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The One Deck

The One Deck

This unique deck of square cards combines a bunch of different games into one. In addition to traditional card games, use The One Deck to play chess, checkers, dominoes, backgammon, dice, and more. When flipped over, they provide the black squares for a chessboard.

40 Animal Impressions

40 Animal Impressions

It’s pretty easy to meow like a cat or bark like a dog, but Finnish entertainer and voice artist Rudi Rok is a verifiable show-off. Watch and listen as he impersonates the sounds of 40 different animals, including tricky ones like a screeching eagle, a chirping cricket, and a woodpecker pecking on a tree.

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1986: A Batman/Punisher Fan Film

1986: A Batman/Punisher Fan Film

(PG-13: Language) James Campbell’s intense fan film imagines a cyberpunk 1980s version of Gotham City. As Penguin and Joker rule the streets, the only cure is a double whammy of angry vigilantes to put a beat-down on the baddies under the neon lights. But is Gotham big enough for these two dealers of justice?

Come Together: Metal Edition

Come Together: Metal Edition

With the help of the WaterBear College of Music, metalhead Leo Morachiolli and his friends Hannah Boulton, Rabea Massaad, Erik Torp, and Truls Haugen scored a recording session at the famed Abbey Road Studios to record a powerful cover version of The Beatles’ Come Together with even more of an edge than Aerosmith’s version.

Flashflight Light-up Flying Disc

Flashflight Light-up Flying Disc
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Playtime doesn’t have to end at sundown with the Flashflight Light-up Flying Disc. The LED fave from Nite Ize lets you select from six colors or leave it in color-changing Disc-O mode. Stays lit for up to 20 hours of playtime on a single charge and stays afloat when it lands in the drink.

Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey

Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey

Walsh Whiskey’s triple-distilled Writers’ Tears is an ode to the golden era of Irish whiskey – and to Joyce, Shaw, Wilde and other literary giants inspired by their favorite dram. Their eight-whiskey portfolio recreates the centuries-old method of blending malt and still whiskeys distilled in copper pots.

Bote Rackham Aero Inflatable Paddle Board

Bote Rackham Aero Inflatable Paddle Board
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Bote’s compact Rackham Aero 11’ Inflatable Paddle Board is lighter, smaller, and more portable than full-size boards, packing into a tidy 44″× 20″× 17″ travel bag. The No Quarter Limited Edition includes a ton of extras like a cooler, tackle rack, sand spear, and MagneKoozie magnetic drinkware for sips while you SUP.

The Kiffness x Throat Singing

The Kiffness x Throat Singing

The latest remix from The Kiffness takes an Altai throat singing video by Bai Terek and gives it a funky new beat. The words of the original track are a blessing of goodwill to their native Siberian land, and we consider videos like this a blessing to the Internet.

Last Call Cats Notecards

Last Call Cats Notecards
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Chronicle Books’ cheeky Last Call Cats Notecards are blank inside, making them purr-fect for any occasion, especially for writing drunken apologies when you’re in the doghouse. The 16 cards feature beer-swilling, bar-crawling, cat-erwauling felines under the influence, playfully penned by artists Arna Miller and Ravi Zupa.

Beast Kingdom Iron Man Medieval Knight

Beast Kingdom Iron Man Medieval Knight
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This 1:9-scale figure envisions Iron Man as a medieval knight. The costume brilliantly melds European armor with Iron Man’s red-and-gold color scheme and Infinity Stone jewel tones. It has 19 points of articulation, an LED arc reactor, a sword, shield, and spear. The Deluxe Version adds a jet pack, firearms, effects, and more.

1UP-Dice

1UP-Dice

These fun RPG dice feature designs inspired by 8-bit video games. The sparkly, polyhedral dice sets are embossed with pixelated digits and sprites and come packed in a box/dice tray that looks like a classic NES cartridge. Each set comes with 11 dice with the option to upgrade with expansion packs and other accessories.

Pam & Tommy (Teaser)

Pam & Tommy (Teaser)

Lily James, Sebastian Stan, Seth Rogen, and Nick Offerman star in this mini-series about Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, and the sleazy dudes who released their sex tape. It was created by Robert Siegel (The Wrestler, The Founder) with episodes directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya, Cruella). Coming to Hulu 2.2.22.

Dominoes + Kapla Mega Structure

Dominoes + Kapla Mega Structure

It took five builders three days to set up this enormous structure from Kapla wood planks, popsicle sticks, and dominoes – and under 2 minutes to knock it over. Kapla construction expert Crouzier Benjamin shared this satisfying footage of it being toppled – with a momentary pause at 0:54, and a satisfying cloud of dust at the end.

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Making a Piano BBQ Cart

Making a Piano BBQ Cart

Handy Geng is back with another one of his crazy inventions that nobody asked for – a combination barbeque grill cart and electric piano. As he plays each key on the piano, it rotates a skewer of meat over its charcoal pit, ensuring its cooked evenly on each side. Oh, and it drives. English captions available, but not necessary.

Book Coasters

Book Coasters
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Looking for a gift for a book lover who already has a full library? These solid wood coasters from Cutting Boredom make a great present for bookworms. They come in more than 20 different designs, each inspired by the cover of a classic piece of literature. Sold in sets of two or more.

Motorcycle Sawmill Playground

Motorcycle Sawmill Playground

Freestyle motorcyclist and stunt rider Rok Bagoros headed to a sawmill in Slovenia to kick up some sawdust, first by drifting his bike between the timber, then by replacing the rear wheel of his 180 hp KTM 1290 Super Duke R EVO with a circular saw blade.

Hero Camper

Hero Camper

This teardrop camper provides a cozy living space in temperatures as low as -5.8°F thanks to its thick insulation and optional electric or diesel heaters. It has a fully-equipped kitchen, a sleeping area with a memory foam mattress, LED lighting, and more. Its Sky Mount roof rack can carry luggage or a pop-up tent.

Core Sample Tumbler

Core Sample Tumbler
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Dive through the layers of the Earth when you sip from Cognitive Surplus‘ geeky glass tumbler. It works best with chocolate milk or iced coffee to really show off the fossilized lifeforms as you head deeper beneath our planet’s surface. It holds 15 oz and makes a great gift for geologists, archaeologists, or anyone into science.

Minor Key Jump

Minor Key Jump

The Van Halen track Jump sounds so wrong it’s right when you lower the music’s 3rd and 6th intervals by a half-step. YouTube finally let Andy Rehfeldt post his minor-key revamp of the track after three years of trying. If you like what you hear, buy Andy a cup of coffee.

The Dead South: People Are Strange

The Dead South: People Are Strange

Saskatchewan bluegrass band The Dead South takes on The Doors 1967 classic People Are Strange, giving it a twangy country sound and a music video that reminds us that space aliens are people too. From the EP Easy Listening for Jerks – Part 2, a collection of their rock covers.

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Vitamin String Quartet: Fairytale of New York

Vitamin String Quartet: Fairytale of New York

Now that it’s mid-November, we figure it’s okay to start playing a little Christmas music. Let’s start off the festivities with this great instrumental cover of The Pogues’ cynical classic Fairytale of New York, performed beautifully by the Vitamin String Quartet. We love how the fiddle embodies the spirit of Irish folk music.

Friend Like Me on Electronic Organ

Friend Like Me on Electronic Organ

Musician 826aska performs a spirited arrangement of the track Friend Like Me on her electronic organ. While we will always miss Robin Williams, her version serves as a delightful and uplifting tribute. If you enjoy Disney musicals, check out her arrangements of A Whole New World and Circle of Life too.

Patented

Patented
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Designers, inventors, and engineers frequently patent their ideas so they can’t be freely copied. Author Thomas Rinaldi’s fascinating coffee table book catalogs 1000 original patent drawings from iconic and ubiquitous objects such as furniture, lamps, appliances, and electronics.

10 Levels of Sleight of Hand

10 Levels of Sleight of Hand

Sleight of hand is a critical skill when it comes to close-up magic and card tricks. In this video, expert magician Daniel Roy walks us through a series of progressively more impressive card control examples. We could have sworn he was shuffling those cards when he wasn’t.

Bloodywood: Gaddaar

Bloodywood: Gaddaar

We love it when performers defy expectations, and Bloodywood definitely does that with their spicy blend of Indian culture and heavy metal music. The track Gaddar (Traitor) is an impassioned political statement against fascist government regimes. Their debut album Rakshak is available for pre-order now. (Thanks Rob!)

It’s Rain in Games, Part I

It’s Rain in Games, Part I

Feeling stressed or anxious? There’s nothing quite so calming as the sound of a rain shower. To help us unwind our minds, UK designer Jez Burrows put together a compilation of soothing rain sounds captured entirely from video games. Since this clip is titled “Part I,” we imagine a follow-up will appear at some point.

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