Taco Bell's in the news for umpteenth time, and today the controversy is over their infamous beef taco meat. Gizmodo leaked a picture of Taco Bell's "Taco Meat Filling" and surprise, surprise— it's missing a lot of the "meat" that it claims in its advertisements. Taco Meat Fil ...more
Want to make boring old colorless water brighten up on command? Well, you can control the color of water with this little magic trick. Actually, it's not really magic, but a classic science experiment known commonly as the iodine clock reaction, which uses the reactions betwee ...more
By now, many of you may have heard about iPhone tracking and recording your location data, but is there anything else being extracted from cell phones without our knowledge? If you're a Michigan state resident, the answer is an alarming "maybe". Michigan's police department h ...more
The GoPole, a telescoping extension pole designed specifically for GoPro cameras, allows you to capture unique and up-close 180 degree POV shots of your most awesome adventures. This tool is especially great for extreme sports like skateboarding, skydiving, surfing and snowboa ...more
Airsoft doesn't get any better than a cloud chamber BB machine gun, aka Cloud BBMG. This design has an incredible rate of fire. If you've got a full charge of compressed air, it can easily fire more than 50 rounds per second at a 350 ft/s muzzle velocity. Since this is a legit ...more
Clothespins are pretty innocent-looking, but with a mod here and a hack there, that innocence quickly turns into danger. Well, sort of. In this project, we'll be turning an ordinary spring-action clothespin into powerful matchstick and toothpick shooter that can shoot apples a ...more
This is a great little catapult that uses torsion from twisted rope or string. It is more accurate to the types of catapults used in the middle ages because they didn't have rubber bands back then but they did have rope. The rope can generate enormous force that is used to hur ...more
There's a ton of videos on the web of musicians playing homemade PVC instruments, but I just recently stumbled upon the impressive work of PVC pipe player Kent Jenkins, aka Snubby J. His most recent video features a duet with his faux-twin, playing "Wizards in Winter" by the T ...more
If you've just killed your whole family and you find yourself bunking down in an L.A prison for 40 years, chances are you are going to come across a primitive form of alcohol called Pruno. It's all the rage these days in the slammer. Many inmates have given up trying to smuggl ...more
Here is a tutorial on making a Marijuana or Tobacco Cigarette from standard packs of cigarettes, great if you don't have any blunts lying around or any other types of pieces. You will need: cigarettes weed or tobacco paper clips something to make a roach with (index cards) a ...more
The Origami Spiked Pentakis Dodecahedron is an excellent Paper Christmas Decoration Star made out of 15 paper squares. In spite of the large paper size I was defeated by the last module after nearly 2 hours (!) of trying to lock the last unit in place each time another one dis ...more
A Photoshop no no, a nerd boy's dream... The web's got a new favorite, and it goes by the name of Lazertits. Enjoy. (Yikes. I'm warning you - if you click though, it truly gets NSFW). Previously, How to Augment Decolletage (Boob Size) via Photoshop.
This is an 8 pointed ninja star that can be thrown either as the ninja star or the frisbee way. Also known as a shuriken. It is constructed from 8 square pieces of paper/sticky notes. Watch this video for good directions on folding your own ninja star. Have fun and enjoy yours ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to tie a slipknot on micro braids. First, braid the hair to the desired length. It is good to braid it close to the end, unless the hair is permed. Now, hold the braid and fix it so that it can be nice and neat. Take a few strands of ha ...more
Given the Kinect's motion sensor, it was only a matter of time before people got frisky with it. thriXXX, an Austrian video game company, has announced the forthcoming launch of a sex game using the Kinect. However, Microsoft so far has said it won't certify the game for sale ...more
Saj bread, also called Markouk, is a type of flat bread common in the middle eastern countries. It is baked on a domed or convex metal griddle, known as Saj. Similar to the procedures for making other flat breads, the dough of Saj bread is flattened and kept very thin prior to ...more
Getting used to your new Firefox 4 web browser? If so, you might have seen some improvements in the Location Bar. The updated features make browsing the web a cinch, so it's no wonder why more and more Internet junkies are calling it the Awesome Bar. It's faster and easier to ...more
Growing up, my family would get together in the living room every Saturday night and gather around my mom's old boombox radio and listen to Disco Saturday Night on 104.3 FM from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. (the show ended in 2008 after 14 years of consecutive shows). The old ladies in th ...more
Dina prepares you in case of an accidental flashing by demonstrating exercises that work out your gluteus maximus. Strengthen not only your behind but your abs in the process.
Learn how to tie the Double Figure Eight Loop Knot (aka Bunny Ears) for climbing. The animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Double Figure Eight Loop Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn t ...more
Our pals at Vive Cool City present another dirty back alleyway HowTo (Operate on Your Mates is my personal favorite). This time the team demonstrates how to make Pruno, an alcoholic fruit wine made in prisons. "If you've just killed your whole family and you find yourself bun ...more
Winter weather always looks so pretty on postcards. A blanket of fluffy white snow, icicles hanging from the trees, little woodland creatures scampering about...it's like a picture straight out of a storybook. But in the real world, after a day or two it usually looks more lik ...more
Whether you like the name "worm" or "dolphin", the moves the same— a cool and trendy breakdance-style dance move where you lay on the ground and act like a slippery worm (or dolphin). This dance tutorial covers the "froward worm" move, with David Norseworthy from the Fresh Dan ...more
Known as Dragon's Beard, Pashmak, or Pishmaniye, hand pulled cotton candy is more than just a carny treat- it's a worldwide delicacy. The French Culinary Institute's Cooking Issues demonstrates how to make a delicious, exotic rendition of the classic American cotton candy with ...more
As worn by "The Merovingian", the villain in the Matrix Reloaded & Matrix Revolutions Hollywood movie. Video: .
There's a couple things you can do to prepare for New Year's Eve this year: stock up on your cocktail recipes, make black-eyed peas (AKA Hoppin' John), or find some fireworks to enjoy. Now add one more tradition to the list: sabrage. The practice dates all the way back to the ...more
Join Mikey from the Crochet Crowd as he walks you through knitting a sparkle scarf, also called the Crystal scarf. If you want to learn how to make this fabulous scarf using a loom, just watch! It looks like a feather boa, and it can be made in virtually no time at all. You ca ...more
There's something about the month of October that elicits the drinking of beer, and no— it's not because of Oktoberfest, which is a misnomer, because Oktoberfest traditionally ends on the first weekend in October. The chilled autumn weather and colorful Fall season makes beer ...more
For all pickle aficionados, apparently the combination of sour pickles and sweet Kool-Aid is surprisingly delectable. Popular in Mississippi, Kool-Aid drenched pickles are a popular treat coined Koolickles. Sound unappetizing? Don't knock it 'til you try it. The New York Times ...more
Sliders are the new fad of the fast food business, but you don't have to have mini burgers from the grease haven, you can create your own miniature hamburgers at home, with a less toxic flavor. Sliders, simply put, are a little bit of heaven in a bun. Will Gilson from Garden a ...more
Carving pumpkins into creepy looking jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween can actually become fairly boring and tedious if you’re doing the same thing year after year. This time, jump into a whole new realm of Halloween fun with some exploding pumpkin faces! I like to call them blas ...more
Watch this video to learn how to update your Sony PSP to firmware 3.71 m33-4. This is custom firmware which is used for many PSP hacks. The link to download this is http://www.pspsource.de/news.php?extend.2747
This video tutorial demonstrates how to style an afro puff or pony puff. All you need is pantyhose, light gel, and brushes. Afro puffs are cute & easy. Good luck.
It's known that during the Thirty Years' War that took place in Europe between 1618 and 1648, soldiers used Swedish fire torches (also called Canadian candles) for heating, lighting, and cooking meals. Video: . Today, it's a really great way to cook food and boil water when yo ...more
This tutorial Korean cooking video will teach you to make a spicy beef and vegetable soup known as Yuk Gae Jang. This spicy Korean soup is great for a cold or rainy day, it really warms you up.
Looking for some new ideas in facepainting? This video will show you how to paint a squirrel monkey face. The squirrel monkey has an adorable face, and this design is sure to be a hit with anyone getting their face painted. Perfect for kids' parties.
LEDs have slowly become the standard for DIY lighting projects because they consume less power and last way longer than regular light bulbs do. Light-emitting diodes have no filament, meaning they generate their light solely by the movement of electrons in a semiconductor mate ...more
Nothing says Cuban like guava, and how do you get the most enjoyment out your guava? By massive amounts of it. That's where this name "Masa Real de Guayaba" comes from… a real mass of guava… in a small food bar. John Verlinden creates this delicious Cuban treat. A layer of thi ...more
Glasses-free 3D is devouring the United States, one mobile device at a time. First, gamers experienced autostereoscopic play with the Nintendo 3DS, then smartphone users got the HTC EVO 3D, and now laptops users can enjoy glasses-free 3D technology with Toshiba's upcoming Qosm ...more
The holidays are here! This means that holiday desserts are just around the corner. This baking video will show you how to create a yummy chocolate yule log cake, a popular holiday tradition. It's also known as a Swiss roll. Learn the ins and outs of making this delicious cake ...more
Forget jello— start using agar (aka agar-agar) in place of gelatin. Agar is a thickening agent, just like gelatin, than can be used in recipes for soups, jellies, ice cream and more! Jeff Potter has the 411 on agar uses. It's a great choice when preparing dishes for vegetarian ...more
This knot belongs to a bygone race and is one of the last remaining examples of old tie knotting. The knot was called "Christensen" due to its 1917 publishing in a catalog on behalf of the Swedish tie-maker Amanda Christensen. Its secret is not explained in any of the manuals ...more
If Yo-Yos were the key to world domination, Jensen Kimmitt would be King. Kimmitt is Yo-Yo God. He literally killed at every competition this year. Via YoYo Skills: "In the 2010 season (Which starts after WYYC in August), Jensen competed in 7 contests all over the world. Fro ...more
This knitting video walks you through each step to create the feather and fan stitch also known as Old Shale. With knitting needles and yarn this look is created using them movements described in the video. Each step is shown visually through the video to create this pattern a ...more
Here is a step by step tutorial video on how to make an origami shuriken. A shuriken is a cool Japanese concealed weapon and is also known as a ninja star. This video is a silent demontration, but there is text to guide through the process of folding your own shuriken.
Masala peanuts (raja special) is a great Indian appetizer that is synonymous with clubs, bars and drinks. It's amazing what some onions, lemon juice and some spices can do to dress up the already popular peanut!
This video teaches us how to make a plush rabbit. Start off with a piece of fabric, then cut out the shape for the bunny out of this fabric to make two sides. After this, cut out the color for the eyes out of various other colored fabrics. When finished, sew the eyes onto the ...more
Everyone remembers the day Tupac Shakur sadly passed away at the hands of gunfire, but his memory and music live on, and so does his ruggedly handsome look, which you can recreate in a 2Pac portrait. Merrill K shows you how he draws Makaveli in this drawing tutorial, so grab y ...more
BangShift forum member John Cerone posts an incredibly exhaustive step-by-step guide to rebuilding an American V-8 carburetor. "This shows that anyone with some mechanical aptitude, a set of basic hand tools, and a rebuilt kit can rebuild a carb on the cheap. There are certai ...more
This Korean cooking tutorial video will teach you to make Bibimbap, a rice and vegetable dish. To make this Korean dish, you will need a variety of vegetables on hand, as well as meat and rice.
It doesn't take a nutritionist to know that eating too much meat is not good for your body. From hormones added to the feed for cows and chickens to contamination from bacteria, it's a good idea to integrate lighter vegetable dishes into your diet on a regular basis. But don' ...more
Watch this cooking how to video and learn how to make pasteis de nata, or Portuguese custard tarts. These custard like desserts are very much like flan in flavor with the brown caramel on the top. Follow along in this cooking video lesson as the Crash Test Kitchen chefs shows ...more
Kimchi, which means "spicy pickled cabbage," is the national dish of Korea, so for anyone looking for a little Korean cuisine, kimchi is the first recipe you should try. But this video recipe isn't just kimchi, it's kimchijeon (or kimchi jeon), the pancake-like version of spic ...more
Here's my way of doing a puff. You can modify it according to your length or desired outcome. AKA afro puff. Watch this video to learn how to style your own puff.
The "Pratt" is related to the "Nicky" and provides an excellent compact, medium sized symmetric knot. The "Pratt" is a very practical knot which can be used with most any tie. As you can see, the tie is inverted (the seam shows) as you start. This saves us one loop. The vide ...more
This is an interesting mathematical instructional video on how to make a quartile diagram. This example is about 34 grades obtained by chemistry class students. We need a minimum value, a maximum value, Q1, Q2 and Q3 values to make a quartile diagram. The minimum is 43 and the ...more
In the mood for a tasty dessert? This Austrian dessert should do the trick, plus it's super easy to make! It's one of Central Europe's favorite sweets. It's Austrian-German name of kaiserschmarrn, translates to "emperor mishmash," but it's usually called simply emperor's crumb ...more
Charles Phoenix teaches the secrets of making the cherpumple aka the "monster" pie-cake. An excellent summary is given below. First take already baked apple pie, pumpkin pie and cherry pie and keep it aside. Add the cake mix with some water, oil and eggs and stir it well using ...more
Although it's a loosely defining term, the Michelada (or cerveza prepared) is a wonderful mix of beer, lime juice, hot sauce, and soy sauce. You would never think that these things can actually taste good together, but if that's the train of thought you have, you don't know wh ...more
Really unique surf photography. Directed by Joe G and shot by Scott Soens.