Sprint Cycling

Sprint Cycling

One of the weirdest races in the world. It’s a 1-on-1 battle where the one in the lead is actually at a disadvantage due to aerodynamics, and most of the race is fought at a tension-filled snail’s pace.

Pull-String Alarms

Pull-String Alarms

Also known as the “poor man’s perimeter alarm”, these foot-long pull-strings are rigged with a small explosive charge, which makes a loud 85dB bang when yanked. Sold in packs of 72 pieces.

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Daft Punk Derezzed Floppy Cover

Daft Punk Derezzed Floppy Cover

YouTuber MrSolidSnake745 covers Daft Punk’s bliptastic TRON single Derezzed using five floppy drives. It’s not as clean as the electric guitar cover, but you can’t miss the song’s unmistakable riff.

The Thin Wall Challenge

The Thin Wall Challenge

YouTuber 95Camry4Life has invented a new game show: The Thin Wall Challenge. He comes up with hilarious mini-games while his next door neighbors do the deed. Why? Because! Internet! Fun!

Fade (Short Film)

Fade (Short Film)

There is some beautiful time lapse scenery and good editing in Fade, a short film by Joshua VP that took a week to film in and around Lake Powell. Plus, we never get tired of watching trailing stars.

Repair-it-Yourself Shoes

Repair-it-Yourself Shoes

Designed by Eugenia Morpurgo, the RIY Shoes’ upper and sole are easily separable, and it comes with several repair kits. Not only do they last longer, the repairs also give it a distinct look over time.

LG: Smart Thief

LG: Smart Thief

What looks like security cam footage of a thief caught red handed is actually a clever little piece of viral marketing for LG, flaunting their products’ key feature with an imaginative approach.

Goldfish Salvation

Goldfish Salvation

Riusuke Fukahori creates incredible depth in his artworks by painting a layer at a time onto acrylic resin, until a 3-dimensional image is formed, sort of like how 3D printers work. More photos here.

Cop-Puter

Cop-Puter

If there was no OCP in RoboCop, this would have been the fate of Alex Murphy. Thank goodness for evil megacorporations and their diabolical research. Part of Funny or Die’s 1986 TV sketches.

LG 55-Inch OLED TV

LG 55-Inch OLED TV

One of the eye-popping products to be shown at CES 2012, LG claims that their 55″ OLED television will have “the most natural colors on any TV set.” It’s only 0.16″ thick and weighs only 16.5lbs.

One Guitar Cover

One Guitar Cover

The members of Walk Off the Earth have their own instruments, but they only needed one guitar for their cover of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know. We didn’t know Capt. Haddock had a band.

Honest Boy Pencil Sharpener

Honest Boy Pencil Sharpener

Pinocchio, the little wooden boy with truth issues turns your pencil into a lie-detecting proboscis as he sharpens it to a fine point. Makes less sense without a pencil shoved into it, though.

Irish Hand Dancing 2

Irish Hand Dancing 2

We loved the first video from Suzanne Cleary & Peter Harding, the former Riverdancers. They’re back (in alter ego form) to entertain in their latest collaboration with director Jonny Reed.

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Time is Nothing

Time is Nothing

Kien Lam spent almost an entire year traveling around the world. He made this time-lapse video to chronicle his 17-country journey. The soundtrack is an original composition by his brother William.

What Did Bane Just Say?

What Did Bane Just Say?

If you’re like us and saw The Dark Knight Rises prologue trailer before MI:4, you probably had trouble understanding at least some of what Bane said. Conan saw it too, and thought the same thing.

Cubelets

Cubelets

These ingenious magnetic building blocks let you create custom robots and other electronic devices with no soldering, wires or programming skills. Pre-order now for April/May shipment.

One and a Half Man

One and a Half Man

(Slightly NSFW) While we’re waiting for season 2 of Game of Thrones, we could use a couple of episodes of this faux spin-off made by the guys at Vulture, featuring Tyrion Lannister and Ser Bronn.

The Master Cleanse

The Master Cleanse

(NSFW) Sometimes the people you hate the most are also the ones closest to your heart. A riotous (and raunchy) short film about a couple who go on a crash diet for physical and emotional cleansing.

Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Aiming to be the new king of the DSLR hill, the D4 has a jumbo 16.2MP sensor, broadcast quality 1080p video, uncompressed HDMI output, and an ISO range of 50 to 204800. Price? Around $6k.

NextLevel Squad: Bonebreaking

NextLevel Squad: Bonebreaking

Yak Films shot NextLevel Squad “bonebreaking” – a freaky combo of contortionist moves and dance – on NYC’s subways. Riders seem unphased – even by the gas masks. Song: Zilla March by B’ZWAX.

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I Met the Walrus

I Met the Walrus

An award-winning short film based on a 1969 guerrilla interview with John Lennon by Jerry Levitan, who was then only 14-years old. Audio of the entire interview is included in Levitan’s book.

Cat With a Plan

Cat With a Plan

We’re not sure what sort of evil ideas this cat has rattling around its furry little head, but all we know is that from the way it’s staring at us, no good can possibly come of this.

Silent House (Trailer)

Silent House (Trailer)

Elizabeth Olsen stars in this remake of another movie that was inspired by actual events. Silent House is presented as a single take, with the duration of the movie playing out in real time.

Bracelet with Handcuff Key

Bracelet with Handcuff Key

Not only is this survival bracelet made of multifunctional paracord, its buckle conceals a detachable key that can unlock most handcuff models. You can also buy the buckle separately.

720º Double Kickflip Slow Mo

720º Double Kickflip Slow Mo

Another slow motion skateboard video from Adam Shomsky. This time it’s a successful trick pulled off by Robbyn Magby. His feet just clear the twirling board right before he lands, and then – MOOOO

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