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15 Mar 23:56

What a Plate of Cooked Spaghetti Looks Like When Exposed to a Frigid -12° Fahrenheit Minnesota Winter

by Lori Dorn

As part of his ongoing Minnesota Cold series, native son Nathan Ziegler shows exactly what happens to a plate of prepared spaghetti when it’s subjected to the frigid winter temperature of -12° Fahrenheit.

Minnesota, it’s so cold that…a fork full of spaghetti freezes mid-air.

Ziegler had previously demonstrated what happens to an egg upon cracking in -27° cold.

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19 Apr 18:19

How to Make a One-Hitter Out of a Potato

by VICE Staff

You can spend hundreds of dollars on a fancy vape, an ornate bong, or an intricate dab rig—but if you're looking to get high on the cheap, there are all kinds of DIY ways to make something you can smoke out of. On this episode of Smokeables, VICE's Trey Smith shows you how to fashion a leftover potato into a one-hitter.

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13 Nov 16:06

This App Helps You Find a McDonald's With a Working Ice Cream Machine

by Emily Price

There are exactly two things I will order off McDonald’s menu: french fries and ice cream. For a while, McDonald’s was my closest option when it came to getting an emergency milkshake (yes, sometimes there are milkshake emergencies). That was all well and good until sometimes my late night or mid-day run would end in…


13 Jan 18:21

A Rotating Blade Powered by a Tractor That Quickly Cuts Long Branches Into Firewood

by Glen Tickle

A video by Tomasz Sakrajda shows a rotating blade powered by a tractor that quickly cuts long branches into firewood. Two people test the machine in the video, with the first person having much better luck at getting nice even cuts while the second person’s cuts are significantly more varied in size.

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11 Jan 16:45

A KAWS x Air Jordan Collaboration Is on the Way

by John
It hasn't even been officially revealed yet, but already an upcoming joint venture between KAWS and Jordan Brand has the potential to become one of the biggest sneaker collaborations of the year. Rumors of an impending project from the artist and the Jumpman have been floating online for a while ...

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11 Jan 16:41

How to Make Your Own Portable Pocket-Sized Duct Tape Rolls

by Patrick Allan

I recently encountered a smart little product called RediTape, which is basically a super thin, pocket-sized roll of man’s most versatile tool: duct tape. Here’s how to make a homemade version that’s cheaper and more customizable to fit your preferences.


11 Jan 16:01

The greatest golf putt ever

Epic is an overused words, but this is EPIC.
21 Dec 06:28

This Post Apocalyptic Festival Makes Burning Man Look Like a Walk in the Park

by jessbush

For four days last September, a patch of barren sand in the middle of the Mojave Desert, California came to life with hellish visions of a post apocalyptic world.


The annual Wasteland Weekend Festival draws thousands of visitors into a fully immersive ‘Mad Max-esque’ experience. It’s 4 days of bungee battles, fire performance, cosplay, live music and post apocalyptic films.

In 2010, Wasteland had its first year, drawing just a couple of hundred die hard Mad Max fans. In 2016, Wasteland’s 7th year, the festival drew its largest crowd yet, pulling in over 2,500 ‘apocalypse survivors.’ Jared Butler, Wasteland’s founder and director, explains:

“We accidentally gave birth to a very strong, vibrant and growing creative subculture. We certainly didn’t cause it but we gave it a purpose and a gathering place.”

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At Wasteland, costumes are mandatory. The experience is totally immersive. No gawkers are allowed and all participants must remain in character over the four days. ‘Survivors’ also bring their specially modified, post apocalyptic vehicles.


Cars and motorcycles that look like they are straight out of a Mad Max film tear through the dust and heat. People covered in sweat and sand separate into themed tribes, with names like Skulduggery and Vermin Vagabonds. It’s an event that attendees plan and prepare for all year long.

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In 2016, guests included Vernon Wells, who played Wez in Mad Max 2, and Greg van Borssum, who was Ripsaw Imperator, principal fight choreographer and weapons advisor for Mad Max: Fury Road.

“It was our best event ever by far” says Butler. “This is the first time we sold out in advance of the event.”

As the event continues to grow in popularity, so do the goals of its organizers. In the future, they hope to take Wasteland not only to other sites across the US, but also to the UK, and the original home of Mad Max, Australia.

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Find out more on the Wasteland Weekend website.

21 Dec 06:23

Elite Security Guard has a really bad itch

An Elite Security guard who is contracted by the San Diego Chargers was caught having a wank to the cheerleaders doing their thing only feet away.
21 Dec 06:14

We're Getting Rid of Comments on

by Jonathan Smith

As you may have noticed, earlier today we made some renovations here at Gave the place a facelift. Slapped a new coat of paint on the old URL. As with most redesigns, this is the first step in an ongoing process, and over the coming weeks and months we'll be tweaking things and adding features to make the new site even better. But along with these additions will come the loss of some staples from our old site, notably the comments section.

In theory, comments sections are great. Writers and editors, with their unquenchable thirst for validation, love to hear thoughtful responses from readers. At their best, comments can foster a productive community discussion around a particular story or topic, often providing insight or commentary that might have been missed otherwise. As our colleagues at Motherboard pointed out last year, comments sections are really just a continuation of that age-old tradition of letters to the editor, a cherished part of many publications and a valuable way of creating an open dialogue between magazines and the people to whom they are ultimately accountable.

Unfortunately, website comments sections are rarely at their best. Without moderators or fancy algorithms, they are prone to anarchy. Too often they devolve into racist, misogynistic maelstroms where the loudest, most offensive, and stupidest opinions get pushed to the top and the more reasoned responses drowned out in the noise. While we always welcomed your thoughts on how we are actually a right-wing mouthpiece for the CIA, or how much better we were before we sold our dickless souls to Rupert Murdoch, or just how shitty we are in general, we had to ban countless commenters over the years for threatening our writers and subjects, doxxing private citizens, and engaging in hate speech against pretty much every group imaginable.

We don't have the time or desire to continue monitoring that crap moving forward. Besides, there are plenty of other ways for you to publicly discuss our work and the personal worth of our staff. We'll still be reading your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and we legitimately do enjoy getting IRL mail (no bombs) sent to our offices in Brooklyn.

We truly value thoughtful comments and critiques from readers, and our biggest worry in killing this section was that the people who have constructive and intelligent things to say would consider this a slight against them. Please don't think that. We know that the vast majority of you are hot, brilliant non-bigots who challenge us to be better every day. That doesn't change just because we're losing the ugly stuff at the bottom of our articles.

21 Dec 06:00

A Tiny Kitten Clings Onto a Healing Therapeutic Lamp That Warms His Little Bones

by Lori Dorn

An adorable little kitten named Selenite found the comfort that he craved by clinging onto a therapeutic salt lamp that emitted a soft amber glow that warmed the young feline’s bones. Selenite’s human, Celeste Louise Broxsom, who works at Island Iridology and Holistic Healing on the island of Fiji, says that this is a pretty regular thing.

Selenite and his passionate #saltlamp sessions…

Little Selenite at rest.

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19 Dec 18:21

A Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit

by Justin Page

Millennium Falcon Multi Tool

ThinkGeek is featuring a Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit that comes with an adjustable wrench, four hex keys, two screwdrivers, and a magnetically sealed back hatch. According to Han Solo, the Millennium Falcon multi-tool can repair almost any household item in less than 12 parsecs.

The Millennium Falcon is a pretty versatile ship. It comes equipped with all manner of things to get you through a myriad of situations, but sometimes those things need fixing. The hyperdrive will eventually breakdown again, and you won’t always have R2 there to fix it for you. You’ll need some tools of your own!

The Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit comes equipped with four hex keys, two screwdrivers (one flat-head, one philipps), and an adjustable wrench built into the ship’s helm. The hex keys store away nicely in the back underside of the ship which is sealed shut with the power of magnets. Screwdrivers tuck away in the sides, and the wrench is adjusted by a wheel located in the center of the Falcon.

Millennium Falcon Multi Tool

Millennium Falcon Multi Tool

Millennium Falcon Multi Tool

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19 Dec 18:12

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049
In a future of a disintegrating society, blade runner Officer K stumbles upon a secret that could shred what's left. The discovery puts Officer K on the hunt for Rick...

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19 Dec 18:08

David Lynch Returns as Gordon Cole Eating a Donut in a New Teaser Trailer For Twin Peaks

by Scott Beale

why it gotta be on showtime??😒

19 Dec 18:05

The Creator of Atari’s ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ Talks About the Legacy of the ‘Worst Game of All Time’

by Glen Tickle

Howard Scott Warshaw, creator of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600, talks about the legacy of the so-called “worst game of all time” in an interview with Great Big Story.

The video game ‘E.T, The Extraterrestrial’ for Atari 2600 is considered one of the biggest flops in gaming history. Yet the game’s designer, Howard Scott Warshaw, says he couldn’t be prouder of that honor. This is the story of an awesomely bad video game.

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16 Dec 07:38

Amber Boardman: A Portrait of the Armpit as a Young Man

by (Alex Nicholson)
Amber Boardman: A Portrait of the Armpit as a Young Man
Amber Boardman works intuitively to paint feelings and nearly abstracted portraits of oddballs. Inevitably influenced by the pop cultural zeitgeist, she explores beauty ideals, intimacy, and the most prominent peculiarity of contemporary life: awkwardness. She recently made a triumphant return to the easel after many years in animation, and Dr. Boardman is now a painting outlaw on her way to a PhD in cartoons. She was born back East and now lives Down Under.
16 Dec 07:37

A Simple Machine That Launches Interesting Loops of String That Hold Themselves in the Air

by Glen Tickle

I'm back!!!
(sharing things you've probably already seen on Facebook)

School science teacher Bruce Yeany demonstrates his String Shooter, a simple machine that launches continuous loops of strings that hold themselves up and form interesting shapes in the air. Yeany shows how the loops behave when pushed or when the launch angle of the String Shooter is changed while explaining the physics at work.

The string shooter can launch a 8 foot loop of string that has some very interesting properties while it is in motion. The string is moving quickly enough be be self supporting and does not need to touch another surface for support.

via Best of YouTube, The Awesomer

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26 May 04:32

A Fascinating Look Into the Quiet Subculture of People Who Live as Dogs During Their Downtime

by Lori Dorn

There’s a certain type of person who may be a human pup: anyone…

Channel 4 in the U.K. recently ran a fascinating piece looking into the subculture of people, mostly men, who prefer to live as a dogs – in terms of costume, feeding and bathroom habits – during their downtime.

A remarkable behind-the-scenes look at the hidden world of human pups: a secretive subculture of men who dress and behave like dogs. Why do they covet doggy treats, belly rubs and squeaky toys?

The Human Pup and his former fiancée sat down with This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to talk about living life as a dog.

Tom Peters sacrificed his relationship to continue being a human puppy. He’s joined by his ex-fiancée Rachael Watson to explain what his lifestyle entails.

via The Guardian

25 May 05:50

The Nike Air Max 1 Royal Arrives in Two New Colorways

by John
Having originally launched in March in understated black and tan colorways, the Nike Air Max 1 is back this season in a duo of vivid Game Royal and Gym Red finishes. The complementary hues are executed on an all suede construction, with premium details including waxed laces, natural leather ...

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24 May 16:40

Make Ice Cubes Faster By Using Hot Water

by Stephanie Lee

I've sad this for years and nobody believes me!!

You’re in the middle of a cocktail party and discover that, to your chagrin, you’ve forgotten to refill the ice tray. No worries, try this trick for ice cubes that freeze quickly: fill your ice tray with hot water and put it in the freezer.


18 May 16:13

Nike Tees Up More Air Max 90 IT Golf Shoe Colorways

by Patrick
Nike has just released first-looks at additional colorways of their newest Nike Air Max 90 tuned for the greens: the Nike Air Max 90 IT. Building on the classic platform, the new model - which was previewed last week - sees Rory McIlroy work with the Nike Golf team to infuse needed features ...

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18 May 16:06

Urethane Rubber Snail Shell Helmets That Comfortably Fit Over Your Head

by Justin Page

Snail Shell Helmet

Dallas, Texas makeup artist Heather Henry of High Noon Creations has made urethane rubber Snail Shell Helmets that comfortably fit over your head. The handmade helmets are currently available to purchase from the High Noon Creations Etsy store.

Snail Shell Helmet

Snail Shell Helmet

images via High Noon Creations

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18 May 16:05

Brilliant Meteor Lights Up the Sky Over Portland, ME

by Glen Tickle

A brilliant meteor lit up the sky over Portland, Maine on May 17, 2016. The object’s fiery entry into Earth’s atmosphere was captured by a Portland police sergeant’s dashboard camera as he was parked and watching for speeders.

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18 May 15:58

Amazon Programmable Dash Button


the future.

The premise behind Amazon's Dash Buttons is simple: press a button, reorder some essential life product. So what happens when you let people make that button do whatever they want?...

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12 May 04:29

An Orphaned Newborn Puppy Finds the Care He Needs With a Nursing Cat and Her Litter of Kittens

by Lori Dorn

When a tiny chihuahua puppy who lost his mother to a car accident was brought to the Michigan Humane Society, they knew that he would need a lot of loving care. After a bit of thought, the decision was made to pair him with a very gentle cat named Gwen, who was nursing her newborn kittens to see if they would accept each other. The plan worked and now the orphaned puppy is now part of Gwen’s litter.

Bobby, a five week old Chihuahua puppy, was orphaned when his mother was struck and killed by a car when he was just days old. Thanks to the creativity of one of our transfer partners and the motherly love of a cat named Gwen – Bobby is now thriving as part of a litter of kittens! Gwen, who was already nursing several kittens, took Bobby in as one of her own, and the blended family has been spending time in an MHS foster home receiving specialized care.

Gwens Litter

photo by Michigan Humane Society

via Love Meow

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11 May 18:24

A Documentary About Artist Edouard Martinet’s Extraordinary Animal and Insect Sculptures

by Justin Page

Sladmore Contemporary has created a wonderful documentary about the extraordinary animal and insect sculptures that French artist Edouard Martine builds out of salvaged parts and junk.

Take one workshop full of junk and a Frenchman with an eye for detail (not to mention an obsession with bugs) and you will find the most eclectic mix of metal insects this side of a sci-fi novel. This short documentary follows Edouard Martinet’s patient and extraordinary process as he creates sculptures that are utterly beautiful, distinctly creepy and somehow completely true to nature. All this despite his medium being piles of bent metal and old rusty bicycles.





images via Sladmore Contemporary

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11 May 18:23

A Man Armed With a Spear Takes Down Flying Drone at a History Festival in Russia

by Glen Tickle

A man armed with a spear and dressed as an ancient warrior took down a flying drone that was filming a battle reenactment at a history festival in central Russia.

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11 May 18:18

Rapha Pro Team Flyweight Cycling Glasses

Up until now, one of the only cycling accessories that Rapha didn't offer was a pair of great sunglasses. But with the release of the Rapha Pro Team Flyweight Cycling...

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02 May 15:39

A Pizza Delivery Box Made Entirely Out of Pizza

by Lori Dorn

Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn, known for their incredibly inventive pizza slice made out of tinier pizza slices, is doing their part to help save the environment with their new pizza delivery box that’s made completely out of pizza. Although a bit pricy, it’s both delicious and biodegradable. Truly environmentally friendly. Proprietor Sean Berthiaume explained how he came up with the idea in an interview with PIX11.

…he came up with the idea right before the lunch rush when business at the restaurant was slow. Out of pure boredom, he decided to experiment and thought about how he was tired of seeing people eat their pizza out of a cardboard box, then throwing the greasy carton away. What a waste! Berthiaume said he thought about an edible box — a pure, delicious, square pie that not only served as a box, but food that you can eat and won’t waste (if you don’t throw it away).

via PIX11, Neatorama

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02 May 15:25

Build This Two-Player Arcade Table from a Raspberry Pi and IKEA Parts

by Alan Henry

We’ve shown you some awesome IKEA game tables , and even a two-player coffee table mod , but this one takes our favorite emulation powerhouse, the Raspberry Pi, puts it in an affordable IKEA table, packs in a pair of control sticks, and lets you use your existing screens to game on.