At first glance, these apples may appear to be just a Photoshop trick, but they’re real and called “Black Diamond”. They are mainly grown in the mountains of Tibet, and a breed of Hua Niu apples (Chinese Red Delicious) that get their unique dark purple color from the geographical conditions of Nyingchi, in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Since the temperature fluctuations between day and night are significant, the fruits get a lot of sunlight and ultraviolet light which causes their skin to change from the deep red to dark purple. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The iLight 7S is touted as the world’s smallest iPhone-inspired Android handset, if that even makes any sense. However, if you’re hoping for decent performance, this may not be the microscopic handset for you. Featuring a 2.4″ touchscreen display, an MTK quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Bluetooth / WiFi connectivity, and a metal body. Unsurprisingly, there is no headphone jack, so you’ll need to snag a pair of wireless headphones or earphones to jam. Product page. Read more for another hands-on video review and additional information.
Called the “Ultramodern Mask,” this bizarre device by Nikita Replyanski, Maria Replyanski, and Yaroshuk Danil is actually a noninvasive neurointerface device designed to read brain activity signals. If you’re unfamiliar with EEG headsets, they basically sense the electrical activity inside a person’s brain using a technique known as electroencephalography, where electrodes placed on the surface of someone’s head measure the electrical signals produced by the brain’s neurons through the scalp. These signals can be used by neurologists to identify patterns in a patient’s brain wave activity, and spot abnormalities that could give rise to neurological disorders. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Ferrari Enzo is a longitudinally-mounted rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout supercar with a 43.9 / 56.1 front / rear weight distribution. It’s powered by Ferrari’s F140B naturally aspirated 65° V12 engine with DOHC 4 valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and Bosch Motronic ME7 fuel injection with a displacement of 6.0L generating 651 bhp at 7,800 rpm and 485 lb⋅ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. All this helps it accelerate to 60 mph in 3.14 seconds and achieve 100 mph. in 6.6 seconds If you have $375,000 to spare, and have always wanted just the engine, you’re in luck. Read more for a full video review of the Ferrari Enzo, additional pictures, information, and the auction page.
Fidget spinners are basically toys that consist of a ball bearing in the center of a multi-lobed flat structure made from metal or plastic designed to spin along its axis with little effort, and the fad started in 2017, although similar devices had been around as early as 1993. They reportedly help those who fidget to relieve nervous energy, anxiety, or psychological stress. The Fidget Smartwatch by Yunna Hwang is the evolution of these small handheld devices. It has notches on the face’s opposing sides that give you the ability to rotate them, thus making the design perfect for fidgeters. Read more for an animation, additional pictures and information.
The Cheese Printer may sound cool in theory, but in reality, it’s just a clever prank pack. Simply put, they’re gag gift boxes for any occasion, and each one comes complete with 6 panels of jokes, detailed graphics, small nuances and lots more as you can see from the example above. “They’re the boxes for screamingly funny, hilariously awful, but scarily plausible products that don’t really exist. The photography, typography and layout of these boxes are perfect. I mean, they look exactly like the cheesiest products you’d buy from TV infomercials. Anyway, the point is that you put people’s real presents inside the empty Prank Pack boxes. Then, when they unwrap their gifts, you get that delicious moment of watching their faces as they struggle to be tactful. They think you’ve just given them the all-time turkey of presents,” according to the company. Check them all out here. Read more for some of our favorites.
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Rapper Soulja Boy managed to hit number one on the Billboard charts back in 2007 with “Crank That,” but ever since then, he has dabbled in many businesses, including hoverboards. Now, he’s selling two different video game consoles on his website, the self-branded SouljaGame Console as well as the SouljaGame Handheld, and they’re not what you think. The former allegedly runs “PlayStation / NEO GEO / PC / SEGA / Game Boy Advance / NES Video Games” and comes with 800 preinstalled games, while SouljaGame Handheld supports “Nintendo Switch / 3DS / Vita / NEO GEO / Game Boy Color / Game Boy/ Game Boy Advance,” including the 3,000 built-in games. Read more for another video and additional information.
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Your eyes aren’t playing tricks, the Uropyia meticulodina is bizarre, yet incredible, moth that can perfectly mimic a fallen, dead curled up leaf to perfection. Despite its strange mimicry, the curled up-looking wings are fully functional, and actually as straight as those of any regular moth species. This effect is created by minute scales on its wings that replicate the shading of a curled up dead leaf. Read more for another video and additional information.
Auto enthusiast Jeff Bloch, also known as “SpeedyCop,” spent 3,000-hours transforming a real Vietnam attack helicopter into the “SpeedyCopter”. The project began in the summer of 2016, when Jeff and his crew spent about six months at his home in Southern Maryland, USA, completely revamping a 1969 Bell OH-58 Kiowa Vietnam attack aircraft he managed to purchase for $3,100 in an online auction, to sit on a 1986 Toyota van chassis. “It’s not just street legal and race ready, it’s also fully amphibious. The 86 Toyota van that provided the chassis actually just gave us the front suspension,” said Jeff. Read more for another video of it in-action and additional information.
At first glance, the Pyro Pen looks and even functions like a real Sharpie permanent marker, but at the push of a button, it becomes a flame-throwing machine. Is it safe? The company claims that the secret is that the barrels are filled with ‘flash’ paper, or a specially-treated tissue paper that burns extremely quickly and is gone in the blink of an eye. There’s also an LED inside to notify you when the device is armed and ready to fire – blue light shows when it’s on, so if it is, you’re able to keep the fireball end away from your face and body. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.