Canned Dragon Meat is a can of delicious, pre-cooked dragon meat containing a stuffed severed dragon’s head. Dragon Meat is currently available to purchase at ThinkGeek (who also sells Canned Unicorn Meat).
Fans of Radiant Farms’ Unicorn Meat are probably looking at this product and thinking, “Wait a minute, ThinkGeek! Isn’t Radiant Farms in Ireland and don’t the nuns believe in nonviolence and wait until the unicorns die of natural causes before processing them?” To that, we say two things: 1) You are a little obsessed with us. and 2) You are right..
But you’re also wrong. You see, Unicorns and Dragons require vastly different resources for their care. Also, if they lived next to each other, the Dragons would just eat the unicorns anyways, and there’d be none left for people to eat. FURTHERMORE, the nuns at Radiant Farms lead a tortured life. Think about it: they start out all-loving and kind and raising Unicorns and letting them die of old age. But year after year of watching such beauty die weighs on their souls. They become evil and cruel and despondent and angry and bitter. It’s then that they’re relocated to the Dragon Rendering plants of Scotland and . . . well, you know the rest.
A German team of prop builders and Star Wars fans at Project X1 created a fantastic half-scale replica of Darth Vader’sTIE Advanced x1 starfighter. The replica will be unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration Europe on July 26, 2013 in Messe Essen, Germany. You can view more photos on the Project X1 website.
Google has announced Chromecast, a dongle that allows users to stream video from YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, and other apps using Chrome on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. The device plugs into the television via HDMI and is powered by USB, and generates its own Wi-Fi hotspot to which users can connect to stream content to the television. Chromecast is currently available to purchase from Google Play.
If you’re willing to drop the requisite $58,000, you can cruise the fairway (not to mention the rough and water obstacles) in a BW1 of your very own. It comes complete with a 65-hp twin-cylinder Hirth engine and promises enough power to reach 45 mph.
“Powered by a 65-hp twin-cylinder Hirth engine, its nine-blade axial-flow ducted fan propels the craft up to 45 mph and 9″ off the ground without harming grass, allowing immediate crossing of a pond or stream to follow-up a cross-water shot. The fan’s streamlined design minimizes noise, speeds up an 18-hole outing, and conveys four passengers beneath a lift-up roof and two golf bags in an open rear compartment. Motorcycle-style handlebars steer the craft, controlling its patented fly-by-wire reverse thrust system, which provides braking and backwards hovering up to 25 mph – the only hovercraft in the world to do so.”
For “Vending Machine,” Switzerland-based artist Baker Wardlaw has transformed a classic ski gondola from Verbier, Switzerland into a toy vending machine. It was converted for the Vernier Mountain Climbers Exhibition, a project where these icons of Swiss culture have been “re-imagined and adapted into new, unique objects by seven of switzerland’s most recognized designers and artists.”
photo by Annik Wetter via designboom
Boston-based inventor Steve Hollinger has invented the Squito, a throwable ball-shaped camera that utilizes position and orientation sensors to capture and process 360-degree images over the course of its airborne trajectory by the three panoramic cameras. It uses orientation sensors to know when to take the images before stitching the multiple pictures together to create a single panoramic aerial shot.
Tendem designed by Kaspars Jursons is a sink and urinal combo that saves water and encourages hands washing. The clever design will also saves users the trouble of waiting to wash hands if all the basin are occupied since every user will have their own sink right in front of them. In some degree, it saves time, water and space.
In this bizarre video, a Japanese schoolgirl demonstrates an electromechanical exoskeleton as a hideously disfigured host, “Scarface Santaro,” explains the many features of device, the Powered Jacket MK3. According to the manufacturer Sagawa Electronics, the aluminum and carbon fiber exoskeleton is over 7 feet tall, weighs 55 pounds and will be produced in a limited run of five examples. The company has also released a manga series about the Powered Jacket. Given the satirical nature of the video, and the lack of information on the Powered Jacket MK3, it’s unclear if the product is actually destined for production. That being said, Sagawa Electronics claims the exoskeleton will be publicly demonstrated at Wonder Festival 2013 in Chiba City, Japan at the end of July.
The Newsstand is a new pop-up shop that is described as an “independent media take over of the Newsstand at the Metropolitan Avenue station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.” It “will feature independent magazines and zines from around the world, curated by Lele Saveri of the 8-Ball Zine Fair especially for ALLDAYEVERYDAY.”
The Newsstand has been covered in several places recently:
The Newsstand will open to the public on June 15th and will be open weekdays from 9am-8pm, weekends from 12pm-5pm and close on July 20th.
ThinkGeek has released a gory collection of Zombie Apocalypse Garden Gnomes into the wild to satisfy the hunger of zombie fans worldwide. You can choose from either a gun wielding survivor gnome or being-eating zombie gnome. They are available to purchase online. Previously, we wrote about a similar series of Zombie Garden Gnomes by Chris Stever and Jane DeRosa.
If Fluffy were to rise out of the small shoebox coffin in the backyard, zombie human deterrents wouldn’t be necessary, it’d be maximum overkill. That’s why you prepare for the more logically inevitable with Zombie Apocalypse Garden Gnomes. Birds, rodents, Fluffies, Spots, and the occasional raccoon can still spread the infectious zombie disease, but with armed garden gnomes, your yard will be a safe zone.
Diesel Sweeties creator R. Stevens partnered with Philadelphia-based LympheDivas to design a stylish line of compression sleeves and gauntlets for people with cancer. Breast cancer survivor Lori Dorn explains how the sleeves help cancer patients, “Lymphedema is a condition that can affect anyone who has had a disruption in their lymphatic system. The use of a compression garment has shown to be useful in lessening the symptoms of lymphedema.” Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing talks about how she helped the collaboration between R. Stevens and LympheDIVAs come about. A portion of each sale of the sleeves benefits the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
ChinaSMACK is reporting that a user on China’s microblogging site Sina Weibo has invented “hairy stockings” as a way for young girls to fend off perverts. It’s hard to tell if these are real or imagined but given that some people in China have been putting dogs in pantyhose, these might just be the former.
Super sexy, summertime anti-pervert full-leg-of-hair stockings, essential for all young girls going out.
Vancouver-based artist and woodworker Colin Johnson has completed “The Emperor’s Cabinet,” a large handcrafted wet bar in the shape of an AT-AT Walker from the Star Wars films. This behemoth is decked out from top to bottom with brass trim and guns, a usable bar with shelves and a mirrored interior. Previously we wrote about Colin’s beautiful wooden AT-AT wet bar, when it was only partially finished.
High density plywood, mahogany veneer, solid brass trim, and glass. Drinks anyone?
In Quebec, Canada, pizza-ghetti, pizza and spaghetti served together on the same plate, is a popular meal at restaurants. Canadian convenience store chain Couche-Tard is now taking it to the next level with Pizzaghetti Sloches, which is essentially frozen pizza-ghetti slushies. The spaghetti sloche is sold on one side and the pizza sloche is on the other and it’s up to the customer to combine them. The chain is known for their crazy sloche combos.
Here’s the TV ads for the Pizzaghetti Sloches: