A WeLoveFine designer has created a Chewbacca hoodie that turns you into a real-life Wookiee. Called "I Am Chewie," this ultra geeky piece of clothing is covered in luxurious (yet soft) fur, complete with applique satin bandoliers. The designer recommends ordering at least 1 size up for a snug fit, as the jacket runs small. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how the toilet works on the International Space Station.
Your eyes aren't deceiving you, that is a real suit. Quicksilver Japan has just unveiled True Wetsuits, a wetsuit that you can wear both in the office and at the beach. The outer suit is made from stretchy neoprene, and the shirt is made with Dryflight, a water repellent fabric developed by Quiksilver and 3M. Available in black, navy and tuxedo (party and surfing) models, each one is made to order, and retails for 300,000 yen (or about $25,200 US dollars). Continue reading for a video and more information.
Not just any wedding ring, this one is made from dinosaur leg bone, meteorite and gold. Each one of these stunning rings is individually handcrafted by Jewelry by Johan. For those wondering, the bone comes from the Morrison Formation in Utah and dates back at least 65-million years to the Jurassic era. Prices start from $450 and top out at almost $1800, depending on the design. Continue reading for more.
Another day, another internet trend, and this time it's called "Granny Hair". Just as the name implies, young women worldwide have started dying their hair gray and posted the ensuing images to social media services, like Instagram. As you're about to see, there are many who end up looking more like Storm from X-Men rather than an elderly grandma. Continue reading for eighteen more interesting examples of this fad.
Ear piercing is one of the oldest known forms of body modification, with artistic and written references from cultures around the world dating back to early history. Early evidence of earrings worn by men can be seen in archeological evidence from Persepolis in ancient Persia. Nowadays, earrings have gotten a lot more creative, as the Pac-Man and piranha plant examples show. Continue reading for more cool earrings that geeks would love.
This nifty hand squeeze t-shirt is not just a concept or one-off design, but rather one geeks can enjoy over and over. On a related note, did you know that the word "t-shirt" first became part of American English by the 1920s and became even more popular in the 1950s after Marlon Brando wore one in A Streetcar Named Desire? Printed T-shirts were in limited use by 1942 when an Air Corps Gunnery School T-shirt appeared on the cover of Life magazine. In the 1960s, printed T-shirts gained popularity for self-expression as well for advertisements, protests, and souvenirs. Product page. Continue reading for more ultra creative t-shirt designs that geeks would love.
Designer Tinker Hatfield recently spoke about the new design at The Agenda (lifestyle trade show) in Long Beach, California, and said that Nike will finally release the self-lacing Nike AIR Mag sneakers featured in Back to the Future "sometime this year". According to the patent, here's how it will work: "A set of straps...can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. The article further includes an automatic ankle cinching system that is configured to automatically adjust an ankle portion of the upper." Continue reading for more pictures and information.
At first glance, this just looks like a finely hand-crafted pair of Oxford shoes, but there's actually a secret compartment built directly into the heel. That's right, these stylish Oxford-style Johnnie Walker Brogues by Oliver Sweeney - limited to 130 pairs - aren't just named after the famous scotch, there's a miniature bottle concealed in every shoe. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and the product page.
Slippers are best known as light shoes which are easy to put on and take off and usually worn indoors. They come in all shapes and sizes, but very few really stand out, that is...until you see the examples above. They range from tank-inspired designs to a pair that looks like Chewbacca. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a raindrop splashing down into sand in super slow motion.
Winter officially begins on December 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, but some places, like Buffalo, have already seen an entire season's worth of snow. Anyone who lives in a colder area, might want to check out some of these cool and creative winter hats. Above, we have the Cthulhu ski hat and the brain cap, which looks just like it sounds. On a completely unrelated side note, today is Dec. 13, 2014, which represents the last sequential calendar date for at least 20 years - Jan. 2, 2034 (1/2/34) - and another 89 years if waiting for Jan. 2, 2103 (1/2/3). At approximately 9:10 and 11 seconds, you have 9/10/11/12/13/14. If researchers master cryogenics, it'll be 100-years until 2114, when 12/13/14 can happen again. Continue reading to see more.