In 1996, Finland invented, but never adopted, a harpoon device to stop drivers evading police. It latched onto a fleeing car and, if necessary, released tear gas into the car.
When grappler demonstration videos came out (previously), many people questioned their real-world viability. Here's a recent example of an insane road rage incident brought to a safe and peaceful end with a grappler. They said there have been about 85 successful captures with the contraption. Image: YouTube / ThisIsButter READ THE REST
Idiot in car drives in circles around a supermarket parking while a cop on foot tries to shoot out the car's tires in the presence of bystanders. I don't know who's the bigger idiot here… from r/IdiotsInCars [via IdiotsInCars] READ THE REST
This gentleman really didn't want to get caught. In hot pursuit by police, he keeps crashing his car, then taking other people's cars. Eventually he runs out of cars and starts running. He's stopped trying to scale a fence. Takeaway – don't drive with your door unlocked. [via] UPDATE: this happened in 2014 in Denver.… READ THE REST
We love our iPhones and iPads. And, we love those devices almost as much as we hate the Lightning cables that power them. It's not the cables themselves that we hate as much as their finickiness and unreliability. Within a few weeks of coming out of the box, your connector has likely already suffered enough… READ THE REST
If a company wants to sell a better mousetrap, they build one. Or if they're a big-dog business with loads of assets, they simply find someone who's already building a better mousetrap and they buy 'em. That's what uber-rich Apple did in 2014 when they decided to bump up their headphone game by acquiring the… READ THE REST
You can give someone a recipe, but following step-by-step instructions is so much different than creating magic with the perfect cocktail. True mastery requires a high level of training and talent to transform even basic ingredients into mixological bliss. In The 2021 Ultimate Mixology and Cocktail Trainer Bundle, renowned international expert, Paul Martin, imparts decades… READ THE REST