Need to have fun on a boring summer day? Get a bunch of tennis balls, drench ‘em in gasoline, put some wet gloves on and then torch the balls. You can throw fireballs, play tennis with balls that have a super long fire trail, punch ‘em, kick ‘em and do whatever your imagination wants with real life fireballs.
Golf balls are really, really weird. Especially the old ones used over a hundred years ago. The dimpled shell can hide things like goose and duck feathers, wound rubber and all other sorts of colorful and bright polymers and rubbers and plastics. The current balls are super fancy, I wish each golf ball still hid the…
A tennis ball is squishy and bouncy and totally perfect for slow motion fun. Watch as a tennis racket hits the fuzzy yellow green ball at 142mph in slow motion, it’s incredible. The more you slow it down, the more flattened and deformed and goo-like the ball gets. At a certain point, it looks like the ball has just…
Every year, the World Cup is played with a new ball. That makes it unique—after all, few other sports reinvent the wheel every four years. But this element of uncertainty is also exciting, and it means that soccer ball technology has come a long, long way since the 1930s—when World Cup balls were still inflated…
Your underwear can save your sperm. Or at least that's what Snowballs believes. What's Snowballs? A type of cooling underwear that basically uses ice packs for "scrotal cooling". Ball air conditioning, basically. It's for the kids.
Last week, in the south west of England, the world started to fall in on itself. As little blue balls of sticky gel fell from the sky, Steve Hornsby feared the worst: the end was surely nigh. But, phew, it's all OK. A florist from a nearby town has sorted it out.
Piranhas might have razor sharp teeth andthe ability to communicate but I'd rather have them feast on my body than this Pacu Fish. Why? Well, you see, the Pacu Fish has human-like teeth and loves to bite off testicles to ensure you die a slow, ball-less and bleed-full death. Ow.
A 45-year-old man showed up to a hospital complaining about severe pain in his scrotal area. Urologists performed an ultrasound on his testicles and found something hilariously shocking: there looked to be a face of a frightened man in his balls.
Okay, internet—I'm not going to let you break my heart again. I know this is almost certainly fake—the product of a CGI firm. But even so, it's beautiful and amazing, and you can't rob me of that.
Lobsters! Not only do they have delicious meat, their shells have use too! Researchers at the University of Maine have developed a biodegradable golf ball from lobster shells. It's cheaper than the typical biodegradable ball ($0.19 vs $1) and can be hit straight into the ocean without the environment weighing down on…
A pitcher is in a pretty vulnerable spot on the baseball field: right smack dab in the middle of the action, straight in the line of fire. Easton-Bell decided that because of that potential danger, there was need for a new pitcher helmet that could absorb some of the potentially violent contact. The goal was to…
Recently some guy decided that perfect way to decorate his 90 square foot apartment was by plastering its walls with 25,000 ping pong balls. For some reason I think he was on to something.
GE is trying to explain the breakthrough of capturing lost energy and something called dynamic braking. I would care, but watching an egg, christmas ornament, water balloon, and watermelon fall in succession (and slow motion!) has me mesmerized. It's...beautiful. Watch it.
Stonehenge. How the heck was it built? The latest theory, from a student, says since the Stone Age men didn't have the wheel, they could have built rails with wooden balls inside to transport the massive stone pieces.
I adore this concept design. It's basically an alarm clock which flings a ball at your face before going off. In order to make the noise stop, you have to find the ball and put it back where it belongs.
Everybody remembers Sony's Bravia Bouncing Balls comercial where colorful, inoffensive bouncing balls dance across a city street, right? Nissan remixed that spot a few months ago and replaced the bouncing balls with bowling balls. Yes they did. Watch the damage here.