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Grandma Weightlifter

Grandma Weightlifter

Sis, do you even – oh. Grandmother and competitive weightlifter Willie Murphy started training with 5lb. weights at her local YMCA. Now the 77-year old can deadlift 215lb. That’s more than twice her weight.

Microsoft Band

Microsoft Band

A slim smartwatch that tracks heart rate, steps, calories burned, UV exposure, sleep and has a guided workout. It also receives text messages and other notifications, and has a built in GPS. Works w/ Windows Phone, iOS and Android.

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LWT: Sugar

LWT: Sugar

(NSFW: Language) Before you go trick or treating, remember to take it easy on the human race’s favorite drug. Sadly, like other lucrative industries, bribery and misinformation will ensure that sugar pushers stay open for business.

The Keyboard of Isolation

The Keyboard of Isolation

In 2012 DDB Shanghai made this awareness campaign about Internet and computer addiction. The ad agency made a keyboard-shaped sculpture showing the likenesses of addicts and their loved ones trapped in the keys.

Prep Pad Smart Food Scale

Prep Pad Smart Food Scale

Prep Pad is a weighing scale that, together with an iPad app, tells you the nutritional values of food that you put on it. You can create or get advice on nutritional goals, save combinations of food and more. Works with iPad 3 and up.

How a Bean Becomes a Fart

How a Bean Becomes a Fart

Men’s Health manages to take an embarassing subject that you probably never cared to know about, and turns it into an amusing and informative animation, courtesy of illustrator Rami Niemi and director Giant Ant.

Rewind the Future

Rewind the Future

Suffering from a heart attack, a young but severely overweight man reflects on his lifestyle. This blunt advisory was made to promote teaching healthy habits to kids, but we should all feel free to take charge of our bodies.

Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and veggies are good for you, but many can’t afford to buy them regularly. On the other hand, tons of sub par produce is thrown away everyday. French supermarket Intermarché found a way to reconcile these ugly truths.

Why You Are Still Alive

Why You Are Still Alive

Our world is loaded with bacteria, viruses and other organisms. Fortunately, for most of us, our immune systems fend off these nasties. KurzGesagt boils down the complexities of our bodies’ self-defense system for us non-scientists.

Quitbit Smart Lighter

Quitbit Smart Lighter

A lighter designed to help smokers quit. Quitbit tracks your smoking habits, lets you set limits, shows how much money you’ve saved by cutting back and more. You can even turn off its heating coil for a set amount of time.

The Drinkable Book

The Drinkable Book

The pages of The Drinkable Book contains tips on proper sanitation & hygiene, but more importantly, they’re function as water filters. Each book can provide clean water for up to four years and costs just pennies to make.

Hugh Herr: The New Bionics

Hugh Herr: The New Bionics

Hugh Herr and his colleagues at MIT’s Biomechatronics group develop artificial limbs that complete or augment the human body. His presentation is amazing, but if you’re short on time skip to 13:40. Really, watch the whole thing.

The Natural Effect

The Natural Effect

“We pride ourselves in this kind of confusion.” An ad executive talks about one of his industry’s go to tactics when it comes to marketing food: just add the word “natural.” A funny mockumentary by Only Organic.

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PillPack

PillPack

PillPack is a medicine subscription service for U.S. residents. They’ll work with your doctor and insurance company to collect the medicines you need, sort them in clearly labeled and portable packs, then ship them to you at no added cost.

Touch Bionics I-limb Ultra

Touch Bionics I-limb Ultra

(NSFW: Language) LiveLeaker Adam Harris’ customer demonstrates his i-limb ultra prosthetic hand. LIke the BeBionic3, it can be activated by the wearer’s muscles, but it can also be controlled by an app. F you all the way!

This Video Will Hurt

This Video Will Hurt

CGP Grey starts out by messing with our heads, then moves on to explore the idea of the “nocebo effect” – a psychological effect which makes people experience pain, discomfort and other symptoms from non-existent causes.

Blowfish Hangover Cure

Blowfish Hangover Cure

Blowfish effervescent tablets contain a combination of caffeine and aspirin that relieve your headache and perk you up in about 15 minutes. Just don’t think of it as a license to wild out every day. Skip to 1:40 in the video.

FreedMan Chair

FreedMan Chair

A chair designed to counteract the adverse effects of prolonged sitting by guiding your spine and pelvis into the same position that they would be if you were standing. It’s hazardous to your wallet’s health though.

Adidas miCoach Smart Run Watch

Adidas miCoach Smart Run Watch

An Android smart watch for runners with GPS, accelerometer and Bluetooth. It can be set to measure your heart rate, pace, distance, stride and route. It also works as a watch, timer and mp3 player. Drops 11/1/13 for $399 on Adidas.

Alternative Limbs

Alternative Limbs

The Alternative Limb Project provides unique and unusual prosthetics made to better blend with the body or stand out as unique pieces of art that express the wearer’s personality and individual sense of style.

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The Bionic Chef

The Bionic Chef

Chef Eduardo Garcia lost his left hand and lower arm after an accident back in 2011. He recently had his left hand replaced with a high-tech bionic prosthesis which allows him to work in his kitchen once again. Original clip via KPTV.

EnChroma Anti-colorblind Glasses

EnChroma Anti-colorblind Glasses

EnChroma makes sunglasses with lens that filter light to enhance colors that colorblind people wouldn’t otherwise see. It comes in three designs and two types. Sadly, they won’t work with computer screens or in low light.

SkyBalls

SkyBalls

To raise awareness about testicular cancer, the nonprofit organization Male Cancer Awareness Campaign hopes to raise about $150,000 to build the world’s largest – and only – flying scrotum. It’s an immature stunt for a good cause.

Kite Anti-Mosquito Patch

Kite Anti-Mosquito Patch

A non-toxic stick-on patch that stops mosquitoes from detecting you for up to 48 hours. When you pledge to get a pack of patches, you also donate a pack to people in Uganda, where malaria is the leading cause of death.

Lifesaver Jerrycan

Lifesaver Jerrycan

The Lifesaver Jerrycan holds up to 5 gallons of water. It can filter all known viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi from freshwater sources. Its filter can clean up to about 5,300 gallons of water. It also has a shower attachment.

Using HIV to Fight Cancer

Using HIV to Fight Cancer

Dr. Carl June and his colleagues were able to cure leukemia in a girl by using a “disabled form” of HIV – the virus that causes AIDS. The virus modified the patient’s T-cells so that they could destroy cancer cells. More at NYT.

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