Ford is currently working on a pure-electric version of its wildly popular F-150 pickup. To prove that its drivetrain is just as capable as ever, they set about towing 10 train cars with its prototype, and then filled the train with 42 more F-150s, for a total weight over 1.25 million pounds.
Big Idea Design came up with a versatile screwdriver in the Bit Bar. Now they’re doing the same for wrenches. The spendy, but awesome little Ti EDC Wrench is based on a Swedish wrench design that allows it to work with 25 different bolt sizes. It has a pocket clip to make it easy to carry.
Camera technology has come a very long way since World War I, though a lens is generally still just a lens. Photographerr Mathieu Stern decided to see what kind of video he could capture with a lens he snatched from a 100-year-old Eastman Kodak camera. The footage is quite good, with a dreamy and warm quality to it.
That expanding spray foam insulation can be really useful for filling gaps and cracks, but it’s also really nasty stuff. The King of Random decided to see if they could use a bunch of cans of Great Stuff to make usable (and really ugly) furniture. Somebody should try and build a house out of this goo.
This peculiar comedy follows the story of a driving instructor who discovers she has supernatural powers, and who finds herself wrapped in the mystery of a girl who’s been possessed after a washed up rock star (Will Forte) tries to sacrifice the girl as part of his deal with the devil for renewed fame.
The updated version of the Wowstick Mini power screwdriver now comes with 56 aluminum alloy bits for a wide variety of screw heads. Its electric drive and slim profile are ideal for handling the numerous small screws found on electronics these days. It’s also got a manual mode for when you need extra torque.
We love a bowl of sweet and crunchy breakfast cereal as much as the next guy, but as Ordinary Things points out, this high-carb, low-nutritional value day-starter isn’t exactly good for you, despite what the marketing might tell us. The Stuff You Should Know episode on the Kellogg brothers is worth a listen too.
In this clip from Science Channel’s How It’s Made, they take us inside a factory that makes ridiculously small and precise drill bits – the kind that might be used by a dentist to put holes in your teeth. The flutes on the bits are so small that a microscope must be used to view them.
Classical pianist Martin Leung dropped by the University of Michigan’s Britton Recital Hall to perform a medley of tracks from the world of Mario Bros., kicking things off with the classic Super Mario Bros. theme – and just to show off, he did that first bit blindfolded. If it seems familiar, he first performed the medley back in 2007.
IMDb’s new streaming miniseries is a bit of a nod to Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, though the therapist in this animated show only sees troubled monsters as his patients. Among the voices featured are Kelsey Grammer, Eric Stonestreet, Aparna Nancherla, Ellie Kemper, Patton Oswalt, Adam Pally, Amy Sedaris, and more.
Have you ever wondered what happens to a pill once you swallow it? In this video from photographer Ben Ouaniche of Macro Room, we get an incredible close-up look at medications as they dissolve in a bath of water. It appears the imagery was sped up for added effect.
When he’s not directing Thor movies or working on What We Do in The Shadows, director Taika Waititi is going back to his roots, making quirky and offbeat movies, with this satire about a young German boy who must rethink his beliefs when he discovers his mother is hiding a young Jewish girl from Hitler’s army.
Swatch’s latest watch collection is well, big and bold. Each one features a 47mm case, bold numerals, 3D textures on the dial and strap, and a completely flat glass. Most of them come in high contrast colors, but the solid black and black on grey ones are more subtle (and harder to read.)
The 65″ Samsung Q70 series QLED TV is one of the best rated televisions out there, with a fantastic 4K picture, brilliant colors and HDR contrast, and all the latest smart TV tech. Drop by The Awesomer Shop today, and enter for a chance to win one for your living room. (Ends 8/23/19)
There’s nothing quite like the delicious flavor of grilled, seared, or smoked meats. But the way you cook and handle meats after cooking can dramatically improve its quality. SciShow explains tips for making the perfect BBQ meal and the scientific reasons that these techniques improve flavor and texture.
The myth of Sisyphus sees a man being rolling a massive boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back down before the top, then repeat the task endlessly, reminding us that the journey is more important than the destination. Now, your toilet paper can experience that journey, thanks to Artori Design’s playful, diagonal bathroom shelf.
Zippo’s compact fire-starting kit is a great travel companion for any outdoor adventure. It includes five compressed discs of easy-to-light paraffin coated cotton tinder, and a large flint spark wheel, all packed inside of a water-resistant, floating container with a lanyard hole.
Based on Kevin Feeser’s awesome fan submission to LEGO Ideas, this 3,036 piece set (#21318) is truly epic. It features a 14″ tall treehouse setting with lots of great details in its three floating cabins. It comes with both spring and fall foliage elements, made from sustainable sugarcane-based plastics. Drops 8/1/19 for $200.
The upcoming season of HBO’s Westworld sees Dolores trying to make a life for herself in the real world, and coming to realize that her supposed freedom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The trailer also includes a brief look at what appears to be a new WWII-inspired theme park, filled with what we presume are Nazi hosts.
It took over seven years for Ri Crawford and his co-creators to make this stop-motion animated short, but the finished film was well worth the wait. Narrated by Tom Waits, it takes us on a fantastical journey with Captain Millipede and his crew to harvest the milk seeping from craters on the moon as it hovers incredibly close to the Earth.
Geo 101 Designs makes these great pieces which double as wall art and a place to map out your journeys. The self-healing nature of the 1/2″ thick cork makes it perfect for pinning locations, tacking up photos from your trips, or even sticking commemorative pins into the map. Available in two sizes: 15″h x 23″w and 21″h x 34″w.
Did you know that the smartphone in your pocket has moving parts inside of it? Devices such as accelerometers use a hybrid of mechanical and electronic mechanisms known as MEMS. New Mind puts this fascinating and complex tech under the microscope to explain how they work, and how they’re made.
British sportscar maker Lotus is showing off an upcoming pure-electric hypercar that makes an astounding 1972 horsepower and 1250 lb-ft of torque. Through the use of lightweight materials and sleek aerodynamics, it can hit speeds over 200 mph, and its battery pack allows for a range of 250 miles at more normal speeds.
Back in the 1990s, the internet was a kinder, gentler, and downright sillier place than it is today. Quartz looks back at some of the primitive and cheesy websites of the era, and pontificates on what may happen to the information and content they housed as these sites gradually go offline.
Roxon’s versatile, yet compact tool offers up six useful features for outdoor cooking: fork, spatula, knife, tongs, bottle opener, and wine corkscrew. It’s made from food-grade 430 stainless steel, and comes with a nylon carrying pouch. Measures about 11″ long when folded.