Just how did those crunchy and sweet flakes of cereal made it into your bowl this morning? The UK edition of How It’s Made takes us inside a factory where they take various grains, pressure cook, flatten, toast, and sugar-coat them to make a deliciously carby start to your day.
Since we finished WandaVision, we’ve been going back and watching all the movies of the MCU in the proper sequence. We just watched The Avengers, so its theme song is fresh in our heads. Perhaps then, it’s no coincidence that we stumbled onto MayTree’s melodious A Cappella version of Alan Silvestri’s theme from the movie.
Premium office accessory maker Grovemade’s solid metal pen is weighty and balanced, while its faceted surface provides excellent grip, and its tip retracts with a twist of its tail. It comes in black or brass and can be bundled with a metal and wood stand in either maple or walnut.
While shining a new customer’s shoes, a young man discovers the person sitting on his shoe shine bench might be the suspect in a horrible crime. But will his discovery lead to his own peril, or will he eliminate the evidence before he’s found out? Kevin Haefelin’s award-winning short comedy is good for a quick laugh.
RydeSafe’s iron-on dots are designed to improve visibility and safety when riding your bike at night. they’re made using microscopic glass beads that concentrate and reflect light, and come in a variety of shapes, so you can make whatever pattern you’d like on your clothing. also makes reflective stick-ons for your bike.
Science video makers Kurzgesagt teamed up with author and online personality John Green to create an animated clip to accompany an excerpt from his podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed. The focus of the episode is on the possible meaning of cave paintings, and what they might tell us about the human condition.
Nope, that’s not a typo. This silly desktop organizer from Fred looks like a tiny U.F.O., complete with a tractor beam. A magnet in the bottom of the saucer makes it look like the aliens are abducting the appropriately cow-shaped paper clips. We bet the fluorescent acrylic would look sweet under black light.
Sick of digging through drawers looking for batteries? Keep them all in one spot in this briefcase-style organizer. It’s got foam cutouts for AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, and button batteries, along with zippered pockets for other sizes. It also comes with a battery tester, and its makers claim its fireproof, waterproof, and even explosionproof.
This unique laptop/messenger bag is handmade by Canadian woodworker Bom Design. It’s made from Mozambique wood veneer, which has been molded into a sleek and modern shape and attached to a sturdy leather carrying strap. Its removable felt interior pouch offers protection and holds up to a 15″ laptop.
After building a larger-than-life utility knife and a huge screwdriver, Jackman Works is adding another tool to his giant-sized collection. This time he made an Estwing hammer fit for Paul Bunyan, carving the 8-foot-long, 90 pound monster out of reclaimed southern yellow pine. We’re gonna need a bigger workbench.
Kings Wild Project’s money-inspired playing cards features intricate drawings that look like banknote engravings. Artist Jackson Robinson’s imagery is embellished with a foil printing technique that gives this deck and its box a shimmery holographic effect that mimics the anti-counterfeiting tech used in modern paper currency.
StatGear’s small but mighty pocket knife has an incredibly sharp D2 steel blade, connected to a skeletonized stainless steel frame. Its 2″ blade deploys quickly with a ball-bearing hinge, while its 3″ ergonomic handle is designed for a firm and reassuring grip.
Cardinal Spirits adds a blend of bourbon and cream soda to its line of yummy canned cocktails. The 12oz. cans blend straight bourbon whiskey with a fizzy soda flavored with Madagascar vanilla beans. Its 8.5% ABV offers a nice kick without the burn. Check Cardinal’s Spirit Finder for your local retailer.
Editor The Unusual Suspect loves to cut up movie dialogue and reassemble the pieces into the lyrics from pop songs. After entertaining us with Lou Bega’s Mambo No. 5, he’s created a music video for Wham’s equally cheesy earworm Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go using clips from 189 different movies.
When it comes to superstitions, letting a black cat cross your path right up there on the list. Mitzi the black cat comes with her own soundtrack as she walks across a keyboard, performing an appropriately creepy and dissonant piece of horror movie music to set the stage for any bad luck she might be bringing.
We’ve featured lots of blacksmithing videos over the years, and perhaps we’ve inspired a few of you to try it for yourself. Ryan Ridgway’s book provides step-by-step instructions and photos for 40 projects you can do with basic equipment at home. You’ll also learn about the science and history of blacksmithing along the way.
A 32-piece orchestra needs need a pretty big stage for all of those musicians and their instruments. Jonathan Kayne has solved this problem by replacing those pesky humans with stepper motors. The members of his band never talk back, and they play everything from All-Star to Piano Man to The Mandalorian theme.
This tabletop projector transforms any darkened room into the Arctic, with an entrancing light show inspired by the Aurora Borealis. It uses a bright direct-diode laser and specialized glass optics to project abstract patterns in blues, greens, and purples. They also sell a bundle version that includes their star projector.
This rugged rotomolded cooler holds up to 30 cans inside its 21-quart insulated compartment and can keep ice for up to 5 days. It’s got a couple of bonus features built in, including a 16″ fishing ruler, cupholders, and a bottle opener. Its rubber straps ensure a tight seal, keeping cool air in and odors from seeping out.
This 450ml cup will last for a very long time thanks to its 100% titanium construction. It features a smooth beveled lip and folding mug handles, as well as a removable lid. Titanium’s very high melting point means it’s safe for heating liquids over a campfire – just remember to handle with tongs or an oven mitt if you do that.
This compact outdoor grill uses a battery-powered fan to help airflow, so it burns only eight charcoal briquettes an hour. It’s virtually smokeless, and its safe-touch design means you can pick it up and carry it to the dining table for serving. Save 26% in The Awesomer Shop.
We’ve seen how factories make full-size chain-link fencing by bending and twisting stiff wire. Now watch how it’s done on a much smaller scale. W&M Levsha created this custom machine that bends copper wire into the proper angles to make a mini fence. The weaving still needs to be done by hand though.
3D printers use a technique called “infill” to provide structure and reduce material use and print times. Breaks’n’Makes was intrigued by the geometric patterns and decided to create coasters out of some infill. He then wrapped them in wood and coated in resin for durability. You can buy sets of six on his Etsy shop.
Today’s movie VFX rely on green screen and CGI, but in silent movie times, neither of those existed. Pedro Cinemaxunga created this fascinating analysis of vintage moviemaking techniques that shows how in-camera effects managed to fake out audiences. We always thought Harold Lloyd was really hanging from that building.