Going Gorillas

Going Gorillas

Last October, the gorilla enclosure at the Werribee Open Range Zoo in Australia was tested out by… two guys in gorilla suits. Visitors were treated to an unbelievable display of fake gorilla behavior.

Guido Daniele: Hand Art

Guido Daniele: Hand Art

Guido Daniele specializes in hand and body painting. Here are some of his trompe-l’Å“il animal hand art. They’re so good even when you’ve broken the illusion you’ll still appreciate the painting.

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Sand Vibration Art

Sand Vibration Art

Watch as musician Kenichi Kanazawa turns vibrations on a table covered with colored sand into an interactive work of art as it hits its resonant frequency. See more patterns emerge here.

Chorebot

Chorebot

A touching tale of a loyal dog, and his master robot. A reminder to humans: never let technology take over the important things in life. A short film by Greg Omelchuck and MoontowerVFX.

Becker JetVan

Becker JetVan

The JetVan is a converted Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, discreet and utilitarian on the outside but decked with private jet-caliber amenities on the inside. Available in different configurations.

Ticket Stub Diary

Ticket Stub Diary

A simple and practical way of preserving memories, the Ticket Stub Diary comes with sleeves that fit a variety of ticket sizes – or photos of your stamped wrist – and also a margin for annotation.

The Sword Maker

The Sword Maker

Korehira Watanabe is a swordsmith, a dying breed of craftsmen. He has dedicated his life to his profession and passion and desperately hopes that the art of sword making will continue to live on.

Wrap’It Headphone Organizer

Wrap’It Headphone Organizer

Wrap’It is a headphone organizer that sticks on your device thanks to a large suction cup, so it’s always there when you need it. The flexible TPE plastic can accommodate most types of earbuds.

Jak and Daxter Collection

Jak and Daxter Collection

The PS2 action platformer series makes its way to the PS3. Has Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, and Jak 3 in one disc. Remastered in 720p with support for stereoscopic 3D and trophies.

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto!

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto!

Japanese “technicolor pogo punkers” Polysics take on the Styx classic Mr. Roboto in this goofy music video, which not only made us chuckle, but improves on the original tune – if that’s possible.

The Sith Who Stole Christmas

The Sith Who Stole Christmas

We’ve never heard Darth Vader described as “a bad banana with a greasy black peel,” but One Minute Galactica’s mashup of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic with scenes of the Dark Lord fits perfectly.

Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

While she’s not quite as coordinated as OK Go once was, you still have got to hand it to this woman for her treadmill dance skills. She certainly makes moonwalking look more achievable.

Top Gear: Trains

Top Gear: Trains

The Top Gear guys leave the pavement and hit the rails, as they take their ridiculous car-powered trains (and distinguished passengers) on a ride down the tracks. Catch part two for the grand finale.

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Legendary Tiger Hero

Legendary Tiger Hero

The most epic art you’ll ever find on Etsy. Choose from scenes like “Van Damme Screaming his F–king Face Off,” “Cthulhu Awakens and Totally Shreds a Sweet Ass Guitar Solo.” and “Shark vs. Narwhal.”

International Trick Shot Battle

International Trick Shot Battle

Trick shot master Brodie Smith and pals take on their frisbee and ball tossing counterparts Down Under. Contrary to what you might think, they don’t throw in the opposite direction as us.

Brabus SLS AMG Roadster

Brabus SLS AMG Roadster

Brabus takes the already great-looking Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster, and gives it a jolt of energy with lightweight wheels, carbon fiber details, and an engine performance boost to 611hp.

Bike Wheel Zoetrope

Bike Wheel Zoetrope

Katy Beveridge wanted to know if it was possible to create a zoetrope-style animation effect and capture it on a rotating bicycle wheel as the bike is in motion. The answer: a resounding yes.

Tatratea

Tatratea

A truly unique beverage, this liquor is made from fermented black tea, herbs and alcohol, ranging from a mild 32% booze (64 proof) up to a gut-burning 72% (144 proof). Review here.

Cat Goes for a Drive

Cat Goes for a Drive

Try as it might, this Roomba can’t shake the cat going for a ride on its back. Our cat would go flying across the room the second this thing moved, but this cat seems happy to have a chauffeur.

Fiji Vignette

Fiji Vignette

Watching Riley Blakeway’s footage of Taj Burrow and Jay Davies surfing off the coast of Fiji is like injecting cold water and sunshine directly into our eyes. The song is Frequency by Unouomedude.

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Brush With Death

Brush With Death

Corridor Digital continues to knock it out of the park with their action and effect-filled short films. Their latest clip perfectly blends the unlikely pairing of graffiti with street fighting.

Ormie

Ormie

Gather the young ones and finish off your Turkey leftovers while watching Ormie the pig try to get his hands on a jar of cookies. A healthy dose of slapstick from Rob Silvestri and Arc Productions.

Thodio iBox

Thodio iBox

Beautifully handcrafted portable speakers by Thomas Spaans. The iBox has two 5″ kevlar speakers with tweeters and a bass port. Also has a 12-hour battery. iPod dock and Bluetooth receiver optional.

Danger 5 (Trailer)

Danger 5 (Trailer)

A 5-part web mini-series in the vein of 60s spy movies – stylish, sexy and action packed – but with the hyperbolic humor of the 21st century. A must see. Watch the first episode here.

Au Palais: Tender Mercy

Au Palais: Tender Mercy

Au Palais are brother and sister duo Elise and David Commathe. They have received rave reviews for their enchanting music, deftly pouring layers of synth and vocals over addictive beats.

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