What’s more fun than nailing your friends with a nice, juicy snowball? The answer is: barraging them with a bunch of freezing-cold snowducks. These plastic molds quickly crank out perfect duck-shaped projectiles, adding a new shape to ordinary spherical snowball fights.
Likely inspired by the binary solo at the end of Flight of the Conchords’ classic Robots, the guys from Auralnauts re-recorded the Boston Dynamics robot dance video with more appropriate lyrics. If you’re not fluent in binary, it translates to: “Dance sets us free. Join us. Humans are doomed.”
Premium playing card brand Theory11 teamed up with Lucasfilm for another official Star Wars-inspired deck. It features Beskar silver, black, and red foil packaging, Mandalorian helmet back art, and custom court cards with characters from the series, including Mando, Cara Dune, and IG-11. Of course, Grogu is the Ace of Spades.
This super-bright headlamp guides your way out of the darkness with up to 1080 lumens output. It offers up to 10 hours of battery life, three different brightness levels, and a strobe mode. Includes two rechargeable batteries, a carry case with a carabiner, and a USB charging cable.
In 2019, Subaru Tecnica Int’l. built just 209 of the STI S209, a rocket of a car powered by a 341hp Boxer engine, a 6-speed manual gearbox, and all-wheel drive. Enter to win this one in Crystal White Pearl with Satin Gold wheels, and support veterans and children’s charities with your donation. Awesomer readers get 50% bonus entries.
Dr. Adrian Smith of Ant Lab is the man you want to see if you’ve got a question about bugs. Among his many buggy pursuits is capturing slow-motion footage of insects as they take flight. In this video, you’ll enjoy a variety of bugs lifting off, many of which are less graceful than you’d think.
Milwaukee Tools‘ portable, rechargeable light uses ten LEDs to provide a smooth and bright light for your projects. It has 100, 250, and 550 lumen modes, and can pivot 210º to direct light where you need it. It’s got a built in carabiner clip for carrying, and a magnetic base for attaching to car hoods and other metal surfaces.
If there was ever a song that suited itself perfectly to the marimba, we’re going to say it’s this one. Sit back and enjoy this delightful cover version of the Tears for Fears track Everybody Wants to Rule the World, performed by Michael Charles Smith and Giorgia Capobianco.
The personal computing revolution didn’t reach the masses until the 1980s, but back in the 1970s, a groundswell was forming among hardcore tech nerds. LGR takes a look back at a number of the unusual computer designs that emerged in the years leading up to the PC revolution.
Want a real coloring challenge? Grab this book which features 35 amazing full-color images captured by NASA, side-by-side with coloring outlines based on the photos. Add a set of two-tone space colored pencils and you’ve got a great gift for any astronomy fan.
This wireless underwater camera sits on your fishing line and not only gives you insights about what’s down there but can capture some cool video footage of undersea life too. It shoots up to 1080p/60 resolution, has a night-vision green light, and works at depths up to 500 ft.
At first glance, RovyVon’s carabiner looks like it’s just for holding keys. But look closer, and you’ll see that the titanium tool has a pocket knife built into its edge. It takes standard #11 scalpel blades, which are great for opening boxes, cutting twine, or hobby projects.
Zone out with this soothing music video from filmmaker Kevin McGloughlin, who once again fills our rods and cones with brilliant imagery. He shot the full-spectrum infrared footage with a drone over Sligo, on the west coast of Ireland. The chill track was performed by Re: Buddha, Japanese Zen monks who create electronic music.
Model railroad enthusiast Engineman takes us on a ride through his enormous H0 scale railway. As it winds from room to room, you’ll enjoy grassy hills dotted with tiny trees and detailed miniature buildings. The stark, unfinished sections where the tracks wind through tunnels remind us that it’s only a model.
By moving their bolt-action mechanism to the middle of the case, GPCA was able to outfit their pens with a 100 dB survival whistle. They also feature a tungsten glass breaker, and their grips are marked for impromptu measurements. They come in four finishes: aluminum Space Silver or Jet Black, and titanium High Polish or Dark.
BRANDMADE.TV takes us inside the Zippo lighter factory for a look at how they create their iconic windproof lighters. The process starts out with rolls of brass which are shaped to form each lighter’s case before it’s chromed. The interior is formed from steel, then brass, flint, a wick, and cotton are added to complete the assembly.
Timex updates its military-inspired Allied Chrono with bolder numerals, a textured bezel, and new designs, including a sweet black and white camo. It features a 42mm case, Indiglo lighting, a bead-blasted metal case, and a mineral glass crystal. Its 30-minute chronograph can measure in intervals of 1/20th of a second.
From freehand shaving to using a ruler or trimming guide, there are lots of ways to shave a beard. But we’ve never seen this clever hack, which involves using a funnel as a guide for cutting a perfect goatee from a full beard. Big Clive demonstrates the technique not once, but twice.
Why buy off-the-shelf Star Wars figures when you can build your own? These flat-pack metal models aren’t easy to assemble, but the resulting sculptures will be worth the effort. They come in Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, C-3PO, and R2-D2 variants. Patience and tweezers not included.
Most wind instruments are made from wood or brass. But it turns out that a plastic straw can be modified to make music too. This video shows how late Danish musician Peter Bastian was adept at performing on a drinking straw with holes cut in it. Flutist Naveen Kumar shows how you can make your own here.
Now that you’ve got that dumpster fire figure, round out your 2020 toy collection with the official Funko POP! version of KC Green’s nonchalant This Is Fine dog, complete with his coffee mug and flames licking at his chair. Find more This Is Fine goodies over on Topatoco.
This stop-motion animated short film by Soetkin Verstegen is an abstract journey to a place where workers are tasked with retrieving ice and preserving it before it melts. As they move the blocks, the creatures living inside are reanimated. It doesn’t follow a traditional plot but does a great job placing us in its chilly universe.
(LOUD) Enjoy some rocketry goodness as Japan’s Interstellar Technologies, shows off a static test of one of their rockets. The ethanol/LOX-powered engine cranks out 12 Kilonewtons of thrust, which sounds like a lot until you realize the Space Shuttle’s solid rocket boosters produced more than 25,000 Kilonewtons of thrust.
From James Beard award-winning chef Stephanie Izard’s bakery Sugargoat comes a delicious treat for lovers of sweet breakfasts. This very special dessert features layers of sourdough pancake cake with maple syrup-infused buttercream and a crumbled oat streusel on top. Serves one or more people depending on your mood.
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