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Category: Strange + Wonderful

DIY Mario Coin Block Actually Coughs Up Coins When Punched

DIY Mario Coin Block Actually Coughs Up Coins When Punched
We’ve featured several real world versions of the classic Super Mario Bros. coin block, but this one made by Bruno Pasquini tops them all, because it works just like its video game counterpart – punch its…
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Star Wars Day of the Dead

Star Wars Day of the Dead
Artist John Karpinsky came up with these special designs of your favorite Star Wars characters for the Mexican Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), which is a holiday to celebrate all of your family’s…
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Paranga Simulates Page Flipping for E-Book Readers

Paranga Simulates Page Flipping for E-Book Readers
If there’s one complaint that people have about E-book readers (besides the fact that they’re not flexible yet), it’s that they don’t really replicate the feel of a real book. A team of researchers in Japan…
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Vulcan Oven Mitt: Live Long and Potholder

Vulcan Oven Mitt: Live Long and Potholder
Boy, this must be a record – two posts about oven mitts on Technabob in a single day. I know that it seems weird for a techy geek blog, but this one was just too good…
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PreVue is Like a Wrestling Championship Belt and Sonogram Mashup

PreVue is Like a Wrestling Championship Belt and Sonogram Mashup
Any parent knows that one of the best days of a pregnancy is when you get a sonogram for the first time and look at the baby. If you are lucky, you can also find out…
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Burglar Blaster Makes Bed Intruders Cry

Burglar Blaster Makes Bed Intruders Cry
Concerned about someone breaking into your house while you’re away? You could go with a conventional burglar alarm, but what sort of deterrent is a loud buzzer anyhow? This thing seems like a much better way…
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PS3: It Only Does Kinect

PS3: It Only Does Kinect
The inevitable has finally happened – someone has hacked the Kinect so it can be used to control a PS3. Of all the crazy and creative Kinect hacks I’ve ever seen, this one takes the cake.…
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Most Powerful Pencil Sharpener in History [Overkill]

Most Powerful Pencil Sharpener in History [Overkill]
I always used mechanical pencils when I was growing up as much as possible. I hated having to go to the sharpener and sharpen my pencil. I did indulge in the occasional grade school game of…
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Unpowered Exoskeleton: James Cameron, Eat Your Alien Heart out

Unpowered Exoskeleton: James Cameron, Eat Your Alien Heart out
I’ve always wanted to see in real life the exoskeleton that Ripley used in Aliens. It looks like it almost has arrived. Skeletonics [JP] appears to be a college-level engineering project, but it does look pretty…
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PolyPly Stand is Perfect for the Apple Gear Polygamist

PolyPly Stand is Perfect for the Apple Gear Polygamist
There is a technical term known as the shit-ton, which I learned in college. It’s hard to quantify a shit-ton of anything (technically it’s more than a butt-load), but we all know it when we see…
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Guitar Shotgun: An Axe and a Gun in One

Guitar Shotgun: An Axe and a Gun in One
I always thought those flicks with Antonio Banderas where his guitar case is actually a gun were pretty cool. The police recently seized the weapon that Banderas should have had from a man in Sweden. The…
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NEC ArmKeypad is Going to be a Hit with Masochists

NEC ArmKeypad is Going to be a Hit with Masochists
NEC has invented a pair of wristbands that lets you control a device just by clapping or tapping specific spots on your arms. Called the ArmKeypad, the wristbands detect the movements with their built-in accelerometers. NEC…
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Cthulhu Suction Cup Plush: Way Cuter than Garfield

Cthulhu Suction Cup Plush: Way Cuter than Garfield
Anyone who’s a fan of the Cthulhu Mythos and HP Lovecraft will enjoy putting this Peeping Cthulhu Suction Cup Plush in the back window of their car. It’s the combination of things, the cuteness of the…
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There’s the Beast! What? Behind the Purple 3D Rabbit?

There’s the Beast! What? Behind the Purple 3D Rabbit?
If Monty Python and the Holy Grail ever gets a remake, this is the tech that will be used for the evil bunny. This might sound like some sort of silly joke, but a trio of…
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Kinect Puffersphere Has its Eye on You

Kinect Puffersphere Has its Eye on You
This may well be the coolest Kinect hack I have seen yet, despite the fact that it serves no purpose. I can only imagine how awesome this would be as a Halloween decoration. The geeks behind…
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DIY Giant KitKat Bar Has 36,000+ Calories

DIY Giant KitKat Bar Has 36,000+ Calories
I am writing this story quietly with my office door shut. You see, my son LOVES KitKat bars. I’m talking he would live off the things if you let him. We buy them in bulk at…
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