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Pouring Hot Rubber on Gloves

Pouring Hot Rubber on Gloves

We’ve seen the strange but fascinating way that rubber gloves are made. Now watch a less efficient but equally satisfying method that involves pouring streams of molten rubber over spinning hand molds until they’re evenly coated. It also looks like a great way to take down a villain in an action movie.

One Sheet Flipbook Animation

One Sheet Flipbook Animation

dP Art Drawing has made some pretty sweet flipbook animations. While these typically require hundreds of sheets of paper, he wanted to see what would be possible with a single sheet of paper. Over the course of 52 days, he drew 211 frames of art, erasing and redrawing portions of each image to create this animation.

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Making an Unrideable Bicycle

Making an Unrideable Bicycle

A bicycle is a fairly simple vehicle, but the physics involved in keeping it from falling over are more complex than you might think. But as Veritasium demonstrates, get one critical mechanism wrong, and you end up with a bike that’s nearly impossible to keep upright – especially when turning.

Kurstin + Grohl: Stay

Kurstin + Grohl: Stay

Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin are back with a new series of Hanukkah Sessions for 2021. The kicked things off right with this very special performance of Lisa Loeb’s Stay. While it starts with the same folksy charm as the original, things escalate quickly as it turns into death metal. (Thanks Harriet!)

Street Gang (Trailer)

Street Gang (Trailer)

Virtually every one of us has watched Sesame Street at some point. This HBO documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the beloved PBS kids’ series and its history through interviews with creators and performers, accompanied by some great archival footage. Premieres on HBO Max on 12.13.2021.

The Fragility of Complexity

The Fragility of Complexity

Illustrating just how interdependent the world has become, artist Neil Mendoza built The Fragility of Complexity, a motorized, kinetic art installation composed of a row of hammers that rotate perilously close to a series of moving light bulbs. Neil says only a single light bulb was broken during its construction.

Starward Nova Whisky

Starward Nova Whisky
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Distilled in Melbourne from Australian malted barley, Starward Nova Whisky gets its fruity flavor profile from resting in lightly charred red wine barrels from Oz’s exceptional Yarra Valley and Barossa Valley vineyards. The result is Starward’s signature single malt whisky, a gold medal winner for three consecutive years.

World’s Largest NERF Gun 2021

World’s Largest NERF Gun 2021

A while back, we saw what was then the largest NERF gun on record. Not one to be outdone, Michael Pick aka The Casual Engineer created an even bigger dart-flinging toy – measuring 12 ft. 6 in. long. Based on the NERF N-Strike Elite Longshot CS-6, Michael’s weapon can fire jumbo darts up to 250 ft. at speeds up to 50 mph.

Treetop Hot Wheels Track

Treetop Hot Wheels Track

Backyard Racing takes us on a glorious Hot Wheels ride through the colorful fall foliage. The treetop track took a month to build and incorporates jumps, loops, tunnels, a motorized gondola, boosters, and a water feature complete with a car-eating shark.

Wooden Dog Lamp

Wooden Dog Lamp
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Ukraine-based shop Flampic makes wonderful wooden desk lamps. Among their creative designs is this adorable dog lamp. Its articulated legs and tail let you pose it in a nearly endless variety of charming poses. Available with metal wing nuts or handcrafted wood hardware.

Motocross Shipping Port Stunts

Motocross Shipping Port Stunts

FMX pro and Red Bull athlete Luc Ackermann took his bike to a shipping port in Cologne, Germany, where he performed a daring series of motocross tricks. The sequence culminates with a wild backflip between a pair of barges on the Rhine river. The behind-the-scenes video shows off the impressive FPV drone photography.

ThruNite Catapult Mini Flashlight

ThruNite Catapult Mini Flashlight
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Measuring just 3.19″ long, ThruNite’s Catapult Mini flashlight punches through the darkness with a cool white 680-lumen beam. Its long-throw searchlight is visible from nearly 2000 feet. It features a durable aluminum alloy case and is rated IPX8 waterproof. Available in grey or black.

Casting a Metal Fence

Casting a Metal Fence

Iron fences are typically made by shaping and welding together multiple pieces of metal. But this factory uses a technique where entire fence sections are cast in large molds, with multiple workers pouring in molten metal to fill in the complete pattern at once.

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Z Grills 10002E Pellet Grill

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This versatile wood pellet grill can also smoke, bake, roast, braise, barbecue, char, and sear foods. It has a 1-button startup with temperature settings from 180º to 450º F. It has a total 1,060 sq. in. grilling area and is easy to clean. Save $120 off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

Victorinox FieldForce Sport Chrono

Victorinox FieldForce Sport Chrono
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A bold, easy-to-read, and practical everyday wristwatch from Swiss Army knife maker Victorinox. The Swiss-made watch has chronograph, date, and tachymeter functions, and bright Super-LumiNova hands and digits. Its 42mm stainless steel case comes paired with a rubber strap or steel bracelet.

Giant Quarry Saws

Giant Quarry Saws

These gigantic circular saws riding on rails and kicking up dust look like something out of a dystopian science fiction movie. In fact, these massive cutting tools are used today to cut blocks of stone in a quarry in China. Here’s a closer look at one of the saws in action.

Squid Game Doll 3D Drawing

Squid Game Doll 3D Drawing

3D Sanago once again shows off their 3D pen skills by creating a miniature of the creepy killer doll from the Red Light Green Light episode of Squid Game. It even has a rotating head and plays authentic sound effects. English subtitles available.

SporKit! Ti-Ultra êkö

SporKit! Ti-Ultra êkö

Do away with single-use utensils with êköwareusa’s portable SporKit! EDC spork. This pocketable flatware is made from lightweight titanium for durability and can be carried in its pouch or hung from a belt loop or bag with a carabiner. The Premium version includes a clip-in extension handle.

Canada Loves Ryan Reynolds

Canada Loves Ryan Reynolds

“Of all of the Canadian Ryans, you’ve gotta be in our top three!” Ryan Reynolds was honored with the 2021 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and to celebrate the occasion, musician Steven Page performed a song to go along with the prize. We trust that Ryan will wear his gold medal even when he goes out to Starbucks.

Ettitude Signature Bedding Bundle

Ettitude Signature Bedding Bundle
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Ettitude’s sustainable bamboo sheets are incredibly soft and smooth with a calming, cooling effect. Their sateen duvet cover, fitted and flat sheets, and two pillowcases come in 11 colors that you can mix and match however you like. Rest easy knowing they’re eco-friendly, hypoallergenic and free from harmful chemicals.

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Brass Monkey Snarky Planters

Brass Monkey Snarky Planters
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Brass Monkey’s apothecary-style ceramic planters give some smartass sass to mild-mannered houseplants with a trio of snarky messages: “I could really use a drink,” “Into pot,” and “Put it where the direct sun don’t shine.” If your plant dies and you give up, the drip tray becomes a container lid.

Frostbeard Holiday Candles

Frostbeard Holiday Candles
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Frostbeard Studios makes delightful candles for book lovers. For the Christmas season, they’ve created festive fragrances inspired by A Christmas Carol, Harry Potter, and the cozy Danish concept of Hygge. The collection incorporates warm and spicy scents like sugar plum, cinnamon, pine, fig, holly berry, and mistletoe.

Super Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 Fresh as F*ck Designs

Super Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 Fresh as F*ck Designs

Cursing is f**king charming when it’s cross-stitched or daintily embroidered. Julie Jackson, OG of the Subversive Cross Stitch movement, continues the snarky DIY trend with Super Subversive Cross Stitch, 50 easy-to-follow patterns including: Not today, Satan; Let the good times be gin; What fresh hell is this? and more.

The Ultimate Boardgame Backpack

The Ultimate Boardgame Backpack
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This oversized pack is just the thing for carrying board games to parties. It has an extendable main compartment for games, pockets for accessories, a notepad slot, two drink holders, and can be expanded with elastic box bands, a dice case, and other add-ons.

Fire Breathing Staircase Trick

Fire Breathing Staircase Trick

Fire breathing is usually a solo endeavor, but not for these guys who turned it into a team activity. Derrick Vermin and his pals pulled off this amazing trick known as the Ascending Dragon, passing fire from one daredevil to another and climbing from the ground floor to the roof of a building.

Leatherman Skeletool Topo

Leatherman Skeletool Topo
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The Skeletool is one of Leatherman’s best multitools, offering great ergonomics, a lightweight design, and only the most frequently used functions. It looks particularly great in this black finish with a topographical map print on its blade. Tools includes a knife, pliers, bit driver, wire cutters, and a carabiner/bottle opener.

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