If you thought AirPods looked strange while wearing them, try putting on Human Headphones. Looking more like earmuffs, each one comes equipped with two 30mm audio drivers for a total of four speaker. Need to make or take a call? The beam-forming microphones ensure that only your voice is picked up and not the ambient noise around you. It’s powered by two 280mAh batteries that provide up to 9 hours of continuous use on a full charge. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Jay “Joka” Jones is an audiophile who likes to take his passion onto the road, and this 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe proves it. Featuring vibrant green paint, Joker-themed accents, and a whopping sixty-two speakers throughout the cabin. Some may be more for show rather than sound, as the ones in the back as well as the door panels feature an LED infinity-effect. Read more for a video and additional information.
NASA’s atmospheric scientists managed to capture a rare sight on August 8, 2019, when their DC-8 flying laboratory passed directly through a large fire cloud, or scientifically speaking, a pyrocumulonimbus, rising from a wildfire in eastern Washington. The flight was part of a joint NOAA and NASA field campaign called FIREX-AQ to study the composition and chemistry of smoke to better understand its impact on air quality and climate. Read more for the full image and additional information.
What is a KeebCard? It’s basically a tiny keychain computer, or to be more specific, a low-power mechanical switch trinket that is designed around a 128×32 pixel OLED screen and run off a watch battery. In addition to being able to play Pong, it can also be used as an interactive switch tester, LED business card, or just about anything else you can think of. Read more for a video and additional information.
Lin Ruian discovered a bizarre snail with flashing green and orange horns while hiking in Changhua County, Taiwan earlier this month. At first glance, this gastropod appeared to have “flashing lights” turned on inside it, but upon closer inspection this is occurring because its motor neurons and body have been seized by a parasitic flatworm, called the green-banded broodsac, which commonly uses snails as hosts to spread. Read more for a video and additional information.
Some residents in a Virginia neighborhood woke up to an interesting surprise at their front door, an old television set, and it’s not from Amazon or some other online retailer, but rather a man who wears a television on his head. One homeowner’s Ring doorbell surveillance camera captured this mysterious figure laying an older set down on their front porch and just walking off. Read more for the video and additional information.
An 18-year-old from Haryana’s Yamunanagar in India was given a BMW for his birthday instead of the Jaguar he requested. So, he did the least logical thing possible…pushed it into a swollen river in a fit of anger. That’s not all, “when the youth was plunging the high-end BMW car into the river, he also made a video and put it on social media,” said a police official. Read more for the news report and additional information.
No, this isn’t an early April Fools’ Day joke, but a real thing you can actually buy. It’s called Atomik Vodka, and was created by an international team of scientists studying the exclusion zone around Chernobyl. This alcoholic spirit is made with grains and water grown in the area around the abandoned nuclear power plant. The grains are grown on a farm located withing the zone, and apparently, the distillation process removes all impurities so the resulting liquid contains the same radioactive compound as any other spirits drink – natural Carbon-14. Read more for two videos and additional information.
SERVO’s R25 smartphone is unlike any that you’ve probably seen. It may not pack a massive battery, but there’s a built-in 6000mAh power bank to keep things running for an extra day if need be. Don’t need all that extra power? Simply use it to charge your other USB devices. The phone is powered by a Spreadtrum 6531 CPU and features a 2.8 inch display, 64MB of RAM, dual SIM card slots, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and unfortunately, 2G GSM support only. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Auto enthusiast John Ortlieb from Nevada doesn’t own just one, but two ‘Boaterhomes’, which is a bizarre half boat, half van hybrid. One of them was passed down from his father and then he purchased the second around ten years ago. His father’s version measures 36 feet-long and can travel up to 40mph on water or over 100mph on land. A total of 21 exist in the world, and John’s, built in the 1980s was based on a Ford Econoline Van. It can be used as a boat, home or just an everyday vehicle. Read more for a video and additional information.