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Author Archive: Paul Strauss

This Giant Chocolate Bar Is the Sign for a Japanese Chocolate Factory

This Giant Chocolate Bar Is the Sign for a Japanese Chocolate Factory
I’m currently on a low-carb and low-sugar diet, but I’ve been craving chocolates lately. And now that I’ve seen what is likely the largest chocolate bar on the planet, I really need a sugar fix. This gigantic chocolate bar is the facade of the Meiji Confectionery factory in Osaka, Japan.

Modder Turned Nintendo’s Virtual Boy into a Handheld

Modder Turned Nintendo’s Virtual Boy into a Handheld
The Virtual Boy was Nintendo’s ill-fated attempt to create a 3D virtual reality gaming system back in the 1990s. The system required that gamers align their eyes with a tabletop viewer, much like those things they make you look into when you get a vision test at the DMV.

Toss a Giant Crochet Spider on Your Couch

Toss a Giant Crochet Spider on Your Couch
Most spiders are actually good for the environment, wiping out a wide variety of pests, including many that carry diseases. Still they’re pretty creepy looking, and the bigger they are, the scarier these eight-legged insects can be.

DitherPaint 1-Bit Paint App Takes You Back to the Days of MacPaint

DitherPaint 1-Bit Paint App Takes You Back to the Days of MacPaint
I remember back in 1984 when I got my hands on the first Apple Macintosh computer how excited I was to use MacPaint. I had seen it demonstrated at a convention, and the idea that I could create my own artwork on my computer was pretty awe-inspiring to me as a 16-year-old kid.

Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine Pet Carrier Is Only Big Enough for Scrappy-Doo

Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine Pet Carrier Is Only Big Enough for Scrappy-Doo
Velma, Fred, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo are always on the hunt, unraveling new mysteries, munching on Scooby snacks, and getting stoned in the back of The Mystery Machine. Now your dog or cat can join in on the fun from inside of this Mystery Machine Pet Carrier (affiliate link) from Buckle-Down.

This Sandwich Looks Like a Sneaker

This Sandwich Looks Like a Sneaker
When is a sandwich, not a sandwich? When it’s a shoe, of course. I mean, I’ve heard the expressions “I’ll eat my hat” and “Eat my shorts,” but never “Eat my shoes.” Still, I’m quite impressed with the food artistry on display here.

This Pac-Man “Neon” Light Is Pretty A-Maze-ing

This Pac-Man “Neon” Light Is Pretty A-Maze-ing
We know that Pac-Man has a thing for dots and ghosts. And while the yellow dot-gobbler and his ghostly enemies look pretty great as pixel art, I think they’re even better all lit up in neon.

This Heated Jumpsuit Will Keep You Toasty Even If Your Heat Is Broken

This Heated Jumpsuit Will Keep You Toasty Even If Your Heat Is Broken
Are you one of those people who is cold no matter what? Perhaps you need some heated pajamas to keep you warm. The Damegi 4GW Heated Jumpsuit should do the trick. Sure, you might look silly wearing this outfit if you venture outside, but if you’re parked on your couch playing video games and nibbling on Doritos, you should be just fine.

This Miniature Xbox Series X Says “Hold My Drink.”

This Miniature Xbox Series X Says “Hold My Drink.”
Do you not like having your drink can sitting out on your desk? You could get toss your can in your desk drawer, or you could hide it inside of a miniature Xbox Series X. This tiny video game console looks just like the real deal, though it’s designed to hold a drink can instead of playing games.

This Outer Space Music Box Is Out of This World

This Outer Space Music Box Is Out of This World
Do you love all things outer space? Enjoy a trip to the heavens every time you wind up this interplanetary music box, currently available from Coolthings Australia for $100. At its center is a wooden model of Saturn, surrounded by tiny space shuttles, astronauts, and satellites.

LEGO Maximum Security Prison Puts Your Minifigs Behind Bars

LEGO Maximum Security Prison Puts Your Minifigs Behind Bars
LEGO models can represent all kinds of different things, both imaginary and real. But this particular LEGO design takes on one of the more unpleasant sides of the real world – the seamy underbelly of society that is prison life.

Three-headed Doge Figures: Three Times the Shiba Inu

Three-headed Doge Figures: Three Times the Shiba Inu
Who doesn’t love Shiba Inu dogs? We have a couple of them living next door to us, and they’re the cutest. And then there’s the Doge internet meme, along with the DogeCoin cryptocurrency which it inspired.

Chip Fingers Keep Cheetos Dust off Your Fingertips

Chip Fingers Keep Cheetos Dust off Your Fingertips
If there’s one thing you can count on when you eat Cheetos, it’s that you’ll have orange cheese dust all over your fingers and anything they touch. So what’s a neat freak to do when it’s snack time?

Star Ducks: The Next Generation

Star Ducks: The Next Generation
Do you know what would have Star Trek: The Next Generation even better? If the entire crew was made up of ducks. Well, thanks to the guys at Numskull Designs, that can now be a reality.

Someone Turned a Volkswagen Inside Out and It’s Messing with My Mind

Someone Turned a Volkswagen Inside Out and It’s Messing with My Mind
Volkswagen messed with people earlier this week by trying to convince us that they had changed their name to “Voltswagen.” It turned out to be an April Fools joke in the end, but it definitely ruffled some feathers because they made the announcement on March 30, which convinced journalists that it was actual news.

Naim Mu-so Wood Edition Speaker System Review: Sound, Substance, and Elegance

Naim Mu-so Wood Edition Speaker System Review: Sound, Substance, and Elegance
You may or may not be familiar with audio equipment maker Naim, but they’re known for high-end component audio gear, as well as the exquisite sound systems found in Bentley automobiles. Their Mu-so speaker system aims at the more casual home user while retaining the premium sound, aesthetics, and build quality the UK audio maker is known for.

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