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A Cardboard Skateboard Is Surprisingly Durable

Signal Snowboards has a long history of making custom boards using unorthodox materials. But lately it’s been fixated on using cardboard, and after building both a rideable surfboard and snowboard, the company has now gone and built a surprisingly tough cardboard skateboard.


Why Families Are Bringing Their Kids To Burning Man

On the barren flatlands of the Nevada desert, children ages 5 to 14 weave unnoticed between ecstasy-tripping ravers, elaborate penis-shaped art cars, and an endless sea of topless young women. The children of Burning Man, and their nearby parents, don’t seem to mind the NC-17-rated madness.


America's Largest Theatre Chain Hates The Plan To Speed Up Home Releases

Earlier this month Paramount announced that it would release two upcoming films on home video and streaming just 17 days after they have been in theatres. But Regal, the US’s largest movie chain, isn’t interested in being part of its piracy-fighting experiment.


Cool Off With A Michelada Popsicle Dunked In Your Favourite Beer

Micheladas are already the perfect warm weather drink: a mix of savoury flavours, ice-cold beer, and just a snap of spice. Now imagine making the michelada even better by turning it into a popsicle that you drop into the beer, slowly melting into a slushy sublime summer cocktail.


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.


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.


This Trailer For Mind Of A Chef Makes Me Crave Foods I Never Ate Before

Mind of a Chef is one of the best shows about food on television right now and this upcoming season they’re going to feature Gabrielle Hamilton from Prune in New York City. She’s a James Beard award winner so it will be fun to see what influences her and how she works but really, it will just be super cool to see all the food porn.


This Handmade Futurama Title Sequence Is So Much Fun

We’ve seen the Futurama intro done up in stunning photorealistic 3D before. And we’ve seen the normal animation sequence before the TV show so many times. Now here’s an old video of the intro being recreated with hand made cutouts. All the images were drawn and props were put together to re-make the original and it’s great fun.


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.


13 Different Ways To Make Crazy Tasty Sandwiches

Sandwiches are the reason why happiness is possible. Why being optimistic pays off. Why lending a helping hand is worth it. Because if you’re a good person who does more good things than bad things, your faith in life is reaffirmed when you bite into a sandwich. Every sandwich is basically paying it forward. Here are 13 wild sandwiches from all over the world, I don’t even recognise some of these.


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