Category Archives: HOBBIES

Now Dear Kitty And Fido Can Also Rest Inside The Most Dangerous Space Station In The Galaxy

In movies, bad guys always get the cool stuff. In real life, pets seem to be getting all the cool stuff. Case-in-point: The Star Wars Death Star Pet Cave. OK. Perhaps, the “pets seem to be getting all the cool stuff” may not be applicable in this instance since we, humans, already have the Death Star Dome Tent to content with. Still, even with the tent, it is nothing like the Moon-sized, planets annihilating space station. So, yeah, pets do get some really cool stuff. It seems like the only responsibility of grown ups is to buy cool things for other people, or in this case, pets. Continue reading Now Dear Kitty And Fido Can Also Rest Inside The Most Dangerous Space Station In The Galaxy

Yes, Really. Elon Musk’s The Boring Company Is Selling A Flamethrower

You know Elon Musk’s tunneling company, The Boring Company? Well, you can look at the company in two ways: it is a company that digs tunnel, which has yet to do any, or you could consider it as a ‘boring’ company that, you know, mundane as hell. Perhaps, the latter must have bothered the genius/billionaire because, the man himself has unveiled a real, working, look kind-of-futuristic flamethrower that has absolutely nothing to do with digging tunnels and even more amazingly, it is a thing you can buy. Yes. It is for sale and you can pre-order right now if you have 500 dollars to spare. Delivery is expected to happen sometime in Spring. Continue reading Yes, Really. Elon Musk’s The Boring Company Is Selling A Flamethrower

The Details That Went Into This Paper Airplane Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind!

There are people who makes scale models and then there is Luca Laconi-Stewart. Luca also makes scaled model, but the scale model he has been working on over the last ten years is unlike what you have known thus far. It is a paper airplane, but not the few folds kind of paper airplane that comes to mention when you mention paper airplane. You see, Luca here has been building a Boeing 777 jetliner with nothing but paper from manila envelops and glue. Yes. That’s right. The mind-blowing accurate and detailed Boeing 777 jetliner you see up above is indeed made of paper. Continue reading The Details That Went Into This Paper Airplane Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind!

This Midcentury House Is Not An Architectural Model, It Is A Birdhouse

What you see here is not a model of a midcentury house. Well, OK, it is, but, but… it isn’t an architecture model. It is actually a birdhouse. Yep. A house for birds. I bet some of our houses don’t even look half as good. Damn, lucky birdies! Created by furniture maker and entrepreneur, Douglas Barnhard, under the brand name Sourgrassbuilt, these miniature homes for birds drew inspiration from midcentury works by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Eichler but with a dose of skate and surf culture of Santa Cruz where Douglas is based in. Continue reading This Midcentury House Is Not An Architectural Model, It Is A Birdhouse

UFO Chicken Coop Puts The Question Of Chicken Or Egg To Rest Forever

I knew it! I always knew chickens are not merely food for humans! There maybe some clever ones like, you know, those in Chicken Run (2000, DreamWorks), that are perhaps intelligent like aliens. Superior beings, as we would call them, but how I know? Just look this UFO Chicken Spaceship Coop by Backyard Chickens. While these chickens may not have built them, it does paint a perfect picture of aliens, I mean chickens, landing here on Earth. That being said, we can shut our argument on chickens or eggs first. Because, its UFO first. Maybe. Like, who knows, right? Continue reading UFO Chicken Coop Puts The Question Of Chicken Or Egg To Rest Forever

Navy SEAL K9 Gear For Your Canine Friend Is Now Available To The Public

You enjoy outfitting yourself with military-grade gear, but have you ever thought about doing the same for your favorite canine friend? No? Well, the Navy SEAL K9 Patrol Lead (Leash) and Quick Harness from T3 Gear gives you a reason to do so. Because, why the hell not? Not only are they super cool, but the leash, in particular, is strong as hell. Central to the design of the K9 Patrol Led is a Frog Clamp rated to, wait for this… 26-freaking-kN! Man, that’s like nearly 6,000 pounds of force which theoretically, should allow it to pull a car right out of ditch. Continue reading Navy SEAL K9 Gear For Your Canine Friend Is Now Available To The Public

Luxurious Skis Made In Jackie Chan’s Name Won’t Give You Kungfu Skills

Unknown to most people, Jackie Chan is more than an action movie star known for his slapstick kungfu scenes. He is somewhat of a misfit. For starter, he chose to live in a non-luxury, nondescript building in middle of an industrial area in Hong Kong. He has a huge collection of Chinese teapots and he has a museum where endangered and rare species are preserved. And he also skis. Yup. He does. I am not going to lie. That’s news to me. Anyways, that brings us to this: Jackie Chan Oro-Armaranto Skis, a limited edition skis created by bespoke ski maker, Foil Skis in honor of the action movie star. And it is, in Foil Skis’ tradition, very luxurious. Like super duper luxurious. Continue reading Luxurious Skis Made In Jackie Chan’s Name Won’t Give You Kungfu Skills

Birdnip Wants To Biohack Your Dog With Nootropic Engineered For Dogs

What do you think of the future? Robots with A.I. roaming the streets? Drones dropping packages to your home? Or humans downloading new skills directly into their brains? My take is, those are inevitable, but one company thinks the future lies in the food, or dog food, to be precise. The company, Birdnip, has developed the next-generation of vitamins and supplements for dogs that will make dogs more capable. In other words, Birdnip wants to biohack your canine friend; to make it smarter. Called Nootrodog, it is the world’s first nootropic specifically designed for dogs. Continue reading Birdnip Wants To Biohack Your Dog With Nootropic Engineered For Dogs

Archisutra Is Kama Sutra Disguised As An Architecture Design Manual

Looking to pick up some traditional sexual positions but too shy to be seen reading the ancient Indian Hindu guide to love and sex, Kama Sutra? Well, here’s the solution: The Archisutra by Miguel Bolivar (CreateSpace Independent, ISBN-13: 978-1530172450). This tongue-in-cheek to sexual positions is one that befits an architect or engineer because it is a “design manual” that offers you the necessary data for a section of sex positions, each thoughtfully illustrated with annotations, along with informative descriptions – just like a real architect/engineer manual. Continue reading Archisutra Is Kama Sutra Disguised As An Architecture Design Manual

Furze & Burton Built A Full-Size Kylo TIE Fighter And A Rolling BB-9E Droid

First, it was the AT-AT from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and now, a Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter – life-size, no less. Yes. We are talking about our favorite garage inventor, madcap Colin Furze and yes, he built a crazy awesome full-size TIE Fighter which a person (or a few kids) can enter. It doesn’t fly though, obviously, but still cool, nonetheless. Like last year, Furze has teamed up with eBay for this project. However, there’s something special this year. James Burton of XRobots was also involved and for his part, the go-to guy for all-thing robotics have built incredible, remote control evil droid BB-9E to go with Colin’s Kylo Ren TIE Fighter. Continue reading Furze & Burton Built A Full-Size Kylo TIE Fighter And A Rolling BB-9E Droid