that he’d expand his repertoire to include a song from a puppet show. His heavy metal cover of the theme from Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock will have you dancing your cares away and saving your worries for another day.

Magicfly Bulk Scrabble Tiles

Magicfly Bulk Scrabble Tiles
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An ordinary Scrabble set comes with 100 letter tiles. So if you want to make word art out of them, it could get pretty expensive. These bulk tile sets give you 500 wooden tiles that are perfect for craft projects – or for making your Scrabble games a bit more interesting.

TMNT: The Last Ronin Animated

TMNT: The Last Ronin Animated

A team of TMNT fans from Speedokaggen created this impressive animated short film based on the comic book series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin. It recounts a pivotal scene from the story about a lone surviving Turtle seeking justice for his lost friends and family in a gritty future NYC. (Thanks, Edward!)

Day Drinking Cocktail Book

Day Drinking Cocktail Book
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Not every drink needs to knock you on your ass. Author Kat Odell’s cocktail book offers up 50 recipes for festive drinks that taste delicious but are light on the alcohol. They’re perfect for a daytime party, a day at the beach, or just when you want something mellow and not too potent.

Pre-Prohibition Cocktail Syrups

Pre-Prohibition Cocktail Syrups
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Pratt Standard makes delicious cocktails inspired by the classic pre-prohibition-era recipes. This set of three mixers includes 8oz bottles of True Rich Simple Syrup, True Tonic Syrup, and True Grenadine Syrup. Makes a great gift for any cocktail lover.

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Voyager Outdoor Chair

Voyager Outdoor Chair
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PARKIT’s Voyager chair raises the bar for outdoor seating, with its stylish woven seat, real wood armrests, and aircraft-grade aluminum frame. Under its seat cushion is a drink cooler, which can keep ice frozen for up to 8 hours. It has built-in backpack straps and a detachable cup holder for left- or right-handed users.

Thunderstruck on Guzheng

Thunderstruck on Guzheng

If AC/DC came from China instead of Australia and Scotland, their music might sound something like this guzheng cover by musician Moyun. If it sounds somewhat familiar, it’s because her arrangement of Thunderstruck was inspired by Luca Stricagnoli’s version of the song.

Home Hard Cider Kit

Home Hard Cider Kit
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We love a tart and boozy apple cider. This kit has all you need to turn fresh apple cider into hard cider, including dry yeast, a glass fermentation jug, racking cane, tubing, a clamp, a screw-cap stopper, an airlock, and sanitizer. Includes supplies for three 1-gallon jugs of 7% ABV cider, and you just need more yeast to make more.

Building and Knocking Down a Wood Plank Bridge

Building and Knocking Down a Wood Plank Bridge

Domino queen Lily Hevesh spent the better part of a week setting up this enormous multi-tier bridge using 8,000 individual wood planks. She started with a small prototype of construction techniques, then carefully assembled the 8-foot-tall version. When it was all done, she knocked it all down for our enjoyment.

Insane Cliffside Hiking Path

Insane Cliffside Hiking Path

Most times, hiking involves walking on some kind of solid ground. But this awe-inspiring via ferrata path in Interlaken, Switzerland has adventurers walking along skinny metal rails hammered into the side of a cliff. There’s a cable system you tie into for safety, but it still looks like a walk for daredevils only. Video by enjoytavie.

Robocop: Rogue City (Gameplay)

Robocop: Rogue City (Gameplay)

You have 20 seconds to comply and hit play on this gameplay trailer. Teyon’s bloody FPS is inspired by the original Robocop and puts you in the shoes of Alex Murphy on the streets of Detroit as he battles baddies and takes on the evil Omni Consumer Products. Peter Weller is back to provide the voice and face of RoboCop. Drops 6.2023.

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