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Wind-It Aims to Bolster Power Grid, Post-It Unavailable for Comment

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Electrical transmission towers, those ugly monuments to our reliance on electricity, have been long overdue for an upgrade.  As a part of Metropolis Magazine’s Next Generation Contest, designed to drum up innovative ideas to “fix our energy addiction”, a trio of French designers came up with the Wind-It.  The basic idea is to install these [...]

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Miracle Berry: DIY Tastebud Confusion

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Everyone’s favorite proprietor of things geeky, Thinkgeek, is now peddling a unique kind of ware.  It goes by the name of Miracle Berry Fruit Tablets, and it is purported to cause things that taste sour or bitter to seem sweet.  This product has caused geeks around the world to engage in things they’re calling “flavor [...]

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Tentacle Grape: Soda for the Sick Bastards

Tentacle Grape Icon January 7, 2009

Sick bastards everywhere rejoyce!  “Mnemosyne LLC” has heard your cry, and has delivered to you a soda catered to your sick fetishes “unique tastes”.  Tentacle Grape is here to grape you right in the throat.  It’s a delicious blend of grape soda, and tentacle rape.  I reccommend ingesting it while using the uber-popular tentacle arm [...]

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Chinese Electricute Wine, Make it “Older”. Next Stop: Gymnasts.

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China’s burgeoning wine industry is now looking into technology that would allow them to artificially age wine, cutting a 20 year process of complex chemical reactions down to a 3 minute spin in some machine.  The process involves running “rough wine”, also known as “undrinkable swill” through a pipe that runs through a pair of [...]

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Soccer Has Never Looked So Good

October 26, 2008

During a 2005 soccer match between Real Madrid and Villareal, 17 top of the line cameras were focused on cranial combatant extraordinaire Zinedine Zidane for the entirety of the game. The result is a soccer match with a beautiful, cinematic feel that runs in real time for 93 minutes. Technically speaking, the video is a [...]

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Awesome Enema

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Forget clowns. Forget bounce houses. Forget chocolate fountains. Forget everything else you have ever considered to be good, clean fun. This is what a birthday party will need to be truly memorable. May I introduce a dream brought to life. The AirKick Water forces water out through a rocket nozzle directly under your soon-to-be-soiled seat [...]

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Tic-Tac-Toe For Alcoholics is Awesome, Makes Room Spin

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Finally, it seems that Brando has come up with a game aimed towards me, the unemployed alcoholic who spends most of their day trying to come up with new ways to stave off boredom while simultaneously drinking themselves into oblivion (and of course writing the occasional article).  Say hello to Tic-Tac-Toe: The Drinking Game!  It’s [...]

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Laser-Guided Scissors Are Unnecessary, Accurate; Terrify Children

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Nothing says,”put this next to your child’s head” quite like a laser-sight attached to a pair of blades.  In an attempt to create cleaner, straighter cuts, the good folks over at thinkgeek have attached a laser to the top of a pair of scissors, projecting a laser beam across the surface that is about to [...]

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