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Google Glasses: A New Way to Hurt Yourself

(YouTube link) Tom Scott immediately saw the need for a parody of the Google Glass Project. Honestly, a lot of people saw the opportunity, but he produced it, in a hurry. -Thanks, Ray! Previously from Tom Scott: Spider-Man, Star Wars Weather, and Rats.


Look at this -it’s got everything you need in a piece of art: a robot, a cat, music, and a smile. Is that rain or snow? This work by DeviantART member Goro Fujita is available in a print if you like it. Link -via reddit

The Ultimate Geek Girl Fashion Accessory

Ladies, if you ever found yourself watching Spaceballs and shouting “I NEED those” when Princess Vespa removes her bun headphones at the beginning of the movie, well here’s your chance. Etsy seller JacquieLongLegs sells these in a variety of hair colors so you can be sure to match your own locks. Anyone wanna get me a [...]

12 Ways You Can Support Charities Without Donating Money

Regular readers might remember our post about helping penguins victimized by the Tauranga oil spill in New Zealand by knitting tiny sweaters. While we had a lot of interest in the article and the cause, it was only up a short time before a representative from the charity commented that they had received enough sweaters [...]

Converse + Nintendo = Super Mario Chucks

These are just what you need for ducking down pipes, jumping on Goombas and saving pixelated Princesses. Converse has announced that their series of Super Mario shoes will be available to gamers and non-gamers alike this summer. A basic design featuring a repeating pattern of little Marios on a white or black background will be [...]

Spiders evolved spare legs

New research has revealed that spiders actually have more legs than they need for everyday use. Scientists examining a selection of spiders from aroun…

Real Life Mario Coin Block

You ever feel a need for a little boost? Punch the underside of this wall-mounted box made by Instructables user Bruno Pasquini. It spits quarters (with appropriate sound effects) out of the top, just like the coin boxes in Super Mario Bros. You can watch a video of it working at the link. Link via Make [...]

Dating Website for Sea Captains

(Video Link) Are you a sea captain in need of close companionship? Are you a landlubber who craves the crustiness of a grizzled old sailor? Well, there’s a website now devoted to your needs. The search form is interesting. It distinguishes between three genders: male, female, and sea captain. Link via Marginal Revolution

Rule #1

Because if you don’t follow Rule #1, apparently there’s no need for Rule #2. A fantastic photo taken by Flickr user Gord McKenna in a Petting Zoo in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Opening Champagne With a Saber

If you plan to ring in the new year with a little bubbly and you feel the need to get all impressive by, say, opening the champagne bottle with a large hand knife, then look no further. Wired’s How-To Wiki has you covered with step-by-step instructions on this very trick. They even provide these handy [...]