The Archemedian Turd is a "Decorational Defecation" offered either in gold plate or as matte or glazed poopy porcelain. The gold one is $350, the others an easily-passed $20.
These have probably been deemed too dangerous for kids, but back in the day a sparking wheel was all the entertainment we needed. The sound and the feel were just as delightful as the colorful sparks they emitted. We were not allowed to play with ours in the barn for obvious reasons, and when we… READ THE REST
It took puzzle fan Kenneth almost four hours to solve this tavern puzzle. If you have ever seen one of these at a bar or restaurant, this one has pretty much all of the twists and turns from different models combined. If you or someone you know likes puzzles, the blacksmiths who make them have… READ THE REST
These nifty gizmos use a set of gears to uncoil and recoil. Alex Fox shows how to make one with wood. They can also be 3D printed. Below is the inspiration. Oskar's video mentions the Thinkfun Tail Spin, but that model is currently unavailable on many outlets following a lot of poor reviews. Image: YouTube… READ THE REST
This week in thinking machines news, a Harvard professor and his students have now raised $14 million to create artificial intelligence so smart that even hackers can't crack it. Meanwhile, reports from the White House suggest the federal government is close to issuing their directives on how agencies should regulate AI going forward. And if… READ THE REST
Back when you used to split time between home and the office, it really wasn't usually a big deal. But now that you spend hour after hour tapping away at that one laptop all day and all night long, you should probably start paying attention to just how freakin' hot that thing is getting. In… READ THE REST
When you decide to sign on to learning a new language, you're not doing it so you can learn how to conjugate verbs in Spanish. You're learning it so if you go to Mexico or run into a Spanish speaker, you'll be able to converse and understand what's happening around. Dull classroom recitations and boring… READ THE REST