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Poo like a unicorn on a squatty potty: watch a brilliant advert

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The Squatty Potty is a $28 footstool that slides under your toilet. You use it by squatting on the toilet. This, we are assured, is the best way to take a dump.

To illustrate this marvel, the,Squatty Potty hired …

Posted: 10th, October 2015 | In: News, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch people use virtual reality porn for the first time

 

Porn is everywhere:

BaDoink, a leading online adult entertainment company, has been an active pioneer in the virtual reality space – attempting to bring virtual reality porn to the masses. They recently hit the streets of San Francisco, California

Posted: 26th, September 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Womanizer: the utterly weird German aid to masturbation that looks like a kazoo

womanizer sex

 

Female masturbation is presented as a good thing. Men who toss off are, well, tossers but in the mainstream media dildos and all manner of devices are symbols of female emancipation. And now there is the Womanizer. Yeah, there’s …

Posted: 25th, September 2015 | In: News, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Facebook should sue the parent who let his 11-year-old open an account

facebook

 

Hear the one about the 11-year-old on Facebook? Not exactly nicking porn mags from the newsagents or drinking fags in the boozer, but it’s enough to shock and amaze today’s worriers.

The story is that when a father from …

Posted: 17th, September 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: scientist hasn’t washed for 12 Years uses bacteria to ‘stay’ clean

 

American scientist Dave Whitlock says:

“No one did clinical trials on people taking showers every day. I have not taken a shower in 12 years.”

(Via Oddity Central):

….In fact, he says that the chemicals in our soaps

Posted: 12th, September 2015 | In: News, Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


FBI porn scam takes your photo and locks your mobile phone

fbi porn scam

 

The FBI is watching you users of porn app. Porn Droid. If you’re looking at smut on your Android phone, the FBI will lock it, display a message that you are on the official porn-watchers register, take your photo …

Posted: 11th, September 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Video: human wasp makes drone helicopter in his garden

 

Drones are invasive. And now YouTuber user Gasturbine101 has managed to make them still more annoying by creating one that can fly him over your heads.

Called Swarm –  aka The Manned Aerial Vehicle Multirotor Super Drone – the …

Posted: 9th, September 2015 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gif reveals how fast New Horizons is flying

new horizons speed

 

How fast is New Horizon’s moving as it flew by Pluto? We know the numbers: the pod that’s taken nine year to reach Pluto is moving at 36,000 mph.

Clay Bavor has created a Gif to help us understand …

Posted: 7th, September 2015 | In: Gifs, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: man refuses to stop shagging in VR sex simulation demo

Give a man a VR headset and a plastic doll and he’s good to go.

And go…

vr sex

Posted: 28th, August 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch the making of Moray McLaren’s gorgeous video for We Got Time

david wilson video

 

The video to Moray McLaren’s We Got Time features lovely animations. What you see is not reliant on modern cameras and computers. What you see is what was filmed.

 

 

Londoner David Wilson tells us how it was …

Posted: 25th, August 2015 | In: Music, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drudges are dead: minimum wages creates robot waiters

 

Waiter, waiter, there’s a robot in my soup:

Many chains are already at work looking for ingenious ways to take humans out of the picture, threatening workers in an industry that employs 2.4 million wait staffers, nearly 3

Posted: 18th, August 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Video: how to make a frisbee into a lethal weapon

 

Now to get a Hard Ticket to Hawaii – scroll down for the killer frisbee.

Spotter: b3ta

Posted: 18th, August 2015 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: this magical hypnotising model train spiral

James Risner made this model train track. The train goes on. The train never stops.

Spotter: Gizmodo

Posted: 17th, August 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police hunt man who cyber-flashed London woman a photo of his penis

 

You can send anyone a photo of your penis via a feature “buried in Apple’s iPhone”, says the Indy. No need to download Snapchat or send an email. One iPhone user found the feature and sent a …

Posted: 13th, August 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch this video of Neodymium Magnets crushing things in slow-motion

 

The neodymium magnet is “the most widely used type of rare-earth magnet, is a permanent magnet made from an alloy of neodymium, iron and boron to form the Nd2Fe14B tetragonal crystalline structure.” But you already knew that.

Spotter: Wikipedia

Posted: 8th, August 2015 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man creates great cat feeding machine that means feline must hunt for dinner (Video)

 

Ben Millam, a self-styled “aspiring geek”, has created a cat feeding machine. If Ben’s pet feline Monkey wants to eat he must hunt for RFID-tagged white plastic balls placed strategically around the home.

When Monkey finds a ball, …

Posted: 7th, August 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Future Shock: in 1972 Alvin Toffler’s film excited our human response to over-stimulation

 

Those good people at Disinfo point us towards Future Shock, the film based on Alvin Toffler’s 1970 book. Released in 1972, Orson Welles narrates.

Alvin Toffler notes:

“We may define future shock as the distress, both physical and psychological,

Posted: 11th, June 2015 | In: Film, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch a man play the guitar as surgeons operate on his brain

 

To Brazil, where Anthony Kulkamp Dias is playing the guitar as surgeons operate on his brain. Doctors wanted to monitor Mr Dias’ cognitive functions during the surgery. Playing a guitar was his idea.

The 20-year-old strummed Yesterday by The …

Posted: 5th, June 2015 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Der Boxroboter: In 1983 East Germany’s robot boxer was going to rule the world

Der Boxroboter

 

In 1987,  Der Boxroboter was introduced to the world via Sports Illustrated:

The German Democratic Republic is very advanced in the use of scientific training methods for its athletes. Now the East Germans have beaten the world to

Posted: 1st, June 2015 | In: Sports, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Painted bronze sculpture of Sir Tim Berners-Lee unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery

Sean Henry, berners lee statue

 

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled Sean Henry’s painted bronze sculpture of Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

His lap-top’s in the leather bag slung over his shoulder.…

Posted: 28th, May 2015 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Robo-ass: Patrick gets his prostate examined hundreds of times a year

Patrick the prostate ass

 

Meet Patrick, the “simulated patient that talks to medical students while offering real-time feedback about the virtual prostate exam he’s receiving.” Patrick is the voice of a robotic backside:

Medical Daily reports:

Patrick serves a dual purpose: personal

Posted: 22nd, May 2015 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0