The vehicle has tank-style chains, a front-mounted engine and a low-back office chair. Other safety features in the handy mod include speed control (it couldn’t go fast even if it wanted to), easy access (it has no doors or windows) and a panoramic view that is afforded to the ride via the invisible roof. Cool?
"This is a working playing flamethrower trombone that has fire on demand. It is made up from plumbing, torch, and compressed air parts. It took about two weeks and a couple of weekends to complete. It has a 21 foot range with the fireball, and a concussion wave of 150 feet. It can be difficult to play since it has a recoil. " This thing looks dangerous! [ Youtube ]
Solar Powered Bikini is a good idea, or no! Designed by Andrew Schneider, this solar-powered bikini can pump some electric juice into your gadgads via USB connection. The bikini is fitted with photovoltaic strips that are held together with conductive thread. "A solar film bikini that charges your iPod! (With a USB connection!) The suit is a standard medium-sized bikini swimsuit retrofitted with 1" x 4" photovoltaic film strips sewn together in series with conductive thread. The cells terminate in a 5 volt regulator into a female USB connection."
A Chinese telecom worker Wang Kang, who wears his Iron Man armour to his workplace in Shanghai, China. The foam costume took three months and $450 to make and weighs 50kg. The 25-year-old came up with the idea after seeing the 2008 hit movie starring Robert Downey Junior. "'No colleagues knew my mission, and some of them froze there in seeing me approach,' he said. 'Some were even screaming for being scared.' He began building the costume at the end of February and it took him around three months to complete, at a cost of around $450. But Wang said the effort had been well worth it - with his costume drawing praise from his bosses and compliments from women. He claimed some had even 'fallen in love' with him because of it. 'They said I am a happy and creative man, and they wanted to know me,' he said. " Watch the video of it in action after more.
The Eatensil is designed to be an all-in-one Swiss army knife of cutlery for fast food fans. It comprises of a pizza cutter, wooden chip fork, chopsticks, bottle opener and for the old fashioned, a fork,knife and spoon.
"the iLive uses your iPhone as the hands, and the number 12, for a traditional analog clock face. Admittedly the hour, minute and second hands generated by the free accompanying app are a little on the small side, kind of negating the size advantage of the larger clock face. But I’ll still give them points for originality. As alarm clocks go it’s as functional as one would need, with dual alarms that can wake you to music, the radio or a beeping sounds. It’s also got a sleep timer and snooze function, a full function remote " $49.99.
Nine-year-old Robery Jeffrey performing a vogue-ing lip synch to Madonna’s “Vogue” in front of a green screen in 1991. Robert Jeffrey writes: "In honor of the twentieth anniversary of MADONNA's "TRUTH OR DARE" and in celebration of MADONNA's upcoming "W.E.", here is my nine year old self paying tribute to the woman who changed my life and continues to inspire me just as much today as twenty years ago."
Casey Neistat was ticketed for not riding his bike in the bike lane in NYC. He then proceeds to demonstrate why it is not always safe to ride in the bike lane and that they should ticket the people blocking the bike lanes
"On June 1st, 2011 after a tour of the Pacific NW, Nic Offer left his job as the lead singer of !!! (aka Chk Chk Chk). He is known for gagging on his microphones, sporting short shorts, and rocking crowds with his raspy voice. However, he is sick of that and has a new trick up his sleeve. Nic Offer is: Nicasso The Wonderful. "
Chris Malloy of Australia claims to have built a functional hoverbike. Yes a hoverbike! Powered by 1170 cc engine is capable of lifting 270 kg off the ground. Expect this thing to be able to travel at upwards of 170 mph, and you can take it to 10,000 feet (or even higher). The machine is quite light, weighing only 110 kg when dry, thanks to a body made of carbon fiber and kevlar-wrapped foam.
Excerpts from James Sullivan's story in USA Today follow. "This spring Hawaiian big-wave surfer Shane Dorian set a world record by paddling into a 57-foot wave off Maui. For the record, he wore a new inflatable wetsuit built by Billabong. Surfers are calling the suit's development a game-changer because it provides an element of safety. Though Billabong has no immediate plans to offer the patent-pending technology to the broader market, the suit will be available to some big-wave surfers. Dubbed the Billabong V1 — referencing its ability to bring a surfer vertically 1 foot above the surface — the suit has a back-mounted air bladder and a carbon-dioxide cartridge that inflates with a ripcord. The suit's inspiration came to Dorian after a scary incident last year. "I took off on the wrong wave and had a horrible wipeout," he said. "I almost drowned." After the close call, Dorian outlined his idea to sponsor Billabong, which set out to construct a prototype. After successful calm-water tests, Dorian brought the suit to the Cortés Bank — an open-ocean surf break 100 miles off the coast of Southern California. "I paddled into a really big wave and had a bad wipeout, got pushed under, and I thought, 'This is the perfect time to test this thing,'" Dorian said. "I pulled my cord, and I went from nearly panicking to being totally relaxed. I didn't swim, I just let the thing bring me up."