The SS Officer belt buckle pistol was an experimental German World War II firearm consisting of four 7.65 mm or .22 long rifle barrels and lockwork concealed within a Nazi Party belt buckle. The barrels were 2" long and the wearer needed to get very close to their victim. A lever was pressed which allowed the spring-loaded buckle to pivot downwards, exposing the barrel. Noted firearms authority S.P. Fjestad claims that they were designed by Louis Marquis while he was in a prisoner of war camp during World War I and that fewer than ten of these guns have been discovered. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures from around the web.
Iain Sinclair's Cardsharp2 goes from credit card to knife at the push of a button, and it's being offered for onl $2.99 shipped, today only, originally $19.99. Measuring just 2.2mm thick and designed to look just like a credit card, a functional surgical-quality knife folds out at the push of a button. Get one here right now. Continue reading for a two videos, including a cutting demonstration and additional information.
Biohacker Amal Graafstra has created a prototype for the world's first implant-activated "smart gun," which requires an embedded chip be implanted under the skin between the thumb and forefinger. When a user picks up their weapon, the gun would unlock only for the person with the implant. "I think the smart gun concept is important, because eventually we'd be able to control who's able to operate the weapon once it leaves the store," said Graafstra. 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 Prince Rupert's Drop shattering bullets at 150,000 frames per second.
There are drones, and then the BAS-01G Soratnik, a 7-ton robotic drone tank that can hit 25 mph and be operated remotely at a range of up to 6-miles. What really sets it apart from other tanks is that it can also operate independently with varying degrees of autonomy. It comes equipped with a 7.62mm Kalashnikov PKTM machine gun, but can also be fitted with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun, grenade launchers, or even eight Kornet guided missiles with a range of 3-miles for anti-tank missions. 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 a virtual flyover of Mars' Mawrth Vallis.
The Mini Desktop Cannon is precision machined from 304 stainless steel for the barrel and boasts a brite anodized 6061 aluminum base with your choice of brass or stainless steel hardware. It may look like a toy at first, but this tiny gadget is fully-functional, complete with a .179" bore cannon, perfect for .177" BB's. "Pretty loud pop when it shoots the projectile. It all depends on which way you are shooting it and how much powder is used and how well the cannon is prepared to fire. If you mess up on prep the thing wont shoot correctly," said one user. Get one here now. Click here for the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Super Mario Run parkour.
The Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit offers a variety of useful tools, including three machetes, all for $313.56 shipped, today only, originally $349. This kit contains seven survival tools--a Gator machete, a Camp II axe, a Gator Pro machete, a Parang machete, an LMF II Infantry knife, a DMF Folder knife, and an Epic knife--along with a durable canvas carrying case for secure transport. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
Estonia-based defense provider Milrem has unveiled THeMIS ADDER, a shape-shifting mini tank that can be remotely controlled, and equipped with a 360° rotating CIS 50MG capable of hitting targets up to 1.1-miles away. Not just a rolling war machine, it can carry up to 1,653 to 2,205 pounds of gear, and cruises between 15-21.7 mph. Alternative uses include: a remote reconnaissance platform, C-IED platform and medevac vehicle. "Unmanned systems will play a significant role in the development of military capabilities in future. Within the next 10 years, we will see smart ground systems complimenting the human troops during joint missions," said said Milrem CEO Kuldar Vaarsi. 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 a megaphone that automatically translates spoken words into another language.
Remember Galac-Tac's AR500 Boba Fett armor from a few months back? Well, now an Airsoft version is available. The helmets come in flat dark earth, olive drab, matte black and matte gray, while the body armor is made from high-impact semi-rigid urethane, and "one size fits most," designed to be mounted to MOLLE vests. Currently, the company is only working on replica armor and helmets, but they have plans for other accessories such as bracers and gauntlets. 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 a handheld Tesla coil gun.
Why throw a single grenade in times of war, when you could shoot multiple, with the Milkor M32A1-MSGL? This hand-held, gas plug operating, semi-automatic revolving action weapon houses six grenades that can be unloaded in under 3-seconds, and is compatible with a host of 40mm munitions. Each grenade shot effectively covers a 20x60 meter area, with the max range being 400-meter low velocity shots and 800-meter medium velocity shots. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of magic clay.
Forget walls, these terminator robots can seek and destroy enemies from more than 4-miles away, and are designed for use on the Russian border. They claim to accurately detect and attack ground, as well as aerial threats, long before they reach Russian soil. They will be equipped with include radar, HD and thermal video imaging, and multiple long-range grenade launchers. "In its structure there is a radar unit that detects a target: humans to about 7km distance, a car up to 10km. After detection, the target is engaged using an optical system," said chief project engineer Dmitry Perminov. 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 five tech life hacks you may not have seen before.