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Lego Recreated James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 Complete With Ejector Seat and Hidden Machine Guns

No one watches James Bond movies for Bond, or the over-the-top diabolical plans of the film’s villains. We’re there for the gadgets, which Lego’s designers have carefully recreated in this feature-packed replica of the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that Sean Connery drove during his time as 007. I’ll never have an ejector…

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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.

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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.

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How a Winter With Elk Changed My Life

Before Kanye slapped an iPhone shot of the Tetons on his new album, but after we ruined Niagara Falls, in part prompting the creation of an entire system of protected federal land, I spent a winter in Jackson, Wyoming working under what I can safely say is the best job title I’ll ever have: sleigh ride naturalist.

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You Can Smoosh Aluminum Into a Working Frying Pan Using a Powerful Hydraulic Press

Proving it’s the most versatile and useful tool in your kitchen, not only can you turn aluminum foil into a razor-sharp knife, but if you’ve got access to a giant hydraulic press, you can also smoosh it into the shape of a frying pan that actually works, solving any sudden frying emergencies.

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Watch This Human Inkjet Printer Create a Portrait in 300 Hours With 3 Million Hand-Drawn Dots

There are a lot of reasons to be impressed with David Bayo’s beautiful Astrée portrait created using a painstaking stipple technique. But what’s more staggering to me than hand-drawing 3 million individual dots is somehow finding enough spare time to dedicate 300 hours to a single work of art. I can’t even find the…

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Man Spends Months Building a Giant Sphere of Matches and Then Spectacularly Sets It on Fire

If you glue two matches together, you’ll find the sticks won’t be parallel to each other because the match heads at the top are slightly thicker. If you keep on going, and eventually glue 42,000 of them together, you’ll end up with a giant sphere that produces a fantastic chain reaction of fire when you light a single…

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A Brilliant Toy Hacker Turned the G.I. Joe Cobra Rattler Into an RC Plane That Actually Flies

If you grew up in the ‘80s watching G.I. Joe and playing with the toys, you undoubtedly remember the Rattler, Cobra’s workhorse fighter plane. The original toy version was powered by imagination, but Adam Woodworth’s upgraded version—which actually flies—is instead powered by servos and ducted fan engines.

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Man Redefines Horror By Building a Singing Furby Organ

As if the fear of a looming nuclear war wasn’t enough, Sam Battle, the hacker-musician behind the YouTube channel Look Mum No Computer, hacked together 44 Furby toys to build the world’s first (and hopefully last) singing Furby organ, introducing a whole new element to your nightmares.

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Hacking a Child’s Ride-On Toy to Hit 40 MPH Trades Safety for Fun

With a top speed of around four or five miles per hour, most ride-on toys don’t provide much of a thrill—unless you throw safety out the window. The irresponsible chaps from YouTube’s The Real Life Guys channel upgraded a simple ride-on toy with a 15 horsepower engine that can accelerate it to over 40 mph in less than…

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