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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Brain Specimen Coasters are Perfect for Mad Scientists

Brain Specimen Coasters are Perfect for Mad Scientists
Coasters are those things that your mom had sitting on the coffee table growing up that no one ever used. If you are now all grown up and want your own coasters to yell at people…
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Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job

Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job
If you happen to be shopping in Japan anytime soon, prepare yourself. You may run into the stuff of nightmares. Toshiba has just installed Aiko Chihira, a humanoid greeter robot, at Tokyo’s Mitsukoshi department store. They…
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Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing
The Daily Mirror recently published an uplifting report about how 3D printing technology helped a recovering cancer patient. Keith Londsdale had major parts of his face removed to prevent his skin cancer from spreading further. He’s…
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zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach

zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach
If zSpace has its way, our kids will learn in the same way Tony Stark works in the movies. The company makes virtual reality computers that have infinite applications yet are easy enough for children to…
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Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World

Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World
We can now add fabric to the many kinds of 3D printing “ink”, thanks to Disney Research and their partners from Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University. They developed a printer-laser cutter hybrid that stacks layers…
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Japanese Collagen Beer Gets You Hammered and Younger Looking at the Same Time

Japanese Collagen Beer Gets You Hammered and Younger Looking at the Same Time
Japan is always on the ball when it comes to weird things to eat or drink. The latest food oddity from Japan is a new beer called Precious. Each can of Precious has 350ml of beer…
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Mushroom Dome Lets You Grow Your Own Shrooms

Mushroom Dome Lets You Grow Your Own Shrooms
I love mushrooms. We eat them on steak, in salads, in stir-fry, mushrooms are great. I am also a fan of the show How It’s Made and the last episode I watched showed how they grow…
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A Periscope for Cyclists: Pedi-Scope

A Periscope for Cyclists: Pedi-Scope
Mike Lane’s Pedi-Scope is a simple analog device that will free cyclists of squealing from their neck pain. Squeaking from the freaking. Oinking from the boinking. The Pedi-Scope straps to the front of your bicycle and…
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Break up Beans are Perfect for the Patient

Break up Beans are Perfect for the Patient
If you are in a relationship that you want out of, but you really don’t want to have to tell your significant other to their face you want out, here is an alternative to a Dear…
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Light Cube Lets You Grow Carnivorous Plants: Feed Me Seymour!

Light Cube Lets You Grow Carnivorous Plants: Feed Me Seymour!
I’ve always had a fascination with Venus Flytraps because they eat bugs. The plants also creep me out more than a little; I blame Rick Moranis and The Little Shop of Horrors for that. If you…
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Kid Solves Rubik’s Cube While on His Head, Spinning

Kid Solves Rubik’s Cube While on His Head, Spinning
This kid is crazy. Crazy awesome. Check out this video of 15-year old Justin Stomp solving a Rubik’s Cube while spinning on his head. I know, crazy. I can’t do either of those things and this…
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BitTorrent Project Maelstrom Browser: Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting

BitTorrent Project Maelstrom Browser: Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting
As part of its efforts to leverage its peer-to-peer protocol in more legitimate and profitable ways, BitTorrent is developing a web browser that will be more secure, stable and open. Currently under the name Project Maelstrom,…
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Life-size Iron Man Hulkbuster Statue: Age of Poverty

Life-size Iron Man Hulkbuster Statue: Age of Poverty
Beast Kingdom unveiled its LS-023 life-size Iron Man Hulkbuster figure on April Fools Day, but apparently the toymaker wasn’t kidding: this massive collectible is indeed for sale. It’s about 10ft. tall and weighs around 1500lb. Each…
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Avengers x Gillette Razors: The Best a Geek Can Get

Avengers x Gillette Razors: The Best a Geek Can Get
In what seems like a belated April Fools’ cross-promotion, Marvel and Gillette made four concepts for funny super-powered razors based on Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor. Iron Man’s razor is the only one that…
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Beeping Easter Eggs for Blind Children: The Rachel Project

Beeping Easter Eggs for Blind Children: The Rachel Project
In 2005, bomb technician David Hyche was looking for a way for his blind but fiercely independent 2-year-old daughter Rachel to participate in their church’s Easter Egg hunt. David read about the Blind Children’s Center’s beeping…
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William Shatner Commissions 500HP 3-Wheel Motorcycle: Beam Me Across Scotty!

William Shatner Commissions 500HP 3-Wheel Motorcycle: Beam Me Across Scotty!
This summer, William Shatner will be riding from Chicago to Los Angeles on a motorcycle that he designed – i.e. wished for – with bike shop American Wrench. It’s called the Rivet One, and it will…
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