You know what they say about life being a journey, not a destination? Well, apparently, the same applies to eating. Eating is not just about picking up the food and shoving it into your mouth. The process that happens between picking up the food and sending it into the mouth is deemed, ermmm, grossly underappreciated. This is one area Exertion Games Lab at RMIT, Australia, aims to explore with an interesting robotic arm called Arm-A-Dine On-Body Robotic Arms. Continue reading Facial Recognition Robotic Arm: Smile And You Get To Eat
Think future fashion, I’d imagine something like The Island (2005, Dreamworks Pictures) where everyone dressed in uniform garments, but that’s just me. Hannah Rose Dalton and Steven Raj Bhaskaran of Montreal-based art studio Fecal Matter, on the other hand, thinks future fashion will be influence by body modifications. To demonstrate their idea, the duo collaborated with artist Sarah Sitkin to create foot wear that looks like feet, or should I say, alien feet. Continue reading Creepy Stiletto Is The Result When Body Modification Becomes Fashion
Kids play with dolls, doing things like dolling them up, do their hair, making them go to date with Ken and whatnot. Those things are absolutely normal. What is NOT normal is this: taking out organs from inside the dolls. Wait, what? Is that for real??? Well, almost. It didn’t materialized, but these bizarre take of dolls was an attempt by a mom in UK who thought it was a brilliant idea to give dolls internal organs, in hope that kids can learn about human anatomy. Continue reading Dolls With Guts Spilling Out: Educational Or Simply Grotesque?
Recently, Xiaomi Mi Band 3 created quite a stir after one user found out that the latest fitness tracker from the China gadget maker is able to “pick up” the heart rate of a roll of toilet paper. Yes. You heard that right. It is official that toilet paper is alive! Well, kind of. The first video was posted on Chinese micro blogging platform Weibo and it sparked a frenzy of sort. Soon after, several people took it upon themselves to explore what else has “life” in them. Continue reading According To Fitness Tracker, Toilet Rolls Do Have Heartbeat
Here’s a ‘research study’ that is actually lighthearted. The research was conducted by six pediatricians who have the desire to answer the one burning question: how long does it take to pass out a small plastic toy if it was swallowed – if it passes out at all. For this experiment, the six pediatricians, namely Tessa Davis, Henry Goldstein, Katie Knight, Grace SY Leo, Damian Roland and Andrew Tagg, each intentionally swallowed a LEGO minifigure head. Continue reading Researchers Swallowed LEGO To Find Out How Long To Pass it Out
Two years ago, someone rewrote the future when he made the iconic Big Mouth Billy Bass into a mouthpiece of Alexa. It was a hilarious hack which we thought it was the last of it. Other than Brian Kane, anyone who wishes for a singing animatronic fish that spits out Alexa’s response when prompted a question will have to hack a Billy Bass themselves. BUT that was then because, thanks to Gemmy Industries, you can now buy an Alexa compatible Big Mouth Billy Bass. Yep. You heard that right. The 90s icon is back, now Alexa-compatible. Continue reading Iconic Singing And Talking Fish Billy Bass Now Gets Alexa Compatibility
If you always think you are the oddball, then why should your Christmas any less odd? Well, if that’s the case, a Banksy-inspired shredded Christmas Tree should be right up your odd alley. Unfortunately, though, you can’t get one unless you work your hands, but here’s one money-can-buy Christmas Tree that should be just as odd. Your eyes isn’t playing trick on you; it is indeed an upside down Christmas Tree, one that look straight out of the movie Upside Down. Continue reading Your Eyes Are Not Playing Trick On You. This Is Really An Upside Down Xmas Tree
Since after 2000, simulation video games have moved past traditional domains like airplanes, boats, cars, and population management. There are all sort of simulators today, ranging from training to be a doctor to flipping houses to putting yourself in the cloven hoofs of a goat that basically go around head butting unsuspecting people and spoiling backyard parties. Continue reading I Can’t Believe There Is A Simulator That Lets You Take On The Role Of A Thief
Until today, milk secretion is believe to be a process exclusive to mammals, but then, some researchers found out that not only some cockroaches can produce milk, but the roach milk is supposedly richer in protein and whatnot. And today, researchers from three research labs in Wuhan and Yunnan, China, has discovered that some spiders can produce milk too. Well, sort of. The ‘some spiders’ is Toxeus Magnus, a type of jumping spider native to Southeast Asia. Continue reading Researchers Discovered Some Spiders Produce Milk. Wait, What???
Most cows that are bred for their meat are destined for the abattoir. Hardly will they ever escape the slaughterhouse, but there are exceptions, like this unusually large Holstein Friesian, a breed of dairy cattle. This cow dude here has grown, like a lot, to reach a mind-blowing proportion of 194 centimeters tall (6 feet 4 inches) and tipping the scales at a grand 1.4 tonnes (1,400 kilograms, or about 3,086 lbs). The height is well over an average person’s height and the weight there… well, let’s just say that you don’t want to be standing next to it when it is feeling dizzy. Continue reading Holy Cow… This Cow Stands Over 6’ Tall And Weighs As Much As A Car!