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  • Truck shoots out awesome smoke rings of fire as its engine explodes

    28 July 2014, 11:38 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    I don't know why this happened (or if the truck somehow stumbled upon some secret Mario Kart item that lets it shoot out fiery smoke rings like a red shell) but it's such a cool effect. The smoke that blows out of the truck's engine forms perfect o rings and…
  • 11 real cakes that look like fast food

    28 July 2014, 8:45 pm by: Adam Clark Estes on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    I don't know which of these cakes that look like fast food I like better. The Big Mac, the Chipotle burrito, the bucket of KFC, the Subway sandwich... I just can't decide. My only option is to shake my head in disbelief and then proceed to stuff my mouth with…
  • The Self-Perpetuating, Globe-Circling, High-Speed Train from Snowpiercer

    28 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Alissa Walker

    The entirety of the film Snowpiercer takes place on a train—a very special train that I can't stop thinking about. The movie itself is great—we've followed the film here due to its unique distribution plan to be made available on-demand platforms just…
  • Crazy weapon combines all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles weapons

    28 July 2014, 7:11 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    What's the best weapon from TMNT? Is it Leonardo's katana, Raphael's sais, Michelangelo's nunchuks or Donatello's bo staff? Or maybe it's none of them because it's actually all of them. Watch Man at Arms: Reforged combine all four weapons into one insane ninja…
  • The Female Backing Vocal That Made “Gimme Shelter” A Haunting Classic

    28 July 2014, 7:00 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    From the haunting opening chords to the final fade out, "Gimme Shelter" is one of the Rolling Stones' rawest tunes, all storms and war and bleak outlook on the world at large. And while the British boys did their thing, Merry Clayton's powerful, piercing…
  • The most abused Social Security number of all time is 078-05-1120

    28 July 2014, 6:00 pm by: Matt Novak on Factually, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Back in 1938, the head of a wallet manufacturing company in Lockport, New York thought it'd be a great idea to show how well his new wallets could hold the then-new Social Security cards being issued to Americans. His sample card used his secretary's real…
  • Posters of Famous Patents Put Other People's Great Ideas On Your Wall

    28 July 2014, 5:57 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    The design process is a many splendored thing full of trial and error, prototypes and practice runs. When your genius is ready to make its debut, filing a patent is a bureaucratic way to project your concept from idea-stealers—but it turns out the…
  • Take a sneak peek at The Simpsons vs Family Guy crossover episode

    28 July 2014, 5:41 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    This fall The Simpsons is going to have its first big crossover in almost 20 years, when the cast of Family Guy visits Springfield. It's going to be the second time ever in which characters from other animation series appear in full capacity in the longest…
  • ​How To Be Your Own Goddamn Doctor

    28 July 2014, 5:17 pm by: Cameron Smith on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Dr. James Hubbard doesn't want to treat your injury. He wants to teach everyone how to deal with their own medical emergencies. Here's how to avoid Obamacare and do it yourself.Read more...
  • Paul Bettany Explains How The Avengers Will React To Meeting The Vision

    28 July 2014, 5:15 pm by: Meredith Woerner on io9, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    First he was JARVIS, now he's the Vision. We sat down with Paul Bettany at Comic-Con and desperately tried to needle any details out of the newest addition to the Earth's mightiest heroes. And here's what we discovered. Read more...
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron is one awesome robot apocalypse clusterfuck

    28 July 2014, 5:11 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Avengers: Age of Ultron's footage made its first appearance at San Diego Comic Con 2014 and people seem to be in awe with what they saw. From what people say, it's really going to be one huge battle between the World's Mightiest Heroes and a billion…
  • NYC's smallest private plot of land isn't much bigger than a pizza slice

    28 July 2014, 5:00 pm by: Adam Clark Estes on Factually, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Tiny apartments are all the rage lately , but tiny real estate has always been a historically hilarious tradition. Case in point: Hess's Triangle, the smallest piece of private property in New York City. It's not too much bigger than the city's largest slice…
  • A Weekender Duffel Bag That Can Handle Your Sleeping Bag and Tent Too

    28 July 2014, 5:00 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    When you're not flush with weeks of vacation time, short weekend getaways are the best way to take advantage of those warm summer months. And whether you're spending that time in a cabin or a tent, Alite's Great Escape duffel bag can hold everything you need…
  • Make Your Gingerbread People Dance With These Posable Cookie Cutters

    28 July 2014, 4:29 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Your average gingerbread cookie ends up looking a lot like da Vinci's Vitruvian Man with its limbs splayed out in every direction. But with this modular cookie cutter in your kitchen repertoire, you can create gingerbread cookies that are a little more…
  • No One Knows What's Causing These Mysterious Radio Bursts From Space

    28 July 2014, 4:08 pm by: Ashley Feinberg

    Back in 2007, astronomers detected an incredibly brief, incredibly strong radio wave burst in Australia. And now, on the opposite side of the world, astronomers have detected a second blast of similar proportions. Meaning that A) the first one wasn't a fluke,…
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Leaks Tease 7-Inch Devices

    28 July 2014, 3:45 pm by: Darren Orf

    A "phablet" is the familiar portmanteau describing the popular desire to wrap a smartphone and a tablet into one package. The Lumia 1520 (pictured above) is an extreme example of the idea, a six-inch candy-colored smartphone that pushed the Windows Phone OS to…
  • Michel Gondry Tells Us What It's Like to Build Movie Dreams Without CGI

    28 July 2014, 3:33 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    Books have been adapted for the big screen since the dawn of cinema, but the transition can be tricky—especially when the original is a uniquely dreamlike counter-cultural touchstone. Mood Indigo is Michel Gondry's latest feature film; he recently spoke with…
  • The Biggest Winners And Losers Of Comic-Con 2014!

    28 July 2014, 3:22 pm by: io9 staff on io9, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    Every year, people spend thousands of dollars to journey to the motherlode of geeky pop culture: San Diego Comic-Con. And every year, entertainment companies do their utmost to generate excitement about their upcoming spectacles. But who gained buzz, and who…
  • The new Hobbit movie teaser trailer looks freaking amazing

    28 July 2014, 3:20 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Behold the first trailer for the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the last of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy films. It promises to be a great ending to the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins. I can't wait for that epic battle scene at the end. I remember having…
  • Watch the 1969 Pitch That Convinced AT&T To Adopt Its Iconic Logo

    28 July 2014, 3:15 pm by: Alissa Walker

    In the late 1960s, the telecommunications revolution was in full swing. Yet the logo of its biggest innovator, AT&T, had remained the same for 80 years. It was time for a complete brand overhaul, so AT&T tapped legendary graphic designer Saul Bass to do it.…
  • Borg Cube Mini-Fridge: Freezistance Is Futile

    28 July 2014, 2:57 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    It's apparently taken some 27 years for a marketing genius at Paramount to realize that the cube-shaped Borg ship introduced in Star Trek: The Next Generation bears an uncanny resemblance to a mini fridge. But someone has finally put two and two together…
  • Using the WokMon to Achieve Expert-Level Chinese Food at Home

    28 July 2014, 2:42 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    Home cooking with a wok is an exercise in disappointment: Your wimpy home range can't muster the firepower of the volcanic wok range at your favorite takeout joint. Inventor Glen Lee wants to solve that with WokMon, a drop-in ring that focuses your gas flame…
  • Door Handle Sticky Notes Ensure Nothing Gets Forgotten When You Leave

    28 July 2014, 2:06 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Is there anything more frustrating than getting ten minutes away from home only to realize you forgot something important and have to double-back? It only takes one forgotten laptop or smartphone to make these $10 door hanger sticky notes completely worth it…
  • ​Polaris Slingshot: Can Three Wheels Make A Better Roadster?

    28 July 2014, 2:05 pm by: Wes Siler on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo

    What you're looking at is going to be one of the most fun cars debuting for 2015. But, the Polaris Slingshot isn't a car, it's a "motorcycle." Here's why that matters and what it means for you, the enthusiast driver.Read more...
  • Insane boy leaps off 5-story building to land in pool several feet away

    28 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: James Baker on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Watch this crazy guy leap from a roof terrace on top of a five story building to land in a swimming pool. Miraculously, he judges the distance right, the water is sufficiently deep and nobody else is around to be hurt. Unfortunately, this ends in disaster more…

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