For the most part, Disney/Pixar has had great instincts when it comes to characters and stories. Here, they reveal a few of the ideas that never made it to the big screen, most with good reason. We’re so glad they changed directions with Up. Oh, and they forgot one.
BrainfooTV shows us how to make nifty little rockets using ordinary household items like aluminum foil and strike-anywhere matches. They fire as far as 60 feet, and are surprisingly stable and accurate. The tailfins aren’t required, but they do make them look cooler.
The Party Barge offers up three large, individually insulated compartments, letting you serve up cold drinks, hot apps, and other snacks safely side-by-side. At 44″ long, it holds up to 39 drink bottles or 18 liquor bottles, and comes with two removable condiment trays.
Without the proper bag to carry your gear, it’s tough to incorporate the gym into your daily routine. Our pals at Everyday Carry picked out 10 bags which do the trick quite nicely, with compartments that keep workout wear, clean clothes, and water bottles neatly organized.
The Tactica M100 is a compact multitool for cyclists and other people who often use hex bits and small wrenches. It comes with two bits, which you can store on the tool itself, and there’s an optional 12-bit pack. It also has a bottle opener, a package opener and a ruler.
When black lead isn’t enough, these Pilot Color Eno pencils will add an erasable splash of color to your drawings, with the precision of a 0.7mm mechanical line. Sold as a set of eight colors, including non-photo blue. Additional colored lead refills available here.
Renowned amp maker Ashdown Engineering now has a Bluetooth version of its one-of-a-kind active noise cancelling headphones. Like the original, the OV-1B has VU meters that react to the audio being played. It also adds phone and playback buttons on the left earcup.
(Spoilers) If you’ve never seen The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, stop what you’re doing right now and watch it. It’s one of our faves. Kyle Kallgren of Brows Held High explains why Buckaroo is so much better than most of today’s superheroes.
Pop Chart Lab’s scratch-off chart is a great way for cinephiles to check which of the classics they’ve already seen. The poster measures 18″x 24″ and contains tiny posters of 100 great films, including The Best Years of Our Lives, Do the Right Thing and Spirited Away.
It took a trip 4000 feet under the sea off Baja California, Mexico to witness these New Year’s fireworks, but the payoff was worth it – as the lights of the E/V Nautilus‘ remote-operated Hercules submarine revealed the colorful tentacles of the Halitrephes maasi jellyfish.
Donut Media looks at the evolution of Ford’s muscle car, with illustrations of some of the most notable versions of the Mustang, like the 1964 convertible, the Cobra, and the 2018 model, along with their growls. Also, there’s no way the GT350R weighs that much.
This 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera has been restored and turned into a rally racer and all conditions ride by the Paterek Brothers. It has a 3.2L flat six, Bosch Monotronic fuel injection, 5-speed manual transmission, ventilated disc brakes and fully independent suspension.