Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Formula 1 and NASCAR Look Out, It’s Time for Racing Tardigrades

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

I’ve watched lots of car races over the years. I’ve driven on race tracks and dragstrips, and have even been in a stock car at about 170 mph. But you know what I haven’t experienced yet? Tardigrade racing. These tiny creatures are known for their resiliency, so they’re unlikely to get injured in a crash, making them perfect for high-speed action.

zoom in

These pull-back tardigrades come in a set of four so you can race up to three of your friends to see who has the fastest time in a drag race. I’m going with the bright blue one, mostly because it looks like Swedish Racing Green to me. Now, as far as I know, tardigrades are so tiny that you need a microscope to see them, so the guys at Archie McPhee decided to scale theirs up to 2-3/4″ long so they’re visible to the naked eye. Hey, put some clothes on that eyeball!

zoom in

The full set goes for just $14.95 and would be lots of fun to race against some babies, possums, or cockroaches. Place your bets now!



Ultrasonic Obliterator Slow-Mo

Ultrasonic Obliterator Slow-Mo

THE BOX

THE BOX

Zippo HeatBank 9s

Zippo HeatBank 9s

Advertisement
Some Ford Mustang Mach-E Buyers Will Get Their EVs Late

Some Ford Mustang Mach-E Buyers Will Get Their EVs Late

Pagani Huayra R Is Getting a Naturally-aspirated V12 If Our Ears are Correct

Pagani Huayra R Is Getting a Naturally-aspirated V12 If Our Ears are Correct

Porsche Celebrates 25 Years of the Boxster with Limited-edition Boxster 25 Years

Porsche Celebrates 25 Years of the Boxster with Limited-edition Boxster 25 Years

Advertisement