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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Terminator-Like Shape Shifting Soft Robot Can Melt and Reform Itself

Terminator-Like Shape Shifting Soft Robot Can Melt and Reform Itself
The future: it’s undeniably going to be a terrifying place. If you thought today was scary, just wait to see what tomorrow brings. Case in point: this sea cucumber-inspired shape-shifting soft robot developed by researchers at Carnegie Melon and Sun Yat-sen University can melt, escape a prison cell, and reform itself outside the bars just like a T-1000 Terminator.

Is That an Octopus Sticking Out of Your Ear?

Is That an Octopus Sticking Out of Your Ear?
Want to draw attention to your ears? Just add one of these glass octopus tentacles crafted by Japanese glass artist Genki Hirano. The tentacles, created for a sea life-themed design festival, are sure to be a conversation piece.

Chevy Silverado ‘Razorbak’ for Sale on eBay

Chevy Silverado ‘Razorbak’ for Sale on eBay
Because dream it, and with enough welding experience and money to throw at it, you can achieve it, Hawaiian eBay seller turboraven1 modded a 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500 Duramax dually into this custom ‘Razorbak’. A vehicle that, from the looks of it, turboraven is really hoping will be bought for use in an upcoming Batman movie.

3D Animals Breaking Through The Car Window Decals

3D Animals Breaking Through The Car Window Decals
Because car decals are the most genuine expression of the owner’s personality, Etsy shop AndreValoisShop is selling these window decals that make it appear as if an animal is breaking through the glass of your back window.

Limited Edition Resident Evil First Aid Themed Drink Box

Limited Edition Resident Evil First Aid Themed Drink Box
Styled after the first-aid sprays found throughout Resident Evil games, GameFlavor has collaborated with Capcom to create the Resident Evil First Aid Drink Collector’s Box, a box of canned beverages inspired by the in-game health items.

Mutalk Microphone Amplifies Voice for Internet, Muffles in Real Life

Mutalk Microphone Amplifies Voice for Internet, Muffles in Real Life
Just when you thought you’d heard it all, Shiftall has announced the release of the Mutalk, a mouth-covering Bluetooth microphone that digitally amplifies your voice online while muffling it to those around you. Plus, it makes you look like you’re being held captive by robots.

All Robotic Band Covers Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

All Robotic Band Covers Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
Because in the future, all our entertainment will be produced by robots; we now have a video of the robotic One Hacker Band covering Nirvana’s classic ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’ That song is 32 years old now, by the way.

Giant 14″ Military Grade Glow Sticks: Hello, Lightsaber

Giant 14″ Military Grade Glow Sticks: Hello, Lightsaber
You know what the problem with glow sticks are? They aren’t big enough. I demand maximum glow. And here, to right that wrong, are these massive 14″ long, 1″ thick glow sticks. Available on Amazon (affiliate link), the sticks feature 12 – 16 hours of glow time, with a 5-year shelf life so that you can keep them right next to the Twinkies.

Jet Fuel Scented Candles: Perfect For Watching Top Gun

Jet Fuel Scented Candles: Perfect For Watching Top Gun
Because who doesn’t love the smell of jet fuel in the evening watching Netflix, Billington Farms Candle Company is selling these jet fuel-scented candles. The candles are made from 100% natural soy wax and, unlike actual jet fuel, are eco-friendly and burn clean.

Building The World’s Smallest Nintendo Console

Building The World’s Smallest Nintendo Console
Hot on the diminutive heels of yesterday’s 0.75″ gaming monitor comes YouTuber Print ‘N Play, building the world’s smallest Nintendo Entertainment System. How small is it? Just take a look. It’s about two USB plugs tall.

Chocolate Covered Scorpions: A Snack with a Sting

Chocolate Covered Scorpions: A Snack with a Sting
Scorpion: I’ve never eaten one, and I’m perfectly fine with that. Actually, I prefer it that way. But for those of you who have to try every culinary oddity earth has to offer, Hotlix is selling these Chocolate Dessert Scorpions (affiliate link).

Building And Gaming On The World’s Largest Keyboard

Building And Gaming On The World’s Largest Keyboard
Presumably inspired (but also probably not) by the giant musical keyboard Tom Hanks plays in Big, YouTuber RKade decided to build the world’s largest keyboard, submit it for Guinness World Record recognition, and then use it to play a typing game.

Bitcoin Mining Space Heater Helps Pay for Your Increased Energy Bill

Bitcoin Mining Space Heater Helps Pay for Your Increased Energy Bill
Bitcoin mining operations are notoriously power-hungry and create a lot of heat in the process. So why not use that heat to keep you warm during the winter months with the Heatbit, a Bitcoin mining space heater?

Giant Googly Eyes Cooling Gel Eye Pads

Giant Googly Eyes Cooling Gel Eye Pads
Because who hasn’t dreamed of having googly eyes, Fred is selling these Chill Out cooling gel eye pads. You just place them in the freezer for 20 minutes, then lie down and let the stress slip away.

Don’t Try to Eat This Highly-detailed Cup Noodle Model Kit

Don’t Try to Eat This Highly-detailed Cup Noodle Model Kit
Cup Noodle: I can’t tell you how many I’ve eaten in my life, but if you take my college years into account, it has to be well over a million. Okay, maybe not that many, but definitely in the hundreds.

Giant Cheetos Body Pillow Thankfully Won’t Stain Your Clothes Orange

Giant Cheetos Body Pillow Thankfully Won’t Stain Your Clothes Orange
Because there’s a market for absolutely everything, the Cheetos Body Pillow is a neck/body pillow in the form of a giant Cheetos Puff. Unfortunately, it is not Cheetos scented, which is a misstep in product design if you ask me.