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This App Can Tell You When Your Local McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine is Busted

 

Every so often, a genius comes around with a revolutionary idea that changes the world overnight. Penicillin, the Polio Vaccine, the Internet are all fine, but they never answered life’s greatest question; is the McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine down?

Say hello to Ice Check, an app which allows users to update the status of local McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines. Just like Waze, or gas price apps, other users will bit the bullet and report the status of whether you’ll be able to get that McFlurry, or whether you’re stuck with a 6-piece McNugget.

I downloaded the app and the good news is that my nearest McDonald’s has a working machine, the bad news is that the nearest McDonald’s listed is 50 miles away. Bummer.

Available now on the iOS App Store for free. The app’s not on Android yet, guess they’re stuck playing the guessing game.

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Man Proposes to Girlfriend Using 25 iPhone Xs

You know what they say, the fastest way to a girl’s heart is through 25 iPhone Xs. At least that’s what Chen Ming must’ve heard as the video game developer based in China used 25 of Apple’s latest iPhone to propose to his girlfriend by arranging them into the shape of a heart.

To help with the proposal, Ming had several of his girlfriend’s friends bring her down unknowingly to the spot where he arranged the phones into a heart surrounded by rose petals, before getting down on one knee and popping the question, which she said yes.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a cute story and all, but personally I think he’s crazy for wasting so much money for an outlandish display of love… I mean, clearly he should’ve used no more than 20 iPhone Xs.

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More Than 80,000 People Bought A Dinosaur Hoodie That Was Featured On Stranger Things

Here’s a fun little story that’s actually uplifting. The non-profit Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul has sold made over $3 Million in one day from people rushing to buy a hoodie that was shown in the Netflix show Stranger Things.

The design was originally released in the 80’s as part of a traveling exhibit, when the Costume Designer for Stranger Things approached the museum to get one made for the show. Now after being shown on Netflix, demand has skyrocketed for the design and 80,000 were sold before the website completely crashed. People were also rushing to the museum itself to try and snag one.

Obviously this is just a good thing for a non-profit museum and they say the designs will be back in stock shortly.

The hoodie is available for $36, but the design is available on other apparel including on T-shirts.

Science Museum of Minnesota ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

I Choose To Believe These People Who Can’t Tell An iPhone X From an iPhone 4 are Actors

Every so often, Jimmy Kimmel does a street segment showing people the hottest new gadget, but it’s really an old or completely different version of that new product. And somehow, he always finds morons who believe they’re looking at the newest iPad, when it’s really an old copy of Highlights Magazine from June 1992, with Hitler mustaches doodled on every person’s face. “Oh wow, it’s so light and different.”

But this time Kimmel’s taken it too far. The iPhone X hype has been everywhere and, yet the segment shows people being tricked into the thinking an old iPhone 4 is the new $999 iPhone X.

It’s so obvious that my only question left is, how did the actors later spend the $25 they were paid?

Man I really am just a buzzkill, aren’t I?

Hit the jump for the video.

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Hidden Valley Releasing A 5-Liter Keg of Their Ranch

 

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Just in time for the holidays, you can get your hands on this 5-liter (that’s 1.3 gallons for real people) keg of Hidden Valley ranch. Yes, it is real, and yes it is a crime against God awesome.

Now, you might be thinking that if Hidden Valley was to make an abomination like a 5-liter keg of ranch dressing, they should’ve done so in early summer. You know, try and get in on that BBQ action. But I say there’s no better time to take out the ranch keg then when the oven dings and grandma’s sugar cookies are done. Pass the cookies and milk my way!

Now I know what you’re thinking and don’t worry, the Hidden Valley 5-liter mini keg is stackable and has a special coating to sure your ranch doesn’t taste like a metal keg.

It’s available now for $50. I know what I want for Christmas!

Hidden Valley ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Swearball Lets You Record Foul Language And Hurl It At People

Swearball is toy that lets you say a short message into it and throw it at people, once its lands, it’ll play back the message recorded to it. So one of you co-workers could burn the coffee, Ryan, obviously it was Ryan; then you take this ball and record a message into it like ‘Ryan, you [censored]. You’re such a [censored] [censored] for [censored] up the coffee again. I hope you [censored] [censored] [censored].’

Of course, you don’t have to get called into HR for using your new toy. You could always buy a Swearball and record messages of encouragement (and then hurl them at people). ‘Hey Jim, good job with those sales.’ or ‘Doing a super job Oscar!’ or ‘great work with those files Pam!’

Swearball is available for $20, not a bad [censored] deal.

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Joel Osteen Impersonator Crashes Event Causing Subtle Havoc

We’ve all seen videos of celebrity impersonators going around city streets and causing a bit of chaos as fans crowd around trying to get their autograph/picture, but this one’s a little different. When Comedian Michael Klimkowski, who looks quite a bit like mega church pastor Joel Osteen, deciding to impersonate the celebrity, he did so at one of Osteen’s massive events and managed to trick staff into letting roam around freely.

He tricks everyone from fans, to staff and even the event’s security, and he manages to get to the actual stage of the massive arena. He ends up being caught, but technically he didn’t commit any crimes. Later, even the real police thought the whole thing was funny.

Hit the jump for the video.

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Why Tech Wednesday: This Pickle Rick Gold Pendant is a Crime Against Humanity

Look, I enjoy Rick and Morty as much as the next guy (as long as that next guy isn’t stabbing a McDonald’s employee for some McNuggy sauce), but these memes have got to go. Watching Rick and Morty doesn’t make you genius, remember, it’s just a silly Back to the Future parody.

But now there is Pickle Rick Jewelry, yes now you can own your gold or silver pendant of your favorite mad scientist after being soaked in brine. What has the world come to?

First they screamed “Wubba-Lubba Dub Dub!” and I did not speak out,  for I thought it was kinda funny.

Then they shouted “Get Shwifty!” and I did not speak out,  for I still thought it was kinda funny.

Finally, they screamed “I’m Pickle Rick!” and I cringed, but there was no left to speak for me.

Available for $39 from Midas Gold, just don’t tell I sent you or I’ll deny it.

Pickle Rick Pendant Necklace

Mr. Fusion Car Charger Looks Cool, But I Wanted Power Laces

 

Live out your childhood dreams of living in the far away tomorrow of 2015 with this Back to the Future Part II Mr. Fusion for charging you phone.

The charger easily slips into your car’s cup holder and has dual 2 amp USB charging ports and give you an extra 12v cigarette lighter. It’s powered with a 12v plug, so no need to throw your trash in it. Of course the trade-off is that it won’t be able to provide enough energy to power your flux capacitor, so for now, you’re still suck using good ol’ uranium to power your time-travel adventures.

Available from ThinkGeek for $40.  I mean I’d rather have Nike’s self lacing sneakers, but they only released a few hundred pairs, so they go for about $20,000 a pair. I guess I’ll just stick to my car charger for now.

ThinkGeek ]