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This Retired LEGO Mold Made 120,000,000 Bricks

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There’s really not much more information on this aside from what’s in the headline. And is there really any need for more?

So let’s sample some of the top comments on the Imgur page on which it was found.

    “Now, he’s living in Boca Raton, got a nice condo, does some volunteer work and he goes Marlin fishing once a month.”
    “It shits bricks.”
    “After years of service finally it just Lego”
    “Pain factory!”

VIA [ Nerd Approved ]

Watch What Happens When You Forget The Hose Out In The Cold

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Spoiler: you get a lot of cylindrical ice.

You should still watch the video even though you know the plot twist, because it’s like those videos showing a bunch of clowns coming out of a Beetle; it’s just never ending.

And it’s being passed around online so we think it’s worth a quick look.

VIA [ Plenty of websites ]

Lifehack: Turn Your Hoodie Into A Popcorn Holder

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Wear your hoodie front-side-back and use the hood to hold popcorn right in front of your pie hole. You can also hold other things in there, like chips, or even burritos. Or pie. But we still think you should stick to popcorn, if only because it’s less likely to make a mess.

This is the kind of genius thing we wish we’d thought of ages ago, and which makes you wonder about just how many more such simple life tricks are around.

VIA [ LikeCool ]

House Of The Rising Sun Played On A Pair Of Tesla Coils

I’m home, bored on a Saturday evening, so here’s an oldie but goodie for those of you doing the same and stumbling upon a rare weekend OhGizmo! post in your Interweb meanderings. It’s The Animals’ House Of The Rising Sun played on a pair of Tesla coils. Yes, there’s sparks galore and yes it’s as awesome as it sounds.

As the YouTube comment says: “Dude. Science and sh#t.”

Enjoy.

Heavy Metal Hero: Fan-Made Iron Man Gauntlet Can Shoot Real Lasers

Have you ever felt so passionate about something that you just wanted to break out the tools and make something to that thing you’re so passionate about? Well, I never did, since I’m not really good with the DIY stuff, but Patrick Priebe is–and he’s showing the rest of the world just how awesome he is at it by making this Iron Man gauntlet.

The gauntlet isn’t all for show. It can actually shoot high-powered lasers that have the capacity to burn stuff (ouch!) and pop balloons. He didn’t do any tutorials or post any in-the-making images so you won’t be able to replicate this at home, unless you do so with your own resourcefulness and ingenuity.

Hit the break for a video of the gauntlet in action.

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WANT: Handmade Super Mario Belt

So this Etsy seller and leatherworker, Julia from Montreal, made an awesome belt for her brother that depicted the last level of Super Mario Bros. It’s intricate, delicately pressed and painted, and just looks great. She didn’t put it for sale on the shop, intending for it to be a present to her brother for his birthday. But then, the other brother in the family posted a picture of it to Reddit, where of course it was a hit. So overwhelming was the demand that Julia decided to make new ones like it available on her shop. You can now own the very same belt, or any other depicting similar levels, either in SMB or other side scroller with reasonable proportions. It’s a long process and each belt is handmade, so of course the price is high. She estimates it to be around $395 per belt, but she’ll have a better idea in the first weeks of January and will adjust her price accordingly then. Still, won’t be cheap, but sure as heck is cool.

Hit the jump for a couple more pictures and links.

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Mind Blown: New Species Of Spider Builds A Decoy Of Itself

If you were a spider, with a tiny brain, would you know what you look like? In “damn this is scary” news, a scientist has discovered a potential new species of spider in Peru that creates a decoy of itself, places it on its web, and even wiggles its legs around to make it look alive. Best of all: it’s got eight legs, as spiders should. It’s an anatomically reproduction of itself, one which is made from dead insects, debris and leaves. Discovered by biologist and science educator Phil Torres in the Peruvian amazon, it is thought that the spider could belong to the genus of spiders called Cyclosa. These have been observed in the past building similar decoys, but none that are anatomically correct and certainly none that shake the web to mimic movement. It’s believed they make them to confuse and perhaps scare away their prey. Certainly in this new case, the decoy was much larger than the spider that built it, perhaps with the goal of making prey think that the spider that lives there is larger than it really is.

Torres, fascinated by the find, contacted “arachnologist Linda Rayor of Cornell University who confirmed the find was unusual.” Final confirmation of whether this is a completely new species, or just new previously-unreported behavior from Cyclosa, will require close anatomical observation. Since Torres didn’t have the required permits to take a sample, this will have to wait until January, when he plans to return.

[ Wired ] VIA [ Geekosystem ]

Obtainium Brings Simple and Sexy Back with Their Aluminum Wallets

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Finding the perfect wallet for men is like finding the perfect pair of jeans to women. There are many choices, many different designs, and many different varieties–but there can only be one. And for 371 people and counting, they happen to think that Obtainium’s new wallet is The One.

Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum and hard coated to a satin texture, the wallet features a simple design that lets you use it in ways that you never could with all the other existing wallets in the market. For example, now you can grab the card you need without even having to open the wallet–and this is all thanks to Obtainium’s unique insertion and removal system.

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Awesome Dad Builds Quadcopter So His Son Doesn’t Have to Walk to the Bus Stop Alone

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Joining the ranks of cool mom Cory and awesome dad Mike is Paul Wallich. He didn’t mod his kid’s push car into a DeLorean nor did he mod Zelda and turn Link into a girl. Instead, he did something that isn’t only fun but pretty useful at the same time: he built a quadcopter that tracks and walks his son to the bus stop.

Call him lazy, but you have to admit that it’s a pretty ingenious device. Paul wanted to keep an eye on his son when the latter made his way to and from the stop. But at the same time, he didn’t want to go out there and do some actual walking either. So instead, he took a basic quadcopter kit, strapped an old smartphone into it so that he could stream the live feed to his home computer, and installed a navigation program in order to track the GPS beacon in his son’s backpack.

Convenience for the dad, and instant popularity for the kid. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

VIA [ Technabob ]