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clay sonic

Only second to Nintendo’s Italian plumber, Sonic the Hedgehog is probably the most recognizable video game character out there. Blue fur, red shoes, and a too-cool-for-school attitude, Sonic looks and acts nothing like his real-life counterpart. If you don’t believe me, check out this Sonic clay figurine, created from scratch by Kia from kiArt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RcP3YvjUhc&ab_channel=kiArt…

literal hand axe

Quite possibly the oldest tool in known history that has taken on many forms is the hand axe. You’ve got your various one-sided axes and your double-sided axes (used in Medieval ages and cosplays), but rarely you have seen a hand axe live up to its namesake. The Metalist is a metalworker whose latest work…

miniature japanese tanto

Weapons are cool but do you know what’s even cooler? Making your own weapons! The YouTube channel known only as Koss is dedicated to making all types of handmade weaponry which includes swords, hammers, hatchets, and knives (which are basically smaller swords), just to name a few. In this particular case, the weaponsmith takes an…

jell-o pool

For some weird, unspoken reason, it bet you have dreamt of swimming in a pool of Jell-O before. Perhaps, triggered by subliminal product placement? Or maybe it’s just because swimming in a sea of sweetened gelatin is just something every child (and child at heart) with a sweet tooth would want. Just so you know,…

popsicle stick kalimba

Learning how to play a musical instrument is cool, but learning how to play an instrument you made yourself is way cooler. Using a long piece of wood, some screws, and a ton of Popsicle sticks, YouTuber Mash makes a working kalimba that can play some sick, wood-slapping tunes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMwvsVVlCuw&ab_channel=Mash Drilling Rows of Holes After…

We all know about naturally reflective surfaces, but who knew you could apply the same effect with a bottle of paint? Dan Rodo of TheDanocracy recently tested out a bottle of Culture Hustle’s MIRROR,  a solvent-based paint that turns any surface into an insanely chrome-like and reflective surface. For £29.99 (a little more than 40…

co2 baseball bat

Baseball: the good-old American pastime (apart from mowing the lawn on Sundays, that is). Contrary to popular belief, the earliest known recorded publication of baseball was found in England all the way back in 1744 and was brought to Canada by the English, which eventually made its way to America. Now there’s your history lesson…