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Termitat is an Ant Farm for Termites

Termitat is an Ant Farm for Termites
If you live in a house constructed with a wood frame or wooden siding, this is the last thing you ever want to buy. But if your dwelling is made from brick, concrete, stone, metal, or glass, read on… Do you want to see what termites can do to a piece of wood?

KFC Teams up with Crocs to Make the Weirdest Shoes Ever

KFC Teams up with Crocs to Make the Weirdest Shoes Ever
KFC’s marketing folks have some really strange ideas. Over the years, they’ve made chicken-scented fireplace logs, gravy-scented candles, and a Colonel Sanders bearskin rug. They’re either insane or creative geniuses, because they’ve got me talking about their brand yet again.
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Engineer Builds Hands-Free Oreo and Milk Dispensers

Engineer Builds Hands-Free Oreo and Milk Dispensers
Are you hungry for some milk and cookies? You could trudge all the way to the kitchen cabinet and grab some Oreos, then open the fridge to grab a bottle of milk, but that would be way too much work.

Now Boarding for LAX via Endor: United Airlines Joins the Star Wars Fleet

Now Boarding for LAX via Endor: United Airlines Joins the Star Wars Fleet
Star Wars fanatics can hitch a ride to places far, far away on a special United Airlines jet decked out as the only Star Wars-themed commercial jet winging it across the galaxy. Or at least across North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Star Alliance’s United Airlines collaborated with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” – the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga – to create a nose-to-tail Star Wars design on one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft, plus inside some fun decor tweaks and themed services. The exterior paint design features images of great Star Wars spacecraft, including X-wing and TIE fighter starships.

USB-powered Bears Keep Your Hands Warm While Typing

USB-powered Bears Keep Your Hands Warm While Typing
Do your hands get cold while you type away at your computer keyboard? Mine do here in my drafty office with the snow falling outside my window. And while I could just type with gloves on, I think some USB-powered hand warmers might be better a better idea.

Pour Your Booze into the Minibar Guitar Effect Pedal and Get It Drunk

Pour Your Booze into the Minibar Guitar Effect Pedal and Get It Drunk
Do you like to have a drink while you’re playing the guitar? Well, if you’ve got any booze left over, you can now put it to good use as part of your performance. Yep, this unique guitar effects pedal is designed to sip liquids and uses them to influence its sounds. Simply unscrew the watertight lid on its top, pour the beverage of your choice into the Rainger FX Minibar Liquid Analyzer, and the conductive properties of said liquid will be used by its circuit to affect signal gain.

These Solid White and Black Jigsaw Puzzles are Pure Hell

These Solid White and Black Jigsaw Puzzles are Pure Hell
Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? So do I. But I’m not sure I’d have fun assembling these daunting puzzles from Japan, which are made up entirely of a single color. Every single piece in these puzzles is the same exact color – either white or black.

Space Masher: 3…2…1… Blast-off to Mashed Potatoes

Space Masher: 3…2…1… Blast-off to Mashed Potatoes
Mashing potatoes has pretty much remained unchanged for my entire life, as we continue to pulverize our potatoes with the same basic metal kitchen tool we’ve used for years. What did that potato ever do to you to deserve such a beating?

Hold Your Corn Like Wolverine with Corn on the Claws

Hold Your Corn Like Wolverine with Corn on the Claws
Despite his many personality flaws, Wolverine is still one of my favorite Marvel characters. Having his entire skeleton replaced with Adamantium certainly didn’t help his attitude, I’m sure. On the plus side, it gave him some epic claws.

Googly Eye Push Pins Have Got Their Eyes on You

Googly Eye Push Pins Have Got Their Eyes on You
You know what makes everything better? Googly eyes, that’s what. Simply slap some of these puppies onto any item, and it gives them instant personality. While you could just buy a bunch of sticky googly eyes and start gluing them to things, I think these push pins are a better idea. Archie McPhee’s goofy Googly Eye Push Pins are a great addition to any memo board, and let you give every single item on your cubicle wall the eyeballs it deserves.

Print Your Own Tesla Cybertruck

Print Your Own Tesla Cybertruck
If Elon Musk and Tesla live up to their promises, it shouldn’t be more than a couple of years before we start seeing Cybertrucks on the street. But if you don’t have the money or the patience for the real deal, you can at least have a miniature Cybertruck for your desktop. Thanks to the miracle of engineering that is 3D printing, and the efforts of Thingiverse contributor aaskedall, you can download the files to print a model of the Tesla Cybertruck right this minute.

Millennium Falcon Bouncy House: Jump to Hyperspace

Millennium Falcon Bouncy House: Jump to Hyperspace
Are you ready to jump to hyperspace without leaving your neighborhood block party? Well, now you can, thanks to the release of this new bouncy house that looks just like the Millennium Falcon. Created by bouncy house experts Magic Jump, the Millennium Falcon Hyperspace Jump Experience is a 35 foot-wide inflatable that’s sure to be a hit at any Star Wars-themed party.

Worst Star Wars Merchandise Ever: Imperial Stapler and Tape Dispenser

Worst Star Wars Merchandise Ever: Imperial Stapler and Tape Dispenser
There’s a ton of great collectible merchandise out there for fans of sci-fi, comics, and fantasy. While they’re not all perfect,  most of the merchandising tie-ins are at least somewhat logical these days. And then there’s stuff like this.

Geeky Christmas Trees Through the Ages

Geeky Christmas Trees Through the Ages
Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of fun and inspired Christmas trees based on video games, science fiction and other pop culture memes. So I figured that this holiday season, I’d put together a compilation of some of my favorites of all time.

Avengers Waffle Maker: Butter and Syrup, Assemble!

Avengers Waffle Maker: Butter and Syrup, Assemble!
The best part of waking up is coffee in my cup… and a made-from-scratch feast to carbo-load like the Hulk. Luckily, the breakfast of champions now gets a superhero boost with the Avengers 4-Slice Waffle Maker which invites Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor to your dining table. The easy-to-use plug-in appliance cooks four small waffles at a time – each one featuring an iconic symbol of the super A-team: Captain America’s shield, Hulk’s fist, Iron Man’s helmet, and Thor’s hammer.

Rubber Ducky D20, You’re The One

Rubber Ducky D20, You’re The One
You know the old saying “roll your dice, move your mice?” Well what if that went something like “roll your ducks, move your mice?” I don’t think that rolls off the tongue quite so easily. Still, if you get these D20 dice, that’s exactly what you’ll be rolling..
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