Misc. Nerdiness

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We’ve seen grappling gun projects before, but engineer James Hobson (also known as “The Hacksmith”) took things a step further with this awesome build. He even got the zipline to work. See the final product in action in the videos below. [click to continue…]

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This is a very good idea.

You may have seen Jetovator flying, water-powered jet ski motorcycle thingies on viral videos in the past, but Devin Super Tramp finally did the obvious thing by turning them into Star Wars speeder bikes for a chase scene. The result, as you might expect, is GLORIOUS. Watch the video below. [click to continue…]

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PBS has released some images of Sherlock Season 4 ahead of it’s premiere on January 1st 2017. Generally, this sort of thing is only mildly interesting, but the “family portrait” image above just made me laugh. You can almost hear Sherlock thinking “what is this small sack of semi-sentient meat?”. You just know that he will be asked to watch Watson’s kid at some point during the season.

(via Mashable / Photo: Robert Viglasky)

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Well, this is unexpected.

Hasbro Studios is releasing a limited edition, in-store only My Little Pony album this Friday, November 25th. It will be available at independent record stores across the country.

This My Little Pony album, called Explore Equestria Greatest Hits, is a collection of top songs from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and is available as an animated picture vinyl. Collectors will probably be very into it.

Check out more pics and all of the details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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Artist Betawi Kebayoran has given Captain America, Thor And Black Panther some badass armor redesigns. They have an anime/fantasy vibe, and he cites the equally awesome work of Dean Holdeen as one of his inspirations. Check out the rest of the lineup below. [click to continue…]

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In in the future the skies will be filled with drones carrying pizzas, drones carrying packages, and drones carrying people taking naps. Larry Walters will be revered like the Wright Brothers.

Unfortunately, the drone-powered hammock is still just a dream in the minds of visual artists working for Netherlands-based insurance company Centraal Beheer. Watch their vision below. [click to continue…]

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Scary reflective car decals that are only noticeable under bright lights are becoming popular with Chinese drivers as a deterrent to high-beamers.

Imagine being that annoying high-beamer, rolling up to the car in front of you only to find that the creepy girl from The Ring or something is riding down the highway in the back of a Tiguan.

Not surprisingly, police in some areas around China are issuing fines for drivers using the decals along with warnings that they may be responsible for any accidents that occur from their use. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]

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Destroying Soviet-era monuments is nothing new, but a vandal in Voronezh had a more creative idea—turning the star on this building into Patrick from SpongeBob SquarePants.

Of course, the Voronezh police are not happy and Patrick will likely disappear soon, but he was there for one shining moment. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Apparently, The Ford Motor Company really, really wants anime fans to buy a Fusion.

We’ve already seen “Overdubs” commercials based on Dragon Ball Z and Metal Gear, but now they’re targeting fans of Sailor Moon. They also double dipped with DBZ and released a second commercial in the series. Check them both out below. [click to continue…]

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In keeping with tradition, Anthony Herrera has sent us this year’s batch of Star Wars-themed snowflake designs that you can make for the holidays. Not surprisingly, Rogue One provides the inspiration for 2016.

The collection includes several Rogue One characters and vehicles, along with Maz who “needed some snowflake representation” since she wasn’t included in last year’s Force Awakens collection.

Check out more designs below. [click to continue…]