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Gizmodo Movie Night: Catch Up On Some Of The Best Cult TV Shows And Movies

Every now and then, by luck or by skill, some TV series and films build themselves a passionate following — viewers who will do absolutely anything to watch every episode, or re-watch every scene, and tell all their friends. This weekend, take some time out to immerse yourselves in some of the TV shows and movies that have inspired cult followings around the world.


How Much Does It Cost To Charge A Tesla Model S?

Surely owning an all-electric Tesla Model S is cheaper than powering your car on expensive liquefied dinosaurs, right? Just how much will it cost you to charge a Tesla in your garage every night?


These Measuring Sheets Are Definitive Proof That Kids Grow Up Too Fast

The nine months leading up to a birth might feel like decades to a pregnant mother, but once that baby’s free, the months seem to fly by. Need proof? These colourful infant bed sheets featuring measuring marks so you can keep tabs on your baby’s sudden growth spurts.


Incredible Photo Of Hawks Tossing Food To Each Other In Midair

Photographer Phoo Chan captured this perfect sequence of a Northern Harrier tossing prey to one of its baby chick hawks in midair. It’s an amazing display of coordination, like a little game of pitch and catch between a dad and his kid. You can see the adult hawk drop the prey and then watch the offspring catch it, as if to critique his form. Remember, soft talons!


Don't Be Grossed Out, The Bacteria On These Petri Dish Plates Is Art

Looking for a great prank to pull on a germaphobe? Invite them over for dinner, but serve it on these colourful plates that look like modern art, but are actually microscopic images of bacteria grown in a petri dish. Bonus germaphobe prank: just don’t wash your hands during meal prep.


A Sword Made Of Fire Is The Coolest Thing

There are swords that are on fire, swords made in fire and now, swords that are made of fire. The Backyard Scientist created this “fire sabre” which is basically a seltzer bottle that spits out a stream of butane which lights on fire with a lighter. The look of the fire stream resembles a light sabre, hence the fire sabre.


A Murder Mystery Unravels As The Camera Zooms Out And Changes Angles

Since we’re limited by our own perspective, every story can always be told differently. People see things differently. People remember different things. People tell stories differently. Because, well, people are different. We only remember what we can, we need the full picture to see it all.


A Hidden Tesla Coil Wirelessly Powers This Lamp's Interchangeable Bulbs

Based on a fun demo used at science centres across the country, the Arc Light features a pair of glowing LED tubes that aren’t actually connected to the lamp in any way. Instead, tucked out of sight is a compact Tesla coil that wirelessly powers the bulbs whenever they’re close enough.


New Yorkers Have Been Turning Fire Hydrants Into Sprinklers Since 1896

No image says summer more than a cracked-open fire hydrant spewing city water into a New York street. Although not intended as their primary role in the metropolis, it turns out that fire hydrants have served as guerrilla heat relief for 120 years.


What It's Like To Wear The New Converse Chuck II

The new Chuck Taylors are here. The first new design in 98 years. I’m wearing them right now.


Zuck Is Having A Baby, But What About That Adorable Dog?

Congratulations have been pouring in ever since Mark Zuckerberg posted (on Facebook, of course) that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a daughter in a few months. It’s wonderful and all (mazel tov, you two!), but most people took a look at their photo and wondered, is that a dog — or a mop?


Californians Cut Water Use By 27% During The Hottest June On Record

Looks like all that #droughtshaming worked. Last month, California’s urban water use dropped more than the 25% reduction ordered by Governor Jerry Brown — the state cut water use by 27.3%, in fact. We did it!


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