The universe is made up of countless galaxies, planets, stars, and moons. But do you know how those all relate to each other in terms of size? In this man-on-the-street video from Veritasium, he asked people to sort them in order of size. Not everyone got it right, but instead of making fun of their misunderstandings, Derek helps educate his audience.
Following in the footsteps of their Indigo Gin, Empress 1908’s Elderflower Rose Gin pays homage to the distillery’s home city of Victoria, BC, AKA the City of Gardens. Inspired by Victoria’s flowers, Empress Elderflower Rose Gin has a bright floral bouquet of nine botanicals, including red rose petals, elderflowers, lavender, and black carrot.
Science fiction has always promised us robots to do our bidding around the house. And we want more than just robot vacuum cleaners. In the 1980s, toymaker Tomy tried making a home robot with the Omnibot 2000. LGR looks at this retro automaton, which can speak, play music, and serve drinks.
Do you like challenging jigsaw puzzles? This detailed monochrome image of gears should keep you busy for a while. The 1000-piece puzzle has precision-cut curved pieces that radiate out from its center. Unlike other circular puzzles we’ve seen, this one has no color coding or lettering on the back to ensure it remains difficult.
Part of why Walter White’s rise to power was so successful was that he was meticulous about covering his tracks. Alternative Cuts imagines what Breaking Bad might have been like if its characters were more cavalier in their attitudes and threw caution to the wind. Man, that Walt Jr. was one cool customer.
This unique desk clock combines vintage tech with natural looks. At its center is an exposed circuit board with vintage IV-9 Nixie tubes. A hardwood frame complements the warm orange glow of its tubes. Its circuitry includes a DS3231 clock chip and an ESP8266 wi-fi module to maintain accurate time via the internet. It measures 4.92″ x 4.92″ x 2.12″.
Say you need to cross a river where there is no bridge. The EasiBridge can span up to 18 meters (59 feet) and be deployed by a single person. Once it’s opened and its supports flipped over, it can carry people on a rolling belly slide. Since the prototype shown in this video, the company continued development and testing and was acquired by BANAIR.
This substantial folding utility knife from EDC Monster has a cool cyberpunk look and a roller-bearing mechanism that opens with one hand. Its handle is made from sandblasted grade 5 titanium and accepts standard SK5 utility blades. It’s also TSA-safe if you remove its blade and install one at your destination.
After smashing stuff with their shop’s new 300-ton hydraulic press, the Beyond the Press channel got to work on a different kind of destruction. For maximum explosive carnage, they took car and truck tires and filled them way past their safe limits with a 4350 psi (300 bar) air compressor. Don’t try anything like this at home – it’s incredibly dangerous.
FiiO is known for its high-fidelity digital audio gear. Now, they’ve gone retro with the CP13, a portable cassette player that pays tribute to the classic Sony Walkman. The silvery-blue gadget works much like cassette players of yore, only playing via wired headphones, but it has a built-in rechargeable battery. Drops spring 2024 for about $150.
Chinese sign maker Star Road Factory has perfected an infinite neon effect by sandwiching LEDs between sheets of acrylic and a mirrored backing to create an awesome infinite light effect that looks even cooler when changing perspective. They have another TikTok channel that shows off more of their work.
NEMO’s Moonlite Elite backpacking chair weighs just 1.1 pounds and packs up small. Its aluminum frame holds up to 250 pounds, and its suspension system is made from strong but light HTP and Dyneema fibers. Its adjustable reclining system lets you sit upright for dining, conversing, or relaxing. It comes in Citron yellow, Goodnight grey, and Cipher camo.
What’s better than a LEGO tank? A LEGO tank that can drive into the water, of course. Brick & Gear shows off the latest version of his Behemoth, a remote-controlled Technic vehicle powered by four motors – two for the tracks and two for water propulsion. After some bathtub testing, he drove it into a lake to see what it could do.
The BEAST (Bigfoot Expedition and Survival Tool) from is a compact multitool you can carry on your belt loop, keychain, or backpack. It packs Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, a 1/4″ hex driver, a rope cutter, a wire stripper, metric wrenches, a box opener, a ruler, a box cutter, and the oh-so-essential Sasquatch identification viewfinder.
Having proven his dramatic chops in Punch-Drunk Love and Uncut Gems, Adam Sandler flexes his acting muscles further with his first science fiction movie. In Spaceman, he plays a lone astronaut worried about his marriage when he encounters a strange creature (voiced by Paul Dano) who might just help him fix his life. Coming to Netflix 3.1.24.
Sober curious? Wet your whistle during Dry January with the line of non-alcoholic liqueurs by premium French liqueur maker Giffard. Drawing on five generations of know-how Giffard uses the same fruits and plants as their liqueurs, extracting essential flavors — Elderflower, Ginger, Grapefruit, Pineapple — through traditional maceration techniques.
Shadow Ace wowed the judges and audience on America’s Got Talent Season 18 but failed to make the finals. He made the cut on the show’s 2024 Fantasy League, and we think he deserves top price for his immense shadow puppetry talent, as demonstrated in this spirited performance of A$AP Ferg’s and Nikki Minaj’s Plain Jane.
Heat therapy can help you sweat out toxins and reduce stress. Now you can have a steam sauna wherever you’ve got an outlet, and without breaking the bank. The Saunabox features an easy-to-assemble frame, a thermally-insulated cover, and a portable steam unit. The SmartSteam Kit also includes a folding chair, a floor mat, and a carrying case.
Much of America has been gripped by a deep freeze this week. One interesting effect of the deep freeze is something known as Arctic sea smoke – a vapor that forms when frigid air blows across warmer water. EarthCam captured this amazing time-lapse footage of the phenomenon as it occurred over Lake Michigan across from downtown Chicago.
This compact cutlery kit is great for dining outdoors and for reducing environmental waste from plastic utensils. It includes a stainless steel spoon, fork, and serrated knife, which stack and hold together using magnets. Each utensil has a handle that folds out and locks securely in place.
It’s not easy to ride one of those penny-farthing bicycles with the giant front wheel and tiny back wheel. Chris Makes Stuff built a modern version of the Victorian-era bike and outfitted it with a hubless front wheel and a rear-wheel electric drive unit. It works, but given how sketchy it looks, a helmet might be a good idea instead of the newsboy hat.
The Chinese Year of the Dragon 2024 arrives on February 10. These special edition Nike Air Jordan 1 sneakers arrive a couple of weeks before that with an oil-green dragonscale texture accented with rich red laces. We love the classic Air Jordan wings logo embroidered on its shiny golden back.