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DC Comics to Get LEGO Variant Covers

DC Comics to Get LEGO Variant Covers
Sometimes you have marketing campaigns that stink, like DC Comics recent “selfie” variant cover theme. Then other times they nail it, like with their latest idea. To celebrate the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game being released later this year, DC is letting the minifigs take over the covers.

Guy Hits Target from 1,000 Yards… with a Revolver

Guy Hits Target from 1,000 Yards… with a Revolver
This guy is the king of using a revolver as a sniper rifle. In the video below, shooter Jerry Miculek uses his revolver to pop a balloon with a special edition 9mm Smith & Wesson revolver from an impressive 1,000 yards away.
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Facebook Wants Hollywood Movie Content for Oculus Rift

Facebook Wants Hollywood Movie Content for Oculus Rift
It gets annoying having to wear 3D glasses for a few hours to watch a feature film; I can only imagine how annoying it would be to wear an Oculus Rift for the full duration. Regardless, we may get just that.

PlayStation Optimus Prime & Mega Drive Megatron: Consoles in Disguise

PlayStation Optimus Prime & Mega Drive Megatron: Consoles in Disguise
Thanks to the Transformers’ 30th anniversary, we’ve seen Optimus Prime and Megatron turned into glam rockers and bears. Now they’re also video game consoles. Takara Tomy will be releasing limited edition action figures of Optimus Prime as a Sony PlayStation and Megatron as a Sega Genesis aka Mega Drive. These images of the Autobot leader’s alternate form were taken by Japanese website Radio Kaikan.

Mr. Knocky: I Don’t Wanna Work, I Just Wanna Bang on the Drum All Day

Mr. Knocky: I Don’t Wanna Work, I Just Wanna Bang on the Drum All Day
Japan is home to all sorts of brilliant things. Chock up another one courtesy of Mr. Knocky. This silly invention is a remote-controlled drummer, and looks like a ton of fun – for at least an afternoon. I have no idea why there’s a “Parental Advisory” logo above, unless you start to swear because he’s only available in Japan so far.

Robot Folds Itself into a Usable Form and Walks Away

Robot Folds Itself into a Usable Form and Walks Away
A group of researchers working together from Harvard and MIT have created a cool folding robot that can transform itself from a flat sheet to a functioning robot and walk away without human intervention. Inspired by origami and natural folding structures, the robot is made from a flat sheet of paper and a sheet of polystyrene plastic.

Mario Reversible Backpack Holds All Your Mushrooms and Coins

Mario Reversible Backpack Holds All Your Mushrooms and Coins
It’ll be time to go back to school soon enough, and you have to keep your kid in style. Yourself too. This Super Mario Bros. themed backpack is perfect for your child or your inner child.

Japanese Face Exerciser Is a Real Flappy Bird

Japanese Face Exerciser Is a Real Flappy Bird
A bird in the mouth is worth two in the hand… Is that right? probably not. The Facial Fitness Pao from Japan is the weirdest thing you will see all day.

This Groot Cosplay Will Grow on You

This Groot Cosplay Will Grow on You
Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Groot is this generation’s Chewbacca and R2-D2, all in one adorable and indestructible package. If you’d love to dress up as Rocket Raccoon’s best buddy, hit up costume and prop maker Calen Hoffman aka Propcustomz, who recently made a kickass Groot costume. You can see in-progress shots of Calen’s costume on Imgur. 

Fish Plays Pokémon, All Arguments Are Invalid

Fish Plays Pokémon, All Arguments Are Invalid
If fish can drive, then they sure as hell can play Pokémon. And that’s exactly what a goldfish named Grayson Hopper is doing – not that he knows he’s doing it – thanks to its owners Patrick Facheris and Catherine Moresco.

Mechanical My Little Pony Ride: Insert Coin for Friendship

Mechanical My Little Pony Ride: Insert Coin for Friendship
Need more My Little Pony excitement? Sure you do. This is Iron Hoof, a mechanical pony ride. He can withstand up to 286 pounds. So even the largest brony can get on and experience a variable 3-speed ride.

This Mountain Bike/Motorcycle Is Your Ride During the Zombie Apocalypse

This Mountain Bike/Motorcycle Is Your Ride During the Zombie Apocalypse
Let Mad Max keep his cars. I’m riding through the apocalypse in style. This is the Motoped Survival Bike Black Ops Edition. Let’s face it, a tank would be ideal, but not practical. This is what you need for moving fast and killing zombies.

Cubicle Contents Transformed into LEGO by Pranksters

Cubicle Contents Transformed into LEGO by Pranksters
If you work in a cubicle with a bunch of other geeks, you probably get up to some shenanigans to keep yourselves sane. One guy recently went on a vacation for a week leaving his cubicle unprotected.

Orville Redenbacher I Presume: Popcorn Covered Volkswagen

Orville Redenbacher I Presume: Popcorn Covered Volkswagen
What kind of guy covers his car in popcorn? That would be Jacob Aaron Schroeder, a Minneapolis based artist. Once he popped, he just couldn’t be stopped. Don’t worry, it was done in a jiffy. I don’t know if that’s accurate, but there may be a kernel of truth to that statement.

Monkey Owns Copyright to Selfie Says Wikimedia

Monkey Owns Copyright to Selfie Says Wikimedia
Something weird has happened in the jungles. A photographer was shooting pics of some monkeys when one monkey made off with a camera. Said monkey proceeded to take about 100 images, mostly of the jungle floor or blurry something’s.

Microsoft Fingertip Haptic Concepts: Hooked on a Feeling

Microsoft Fingertip Haptic Concepts: Hooked on a Feeling
Until now, touchscreen device makers still have not properly addressed their products’ lack of tactile feedback. If Microsoft senior researcher Hong Tan her way, in the future touchscreen-equipped devices will let us feel clicks and more.
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