Tired of looking at the same view, day after day? Perhaps you should do what Vojin Kusic did, and build a house on top of a turntable. He constructed this unusual house in northern Bosnia so that his wife could always enjoy a different view. It can spin as slow as one rotation per 24 hours to a dizzying one rotation every 22 seconds.
From creepy music to jump scares, horror movies are filled with clichés. Certainly, there’s enough source material out there for an AI bot to write its own horror movie by now, right? Netflix enlisted humorist Keaton Patti to train a bot with over 400,000 hours of horror movies, then asked it to write its own script.
Shoulder pads, bell-bottoms, and slap bracelets are a few of the sillier fashion trends we can think of, but as BlueJay’s video points out, those are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the kinds of stupid fads that gained popularity over the years. It’s only a matter of time before the Macaroni look makes a comeback.
Guitarists have all kinds of effects pedals to choose from, adding echo, harmonics, warbles, and other sounds to their music. But as far as we know, this is the first pedal that turns every note you play into a fart. It even lets you adjust the gas output and toggle between wet and dry flatulence.
Most cars only steer with their front wheels. But this strange three-wheeled vehicle turns all of its wheels whenever its driver turns its steering crank. It’s not as fancy as NASA’s Modular Robotic Vehicle but we’re pretty sure this guy’s build budget was substantially smaller. Original video by Douyin user wo583582429.
Could you use a vacation? Perhaps a trip to Convergence Station is in order. But when we say “a trip” we mean, like on acid. Andreas Nilsson’s short starts out as a retro travel promo but quickly descends into madness as its true destination is revealed. All aboard!
It takes skill to balance on a unicycle, but even if you’re an expert, we don’t recommend using power tools at the same time. That didn’t stop Mike Taylor from weed whacking his lawn while riding on his one-wheeler. Mike’s backyard antics are contrasted by a more graceful demo by fellow unicyclist Marie Schlenker.
Fractal art can be beautiful, hypnotic, and colorful. But with the proper arrangement of pixels, these mathematical patterns can also be dark and downright unsettling. Motion designer Chris Lavelle’s short fractal animation Creation 1 is especially disturbing, especially for those who suffer from trypophobia.
We’re no strangers to weird internet videos and short films. In this video essay from Now You See It, they explore the visual splendor and surprising depth that comes along with bizarre classics like Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, Don Hertzfeldt’s Rejected, and the ubiquitous Oogachaka Baby.
Developed by Madnetic Games, this unique sim game sends you on a global hunt as a wildlife photographer. It features photorealistic scenery and animals to shoot (with your lens). As they build their photo skills, players collect camera gear and sell their photos to magazines. Add it to your Steam wishlist.
Tired of flossing your teeth one at a time? Well, Unnecessary Inventions has the solution, a gadget which can floss all of your teeth at once. While it was designed as a joke, we could totally see someone selling such a device. Though we imagine reloading the floss would take way more time than just flossing normally.
A young engineer named Burke McGabe got it in his head to build something totally unnecessary but nonetheless entertaining. What looks like an ordinary wall clock is designed to automatically fall off the wall any time he looks at it to check the time. It’s seen better days after all of its crashes.
Musician Grégoire Blanc previously impressed us with his cover of The Great Gig in the Sky. This video isn’t quite as melodic, but it’s just as entertaining. Enjoy as Blanc demonstrates 10 ways to make interesting and captivating sounds by playing a saw and a violin bow in concert with effects pedals and synthesizers.
This long, scarf-like tube has twin openings in which to place two heads for lo-fi chitchat and giggles. But we’d rather believe the wonderful weirdos at Meow Wolf who claim it’s a “communication device which connects one experience to another using the most sophisticated facial recognition technology.”
Ever wish clown-shoes could pass as streetwear? Larger-than-life DJ, designer, and funny guy Kerwin Frost believes more is more, so designed big-ass shoes that look five sizes bigger than their actual size. Superstuffed sneakers are padded to fit the wearer’s foot but look like classic adidas Superstars with a glandular issue.
Virtually every word written on this website is composed on a clicky mechanical keyboard. If you love the sound of clicky keys too, then take a listen to Mechanical Keyboard Sounds: Recordings of Bespoke and Customized Mechanical Keyboards, an album by Taeha Types and Trunk Records, demonstrated here by LGR Blerbs.
A properly sharpened kitchen knife can slice through just about any food, but a dull blade can’t even get through a tomato. Experimental Fun created a unique kitchen knife that uses replaceable utility blades instead of its own blade edge. Is it really necessary? No? But it certainly is unique.
(PG-13: Language) Animator Steve Smith’s hilariously weird short film drops us into a post-apocalyptic world where all that remains are electronically augmented mutants who float around flooded cities collecting garbage that humanity left behind. Can we get a S.L.U.G.Z. feature film now?
Most people who want a portable gaming PC buy a high-end laptop. Russian builder Yolenzo created a gaming rig on a bicycle. The Exo Giga Bike packs an AORUS Z590I Ultra mobo, an Intel Core i5-11600K CPU, an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU, a 2TB SSD, and 32 GB of RAM. They’re gonna need a really long power cord and HDMI cable.
While many considered Nikolai Tesla to be a genius, he also had some pretty outlandish ideas, like the notion that we would stop drinking coffee by the 21st century. Mental Floss editor Erin McCarthy explores this and a number of other wacky predictions that have yet to come true, among them, undersea buses propelled by whales.
Blue Man Group put the sound of banging on pipes on the map. Imagine if Doc Ock got their hands on their music makers, and you’d have a pretty clear idea of what OCTAV is. Created by industrial designer Asaf Wainberg, the wild-looking wearable is a set of plastic drain pipes that have been cut to different lengths to produce notes.
Good airflow is important for keeping electronic components cool, so most computers use fans to circulate air. But we’ve never seen a computer that cools itself by breathing. DIY Perks shows off a gigantic machine he built that quietly pumps air in and out using bellows.
Restaurants like Showbiz and Chuck E. Cheese’s were staples of suburban childhood in the ’80s and ’90s. Beyond the arcades and mediocre pizza, these places also featured audio-animatronic musicians. Snellby Reviews looks back at the history of these restaurants, and their sad fate in the 2000s. Part two here.
Books written by the dead, the insane, and the Devil himself. Books made from knots. Books written in blood and bound in skin. Edible books, wearable books, books written in ciphers. Filled with fascinating discoveries on every page, The Madman’s Library reveals the obscure histories of the strangest books ever made.