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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

Believe It Or Not, This Knife Is Made From Regular Plastic Food Wrap

There is a Chinese saying that goes like “if there is perseverance, even a rod can be grounded into a needle” (basically, “as long as there is perseverance, strokes fell great oaks”). Well, you know what? It couldn’t be more true as demonstrated by Twitter user Kiwamikouba (YouTuber Kiwami Japan). Not only did Kiwamikouba prove that with perseverance, he can turn pretty much anything (including food!) into very sharp knives, he also demonstrated that everything in the kitchen has the potential to be turned into a knife – with a lot of time, that is. Continue reading Believe It Or Not, This Knife Is Made From Regular Plastic Food Wrap

Rideable Electric TIE Fighter Is Every Star Wars Fans Dream Come True

Furze and Burton may have built a full-size Kylo Ren TIE Fighter which a grown-ass man can get in and pretend to fly it. Allan Carver’s TIE Fighter may not fly. It may not even of life-size (it is not small either though; it is about 1/3rd scale), but one thing for sure is, it is totally mobile and it can also fit a grown-ass man inside, albeit with not much room to so much as to wiggle. Built with reference to a vintage Kenner toy, Carver’s electric TIE fighter is driven by electric wheelchair motors and features a foam body over a custom steel chassis. Continue reading Rideable Electric TIE Fighter Is Every Star Wars Fans Dream Come True

We Finally Found Out Who Was Behind The Crazy Steampunk Wrist Watches!

A couple of years ago, we stumbled upon some super cool DIY steampunk wrist watches on Tumblr. Back then, we tried to dig around for more information, particularly on who was behind it, but to no avail (you know how attribution is with Tumblr). But today, we finally found who was behind these crazy awesome creations and along with it, more stuff from, complete with decent images. Yes. Finally! Anyways, these fabulous steampunk wrist watches was the handiwork of a very talented Japanese lady who go by the Twitter/YouTube handle, FRISK_P (フリスクP). Continue reading We Finally Found Out Who Was Behind The Crazy Steampunk Wrist Watches!

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

Today’s Science Lesson: Can Saltwater Really Drives A Boat?

While scientists dream of making the world less polluted with electric propulsion, one dude in the 1950s dreamed of using seawater to power boats. His bold dream was featured on Mechanix Illustrated Aug. 1954 issue. Using saltwater and different metals to generate electricity is a theory that has been thrown around for a while now. Over the years, someone from somewhere had mooted the idea (which wasn’t original in the 1950s, btw), but we have yet to see a real life example after Ralph E. McCabe bold experiment. But thanks to YouTuber/Tinkerer Peter Sripol, you can see it for yourself if the theory holds any (salt)water. Sorry for the lousy pun. Continue reading Today’s Science Lesson: Can Saltwater Really Drives A Boat?

The Hacksmith Built A Small Scale Railgun Right In The Garage

As crazy as it may sound, popular YouTube tinkerer, the Hacksmith, has built a working electromagnetic railgun. While the U.S. Navy spent more than a decade developing this supposedly next-generation gun for its Navy warships and investing around $500 million in the process, the Hacksmith team has made one right in their garage. Granted, the term did not say how much they have spent to create this small-scale railgun, but surely, the 16 capacitors, the specialized works they have engaged et cetera, can’t be in the realm of millions, right? Continue reading The Hacksmith Built A Small Scale Railgun Right In The Garage

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

Flat-earther Took Off In A Homemade Rocket To Prove Earth Is Not Round

You know what? I am tempted to create a new tag called “Do Not Try This At Home” after seeing a video of what flat-earther “Mad” Mike Hughes did on Sunday because, what he did was definitely something one shouldn’t do at home. So, what did “Mad” Mike did? Well, nothing much. He just strapped himself to the tip of a homemade, steam-powered rocket and left the safety of the solid ground just so he could prove that Earth is indeed flat. He did made the journey and that in itself was a bravery that is pretty much unnecessary. Continue reading Flat-earther Took Off In A Homemade Rocket To Prove Earth Is Not Round