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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Wearable Chair Lets You Sit without Sitting

Wearable Chair Lets You Sit without Sitting
When I was in college, I watched a bunch of different surgeries being performed in the operating room. The thing that sticks out in my mind is just how long doctors have to spend standing in…
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Pikachu Sleeping Bags for Smartphones: Activate Sleep Mode

Pikachu Sleeping Bags for Smartphones: Activate Sleep Mode
It’s no secret that Japan has some very weird stuff. Much of that weird stuff comes out of vending machines. What you see here are tiny sleeping bags that can be found in gachapon toy capsule…
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Steam Controller’s Haptic Motors Used to Play Music: Shake It Off

Steam Controller’s Haptic Motors Used to Play Music: Shake It Off
Like most modern controllers, Valve’s Steam Controller has actuators that generate haptic feedback. But YouTuber pilatomic discovered that you can make its motors sing. In his Steam Community post, pilatomic says he found out how to…
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DIY Frisbee Launcher: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Lawn

DIY Frisbee Launcher: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Lawn
Last year, we saw an angle-grinder chucking compact discs at high speed. La Fabrique DIY came up with a similar but less life-threatening contraption by repurposing a drill to launch frisbees. The crude but effective launcher…
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McDonald’s Makes Chocolate-covered French Fries in Japan

McDonald’s Makes Chocolate-covered French Fries in Japan
As far as I’m concerned, this side of a few breakfast items, the only thing at McDonald’s that isn’t gross and crappy tasting are the fries. I’d go so far as to say that McDonald’s has…
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Japan Has a Glorious Ninja Academy and Anyone Can Attend

Japan Has a Glorious Ninja Academy and Anyone Can Attend
Growing up, I rented the VHS tape of the b-flick American Ninja probably a million times. I wanted to be a Ninja pretty badly. My mom would never let me buy a sword or throwing stars,…
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Air Bonsai Floating Plant: Magnepiphyte

Air Bonsai Floating Plant: Magnepiphyte
We’ve seen small-scale magnetic levitation applied to toys and food. Hoshinchu’s Air Bonsai is another novel application of the technique, combining it with miniature plants, hand made porcelain and antique Japanese fabric to make beautiful decor.…
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Screeps MMORTS is Played Using JavaScript: Command & Console

Screeps MMORTS is Played Using JavaScript: Command & Console
Some games have hacking or programming mini-games, and there are a couple of ones where programming is the game. But Screeps is the first game I’ve seen that requires knowledge and even expertise of JavaScript. Launched…
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DIY Text-to-Speech Teddy Ruxpin: Creepy Ruxpin

DIY Text-to-Speech Teddy Ruxpin: Creepy Ruxpin
It may no longer be the cheapest chip on the block, but Next Thing Co.’s C.H.I.P. is still a pretty good computer. But in this case, it’s been used for a very bad mod. Next Thing…
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Power Toothpaste Is Caffeinated: Wake up While You Brush

Power Toothpaste Is Caffeinated: Wake up While You Brush
Waking up in the morning is the worst, but it has to be done. Thank God we have coffee to get us kick-started. If that still isn’t enough to get yourself going, here’s a new product…
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Phone Case Looks and Feels Like a Realistic Human Ear: Lend Me Your Ear

Phone Case Looks and Feels Like a Realistic Human Ear: Lend Me Your Ear
If for some reason you need a phone case with a realistic human ear on it, here ya go. This iPhone case is made by Los Angeles-based creepy body parts artist Sarah Sitkin. Seriously, check out…
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Gatebox Hologram Communication Robot: Siri 3D

Gatebox Hologram Communication Robot: Siri 3D
Have you ever wondered what is going to replace the likes of Siri, Cortana, and Alexa? You may be looking at their next logical stage – this holographic digital home assistant. Japanese startup vinclu Inc. is…
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Birds in the Buff with Weapons: Armed Avians

Birds in the Buff with Weapons: Armed Avians
Look at these images. They are so weird. They are birds with human-like butts and toes with guns. It looks like some sort of deranged FPS lost its main characters. It’s almost like Howard the Duck…
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Miniature Autonomous Blimp is No Airhead

Miniature Autonomous Blimp is No Airhead
Instructables employee DJ aka Aleator777 – the genius behind the Apple II and retro phone watches – recently promoted the Intel Edison by creating the Miniature Autonomous Blimp. This brainy balloon can stay afloat and avoid…
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Deal: Save 15% on the Ostrich Pillow Light

Deal: Save 15% on the Ostrich Pillow Light
If you’re like me, it’s almost impossible to sleep on the airplane, train or bus. Between the lack of comfort, lights and noises, it’s just really hard to catch a nap while traveling. While you might…
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World’s Largest Model Railway Captured by Google’s Tiniest Street View Vehicles

World’s Largest Model Railway Captured by Google’s Tiniest Street View Vehicles
Located in Hamburg, Germany, Miniatur Wunderland is the world’s largest model railway, occupying nearly 14,000 sq.ft. and inhabited by more than 200,000 Lilliputian citizens. Now we can check out its sights and details at our leisure,…
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