Director Peter Jackson has been working on a documentary about the legendary rock band The Beatles. It’s been delayed until August 2021, but Jackson has been kind enough to share a brief montage, much of which has been culled from more than 50 hours of never-before-seen footage of the Fab Four.
This premium set of six kitchen knives is crafted from Damascus steel, revealing a dramatic, wavy pattern across its blades. Their handles are made from camel bone with pakka blue and red wood accents. With a blade hardness of 55 to 58 HRC and razor-honed edges, they’ll slice and chop meats, fruits, and veggies with ease.
In this brief but highly satisfying video posted by Scott Galloway, a fox shows off exactly why they have a reputation for grace and intelligence, especially when it comes to hunting their prey. Watch as this little fella waits by a hole in the ice, then fishes out its meal like a champ.
By moving its battery to an outside dock, this portable rotary is slimmer than other units. It offers variable speed control, with a top speed of 35,000 RPM. Plus, its 20-volt Power Share base station can be used to power a variety of other tools, including a woodburner/soldering iron, an airbrush, a heat gun, and an angle grinder.
Typically, when you play a song in a minor key, it just makes it sound all sad and somber. But when musicians Christopher Bill and John Romero changed the Christmas classic’s key and performed it on trumpets, it came out sounding like the music from a James Bond movie.
Avoid auto mechanic rip-offs with the Fixd. The car sensor and app diagnoses over 7,000 car problems in easy-to-understand terms, keeps a running log of issues, and estimates costs so you can negotiate a fair price. An optional subscription adds access to a mechanic hotline, emissions pre-check, and problem forecasts.
We’ve seen how small springs are made by bending lengths of flexible wire. But it’s a bit trickier to create gigantic coil springs, a process which requires heating the steel to over 1600oF, then bending the red hot metal around a thick rod as it’s wound at just the right angle.
When you think of figure skating, Metallica isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But Team USA ice dancers Oona and Gage Brown dispel that notion with this exceptionally precise performance choreographed to Nothing Else Matters, combining Metallica’s original metal ballad with a cover version by Marlisa.
We’re not sure why it took so long for someone to realize that gin was a natural subject for an illustrated deck of playing cards. Featuring 40 bottles of gin from around the world and 12 gin-based cocktails, these cards are perfect for playing Gin Rummy or any other card game… especially at cocktail hour.
2020 was a very strange year. So why not end it with a very strange video? For apparently no other reason than to prove it could be done, ljameswalters and VFX artist Chris Ume made it look like Lord of the Rings’ slimy Gollum is singing the Sinead O’Connor / Prince track Nothing Compares 2 U – with slightly revised lyrics.
Cozy up in the warm, comfy, soft-to-the-skin fleece jacket from Beyond Clothing. Lightweight fabric bonded with high-loft pile provides non-bulky warmth-to-weight insulation that takes on the freezing cold – something standard fleece just can’t do. Certified free from more than 100 environmentally-harmful substances.
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Motorola Escape 500 ANC Headphones let you tune out the world with noise cancellation, or connect with Alexa, Siri, and Google voice assistants. The Bluetooth-enabled, over-ear wireless headphones provide 12 hours of playtime, and pair with the Hubble Connect for VerveLife app for extra perks.
Lemonade is making home and renters insurance better by letting you customize your policy – all from your iPhone. You decide your level of coverage, and Lemonade makes it happen. Their policies start at $5 per month for renters and $25 per month for homeowners. Get a quote.
If you want your paper airplanes to stay airborne for a long time, you could add motors to it, or you could watch this clip from Wired and paper airplane expert John Collins and learn a thing or two about the four main aerodynamic forces that that influence your folded paper’s flight.
Designed by Terry Lee Renner for CRKT, the Deviation has a great hyper-modern look, with a blue and silver stainless steel handle. Its modified tanto blade has a two-tone mirrored / matte finish. It has a liner lock mechanism, and a ball-bearing pivot for quick opening. Measures 7.6″ overall, with a 3.1″ blade.
These days, most content is streamed or played on Blu-ray discs. But there was a time when videotapes were the media of choice. Mental Floss takes a trip in the wayback machine to tell the story of VCRs, the epic war between Betamax and VHS, and how the technologies changed everything for visual entertainment.
UK shop ReadyPlayerTwo creates these nifty 3-dimensional logo signs inspired by classic video game and computer systems. Each one is 3D printed from PLA plastic to accurately replicate the original color scheme, and has neodymium magnets securely mounted inside.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, a morning star is one of those ancient weapons that’s basically a spiky metal ball on a stick. It’s definitely not something you’d want to ever encounter on a battlefield. Though this teensy version that Koss Workshop made from a ball bearing and some screws is a little less deadly.
Thanks to their rectangular shape, Memobottles fit more efficiently inside of bags, and also won’t roll around. They’re made from BPA-free Tritan plastic and are safe to use with hot water, in the freezer, or in the dishwasher. Available in 6oz., 12oz., 15oz., and 25oz. sizes.
Discovery UK digs into the How It’s Made archives for this brief look at the process that goes into creating traditional magnets. After melting a cocktail of various metals in an electrical induction furnace, the fiery metal is poured into sand molds, then cooled, separated, and charged with multiple electromagnetic fields.
Designed by Jirs Huygen for Copag, these premium playing cards are great for magic, cardistry, or just playing a game of poker. They feature a black background with inverse fine line art in white or red ink, along with a skull motif throughout. The True Linen B9 finish is designed for smooth handling and longevity.
We previously got a brief aerial view of the Super Nintendo World attraction that’s coming to Universal Studios Japan. Now Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto takes us inside the park for an in-depth tour of some of its main attractions. We love all the movement in the exterior design. The park is slated to open 2.4.2021.
Oat Foundry builds electro-mechanical signboards, inspired by the ones that show schedules at older train stations and airports. Puzzle fiend Chris Ramsay commissioned one, and is here to show off just how cool it is. If you’re interested in having one built for yourself or your business, you can request a quote here.
Whiskers on kittens aren’t the only attribute felines share with humans. Gerrard Gethings’ animal portraits make the case. For the memory card game Do You Look Like Your Cat? Gethings found 25 people and their furry lookalikes. Just place the cards face down and collect pawsome matching pairs.
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