Florists.com Valentine’s Day Deal

Don’t end up in the doghouse this Valentine’s Day. Instead, grab your sweetheart a bouquet from Florists.com and get $40 worth of flowers for just $20 when you drop by The Awesomer Shop. They have a huge variety of flowers, plants, fruit bouquets, and gift baskets, and even offer same-day delivery (for an added fee.)

Unopenable Piggy Bank

Unopenable Piggy Bank

Do you or your kids digging into your piggy bank and take money out too often? The Lusen safe will help you resist that temptation, because it has no openings other than its money slot. This stainless steel cube must be cut open with power tools if you ever need to get money out. Measures 5.9″ x 5.9″ x 5.9″.

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Garfield on Acid

Garfield on Acid

What do you get when you take a bunch of old Garfield comic strips and feed them into a machine learning algorithm designed to morph them into a cohesive animation sequence? Nightmares, that’s what. Go figure it was the guy behind Garfield Gameboy’d that tipped us off to Daniel Hanley’s bizarre AI experiment.

Prairie Dog Camp Shovel

Prairie Dog Camp Shovel

This ultra-light, but sturdy aluminum alloy shovel makes quick work of digging latrines when camping. It travels easily in your backpack, and can be used standalone in soft soil, or attaches to sticks with reusable heavy duty ties for extra leverage in hard soil. Now don’t forget to pack plenty of toilet paper.

198X (Launch Trailer)

198X (Launch Trailer)

This artful Nintendo Switch action game is jam-packed with gameplay and graphics inspired by the 16-bit gaming era, but the games are framed within the coming-of-age story of the kid playing the games at the arcade.

Trending Gear: January 2020

Trending Gear: January 2020

Everyday Carry looks back at the first month of the new decade to see what its followers clicked on the most in 2020 so far. The top 10 list includes useful goodies like a heavy duty keychain compass, pocket-sized pliers, and a pen that opens like a balisong knife.

Making Senko Hanabi Fireworks

Making Senko Hanabi Fireworks

Senko Hanabi fireworks are a traditional Japanese form of pyrotechnics that uses only a tiny bit of combustible powder to get started, then transforms through various stages to produce a sparkler effect. NightHawkInLight scored a rare lesson on how to make them at the Tsutsui Tokimasa fireworks company. Money shot at 14:18.

Lumos Matrix Helmet

Lumos Matrix Helmet

This modern bicycle helmet has a rear-mounted grid of 77 color LEDs which can be used to indicate when you’re braking or turning, as well as to display animations. The LEDs can be activated via handlebar controls or an Apple Watch app. In addition, there’s a row of bright white LEDs in front which improve forward visibility.

Carry on Metal Son

Carry on Metal Son

Set a course for winds of fortune. Resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli teamed up with fellow musician Truls Haugen to perform this very well executed cover version of the Kansas prog rock classic, Carry On Wayward Son, donning ridiculous long hair, beards and mustaches to go with the ’70s sounds.

Google Stadia in the ’90s

Google Stadia in the ’90s

“Some games even require a Pentium microprocessor!” Google’s Stadia streaming game service hasn’t exactly been off to a great start. But that didn’t stop Squirrel Monkey from envisioning how much worse it would have been had it been released sometime around 1995, cranking out 320×240 graphics at 6 fps.

Electric Rally Racing

Electric Rally Racing

Racer and stunt driver Ken Block shared this in-car footage from his first-ever time racing in the Dakar Rally. His vehicle? The prototype Extreme E Odyssey 21, a badass all-electric rally car that makes 550 hp and 679 lb-ft. of torque. It might be quiet, but it’s deceptively quick.

Fictional Building Size Comparison

Fictional Building Size Comparison

If you’ve ever wondered just how much bigger the Avengers tower was relative to Ant-Man’s mobile lab, this video answers that question and many more. MetaBall Studios‘ compares structures from movies, TV, and video games and puts them into perspective. We always suspected the Tyrell Corporation was enormous.

Python-QR Titanium Quick Release

Python-QR Titanium Quick Release

TEC Accessories‘ tiny, but mighty tool is a clip interface that makes it easy to securely attach two pieces of gear together. Its sturdy locking mechanism features a reassuring twist-and-click action to ensure items hold together. The grade 5 titanium gadget is ideal for joining keychains, pocket tools, and other small equipment.

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LEGO Microtonal Guitar

LEGO Microtonal Guitar

Musician Tolgahan Çoğulu shows off a unique instrument he put together after his son Atlas gave him the idea. The acoustic guitar uses LEGO studs all along its neck, allowing for microtonal positions throughout the fretboard. The trick was to build a custom 3D printed baseplate for the LEGO bricks to click onto.

Faking a Traffic Jam

Faking a Traffic Jam

While crowdsourcing traffic data generally has improved the quality of navigation services, it’s also possible that the data could be manipulated. Berlin artist Simon Weckert shows how he was able to create non-existent traffic jams on Google Maps by walking through empty streets while pulling a wagon full of 99 cell phones.

Wireless Solar Backup Camera

This gadget lets you add a backup camera to older vehicles with ease. The FenSens wireless backup camera mounts around your license plate, and adds a fully-wireless HD camera that can stream 1080p video to your smartphone’s screen via Wi-Fi. It recharges automatically using solar power, and installs in just minutes.

Wryst Sport Watches

Wryst Sport Watches

Swiss watch maker Wrsyt offers a collection of boldly-styled timepieces for athletes, adventurers, and gearheads. Each one features a stainless steel case with a trademark curved and perforated bezel, and a high-contrast rubber sports strap. We particularly like the blue and white Sports Force chrono, which reminds us of R2-D2.

The Sultans of Gayageum

The Sultans of Gayageum

Musician Luna Lee knocks it out of the park with this cover version of Dire Straits classic Sultans of Swing, capturing the energy and nuances of Mark Knopfler’s original lead guitar, while applying the inimitable sounds of her ancient Korean string instrument.

Ants vs. Banana Time-lapse

Ants vs. Banana Time-lapse

It might take us just a second to chomp down a single slice of banana, but it takes quite a bit longer for ants to dine on such a treat. In this clip from Temponaut Timelapse, see how an army of ants gradually dismantles a bit of banana over the course of two days. Look away if you’re squeamish about bugs.

Beveled Edge Headphone Stands

Beveled Edge Headphone Stands

Give your over-the-ear headphones an appropriately elegant place to rest when not in use. These handmade wood stands from Beveled Edge offer refined looks, and come in versions that hold one or two pairs, compact DACs, cables, and other accessories.

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Thickest Flipbook Ever

Thickest Flipbook Ever

Andymation spent over 35 days over the course of 3 months creating this insanely-thick flipbook. The 658-page anime-style sequence only takes about 50 seconds to watch, but it’s a serious testament to the artist’s illustration skill and dedication. Skip to 15:07 for the money shot.

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

“I planted more trees in the city of Baltimore than anybody in the history of the city…” Filmmakers Jonathan Bregel & Steve Hoover of Friendzone introduce us to a truly unique man – the retired Principal City Planner of Baltimore who, after years of working for the city, decided to cover himself head-to-toe with a blue tattoo.

Crua Modus Camping System

Crua Modus Camping System

This modular system gives you everything you need to enjoy your campsite day or night. It includes a tent with an integrated quilt and self-inflating mattress, and a removable fly sheet and bug mesh. Its parts can be used as a picnic blanket and a hammock, and you can combine multiple tents to make a larger shelter.

Jeep: Groundhog Day

Jeep: Groundhog Day

Jeep managed to assemble Bill Murray, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray, and a look-alike for Punxsutawney Phil in this hilarious Super Bowl spot for the Jeep Gladiator. This time, the human Phil is inspired to change things up right away as he heads off-road with his groundhog pal in his rugged new truck.

48 Musicians Play Daft Punk

48 Musicians Play Daft Punk

After assembling 28 trombones for an epic Bohemian Rhapsody, Musician Christopher Bill managed to get 48 musicians from the International Trombone Festival to participate in this richly-layered cover of Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. This time, they tossed in a violin to complement the brass.

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