The team at Hacksmith Industries specializes in over-the-top builds. In this video, mechanical engineer Jeff got his hands on an off-road capable electric skateboard and upgraded its motors, battery pack, and circuitry to produce way more power than most people would feel comfortable with beneath their feet.
GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines created this unusual LEGO Technic vehicle that gets around on eight tank-like continuous tracks. It’s driven by eight large Powered Up motors and has articulated outer tracks that help it to climb stairs and maneuver on uneven, rocky terrain.
We had to look on a map to see precisely where Slovenia is, but after watching this video, it looks like a place we’d love to travel. Click play, sit back, and enjoy a peaceful flight on a motorized paraglider as its pilot takes sunset trips over a grassy field, a winding river, foggy forests, and an idyllic lake. And if that didn’t convince you to visit, watch this.
Yeah, we know that whoopie cushions are one of the most juvenile forms of humor in existence, but they still can make the most stoic of us giggle. Novelty gift company Fred came up with the brilliant idea of combining a bookmark with a whoopie cushion, so every time you close your book, it emits a delightful raspberry.
Finnish band Steve’n’Seagulls offers up another great bluegrass cover of a rock classic. They performed their arrangement of Boston’s 1976 hit More Than a Feeling while enjoying a delightfully warm summer day along their country’s idyllic Lake Armisvesi.
Cocktail Courier’s latest kit celebrate’s Aperol’s partnership with the U.S. Open. The Perfect Serve Kit has everything needed to mix and serve up to 16 perfect Aperol Spritz cocktails: a 750 ml bottle of Aperol, Cinzano Prosecco, Q Mixers club soda, and oranges plus a colorful Aperol Visor for match day.
Michael Mann of Heat and Miami Vice fame directed this biopic about automotive icon Enzo Ferrari. A grey-haired Adam Driver stars as Ferrari during a tumultuous period in his life. As his factory is on the verge of bankruptcy, his marriage to Laura (Penélope Cruz) falters, he struggles to accept his son, and he pushes his drivers to win the Mille Miglia.
Woodworker Matt Thompson has a pretty awesome backyard setup that includes his own private bar. He also built a model railroad along his wooden fence. The O-gauge train rolls along the L-shaped privacy fence and loops back and forth at each end, providing some extra entertainment for his visitors. As others have suggested, he should extend it into the bar.
This party game from Very Special Games asks players to come up with creative and witty text to fill in the center of a Venn diagram. Each player gets a board and draws two word cards. Everyone else competes to fill in the funniest intersecting answers to win points. Best for ages 15+ and 3 to 6 players.
Hypno Motion makes stop-motion animation. In this short clip, they took some brick-built LEGO chicken legs, battered them up in 1×1 bricks, and fried them in a pot. Of course, you can’t have fried chicken without a side dish, so they also cooked up some french fries. Their Hidden Patterns Inside video series is a fascinating watch, too.
Knock Knock makes all kinds of fun and useful checklist notepads. The Road Trip edition of their Pack This! list covers everything you should have in the car before you hit the road, from hand sanitizer to a first aid kit to games for the kids. And yes, you should always have spare oil, coolant, and jumper cables.
Lynx makes all kinds of cool accessories for tabletop gaming. Among our favorites are these D6 dice that look like bullets. They’re cast from 100% brass with a baked-in copper tip. They’re designed to roll evenly on their six sides, but we think you should earn bonus points for landing one on its flat rear end. Sold in a six-pack with a metal storage box.
We’ve heard a whole lot of covers of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, but never one like this. A few years back, New Zealand choral group Hātea Kapa Haka and musician William Waiirua collaborated on a unique and captivating interpretation of the rock opera classic sung in the native Māori language.
Game show fans will love this mini version of the Showcase Showdown wheel from The Price Is Right. A&M 3D Prints and More lovingly crafts this accurate replica of the iconic set piece. The set includes a spinning wheel, base, arrow, and four walls, while the “lite” version is just the wheel with a small base. Serious TPIR fans will want all the games.
Musician Carolina Eyck is one of the best theremin players of all time. Her nuanced arrangement of Ennio Morricone’s The Ecstacy of Gold is a thing of beauty, a musical Cowboys & Aliens, if you will. Only Carolyn’s performance is significantly more entertaining than that movie.
This unique backpack cooler has a built-in tap for dispensing drinks wherever your adventures take you. It holds up to three gallons of liquid, a dozen 12 oz. cans, or five wine bottles in its removable stainless steel liner. It can be carried on your back, like a bucket, or over your shoulder with an optional strap.
Radiohead is one of our favorite bands of all time. While some of their music can be a bit esoteric, they’ve produced an equal number of sharp and memorable guitar-driven melodies. Guitarist Bloxsy claims he’s no Radiohead expert, but we think he sells himself short with this excellent medley of classic riffs.
The musicians of 40 Fingers have wowed us with their Disney medley and Dire Straits covers, among others. You’ll want to put your headphones on and crank up the volume for this incredible multi-guitar performance of the Overture from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, which we also know well as the opening theme music from Trading Places.
This clever online clock by The Pudding automatically plays songs with the current time in the title. While we’ve heard of 12:51 by The Strokes and 10:15 Saturday Night by The Cure, we had no idea there were so many other time-titled tunes out there. The album art on the turntable is a neat idea, too.
Some of our favorite LEGO bricks are the ones that shoot darts. Jason from JK Brickworks came up with a fun use for these spring-loaded shooters – a chain gun that fires dozens of darts with the turn of a crank or a motor. From what we can tell, the only limit to how many rounds it can fire is the number of shooter bricks in the chain. Build instructions here.
If you asked us to stand up on a floating log, we’d faceplant in the water in about 2 seconds. But Tanner and Lyle from the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show have no such problem. Watch as they battle for supremacy and try to knock each other off the log at any cost. Tanner clearly had no qualms about splashing Lyle. Watch the full competition here.
The 1980s and the 1380s were pretty different times. The era of big hair and Rubik’s produced some great synthpop and arena rock, and those tunes sound surprisingly good when played on medieval instruments. This 90-minute medley features bardcore versions of 22 classic ’80s tracks, including Don’t Stop Believin’, Smooth Criminal, Eye of the Tiger, and more.
Weapons are usually built from durable materials like metal or plastic, but The S built this one primarily from cardboard. The oversize toy blaster fires plastic balls and uses a corkscrew to feed them into its motorized chamber for launching. Bonus points for incorporating those flip-flops into the firing mechanism.