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.
Most rings are designed with *bling* in mind, but this one think outside the box (or sphere) with some dandelions. It's believed that the first examples of wedding rings were found in ancient Egypt. Relics dating back as far as 3,000 years ago, including papyrus scrolls, show us evidence of braided rings of hemp or reeds being exchanged among a wedded couple. Egypt viewed the circle as a symbol of eternity, and the ring served to signify the never-ending love between the couple. This was also the origin of the practice of wearing the wedding ring on the ring finger of the left hand, which the Egyptians believed to house a special vein that was connected directly to the heart. Continue reading for more.
Sure, it's not as futuristic looking as the Nike MAG sneakers featured in Back to the Future, but Powerlace's auto-lacing shoe technology is just as cool. Simply put, their engineers designed sneakers that use highly-resistant cables to hold your foot in place, which then triggers a mechanism that locks into place at a tension level set by a pull tab on the outside upper section. The tension in the laces can easily be adjusted by moving the lace lock. Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter link.
We've all seen hoodies, but did you know that the clothing item took off in the 1970s, with several factors contributing to its success? That's right, Hip hop culture developed in New York City around this time, and the hoodie's element of instant anonymity, provided by the accessible hood, appealed to those with criminal intent. By the 1990s, the hoodie had evolved into a symbol of isolation, a statement of academic spirit, and several fashion collections. Continue reading for more ultra cool hoodies that geeks would love.
The first day of fall begins on September 22 in the Northern Hemisphere, and you know what that means...new (and warmer) clothes for the season. Whether it be a sweater, pea coat, leggings, or just a new shirt, there are plenty of options, but today, we bring you a selection of geeky things for your legs. First up, we have a pair of interesting shark socks, which would have been perfect for Shark Week. Continue reading for more.