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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Mall Security Robot Runs over Kid

Mall Security Robot Runs over Kid
Robots have officially begun their efforts to take out our offspring. A 300 lb. security robot at the Stanford Mall in Palo Alto, California recently knocked down a 16-month old boy before running over his foot…

Toilet Paper Machine Saves Time, Severs Limbs

Toilet Paper Machine Saves Time, Severs Limbs
Are you wasting way too much time by grabbing toilet paper? This machine can help. By shaving seconds off of your bathroom time, this could help you to be more productive during the day. At the…
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This Pig Stress Toy Gets Stressed Thanks to 2,000 Matches and a Lit Fuse

This Pig Stress Toy Gets Stressed Thanks to 2,000 Matches and a Lit Fuse
Those stress toys are supposed to help relieve your angst as you squeeze and just generally abuse them. So you’d think they could stand up to a lot of stress themselves. How much? Pyrogirl aimed to…

This Hamster-Powered Machine Draws Pictures of Hamsters

This Hamster-Powered Machine Draws Pictures of Hamsters
Hamsters would be great at powering machines since they can run forever on those hamster wheel things. Forget nuclear or solar power. In the future, everything will be powered by these chubby little furballs with limitless…

Uber Wants Robot Security Guards to Patrol Parking Lots

Uber Wants Robot Security Guards to Patrol Parking Lots
Uber, the mobile app-based taxi service, is investing a lot in developing autonomous cars to replace or augment human drivers with robots. But that technology isn’t in place yet, so they are looking at robots that…

The Giant Tortilla Towel Is Perfect for Burrito Beach

The Giant Tortilla Towel Is Perfect for Burrito Beach
If you’ve ever wanted to wrap yourself up in a blanket of flour, this $35 Tortilla Towel is what you’ve been looking for. Each side is printed with a different photo-realistic tortilla. Now you can be…

Hop Aboard the Real Catbus!

Hop Aboard the Real Catbus!
There are a lot of things about Japan that I don’t understand. Like, why do you need to see inside your ears with a video camera. I also don’t understand Catbus. This strange creature comes to…

Patrick Stewart Sings Cowboy Classics: Make it So, Pardner.

Patrick Stewart Sings Cowboy Classics: Make it So, Pardner.
Patrick Stewart is a cool dude. I mean, he was Jean-Luc Picard and Professor X after all – putting him high up on the favorite list of many sci-fi geeks. He has something a bit different…

You Can’t Look Away from These Horribly Disgusting Smartphone Cases

You Can’t Look Away from These Horribly Disgusting Smartphone Cases
If you’re looking for something disgusting and gruesome for your phone, look no further. Try not to lose your lunch or run away screaming. Artist Morgan Loebel has over 20 years of experience as a dental…

SnappyScreen Covers You in Sunblock in Less Than 10 Seconds

SnappyScreen Covers You in Sunblock in Less Than 10 Seconds
Sure, you can apply sunblock to yourself, without any help, but you may miss some spots. And asking someone else to rub it onto your body might be awkward. So why not have a machine do…

Microorganisms Play in a Pac-Man Maze: Protozoan-Man

Microorganisms Play in a Pac-Man Maze: Protozoan-Man
Scientists at the University of Southeast Norway apparently have nothing better to do, so they released microorganisms into a Pac-Man-style maze made out of fluid to observe how the single-celled euglena (Pac-Men) avoid their predators, the…

The Sunday Morning Breakfast Machine Is Good for Any Morning

The Sunday Morning Breakfast Machine Is Good for Any Morning
Two friends worked together to make this cool Rube Goldberg machine designed to fix breakfast for their wives. Peter Browne designed the mechanics, while his friend Mervyn Huggett handled the electronics. The idea is to make…

World’s First TV Remote for Dogs

World’s First TV Remote for Dogs
TV has officially gone to the dogs now that they have their own remote controls. Illyena Hirsky-Douglas, a researcher at in animal computer design at University of Central Lancashire, collaborated with pet food brand Wagg to…

Roomba Beer Pong Ups the Ante

Roomba Beer Pong Ups the Ante
Beer Pong has been around for ages, but maybe it’s time for an upgrade. Something that makes the game a bit more challenging. Someone came up with just the right idea: involve Roombas in the game.…

Crazy Wheels Let Car Do the Electric Slide

Crazy Wheels Let Car Do the Electric Slide
You may have never heard of omni-directional car wheels. I certainly hadn’t. What that means are wheels and tires that allow the vehicle to move in any direction you need it to within the length of…

This Strandbeest Inspired Bike Is a Slow Ride

This Strandbeest Inspired Bike Is a Slow Ride
This is the sort of nightmarish bike H.R. Giger might sell you if he owned a creepy bike store. It’s slow, creepy and inspired by the Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest. This thing was built by California art…
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