It’s a question that literally none of us were asking, but the guys at PBS Space Time decided to put the concept to the test anyhow: If your spacesuit had a butt porthole – could you move yourself through space using only your flatulence as propulsion?
The movie Downsizing might have come up a little short in both its reviews and box office take, but it did succeed in the VFX department. Here, the film’s effects supervisor Jamie Price walks us through the history of shrinking people down on the big screen.
Watch the Fab Four go from fresh-faced youth down to two remaining knights as their hits play in the background. YouTuber Angel Nene says they used dozens of photos from different sources to create the morphing effect. Cue the Sir Paul McCartney conspiracy theorists.
This unique chess set features glass pieces with LEDs inside of them, providing a soft glow of light from each one. The lights use inductive power so they only glow when placed close to the board, and don’t require individual batteries. In blue/white or blue/red combos.
Get Schwifty with musician Scott Bradlee (of Postmodern Jukebox fame), as he performs his arrangement of the theme song from Rick and Morty, played in a smooth, jazzy style. We’d love to see the versions of Rick and Morty that exist in the jazz quadrant of the multiverse.
This military-spec flashlight offers a rugged nylon case, and is sealed for waterproof operation. Its head’s angle can be rotated 185º, and packs four light sources: IR, white, red, and blue LEDs. Its clip attaches to a belt loop or MOLLE, and can be mounted on either side.
A hilarious short film about the “important” work that goes into commercial production, as a duo of micromanaging marketing execs try to coax exactly the right mood from a voice actor. It’ll hit close to home for anyone creative who has to pay the bills with a “real job.”
Grovemade’s aptly named Wireless Charging Pad is a Qi wireless charger that ditches plastic for a more natural and versatile look. Its top is covered in soft cork, and it has a stainless steel base to keep it in place. Available with a dark or a natural cork top.
Weapon maker Joerg Sprave is always up for a challenge. When the makers of the game War Robots asked him if he’d build a robot, he obliged them with the world’s deadliest vacuum cleaner – which carries and fires a Glock. Never yell at this robot for missing a spot!
(PG-13: Language) British expat Chris Broad has been living in Japan for a while now, and has some pointers for things you never should do while in the country. It’s a humorous, but very useful look at Japanese manners and decorum. TL;DW: Don’t play with your chopsticks.