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Pooping On The Side Of A 4X4’s Tire

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When you gotta go, you gotta go. If you’ve bought yourself a fancy off-road vehicle, there’s chance you’ll be off the beaten path for long periods, away from civilized sanitation. If the urge strikes you, you can do your business like a caveman, or class it up a little with this toilet seat mounted to the side of a 4X4’s front wheel. There’s very little information about it, and the source seems to be a Russian forum. Our best guess is it’s a homemade contraption, so no chance to actually buy it. But you know, once an idea is in the wild, it just takes an enterprising guy and a Kickstarter, and you have yourself a product. Just make sure your buddy doesn’t try to drive it away while you’re doing your business, you know, for giggles.

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Engineers and Neurosurgeons Develop The Vicis 01 Football Helmet, Designed To Absorb Impact Markedly Better Than Current Tech

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We keep hearing about football players developing lifelong brain damage due to the heavy impact they receive on their heads while playing the game. So we find it relatively sad that it’s taken this long for engineers to come up with a better approach; it appears that in the Vicis 01 Football Helmet, they may have succeeded, and late is definitely better than never. The system works by combining two systems that work in tandem: the Lode Shell and the Core Layer.

THE LODE SHELL™
Absorbs impact load by locally deforming, like a car bumper. Automotive safety engineers have used local deformation to protect people for decades. We’re the first to bring this proven innovation to football helmets.

THE CORE LAYER™
Employs a highly-engineered columnar structure that moves omni-directionally to reduce linear and rotational forces. The columnar geometry used in our CORE Layer is based on principles first described by Leonhard Euler, a Swiss physicist in the 1700s.

The LODE Shell and CORE Layer work together to reduce impact forces, leveraging well established engineering principles and materials long-used in stringent aerospace and automotive applications. Tested to withstand multiple seasons of play, the VICIS ZERO1 delivers 21st century innovation built on bedrock scientific principles.

Additionally, each helmet is nearly custom fit to a player’s head, providing uniform protection rather than the current (limited) segmented size approach, due to its 12 possible size and geometry configurations. It looks like something the NFL sorely needs, but players will have to wait a little before they can try them on for size. There’s a waiting list, and we don’t know how much they cost.

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Deal of the Day: 33% Off On KeySmart 2.0 with Bottle Opener & Nano Clip

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I have a KeySmart, and I have to say I love it. It’s an organizer for keys, so they’re not aways jangling away in my pocket like I’m a janitor or something. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a janitor, of course, but you know what I’m saying; jangling keys are annoying. The KeySmart 2.0 with Bottle Opener & Nano Clip is an upgrade on the one I have.

Say goodbye to your annoying, bulky key ring—KeySmart organizes your keys in one convenient, compact, and lightweight place. Easily attach up to 8 keys, and use the included loop to latch on your car fob as needed. The award-winning KeySmart is meticulously designed to allow for quick and easy key access, and will rid your life of key jingling and jabbing forever.

– Frame crafted from quality aircraft aluminum for lightweight body
– Bottle opener included
– Nano Clip clips to any pocket, purse, or backpack w/ a strong connection
– Hardware milled from stainless steel for durability
– Unique ‘S’ design made to fit 2x the keys in half the space
– Size accommodates most sizes of key
– Made in Chicago

It’s really a cool device, and at it’s normal $33 price is still justified. But with today’s $21.99 price, it’s a steal.

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Famous Cities Skyline Rings

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Jewelry can say a lot about you. If you’re carrying double digit carats and more gold than you can find on the Sistine Chapel, there’s a chance you’re trying to tell the world you have money, and would like them to know it. But if you’re donning these Cityscape Rings from Etsy seller Shekhtwoman, you’re saying you have an appreciation for art, metropolitan architectural artistry, and have generally have good taste. At least we think so. The rings represent famous skylines from cities like Paris, New York, San Francisco, and Boston, as well as some more obscure ones like Charleston or Edinburg (not saying Edinburg isn’t famous, but… well, it’s not quite as recognizable now is it…)

The rings start out at $69 for the Bronze and Brass versions, but sadly many of these cheaper ones seem to be sold out. If you’ve got $1,359 burning a hole in your pocket, the Platinum versions are still generally available.

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Pivotal Living Bluetooth Smart Scale

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View more than just your weight with the Pivotal Living Bluetooth Smart Scale. Providing you with accurate measurements of your body fat percentage, BMI, Basal metabolic rate, and lean body mass in addition to your weight, this scale is truly smart. The Pivotal Living Smart Scale connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to the app on your phone to help you track and manage these metrics over time. This scale can even automatically recognize up to 15 different user profiles so the whole family can get involved. Available in white, this scale is equipped with an LCD glass top display screen for easy reading. The sturdy acrylic and plastic and withstand weights up to 330 pounds. Track your body’s metrics to improve your life with the Pivotal Living Bluetooth Smart Scale.

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Hexacups Bring Structural Superiority To Beer Pong

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Who knew that the venerable game of beer pong could use a little bit of structural engineering improvements? Yet, there you have it: Hexacups are undeniably better than regular beer cups. Their hexagonal shape give them a few advantages. For one, they’re much harder to crush. Drunk frat boys tossing ping pong balls around will sometimes fall over and screw the pooch. Also, they’re much easier to rack; just press them together and the straight edges will align themselves in 1/4 of the time it normally takes. Also, since the edges are touching, there’s no gaps, nor any way for a stray cup to just fall over or move around during play. At a $15 pledge for a basic set of 22 cups and 3 balls, it’s priced just right. It’s a Kickstarter that has yet to reach its goal, but they’re not far off.

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Deal of the Day: 87% Off On NetSpot Pro Wi-Fi Optimizer for Mac

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Getting the best WiFi connection in your home isn’t always just a matter of turning your router on. There are dead zones to avoid, and there are often connectivity issues you might struggle to resolve. NetSpot Pro Wi-Fi Optimizer for Mac helps you with that.

NetSpot lets you visualize, optimize, and troubleshoot your wireless networks with any MacBook so you can get the best connection possible at all times. Use the mapping feature to view dead zones and optimize hotspot placement, and use the troubleshooting tool to identify connectivity issues. With NetSpot Pro, you’ll never miss a beat, post, or important email even when your Internet is acting up.

– Reach maximum Wi-Fi efficiency
– Easily assure that hotspots are placed correctly & radio channels are assigned properly
– Visualize your wireless network w/ maps so you can see where to best increase connection strength
– Point your location on the map to starts collecting Wi-Fi data around you
– See dead zones without coverage
– View any number of Access Points (BSSIDs) simultaneously
– Utilize flexible grouping of APs by SSID, channel, vendor, security, etc. & custom groups
– Choose from multiple export possibilities, including new customizable advanced reports
– Run Internet download & upload speed tests

It’s a comprehensive tool that will help you troubleshoot your connection until you have the best possible link to the Internet at large. Normally a hefty $149, with today’s deal it’s only $18.49!

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A PB&J Bottle Of Old Fashioned

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When it comes to putting things in our mouths, we’re big fans of big bold tastes. That’s why we are such big fans of bacon. But the tasty cured meat isn’t the only flavour that gets our buds going. The peanut butter and jelly combination is a staple in any kid’s lunch box, and for good reason: that stuff is tasty! Now that you’ve grown up, you might be interested in the Peanut Butter and Jam Old Fashioned instead.

– Warming tasty bourbon with notes of peanut butter and jam
– Sweetened using homemade raspberry syrup
– Salted with pink Himalayan rock salt
– Each burly bottle is labelled and corked by hand in East London
– Dipped in a delicious raspberry-scented wax seal
– Even better than the legendary sandwich

It’s already mixed and ready to drink, either neat or on the rocks. Just do yourself a favour and enjoy this libation by itself and not mixed with some orange juice or some other monstrosity. You will be paying £39.99 ($56USD) for the privilege after all.

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Taser Pulse, The Company’s Smallest Device, Is For Civilian Use

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Police have Tasers, but they’re not the only ones who do. As a matter of fact, the company has just announced the release of their smallest model yet, aimed at the consumer market. The Taser Pulse is the smallest device in their arsenal, measuring “a mere 5.24 inches long by 4.5 inches tall and weighing roughly half a pound.” Don’t let its size fool you, since it does come “with rechargeable batteries, two live Taser cartridges, laser-assisted targeting and a 15-foot range.” It’s small enough to stuff in a smallish handbag or behind your back, and can provide you with some peace of mind if you expect to be walking through a rough patch of town. It’s $399 but won’t ship until late Q1 of this year. You can of course pre-order it, right now. You should also check local laws first to make sure you’re allowed to carry this.

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