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The Can Cannon Will Launch Your Suds Across A Football Field

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You own an AR-15 or M16 rifle, but you’re getting tired of shooting real bullets at stuff? Yeah, a company called X Products hears you and in response, they’ve developed the Can Cannon. It’s a system designed to launch full, unopened aluminum beverage cans to an average distance of up to 105 yards. It uses blanks as propellant, and apparently will accommodate other similarly sized objects, like tennis balls. The company is even developing more products that will fit the Can Cannon, like a grappling hook or a net launcher. It’s a fun, non-lethal add-on to your rifle, and it’ll set you back $400.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

Office Warfare: Q-Tip Crossbow

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You’ve been wanting to get back at Tim from accounting ever since he covered your seat in Scotch Tape, but unsure how? The Q-Tip Crossbow is just the right type of weapon for this job. Just crank it, place a Q-Tip and pull the trigger cord. You’ll hit your target up to 20ft away, and Tim will never be able to get upset at you because, well, it’s paper and cotton for crying out loud. Some assembly is required and it comes with 25 Q-Tips, but it’s not like you can’t buy 1,000 for $5 at Costco or anything. It’s $10 from Thinkgeek.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Battling Star Wars Drones Are A Thing That You Can Buy

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When we write about Star Wars merchandise, it’s usually just some stuff that looks like something in the movies, and doesn’t do much, like a lamp or a toaster or something. But these Propel RC Star Wars “Battling Quad” Drones are something else: they carry lasers that can tag their opponents, grounding them after three successful hits. You’ll thus be able to conduct some pretty gnarly aerial dogfights, since these are some pretty powerful drones too, reaching their 25mph top speed in only 3 seconds. They come in 74-Z Speeder Bike, Tie Advanced X1, T-65 X-Wing Starfighter, or Millennium Falcon variants. But since we’re talking about serious toys, we’re also looking at serious prices ranging from $325 to $400.

[ Product Page (down at the moment) ] VIA [ Werd ]

Spot It: There’s A Cellphone On This Rug

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Let’s play a game of Where’s Waldo, only now we’re looking for something else. On the picture above there is a table, a rug and a cellphone. Only you’re not going to find the cellphone. At least we don’t think you will, not without a hint. If you do, you got some skills, hermano. It’s a picture taken by Facebooker Jeya May Cruz and has gone completely viral, even appearing on mainstream TV shows, like the Today Show. She claims she just dropped her phone and couldn’t find it… but then how did she take this picture? It’s not like anyone has standalone cameras anymore. We say she planted it there, knowing full well the firestorm she would ignite. Well played, Jeya, well played. Ok so… where is it?

SPOILER ALERT. Don’t keep reading if you want to find it on your own.

Look just to the right of the right table leg. See it? It’s face down with a flower pattern case. No, really, it’s there.

Ok, we’re done here. Carry on.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Gallium, The Melt-in-your-Hands Metal That You Can Buy

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It’s kind of safe too, or at the very least, it’s safer than playing with Mercury. Gallium is a metal whose melting point is at 29.76 °C (85.56 °F), below your skin temperature. That means that simply handling a little block in your hands will melt it and you’ll have liquid metal in the palm of your hand! We wouldn’t recommend ingesting it since it is metal, and it will temporarily stain your skin as it gets into the crevices on your epidermis, but it’s still safe enough to play around with and show your friends and even kids. You can get a 20g chunk of it on Amazon for $10, which is dirt cheap for anyone with a slight scientific inclination, or that just likes anything remotely cool.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ BoingBoing ]

KFC Makes Nail Polish That Tastes Like Chicken

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Their slogan is “Finger Lickin’ Good”, so it sort of makes sense, doesn’t it? See, as part of a promotional effort in Hong Kong, the local KFC office has apparently created nail polish that looks just like regular nail color, but happens to taste of delicious fried chicken. That way, well, you can spend your days looking entirely normal with your fingers in your mouth. They come in two flavours: Hot & Spicy, and Original Recipe. They were conceived and developed by McCormick, the spice company behind KFC’s secret spice and herb mix, and are allegedly completely safe to consume. The polishes are not being mass produced yet; the company is showing early prototypes off in promotional pics and asking fans to vote on which flavour they’d actually like to see being made. Whether it does ever make it into the wild, let alone stateside, is anyone’s guess.

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A Hoodie For Lovers

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Together Wear is a line of hoodies that were designed with two people in mind. Not content with sporting kangaroo pockets in the front, the hoodies also have them in the back. This way when you and your better half hug, you can cosily put your hands in their back pocket. Why? Because the Internet, that’s why. Because people will make products and post pics that some sappy heads will see and go “aawww” and poke their boyfriends and say “buy me this” and next thing you know it’s a viral hit. Well, Together Wear is not a viral hit, not yet anyway. They’re getting funding on Kicktarter and haven’t quite reached their goal. But the hoodies do seem to be made with quality in mind, and at a $69 pledge for one, or more importantly $119 for two, it’s not outrageously priced. We’re not sure how to feel about them; ridiculous product or start of a new trend?

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ NoPuedoCreer ]

The Bunyanesque Hammock For You And All The Friends You Don’t Have

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Ok, we’re just being mean. Maybe you do have friends and we’re projecting. Whatever your social situation is, The Bunyanesque Hammock might actually appeal to you. It’s basically a giant tarp that you have to stretch out between trees or post or other structures.

“Four 20′-long, 1″-wide straps—each on its own rated to support up to 1,100 lbs.—secure the hammock’s four webbed type-12 bonded nylon corners to trees, posts, or other sturdy, immovable structures using eight stainless steel hooks.”

It’s rated to support up to 1,000 lbs, which is five 200 lbs. adults or about 72 kids. We think. Anyway, it’s a lot of people frolicking about in what looks like a ton of fun on a summer afternoon. It’s also a lot of money: $500.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

IKEA Hotplate Forces You To Ditch Your Smartphone For Dinner

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Dinnertime conversation… Some of you might remember the days where you’d actually, you know, talk to one another at the diner table, rather than peck away at your smartphone between bites. If these memories are felt with a sense of fondness, maybe you can bring that old tradition back. IKEA Taiwan has a put out a video showcasing a hotplate that only gets hot if enough smartphones are placed underneath it. We’re not sure how the tech works (is it just a scale?) but the more phones you put down there, the hotter the meal gets. There is very little information on this, and we doubt it’s something the company is planning on releasing to the public. But we can bet there’s a strong market for something like this.

Watch the video to get a sense of what they’re hoping to accomplish.

[ RocketNews24 ] VIA [ ThatsNerdALicious ]