Video: A swinging pendulum is notoriously mesmerising — that's why hypnotists are always swinging pocket watches in front of someone's eyes to put them under. But when you add an extra point of articulation, creating a double pendulum, the seemingly random and flailing motions that ensue go well beyond hypnotic.
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Folks, it's been a banner week for Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise that looks like it's contemplating the nature of the cruel, remorseless world we live in.
Back to the Future II gave us an awesome glimpse of the future where sneakers automatically laced themselves. What the movie left out, however, was that those sneakers would cost you $US720 ($938) a pair. Oof. But if you've got a bit of Lego lying around at home, you can give any shoe self-lacing powers on the cheap.
Video: Despite being made of plastic, Nerf's dart blasters look incredibly realistic and detailed — as long as you can ignore their garishly bright colours. Adam Savage apparently could not, however, so he spent an entire day giving the Nerf Longstrike CS-6 a fantastic facelift to make it look like a prop from of a sci-fi blockbuster.
Good news: Unlike the first movie, Marvel and Hasbro are not missing on having a dancing baby Groot toy out and on shelves to coincide with the launch of the next Guardians of the Galaxy. Bad news: Said toy looks like it literally just caught up with all current events news from, say, the past three months.
First teased back in June of last year, we got our first official photos of some of the new Playmobil Ghostbusters sets a little later in the year in October. But as the toys move closer to finally being available come May of this year, Playmobil is revealing all of the details at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair that gets underway this week. But why wait when we've got everything you need to know right now?
Video: In an effort to celebrate Australia Day — a holiday in which the nation apparently likes to risk life and limb for a little fun — a bunch of Aussies realised that the ride on a Slip 'N Slide is always way too short. So they built an infinite version where you can keep hurtling around for as long as you can hold on.