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Twitter’s New #Stickers Is The Visual Version Of The Good’ol Hashtag

You know how Facebook lets you add ‘stickers’ on your uploaded photos? Well, now Twitter has it too, but there’s a particularly useful ’twist’ to it. Dubbed #Stickers, it allows you to ‘stick’ stuff like emojis, props and ‘accessories’ anywhere on the photos, but that’s where the similarity with Facebook’s stops. Tweeted image that has a sticker slapped on it is searchable and discoverable. In other words, the sticker is essentially a visual version of the good’ol hashtag. This means, tapping on a sticker will bring up a series of Tweets by people who happen to use the same sticker. Pretty cool, huh? Basically, #Stickers is a funner way to discover stuff on Twitter. Continue reading Twitter’s New #Stickers Is The Visual Version Of The Good’ol Hashtag

SPRITE Celebrates The Land’s Victory With Limited Edition 16 oz. Can

After 52 years of dry spell, Cleveland Cavaliers, lead by LeBron James, finally took the championship in a 93-89 win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. 52.Freaking.Years. Now, that surely calls for a grand celebration and while the Land and the whole of Cleveland celebrates, SPRITE, a Coca-Cola brand, wasted no time in pushing their own marketing campaign to mark this victory. SPRITE launches a social media campaign called #DapTheKing where it invites fans to perform the handshakes King James did with his teammates throughout the season. Continue reading SPRITE Celebrates The Land’s Victory With Limited Edition 16 oz. Can

Surprise! Alligator Is Not The Number One Man-killer In The U.S.

You may have heard the tragic news about a boy being pulled under by an alligator while at Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. What puzzled us was, that was manmade lake and so, how the hell did the ally gets in there? Then again, Florida is kind of famous for alligators with some folks encountering the reptile right in the backyards – thanks t us, humans, encroaching into their natural habitat. At this point, alligators have earned themselves a fearsome reputation and this ancient reptile has instilled the same fear in people as sharks do, but here’s a plot twist: alligators, or sharks for that matter, is not the number one man-killer in the U.S. Continue reading Surprise! Alligator Is Not The Number One Man-killer In The U.S.

Robot Escapes Testing Facility, Went On The Run On The Streets Of Russia

In a scene that closely resembles one from sci-fi movies, a robot has escaped its human overlords from its testing facility in Russia and it was on the loose for a good 40 minutes before its onboard battery conked out and came to a halt in the middle of road, causing a minor traffic disruption. No one was harmed in this fiasco, though and do not be alarmed either, it is not scenario of robot revolting against us cos’ this particular robot is not as sophisticated and advanced as Sonny, and it does not have equal level of AI to enable it to harm humans either. The non-human escapee obviously does not have the dexterity to pick lock to enable the dash; its escape was made possible by an engineer who forgot to shut the gate when he made his way to the office. Continue reading Robot Escapes Testing Facility, Went On The Run On The Streets Of Russia

World’s Most Expensive Tires From Z Tyre Cost A Whopping $600,000

Tires are expendables. They get worn and need to be replaced with a new set and hence, it is hard to imagine anyone, or any establishment would consider giving this rubber compound a bling. Then again, sometimes what people and/or company thinks defy logic or sensible considerations and the same goes to the person who paid way over the odds for this set of super luxe-up tyres (tires) from UK tire manufacturer Z Tyre. And how much exactly was it? AED 2,202,000, which works out to be around $600,000, or £420,400, as officially recorded by Guinness World Records last month. That’s one heck of tire, isn’t it? I can’t imagine a tire that cost a thousand bucks each, much less one that commands $150,000 a pop. Now, that’s preposterous. Continue reading World’s Most Expensive Tires From Z Tyre Cost A Whopping $600,000

Dust Mask Becomes Cool With Realtree Xtra Camo Nuisance Dust Mask

If you work in an environment that exposes you to dust, pollen, animal dander, or grass, then you need to wear a dust mask for the sake of one’s health and there’s an abundance of dust masks in the market, but should you settle for a plain white mask? Well, unless you are in Japan or Taiwan where functional masks are offered with a variety of graphics on them, you are pretty much out of options other than donning a plain white mask. But, seriously, you don’t have to. In a what seems like a vanity move, ProGear, a line of surgical masks and respirators of Prestige Ameritech, has released a new dust mask with Realtree signature camo pattern print. Continue reading Dust Mask Becomes Cool With Realtree Xtra Camo Nuisance Dust Mask

HoverBars Turn Hoverboard Into A Ski-like Electric Vehicle For Safety’s Sake

It looks like BoatsToGo is not the only company peddling accessory tailored specifically for the so-called Hoverboard. As it turns out, a duo (one of them is medical practitioner) has created an accessory that will turn your Hoverboard into a safer electric vehicle. As you may have learned, perhaps in a hard way, a sense of balancing is mandatory when riding this two-wheeled electric-power board, but with the HoverBars, as it is called, it bestows your tiny electric ride with adjustable outriggers to make the whole learning-to-balance process safer and if that’s not enough, there’s a pair of ski-like handles too, to boost your confidence as you learn to “hover.” Continue reading HoverBars Turn Hoverboard Into A Ski-like Electric Vehicle For Safety’s Sake

This Is How An Ancient Warrior Take A Drone Out Of The Sky

A drone taken out of the sky by a jet ski was pure accident, but this one here was clearly intentional and thanks to the proliferation of drones, which consequently annoy the hell out of the general population, intentional eliminating of drones is not something new today. This one, however, was pretty unfortunate and cool at the same time. Why? Because it was taken down by a Russian in an ancient warrior getup with, wait for this… a spear. Now, that’s something, isn’t it? Though there’s no telling how high the drone was flying when it was compelled to obey the law of gravity. The ancient Russia warrior versus imaging drone scenario was played out when the drone in question was out capturing a historical re-enactment in Lipetsk region, in central Russia. Continue reading This Is How An Ancient Warrior Take A Drone Out Of The Sky

“Fairly Simple” Wood Turned Bamboo Death Star Will Blow Your Mind

Do you know why LEGO Death Star is impressive? Because it is formed by the pieces and do you know what makes Frank Howarth’s wooden Death Star equally, if not more impressive? Because it was handcrafted, a piece at a time. Sure, Frank could have machine or hand turn an orb out from a single wooden block, but he did not. Instead, he pieced them together with individual wood pieces hand cut by his skilled hands. Frank described himself as a father, husband who has keen interest in architecture “at a small scale” and expressed them through woodworking and film making. In short, Frank is an expert when it comes to wood. Continue reading “Fairly Simple” Wood Turned Bamboo Death Star Will Blow Your Mind

We Hate To Break It To You, But 50-Year-Old Bigfoot Footage Is Officially Fake

As mankind is exploring the next frontier, there are still boatloads of mysteries that have yet been solved, right here on planet Earth. One such mystery that top the world’s mysteries chart is no doubt Bigfoot or otherwise known as Sasquatch, the legendary and almost mythical simian that said to roam certain forests. The speculation of Bigfoot started long before Internet became a thing. It all began when some folks purportedly captured a footage of the elusive hairy ape-like creature walking along a northern California river bank towards the forested area. Continue reading We Hate To Break It To You, But 50-Year-Old Bigfoot Footage Is Officially Fake