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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 ]

Pringles Candles

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Big fan of Pringles’ chips, are ya? Pringles UK has something for you: a set of candles that allegedly smell like some of their chip flavours. They come in ‘Pigs in Blanket’, ‘Cheesy Cheese’ and ‘Texas BBQ’ flavours and are available now.

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So Even Crickets Are Driving Cars Nowadays

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Granted, we’re talking about toy cars, but this is totally legit. Toys’R’Us is selling the BugRacer, which is a battery-powered toy car that features a special cockpit meant to accommodate a cricket. No, the cricket isn’t included in your purchase, so after your child acquires one (either through bug hunting in the yard, or at the pet store), he’ll be able to coax him into the tiny ‘control room’. Sensors within detect the insect’s position, and steer the vehicle accordingly. Sure, the car is going to bump into stuff and drive around erratically, it’s a bug after all, but it’s programmed to simply back up when it hits a wall. There’s even an auto-pilot mode if you feel like Jiminy is too drunk to drive that day. It’s a cool way to get your child interested in insects, which could lead to an interest in biology and science in general. It’s $35.

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LEGO Finally Made The Foot Protectors They Should Have Made Ages Ago

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It’s well known that in Hell, you burn for eternity while walking barefoot on LEGOs. It’s in the Bible. Recognizing this reality, LEGO has finally decided to make things a little bit right by releasing a set of slippers meant to protect your feet from the unmentionable pain of walking on its bricks. Made in collaboration with Brand Station, it’s advertising agency, the slippers are made to look sort of like a brick. They’re part of a limited run of 1,500 only available as a prize in a contest you have to enter here.

[ Enter the contest ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

LED Beer Pong Table Amps Up Your Party

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Being 35, the days of playing beer pong are far behind, sadly. But I don’t remember it ever being so big of a ‘thing’ as it seems to be now. There are even tournaments for the questionable “sport” in places like Las Vegas (and plenty of others, I assume, I just don’t get out much)! So I shouldn’t be surprised to hear about the LED Beer Pong Table. It’s a pretty awesome looking table with an infinity mirror, and hundreds of LEDs that create an illusion of endless space beneath the surface. The lights change and flash to the music, and can be controlled with an IR remote. Seen in action, it seems to be just the thing that drunken frat kids would love. The full metal construction means it won’t easily break, and magnetic locks keep it closed when folded. It’s “regulation size”, so, you know, you can even do tournaments we suppose.

It’s a $629 pre-order.

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A Road Legal Little Tikes Cosy Coupe For Not-so-Little Kids

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Back in 2013, U.K. Attitude Autos took a Daewoo Matiz and spent 16 weeks customizing it to make it look exactly like a Little Tikes Cosy Coupe. What you see above is the result of that effort, and now, after spending a couple of years appearing at charity events and raising money, the car is up for sale on eBay. It’s fully road legal, and can reach speeds of 70 miles an hour (112.6 km/h). “The eBay page has it listed at £21,500 (about $33,200 USD), down from what Attitude Autos says was the car’s initial appraisal of $46,000 USD.” Keep in mind it’s a stick shift, but that’s at least a couple notches better than having to push it with your feet.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ TheVerge ]

StashPad Holds Your Booze and Cigars Discretely

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If you’ve been caught sneaking drinks in one too many times, then you should do away with your old methods and try using the StashPad for a change. It looks like an iPad (okay, maybe a knockoff iPad seeing as it’s way thicker than Apple’s tablets), but it’s actually a flask and cigar case in disguise. It’s thick for a good reason too– all 12 ounces of it, because that’s the volume of drinks it can effectively stash for you.

Just make sure you don’t attempt to actually use the StashPad, whether as a tablet (in case you forget) or as a flask, in front of your boss or you’ll risk giving yourself away. The StashPad is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $15 will get you one of your very own.

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This Spiral Staircase Attaches To A Tree

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There are many ways to climb a tree, but very few of them involve comfort or ease. Whether it’s mocking around on a bare trunk, or even using a ladder of any type, you’ll find yourself exerting yourself, potentially above your personal comfort levels. But there’s very little to find difficult about climbing a tree outfitted with the CanopyStair. It’s a set of stairs that attach to a tree trunk via ratchet straps. Install each step one by one, in a spiral pattern, and in less than half an hour you’ll have an easy and simple way to make yourself to the canopy. What you do once you’re there is another matter altogether, but at least the climbing part will be simple. There’s no word on price or availability, but it does seem to be a real product that will be available at some point in the not too distant future.

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