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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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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

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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.

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Pandito Panda Mask: Look Like an Adorable Creeper

Panda Mask

This has probably got to be the most adorable ski mask ever. Dubbed as the Pandito, this balaclava will transform the wearer into a panda-esque bandit of sorts, providing ample protection against the harsh cold and the elements. Whether you’re going hiking or skiing or running a few errands outdoors, the Pandito makes it anything but blandito (pardon the forced pun!)

Slide on our brand new Pandito balaclava and boost your Tai Chi skills to level 11. Comes in handy when flying wuxia style through bamboo forests with Ziyi Zhang. Continue Reading

Stamp Yo Face, Watch Yourself: Custom Rubber Stamps of Your Face

Stamp Yo Face

You don’t have to be crafty or artsy to appreciate the awesomeness of Stamp Yo Face. The online business offers something that no other company has offered before: custom rubber stamps that bear your image and likeness.

You can use it to “sign” letters, personalize stationary, decorate labels, and basically just stamp stuff to revel in your good looks (and be appropriately embarrassed over your vanity.)

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Two Eggs and a Face With Gregg’s Fried Eggs Shaper

Gregg Fried Egg Mold

Sunny side ups aren’t just mere sunny side ups when you’re cooking them with Gregg’s Fried Eggs Shaper. With a few flicks of your hand, some extra (and preferably colorful) ingredients, and a whole lot of creativity, you can transform eggs into funny faces and fun works of art with this silicon egg mold.

Ideally, the yokes go into the eyes, but there’s no rule that says you can’t just scramble the eggs so you’ll end up with a scrambled egg face that you can top with your favorite omelette toppings.

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Home Never Smelled So Delicious: Cinnabon Air Freshener

Cinnabon Air Freshener

 

The stench of mildew and other household odors don’t mix well with fruity or flowery-scented fresheners. While Air Wick’s Cinnabon-scented air freshener won’t exactly make poop smells yummy, it’s a welcome change from the usual freshener scents available. The scent is described as being “one-of-a-kind cinnamon and cream cheese frosting that make Cinnabon cinnamon rolls so unforgettable.”

Eau de cinnamon ana cream cheese frosting with a spritz or two of this? Yes, please.

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