A fantastic primer on drag racing and tire technology.
You know how US states have "official birds" and "official trees" and other arbitrary "official [insert thing]" accolades, which are mostly just meaningless marketing tactics? As the podcast 99% Invisible explained in a recent episode, the same is true for license plates. The rise of the road trip in the 1920s created a huge new… READ THE REST
Tesla owners have determined that saying "Open butthole" to their Teslas opens the charge port at the rear of the vehicle. Demonstration below. Apparently, "open bunghole" and "close bunghole" also work. From Teslarati: Interestingly enough, comments from other Tesla owners indicated that the "Open Butthole" voice command actually opens their vehicles' rear trunk instead. This is quite… READ THE REST
Vladislav Chekunov's cleverly-made recreation of racer Need For Speed in real life is truly uncanny. Though reality still has an edge on high-end graphics cards when it comes to realism, the biggest tip off this isn't a video game from five years in the future is the fact that everyone takes care never to bump… READ THE REST
While the last year has been preoccupied with COVID, let's not forget there were plenty of good reasons to be concerned about the air you were breathing before 2020. With springtime rolling back on the calendar, one of those reasons has returned with its usual seasonal vigor — allergies. Seasonal allergies affect up to 30… READ THE REST
Now that everyone is starting to emerge back out into the world again, this might be the first time you're really checking out the current state of your home gardening and landscaping in a while. If your snap reaction is… not so great, this might be a good time to roll up your sleeves, tool… READ THE REST
Back in 1992, Luminox was a fledgling sports watch manufacturer when it began working with the U.S. Navy to create a new watch for use by elite Navy SEALs. After that popular Navy SEAL watch was born, other elite units reached out to follow suit as Luminox crafted timepieces for the U.S. Coast Guard, the… READ THE REST