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Go Bear in the Wilderness: Sleeping Bear Bag

Bear Sleeping Bag

You might’ve heard about French artist Abraham Poincheval and how he spent 13 days living inside a taxidermy bear for his performance art piece. Now you can sort of do the same with the Sleeping Bear Bag by artist Eiko Ishizawa, who first debuted it back in 2007. Now seven years down the line, the sleeping bag is now available for purchase, although only seven of them will be available.

You won’t be able to live inside it, but you can sleep in it and it looks way more comfortable than Abraham’s living quarters. The entire sleeping bag is handmade from its fake nose and fake teeth.

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If You Can’t Afford a Rocking Horse: Knee Horsey

Knee Horsey

 

For most people, the first thing they ever took a ride on was a rocking horse. They aren’t quite as popular as they used to be, with the advent of newer and more high tech toys, but they still hold a special place in the hearts of those who remembered the fun they had just rocking in place on the wooden horse.

They’re also not very practical anymore, considering the tight spaces most people live in now. The fun, not to mention cheaper, alternative? The Knee Horsey, which is basically a plush horse head with buckles on the side that are meant to go around a fun-loving parent’s leg. It can even make horsey and galloping sounds, which can be activated by pressing its left ear. Once it’s in place, just call your tiny tot to come for a ride.

Here’s to making memories! The Knee Horsey is available online for $49.99.

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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.

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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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