Blow Our Minds

Blow Our Minds

Camera rig and drone maker DJI sent photography expert Peter McKinnon one of their RS2 stabilizing rigs along with the simple instruction “Blow our minds.” Naturally, Peter obliged and put together this fantastic reel of talented dancers and athletes showing off while the camera smoothly tracked their movements.

Funko Pop! x McDonald’s

Funko Pop! x McDonald’s

Funko presents a collection of Pop! vinyl toys inspired by classic McDonald’s characters from the 1970s and 1980s. The series includes Ronald McDonald, Officer Big Mac, Grimace, Mayor McCheese, Hamburglar, the Fry Guys, Birdie, and a few anthropomorphic McNuggets.

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The Zebra Car Insurance Shopping

Unlike most car insurance sites that feature overhyped plans from sponsored car insurance companies, The Zebra allows you to shop for a plan that matches your policy needs and budget. There’s no elaborate signup process and users save an average of $368 per year. Compare rates now.

How Condoms are Made

How Condoms are Made

A classic segment from How It’s Made which shows the process of transforming latex rubber into condoms. Obviously, it’s important that they don’t break, but we’re not sure what real world scenario they’re trying to simulate with that inflation test. We’re thinking they just do that one for fun.

Trinken Tall Boy Beer Disguise

The Trinken lid and cup provide a stealthy way to carry a beer can, concealing your brewski inside of a mock coffee cup. It firmly grips cans from 12oz to 17oz, and has a silicone gasket to prevent leaks. It insulates between the can and your hand, and collapses down to just 2″ when not in use. Includes two lids and one cup.

ThruNite T1 Flashlight

ThruNite T1 Flashlight

Despite being just 2.7″ long, this pocket-size flashlight manages to crank out an impressive 1500 lumens in its maximum power mode. It has a CREE XHP50 LED light source, Firefly, Turbo, Strobe, and stepless dimming modes, and recharges via a USB cable. Available in neutral white or cool white LED color temperatures.

Moving a Bucket Chain Excavator

Moving a Bucket Chain Excavator

A bucket chain excavator is an enormous piece of equipment that’s used in strip-mining operations. It’s a pretty imposing machine sitting still. This time-lapse that shows one gradually moving across the ground makes it look like some kind of giant machine-mollusk crawling along on its belly. Video by Ibra Ibrahimovič.

Waffle House Bacon and Kegs Beer

Waffle House Bacon and Kegs Beer

Iconic diner Waffle House teamed up with Oconee Brewing to create a beer inspired by their 24-hour-a-day breakfasts. The 6.5% ABV red ale has been infused with the salty, smoky flavors of real bacon, and makes a great accompaniment to morning meals. Available exclusively from the Greensboro, GA brewery starting on 12.18.2020.

Stretch Clock

Stretch Clock

This playful analog timepiece transforms just about any object into a clock. Designed by almost object, the Stretch Clock comprises a large rubber band and a battery-powered clock movement. Simply strap it around an object of your choice, and it turns into a clock. Pre-orders start shipping 4.2021.

How Drumsticks Are Made

How Drumsticks Are Made

We’ve seen how cymbals are made, now find out how the drumsticks that are used to play them are born. Vic Firth shares footage from inside their factory, where they transform sticks of freshly-cut wood into their premium 5A American Classic sticks, then precision matches them for weight and pitch to ensure perfect pairs.

Pivot Bed + Gym

Pivot Bed + Gym

The Pivot Bed turns your bedroom into a gym when you’re not using tour bed. The murphy bed’s steel frame can hold hundreds of pounds so you can use it for pull-ups, dips, weight training, and other exercises. It has a spot for attaching a tablet, and enough space underneath to store standalone equipment.

Construction Equipment Pac-Man

Construction Equipment Pac-Man

These days, you can play Pac-Man on your phone. But it’s way more fun to play the classic arcade game using heavy-duty construction equipment. Fortunately, the guys at CAT are here to scratch that itch, as they not only dug out a maze but used a group of remote-controlled track loaders to play a live-action game.

Carbon Fiber Glow Rings

Carbon Fiber Glow Rings

IPA Creations makes these bold and dramatic rings which feature real carbon fiber on the outside, and a layer of glow-in-the-dark resin inside. Each ring is super smooth, and is available in a variety of different glow colors as well as a rainbow mix. Be sure to check out their Etsy shop for more sweet glowing jewelry.

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Herding Sheep Drone View

Herding Sheep Drone View

If you’ve never seen sheep being herded by sheepdogs, it’s a pretty impressive sight. A few years back, New Zealand-based photographer Tim Whittaker piloted his drone over a farm to observe thousands of sheep as they moved in concert between their paddocks.

2022 Subaru BRZ

2022 Subaru BRZ

Subaru sticks to the formula of “precision over power” for its latest BRZ, bumping its Boxer engine’s to 2.4L and 228 hp while focusing on keeping the car light, low to the ground, and stiff. The 2022 model sees a 50% increase in torsional stiffness, an even lower center of gravity, retuned suspension, and an all-new interior.

The Science of Parkour

The Science of Parkour

Between the risks of injury and the often precarious locations, parkour and freerunning can be pretty exciting to watch. SciShow goes beyond the athleticism to the physics of the sport, digging into the things that need to happen mechanically in order to climb walls, vault over obstacles, and land without trauma.

WESN Henry Pocket Knife

WESN Henry Pocket Knife

Inspired by the classic slip-joint style, WESN’s Henry is still a modern knife by all measures. It features lightweight Grade 5 titanium scales, Cherrywood inlays, and a short, but effective 2.35″ blade made from Sandvik 14C28N steel. It’s also available in a full-titanium version for $20 more.

Stray Man

Stray Man

(PG-13: Language) In this silly sketch from Aunty Donna’s Netflix series Big Ol’ House of Fun, housemate Mark decides to take in a stray he found wandering around outside. But it’s not a dog or a cat, this is a full-grown man. Fortunately, Antony Starr is a bit more docile here than as Homelander on The Boys.

Building a Lamp from Junk

Building a Lamp from Junk

Maker Laura Kampf has crafted some pretty impressive items over the years. In between larger projects, she decided to do something a little less daunting, and built herself a unique lighting fixture out of found objects and scrap wood. The finished lamp looks like something you’d find in a high-end lighting store.

Jaws Bruce the Shark Tiki Mug

Jaws Bruce the Shark Tiki Mug

Mondo’s toothy ceramic mug is inspired by the famed shark from Spielberg’s classic Jaws. Enjoy your tiki drinks straight from the mouth of this beast, which holds up to 22 oz. of your drink of choice. This particular version comes painted to match the original Jaws poster and includes a translucent red swimmer swizzle stick.

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Why Are Cat Claws So Sharp?

Why Are Cat Claws So Sharp?

If you’ve ever gotten gored by your adorable little kitty cat’s hook-like claws, you know how sharp they can be. Science educator Kyle Hill explains the biology behind cat claws, what makes them different from our fingernails, and how they manage to stay so razor-sharp.

Naztech 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock

This charging dock serves double duty as both a Qi wireless charger and a portable battery pack. Simply remove the battery from the base station, and you have a 10,000 mAh wireless power bank you can take with you. It can charge up to three devices at once, and it’s on sale for 44% off in The Awesomer Shop.

Lyra Groove Pencils

Lyra Groove Pencils

These special pencils from Germany’s Lyra are designed to help youngsters get a better grip, but we think anyone can benefit from their grooved exterior and anti-roll shape. They come in a variety of styles, including blue, metallic, or slimline with regular leads, as well as colored pencils.

F-22 Raptor Shows Off

F-22 Raptor Shows Off

Built for air-to-air combat, the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is an incredibly agile and fast military aircraft. Members of the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team show off just a little bit of what these planes are capable of in the hands of skilled pilots. They also posted a 360º video which is a bit more immersive.

Rabbit Compact Bar Tool Set

Rabbit Compact Bar Tool Set

Never go digging around your utensil drawer for a specific bar tool again. This kit packs in five stainless steel tools including a strainer, citrus zester, bottle opener, stirring stick, jigger, and bar knife, along with a plastic storage caddy. Makes a great gift for cocktail lovers.

Fun with Baking Soda Rockets

Fun with Baking Soda Rockets

Combining vinegar and baking soda inside a soda bottle creates an explosive amount of pressure – enough to launch the bottle sky high. Nick Uhas wanted to see not only how far he could make a soda bottle fly horizontally using this method, but also what would happen if he super-sized the experiment using a 5-gallon water jug.

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