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Only For the Gutsy: Blood and Guts Tent

Blood and Guts Tent

This tent by artist Andre Hasler wins the award for World’s Goriest Tent, hands-down. Even people who would normally opt for comfort and protection from the great outdoors would probably opt to sleep outside of it, because it’s really too grotesque for words. You could say it’s literally a pile of raw, bloody, gunky-looking goo.

Well, that and the fact that it’s made from sculpted fiber glass that’s coated with wax, because what’s the point in freaking yourself out if it isn’t comfortable at all? Hit the break for more pics of the tent.

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On a High: First Marijuana Vending Machine is Rolled Out

Marijuana Vending Machine

 

Is there anything you can not get from a vending machine these days? The first marijuana vending machine–at least, in Colorado–was recently rolled out on the patio of Montana’s Smokehouse in Avon. It’s different from other pot-dispensing vending machines in the sense that it’s accessible by anyone. For example, marijuana vending machines already exist in California, but they’re often located behind counters so you wouldn’t be able to dispense it yourself.

However, even though access to the machine isn’t limited, access to marijuana is. Only those who are medical marijuana cardholders will be able to dispense the goods, since the machine is equipped with a scanner that verifies the person’s ID first before dispensing anything.

Stephen Shearin, who is the COO of Tranzbyte, explains that he believes the machine will be a lot of help for folks who might feel shy having to buy marijuana, even though they’re doing so legally.

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Eau De Death: Zombie Repellent for the Apocalypse

Eau De Death

 

Shows like The Walking Dead give a glimpse of the future that could be in the case of a zombie apocalypse. Doesn’t look like a bright future, does it? If you believe the apocalypse is coming, then the first thing you have to do is take measures to make sure that you don’t get bitten. You don’t have to smear yourself with zombie gunk or wear clothes worn by the undead. All you’ll have to do is spritz on Eau De Death and you’ll be fine–in theory, that is.

Eau De Death was thought up by chemist Raychelle Burks. It essentially smells like rotting corpses, so this will not only ward of the dead but scare off the living as well. It’s essentially a mix of chemicals that the body naturally produces during decomposition: putrescine and cadaverine. A few drops of methanethiol are added into the mix to give it that nice rotting egg scent.

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Pot O’ Green Gold: Luck O’ the Irish Green Hot Chocolate

Green Hot Chocolate

 

St. Patty’s day has come and gone, but if you’re still nursing a hangover–whether it’s from last night’s party or from St. Patty’s (whoa, just how much did you drink?)–then this little pot o’ green right here is just what you need. It’s Luck O’ the Irish hot chocolate and it’s colored green instead of the usual chocolate brown, perhaps to match the color of your face or the strange hue of your puke from the night before.

Luck O’ the Irish Green Hot Chocolate is housed in a reusable tin pot. Just add a couple heaping tablespoons to a mug, add hot water, and enjoy. It retails for $12.99.

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Hamster-Powered Monster Will Fascinate The Kids Young And Old Alike

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This is a Stranbeest powered by a hamster in a wheel. A straandbeest is a multi-legged contraption created by Dutch artist Theo Jansen. Normally on display on Holland’s beaches, it’s now transformed into a tabletop contraption that uses a hamster ball with the hamster inside as the locomotive power; the ball turns some gears, which in turn propel the mechanism forward. Its eerie gait is sure to fascinate your kids at the very least, and even you if you still have an impressionable spirit in your curmudgeonly old age.

For $35 you can get an assemble-at-home kit, although the hamster is not included.

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I Think I’ll Pass: Zombie Booze Brewed With Actual Brains

Zombie Beer

As much as I love the Walking Dead and everything else inspired and associated with it, I’m not too keen on Dock Street Brewing’s Walker beer. It’s an American pale stout that was made in honor of the show’s season finale, and in keeping with the comic book-turned-television show’s theme, it’s brewed with smoked goat brains.

Dock Street Walker gets its blood red hue thanks to organic cranberries and not the brains, so that should set your mind at ease–even just a little bit. The beer is 7.2% alcohol by volume and will be released at Dock Street Brewing Co. on March 30. You might want to drop by if you happen to be in the area.

VIA [ Food Beast ]

So This a Solid-Gold Flappy Bird 3D Figure…

Solid Gold Flappy Bird

You’ve played the game. Now it’s time to own the bird–the actual Flappy Bird, that is, at least in 3D form. It’s no ordinary figure, though, as it’s crafted from no less than 14k solid gold.

Dong Nguyen might still be mulling over the decision to bring back Flappy Bird to the market, but the folks behind this the solid gold Flappy Bird are wasting no time in giving due recognition to the bird that has compelled countless people the world over to waste countless hours maneuvering it through the tunnels.

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Tickle Generates Fake Phone Calls to Get You Out of Awkward Situations

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What do you do when you find yourself in an awkward situation? Some people overcompensate by talking a mile a minute, while others fiddle with their phones or even fake making a call, just so they can excuse themselves. If you’ve ever tried going the latter route, then you know just how hard it can be sometimes to keep a straight face while having a fake conversation with no one.

Cue Tickle, a service that generates fake phone calls so you won’t have to pretend anymore. Developed by Alex Cornell and Phil Mills, the app “calls” you when you find yourself in a sticky situation or when you want to leave a potentially awkward or embarrassing scenario. All you have to do is move the phone in a jerky or “awkward manner” (check out the video after the break to see what the developers mean by this) and the app will get to work.

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When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go: Airpnp Bathroom Rental App

AirPnP

 

Music festivals and events like the Mardi Gras are all fun and games–until somebody needs to use the toilet and discovers that there’s not a public restroom in sight. Not to worry though, because Airpnp is here to save the day. It’s an app that hooks you up with a private toilet that you can pay to use at a location near you. If you’re up for making some extra cash, then you can also log on to Airpnp and put your bathroom up for rent.

Airpnp came about from the personal experiences of its founders, who are both New Orleanians who’ve gone through the pain of being unable to find a place where they can pee in peace–and legally.

The founders are both born and raised New Orleanians and during the Mardi Gras they routinely experienced the pain point of having no place to legally urinate. This problem is often solved by using what is known as a “rogue pee.” If caught the person faces a weekend in Orleans Parish Prison. Yet this stiff penalty doesn’t stop thousands upon thousands of “rogue pees.”

You can check out Airpnp HERE.

VIA [ Geekologie ]