Category Archives: MISC

You Would Never Have Guessed Reebok Also Made Space Boot For Astronauts

Who would have thought sport gear maker Reebok would ever produce footwear for astronauts? Certainly not us. The Reebok Floatride Space Boot SB-01 you see here is the footwear in question and it was developed in collaboration with David Clark Company’s aerospace branch. This pair of boots is literally a space-age footwear. Most impressively, though, it is not even a concept as in the case of many such footwear; the Reebok Floatride Space Boot SB-01 is being put through its paces by astronauts and if all goes as planned, it will be the boot of choice for astronauts shuttling between Earth and the International Space Station (ISS). Continue reading You Would Never Have Guessed Reebok Also Made Space Boot For Astronauts

Brolly-sharing Startup Is Undaunted Even After Losing 300K Umbrellas

For the record, China is not the only country to have umbrella sharing service. Apparently, Canada does too and some New Yorkers did toyed with the idea. However, we are not here to talk about who’s at it first or how ridiculous the concept is, but rather, we ask the question ‘why’? Why share umbrella? Umbrella is an easily misplace-able item (read: easily stolen) and so, it boggles my mind why would anyone think umbrella sharing would work? Sharing scheme works for bike (well, mostly), but it does not mean it will work for something so relatively cheap and so easily misplace-able as, you know, brolly? Even then, bike sharing is not infallible with at least one company winding because it had lost one too many bikes (or of it to be exact). Continue reading Brolly-sharing Startup Is Undaunted Even After Losing 300K Umbrellas

Good News, Lime Heads. Lime-flavored Skittles Is Making A Comeback!

Still feeling sour all these years since the death of the lime flavor Skittles in 2013? Well, the Mars’ brand of rainbow candies has news for you: your sour taste will not stop, but this time, you can bet your ass that the sour-ness will be that of lime. Yes. You heard it right. Skittles is resurrecting the lime flavor Skittles candy after much demand by diehard fans (really???), but apparently, only in Stateside. For the uninitiated, Skittles abruptly pull the plug on lime flavor candies after an apparent market research revealed that sour apple were in favor and since the taste is said to be almost identical to lemon, Skittles didn’t think it would have matter. Continue reading Good News, Lime Heads. Lime-flavored Skittles Is Making A Comeback!

Scratching These Cards Will Let You Sniff The Scent Of A Pet’s Belly

There’s no secret that Japanese love cats and dogs, but we didn’t expect it to get this far: scratch cards with belly smell of cats or dogs. No, seriously. It is not even April. This novelty item is as real as it can get. So, yes, it is REAL!. Brought to you by the other all-thing weird and quirky Japanese retailer Felissimo, the belly scent of an animal is released by the simple act of scratching (more like rubbing, really) the card. Not surprisingly, the card features an image of either fido or kitty with its belly exposed, so you can simulate scratching the pet’s abdomen. I know right. It sure sounds weird as f@*k, but then, it is expected of the Land of the Oddities. Continue reading Scratching These Cards Will Let You Sniff The Scent Of A Pet’s Belly

Mark Rober Created The Most Courteous Car Honk Ever

If a car can talk, the horn would be its voice and the only vocabulary it ever knew was ‘honk’ which, as most car drivers can agree on, is not exactly the most pleasant sound. There’s no emotion to it. You can’t really tell if it is a friendly honk or otherwise. The best way to communicate your intention is probably a digital display which the automobiles of the future may have, but until then, your friendliness can only be conveyed with this DIY horn, dubbed as the Nicest Car Horn Ever by Mark Rober. The one-horn-does-it-all honking does not go down well with Rober and therefore, he decided to cobble together a three-horn system in addition to his VW Jetta’s stock horn. Continue reading Mark Rober Created The Most Courteous Car Honk Ever

Artist Claims To Have Used CGI Photo For ID Card And We Totally Believe Him

Look at the above photo. It does look like a overly touched up, but otherwise a fairly regular photo, right? Actually, it is not. To be honest, before I read the headline, I had this thought: “why does this portrait photo look so fake?” Well, looks like my suspicion was not unfound. This “photo” was actually computer-generated using nothing more than special effects software commonly used in making of films and video games. Surprised? Like I said, not quite to me. I already suspect something was amiss as it was too perfect to be true. Continue reading Artist Claims To Have Used CGI Photo For ID Card And We Totally Believe Him

Motorized PET Bottle Lets You Uncap The Bottle With A Smartphone App

Japanese maker of electric motors for various consumer products, Nidec Corporation, has came up with an interesting promotional video that peddles a supposed Motorized Smart PET Bottle. Now, by the product name alone, you will be clueless about how ‘smart’ the bottle is, or what it actually does. So allow me to introduce you to its function: it will let you unscrew a capped PET bottle using your smartphone. It connects to your smartphone via WiFi while an app allows you to unscrew the special cap from the bottle without you physically touching the bottle. Continue reading Motorized PET Bottle Lets You Uncap The Bottle With A Smartphone App

Skittles Removed The Rainbow, Goes White For Pride Month

What happens if you remove colors from something? Should colorless represented by white? This is kind of a mystery in life, but for Mars’ Skittles, they seem to think that removing the rainbow colors from the usual colorful sweets should result in white and hence the Skittles Limited Edition Fruit Sweets – in white, save for a few the alphabet ’s’, which is in black, on each ‘colorless’ candy. But why the hell would a candy company who uses colors primarily as a way to draw kids removed colors? If you don’t already know, June is Pride Month, well, at least it is in the U.S and in the U.K. And if you don’t know what Pride Month is, it is a LGBT event of sort, celebrated by the Gay community in memory of those members who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. Continue reading Skittles Removed The Rainbow, Goes White For Pride Month

Rally Car Catching Some Air Nearly Took Out A Drone In Its Path

Drone has become a norm and so are the incidents of drone being taken out of the sky accidentally or intentionally. In a recent incident, a low-flying drone attempt to capture a spectacular footage of an oncoming rally car, a Toyota WRC piloted by Esapekka Lappi, catching some air, but unfortunately it got in the way of the launching car and resulted in a collision. Fortunately, like any good, accomplished rally car driver, the Finnish driver presses on and landed beautifully before speeding off leaving a cloud of dust as spectators cheered on. We are not quite sure if the excitement and applauses were for the beautifully executed Micky’s Jump, or a celebratory cheer for another injured drone (unlikely), or for the team’s ability to advert a potential deadly disaster. Continue reading Rally Car Catching Some Air Nearly Took Out A Drone In Its Path

Cinnamon Whisky Gummy Bears Are A Thing, But They Won’t Make You High

I know no one who have the love for both fiery whisky and gummy bears, but I should be wise enough not to assume that no one love both and also, I should not assume that whisky-loving, or gummy bears-loving folks, never wished for whisky-loaded gummy bears. If it exists, I am sure it will please whisky lovers, though probably not pure gummy bears connoisseurs. Anywho, in case you happen to love the taste of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky in chewy form, well then, Etsy store VineGelee will have you covered. The store sells the popular Fire Ball fiery beverage in candy form which it aptly calls, Fire Bear! Cinnamon Whisky Gummy Bears. Continue reading Cinnamon Whisky Gummy Bears Are A Thing, But They Won’t Make You High