Category Archives: HOBBIES

Japanese Youths Don’t Eat Tide Pods, They Make Shiny Aluminum Foil Balls

Unless you have been living under the rock, deep at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, you would have heard about a recent challenge of turning aluminum foil into a solid-looking, shiny aluminum ball. It is quite an amazing stuff, really. Something which I never knew can be done, but as one Japanese youth, YouTuber SKYtomo, shown us, it is totally possible. To cut long story short. SKYtomo is a Japanese youth who posted a video of him turning regular aluminum foil into a shiny, aluminum ball. The process was, naturally, not easy. Continue reading Japanese Youths Don’t Eat Tide Pods, They Make Shiny Aluminum Foil Balls

These Inflatable Dino Costumes Are Official Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Merchandises. Believe It

When it comes to movie merchandises, action figures, tees, posters et cetera are the norm, but costumes? Not so much. Official costumes do exist, but they are mostly costumes that make the wearer looks, you know, like the character in the movies who are mostly humans. However, these latest costumes relating to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom are out of the norm. They are not for you to cosplay as Christ Pratt, Jeff Goldblum, or Bryce Dallas Howard’s character. They are for you to look like the real stars of the show: the dinosaurs and oh, they are of the inflatable variety – just like the always lovable T-rex inflatable that so many have worn in conventions around the world. Continue reading These Inflatable Dino Costumes Are Official Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Merchandises. Believe It

Arduino LEGO-like Bricks Could Give MINDSTORMS A Run For Their Money

Up till now, the alternative to LEGO’s pricey MINDSTORMS is Arduino/Raspberry Pi, but if you have tried that, you will understand that compatibility is an issue. This result in you needing to fabricate custom cases for the board and that’s not to mention eye-taxing coding process. But hey, if you want more flexibility and not spend too much, that’s how it is. Well, not if Leguino can help it. While the name Leguino may sounds like some sort of tasty pasta, it is not; it is the result of the holy matrimony between LEGO and Arduino (or Raspberry Pi). Continue reading Arduino LEGO-like Bricks Could Give MINDSTORMS A Run For Their Money

Alien Facehugger Snorkel Mask Because, Aliens Love The Sea?

Besides Google, ThinkGeek is perhaps the biggest prankster on April Fools’ day. This year is no exception and this particular ‘prank’ product really had us thinking: hey, you know what? It could work! The prank product in question is the Alien Facehugger Snorkel Mask. Yep. I know right. It really could work. I am not even joking, btw. I mean, seriously, there’s nothing wrong in having a Facehugger as a snorkel mask. Absolutely nothing wrong. It is a novelty that won’t scare the shit out of anyone. Instead, I think it will just put a smile on everyone faces. Continue reading Alien Facehugger Snorkel Mask Because, Aliens Love The Sea?

Meet The Swiss Army Knife Of FPV Drone Flying, Da Lunchbox

An enterprising drone enthusiast known as LunchboxFPV has came up with a brilliant solution for the ultimate FPV experience. Billed as the Swiss Army knife for the drone community, the Da Lunchbox is a multipurpose tool, concealed as a playful lunchbox, designed for drone pilot of variety of skill levels. But really is Da Lunchbox. Well, it is a self-contained box that has everything you need to take to take your drone to sky in first-person view. This means, it has got a display, dual antennas, and whatnot, which you would otherwise need to purchase separately to enable the FPV experience. It is loaded with features – 14 of them to be exact – designed with inputs from 14 of the best micro drone pilots and practical advises from manufacturers and engineers. Continue reading Meet The Swiss Army Knife Of FPV Drone Flying, Da Lunchbox

Alexa Became Awesome When It Can Help You Trigger A Fire Blaster

I am sure we are all familiar of Amazon voice-activated assistant Alexa. It (or she???) is everywhere to help you to do a myriad of things, ranging from turning the faucet on/off to starting/stopping a car to bolting down the front door – in addition to more mundane stuff like reading news, checking the weather and buying groceries. OK. Maybe all those are mundane things Alexa will gladly do for you, but as it turns out, with a little coding and hack, it can also ignite a fire chucker. Yes, really. It can and it has been proven by our all-time favorite YouTube tinkerer, Brit plumber-turn-YouTube celebrity (of sort), Colin Furze. Yes. Indeed, Furze has done that. Continue reading Alexa Became Awesome When It Can Help You Trigger A Fire Blaster

Singing Furby Organ Is Definitely Way More Creepier Than Mogwai

I am sure you are familiar with Furby toys. The adorable “intelligent” toy creature from Tiger Electronics that has an uncanny resemblance to the what was.once a nightmare to children, making them too afraid to let their mum wash their soft toys. Fast forward a few decades later, the cute-turned-menace is back to haunt the kids who are all grown up now. And it is not because, Gremlins is back on the silver screen. It is because of Sam Battle. The hacker-musician, who is also the man behind the YouTube channel Look Mum No Computer, has painstakingly hacked 44 Furby toys using “the fully patent void formant furby fusion synthesis brain modification surgery procedure” to create what is known as the world’s first singing Furby organ. Continue reading Singing Furby Organ Is Definitely Way More Creepier Than Mogwai

5 Cool Gardening Tips That Will Let You Do More With Less

We love setting up and tending to our gardens, but we only have so much free time to do so. Usually, this involves getting busy on the weekend with some weeding and planting and watering where necessary, to help flowers grow successfully. Given the lack of time busy working people have to devote to their beloved gardens, here are five cool gardening tips to help out. Continue reading 5 Cool Gardening Tips That Will Let You Do More With Less

Guy Plays A Four-neck Bass Guitar With One String Per Neck Because, He Can

Here’s a video of YouTuber David504 playing a quadruple neck bass guitar. Now, the thing is having two, three, or even four-neck bass guitar shouldn’t be an alien thing, although they are rare and really, unnecessary, but David504’s Quadruple Neck Bass is, ermmm, slightly different, or weird, even. Why? Because, while it has four necks, it has just four strings which means, there is only one string per neck. Wait, what??? This begs the question: is four-neck better than one? Does it makes it sounds better? Or was it just a test of a bassist’s finger skills? I am not sure. Continue reading Guy Plays A Four-neck Bass Guitar With One String Per Neck Because, He Can

Oh, Look. There Is A Owner’s Workshop Manual For F-14 Tomcat!

Now, I am sure we are familiar with Haynes, the publishing firm known for manuals that guide to maintaining and repairing automobiles and motorcycles, and in recent times, even teaches you how to survive a zombie apocalypse (very aptly filed under “Practical Lifestyle Manual” and yes, it is 100% real!). It seems like whatever ride you have, Haynes Manuals will have you covered, but what if your ride happen to be the once icon of U.S. air superiority, the aircraft that synonymous with the movie Top Gun (Paramount Pictures, 1986), the Grumman F-14 Tomcat? Continue reading Oh, Look. There Is A Owner’s Workshop Manual For F-14 Tomcat!