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Tag: Weird

Bat Robot Can Fly and Walk

Bat Robot Can Fly and Walk
This bat inspired robot can crawl around on all fours and it can fly. Just like a real bat. That makes them already superior to us. Now picture the skies filled with these things. Thanks science.…
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KFC Double Down Dog Replaces Hot Dog Buns with Chicken

KFC Double Down Dog Replaces Hot Dog Buns with Chicken
I’m not a huge fan of hot dogs to begin with. I look at them sort of the same way I look at fish; I might eat one once a year at most. Every now and…
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Chemists Figure out How to “Unboil” Egg Whites: Welcome to the Future

Chemists Figure out How to “Unboil” Egg Whites: Welcome to the Future
Though we still don’t have hoverboards and self-lacing Nike high tops, we have managed to live up to the futuristic image of 2015 predicted by the prophet Zemeckis, thanks to chemists from the University of California,…
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Scotty 3D Printing, Scanning & Milling Machine “Teleports” Objects: Beam Me Up and Shave Me Down, Scotty!

Scotty 3D Printing, Scanning & Milling Machine “Teleports” Objects: Beam Me Up and Shave Me Down, Scotty!
A couple of years ago we talked about the Zeus, a 3D printer and scanner that could “fax” an object to another unit by scanning it and then sending the resulting 3D model to the other…
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Aged Cast of Scooby-Doo Could Still Solve Mysteries

Aged Cast of Scooby-Doo Could Still Solve Mysteries
The best part about animated shows is that the characters never age. They stay the same age so the writers don’t have to try to work in story lines about them growing up and ruin the…
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We Are All Screwed: Spider Robot with Snakes for Legs

We Are All Screwed: Spider Robot with Snakes for Legs
I think we all know who is responsible for ushering in the apocalypse. It’s those scientists at Carnegie Mellon’s Biorobotics Lab. Not content with snake-bots alone, they have now attached some modified snake-bots to a body…
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Dedicated Japanese Geeks Wait in the Snow to buy “Lucky Bag”

Dedicated Japanese Geeks Wait in the Snow to buy “Lucky Bag”
We have seen some crazy folks waiting in lines at Apple stores around the world when new iPhones are launching. Sometimes there are hundreds of folks in these lines. Recently in Japan, one Apple Store offered…
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Viotone M One Speaker Pipes Sound Through a Violin: String Theory

Viotone M One Speaker Pipes Sound Through a Violin: String Theory
With their chicken-wire like appearance, I thought that electrostatic speakers like those produced by MartinLogan were the weirdest of its kind. Until now. Behold, the Viotone M One, a speaker that pipes its sound through a…
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Play-Doh Will Take Back Plastic Penises it Sold at Christmas

Play-Doh Will Take Back Plastic Penises it Sold at Christmas
I guess I have always been a little overprotective of the innocence of my kids. They might not recognize certain sexual references in some things that adults get, but I still don’t want that stuff around…
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Toot Goes the Doorbell: Pneumatic Train Whistle for the Porch

Toot Goes the Doorbell: Pneumatic Train Whistle for the Porch
What’s something that you wanted as a kid, but never got to have? The list might be long, and the reasons are many: it didn’t exist; your parents wouldn’t allow it; you didn’t have enough cash; …
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This Fabric Permanently Smells Like Whisky

This Fabric Permanently Smells Like Whisky
I don’t know about you, but I have always dreamed of being able to smell like whiskey 24/7. Today is the day when dreams come true. The Heriot Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design teamed…
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Creepy “Hologram” Invades London Railway Station

Creepy “Hologram” Invades London Railway Station
Scott Beale over at Laughing Squid encountered something downright unsettling on a recent trip to London. No, it wasn’t a killer robot, but something else that is downright creepy.…
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Selfie Doll: Custom-Made Dolls from Photographs

Selfie Doll: Custom-Made Dolls from Photographs
Dolls aren’t just for kids anymore. Grown-ups and kids at heart still enjoy the novelty of dolls, specially those that are designed in their image and likeness. One such doll is the Selfie Doll, which you…
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Bottoms Up Doorbell Dings Wine Glasses: Toaster

Bottoms Up Doorbell Dings Wine Glasses: Toaster
Smart doorbells are all the rage these days, but I’d rather have Droog’s Bottoms Up Doorbell. Invented by Peter van der Jagt, this delightful mechanical doorbell strikes two wine glasses to produce sound. Check out one…
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Nutshell Lets You Contain Yourself In Your Own Portable Pod

Nutshell Lets You Contain Yourself In Your Own Portable Pod
Now you can be alone even when you’re in a crowded room with the Nutshell. It’s a portable pod that you can expand to create your own little hideaway, wherever and whenever you feel like it.…
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“Real Barbie” Lammily Doll Gets Acne, Freckles, and Stretch Marks

“Real Barbie” Lammily Doll Gets Acne, Freckles, and Stretch Marks
Remember Lammily, aka the “Real Barbie doll”? Well, she just got a makeover, but not in the ways that you would expect. Instead of caking Lammily up in makeup or giving her lipo, her upgrade comes…
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