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Author Archive: Paul Strauss

The World’s Smallest Ham Radio Can Fit on a Keychain

The World’s Smallest Ham Radio Can Fit on a Keychain
Since the advent of e-mail, the internet, and text messaging, the need for amateur radio communication has definitely diminished. But there’s still a small but dedicated group of enthusiasts out there who enjoy communicating via amateur radio, also known as “Ham radio.”

Dress Your Wounds with Pizza

Dress Your Wounds with Pizza
Did you get a boo-boo on your finger? Don’t be normal and wrap it in an ordinary Band-Aid. Instead, be a surrealist and protect your cuts and scrapes with a slice of pizza. No silly, not actual searing hot pizza.

In Case of Emergency, Your Airplane Can Be Used as a Flotation Device

In Case of Emergency, Your Airplane Can Be Used as a Flotation Device
Unless you happen to be in a seaplane, if your airplane lands in the water, you’re probably in big trouble. The only other exception is if your airplane is actually an inflatable pool float, like this air-filled jumbo jet.

Someone Made a Fence out of iPhones: iFence

Someone Made a Fence out of iPhones: iFence
If you’ve ever owned an iPhone, you know how expensive they can be. So you can imagine how much it would cost to decorate a fence with thousands of them. Apparently, that’s what one guy in Vietnam has done, embellishing the exterior of his house with iPhone after iPhone.

Venus Flytrap Hat Is More Like a Venus Humantrap

Venus Flytrap Hat Is More Like a Venus Humantrap
I’ve never been a fly, so I don’t know what it’s like to be eaten by a carnivorous plant. Suffice it to say, I’m sure it’s rather unpleasant. Still, I’ve always been fascinated by these plants that can open and close to grab their lunch, and then digest them for nutrients.

Han Solo’s Tauntaun Magnet Is Perfect for Your Refrigerator

Han Solo’s Tauntaun Magnet Is Perfect for Your Refrigerator
Do you love Star Wars? Well here’s something new you really need to add to your collection. Yes, kids, it’s an official Star Wars tauntaun magnet, courtesy of the creative minds at Regal Robot. Based on Han Solo’s trusty steed on the ice planet of Hoth, this hefty magnet measures 3″ tall, and is cast from solid polyurethane resin and handpainted to bring out all of the details of the tauntaun’s head.

Core Glow Stones Make Paths Glow in the Dark

Core Glow Stones Make Paths Glow in the Dark
Do you have a path or driveway that gets really dark when the sun goes down? You could install traditional path lighting to help guide your way, or you could make the ground beneath your feet glow in the dark, which looks much, much cooler if you ask me.

The World’s Brightest Fluorescent Material Gives Us SMILES

The World’s Brightest Fluorescent Material Gives Us SMILES
If you really want to stand out at a rave, you dress up in fluorescent colors and then stand under the black lights. But if you want to take your illumination to 11, there’s a new material that could up your visibility even more.

Printed Circuit Board Kits Turn into Magic Voodoo Robots

Printed Circuit Board Kits Turn into Magic Voodoo Robots
Normally, printed circuit boards are green and rectangular or square in shape. But these unique circuit boards come in colors like yellow, orange, and blue. Beyond being colorful, they’re designed to be taken apart and assembled into wonderful little robots.

Keep Whatever You Want Inside These See-through Platform Shoes

Keep Whatever You Want Inside These See-through Platform Shoes
Back in the 1970s, there was a ridiculous pair of pimp shoes which had goldfish in their see-through heels. Now, there’s a modern take on that design which lets you fill up the bottom of your shoes with whatever strikes your fancy.

Super Mario Piranha Plant Light Flexes Its Stalk

Super Mario Piranha Plant Light Flexes Its Stalk
One of the most pesky and persistent enemies in the Super Mario universe is the Piranha Plant. These little buggers like top pop up and chomp down on your butt just when you think you can get across a jump.

This Alien Facehugger Face Mask Keeps Viruses and Xenomorph Eggs In

This Alien Facehugger Face Mask Keeps Viruses and Xenomorph Eggs In
If you’re going to have to wear a face mask to keep from spreading germs, it might as well be something interesting, right? Well, I can’t think of anything better than this Alien facehugger mask to prevent the your nose and mouth droplets from escaping and infecting others.

This Weird (Mewsical?) Instrument Has Fur and Meows and Growls Like a Cat

This Weird (Mewsical?) Instrument Has Fur and Meows and Growls Like a Cat
Up until now, I thought the weirdest musical instrument was either the theramin or the otamatone. But I was wrong. This. This is the weirdest musical instrument ever. This curious looking pile of grey fur isn’t a cat that’s been flattened by a steamroller.

Humble Double Fine 20th Anniversary Bundle Is Packed with Awesome Games

Humble Double Fine 20th Anniversary Bundle Is Packed with Awesome Games
If you look back at the history of adventure video games, some of the best and most memorable were developed by Tim Schaffer and his company Double Fine Productions. Now, you can own a great collection of their games for not much money, all while supporting charity.

The Durgod Fusion Mechanical Keyboard Is Straight out of the ’80s

The Durgod Fusion Mechanical Keyboard Is Straight out of the ’80s
Having cut my teeth on computers back in the 1980s, I have a very soft spot in my heart for the aesthetics of the era. I also happen to be a fan of clicky mechanical keyboards.

Cardboard Cat TARDIS Is Perfect for Doctor Mew

Cardboard Cat TARDIS Is Perfect for Doctor Mew
Did you know that on Gallifrey, all cats roam free? Well, you shouldn’t, since I just made that up. But I have it on good authority that the next time the good Doctor regenerates, he’s going to be turned into a cat.

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