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“Pops a’ribbon,” he says. That’s all the cantankerous old turtle could muster once squeezed from the hole by his tiny titmouse nemesis. They could both dance, but the agile legs of the mouse were too fast. Poor turtle would have to think fast, working in imaginative use of his ukulele and, yes, these links. Pascal…

With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you so all you have to do is lay back in your La-Z-Boy with your Blue Razz Big Gulp Slurpee and pop Reese’s Pieces into your mouth. This week…

Torn into a small notch, the ribs fell, knocking against other fragments, until the light and pellets of dust scattered thin. Noise drifted through the chamber, wide open now, except for the edges of feet in the shadows and the cracking of knuckles. The cracking of knuckles–it was that which finally led to the freakish…

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When going along the shingled edge, busy with squirrels and dried paths of slugs, it’s best to recall the times that you fell, the lava below, the conch shell you blow that summons the cats and the list of these links as you dove. Nick Runge – A handful of incredible hand-painted cover illustration from…

Many notches above a regular drone and radically different from the helicopter, the Volocopter has carved its own niche and is one ride that we are awaiting with much anticipation. Apparently, once its given the air-worthy green signal, German residents with a private pilot license will be able to fly
 e-volo’s Volocopter in the near…

Sometime when you’re scrubbing the back of a venomous, speckle-throated platypus, you’ll notice its legs start to contract until the entire animal is a perfectly spherical fur ball with a bill. This is when you tap the bill twice, then open it to reveal these links. Aldo Katayanagi – Somewhat dark, somewhat colorful, somewhat brooding,…

How spoilt is your fish? Like, do you take it for a walk, buy it a fancy tracking collar with camera or feed it in a diamond-encrusted bowl? Blah, no excuses, the least you could have done was get it a new set of wheels and made it independent. Yup, if you would have invested…

The tips of ears twitched as the ground trembled and rolled. Folds of colored stone approached as if breathing days of old. And it was for, from the lungs of dust and dirt an amalgamate creature formed, fenced with sand and slivered bands, swiftly sliding, deftly slicing, into these links. Jake Parker – So much…

The lenticular chasm of shifting light made the fur around their teeth jump even closer. There were waves of them. Chirping as the foraged upon the bodies. But wait, these were not bodies at all. The crunches were the distinct sound of cabbage being devoured, devoured a mass of bunnies, possessed by these links. Cuba…

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The following video captures the passion of Paul Arestan – a knife maker – and how he has managed to turn his simple pastime into an evolved art. Going by his story, Paul seems heavily influenced by his grandfather whose hobby was repairing old pocketknives. His father too is an antique swords collector. This oldest…

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When you live in expensive cities like London, every inch in your apartment is like prime real estate space, teaching you the art of multi-purposing the interiors. DIY fan Jude Pullen was recently in a similar situation – in London – and he came up with this really simple and minimalist Under Desk Tool Drawer…

Side to side, once was all, and in the burrow it went. The clitter-clatter, putt and hull, were all the noises sent, through skin and fur, as if it heard what came from up behind, the sifting dirt and what unearthed these links for all mankind. Neil Maccormack – There’s more than meets the eye…

We all know that using rubber (condoms) can prevent babies from coming into this world, but have you considered it (rubber band) saving a baby’s life? When the Global Polymer Institute at the University of Akron held their The Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors, young fledglings came up with many ingenious ideas, but it…

This is evil genius; an innovative way of reducing plastic waste by making ropes out of used plastic bottles. All you need is a simple bottle-cutting contraption that is improvised as shown by our innovator-of-the-day – Lawyer Egorov. The two-part video showcased here, walks us through the process of reducing a bottle to a ribbon…

It reached deep, past the wharf, wrapping around bottle and bracken extending ever deeper into the Fog Gardens of Lern. More tendrils extended off of it as it passed, and more from those. They detached and began to play violin, harpsichord and washboard, setting the stage for a a light show no one yet has…

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A tall, lanky figure pulled dirt and mountain toward him with each step. Black straps and lanyards whipping the air around with the black shudder of atmospheric sound reaching ever closer. Closer with a drip of fur, a dollop of molasses, repeated thousands of times within a second to form the five. The five who…

Either you end up renting an expensive day locker or loosing some valuables at the beach – either ways you are screwed. Designer Marcal DaCunha shares similar sentiments, which is why he has this cool project called Beach Vault on Kickstarter. We caught up with him to know what triggered him to design this amazing…

For folks like us that literally live, eat, sleep (and even takes a crap) with their tablet or phone attached to the end of their fingertips, this Onion report comes as great news. Imagine spending all day and night rocking back and forth just like a baby in mommy’s womb. Wellness geeks say that ‘curling…

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You have to hand it to the Japanese who are making art out of drinking your daily dose of tipple. *hic* Suntory Whiskey is a brand that is urging all to enjoy whiskey in a more innovative way. Their “3D on the Rocks” campaign suggests that you savor your whiskey with beautiful ice sculptures, forged…

August couldn’t come sooner because that is the month the Research Institute Edition of Lego, hits the self. Designed by Ellen Kooijman, a geochemist at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, this series of Lego Women in the field of science and research was picked over Sherlock Holms, Legend of Zelda, and Japanese Old Styled…

Sticky, feathery little bundles with a smile. Yet, beneath their fluffy hull, lay a bony balls of stick and brier, shifting with mechanical steams that adjusted their grin and stepped them closer still. Kicking one, sent them all confused, bursting into these links. Danny Gardner – Painterly illustration from car and characters to vehicles and…

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Editor Note: August 7th, 2014 – It has been brought to our attention that Tim Callahan is not the originator of this product. On June 21, 2013, Industrial Designer Diane Bayard submitted the Beach Chess idea to Quirky. On July 19th, 2013 is was selected for development. Tim took the idea, 3D printed it and…

It’s almost as if they evolved from the magical dust of silver and steel, candle wick trimmers have made their presence felt from early 1200s to 1500s. While we still have people around Northern Europe scavenging the landscape for Georgian English sterling silver candle wick trimmers and snuffers – yes that is what they were…

Wrapped around the spindle spire, there dripped the water clear, a fear, and a reflection of the trees that grew, yet had not been seen. Sheets flapped above the nest, where the afterburners left a faint stain of heat. Oh, the nest? Yes, the one where these links were hatched. Fred Gambino – A handful…