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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Nightmare-inducing Hamburger Lamp Gets Revenge on People for Eating Burgers

Nightmare-inducing Hamburger Lamp Gets Revenge on People for Eating Burgers
If you have any desire to sleep, I can think of no worse item to put on your bedside table than this evil looking hamburger lamp. First released way back in 2002, this creeptastic table lamp…
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This Table Is Also a Skirt

This Table Is Also a Skirt
This isn’t new, but it’s cool enough that you’ll want to check it out. Let’s say you need to buy a table, but you also want a skirt. What do you do? Well, why not buy…
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This Sketchbook Full of Synthetic Skin Helps Tattoo Artists Practice

This Sketchbook Full of Synthetic Skin Helps Tattoo Artists Practice
This is creepy, but also cool. Most artists get to practice their craft until they are great at it. Tattoo artists don’t have that luxury. Their medium is flesh and people have to live with their…
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Pizza Hut Australia Gets Epic Meat Pie Pizza: Incepizza

Pizza Hut Australia Gets Epic Meat Pie Pizza: Incepizza
I LOVE pizza. If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life, it wouldn’t be cherry Pez, it would be pizza. Right now, I think the best pizza I have…
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Miniature Machine Controlled by Heat and Electromagnetic Fields: TermiNature

Miniature Machine Controlled by Heat and Electromagnetic Fields: TermiNature
Last year we looked at Harvard University’s prototype for a robot that folds itself up from a flat shape into a spider-like form when exposed to heat. This small…device invented by MIT and TU Munich researchers…
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Moky Keyboard Doubles as Touchpad: Feather Touch

Moky Keyboard Doubles as Touchpad: Feather Touch
Last year we heard of Microsoft Research’s prototype keyboard that used infrared sensors to turn the entire area above the keys into a multitouch surface. Now a company called Innopresso is raising funds on Indiegogo for …
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Disney Creating Cartoon Robots that Could Prowl Its Parks

Disney Creating Cartoon Robots that Could Prowl Its Parks
I worked at Disney World when I was in high school. It was not fun and it was not glamorous. I flipped burgers and sold soft serve ice cream. The cool kids I knew had jobs…
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WinkPen Uses Wine, Beer and Other Liquids: Creative Juices

WinkPen Uses Wine, Beer and Other Liquids: Creative Juices
While conceptualizing a sustainable printer, designer Jessica Chan found out that inks used in traditional cartridges are not 100% biodegradable. In pursuing her idea she ended up making a pen that could be refilled with practically…
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Myoware Bionic Claws Turn You into Wolverine

Myoware Bionic Claws Turn You into Wolverine
We’ve seen plenty of Wolverine claw replicas, some even retract and deploy on command, but MyoWare’s claws react to your muscle movements. Now you can be the Wolverine you have always wanted to be. These claws…
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Kickstart a Fictional Robot Repair Shop in Pittsburgh Airport

Kickstart a Fictional Robot Repair Shop in Pittsburgh Airport
The Fraley’s Robot Repair Shop was a public storefront art installation, created by artist Toby Atticus Fraley. It was located in the Pittsburgh Cultural District from November 2011 to May 2013. It featured a scene that…
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Presenting: The Human Claw Machine

Presenting: The Human Claw Machine
Claw arcade game machines are fun, but all they do is eat your money. The damn things are designed so that the claw won’t pick up stuff easily. They just take your money and a bit…
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Return to SNL Weekend Update Desk… Sort of.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Return to SNL Weekend Update Desk… Sort of.
Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update is one of the great comedy franchises in history, and some amazing talent has sat behind the anchor desk. The show’s professional news mockers have included Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Jane…
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Yeair! Quadcopter Has Gas Engines: Older, Better, Faster, Stronger

Yeair! Quadcopter Has Gas Engines: Older, Better, Faster, Stronger
Different multirotors have different strengths and weaknesses, but they all share a common bottleneck: batteries. For its Yeair! quadcopter, a company called Airstier went around the problem by using good ol’ combustion engines. Each of the…
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Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record

Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record
Back in 2013, we talked about a tiny robot from UC Berkeley that a team had developed that was able to run around at 2.7 meters-per-second. That was pretty fast, but roughly two years later the…
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DIY Game Boy Emulator has 19″ Screen: Game Boy XXL

DIY Game Boy Emulator has 19″ Screen: Game Boy XXL
In the past months we’ve seen retro video game consoles based on the Raspberry Pi stuffed in ever shrinking Game Boy (or Game Boy–inspired) cases. So it’s refreshing to see the opposite for once: a huge…
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Retro Freak Multi Cartridge Console Also Rips Games: Emulator’s Wet Dream

Retro Freak Multi Cartridge Console Also Rips Games: Emulator’s Wet Dream
Game backup devices and hardware mods let you extract the data from video game cartridges into playable ROMs, but most of them require deep technical knowledge and are each compatible with only a few – if…
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