Doktor Tchock found this photo of some men who rigged up an electric grill in the middle of a wading pool using extension cords and a power strip. Perhaps it's a joke.
It's well-understood how much car safety improved from the '70s to the '90s (previously at Boing Boing), but not how much it has improved since. This video takes a tour of the times—from the viewpoint of crash test dummies. Check out the absolutely useless airbag in that 1997 Rover, 2:30 in. The clip includes the… READ THE REST
Birds and airplanes collide more than 10,000 times each year, according to reports to the Federal Aviation Administration. In fact, it was a flock of geese that caused the emergency forced water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in 2009, aka "the miracle on the Hudson." While bird strikes rarely cause catastrophic accidents, it does… READ THE REST
Some people say that Germans have no sense of humor, but this public safety video about the unsafe workplace adventures of Forklift Driver Klaus perfectly illustrates a bone-dry and blood-wet form of comedy fit for our age. [via reddit, where it has been tagged NSFW] READ THE REST
There's a lot of reasons to buy a new smoking piece. Maybe you dropped your old one and that cool glass octopus build doesn't work so well when it's in a million pieces. Perhaps you're making the switch from rolling your own to something a little less cumbersome. Or maybe you just want an upgrade. Whatever… READ THE REST
From ensuring you have enough money for gas this week to keeping up with today's politics, life is far from easy. And everyday things like making dinner, commuting to work, and even lighting candles should be the least of your worries. But when it comes to reaching down into the jar of your favorite candle, unable to… READ THE REST
Gaming is something that most people can appreciate. Whether you're into the classics, a casual gamer, or a die-hard who plays all the time, there are many different ways to enjoy the hobby. But we think it's safe to say, novice or professional, we're all interested in how games even come to be. If you're fascinated by gaming… READ THE REST