First, there was Pyro, a device that enabled you to shoot fireballs from your wrist. Now, Ellusionist has unveiled Pyro Mini, which turns you into a real-life X-Men character, giving one the ability to shoot fireballs up to 40-feet from an open palm, at the push of a button. You won't need any batteries, as it boasts USB charging, and is good for 600-shots when fully charged. There's also the option of holding the remote or trigger down for a few seconds and shooting 2 fireballs at the same time. Continue reading for a video of the original Pyro.
Brick master Cody Fowler combined two of his passions, Halo 5 and LEGO, for a massive project that took approximately 3-years to complete using more than 10,000 bricks. This UNSC ship recreation not only looks the part, but blue LEDs were installed for added effect. Unlike similar builds, you won't find any stacks on this vessel, as everything was carefully planned to have only two support beams showing. Continue reading for a couple more pictures.
Triple 9, directed by John Hillcoat, is a film - set for release in February 2016 - that follows a crew of dirty cops being blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a heist. A diversion must be created to pull of this near-impossible task, so the gang orchestrates a "999", the police code for "officer down.", and then chaos ensues. Unfortunately, all goes wrong, despite their master-minded plan, when an unsuspecting officer they set up to die is just a rookie, and foils the attack. What happens next? Plenty of double-crossing, greed, and revenge. Continue reading for more.
When a wasp flies into the classroom, the last thing you'd expect is for a teacher to bust out a lighter and set it on fire. However, that's exactly what happened here, and thanks to technology, the event is now on the internet for everyone to see. There are also other notables, such as Professor Hunter, who happens to teach chemistry and conduct some unusual experiments during class. Continue reading for more.
Etsy artist Dave Pollot continues to add famous pop culture characters, like Bio Shock's Big Daddy and Little Sister, to paintings picked up from thrift shops all over New York. However, these aren't just random images found online and then Photoshopped into paintings, but rather actual hand-drawn images that have been painted over the original work. Interested? The Rochester, NY-based artist is selling prints of just about everything, including the characters you're about to see. Continue reading for more, or click here to purchase a few prints.
For those who have never seen any of the original Star Wars films, Jabba the Hutt is basically a large, slug-like alien, or as some like to say, a cross between a toad and the Cheshire Cat, who first appeared in Return of the Jedi (1983), though he is mentioned in A New Hope (1977) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980). The puppet required three puppeteers to operate, making it one of the largest ever used in a motion picture. Stuart Freeborn designed the puppet, while John Coppinger sculpted its latex, clay, and foam pieces. Puppeteers included David Alan Barclay, Toby Philpott, and Mike Edmonds, who were members of Jim Henson's Muppet group. Barclay operated the right arm and mouth and read the character's English dialogue, while Philpott controlled the left arm, head, and tongue. Edmonds, the shortest of the three men (he also played the Ewok Logray in later scenes) was responsible for the movement of Jabba's tail. Tony Cox, who also played an Ewok, would assist as well. The eyes and facial expressions were operated by radio control. Continue reading for more fascinating photos.
Star Wars fans were greeted with a life-sized Force Awakens X-Wing when visiting Terminal 3 at Singapore's Changi Airport. The display was put on to celebrate All Nippon Airways' new Boeing 787, complete with an R2-D2 paint job. Hundreds of fans, some of whom were dressed as characters from the earlier films, were able to watch a battle between Stormtroopers and X-Wing fighter pilots in front of both a life-size X-Wing and TIE Fighter, as well as take photos with a pilot in the cockpit. Continue reading to see the TIE Fighter.
Halo 5 is currently one of the hottest games available, so much so that gamer DeAnna Davis decided to create real-life armor modeled after the in-game suits. "My Halo 5 Kelly 087 is my 10th full suit of armor offically ( not counting projects that included armor work but wasnt a full head to toe ordeal) And the first thing i learned was mobility is most important, (which i learned the hard way since i couldnt bend my knees or sit down in my deamon hunter cosplay xD(my 1st suit ever (go big or go home). But I really took that to heart with this suit so in a little less than one whole month of non stop work i made sure everything was not only easy to move in but pretty comfortable," said Davis. Continue reading for one more pictures.
Anyone who has ever owned a television set with an antenna, or a radio, probably heard of the tin foil trick for improving signal. Well, you can try the same with an aluminum can to better your Wi-Fi signal. Put simply, the metal and shape of the can (when cut open) can help focus the signal to and from a router. The only things you'll need for this project are a soda can, utility knife, scissors, and some form of removable adhesive (tape, putty, etc.). Continue reading for more useful life hacks for college students.
Whether it be YouTube or random websites, internet users love pointing out grammatical mistakes. These geeky products put a new twist on the term "grammar police". On a side note, did you know that the first letters of the months separating June and December spell "JASON"? Or, that the chess term "checkmate" comes from a 14th century Arabic phrase, "shah mat", which means "the king is helpless"? Continue reading for more.