Guinness World Records looks back at some of the many bests that were achieved in a year that was otherwise one of the worst. From the longest legs on the planet to the world’s first retractable lightsaber to the longest dog conga line, there’s plenty to celebrate and enjoy in this awe-inspiring video compilation.
The Land Rover Defender is known for its impressive off-road capabilities and ability to go places few other vehicles dare to tread. But the latest model is so much more, offering comfort and technology that transform it into a splendid luxury SUV for the other 364 days of the year that you’re not hitting the trails.
Toymaker Super7 celebrates the 1988 John Carpenter classic They Live, putting on their special sunglasses to reveal the creepy ghouls living among us. The retro-style 3-3/4″ collection includes a man and a woman, along with limited edition OBEY and SUBMIT variants in black-and-white.
Water is critical to the survival of almost all living things. This fascinating time-lapse short film by Christian Stangl provides a close-up look at what happens to organics as they run out of moisture. Stangl captured the images using a combination of macro lenses and microscopes. View a selection of stills on Flickr.
If you’ve ever visited one of Disney’s theme parks, you have been tricked. The parks frequently employ an optical illusion known as forced perspective to make structures look bigger or smaller than they actually are. Art of Engineering explains the trickery and why our brains get so easily fooled by it.
(PG-13) 2020 might have been a rough year for the movies, but we still got a handful of releases, and it didn’t stop us from enjoying trailers throughout the year. Expert editor Sleepy Skunk is back with his annual mashup reel, incorporating the best and most dramatic moments from the year’s movie previews.
This gadget mounts to the underside of your desk or table, turning its surface into a wireless charger. It works on tabletops up to 1.6″ thick and is powerful enough to operate through pretty much any phone case. When used with a QC 2.0 or QC 3.0 adapter, it supports 7.5W to 10W fast charging. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop.
Drone pilot Shaggy FPV takes us on a ride through the mountains of Austria with breathtaking footage of the Dorfertal Valley he captured with his aerial photography rig. The reverse perspective offers a great sense of speed and changes things up a bit from the typical forward view.
When it comes to cutting a range of heavy-duty materials – aluminum siding to soffit, fascia, gutters, tin, and more – the Fiskars PowerArc Easy Action Aluminum Tin Snips are the right tool for the job. The design of the curved blades give you 40% more power, and the ergonomic, spring-assisted handle reduces hand fatigue.
“It’s going to take a bit of work for you to truly understand the depths of the stupidity…” Shane from Stuff Made Here decided his first attempt at a robot that gave haircuts wasn’t good enough, so he went back to the drawing board. The new version is a bit more versatile, accurate, and can carve patterns, sorta.
Denzel Washington and Rami Malek star as two very different sheriffs on the hunt for a serial killer. Despite their strong hunches about a suspect (a typically creepy Jared Leto), they can’t make the case stick. As events unfurl, dark secrets about one of the cops rise to the surface. Coming to HBO Max and theaters 1.29.2021.
Dreaming of a new car with a big red ribbon from Santa? Car collector and rally driver Harrison Woodruff one-upped that notion by gift-wrapping his entire Lamborghini Urus, and topping it with a lit Xmas tree. A metamorphosis is to come when the car is redesigned by 1016 Industries in 2021.
Head to the Pacific Northwest in this epic snowboarding film from KORUA Shapes. The black-and-white photography evokes quite the mood as boarders take to the slopes in the days before the pandemic lockdown. The title is based on the nickname for Washington state’s Ranier Beer, which served as lubricant for the cast and crew.
(PG-13: Language) Nicolas Cage hosts this six-part documentary series about the origins of expletives. Along the way, Nic drops an 8-second F-bomb, and you might learn a thing or two about the importance of swear words in our vocabulary. Coming to Netflix 1.5.2021.
“Surf your skate” is Bureo and Carver Skateboards’ motto for The Ahi, a performance board made from recycled fishing nets. Combining Carver’s tech with Bureo’s NetPlus materials, it’s a 27”x 9” concave-deck, double-kicktail cruiser. Made in Cali with a reverse king-pinned truck system and roundhouse wheels.
Do you have lots of gifts to wrap? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a machine that could measure and cut paper to exactly the right size? LEGO builder The Brick Wall made just the thing. Simply place a present on the box scanner, and the Mindstorms-controlled machine automatically unrolls the paper and cuts it to size.
This unique metal memento from J. L. Lawson & Co features a concave shape and spiral pattern inspired by the gravitational pull of a black hole. Thanks to a ceramic ballpoint, it can spin like a top for up to 15 minutes. The 1.25″ diameter coin is available in blackened iron or fine silver.
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back for an all-new adventure in New York City. As his father Joffrey Joffer passes down his crown, he proclaims that now King Akeem must return to Queens in search of a son he didn’t know he had. Premieres 3.5.2021 on Amazon Prime.
This compact coffee maker makes delicious espresso-based drinks with ease. It can brew coffee and froth milk at the same time, and automatically controls brew time, pressure, and temperature for the perfect cup. It works with both ground coffee and coffee pods for added versatility. Ships starting in January 2021.
Freestyle MTB riders Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw met up with their fellow Drop and Roll teammate Rory Semple for a little fun in the sleepy seaside town of Rhyl, North Wales, jumping their bikes and balancing their wheels on just about every surface they can put their tires on.
What could be better than winning a mid-engined 2020 C8 Corvette? How about winning a?C8 AND a 1962 Corvette? The folks over at?Dream Giveaway?are giving one lucky entrant both of these amazing sports cars, while supporting veterans and children’s charities. Awesomer readers get?50% bonus entries! Ends 12.31.2020.
What happens when you let artificial intelligence write a Christmas song? Musician Chase Holfelder wanted to find out, so he turned to the Jukebox neural network to create the lyrics, chord progression, and vocal melody of this tune, titled “Rudolph, the All-Gracious King.”
Wood model makers Time for Machine have a new series of kits that let you assemble objects that move. Each plywood model features a splash of color in its wheels or spring-wound mechanism. Designs include a supercar, vintage car, hot rod, minibus, locomotive, and a lockbox.
With the help of some high-tech camera gear, BBC series Inside the Bat Cave gives us a rare look at the way that bats move through the air. The anatomy of each bat affects the speed at which it can fly, topping out with the incredible Brazilian free-tailed bat, which can fly at speeds up to 160 km/h (~100 mph).
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