Trick or treating is for kids, but these decadent Halloween treats are not. For its limited-edition Kraken Dark Donuts, NYC’s Dough Donuts spiked its cream filling with Kraken Black Spiced Rum, and decorated the dark chocolate icing with a purple beast from the deep. Available through October 31 at Dough Donuts locations and via Goldbelly shipments.
Nile Rogers has written and produced some of the biggest songs and albums ever. Among his creations is the disco-funk group CHIC, who stopped by NPR Music with Rogers. The mini-concert’s six mega-hits: CHIC’s Le Freak and Good Times, Diana Ross’ I’m Coming Out, Sister Sledge’s We Are Family, Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, and David Bowie’s Let’s Dance.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this assorted candy pack from Mashi Box. It’s loaded with tasty treats from various Asian countries. Depending on the luck of the draw, your tastebuds may travel to Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, or China. Each package includes bite-size packs of 20 different candies, with two of each type.
Say what you will about the Tesla Cybertruck; Elon Musk’s chunky and funky electric truck has given us countless memes and fan-built projects to enjoy. ND – Woodworking Art’s metal-framed, wood-covered vehicle is a roughly 1/2-scale replica of the truck. It runs on battery power like the real deal and has room in its bed for his kid’s mini Cyberquad.
Do you love the image quality of your old 35 MM camera? This gadget lets you take advantage of analog optics but captures images digitally. The I’m Back Film adds a Sony digital image sensor in the light path of 35 MM cameras and snaps in where a film cartridge usually goes. An electronics and battery pack attaches to the bottom of the camera.
The Kiffness has made a career out of turning silly animal sounds into songs. This time, he started with footage of an orange tabby making noises that vaguely sound like a human with a mouth full of gauze. But once The Kiff added his music and vocals, it all makes perfect sense to us.
TEC Accessories’ pocket-sized tool is machined from solid 6Al-4V titanium. It features a durable pry tip at one end and a tungsten carbide glass breaker at the other. The pry tool doubles as a straight screwdriver, while the glass breaker works as a scribe tool. There’s also a keychain version, minus the glass breaker.
When it comes to high-horsepower, off-road-capable trucks, few vehicles can compete with the Ford F-150 Raptor R. This souped-up pickup packs a 700-horsepower, supercharged V8 engine, a Baja-tuned suspension, and massive all-terrain tires. We spent a week living with this impressive truck, including a day hooning around in sand dunes.
Can’t get your kids to comb their hair? This might help. Fred’s Bonehead comb and brush combo folds up to look like a dinosaur’s skull. Open its jaws and let it chomp down on hair to remove tangles, so your kiddo doesn’t look like an unkempt caveman anymore. Made from durable but flexible ABS plastic.
We rely on batteries to power everything from our watches to our phones to our vehicles. But where did batteries come from, and who invented them? Origins explores the history of batteries and their evolution since 1799. Along the way, you learn we don’t see “B” cell batteries and what frog legs and torpedo fish have to do with it all.
Designed by blade maker Jon Graham for CRKT, the Razel GT features a snub-nosed straight blade with a chiseled tip that’s great for push-cutting and scraping. It has a smooth-opening ball-bearing pivot and supports easy one-handed closing. Its 3″ long blade is made from 8Cr13MoV steel, while its handle is 6061 aluminum.
It doesn’t seem like balloons would be particularly complicated to make, but How It’s Made shows us how creating party balloons requires lots of industrial equipment, including electrically-charged vats of liquid latex, balloon-shaped molds, and spinning brushes to create the openings we blow into.
MIER’s durable modern pack is ready for whatever the outdoors can throw at it. It’s made from waterproof TPU with welded and heat-taped seams and features a roll-top closure to keep contents nice and dry. It has an inner tablet pocket, mesh side pockets, front and inside zipper pockets, and daisy chain attachment points.
It’s breakfast time somewhere, right? Sit back and enjoy a tall stack of pancakes, as DA BOMB ART fixes 20 meticulously illustrated edible logos, inspired by movie studios and production companies. They look awesome, but we’d slather them with butter and syrup and devour them all in minutes.
This portable gadget uses its battery’s energy to help keep your hands warm. Its body is designed to fit comfortably in the hand and can generate warmth for up to 9 hours. It has six heat settings up to 120ºF, and its 5200 mAh battery pack can charge phones and other devices via its USB port.
If you thought that each of the moons in our solar system were similar in size, you’d be very wrong. Like they did before with stars, MetaBallStudios compares the relative sizes of the natural satellites orbiting around planets, from the tiny rocks zooming around Saturn, to Jupiter’s massive Titan and Ganymede.
Dango’s combination carabiner/compass makes a great addition to your keychain, belt loop, or backpack. It features a liquid-filled compass with degree markers and a CNC-machined 6061 aerospace aluminum case with a spring steel latch that’s built to last. Available in satin silver and jet black anodized finishes.
Random Hands shows how they turned a stack of stainless steel rulers into a unique Damascus pattern, which he sandwiched around high-carbon steel to make a beautiful Japanese-style meat cleaver. He fitted it with a hexagonal wood handle and a hand-stitched leather sheath. We’d love this knife in our kitchen, but sadly, this one isn’t for sale.
We already know that hexagons are the bestagons, so why not use those magical shapes to decorate your walls? Hexagonica makes these laser-cut wooden tiles that transform any wall into a work of modern art. Each set comes with 32 hex tiles and a set of mounting frames to ensure even spacing. Adhesive not included.
Imagine, if you will, that the entire 4.5 billion year history of the Earth was collapsed down to a 24-hour single day. Bright Side’s educational video does just that, taking significant events in the development of our world and giving us a relative sense of how closely together they played out.
Tuenne’s keychain has a sturdy, autolocking carabiner clip attached securely to a short cord on a swiveling connector. The design lets you connect keys to either end, and the clip attaches easily to your belt loop or backpack. It measures 7″ long and comes in seven colors.
When is a fire extinguisher not a fire extinguisher? When it’s designed to stoke a flame instead of putting it out. Ollari’s took an empty old fire extinguisher, polished off its paint, and sliced it down the middle – turning its bottom half into a grill and its top half into its lid. The chainlink hinges are a clever design touch.