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Category: Strange + Wonderful

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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Play Pac-Man in Minecraft: Emulatorcraft

Play Pac-Man in Minecraft: Emulatorcraft
Back in 2011, a stop-motion animation of Pac-Man made in Minecraft blew my mind. And now we have a fully functioning replica of the classic arcade game, perfectly remade within the blocky sandbox game. Now I…
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Flexible, Fast-charging, Nonflammable Battery Could Keep Gadgets Going and Going

Flexible, Fast-charging, Nonflammable Battery Could Keep Gadgets Going and Going
Consumer technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the past decade alone. But we all know that the same can’t be said of rechargeable batteries. That’s why scientists from Stanford University and their Chinese and…
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Yamaha’s Full Body Drum Kit

Yamaha’s Full Body Drum Kit
You probably know the name Yamaha. Among its many products, the company is known for producing motorcycles and musical instruments. It’s an odd combination that works well, but occasionally they like to experiment and one such…
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Star Trek Enterprise Access Point Casemod Goes Where No WAN Has Gone Before

Star Trek Enterprise Access Point Casemod Goes Where No WAN Has Gone Before
Christoph Kauch and Rol Schwarz found a way to hide their UniFi access point in plain sight. They mounted the device inside Revell’s scale model of the USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek TV series. …
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Fixed YouTube Flaw Let Coder Delete Any YouTube Video: Exploit Nearly Killed the Video Star

Fixed YouTube Flaw Let Coder Delete Any YouTube Video: Exploit Nearly Killed the Video Star
Software developer Kamil Hismatullin does software security as a hobby. Recently the search giant invited him to be part of its new Vulnerability Research Grants program, and boy is Google glad it did that. Because Kamil…
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Pepperoni Pizza Corvette Has 500 Meatpower

Pepperoni Pizza Corvette Has 500 Meatpower
This awesome Pepperoni Pizza Corvette by Dan Collier may be cheesy, but it has some pep to it. Pepperoni that is. Dan also goes by the name PizzaMan Dan, because why wouldn’t you make your entire…
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