Big Head Squirrel Feeder.
One word. Awesome.
I love squirrels. They are amazing animals. I love watching them in the yard, defying gravity in the trees, and just being awesome.
What could make watching them even better? The Big Head Squirrel Feeder.
Hang this feeder in front of a window or somewhere you can watch, fill it with things squirrels like to eat, and sit back and watch. Squirrels stick their head up into the feeder to eat and it looks like they have a giant cartoon head. Genius.
Be sure to keep a camera nearby. You’ll want to get pictures of your little squirrel buddies with their big head to post on Facebook.
An Alien to Call Your Own
This awesome plush alien is officially licensed from 20th Century Fox and is an exact scale replica of the original baby xenomorph from Alien, which burst from Kane’s chest.
He’s 48 inches long, made of smooth velour and matches the color of the film alien. But best of all, a wire runs from the head to the tail, allowing you to pose your little alien any way you want.
This Alien Chest-burster Plush
is just what you need to cuddle with you on a cold night.
Via Nerd Approved
Check out this clever talking comic book cover for X-O Manowar.
They way it works is you use your smartphone to scan the QR Code, then place your phone on the dotted line and an animation begins that causes the illusion of the character speaking. Very clever and possibly one of the best uses I’ve seen for QR Codes.
Check out this great video about an awesome 9-year-old named Caine.
Caine built an arcade out of cardboard and the filmmaker stumbled upon it and made this film. In the process, he made a few posts that went viral and Caine ended up with a flashmob at his arcade.
After watching the video, check out the Caine’s Arcade website where you can donate to Caine’s scholarship fund.
Han Solo Crayons
Etsy seller "extramoneyformommy" is selling these awesome Han Solo encased in carbonite crayons.
There was a set of 8 selling for only $4.00, but by the time I checked them out they were sold today. Hopefully there she will make more and they will be available again soon.
Currently she has 5 sets of 8 available for only $20.00. This is an amazing deal for a birthday party favor.
One set consists of 8 crayons in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, and black. They are 1 3/4 inches tall and 3/4 inch wide and are made from 100% re-melted crayola crayons.
Get them quick before George Lucas or Crayola shuts her down!
She has other crayons available such as R2D2, Darth Vadar Heads (sorry, technically they are "Lord Black Helmet" crayons), and Yoda. In addition to crayons she makes sidewalk chalk and bath fizzies.
On February 7th, President Obama hosted the second White House Science Fair. 100 students from 30 teams showed their projects in various rooms in the White House.
The President viewed some of the displays and talked with students about their work, then spoke to all the students and teachers in the East Room.
After viewing the project of a Joey, from Phoenix, Arizona, President Obama wanted to see a demonstration of his air-powered marshmallow launcher, and he and the student, pumped up the gun and launched a marshmallow across the State Dining room.
What a cool president.
You can check out the White House Blog entry for this event here.
Check out this post by a guy named Jamie. He has invented a cool walking robot toy and he’s looking for a name for it. You can leave your suggestions in the comments section of the video on YouTube and if they use your name, you will get a robot.
Jamie is a bit… enthusiastic… and, perhaps disorganized in this video, but it does look like a cool toy. Check it out.
Check out these great videos below. They feature Dicken Schraden and his kids, Mila and Korben covering Depeche Mode songs. Dad is awesome and talented. The kids are adorable and amazing. One comment I read on YouTube sums it up for me, "wait till these kids grow older and finally realize just? how cool their dad was."
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The Wipeout track
There’s a video that caused some uproar online which appeared around Christmas of a very cool racetrack with two levitating cars racing around it. The cars, according to the inventors, are modeled after the vehicles in the video game WipeOut.
There was much discussion on whether or not it was real. It was not.
There are some clues in the video. For one, the inventors claim to be from the Japan Institute of Science and Technology, which doesn’t exists. At 1:15 the smoke trailing from the car overlays the walls of the track (very sloppy). They are never very clear on how they are controlling the cars. They use the name "Wipeout" at the end. And lastly, the credits say "(C) Copyright! All rights reserved belong to Sony Entertainment and SCE Studio Liverpool."
It turns out that the video was a viral ad for the new Sony videogame wipEout 2048.
Of course many folks felt deceived and cheated by the video. Presumably, they were planning on buying it. Not sure where they were planning on getting the liquid nitrogen.
But this video reminded me of an actual video that is in some ways more amazing than the fake one. This one is by the Association of Science-Technology Centers and it features a real quantum levitation track.
Below is the fake game video followed by the real quantum levitation video.
Medeival Pushpins to hold up your medeival stuff
The next time you need to pin up a notice at work, do it in medieval style with these cool medieval pushpins. Your notes are sure to be noticed when it’s tacked to the bulletin board with an axe! Each one is about an inch long not including the pin. They come in sets of 10, 2 each of 5 different axes and sword handles including a Sabre, Single Handed, Broadsword, Katana, and Axe.
The Medieval Pushpins are available on Amazon for $13.00.