A hydrofoil board is basically a surfboard with a hydrofoil that extends below the board into the water. This design causes the board to leave the surface of the water at various speeds. Laird Hamilton, a prominent figure in the invention of big wave tow-in surfing, later discovered the foilboard's capability to harness swell energy with the use of a jet ski, pulling the rider into a wave. Now, the GoFoil SUP brings this invention to paddle boarding. Some compare this experience to "taking flight", as the board lifts from the water between 4-8mph, depending on wave push, positive angle and rider weight. Once airborne the foil takes over and then it is a matter of hunting the trough of the wave and looking for swells to link up. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one on how to build your own virtual reality-ready PC for under $800.
More often than not, things you order at restaurants, or food items purchased at stores, just don't live up to the images you see on their packaging / menu. For example, the "Gordito Burger" at the "CB" burger chain appears to be a behemoth, but in reality, the prop you see has been filled with many inedible materials, such as glue, to make it appear that way. Continue reading for more images that social media users have posted online.
The X-DRAGON's 10,000mAh Solar Power Bank is great for hikes, or just any outdoor activity, and it's being offered for only $18.99, today only, originally $59.99. Charge two devices at the same time while on the go, thanks to the quick 2.1A charging ports provided. Its silicone accents protect it from rain, dirt, electric shocks and even drops. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
Most retired auto enthusiasts prefer to spend their time cruising back roads or just relaxing at home, but Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic had other things in mind. This 73-year-old spent two years creating a stunning Volkswagen Beetle covered with over 50,000 handcrafted oak shingles. It's not just for show, as the car is fully-functional, and can be driven on the road without any problems. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a neodymium magnet that finally defeats the almighty hydraulic press.
Halfbike 2.1 follows up on its predecessor and manages to combine biking, running, and even scooting, into one compact package. The company claims that it "awakens your natural instinct to move", without taking away the fun factor. Simply stand in a natural walking position, and use your entire body to move. When not in use, just fold it up for easy transportation. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information. Click here for a few bonus images of more gadgets you might want, but probably don't need.
It's a go-kart...it's a 3-wheeled motorcycle...it's the turbocharged Polaris Slingshot SL LE? That's right, the latest model has just been unveiled, and it's better than ever. At a mere 1,743-pounds, the vehicle is powered by a turbocharged 2.4L engine that produces 173hp and 166 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual sending power to the rear wheel. Best of all, prices start at just $26,999. Click here for more pictures of the Slingshot SL LE. Continue reading for another hands-on test drive video and more information.
We covered the XStat Rapid Homeostasis System back in December, when it first received FDA approval, but now, the device has saved its first life on the battlefield. The syringe is filled with cellulose sponge tablets that are coated with a homeostatic agent that grows rapidly to fill the wound. They absorb blood pumping into the area, and plug the cavity to allow clotting to begin near instantly. In its first real world application, a soldier's femoral artery was damaged by a gunshot wound, and the XStat syringe was used to fill the wound, enabling him to become stable and be transported to a definitive care facility. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the ultimate grappling hook, and just how difficult it is to use one.
Making its first appearance online in 2014, British designer Joshua Renouf has finally unveiled a working prototype of the Barisieur Alarm Clock. Put simply, this contraption is designed to brew you a fresh cup of coffee when it's time to wake up. It aims to stimulate all five senses: sound (brew), sight (water being filtered), touch (pressing buttons), smell, and taste. The alarm clock consists of a glass beaker of sorts, stainless steel filter, milk jar, peltier cooler, as well as a stainless steel tray base used to store beans, sugar and other coffee brewing supplies. Continue reading for more pictures and information on how to get one.
EC Technology's 22400mAh Power Bank can charge up to 3 devices simultaneously, and it's being offered for only $18.99 with coupon code: 4J5D66OH, today only, originally $44.99. The textured high-grade flame-retardant plastic shell protects the power bank from damage. Over-charging, over-voltage, over-current and short-circuit protection systems are implemented to protect your devices. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 4J5D66OH during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
Cockroaches are one of the few creatures that could possibly survive a nuclear apocalypse, but a team of Japanese researchers wanted to find a less destructive solution to ridding homes of these pests. So, the team at Earth Chemicals created a "mega cockroach trap", or in other words, a platform covered in a highly sticky substance. To test its effectiveness, they filmed a lab coat, an athlete, and a sumo wrestler's fruitless attempts to cross it. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of seemingly gravity-defying jumpers.