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  • Video of the Pizza Thrower in action: It actually fires 14-inch pizzas!

    26 July 2014, 2:27 am by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo

    Holy crap, it's real! As this new video shows, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Pizza Thrower—a full scale 12-foot-long version of the classic toy—actually works, throwing pizzas fast and far enough to actually hurt people with dough, cheese, and…
  • Clever crow knows exactly how to solve different puzzles to get food

    25 July 2014, 10:40 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    I love it when animals can solve puzzles and problems that I can't even figure out. Here's a crow going through a bunch of different exercises to show its understanding of size, weight, density, the elements and even the amount of effort it should put in to a…
  • World map created by plotting out each terrorist attack since 1970

    25 July 2014, 9:16 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    It's incredibly sad that we can basically paint the map of our world just by using the locations of all terrorism acts since 1970. The brightest parts of the map show the areas of the world that have to deal with so much tragedy. The darkest parts are 'safe'…
  • That Time Steve Coogan Saved A Small Radio Station Under Siege

    25 July 2014, 8:20 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    When a radio station in Norwich, England, is taken over by a shotgun-wielding, past-his-prime DJ who's disgruntled after being let go, only one man can reason with him: Alan Partridge. Steve Coogan is back as everyone's favorite self-involved, bumbling British…
  • Scientifically accurate Sonic the Hedgehog is so funny but so gross

    25 July 2014, 7:41 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    It's always fun to realize that all your favorite childhood characters are completely disgusting creatures. Like Sonic the Hedgehog, who in real life can run really, really fast but would also create foam poop with its mouth to rub it on itself for no reason…
  • Banks, Master of Sexy Pool Party Songs, May Be Our Next Great Pop Diva

    25 July 2014, 7:17 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Certain songs and musicians conjure a very specific mood. LA-based singer Jillian Banks has mastered a kind of music designed to pipe through the air on a humid July night as you engage in a lascivious and potentially morally ambiguous make-out session in an…
  • The Webb Space Telescope's sunshield is complete and it looks amazing

    25 July 2014, 6:11 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    NASA has finished and stacked the Sunshield for the Webb Space Telescope and it's now getting ready to test it. Look at this huge thing. That's enough tinfoil to cover a roasted chicken— if the chicken was the size of Tyrannosaurus Rex. According to NASA, it…
  • Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

    25 July 2014, 6:00 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    It's finally the weekend, and your smartphone has been faithfully by your side all week. Time to reward its tireless service with a gift—in the form of some shiny new apps!Read more...
  • The Penis Propaganda That Warned WWII-Era Soldiers of Venereal Disease

    25 July 2014, 5:45 pm by: Jordan Kushins

    During World War II, a foe far more insidious than the aggressive Axis powers was felling our boys fighting overseas. Venereal disease had always been a huge problem for American troops, but in 1942 the government got serious about schooling soldiers to be…
  • Game of Thrones blooper reel is more fun to watch than the actual show

    25 July 2014, 5:40 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Sometimes you just need a good laugh after you watch Game of Thrones. You need to see Lannisters act goofy and White Walkers fall off their horses and see beautiful actors screw up their lines. Here's the blooper reel for season 4 of Game of Thrones, where you…
  • There Are Officially Too Many Apps, And Nobody Is Making Money

    25 July 2014, 5:30 pm by: Sam Biddle on Valleywag, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    The new American Dream was going so well: drop out, make an app for sending emojis that disappear after 5 seconds, and collect your check. But it turns out the app gold rush is broken for almost everyone.Read more...
  • Jalopnik We Asked A NASCAR Rising Star How He'd Prefer His Dick Slammed In A Door | Jezebel Put a Ca

    25 July 2014, 5:24 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    Jalopnik We Asked A NASCAR Rising Star How He'd Prefer His Dick Slammed In A Door | Jezebel Put a Cardigan On It: How to Make a Beautiful Actress Less Beautiful | io921 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever | Lifehacker The Conveniences You…
  • Everything There Is to Know About Beer's Most Important Ingredient

    25 July 2014, 5:00 pm by: Melissa - Today I Found Out

    For millions of drinkers, it is perhaps the most important ingredient in the world.Read more...
  • Lightning can be heard halfway around the world via radio

    25 July 2014, 5:00 pm by: Sarah Zhang on Factually, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    Lightning, as we know, is an awesome burst of energy. When lightning strikes, some of that energy can be converted into radio waves that then zip through space along Earth's magnetic field, so that lightning in Alaska can be heard as "whistlers" on a radio…
  • English giant fart machine is so loud they heard it in France

    25 July 2014, 4:50 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Well, he did it! That crazy genius of Colin Furze did it. The biggest fart machine ever created was a resounding success: He fired the giant butt at France from Dover, England, and it was reportedly heard across the English Channel by at least two people in…
  • Airplane passenger captures cool shot of lightning striking the ground

    25 July 2014, 4:35 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    Gina Hyams was in a Southwest airliner circling the Denver airport when she captured this beautiful shot of a pink lightning striking the fields of Colorado surrounded by rain.Read more...
  • How 3D Printing Is Making Better Movie Monsters

    25 July 2014, 4:21 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    Cinematic special effects have come a long way since Jason and the Argonauts. What once required dedicated and labor-intensive filming sessions can now easily be generated in near-lifelike quality by modern CGI. But Luma Pictures, an animation studio…
  • These Scarves Are Printed With the Outlines of Cities Aglow at Night

    25 July 2014, 4:20 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    We've all seen the glowing fingerprints of cities after dark: Manhattan as an orderly grid, London a sprawling mess bisected by the winding Thames, the ring of Paris's arrondissements. The patterns are recognizable but abstract, just right on a silk scarf that…
  • Declassified: The Government's Secret Plan For a Military Moon Base

    25 July 2014, 3:52 pm by: Ashley Feinberg

    More than 50 years ago, before man had ever stepped foot on the moon, the U.S. government hatched a plan whose ambitions were exceeded only by its total unfeasibility: A secret, self-sustaining, Soviet-shaming military moon base. Read more...
  • Bad Cell Phone Calls Could Actually Be Tracked to Detect Rainfall

    25 July 2014, 3:23 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    Despite the many wonders of our modern cell phones, using them to call a real live human can kind of suck. The sound is fuzzy, the calls drop randomly, and a simple rainstorm can make it all even worse. But there is surprising upside to all this: we can…
  • What Do You Want Gizmodo To Do More Of?

    25 July 2014, 3:15 pm by: Brian Barrett

    Gizmodo began as a compendium of gadgets; page after page of strictly hardware and gear. But in the decade since, the ways society talks about and interacts with technology have evolved. This site has, too. And as we continue to, I'd like to know what you want…
  • A Trip On the Hybrid Crane-Boats That Pull Wreckage from NYC Harbor

    25 July 2014, 2:52 pm by: Nicholas Stango

    The US Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for keeping debris out of New York's Harbor, whether it's dead whales, helicopters, driftwood, or floating docks. Without the Corps the harbor and the outlying beaches of the Rockaways and the Jersey Shore would be…
  • A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

    25 July 2014, 2:42 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    A Leatherman multi-tool hanging off your belt is a great way to stay prepared for emergencies, but it means you look like someone with a Leatherman hanging off their belt—and that part's not so great. This innocuous hair clip is a better alternative. It…
  • I travel a ton to different hotels every time.

    25 July 2014, 2:19 pm by: Steve Wozniak on Gizmodo, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

    I travel a ton to different hotels every time. Up until a year or two ago, almost every hotel wifi or ethernet sucked, like my home bandwidth. Typically I'd see 50kbps - 300 kbps. And the reliability was horrible. It was not a joke that the difference between…
  • Unlocking Your Phone Is About To Be Legal Again

    25 July 2014, 2:19 pm by: Darren Orf

    Looking to overturn a longstanding Library of Congress decision to Fort Knox your gadgets to a specific carrier, the "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" (S.517) just hurdled its second major obstacle on its way to becoming a law. Now, the…

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