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This Cat Purr Emulator Is Simply Purrfect

This Cat Purr Emulator Is Simply Purrfect
If there’s one thing that the internet is lacking, it’s a superior cat purr emulator. Now we have one that beats all of the rest. Its name is Purrli. This single-purpose website is designed to help…

Simone Giertz Builds a Westworld Robot

Simone Giertz Builds a Westworld Robot
Westworld is known for its lifelike robot “hosts” that you can’t tell from humans. Simone Giertz, on the other hand, is known for building really crappy robots. In fact, she’s the Queen of Shitty Robots. So…
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These Urinals Play Video Ads While You Pee

These Urinals Play Video Ads While You Pee
I thought that the urinal was the only safe place left to get away from ads being played, but nope. And once you start peeing you are a captive audience as long as that stream is…

Trouble Building IKEA Furniture? These Robots Can Help!

Trouble Building IKEA Furniture? These Robots Can Help!
You already know how things go when you and a friend try to build IKEA furniture. Now you can see how two robots do it. Watch as two ‘off the shelf’ industrial robotic arms put together…

Giant Vending Machine Doles Out Fords in China

Giant Vending Machine Doles Out Fords in China
Buying a car is an expensive decision. So how can car manufacturers get you to pull the trigger and make a purchase? By making it fun. That’s what this huge car vending machine in China is…

Two Robots Do Some Dirty Dancing

Two Robots Do Some Dirty Dancing
Actually, what you are about to watch is a video from Agility Robotics of Cassie, a two-legged, ostrich-inspired robot and one of Boston Dynamics’ Spot quadruped robots. They are having a creepy little playdate. Awww. Isn’t…

Guy Gets Fined for Implanting Metro Card Chip In Arm

Guy Gets Fined for Implanting Metro Card Chip In Arm
33-year old biohacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (which is coincidentally what I call my cat) was recently charged $220 by transportation authorities in Sydney, Australia for implanting the chip from an Opal metro card in his…

Japan Is Getting A Hello Kitty Bullet Train

Japan Is Getting A Hello Kitty Bullet Train
Hello Kitty has long been a staple of Japanese… everything. Then at some point, the phenomenon hit America and Hello Kitty invaded our shores. The adorable feline exists on lunch boxes, makeup, toasters, purses, cameras as…

This Robot Can Do Splits with Its Jet-Powered Feet

This Robot Can Do Splits with Its Jet-Powered Feet
Great. Here’s another thing a robot can do something that I can’t – splits. Robotics engineers at Guangdong University of Technology’s School of Automation in China have developed a new robot that has jet-powered feet. This…

Lick Your Own Likeness with a Face Licker Lollipop

Lick Your Own Likeness with a Face Licker Lollipop
Want someone to lick your face? Besides your dog, I mean. Well, now you can make your face completely lickable by anyone. I’m talking about a life-size, lickable, lollipop version of your face. This is made…

Burger Flipping Robot Loses Job Because of Humans

Burger Flipping Robot Loses Job Because of Humans
Wow, that title must be a first for humanity. Normally it’s the human losing jobs because of robots. Remember Flippy? He’s an industrial robotic arm capable of grilling and flipping up to 2,000 burgers a day.…

Hidden Valley Ranch Makes Bottles of Dressing Worth $35,000

Hidden Valley Ranch Makes Bottles of Dressing Worth $35,000
Did you know that there is a National Ranch Day? Me either. I know now. It was on March 10th. Do we really need a day to celebrate salad dressing? Of course for some people, that’s…

“Don’t Step In It” Makes a Game out of Avoiding Poop

“Don’t Step In It” Makes a Game out of Avoiding Poop
Did you know that the poop emoji is super popular right now? You probably noticed. There are poop emoji toys and plushes, toilet plungers, pool floats, and you can even buy chocolate that looks like the…

Pizza Hut Pie Top Sneakers Will Order Pizza for You

Pizza Hut Pie Top Sneakers Will Order Pizza for You
Most of us can’t order pizza with our shoes, but the future is coming. Soon, we will all be able to do it. Pizza Hut is bringing back its Pie Tops sneakers, which can order pizza…

2 X 2 Rubik’s Cube Made out of Cheddar Cheese: Solve, Then Eat

2 X 2 Rubik’s Cube Made out of Cheddar Cheese: Solve, Then Eat
When I was a kid, solving a Rubik’s Cube was tough. Only geniuses could do it. The rest of us had to learn cheats just so we could look smart. These days it seems everyone is…

Jelly Super Mario Brothers: A Bad Trip in the Mushroom Kingdom

Jelly Super Mario Brothers: A Bad Trip in the Mushroom Kingdom
If you’ve ever wondered what playing Super Mario Bros. is like when high on drugs, look no further. This video of Jelly Mario Bros. shows you firsthand. It’s basically the first level of the 8-bit Nintendo…
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