Burning Man is hiring an HR coordinator

The job listing for a vacancy in Burning Man's HR department is pretty anodyne, until you get to this: "Some of the work will be in outside weather conditions and will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as possible extremes in temperature." "Possible" is really underselling it, to be honest. Read the rest

How not to wear a motorcycle helmet (funny video clip)

This man's reaction when a stranger points out he's wearing his motorcycle helmet BACKWARDS is endearing. Read the rest

These mini tiki torch swizzle sticks actually light on fire

Artist Michael Grider of Santa Maria, California makes all kinds of neat tiki accessories. He's got his own branded cocktail umbrellas, bar spoons, and lots more.

But it's his brass swizzle sticks that look like mini tiki torches that are catching the most attention. Why? Because you can actually light them on fire.

Warning: If you light this on fire, it will be HOT! Extinguish before drinking and if lit the metal torch topper will get hot to the touch! Do not burn yourself! We take no responsibility for injury! These are novelty items that are USE AT YOUR OWN RISK 😆

He's completely sold out but when you can get them, you can also buy his Tiki Torch Juice, a flammable lemon extract he's specially created for burning in the swizzles. Be careful out there, tikiphiles!

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So the Torch Swizzle sticks are officially sold out! Half the online orders have shipped and the other half go out next week!! 😄 I will be doing another run of them in a couple of weeks or so depending on how I feel...I’m also going to try and have a small amount available at the @shipwreckedmdr show coming up next week!! ...and also some for Tiki Island expo show coming up September 8th...at original mikes. Keep an eye out on our accounts if you want to get some!!! @kdgrider @grider_adventure_art we will post when they come back online!!!

A post shared by Michael Grider (@mkgrider) on Aug 19, 2018 at 12:21pm PDT

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Concrete buffer snaps, goes loco, terrorizes its former masters

It's the narration of two gentlemen (Spencer Laboda and his father) who record and comment upon this incident in which a crew of construction workers improvise a series of tactics (some very unwise ones included!) to recapture, a spinning, potentially lethal concrete polisher on a jobsite that really makes this work. Laboda notes, "nobody was injured... we bought lunch for some of the participants. This was a great construction crew and they built a magnificent facility for us to enjoy every day." (via Wil Wheaton) Read the rest

Crowdfunding Battle Blimps: "Small, open-source, RC blimps + hydrogen + red poker tips"

Eric writes, "Battle Blimps are: Small, open-source, RC blimps + hydrogen + red poker tips = SENDING YOUR FRIENDS DOWN IN FLAMES." Read the rest

Flamethrower versus firehose

You know those cartoon magic battles where the fire wizard and the water wizard have a kind of mid-stream wrestling match? Like that. (via JWZ)

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HOWTO demo your homebrew laser CNC without zapping bystanders

Do you have a home-made, high-powered laser that you fear demonstrating because you might hurt someone? Here's the solution: fit it to a pen-holder/plotter derived from Evil Mad Scientist Labs's Watercolorbot. Read the rest

Swedish yule goat burns. Again

Linguinineenie writes, "Despite the best efforts of the authorities, vandals have managed yet again to burn down the Yule Goat in the city of Gavle. This is at least the 24th burning since Gavle started putting up a giant version of the traditional Yule Goat in 1966. While illegal, it's become something of a cat and mouse game between the erectors and the destroyers." Read the rest

Trench-run in a wingsuit

Brian Drake donned a wingsuit atop the ENSA ski-run in Couloir, France, and then did a ground-skimming trench-run that left me half-terrified, half-tingling in sympathy. Wish they'd shown the landing, though.

Is this the Closest a Wingsuit Pilot Has Ever Flown to the Ground?

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Hammer nunchuks

Etsy seller Thesmartaleck made these hammer nunchuks out of "two hammers connected by found object nunchaku chain." It looks absolutely insane. $300.

Nunchaku hammer sculpture.

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Front-end loader pops a wheelie

From Modern Farmer's Jaw-Dropping Russian Tractor Videos collection, a front-end loader doing astounding, reverse-wheelies. Safety third!

Трактор акробат

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Vehicular tetris plan foiled by German policeman with tragic lack of imagination

This tetris of vehicles was constructed by a Polish truck driver, who conceived of it as a clever means of transporting several trucks and a car in one go. His plan was foiled by a spoilsport German cop, who made him destack it. I say that if there was a problem with this construction, it was in its lack of ambition: why not a motorcycle atop the car? Why not a bicycle atop the motorcycle? Why not a strapping lad in rollerskates on a pogo-stick bouncing on the bicycle?

On the road, the officers stopped the breakdown field daredevil transport (on the way to Belgium). On the Iveco car carrier (1) there was a large truck (2, on the deck again, a smaller VW MAN truck (3 And on the deck one Mercedes (4)!

Police spokesman Acor Kniely: "This tower contradicted all road traffic legislation. Especially as he to make matters worse the trailer still wanted to charge another truck! "

So was hatte Krefelds Polizei noch nicht gesehen: Hochstapler-Laster gestoppt! - Düsseldorf [Ulrich Altmann/Bild.de/Google Translate]

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Holding the steering wheel at 10 and 2 o'clock is no longer recommended

8 & 4! 8 & 4! (Via Doobybrain)

See also: Adjust a car's sideview mirrors to eliminate blind spots Read the rest