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Only Slightly (More) Exaggerated

Only Slightly (More) Exaggerated

Travel Oregon follows up its wonderful Studio Ghibli inspired promo with another amazing animation, featuring flying whales, anthropomorphic islands, and many more amazing things you won’t actually see when visiting. Still, it’s a beautiful place, and you should go see it.

Toy Story 4 (Trailer 2)

Toy Story 4 (Trailer 2)

The latest trailer for Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4 shows more of Woody, Buzz, and the gang’s misadventures as they try to rescue their new friend, a silly and happy go lucky toy spork. They make new friends along the way, some with questionable ideas. The movie premieres 6/21/19.

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Europe vs Dvorak

Europe vs Dvorak

Enjoy two strange musical bedfellows, Europe’s 1986 hit The Final Countdown and Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, melded by the Papageorgio String Quartet a. Be sure to listen to their Beethoven vs Metallica and Led Zeppelin vs Bach and My Chemical Romance vs Pachelbel too.

EcoDecor Escape Room Shop

EcoDecor Escape Room Shop
$550+  Buy Link Comment

Want to build your very own escape room? This Moscow, Russia prop builder and Etsy shop custom-makes all kinds of tricky puzzles to keep people perplexed, from an LED color-coded lockbox, to fake bombs to diffuse, to a mysterious talking owl, to a laser maze to crawl through, and more.

90,000 Match Chain Reaction

90,000 Match Chain Reaction

Offering up 18 times the blaze of this fiery experiment, the guys from Awesome Universe filled a tray with 90,000 individual matches, then set the whole mess on fire. They could have at least roasted some marshmallows over it before it burned out.

Elvis Hoodie

Elvis Hoodie
$48  Buy Comment

Take care of business every day with Gearhuman’s hoodie, inspired by one of Elvis Presley’s tacky bejeweled costumes. Its 3D-illusion red, white, blue, and gold eagle print wraps onto the arms and back for full effect. Also available in t-shirt, long sleeve, and sweatpants styles.

24-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Set

24-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Set
$30  Buy Comment

Perform a wide variety of repairs with this expansive magnetic screwdriver kit from Luxjet. It offers an aluminum alloy handle, and comes with 24 4mm steel bits that pack into a wooden carrying case. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop w/code WEEKEND15 through 5/29/19.

Making a Micro Chess Set

Making a Micro Chess Set

Maker of cool things W&M walks us through the painstaking process of milling a set of teensy brass chess pieces, and crafting an elegant wooden board on which to play the game. The pieces are so small, the game needs to be played with tweezers.

Baby Got Barbershop

Baby Got Barbershop

Barbershop quartet Bank of Harmony don’t want none unless it’s got buns, hun. Sit back, relax, and enjoy Sir Mix a Lot’s 1992 hit Baby Got Back, performed in a way we’re pretty sure you’ve never heard it before. We also enjoyed their cover of Pour Some Sugar on Me.

Inside a Suitcase Factory

Inside a Suitcase Factory

Music and sound design studio Golden Hum shares a brief look inside the Rimowa factory, where sheets of polycarbonate are vacuum-formed into shape, then cut with waterjets, and assembled to form their premium hard-sided luggage. Watch a metal suitcase come together here.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Trailer)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) A roomful of Nazis set on fire 20 seconds in makes it clear that this is a Quentin Tarantino flick. But this is no Inglourious Basterds. The film is set in 1969 Hollywood against the backdrop of the Manson family murders, as two aging stuntmen try to keep their careers alive.

How Sound Works in Rooms

How Sound Works in Rooms

Ever wonder why the sound echoes in an enclosed room? This 2013 clip from Acoustic Geometry, demonstrates some of the key principles of direct and reflected sounds using a combination of NERF disc guns, moiré patterns, and more than 1100 feet of fluorescent string.

Striker ILLUMiDOME Lantern

Striker ILLUMiDOME Lantern
$21  Buy Comment

Striker’s compact lantern provides up to 220 lumens from its 1-watt LED, casting light out of its dual-purpose domed reflector for smooth, shadow-free illumination. It’s waterproof, and can be hung rightside-up, upside-down, placed on a flat surface, or even floated on water.

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The Science of Pain

The Science of Pain

There are few things in life that are worse than suffering from severe pain. But as this clip from TED-Ed points out, our sense of pain can act in some truly mysterious ways, sometimes even triggering solely from thinking that we’re injured.

Black Mirror Season 5 (Trailers)

Black Mirror Season 5 (Trailers)

After Bandersnatch, we weren’t quite sure if and when we’d get more Black Mirror episodes, but on 6/5/19, Netflix will feed us junkies three new episodes of dark, dystopian goodness, as modern technology continues to wreak havoc on our lives.

Cereal Killers Figures

Cereal Killers Figures
$65 ea  Buy Comment

Designer Ron English’s snarky series of 8″ to 9″ vinyl figures takes inspiration from sugary breakfast cereals. The line of obese characters includes Sugar Diabetic Bear, Two Ton Sam, Capn Cornstarch, Fat Tony, Count Calorie, and Smack Crack & Pot.

How Bowling Balls Are Made

How Bowling Balls Are Made

We recently saw what the insides of a bowling ball looked like. Now see those balls get that way in this clip from How It’s Made, starting out with a soupy goo for its core, wrapped in polymer and polyurethane layers, and then sanded. We were most surprised by the odd shape of the core.

LEGO Dragon Boat Race

LEGO Dragon Boat Race
~$50  Buy Comment

While many of the LEGO kits we feature are based on some pop culture franchise, we love the more traditional source of inspiration for this 471-piece set. LEGO set 80103 features a duo of Chinese dragon boats, each with its own minifig crew and a group of onlookers cheering them on from the stands. Drops worldwide on 6/1/19.

Moonwalk to Backflip

Moonwalk to Backflip

(LOUD) If you’ve never been to a monster truck rally, you owe it to yourself to view the madness first hand. You could see crazy stuff like this Monster Jam, where driver Neil Elliott managed to not only keep his truck on two wheels and do a moonwalk, but then run it up a ramp backwards.

DIY LED Video Wall

DIY LED Video Wall

It’s pretty clear from bitluni’s use of a chainsaw to cut his wood that he’s no carpentry expert, but he does know a thing or two about electronics. Check out the slick Arduino-controlled LED video wall he built in less than 24 hours. The parts list is in the video description on YouTube.

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Best Tactical Watches 2019

Best Tactical Watches 2019

So what is it exactly that makes a watch “tactical?” For starters, these military-style timepieces should be supremely durable, devoid of sparkly bits, reliable, and easy to read. Our friends at Everyday Carry picked out a few of their favorite models for you to choose from.

Revoltech Optimus Prime Action Figure

Revoltech Optimus Prime Action Figure
$90  Buy Comment

The leader of the Autobots becomes the first Transformer to join Kaiyodo’s Revoltech Amazing Yamaguchi line. This G1-inspired Optimus Prime action figure stands 5.5″ tall, comes with an axe and a rifle, and is incredibly articulated for lots of posing flexibility.

Moving Trampoline Stunt

Moving Trampoline Stunt

You’d think that bouncing on a trampoline while it’s being driven down the road would be a bad idea. You’d probably be right, but at least the guys from the Dunking Devils Squad have physics on their side as the forward momentum of both the trampoline and jumpers keep them in sync.

Brightburn (Final Trailer)

Brightburn (Final Trailer)

Things get really bad, really quickly in the final trailer before Brightburn hits theaters on 5/23/19. The anti-Superman story about an alien child who crash-lands on Earth but uses his superpowers for evil instead of good looks incredibly intense.

Danny Daycare

Danny Daycare

If you’re going to leave your child with a famous freestyle mountain bike rider, don’t expect them to sit around on the couch. In this silly video from Danny MacAskill, he takes on daycare duties in the only way he knows how – with stunts.

The Manx: Hateful Goo

The Manx: Hateful Goo

(PG-13: Language) Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland plays a guy who gets sucked into the most visceral video game ever made in the whacked-out music video for the track Hateful Goo by LA thrashpunk-comedy-art group The Manx.

RavPower 61W PD3.0 USB-C Charger

RavPower 61W PD3.0 USB-C Charger
$36  Buy Comment

RavPower’s new USB-C wall charger measures only 1.1″x 1.9″x 1.9″ – almost 50% smaller than the charger that comes with the MacBook Pro. But with its 61W maximum output, it can power Apple’s laptops and other USB-C devices.

Baby Elon Musk

Baby Elon Musk

Whether you love Elon Musk, or think he’s full of hot air, there’s one thing we can all agree on: he makes one ugly baby. This video from TheFakening slaps Elon’s features onto a toddler with some seriously disturbing results.

iPhone XS Max + AirPods Giveaway

iPhone XS Max + AirPods Giveaway

Need a new phone? Before you spend your hard-earned cash, drop by The Awesomer Shop today and enter for a chance to win a high-end iPhone XS Max with 256GB, along with a set of Apple AirPods – valued at over $1400. Contest ends 5/21/19.

Spank the Yeti

Spank the Yeti
$28  Buy Link Comment

(PG-13: Language) Spank the Yeti is a party card game inspired by the parlor game F**k, Marry, Kill. Each turn, one player secretly pairs three actions with three objects. The others try to guess what disgusting combinations the player made. It also has an expansion pack.

Drop x Koss GMR-54X-ISO

Drop x Koss GMR-54X-ISO
$40  Buy Comment

Drop took the Koss GMR-540-ISO gaming headset and made it lighter and more affordable. The GMR-54X-ISO features the same audiophile-grade 3D sound as the 540. It also has a detachable cable with inline mic, while the detachable boom mic has a new mute and volume switch.

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