From afar, it almost looks like a magic carpet of sorts, but upon closer inspection, you'll see it's just a very clever table. Created by designer Alessandro Isolal, this creation combines a rug and a coffee table into a single object, called Stumble Upon. This installation was inspired by the annoyance of tripping over the wrinkles in carpet. Continue reading for up-close shots of what's behind this table.
You've probably seen or at least heard about the giant hole / crater that suddenly appeared in Russia this past month, but two new ones have surfaced. The second is in the same permafrost region of northern Russia, and a third on the Taymyr Peninsula, to the east, in Kransoyark region. According to The Siberian Times, "Theories range from meteorites, stray missiles, a man-made prank, and aliens, to an explosive cocktail of methane or shale gas suddenly exploding." Continue reading for more images and information.
Think of the Polaris Slingshot as a three-wheeled motorcycle meets go-kart (or the KTM X-Bow). Priced from $19999, this 1666-pound vehicle is powered by a 2.4L Ecotec engine that generates 173 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Just in case you are wondering, helmets are required for both the driver and passenger - motorcycle license also needed by the former. Continue reading for a first look video, more pictures, and additional information.
It's that time again, time for some random, yet fascinating, images that just might surprise you. Starting off, we have a fragment of the 'Murchison Meteorite', which landed in Victoria, Australia in 1969. This meteorite has been dated at nearly 4.95 billion years old - nearly 500 million years older than the age of the Earth. That's not all, we also bring you a glimpse of the stunning aquarium inside the Atlantis, The Palm, a hotel resort located at the top of the Palm Jumeira an artificial island The Palm Click. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why armadillos might be the next best thing to puppies and kittens.
At first glance, this appears to be any old hair clip, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it has many useful tools built in, similar to a Swiss Army Knife. Created by Yaakov Goldberg, an industrial design student at Israel's Holon Institute of Technology, this accessory can use be used to score fruit, open or measure stuff, and it has three screwdrivers as well as a wrench to boot. Continue reading to see it in-action.
Thirteen-year-old Ariel Tolfree from Texas was awoken by the smell of something burning, and it turned out to be her Samsung Galaxy S4 after it slipped beneath her pillow. Thomas, her dad, says, "The whole phone melted. The plastic, the glass. You can't even really tell that it was a phone." Fortunately, Samsung is replacing her bed, including the sheets. For those who can't view the video above, continue reading to see more images of the aftermath.
Have an extra $600,000 - $800,000 laying around (starting bid) and love classic supercars? Then RM Auctions has just for you. This 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series I was limited to just 50 units and is powered by a 375HP 3929 cc DOHC V12 engine with six Weber horizontal two-barrel carburetors, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Continue reading for more images and information.
Sam Smith isn't your typical 12-year-old, as he spends most of his day making mobile games. Spacepants is the first release from his Boxface Games home studio, and boasts tough endless runner-style gameplay set in a single room, "which sees you avoiding lasers, space caterpillars, and other nasties for as long as you can while constantly moving." He's been making games for about a year now, mainly using GameMaker: Studio software, which doesn't require any prior programming or design experience. Even though Spacepants has only been out since May, he's already earned enough money to buy his younger brother a PlayStation 4. Continue reading to read what he has planned for the future.
The Drake equation is basically a probabilistic argument used to estimate the number of active, communicative extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy. In November 2013, astronomers reported, based on Kepler space mission data, that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of sun-like stars and red dwarf stars within the Milky Way Galaxy. 11 billion of these estimated planets may be orbiting sun-like stars. Since there are about 100 billion stars in the galaxy, this implies fp*ne is roughly 0.4. The nearest planet in the habitable zone may be as little as 12 light-years away, according to the scientists. Continue reading for more.
Even though Apple hasn't officially unveiled the iPhone 6, companies like Brikk, are already coming up with luxury models for the ultra wealthy. Called the "Lux iPhone 6", this 4.7-inch (128GB model) smartphone will be available in 24-carat yellow gold, 24-carat pink gold and pure platinum. For $8800, you'll get the hand-polished pure 5-layer platinum finish, complete with diamond encrusted Apple logo. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a very polite bird who knows how to ask humans for a drink.