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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Rotgutonix Booze Detector: Good Whiskey or Bad Moonshine?

Rotgutonix Booze Detector: Good Whiskey or Bad Moonshine?
Next time somebody serves you a glass of mystery booze at a cocktail party, whip out the Rotgutonix pen, and find out what you’re really drinking. Just dip the Rotgutonix pen into a glass of alcohol…
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Atari 2600 Portable/Luggable: the Stella-Tubby

Atari 2600 Portable/Luggable: the Stella-Tubby
Well, this all-in-one Atari 2600 mod isn’t exactly what I’d call “portable”, but the guy who built it certainly deserves props for creativity. This hacked-together Atari 2600 Portable goes by the name “Stella-Tubby” – which does…
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Paper Beats Computer: Scientists Hack Voting Machine

Paper Beats Computer: Scientists Hack Voting Machine
The man in the picture below is UC San Diego Computer Science Ph.D. student Stephen Checkoway. In his hands is a printout that proves that his team’s “return-oriented programming” exploit was successfully able to steal votes…
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Just in Case Playing Wii Wasn’T Embarassing Enough: Inflatable Saddle Controller Patent

Just in Case Playing Wii Wasn’T Embarassing Enough: Inflatable Saddle Controller Patent
Imagine this scenario: you’re in the living room. A magical world unfolds on the television screen, a world filled with flowers and butterflies, a world with a golden road unspooling before you. It’s a road that…
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Japanese Rubber Gunman Shows Us How to Make Rubber Band Machine Guns

Japanese Rubber Gunman Shows Us How to Make Rubber Band Machine Guns
I can’t believe this isn’t the first time that a rubber band machine gun has been featured on this blog. Dammit. I wasn’t even aware that rubber band machine guns existed until I read this article…
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Be Your Own Elegant, Steampunk Elephant Man

Be Your Own Elegant, Steampunk Elephant Man
If you absolutely, positively must wear a gas mask, you might as well do it with extreme style and panache. Artist Tom Banwell works with leather and resin to make rayguns, helmets, and absolutely incredible masks…
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Pac-Man Land Theme Park: Blast From the Past

Pac-Man Land Theme Park: Blast From the Past
I found this great time capsule image over on Flickr earlier today… I’m not sure where Flickr contributor Rotin managed to dig up this postcard image, but I can’t believe there was actually a Pac-Man Land…
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Chinese Farmer Makes DIY Helicopter, Killjoy Government Bans Him From Flying for ‘Safety Reasons’

Chinese Farmer Makes DIY Helicopter, Killjoy Government Bans Him From Flying for ‘Safety Reasons’
As a child, 20-year old Wu Zhongyuan dreamed of owning a flying machine. It seems that in his hometown Luoyang, in central China’s Henan province, some people, including him, had to “climb mountains” to get to…
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Lightsaber Chopsticks: Use the Force on Your Teriyaki

Lightsaber Chopsticks: Use the Force on Your Teriyaki
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, lightsabers were used to eat Asian delicacies. No, not really. But now you can. As long as you live in Japan, that is. These new ChopSaver…
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Pixelpop: Slap-Chop Your Way to Greatness [Flash Game]

Pixelpop: Slap-Chop Your Way to Greatness [Flash Game]
Looking for a nice little time-waster this weekend? PixelPop is a quirky little Flash game that should burn at least 5 minutes of your spare time. The objective of PixelPop is simple. You just stand there…
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Worst Headphones Ever

Worst Headphones Ever
Lisa over at Boing Boing Gadgets just spotted these ridiculous furry cat ear headphones from Japanese gadget maker Thanko. There’s not a whole lot to say about them, other than the fact nobody I know would…
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These Guys Want to Turn Your City Into a Zombie-Infested Wasteland

These Guys Want to Turn Your City Into a Zombie-Infested Wasteland
Would you survive a zombie attack? If the tech catches up to the idea, ARhrrrr might help you find out just how well-equipped you’d be. ARhrrrr is an Augmented Reality Game, currently in concept form, that…
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My Little Ponies From Silent Hill

My Little Ponies From Silent Hill
I’m undecided on the custom My Little Pony phenomenon. Every time I want to like it, I see something completely outrageous like these Silent Hill ponies. Pyramid Head does not inspire love in me. Well, maybe…
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Logitech Unifying Receiver: One Receiver to Rule the Wireless USB Airwaves

Logitech Unifying Receiver: One Receiver to Rule the Wireless USB Airwaves
Logitech makes perfect use of wireless USB technology with their Unifying technology, which connects up to 6 compatible mice and keyboards (made by Logitech of course) to a computer using only a single, tiny receiver. It’s…
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The Ultimate Million Dollar Speaker: Sign Me Up for Two!

The Ultimate Million Dollar Speaker: Sign Me Up for Two!
Let me start out by saying that my entire 5.1 home theater sound system cost less than $1,000 bucks, so the thought of paying $1,000,000 for a single speaker is about as foreign a concept to…
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Final Fantasy Xiv Will have No Experience Points: Does That Mean Everyone Stays at Level 1?

Final Fantasy Xiv Will have No Experience Points: Does That Mean Everyone Stays at Level 1?
The DVD included in Famitsu’s September issue includes a video clip of FF XIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka and director Nobuaki Komoto giving bits of info about the upcoming MMORPG. One of the things they revealed is…
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