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TikTok x Area 51

Are you crazy about all things Internet memes? Did you scream like a goat for a solid three weeks in 2013? Did you sign up for the raid on Area 51? If you have no idea what we’re talking about, it’s time to get with the times and check out TikTok.

Amenitee Angular Ruler

Amenitee Angular Ruler

Amenitee’s aluminum ruler is designed to make it easy to measure and mark unusual layouts. With its locking bolts, you can mark the position of angles and repeating patterns, making quick templates for complicated placements such as matching holes for pipes in cabinets and walls. Available in six-sided and 12-sided versions.

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Arcade Sofa

Arcade Sofa

Harkening back to the shape of classic arcade machines, Harow’s compact sofa looks like a great place to chill out and play video games at home. It can be made with custom artwork, and custom sizes, and is made from recycled wood, steel and velvet-covered cushions.

Sculpting Joker

Sculpting Joker

Are you as excited for the Joker movie as much as we are? Artist Steven Richter celebrates Joaquin Phoenix’s critically-praised performance with yet another amazing sculpt. The finished mini-bust perfectly captures the actor’s demonic smile as he transforms from Arthur Fleck into The Clown Prince of Gotham.

Trail Trek Tour: Mid-Size Trucks

Trail Trek Tour: Mid-Size Trucks

The mid-size truck market is hotter than ever, and almost every manufacturer offers some kind of special off-road package. With the help of the Trail Trek Tour, we put four of the leading mid-size pickups head-to-head on a grueling off-road course built on top of an old coal mine in Pennsylvania’s gritty backcountry.

A Jazz Guitarist at a Party

A Jazz Guitarist at a Party

“I meant like Wonderwall from Oasis you know.” Professional musician Lucas Brar pokes fun at how people ask him what his real job is, along with one of the more popular requests he hears from party guests. His interpretation of the track really brought a smile to our faces.

Untitled Goose Game

Untitled Goose Game

Developed by House House, and published by Panic, this silly sandbox game drops you into the role of a mischievous goose who sneaks around a neighborhood, stealing objects and pranking people in order to wreak havoc on their otherwise dull lives. Out now on Nintendo Switch and PC.

(SHn(y)o͞of)

(SHn(y)o͞of)

Most couples have a few silly words that are uniquely theirs. But Bill and Tonya Martin decided to create a complete language of their own that nobody else knows how to speak, called Martinese. Sam Davis and Rayka Zehtabchi’s documentary is at its heart a bittersweet story about parents finding their way after the kids fly the coop.

Glowing Neoballs

Glowing Neoballs

Vat19 shows off some of the fun things you can do with these glow-in-the-dark magnetic construction spheres. Each pack comes with 216, 0.5 cm diameter neodymium balls, but if you pick up 24 packages or so, you can build yourself a magnetic lightsaber, just like they did.

Transforming Skateboard Tricks

Transforming Skateboard Tricks

While the only moving parts on most skateboards are the trucks and wheels, Matt Tomasello wanted something more complex. So he set about building some wacky skateboards which can change form as he jumps off and back onto them. Matt shows off his wares and his trick skills in this compilation video from JENKEM.

Lexus LY 650 Yacht

Lexus LY 650 Yacht

Lexus teamed up with Italian design studio Nuvolari Lenard and Marquis Yachts to create a production version of the Sport Yacht Concept. The 65-foot boat sleeps six, and is detailed with stainless steel, real wood trim, and custom furnishings throughout. This time, they went with Volvo Penta boat engines instead of Lexus V8s.

Gym Roller Coaster

Gym Roller Coaster

We’ve seen some pretty great backyard roller coasters over the years, but this is the first time we’ve seen one built in a school gymnasium. We can’t believe that the school would have signed off on this rickety looking construction made from plywood, 2x4s, desks, and chairs though.

Shia LaBeouf vs. Hot Wings

Shia LaBeouf vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) Actor and performance artist Shia LaBeouf certainly has had his share of struggles and crazy moments. But in his spicy interview with Sean Evans, he comes across as surprisingly charming, down-to-earth, and relatable. We’re really looking forward to seeing him in Honey Boy.

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Benchmade 496 Vector Flipper Knife

Benchmade 496 Vector Flipper Knife

Hand-built in Oregon, the 496 Vector is a versatile, no-BS knife with strength and style. Benchmade’s first compound grind blade is crafted from CPM-20CV and uses the AXIS Assist flipper mechanism for one-handed open and close. 3.6” blade length, 8.42” open length. Includes’s Benchmade’s lifetime warranty and Lifesharp service.

Scooby Doo Cooler

Scooby Doo Cooler

Igloo presents a limited-edition 16 quart Playmate Elite cooler inspired by The Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo. It’s decked out in teal blue, and has graphics of Scoob and the whole gang crammed into the van and ready for adventure. If you prefer something smaller, check out Thermos’ Mystery Machine lunch kit.

AceCamp Pocket Tool

AceCamp Pocket Tool

Outdoor outfitter AceCamp’s versatile and value-priced pocket tool packs in 11 functions, including a knife, saw, bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver, phillips screwdriver, scissors, corkscrew, nail file, small pick, and thread loop. Each tool is made from stainless steel, and it all folds down to just 3.75″ x 7.5″ when closed.

Yedi Programmable Pressure Cooker

Easily cook your favorite dishes with this programmable cooker. It has programs for pressure cooking, slow cooking, sautéing, steaming, making cakes, pasteurizing, making yogurt, cooking rice, making eggs, and warming, all in one appliance. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop with code COOKING15OFF.

Kung Fu Motion Visualization

Kung Fu Motion Visualization

Digital artist and designer Tobias Gremmler captured the movements of a kung fu practitioner, then transformed them into abstract shapes using CG animation techniques, resulting in a series of truly mesmerizing animations.

Finger Machines

Finger Machines

Morgan of Seed Animation Studio gives us all the finger… actually lots of them, in this strange and hypnotic short film which turns human digits into some really unusual mechanical contraptions. At a certain point, they all started looking like hot dogs to us.

Flectr 360 Wing Reflectors

Flectr 360 Wing Reflectors

A new version of the Flectr bike reflector that ensures your bike remains visible from every angle when hit by headlights. The revamped design is more streamlined and stylish than ever, while visibility is better too. Installation is easy – just clean your bike rims, peel the backing, and stick.

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Space Story: A Bad Day

Space Story: A Bad Day

Editor Zapatou combined scenes from 25 science fiction classics including Gravity, The Martian, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Moon, Apollo 13, Aliens, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars and more into a single movie where everything that can possibly go wrong does.

Universal’s Epic Universe

Universal’s Epic Universe

Universal Orlando Resort has confirmed that its fourth theme park will be called Universal’s Epic Universe, and that the 5-to-6-year building process has begun. Rumors have it that the park’s themed lands will include Fantastic Beasts, How to Train Your Dragon, Classic Monsters, Super Nintendo World, and a dueling launch coaster ride.

Wakeboarding on Snow Skis

Wakeboarding on Snow Skis

The guys from Real Skifi do some pretty wacky stuff on skis. In this clip, athletes Ilkka Hannula and Juho Kilkki decided to see if it was possible to use their powder skis to remain upright in water and across the obstacles in a wakeboarding park. Turn on subtitles.

Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1

Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1

Korg’s recently launched Nu:Tekt line will create DIY instruments, effects, and utilities for electronic musicians. First up is the NTS-1 a tiny, build-it-yourself polyphonic synthesizer with a digital oscillator inspired by the prologue and minilogue xd. Sound demo here.

The Pyramid of Death

The Pyramid of Death

In his video series Antique Apparatus, magician John Stessel digs up old and unusual magic trick gimmicks. This one he dubbed “The Pyramid of Death” is four hinged triangles which can form a pyramid that conjures flames and random objects. He goes on to give away the painfully simple secret at the end.

Ordinary Things: The Moon

Ordinary Things: The Moon

The Ordinary Guy provides an amusing and informative lesson on where the Moon came from, its roles in society, pop culture, politics, and more. From philosophers, to scientists, to religions, to governments, to conspiracy theorists, the Moon has fascinated humans for as long as they could look up into the sky.

Plaisir Sucré

Plaisir Sucré

It’s a story that plays out like the opposite of Sausage Party. A donut is oddly desperate to be eaten by his human friend in this strange and silly animation by MegaComputeur. The title of the short translates to “Sweet Pleasure” in English.

K1 Utility Knife

K1 Utility Knife

Edcfans’ compact knife combines a removable boxcutter blade, a bottle opener, pry tab, 1/4″ hex driver, wrenches, and a scraper into a supremely compact tool. It’s made from durable stainless steel, and comes with a pair of driver tips which can be kept on your keychain as well. Available in silver or black.

Ramen Noodle Guitar

Ramen Noodle Guitar

Guitar maker Artem Mayer of Copper Guitars created this crazy custom instrument using 36 packs of instant ramen noodles. After casting them in polyester resin – and adding some delicious seasoning packets – he shaped the body and added a maple wood neck, hardware, and strings.

Hue Play HDMI Sync Box

Hue Play HDMI Sync Box

Philips Hue lights can now be synchronized with the content displayed on your television for the ultimate in immersion. The box connects up to four HDMI devices, and works in concert with your Hue bridge and up to 10 Hue lights to color-coordinate lighting with the images on your TV.

You Can’t Take My Door

You Can’t Take My Door

What happens when you load up an artificial intelligence neural network with lyrics to country music’s greatest hits, and then ask it to write its own tune? You end up with this gem, courtesy of Botnik Studios. We have to wonder if this is how Bad Lip Reading creates its song lyrics.

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