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These surfboards pack electric engines that push out a jet of water, allowing surfers to negotiate rivers, channels, lakes and other still bodies of water without the need for waves. The Carver is for fast action, while the Manta is for cruising.
Hero Design has created what could best be described as the world’s largest (and best) Lite-Brite. The wall-mounted grid is loaded with RGB LED dots which can be set to any color by simply turning them. Shut up and take our money.
Cool footage of a Polish Air Force MiG-29 fighter jet as it lifts off from a runway, then proceeds to go straight up into the air. We can only imagine what it must be like to be in the cockpit of this impromptu rocket ship.
The King of Random shows off another cool DIY project in which he creates a styrofoam model of an object, and transforms it into a wonderful solid aluminum sculpture using sand-casting to replace the foam with molten metal.
Video of Marines from the 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 9th Engineer Support Battalion showing how they breach a concrete wall, standing their ground against the explosive charge, protected only by a ballistic blanket and each other.
Singapore’s The Saber Authority teaches attendees of its workshops how to properly wield (or dual-wield) and use a lightsaber against an opponent. Rental sabers are provided for classes, but you can buy your own fancy blade too.
We’re pretty confident that the microphone, ukulele and drum kit that Leo Moracchioli is playing in his music video for his head-banging arrangement of the Bee Gees’ classic disco track aren’t the ones he actually recorded with.
Natura Vive provides the ultimate lodgings for adventurers, with its Skylodge suites. These transparent luxury rooms hang from a Peruvian mountainside, and can only be reached by a 1300 ft. climb or a lengthy hike and zipline trail.
World champion freerunner Ryan Doyle takes his antigravity shoes to Team Red Bull’s Formula 1 race car factory, resulting in a video that should satisfy both parkour fanatics and gearheads alike. Sir, please keep your feet off of the cars.
Toyota proves that not every minivan is lame with their UUV, a customized Sienna that’s been put onto the rugged 4×4 chassis of a Tacoma, with flared fenders, chunky lug tires, and ready to take on its upcoming 16,500 mile road trip.
The slang term “Chinese Fire Drill” has been used to describe chaos. But this is anything but that. Check out these images captured by Xinhua at the Nanhu Vocational School’s annual fire drill, in which students must brave a fiery gauntlet.
An unusual cover version of Queen’s classic Bohemian Rhapsody played on a 110-year-old Marenghi fairground organ, a mechanical instrument which plays music with pipes, percussion, and music recorded on punch cards.
Vimeographer FrinterGarden and his cohorts dug through Facebook to find people’s names that sound like the lyrics of Bob Dylan’s classic Subterranean Homesick Blues. Some of them are a stretch, but we still appreciate the effort.
For their latest #BuiltForIt trial, the guys from Caterpillar arranged to turn several of their huge industrial machines into a golf course on wheels, then turned loose two LPGA professionals to try and hit the green. BTS footage here.
Back in the ’60s kids could still play with toy guns without worry about being shot by the police or being told they would become sociopathic killers. And the Johnny Seven OMA (One Man Army) was quite possibly the greatest toy gun of all time.
Pit bull trainers Rafael Caraveo Saldivar and Vaders Pits demonstrate the immense pulling power and strength of these impressive dogs as one of their pups lunges with such ferocity that it can run more than 12 feet straight up a wall.
While much of the world has moved on to video games, we still enjoy a good game of pinball every now and then. We’d definitely love to play Galactic Dimension, a huge machine built for the Phæno science center in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Industrial robot maker Yaskawa shows off the incredible precision of its MOTOMAN-MH24 by having it learn blade skills from a samurai sword master. The part where it slices the pea pod in half is nuts. Fortunately, it can’t chase us – yet.
This record-setting LEGO machine was on display at the Brick show last year in London. Made by Maico Arts and Ben Jonkman, the insanely complex build used 88 interconnected modules to shuttle balls from one end to the other.
Norman Chan from Tested got to go behind the scenes with effects and makeup genius Rick Baker to check out some puppets and animatronics from the Men in Black series. Some of his creatures are up for auction this month.
The recent Maker Faire Bay Area gave us a brief glimpse into our robopocalyptic future, as the 15-foot-tall MegaBotpelts its victim with deadly paintball cannons. Its makers want to eventually create a league of giant battling MegaBots.
Japanese artist Shinri Tezuka carries on an ancient tradition of lollipop making, creating insanely detailed edible works of art using sugar syrup, food coloring and starch to replicate animals such as fish, frogs, snakes, and more.
Modern machinery has enabled the creation of all kinds of seemingly impossible objects. But this amazing three-layered cube was created using a hunk of metal, a lathe and drill bits, masterfully manipulated by craftsman Инженер BrunS.
Automation company Festo has developed a mechanical ant which not only looks and walks like the real deal, it can grip objects with its pincers and cooperate with its robo-friends. We love how they recharge with their antennae.
Celebrate Star Wars Day with some Imperial destruction! After spending 16 hours building a massive LEGO Star Destroyer, WIRED did the unthinkable – they smashed it and captured the recording at 1000fps for our enjoyment.
Quite possibly the best thing to happen to the ice cream cone since the waffle cone, Dude Foods came up with this cone formed from Fruity Pebbles, butter and marshmallows. Naturally, the same could be done with Cocoa Pebbles.