While the trailer basically tells us nothing, the plot synopsis for this gritty action film definitely piques our interest. Joe Manganiello stars as Max Fist, a man who insists he’s a hero who fell through time and space and landed on Earth, where his superpowers don’t work. From fan-owned movie company Legion M.
One thing we love about Adam Savage is how he shares work from others, and not just his own creations. Here, he shows off a charming dragon puppet he commissioned from artist Katherine Winslade. Despite being assembled from simple foam, plastic, and paints, it has a tremendous amount of personality and expressiveness.
This unique MIDI controller makes it easier to play by teaching music theory. Simply select one of its 840 pre-loaded scales, and it maps only the applicable notes to its right pads, and chords on its left pads, so you can’t play a bad note. It has 96 velocity sensitive pads with polyphonic aftertouch and RGB backlighting, plus 24 hotkeys.
Crocodiles and alligators have been around in some form for nearly 100 million years, proving that their survival strategies work. Between its crushing bite, muscular body, and stealthy approach, these reptiles are among the most impressive predators in the meta. TierZoo dives into murky waters for a look at these grapplers’ key stats.
Ian Jimmerson shows off an impressive wooden model he built that demonstrates the inner workings of a 9-cylinder radial engine, like the ones used on some older airplanes. It’s really amazing how stable it is as it gets up to speed. Check out his in-depth explainer videos here and here.
Godzilla’s titanic turtle counterpart, Gamera, gets some long overdue respect with an aptly ginormous box set of his film library. Gamera: The Complete Collection includes 12 movies in high-def with Japanese audio and English dub tracks, an 80-page retrospective book, a 130-page comic, poster, and art cards. Drops 8.18.20.
In this awesome anime short, the council of Ricks sends Morty on an adventure to Tokyo, where he must defeat one of the greatest threats in the multiverse. Naturally, things take an unexpected turn or two. Created by Tower of God director Takashi Sano, and TMS, the animation studio behind Akira among other things.
Hone your artistic skills with this series of six online courses that include drawing and painting in various different medium, along with lots of tips and techniques. You’ll learn about composition, color, shading, as well as working with oils, acrylics, and watercolors.
Bored at your desk? Give your fingers something fun to do with this series of miniature games from Running Press. There are tiny versions of Skee-Ball, tetherball, shuffleboard, cornhole, ping pong, basketball, and even mini boxing and weightlifting sets to give your digits a workout when they’re not typing.
When looking at a 2D map of the world, it’s really hard to understand how big countries really are. For instance, the U.S., Australia, and Europe are similarly sized. Developed by James Talmage and Damon Maneice, The True Size Of… lets you drag countries on top of each other to better visualize their relative sizes.
Stop wasting paper sticky notes, and instead jot your thoughts on this desktop whiteboard. The FluidStance Slope offers a smooth, dry-erase surface, and fits perfectly between your keyboard and your computer screen. It’s got a tray for storing markers, and is made from powder-coated steel so magnets can stick to it too.
This stainless steel folding multitool packs an impressive 30 functions into something you can fit in your pocket. In addition to the usual screwdrivers, pry tools, wrenches, and blade tools, it has a spoke wrench, wire cutter, saw, protractor, firestarter flint, and even a built-in pulley.
The best part of setting up dominoes is knocking them all over once you’re done. But what if dominoes were much, much bigger? The guys from Corridor put their visual effects skills to the test once more by creating an enormous set of virtual dominoes that could crush a human like a bug. Behind the scenes video here.
Fans of classic whiskies from the American South take note: southern Australia nabbed a gold medal at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition for Starward Two-Fold Double Grain Whisky, the first widely available Aussie whisky brand in the US. The easy-drinking spirit is known for its unique maturation style in red wine casks.
Builder Steve Jones got his hands on the jet engine nacelle from an old Royal Air Force VC10 airplane, and has since transformed the circular housing into a truly unique camper. It can sleep four in its cozy living space, which can transform into a dining room. Check out the full build history on the project’s Facebook page.
Evebot’s tiny, battery-powered printer works wirelessly with a smartphone app to print designs up to 1″ tall on just about any surface, rough or smooth, flat or curved. It works with three types of ink: permanent, invisible, and skin-safe for temporary tattoos.
Béla Films’ montage starts out with a seemingly random array of classic movie and TV moments, but transitions around the 1-minute mark into a thrilling action sequence, painstakingly edited together in time with the music. We love how seamlessly the edit moves from car chase to foot chase to fist fight.
(Spoilers) This pre-battle scene from a Vikings episode in the final half of season six gives away the big secret from the mid-season finale’s cliffhanger. It involves Ivan the Boneless, his brother Hvitserk, Oleg of Novgorod, and his nephew… and the identity of a mysterious horseman. Vikings’ final season ends this fall on The History Channel.
Packed with over 1,000 lessons in 12 different languages, Busuu is at the ready to help you learn. It offers personalized study plans, feedback by native speakers, and speech recognition to help guide your progress. Save 50% on this 2-year Premium Plus subscription in The Awesomer Shop.
Lido deck… The Final Frontier. Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas ship will transform into Star Trek: The Cruise V. Cast from TOS, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and Discovery will be aboard, including George Takei, Walter Koenig, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis. Departs from Port Canaveral 2.26.22.
This substantial pocket tool is made from durable 6AL4V titanium, and provides three useful functions. It works as a pry bar, nail puller, and bottle opener. Its long handle and scalloped sides are designed to optimize leverage. It has a built-in pocket clip, and comes in antique bronze or stonewashed finishes.
Today’s computers are largely solid state devices, but some of the earliest examples of computers were mechanical. In this clip, you’ll get an up-close look at Charles Babbage’s 2.6-ton metal computer, a machine its 19th century inventor never got to see, but was eventually replicated in 1991 to prove that it works.
Arctic Zone’s soft-sided cooler is ready for all your outdoor activities. Its main section holds up to 50 cans, and its front compartment is great for sandwiches (or up to 10 more cans). Both sections are wrapped in high performance insulation. It rolls on rugged all-terrain wheels, and is collapsible for storage.
Maker W&M walks us through the process of turning a couple of muffin tins into a miniature concrete mixer, complete with a motorized stirrer. Though in this case, its purpose is to smoothly blend instant coffee with water. It probably would make a good hot cocoa too.
These thick, oversize wool blankets are perfect for keeping warm at sporting events, concerts, camping, or even on your sofa watching TV. Each 64″ x 88″ blanket weighs in at a hefty 4.8 lbs, and is made from 80% wool and 20% hypoallergenic synthetics to make it soft and machine-washable.
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