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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Would You Trust This Robot to Stick a COVID-19 Test Swab Up Your Nose?

Would You Trust This Robot to Stick a COVID-19 Test Swab Up Your Nose?
I’ve been fortunate enough not to have needed a COVID-19 test yet, but my friends who have had one have described the part where they stick that swab up your nose as incredibly uncomfortable – as if the thing could touch their brains.

Thomy Rot-Weiß Is Ketchup and Mayonnaise Packaged Like Toothpaste

Thomy Rot-Weiß Is Ketchup and Mayonnaise Packaged Like Toothpaste
Ketchup, mustard, mayo, teriyaki, bbq sauce, sriracha… Let’s face it, I’m a big condiment fan. While I don’t always mix my condiments, some combinations work better than others. Ketchup and mayo generally work well together – especially on a cheeseburger – and actually are pretty good on french fries too.

That Time Someone Sang Eminem’s “Without Me” in Klingon

That Time Someone Sang Eminem’s “Without Me” in Klingon
The internet is a strange and wonderful place. The nature of its persistent storage means that you sometimes discover things within 10 seconds of them going live, and other times 10 years after they’re posted. This is definitely one of those 10+ year situations, but it’s too good not to share.

Swarovski Crystal Batmobile Based Shows New Facets of Tim Burton’s Batman

Swarovski Crystal Batmobile Based Shows New Facets of Tim Burton’s Batman
The Batmobile has been in the news recently with the reveal of the version that’s expected to appear in Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman movie. While Batman’s new sled looks like a muscle car on steroids, previous versions were much more based in fantasy.

HAMR Jr. Is a Tiny Robot Insect Less Than an Inch Long

HAMR Jr. Is a Tiny Robot Insect Less Than an Inch Long
As the miniaturization of electronic and electromechanical components continues to improve, so does the ability for engineers to create tiny robots. I recently came across this miniature robot that’s roughly the width of a U.S. penny, but is capable of relatively complex movements.

The Chin Rest Arm Will Help You Nap at Your Desk

The Chin Rest Arm Will Help You Nap at Your Desk
It’s not easy being a slacker. Say you are at your desk on a Zoom call and you start dozing off. It’s such a pain to hold your hand up to your chin and prop your head up so that you can sleep, but still look like you are working.

SEGA Game Gear Micro Is a Ludicrously Tiny Retro Handheld

SEGA Game Gear Micro Is a Ludicrously Tiny Retro Handheld
When it comes to retro gaming systems, SEGA made some of my favorites, including the Master System, Genesis, and Dreamcast. Long before modern mobile devices, the Japanese video game company created one of the first full-color handhelds, the SEGA Game Gear.

This Device Can Synthesize Any Flavor on Your Tongue: Taste the Rainbow

This Device Can Synthesize Any Flavor on Your Tongue: Taste the Rainbow
Back in the 1990s a team of engineers created a device called the iSmell. This unusual gadget used scent cartridges to simulate a wide variety of aromas, which could be triggered through computer code. The iSmell ultimately failed due to lack of market interest, but I always thought the idea that you could create anything from the smell of hot chocolate to pepperoni pizza just by mixing chemicals was pretty fascinating.

Grim Reaper Chair Invites You to Have a Seat

Grim Reaper Chair Invites You to Have a Seat
If you’re ready to meet your maker, please have a seat, take a number and wait your turn. The Grim Reaper will see you shortly. Actually, you’re already sitting on his lap. Surprise! It’s time to die.

You Could Empty This Cardboard Vending Machine with a Box Cutter

You Could Empty This Cardboard Vending Machine with a Box Cutter
When it comes to unusual vending machines, Japan is the place that always comes to mind first. After all, this is the country that gave us machines that vend bananas and fried chicken. But this particular vending machine isn’t notable for what it vends, but what it’s made out of.

You’ll Never Solve This Rubik’s Cube Toilet Paper Dispenser

You’ll Never Solve This Rubik’s Cube Toilet Paper Dispenser
Some people like to use their time on the toilet to read books or surf social media on their phone, while others use it to solve crossword puzzles. But I’ve never heard of someone trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube while sitting on the pot.

The Best Part of Waking Up… Is Kraken in Your Cup

The Best Part of Waking Up… Is Kraken in Your Cup
Since it’s a fictitious creation, nobody really knows what a Kraken looks like. But the one thing we can all agree on is that the thing is a gigantic sea monster, and almost certainly has tentacles that it uses to snatch ships and drag them to the bottom of the ocean.

Hey, There’s Some Corn in Your Stool

Hey, There’s Some Corn in Your Stool
Well, now that I’ve thoroughly grossed you out with that headline, let me clarify. I’m not talking about poop. No, this article is all about the OTHER kind of stool. You know, the kind they made in Blaine, Missouri in Waiting for Guffman.

Star Wars Beauty Face Masks: Use the Moisturizer, Luke!

Star Wars Beauty Face Masks: Use the Moisturizer, Luke!
If you’ve spent any time over in Japan, you know that those stick-on beauty masks are everywhere. They come in all kinds of designs, from panda bears to Hello Kitty. Now, Star Wars fans can get in on the moisturizing goodness too!

Is That a Banana Lamp on Your Desk, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Is That a Banana Lamp on Your Desk, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?
While you could decorate your table with a bowl of fruit (real or fake), I like the idea of this shiny golden pop art banana lamp so much more. It looks so good that it just might attract monkeys into your place, and they could make a mess of the joint.

This Measuring Tape Measures Both Time and Distance

This Measuring Tape Measures Both Time and Distance
If you want to know the time, you use a clock, a watch, or a smartphone. If you want to measure the length of an object, you use a tape measure. But it appears this tape measure didn’t get the memo, as it’s actually a clock.