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This Giant LEGO Crane Can Lift Furniture

This Giant LEGO Crane Can Lift Furniture
Dawid Szmandra’s 1:24-scale Liebherr LR 11000 crane literally towers over other LEGO builds. In fact, when its boom is fully raised, it won’t fit in the house. This model is an amazing piece of LEGO engineering, sure, but the best part is that it’s strong enough to actually lift and move furniture.

Two Guys Solve Five Rubik’s Cubes While Juggling

Two Guys Solve Five Rubik’s Cubes While Juggling
There are nerds and then there are NERDS. These nerds are some kind of super-nerd wizards with amazing powers. They are out-nerding all of the nerdiest nerds. The proof is in the video below, in which Ravi Fernando and Nick Thomas solve five Rubik’s Cubes while juggling.
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Gift Wrapping and Christmas Tree Decorating Machines Do The Job Quick

Gift Wrapping and Christmas Tree Decorating Machines Do The Job Quick
Christmas is a magical time of year. Think about it. Some fat guy rides a sleigh led by reindeer – in the sky no less – lands on your roof, slides down your chimney and delivers you presents.

This LEGO Machine Uses Gyroscopic Physics to Steer

This LEGO Machine Uses Gyroscopic Physics to Steer
We’ve seen some pretty cool mechanical LEGO creations over the years. Here’s another one worth checking out. I was recently turned onto the work of LEGO expert builder Yoshihito Isogawa by the fine folks over at The Kid Should See This.

10 Minutes of Robot Porn from Hannover Messe 2017

10 Minutes of Robot Porn from Hannover Messe 2017
Robots can do some pretty amazing things these days. Sure, there are concerns about humans losing their jobs to automation, but you have to remember that there are lots of high-paying jobs created for engineers and roboticists to design, build and program the robots themselves, and many of the jobs robots take on are laborious tasks that can be harmful or stressful to humans anyhow.

The Humble Beginnings of Mario Explained by Shigeru Miyamoto

The Humble Beginnings of Mario Explained by Shigeru Miyamoto
We all know Mario is an Italian plumber with overalls and a big black caterpillar mustache. However, most people don’t know the true origin story of Nintendo’s most popular character. As part of its series 8-bit Legacy: The Curious History of Video Games, the guys from Great Big Story sat down with game designer Shigeru Miyamoto to learn about the earliest days of Mario, and how he came up with the character.

Building a Massive Rubik’s Cube

Building a Massive Rubik’s Cube
When I was a kid, people who could solve a Rubik’s Cube were a rare thing. Nowadays, there are entire leagues dedicated to solving them as quickly as possible, and even guys who can solve them while wakesurfing or juggling.

How Star Trails Look from the ISS

How Star Trails Look from the ISS
If you’re in a dark enough place, and are patient enough to shoot lots of long exposure photos, you can capture some impressive star trail photography right here on Earth. The result are images which basically show the movement of the Earth relative to the stars around us.

The Floppotron Plays “Eye of the Tiger”

The Floppotron Plays “Eye of the Tiger”
Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger will always be associated with Rocky III. After all, it was the theme song for 1982 boxing flick, in which Sly throws down with Mr. T. Given its era, it only make sense that the track would sound pretty darned good played on old computer equipment.

DIY Acoustic Levitator Lets You Float Objects in Mid-air

DIY Acoustic Levitator Lets You Float Objects in Mid-air
While most levitation is achieved with magnets, it’s also possible to suspend small objects in air using sound waves. Thanks to engineer Asier Marzo, you can even create your own acoustic levitator, which can float lightweight objects like water droplets, styrofoam beads, and even insects.

Punch-activated Flamethrowers are the Best Kind of Flamethrowers

Punch-activated Flamethrowers are the Best Kind of Flamethrowers
Who doesn’t like flamethrowers? Everybody but space bugs and fire extinguishers, that’s who. Now, Allen Pan of Sufficiently Advanced just went and made the best flamethrowers ever. You see, these wrist-mounted fire shooters activate their wearer throws a punch.

Japan Creates the First Robotic Poo

Japan Creates the First Robotic Poo
I’m getting ready to jet off to Japan in a few days, and I’m really excited for the many unusual sights of Tokyo. I love the toys, collectibles, and lighthearted aesthetic of the advertising too. But one thing I don’t expect to see on my journey to the other side of the globe is a walking piece of poop.

Molten Metal Squirt Gun Is The Death Star of Super Soakers

Molten Metal Squirt Gun Is The Death Star of Super Soakers
When the Super Soaker was first released in 1990, parents were freaked out that kids would fill the toy with harmful chemicals like bleach. But they never saw this coming – a squirt gun that blasts molten liquid metal.

Pepper Robot Takes Coffee Orders, Too Lazy to Serve It

Pepper Robot Takes Coffee Orders, Too Lazy to Serve It
Robots are starting to pop up in a variety of places – especially in Japan. This SoftBank Pepper humanoid robot working at one of the company’s smartphone stores, and offers a customer coffee while she waits.

Watch a Camera Dissolve in Acetone Fumes

Watch a Camera Dissolve in Acetone Fumes
Tune in and watch this video from YouTube channel Amazing Timelapse and watch an old Konica camera as it dissolves from acetone fumes. What’s amazing is that it’s not even in the acid itself, it’s just above it. 

This Robot Can Crack a Combination Lock Safe in Fifteen Minutes

This Robot Can Crack a Combination Lock Safe in Fifteen Minutes
For all of the terrible damage and dismemberment that robots will surely bring in the near future, they also have their uses. Imagine taking a robot with you on a heist and having it crack a combination safe for you.
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