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Random Illustrated Facts

Random Illustrated Facts

A fun coffee table book or bathroom reader filled with random and strange bits of trivia, each accompanied by a silly illustration. Learn how Napoleon was attacked by rabbits, how dancing goats are the reason we have coffee, and how it’s illegal for a mortician to swear in front of the dead in Georgia.

LEGO Death Star Trench Diorama

LEGO Death Star Trench Diorama

Beyond the Brick shows off one of the most epic LEGO Star Wars builds ever. Anthony Ducre spent 7 months on this 50,000 piece diorama of the Death Star trench run from A New Hope, including an X-Wing fighter that “flies” through it on a track with Vader’s TIE Fighter on its tail. The crashed UCS Super Star Destroyer is a nice touch.

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Because: Theremin Cover

Because: Theremin Cover

We always thought The Beatles’ track Because a trippy and haunting tune to begin with, so it’s no wonder that the otherworldly sounds of the theremin suit the song so perfectly, especially in the capable hands of Cihan Gulbudak, one of the true masters of the unusual electronic instrument.

Cattbutt and Dogbutt Coloring Books

Cattbutt and Dogbutt Coloring Books

You haven’t truly experienced pet ownership until your furry friend turns around and winks at you with their third eye. These irreverent cat butt and dog butt coloring books are filled with charming tail-end images for you to embellish. Corgi butts win the cute contest.

LEGO Train in the Mountains

LEGO Train in the Mountains

YouTuber Arjen Hartsuiker has a love for building with LEGO, but he’s also into mountaineering. So he decided to combine his two passions, by taking a 7-hour climb in the Italian Alps to an altitude of about 8300 feet, where he set up a LEGO train set with one of the most epic views ever seen by its minifig passengers.

Eclectic Method: Spider-Verse Remix

Eclectic Method: Spider-Verse Remix

We loved just about every moment of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, including the opening scene where Miles is singing along with Post Malone and Swae Lee’s Sunflower. Eclectic Method sliced and diced up the track and footage from the animated flick to create a whole new EDM track.

Cryptex Puzzle Gift Bank

Cryptex Puzzle Gift Bank

Make your gift recipient work for their prize with this see-through gift container. It provides enough space for small items like cash, candy, or gadgets, and requires that its recipient guess a 5-letter combination to open it. You can program it to the word of your choice and provide them with an appropriately challenging clue.

Mountain of Hell Winning Run

Mountain of Hell Winning Run

Check out this incredible point of view video captured by rider Kilian Bron, who managed to beat out more than 700 other bike riders on an unmarked 15.5 mile, 7800+ vertical foot downhill run in the 2019 Mountain of Hell competition in the French Alps. There was also quite the crash at the start of the race. (Thanks Matl!)

Cyr Wheel of Fortune

Cyr Wheel of Fortune

Kuma Films captured this beautifully elegant performance by dancer and athlete A-Chen. Watch in awe as he deftly balances on and inside of his Cyr wheel, and makes the oversize hula hoop do precisely what he asks of it.

Marvel Pocket POP! Advent Calendar

Marvel Pocket POP! Advent Calendar

Christmas may be a long way off, but it’s never too early to get a jump on shopping. Here’s the perfect pre-holiday gift for Marvel fans – an advent calendar that features a different Funko Pocket POP! figure for each of the 24 days leading up to the big day. Drops 9/15/2019.

Bowling Robot

Bowling Robot

We don’t care if Tom Coben’s idea for a robot that can bowl was faked with CGI. We still want to see these things in action the next time we go to the bowling alley, hurling 15 lb. balls and banging out perfect 300 games while terrifying onlookers.

(Almost) Every Way to Cook a Potato

(Almost) Every Way to Cook a Potato

After learning how to make deliciously crispy oven fries, we can confirm that this list isn’t 100% complete, but Bon Appetit editor-at-large Amiel Stanek still managed to come up with 63 different ways you can prepare and eat one of the world’s favorite starches.

SkateBIRD

SkateBIRD

This lighthearted game puts you in control of a little bird who’s learning to fly – on a skateboard. The tiny skatepark is made up of office supplies like staplers, scissors, and sticky notes, offering a fun place for our avian friends to take flight. Grab the Alpha demo version of the game here.

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World’s Largest Firework Tank

World’s Largest Firework Tank

You know those fireworks that look like a tiny tank? Well builder Peter Sripol decided to celebrate the 4th of July (and 1 million subscribers) by building himself a gigantic replica of the thing. Naturally, his version makes a lot more fire. Plus, it was reusable – at least for a while.

Eminem on Guitar

Eminem on Guitar

May I have your attention, please? Musician Luca Stricagnoli is back with his triple-necked guitar to entertain us with another great acoustic cover – this time taking on Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady with some funky fingerstyle picking. As an added bonus, this version won’t offend anyone.

LEGO Lights by Vonado

LEGO Lights by Vonado

The brick-building enthusiasts at Vonado make a variety of custom LED lighting kits which are designed to bring added life and dimension to dozens of stock LEGO kits. Among our faves are War Machine Buster, ECTO-1, the Saturn V rocket, and the TRON Legacy Lightcycles. Prices don’t include the original LEGO kit.

Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein

Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein

David Harbour stars in this offbeat mockumentary about his “legendary acting family” and gives us a rare glimpse inside his father’s world as he performs in a schlocky made-for-TV adaptation of Frankenstein. Drops 7/16/19 on Netflix.

Toyota GR Supra Drift by HKS

Toyota GR Supra Drift by HKS

The 2020 Toyota GR Supra is pretty sweet car in its own right, and Toyota is really encouraging tuners to make it their own. Check out this awesome shakedown footage of a completely reworked Supra Drift car made by HKS as it gets ready for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It even packs a classic 2JZ engine.

Bone Mother

Bone Mother

Dale Hayward and Sylvie Trouvé’s incredibly inventive animated short film tells the story of a “a vain and arrogant youth dares to enter Baba Yaga’s living house of bones.” But after the young man wreaks havoc on the old lady’s world, she delivers a swift and just punishment for his misdeeds.

Knives Out (Trailer)

Knives Out (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Christopher Plummer and more big names star in this lighthearted murder mystery from director Rian Johnson – the man behind the Looper and The Last Jedi. If there’s one thing this Clue style whodunit proves is Johnson is no one-trick pony.

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David Gray Covers Sledgehammer

David Gray Covers Sledgehammer

Musician David Gray sat down in the BBC Radio 2 Piano Room and turned in an absolutely fantastic cover version of the 1986 Peter Gabriel hit Sledgehammer. The purity of the acoustic performance truly shines a light on Gray’s oh-so-warm and ever-so-raspy vocals.

Provision Playing Cards

Provision Playing Cards

Theory11’s vintage style cards are a nod to the rich history of Philadelphia, the hometown of their designer True Hand Society. The cards feature an off-white card stock and 19th century style line art on front, with vibrant red backs embellished with snakes. Packed in an embossed box with gold foil outside and in.

Lexus Ultimate U.S. Open Road Trip

Lexus Ultimate U.S. Open Road Trip

What’s more exciting than a road trip to the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach? A road trip with Lexus packed with awesome cars, sights, and golf courses along the way. We knew that we would have a great time on this weeklong odyssey cruising the California coast line, but nothing could prepare us for the glorious world of Lexus hospitality.

Making the Crispiest Oven Fries

Making the Crispiest Oven Fries

Like many of you, we love us an order of great french fries. There’s just something about that crispy goodness that seems impossible to replicate without a deep fryer. But Adam Ragusea says these British oven fries are even more crunchy and delicious than traditional fries; though they’re not any healthier.

Travel Decanter

Travel Decanter

Aged & Ore’s thoughtful and portable decanter is designed for carrying spirits without the flavor alterations that can come with metal containers. It features a 500ml handblown bottle which is nestled safely between a pair of double-walled, insulated sleeves which convert into tumblers for enjoying your drink.

Pro Arrow Pouch Slingshot

Pro Arrow Pouch Slingshot

This unusual slingshot is designed to fire full-size archery arrows instead of BBs. It uses 38 to 40 pounds of draw weight, and fits any Pocket Shot or Pocket Hammer handle, which looks like the right way to go from the video. An archery release glove is also required for safety. Not for kids.

Penn & Teller VR: F, U, U, U, & U

Penn & Teller VR: F, U, U, U, & U

This upcoming virtual reality game Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary, and Underhanded from magicians and smart guys Penn & Teller will mess with player’s minds by subjecting them a variety of minigames which include facing their worst fears and a variety of cruel tricks.

TI Maze Titanium Dice

TI Maze Titanium Dice

Inspirs Designs‘ metal dice are made from hand-sandblasted and stonewashed GR5 titanium. Each one is highlighted by geometric patterns which connect the pips. Available for a limited time from Drop. They also come in a stainless steel damascus for a bit more money.

Schoolhouse Rocks Plushes

Schoolhouse Rocks Plushes

Start off with a humble bill and hope and prey he gets signed into a law with these two adorable 9.5″ plush toys based on I’m Just a Bill from the classic 1970s educational cartoon Schoolhouse Rock! They’re expected to debut in the ABC booth at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con in July.

Satisfying Domino Falls

Satisfying Domino Falls

Domino master Hevesh5 and six of her friends spent half a week setting up a number of constructions designed to delight. In all, the structures were comprised of roughty 32,000 dominoes, each one offering up a different style of trick. We especially loved that thing with the 10 tentacles, or whatever they were.

Keyboard Drummer

Keyboard Drummer

Say you want to make some beats, but you don’t have a drummer in the band. While you could buy a drum machine or some sampled loops, or you could do like musician Yohan Kim and use your keyboard to perform as your rhythm section.

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