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How A Kaleidoscope Is Made

Video: A couple of mirrors, a cardboard tube and a bunch of random crap. That’s what’s behind the mind-twisting magic of a kaleidoscope. And when we say random crap, we literally mean that.


Professional Fingerboarder Is A Real Job

Video: Remember those tiny Tech Deck skateboards you use to play with in school? Mike Schneider, and hundreds of thousands of others, never stopped. In fact, at the age of 23, Schneider has managed to make a career out of tiny skateboards with his own company that manufactures professional-grade fingerboards.


You Can Stash An Incredible Amount Of Data In A Rubik's Cube

Remember that part in the new Snowden trailer, where Ed sneaks data out of the NSA by hiding a memory card in a Rubik’s cube? Has to be bullshit, right?


Seeing The First Person View Of A Lego Toy Train Riding Around On A Track Is Surprisingly Fun

Seeing the perspective of a toy train is way, way more fun than it should be. About 48.77m of Lego train tracks were laid out around this guy’s house, through the inside of home, next to his pets, and beyond.


Watch The Making Of A Spinning Top That Can Spin Upside Down

Video: Watch as Matthias Wandel spins a block of wood on a lathe in order to make a Tippe top, a spinning top that can flip upside down and still spin. It’s a pretty fun toy, because when you think the top is about to fall over, it catches itself onto the surface and flips itself in a completely new direction and keeps on spinning.


How Long Will It Take Your Furball To Shred One Of These Incredible Cardboard Cathouses?

Cardboard has long served as an inexpensive plaything for cats. It’s a cheap material that you can use to build a climbing structure, or a cosy place for them to hide. Far from a weekend craft project, these cardboard landmarks won’t be an eyesore sitting in the corner of your living room.


Johnny Five, Our One True Robot Hero, Might Soon Be An Official LEGO Set

Twenty-two years before WALL·E’s sermon about over-consumption hit theatres, an even better movie robot had already saved the day. Every child of the ’80s wanted Short Circuit’s Johnny Five as their best friend, and now that we’re all grown up, that might actually come true with a little help from LEGO.


You'll Never Be As Good At Anything As This Guy Is At RC Helicoptering

Video: It might look like this erratic RC helicopter is malfunctioning and about to crash, but its pilot, Tareq Alsaadi, is in complete control. RC choppers are notoriously difficult to fly, but Alsaadi makes it look beyond effortless with a routine that has his craft flipping around in every direction.


Lego's New 2,700-Piece Porsche 911 Is A Work Of Art

Lego just officially confirmed that its massive 2,704-piece Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS set will be available on June 1 for the hefty sum of $US300 ($389). Originally teased at the Nuremberg Toy Fair wearing dazzle camo to hide its curves and final design, the creation is quite simply a work of art.


Wireless Adaptor Lets You Use A PS4 Controller On Your Classic 8-Bit NES Console

The original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System arrived well before wireless standards like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi were established — it wasn’t until the Gamecube that Nintendo even offered wireless controllers. But thanks to this simple adaptor, your original NES can now use them too.


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