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Mountaineer Breaks Down Movie Adventure Scenes

Mountaineer Breaks Down Movie Adventure Scenes

Mountaineer and filmmaker Jimmy Chin sat down with GQ to take a look at survival and adventure scenes from eight movies to evaluate their authenticity, along with their camerawork, cinematography, composition, and editing.

Air Bubble Clock

Air Bubble Clock

Engineer Yukio Shinoda created this unique desk clock that tells time with air bubbles. As they rise to the surface of a glycerin-filled tank, the bubbles form dot-matrix digits. He’s also built a larger version that can display multiple digits and wider graphics.

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CIGA Design U Series Black Hole Watch

CIGA Design U Series Black Hole Watch

This modern wristwatch has a design inspired by space exploration and black holes. Its deep case provides room for a floating movement and curved hands, while a concave sapphire crystal completes its look. It’s driven by a Seiko NH05 movement with a 40-hour power reserve. Available in stainless or titanium.

Carving a Ferrari SF90 Spider

Carving a Ferrari SF90 Spider

Woodworking Art continues to fill out their garage with awesome handmade wooden vehicles. Their latest build is a miniature version of the Ferrari SF90 Spider. It has lots of wonderful details, like a retractable hardtop roof and working suspension and steering. Its seats even slide back and forth, and we love the red brake calipers.

Making a Folding Key Knife

Making a Folding Key Knife

Miller Knives decided he could use another keychain knife so he set about building one that actually looks like a key. To make it work, he layered together three keys, cut the middle one to allow space, machined a butter knife for the blade, then joined the pieces together with a couple of nails.

NERF Hyper Mach-100 Blaster

NERF Hyper Mach-100 Blaster
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This motorized NERF blaster holds up to 100 rounds of round Hyper ammo. It can fire at up to 110 fps velocity and incorporates top and bottom tactical rails for carrying add-on canisters for quick reloads. Includes 80 NERF Hyper rounds.

Tesla Cyberquad ATV for Kids

Tesla Cyberquad ATV for Kids

Tesla teamed up with Radio Flyer to create a pint-size version of the electric ATV shown alongside the Cybertruck. This kid-friendly Cyberquad has a top speed of 10 mph, 15 miles of range, and rides on a steel frame with off-road pneumatic tires and disc brakes. Before you get any funny ideas, it has a 150 lb. weight limit.

Win a Custom Ford Bronco RTR

Enter to win this one-of-a-kind Ford Bronco RTR, and help support restoration efforts for Dearborn, Michigan’s Fair Lane: Home of Clara and Henry Ford. The custom Big Bend Bronco is loaded with RTR upgrades selected by champion drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr. Awesomer readers get 30% bonus entries. Sweepstakes ends 12.20.21.

Experiment

Experiment

Members of the 2020 graduating class from École des Nouvelles Images created this imaginative CG animated short about two hungry lab rats who get their claws on a hallucinogenic mushroom, and the chaos that ensues in the laboratory after their unintended drug trip.

Pelican G5 Personal Utility Field Wallet

Pelican G5 Personal Utility Field Wallet
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Pelican is known for its durable gear cases. The G5 applies the same rugged approach in wallet form. The clamshell case is crushproof and waterproof and has a stretchy strap on one side and a mesh organizer on the other, perfect for holding cards, cash, and a spare key or two. Its aluminum shell blocks RFID scanning too.

Kurstin + Grohl: Copacabana

Kurstin + Grohl: Copacabana

Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin’s 2021 Hanukkah Sessions continue to entertain us throughout the holiday. On the third night, they performed a faithful cover version of Barry Manilow’s 1978 hit Copacabana complete with a disco ball, shimmer curtains, and a cheesy lens flare filter. (Thanks, Harriet!)

Face Mat Personalized Door Mat

Face Mat Personalized Door Mat
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Welcome house guests by inviting them to stop their dirty shoes on a face of your choosing. While you could put your own grinning mug on there, you could also go for someone you really dislike. Printed on a machine-washable mat with a non-slip rubber backing.

PocketDrum Bluetooth Drum Sticks

PocketDrum Bluetooth Drum Sticks
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AeroBand’s electronic drumsticks let you practice drumming anywhere, working with your mobile device to play realistic drum sounds. They offer an ultra-low latency Bluetooth connection, and the AeroBand app helps you learn drumming via games. There’s also a bundle that comes with foot sensors to complete your drum kit.

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David

David

(PG-13: Language) Despite the comedic chops of its actors and creator, Zach Woods’ short film is surprisingly serious. It follows the story of a severely depressed man whose emergency therapy session is interrupted by another pressing situation. Stars Will Ferrell, William Jackson Harper, and Fred Hechinger. (Thanks, Rob!)

Star Trek Borg Cube Advent Calendar

Star Trek Borg Cube Advent Calendar
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Designed to look like the ominous Borg Cube, this awesome advent calendar is packed with 24 quality Star Trek collectibles from Eaglemoss. Gifts include console screen drink coasters, Enterprise-D socks, a First Warp Flight commemorative espresso cup, and many other surprises.

Tesla Model S Plaid with a Minigun

Tesla Model S Plaid with a Minigun

When it comes to car acceleration, you can’t get much quicker than a Tesla Model S Plaid. FullMag equipped a Model S Plaid with a working M134 Minigun that just might be enough to convince slower cars to get out of the left lane. A second video shows a test firing with blanks and a night vision drive. (Thanks, Chris!)

LEGO Winter Train Ride

LEGO Winter Train Ride

Half-Asleep Chris created this wonderful LEGO railroad which winds through a snowy winter scene. The indoor-outdoor ride takes the tiny train through a gingerbread village, an ice cave, a spinning storybook tunnel, and a giant snow globe made from a geodesic dome. The journey starts around the 7-minute mark.

We’re Not Gonna Take Mariah Carey Anymore

We’re Not Gonna Take Mariah Carey Anymore

There I Ruined It wants to Un-Ruin a Christmas by donating the proceeds from their holiday fundraiser to Toys for Tots. All you have to do is listen to their new and improved version of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas as performed by Dee Snider, then open up your wallet and give.

The Wizard of Oz Deluxe Soundtrack

The Wizard of Oz Deluxe Soundtrack

Mondo teamed up with WaterTower Music to create this expanded soundtrack of the motion picture classic The Wizard of Oz. Limited to 3,000 copies, the set includes three colored vinyl records with the original soundtrack, alternative versions, and outtakes, packaged in awesome accordion pop-up jacket by Alan Hynes.

Glowing Pendulum Waves

Glowing Pendulum Waves

Science guy NightHawkInLight takes a popular pendulum physics demonstration and amps it up. He starts out with a large pendulum made from metal nuts and varying lengths of strings for the bright shots, then covers them with tape and fluorescent paint to make them glow brightly under UV light.

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Faber-Castell E-motion Fountain Pen

Faber-Castell E-motion Fountain Pen
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Faber-Castell’s premium writing instrument features a smoothly-tapered black barrel with a diamond-engraved textured grip. It offers a smooth-gliding nib and perfect weight balance for comfortable writing. It’s also available as a mechanical pencil and a ballpoint pen.

Sound-reactive LED Light Bars

Sound-reactive LED Light Bars

These neat desktop gadgets add a splash of color and light anywhere you have sound. Each one of these LED light bars can respond with colorful light show using a built-in microphone and can be set to different color schemes using a smartphone app. We found a variety of these for sale on Amazon and AliExpress.

Wrist Ruler

Wrist Ruler
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This leather bracelet from ILoveHandles puts a tape measure on your wrist. Each one is engraved with inch and centimeter marks and wraps around your wrist twice. It comes in a variety of colors and lengths from 14″ to 19″. It’s also available in a vegan-friendly rubber version and an extra-long 30″ version.

A Very Tuba Christmas

A Very Tuba Christmas

Start celebrating the holidays with this festive medley of Christmas classics performed entirely on brass instruments. Musician Scott Sutherland put together this warm dose of holiday cheer along with 229 tuba and euphonium players from 21 countries around the globe.

Maruten Kohaku Wrist Rest

Maruten Kohaku Wrist Rest
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Moon Key’s unique wrist rest not only improves ergonomics while typing, but it’s also a beautiful work of art. Crafted from rosewood and resin and handpainted beneath a glossy coating, it features a peaceful scene of koi fish swimming in an imaginary pond. Available in 40%, 60%, 65%, TKL, and Full-size keyboard widths.

Honest No Time to Die Trailer

Honest No Time to Die Trailer

The James Bond movie No Time to Die marked the final performance of Daniel Craig as 007. It offered a satisfying end to this incarnation of Bond, though it wasn’t perfect. Screen Junkies offers their snarky take on the 2-hour and 43-minute spy flick, and its hero’s transition from swaggering ladies’ man to exhausted dad.

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