Bug-A-Salt 2.0 is a fly gun that lets you eradicate flies with normal table salt, and it can be picked up for $35.65 shipped, today only, originally $39.99. Featuring an air-powered firing mechanism that shoots granulated table salt, a single pump action for loading as well as compressing the air in the gun’s chamber, and each pump automatically turns the safety on. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Microsoft Inc. has teamed up with the makers of Axe body spray (Lynx in markets outside the US) to release a line of Xbox-branded personal care products that include a body wash, deodorant and shower gel. “Lynx Xbox is a fresh scent of pulsing green citrus, featuring top notes of kaffir lime and winter lemon, aromatic herbal middle notes of mint and sage, and woody bottom notes of patchouli and clearwood. Containing a range of natural essential oils, the Xbox Lynx range comes with a sleek new look and features a body spray, deodorant, and shower gel,” according to the official description. Unfortunately (or fortunately), it will be exclusive to Australia when it launches in July. Read more for an Xbox One X extreme drop test video with a $1,900 Samsung parachute and additional information.
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The Mazda MX-5 Miata is essentially a lightweight two-passenger roadster with a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. The gem you see above was converted into a makeshift pickup truck of sorts and posted on Craigslist a while back with the title “1990 Miata with 22,000 miles on the clock.” It was listed for $6,000 or best offer, and apparently was purchased, but not maintained, so it fell into disrepair. Read more for additional pictures of this one-of-a-kind vehicle during its better days.
Japan-based ESCRIT, a wedding ceremony company, partnered with The Pokemon Company to start offering officially licensed Pokémon weddings, complete with costumes, themed food items, and more. Each package also includes place cards and program pamphlets adorned with Pikachus poking their tails out from a bed of flowers, in which they’re possibly sharing a just-married smooch. There are two bride-and-groom Electric Types that greet guests as part of the welcome board, which is tradtionally placed at the entrance of the banquet hall where the wedding reception is held. Read more to see some of the food offerings.
The Pokemon Company wanted to gamify sleep, and thus Pokémon Sleep was born. There’s very few details available now, but during the press conference today they said it would “turn sleep into entertainment” by interfacing with Pokémon GO, and will be launched some time in 2020. In addition to the app, a new device, called Pokémon GO Plus+, will be released, and it’s designed to collect sleep data when placed next to your pillow at night. It also functions normally as a way to play Pokémon GO without looking at your phone during the day, while transmitting “sleep information to your smartphone via Bluetooth.” Read more for a video and additional information.
Sure, scratching your face, especially near the ear area, can sometimes be mistaken for cell phone usage from afar, but this man was at the wrong place and time. While driving down the road in Jinan, eastern Shandong province, the man in the picture received a notification stating that he’d broken the law by talking on a phone while driving, and attached was a surveillance photo of the offense. Even after stating his case, he received two penalty points on his license and is required to pay a 50 yuan ($7.25) fine. Read more for the full uncropped image and additional information on the outcome.
Supercar and hypercar replicas have been around for quite some time, with some being worse than others, but this one may take the cake. Listed for 400,000 Indian Rupee ($5,738 USD), it’s supposedly a Bugatti Veyron convertible replica that features a two-tone paint job, the famous classic Bugatti horseshoe grille, a Bugatti badge, and a hand-pained EB logo on the trunklid. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Artist Guo O Dong has created “PersistenceChaos,” or an installation that consists of a normal laptop (10.2-inch Samsung NC10-14GB) with six of the world’s most dangerous computer viruses installed that have caused financial damages totaling $95-billion – just don’t connect this to any Wi-Fi network or plug in a USB drive. Some of the malware include: the ILOVEYOU virus from 2000 that was often a “love letter” attached to emails and ransomware WannaCry. Read more for a livestream of the laptop and additional information.
Thailand-based body shop PS-Modify Chonburi recently unveiled their latest project, a Toyota MR2 Spyder converted into a bizarre-looking Lamborghini Veneno Roadster knockoff. Unfortunately (or fortunately), it looks nothing like its real counterpart, due to a front end that stretches out from the chassis of the Toyota with nearly zero support, no headlights, but at least the rear-end is decent, as it features the same engine cover, four tailpipes, rear wing, and rear diffuser design as the real Veneno. creation. Read more for two additional pictures and additional information.
A California driver managed to capture dashcam footage of an F-16 fighter jet pilot ejecting just moments before the plane crashes into a warehouse. One warehouse worker said he heard the deafening noise of the jet seconds before it smashed through the roof of the building near a Southern California air base. “Next thing I know I just hear this explosion and turn around to the back of the building, and I just seen a burst of flames and just the ceiling started falling through every part of the building. I turned around, and my co-worker just told me to get out, so I just made a run for it,” Daniel Gallegos told KABC-TV. Read more for the dashcam footage and additional information.