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The Military's Ranger Panties Are My New Favourite Clothes

People love Soffe Men’s Running Shorts, a.k.a. Ranger Panties. That is evidenced in their 1250 Amazon reviews, the vast majority of which are five stars. People even like to include images of themselves wearing the comically tiny shorts, bragging about how close to exposed your penis is while flopping around on a jog.


A Moving Course Built On Giant Dump Trucks Finally Makes Golf Exciting

There’s no better way to make an excruciatingly boring day feel even longer than with a round of golf. Watching it being played is even worse, unless the golf course happens to be on the back of gigantic earth-moving equipment. Now you’ve got our full attention.


Watch Doctors Jam This Tiny Camera Inside My Knee Joint

Diagnosis is hard. Especially when it comes to joint injuries. Doctors can make educated guesses based on your symptoms, to be really sure, they have got to look inside. While MRI is the most popular option, it’s expensive, time-consuming, and not particularly accurate. That’s why this new, miniaturized camera that can be stuck inside your joint is such a big deal.


A Giant Inflatable Volleyball Court Saves You From Playing On Hot Sand

The one thing that makes summer so awesome is also its biggest drawback: the heat. So to avoid completing scalding the bottom of your feet on hot sand, this inflatable floating volleyball court takes the action to the water where it’s easy to cool off.


This Sturdy Drone Takes Aerial Shots Of Your Outdoor Conquests

There’s nothing like gazing upon the Rockies or looking out into a sunkissed desert to remind you that nature is beautiful — or that you’re a puny speck of carbon aimlessly drifting through the universe. Now, there’s a Kickstarted drone specially-designed to help capture those landscapes.


A Light Carbon Fibre Hat Insert Protects Pitchers From Line Drives

One of the more stressful jobs in baseball is standing on that pitcher’s mound. Not only are you trying to avoid giving up a hit, you also want to avoid taking a line drive to the head. A baseball cap provides zero protection, but a new lightweight carbon fibre insert wants to change that.


Meanwhile In The Future: Football Has Been Banned

This week on Meanwhile in the Future we step onto the field and talk about contact sports. What would it take to create a future in which the most dangerous sports die out? What are those sports to begin with? What does a world without football look like?


Strap On Your Skates, Playmobil Now Has NHL Figures

A wise Canadian prophet named Stompin’ Tom Connors once declared that the good old hockey game was the best game you could name. And since it’s foolish to disagree with anyone nicknamed Stompin’, Playmobil has officially announced a new series of officially-licensed NHL toys focusing on the league’s original six franchises.


The Hero+ LCD Is GoPro's New, Cheaper Touchscreen Action Cam

Well, colour us surprised: GoPro has a new camera in the middle of the year. It’s called the Hero+ LCD. It’s basically a hybrid of the entry-level Hero camera and the higher end Hero4 Silver, which was GoPro’s first camera with a built-in touchscreen. Here’s what you get for $429 (Australian RRP).


People Are Redesigning World Cup Sponsors' Logos To Protest Worker Abuse

FIFA is getting it from all sides right now, and for good reason. Last night the US Justice Department reportedly arrested officials for fraud related to the upcoming World Cups in Qatar and Russia. And even before the arrests, fans were protesting the use of forced labour at World Cup construction sites by hitting the event’s organisers where it hurts: Its sponsors.


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