Category: Cool Stuff


… But Not From The Use You Would Expect

 

Resulting in some captivating and unique vases.

 

 

 

” Finnish artist Tuomas Markunpoika makes beautiful vases, but what those vases are made out of makes them even more impressive. Yes, Markunpoika uses wood, but not just any kind. To make his vases, he uses the lumber of talking trees that gained magical powers from being struck by lightening multiple times on the eve of summer solstice–I mean pencils. He uses pencils to make his vases. Less dramatic, but still pretty cool!”

 

 

See how he does it at Viral Nova

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s Why You Should Never Stand Next To A Building Demolition

 

 

” There are few things finer than watching a building implode—even if it almost kills you.

  That seems to be the feeling shared by a couple who stood among the small crowd of observers during a demolition in the Czech Republic, anyway. As an old clothing factory collapses, a giant hunk of concrete comes bouncing past the non-existent safety perimeter and nearly takes their heads off when it hurtles by. Not that anyone’s too impressed. “

 

 

Daily Dot

For Those Times When You Need To Get Your Bait Way Out Past The Breakers

 

 

 

This is how they make those long casts in Russia … LOL 

50 Classy People From The Past Who Remind Us What “Cool” Really Means!

 

 

 

” Our society has come a long way in the past few decades but we’ve completely forgotten what it’s like to be classy. Let’s take a lesson from these masters of “old school cool.”

 

 

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Elspeth Beard, shortly after becoming first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. The journey took 3 years and covered 48,000 miles.”

 

 

 

   Even if you’re not impressed with Ms Beard and her accomplishments there’s no denying that Mr Eastwood was and is a master of “cool” .

 

 

 

 

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” Clint Eastwood with actresses Olive Sturgess and Dani Crayne in San Francisco, 1954″

 

 

 

   While this product never caught on , and indeed would no doubt be banned by the “safety nazis” today there is a major “cool factor” to these motorized roller skates .

 

 

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” A salesman has his motorized roller skates refueled at a gas station (1961)”

 

 

 

To see much more about what was “cool” check out the other 47 photos at Distractify .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These 22 Optical Illusions Are Going To Blow Your Mind

 

 

 

Like the Energizer bunny , it just keeps going and going and going …

 

 

1.) And it just keeps going...

 

 

 

 

” Optical illusions are a fun art form that can completely trick your brain. By using color, light and patterns, images can be created that can be misleading. The stimuli our eyes gather can be altered to create some amazingly deceptive perceptions.”

 

 

 

Take a look at this one …

 

 

2.) These squares aren't what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

” The optical illusions you’ll see in the animated .gifs below aren’t extremely complicated. In fact, sometimes the simplest optical illusion can be the most impressive. Check these out:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventor Of Kevlar, Tougher-Than-Steel Fiber In Bulletproof Vests, Dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Police Lt. David Spicer took four .45-caliber slugs to the chest and arms at point-blank range and lived to tell about it. Like thousands of other police officers and soldiers shot in the line of duty, he owes his life to a woman in Delaware by the name of Stephanie Kwolek.

  Kwolek, who died Wednesday at 90, was a DuPont chemist who in 1965 invented Kevlar, the lightweight, stronger-than-steel fiber used in bulletproof vests and other body armor around the world.

  A pioneer as a woman in a mostly male field, Kwolek made the breakthrough while working on specialty fibers at a DuPont laboratory in Wilmington, Delaware. At the time, DuPont was looking for strong, lightweight fibers that could replace steel in automobile tires and improve fuel economy. “

 

 

Read more about this amazing woman here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killer Clown Returns Scare Prank!

 

 

     Regular readers may remember the original Killer Clown prank brought to you by DMPranksProductions that we posted last month . If not you can see it here . Diego and Matteo are at it again and the video above is their encore performance .

Killer Clown

Published on Jun 15, 2014

The psycho killer clown is back!
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Open this link from your iPhone to buy the Killer Clown Laugh ringtone: http://bit.ly/1n8qLvZ
*** Chainsaw was without blades/chain! ***

PART 1: http://youtu.be/8xSNiPx791A

Get this video done took about 3 weeks (90+ hours of work in total)

-Get the right victims has been the hardest part, we spent an insane amount of time talking with radios, choosing and waiting for good victims (young males) 

-Someone’s face is blurred out because he didn’t sign our release form

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CLOWN PART 1: http://youtu.be/8xSNiPx791A
FLAMETHROWER: http://youtu.be/3FztNNH9_vI
ZOMBIE MURDER: http://youtu.be/MkOGb5_ML_8

MUSIC: 

“House of horror”
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Sound effects:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXOs3… “

Don’t Tread On Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

” I was sitting at a long stoplight yesterday, minding my own business , patiently waiting for it to turn green even though there was no on-coming traffic …

… A carload of bearded , young , loud Muslims, shouting anti-American slogans , with a half-burned American flag duct taped to the trunk of their car and a “Remember 9-11″ slogan spray painted on the side , was stopped next to me …

… Suddenly they yelled , Praise Allah” and took off before the light changed. Out of nowhere an 18-wheeler came speeding through the intersection and ran directly over their car , crushing it completely and killing everyone in it …

… For several minutes I sat in my car thinking to myself , “Man … that could have been me ! ” …

… So today , bright and early , I went out and got a job as a truck driver . “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Boy’s Dad Decorates His 1st Grader’s Lunch Bag With A New Cartoon Everyday

 

 

 

 

 

Behold another the the Father’s creations . We’ll bet the boy is the envy of all his classmates .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Dad’s creations are too cool to throw away . See fifteen more here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter To Win A Barrett .50 Cal M82 A1

 

 

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” Dear NAGR Supporter,

  NAGR is giving away a fully equipped Barrett M82A1 .50 caliber rifle with lots of accessories, including a Leupold Mark 4 scope, Crosstac ammo bag, and a Crosstac shooting mat [prize pack valued at $12,000]!

But you cannot win unless you sign up below.

All entries must be submitted by 5 PM EST on Monday, June 30th, 2014.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown, Executive Director, National Association for Gun Rights

Dudley Brown

Executive Vice President

National Association for Gun Rights “

    Here’s a short video of the folks at Demolition Ranch having a little fun with an M82 A1 for those unfamiliar with this beautiful piece of engineering .

    Enter by 5pm June 30th for your chance to own one of these awesome firearms.

What To Do When You’re Stranded At The Airport

 

 

 

 

See the viral video that has garnered 7.3 million views in the past four days .

Toyota To Start Producing Fuel Cell Vehicles In December

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will go into production ahead of schedule, with production planned for mid-December 2014.

  Sales will also begin “by the end of the year” reports Japan Times (via Autoblog), ahead of Toyota’s original on-sale date some time in 2015.

  No reason has been given for bringing the car forward, but it’s safe to assume Toyota’s development and testing is going smoothly so far – unusual in the alternative fuel vehicle market.

  Toyota first revealed its fuel-cell vehicle as the FCV-R concept in 2012. The concept was subsequently updated in 2013, and the car was revealed in testing camouflage earlier on this year.”

 

Christian Science Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, A Wildfire Starts Burning Around You And It’s Terrifying, Sure. But It Also Makes For A Hell Of A Wedding Photo.

 

 

Seriously, Michael and April might not have been able to take their time, but they ended up with some mind-blowing wedding photos.Photo Credits: Josh Newton

 

 

 

 

” Michael and April Wolber had picked the perfect place for their wedding, Rock Springs Ranch in Oregon. They couldn’t wait for an idyllic outdoor wedding with all their friends and family.

  Except when their ceremony began on Saturday, firetrucks pulled up, warning the wedding party that the Two Bulls wildfire was heading straight for them at a dangerous pace.”

 

 

After they both said "I do," Michael, April, and their friends and family rushed off to their back-up location safely.

 

 

” So, as firefighters looked on, Michael and April rushed through their vows in half-time, racing to make sure they were able to have their dream wedding in their perfect place.

Josh Newton, the couple’s photographer, was snapping photos of the whole thing and ended up grabbing some absolutely incredible shots.”

 

 

See more of the connubial conflagration at Buzzfeed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kid Writes The Best Letter From Camp EVER

 

 

 

” Last year, my eight year-old son went to summer camp. It was the first time he had been away from home for more than a night. An hour after I dropped him off, I missed him. By the time I went to bed, I found myself wandering into his bedroom, just to feel close to him.

  As the days passed, I wrote to him daily. Each hour dragged as I’d wait for the mailman, hoping for just one letter from him. By that point I missed him so much, I began to imagine what he might write.

  I fantasized I would receive a letter something like this:

Dear Mom,

  Thank you so much for letting me go to camp. I have learned so many cool things, like how to take a fish off the hook, tie sailing knots, and how to groom a horse. Thanks for packing sun screen. I’ve been out on the lake a lot, so it’s really come in handy. You think of everything! I’ve been drinking tons of water since it’s so hot. See? I do listen to all your good advice.

  The other boys in my cabin are really smart and nice. I’m making  lifelong friends I will cherish forever. We’ve had fun learning camp songs, playing cards, and catching frogs in our free time. During quiet time, I read the book you sent along. What a great selection! 

  Like you suggested, I’m trying a lot of new foods. You were right, the oatmeal at breakfast isn’t bad if I add raisins. And don’t worry, Mom, I’m using all the manners you’ve taught me over the years.

We’re camping under the stars tonight. I hope to see fireflies.

I love you,

W

xxoo

P.S. Tell my brothers I miss them! 

The next day I received an actual letter from him. It was just slightly different from what I imagined:”

 

 

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”  This year I’m sending a whole book of stamps to camp with him.

  Can’t wait to see what he writes!

  Liesl, publisher of the website Hairpin Turns Ahead, uses humor and humility to write about navigating life’s twists, turns, and inevitable changes.  A divorced mom of three, she has come to accept that even though her white-picket-fence dream life blew up in her face, it was probably the best thing to have happened. Follow Liesl on FacebookPinterest,and Twitter.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mandatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camel Tow – “We’ll snatch you out of a tight spot” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audi Needles A Rival, With Panache

 

 

 

 

” The 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans is just over a week away, and Audi presses all the right enthusiast buttons in this new video starring the R18 e-tron quattro and driver Dindo Capello as they take a little road trip to say hi to a rival.

It’s a lot of car porn. It’s a little trash talk. It’s pro-level hooning. And it’s all good.

You’ll never believe how excited for an event 58 seconds of video can make you.”

 

 

Road & Track

From Wimp.com Comes This Fetch Machine

 

 

 

” This Jack Russell terrier is happy to have an engineer for an owner, because that means it is able to play fetch even when no humans are around. This device allows the dog to load the launcher and fire it without human assistance.”

Man Stages Fake Murder In Front Of Google Street View Van

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A garage owner spotted one of those Google Street View vehicles and decided it was the perfect opportunity to stage a fake murder.  (Via Flickr / phossilBen Smith)

   with that garage owner, Dan Thompson. He explains how he created the scene.

” I whiffled into the garage, grabbed Gary, one of my mechanics, and a pickaxe handle. Came out, laid down in the street, and he stood over me, pretending to give me a leaf massage with the pickaxe handle.”

  The 56-year-old has since apologized.

  This was after someone finally spotted the image a year later and called the cops, likely fearing it was real, according to The Telegraph. “

 

More here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prototype 0 Reveals the Zonda 760 X

 

 

” If you were sad because you think that the Zonda production finished don’t worry. The Pagani Automobili is still building special Zondas for their customers. Probably you will see new cars also in the coming year. This time, Pagani produced a very particular car. Its name is Zonda X and it is a very close sister of the well known Zonda UNO. Even if the “760” logo is not present on the car I’m quite sure it features the same specs of the Zonda 760LM.”

 

   This video is not of the 760 X but is still a great intro to the world of Pagani automobiles and the Zonda model in particular .

 

 

 

Read more and view many pictures at Prototype 0

See also:

 

 

Pagani Zonda 760 X One-Off: Fortune Looking for Fame [Photo Gallery]

One Lap of the Web: New Zonda, Euro-spec Porsches and a Gordini R17

Pagani Zonda X: New Pictures and Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secret Underground Vault Contains All Lego Sets In History

 

 

 

 

 

 

” I watched The Lego Movie once again. Like the first time, I cried like a little kid. It’s a good movie, but the strong emotional reaction came from deep inside, firing the same childhood memories that The Lego Memory Lane—Leg0 HQ’s underground secret vault with all their sets—did when I visited it in Billund, Denmark.

  In Billund, everything is awesome. I was there back in June 2008 during an exclusive tour of the factory and it’s a magical wonderland. I saw how bricks and minifigs are made. How they store them in a giant 65-foot-high Lego cathedral controlled by robots—which seems out of Willy Wonka. Then I visited their museum house—the original family home of the company founder—which has some of the best and most famous Lego sets in history on display.

  But it was under that house where I found the Holy Grail of Nostalgia, a high security vault that contains every Lego set in history. This is the article I wrote about it back then. I realized it contains the reason why The Lego Movie hit me right in the feels.

  I have to confess that life hasn’t been very good lately. Work around the clock, not enough free time, trying to have kids and crashing badly… all while moving to a country I don’t particularly like, away from my best friends and family. Maybe that’s why visiting Lego’s Memory Lane-the secret vault guarding almost every Lego set ever manufactured-touched me in a way I didn’t expect.

  This wasn’t amazement or simple awe. I was already astonished to no end by the tour of the Lego factory. No, this was something else, something bigger than the impressive view of the 4,720 Lego sets inside this lair. These weren’t just simple boxes full of bricks. These were tickets to ride a time portal to emotions and simpler days long forgotten.”

Read more at Gizmodo.Sploid

Virgin Galactic Signs FAA Deal To Clear Airspace For Suborbital Flights

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virgin Galactic, the private space venture bankrolled by billionaire Sir Richard Branson, has signed an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that spells out how the company will use U.S. airspace during its planned suborbital flights.

  Virgin Galactic officials have said they hope to begin commercial flights aboard SpaceShipTwo out of New Mexico’s Spaceport America by the end of 2014.

  The deal, which was announced Thursday (May 29), outlines how Virgin Galactic will work with the FAA’s air traffic control center Albuquerque and the New Mexico Spaceport Authority to safely provide clear airspace for SpaceShipTwo space plane.”

 

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There’s a threat in there someplace . Can you see him ? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 Kids Who Outsmarted Their Tests

 

 

1.) An understandable solution to the formula.

 

 

 

” If your parents or family have ever complained about your time as a child, take that as a compliment. The hardest children to raise are often the most clever; they can just outwit their parents, making life hard for them. Take these kids for example. They knew what their teachers wanted them to do… but they decided to do something way more awesome.

  Most adults wouldn’t be able to think of responses that are this witty or clever. Even though these are the wrong answers, I would have given theses kids an A+.”

 

 

10.) It's still a "beer law."

 

 

 

View the other 19 unconventional answers here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand Cannons: The World’s Most Powerful Handguns

 

 

The .600 Nitro Express Zeliska revolver is an Austrian single-action revolver produced by Pfeifer firearms.  The Zeliska is one of the largest handgun in the world, weighing in at over 13 lbs and having a length of 22 inches. The cylinder section alone weighs 4.5 lbs. The Zeliska is also one of the most powerful handguns in the world, producing a muzzle energy of 7,591 foot pounds. The weight of the gun helps control the recoil, making controlled shooting possible. The capacity of a Zeliska is five .600 Nitro Express or .458 Win Mag rounds. The Zeliska fires a .600 Nitro Express slug (900 grain) at 1,950 ft. The cost of a Zeliska revolver is $17,316. Each .600 Nitro Express round costs $40, making this gun very expensive to fire.

 

 

 

 

” The .600 Nitro Express Zeliska revolver is an Austrian single-action revolver produced by Pfeifer firearms. The Zeliska is one of the largest handgun in the world, weighing in at over 13 lbs and having a length of 22 inches. The cylinder section alone weighs 4.5 lbs. The Zeliska is also one of the most powerful handguns in the world, producing a muzzle energy of 7,591 foot pounds. The weight of the gun helps control the recoil, making controlled shooting possible. The capacity of a Zeliska is five .600 Nitro Express or .458 Win Mag rounds. The Zeliska fires a .600 Nitro Express slug (900 grain) at 1,950 ft. The cost of a Zeliska revolver is $17,316. Each .600 Nitro Express round costs $40, making this gun very expensive to fire.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

   The Zeliska is truly the world’s most powerful handgun . It makes the .44 magnum and even the Desert Eagle .50 look downright puny  . Watch the video below and see for yourself .

 

 

 

    Of course after seeing the .600 Nitro Express revolver the other nominees for world’s most powerful handgun pale in comparison but they are certainly worth your while if you are a handgun aficionado . Check the others out here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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