Bad Lip Reading couldn’t fit enough weirdness into its previous Stranger Things video, so they made a sequel. This one plays out like a bad 1980s after school special, complete with questionable moral decisions, fighting parents, bullying, emotional manipulation, and conflict for days. Also, has anybody seen Marm?
Maker Laura Kampf shows off the sturdy workbenches that she uses in her shop, then mods one to make it even better. It turns out that these tables were designed first and foremost as stage platforms. While we haven’t been able to find the used deals Laura mentioned, we did find some brand new ones.
If you’re a die-hard Monopoly player, you know it can take quite some time for every player but one to go bankrupt. Now, Hasbro is making that end-state even harder to achieve with a version of the board game that has a whopping 66 properties to acquire, along with just a single die for even slower marches around the board.
One of Vanity Fair’s interview gimmicks is to hook up a subject to a lie detector while answering questions. In this episode, Sesame Street’s 8-foot-tall yellow bird does his best to tell the truth as he’s questioned by Barry the technician, and some of his Muppet pals.
The Smash Mouth track All Star has been covered in just about every possible way, but we can say with certainty that we’ve never heard it played on melons converted into wind instruments. Now, we can check that one off of the list, courtesy of improvised instrument maker Pupsi.
The YX ONE offers riders a unique spin on electric skateboards. With its three-wheeled design, it’s easy to balance on, and thanks to its chunky tires, it can ride on sand, grass, gravel, and other tricky terrain, including up and down hills. It has a 25 mph top speed, and its battery pack provides up to 37 miles of range.
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Olight’s compact flashlight might be only 2.48″ long, but it kicks out an impressive 1000 lumens at its brightest setting. It’s IPX8 waterproof and submersible to 2m, and recharges using a magnetic charging cable. Available in black or red, as well as limited edition titanium versions that celebrate spring, summer, and fall.
Working with molten hot sugar is one of the most daunting tasks in the kitchen, but international pastry instructor Amaury Guichon makes it look easy, as he shows off the technique he uses to create a perfectly smooth dome of the sweet stuff. Also, check out his incredible, edible samurai.
Artiphon’s Orba is a unique instrument that is sort of the musical equivalent of a fidget spinner. It combines a synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller all in one, and is small enough to hold in the palm of your hand. It’s great for tinkering around with all kinds of sounds whether you’re bored or working on your next great composition.
Musicians Aaron Grooves and Snubby J teamed up for this lively cover version of the track Megalovania from the game Undertale, performing it on a Blue Man Group-inspired PVC pipe marimba, also known as RimbaTubes. We also spotted Snubby and Heather Freed’s great pipe and harp cover of Paint It Black.
(PG-13: Language) Taking inspiration from SHAED’s track Trampoline, the acrobatic members of Slovenia’s DD Squad took to the air, performing tricks and flips atop a gigantic 1549 square foot trampoline hanging from a crane 100 feet off the ground. See how they built it here.
Fumbling around in the dark for door knobs is no fun. Pin & Tumbler’s clever knob design automatically illuminates as you approach, casting a cool geometric pattern on your door, and helping to light your way. Designed for indoor use only, it runs for up to a year on a single coin-cell battery.
Known best for his outlandish scenery chewing in The Room, renaissance man Tommy Wiseau has been inserted into the world of Star Wars, with a bit of help from PistolShrimps. Along the way, he romances Anakin, seeks therapy from Yoda, tosses around a football, and calls Kylo Ren a chicken… and a princess.
The members of the jazz collective Snarky Puppy turned in a downright funky mix of keyboards, horns, bass, guitar, violin, and percussion during their appearance at the NPR Music offices. They performed their instrumental tracks Tarova and Xavi, the latter’s complex rhythms with the assistance of the audience.
Santa’s sleigh will be filled with Apple Watch 5s and AirPod Pros this holiday. Hopefully he’ll also distribute Mophie’s 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad, a top accessory to solve charging cord headaches and tabletop overcrowding. This Qi-compatible unit quick charges an iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch at the same time.
“Stop touching things.” For anyone who has ever had a cat, that pretty much sums it up. OwlKitty did a great job poking fun at the dynamic between Mando and Baby Yoda in this brief parody of The Mandalorian, replacing the mysterious bounty hunter’s 50-year-old prize with a mischievous kitty.
“You already drink like a badass — now you can stir like one,” says Beachbum Berry, tiki cocktail historian and barkeeper at New Orleans’ Latitude 29. NOLA’s pirate past inspired Berry’s Cocktail Kingdom bar spoon topped with a skull. Just the thing to conjure up images of headhunters while you spike a classic Cannibal Grog cocktail.
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Everything is better with butter, even this tastefully novel notepad. Chronicle Books’ Pad of Butter is a cholesterol-free kitchen staple for making grocery lists, jotting down recipes, stuffing stockings, and pranking Paula Deen (who we imagine would place it on a real butter dish). Contains 480 sheets, zero saturated fat.
We’ve all been there at one point or another. You’re feeling off, and you’ve got an unusual mix of symptoms that you can’t quite figure out. Swedish physician and novelty musician Henrik Widegren reminds us about the worst possible thing you can do when you’re sick. From the album Medical Melodies And Surgical Songs.
She may not look like much, but she lights up where it counts. This 1:180 scale replica of Han Solo’s ship floats at the end of an adjustable Angelpoise-style base. You’ll want to grab the TIE Fighter lamp for the other side of your desk so they can do battle. Both lamps offer bright LED illumination, and are USB-powered.
This video from Quebec’s Laval University Robotics Laboratory shows off a really fascinating mechanism – unlike any we’ve seen before. By moving its jointed legs along two belt-driven lines, it’s able to maneuver its center gripper without any limitations on its rotation, as well as to change its height and overall position.
Charlie Stewart’s beautifully minimal animated short film takes us on a journey to a far-off planet, where two scientists have been left to explore, and two AI-powered digital assistants who strike up a conversation as they wonder where their human masters have gone.
The dulcimer usually is associated with the kind of music you’d hear at a renaissance festival. But musician Sam Edelston believes the stringed instrument is “among the world’s coolest.” Listen up as he plays some truly rockin’ cover versions from the Ramones, Black Sabbath, and David Bowie.
We can’t get Monty Python’s Lumberjack Song out of our head after laying our eyes on Fred & Friends’ whimsical beechwood cheese board and knife set that looks like a slice of felled wood with a hatchet buried in it. Just don’t try chopping down any trees with this tiny axe.
Motion artist Visualdon created this surreal and eye-catching short loop which places the moon at the center of a forest. While the real moon isn’t self-illuminating, there’s plenty of room for creative license when it comes to art. Check out his Instagram channel for more wild visuals.