In the Moment

Slo-Mo Footage of Fireworks Blowing Up a BBQ Is the Best Way to Spend the Fourth of July

You’re doing the Fourth of July wrong if you’re not spending it with lots of food, lots of fireworks, and lots of tiny flags. But if you’d rather just stare at your phone all day, director David Ma has combined all the requisite Fourth of July traditions into a slo-mo extravaganza of patriotic destruction.

Read more…

via Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2zavkqv

In the Moment

This Trippy Roller Coaster Ride-Along Will Make You Vomit Faster Than the Real Thing

Jeb Corliss brought along a GoPro Fusion 360-degree camera during a ride on Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Goliath roller coaster. But instead of using the footage to create an immersive VR experience, he instead turned it into a fantastically trippy 2D video that will make you dizzier faster than riding the real thing.

Read more…

via Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2NncPCi

In the Moment

An Amazon Shipping Box Turned Into a Knife Will Give You the Worst Paper Cut Imaginable

How many times have you accidentally given yourself a papercut after excitedly tearing open a delivery from Amazon? As Japan’s most resourceful knife maker demonstrates, those papercuts could be a lot worse if you spend hours painstakingly turning those cardboard boxes into a razor-sharp chef’s knife.

Read more…

via Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2MzLvRb

In the Moment

Just Watching Video of Six Flags’ Dizzying New Spinning Ride Is Making Me Want to Puke

Every summer, amusement parks across the country compete to lure visitors with bigger, faster, and more terrifying thrill rides. This year, Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey is hoping that people will actually line up to ride its new Cyborg Cyber Spin that churns stomachs along three different axes.

Read more…

via Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2yar4a2

In the Moment

Firing This Saw Blade-Launching Handheld Catapult Looks More Terrifying Than Getting Hit by It

Joerg Sprave has finally built an elastic-powered weapon that even the burly slingshot master can barely handle when the trigger’s pulled. It’s a handheld trebuchet (a type of catapult) that flings circular saw blades for hundreds of feet, and it looks almost as terrifying to yield as it is to be in the weapon’s…

Read more…

via Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2xNo8jy

In the Moment

Skyscraper Window Replacement Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong

Construction workers in Poland using a rooftop crane to lift a giant pane of glass to the top of a 30-plus-story skyscraper will unfortunately have to try it once again. The glass was almost in their reach when the cable apparently snapped, sending the window and its support rig plummeting to the ground.

Read more…

via Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2H8sLnH

In the Moment

This Paper Shredder Upgraded With a Scary-Powerful Motor Looks Like It Could Rip Off an Arm

Destroying sensitive documents using a paper shredder is a long and boring process because most of the machines are woefully underpowered. Destruction is supposed to be fun, so a gifted Danish hardware hacker upgraded a run-of-the-mill shredder with a 44,400-RPM brushless motor, letting the machine tear through a page

Read more…

via Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2L8oeUU

In the Moment

A Spare Tire Made From Countless Rolls of Duct Tape Is Surprisingly Durable

Spare tires aren’t cheap, and do you really want to spend $80 on something you might never actually use? Not when 20 rolls of duct tape can apparently be used to make a remarkably functional spare tire, as the mechanics at YouTube’s Life OD discovered.

Read more…

via Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2IYa0sU

In the Moment

A Chef’s Knife Forged From Ice Is the Perfect Disposable Cutlery

After forging impressively sharp blades from random materials like saran wrap, chocolate, pasta, and even a dead fish, Japan’s most resourceful knife maker has created what could be the perfect disposable cutlery: a chef’s knife made from ice that simply melts away when dinner’s done.

Read more…

via Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2Ih0Pzy

In the Moment

Turning an Ikea Chair Into an RC Plane Is Definitely the Cheapest Way to Fly

After miraculously getting a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe toy to take flight, the RC hobbyists at YouTube’s FliteTest challenged themselves to get one of Ikea’s cheap Jokkmokk wooden chairs airborne. Not only did they succeed, they also managed to complete all of the flightworthy upgrades in a mere six hours

Read more…

via Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2rEzgK6