You Can Now Buy the Official Pillow-Fighting Pillow of Japan

Are you one of the All Japan Pillow Fighting Association's rapt and loyal followers? Are you tired of the more conventional sports fans sauntering around in their jerseys while you walk around swag-less? Looks like your day has finally come. As of yesterday, you can finally buy an Officially Recognized by the All Japan … » 3/01/14 7:05pm 3/01/14 7:05pm

Pop-Up Stereo Mics on Zoom's Q4 Help Ensure Your Videos Sound Good Too

If there's one telltale sign that a video wasn't produced by a professional, it's usually the crappy sound accompanying the footage. The microphones on a smartphone or a cheap camcorder are awful at best, which is why companies like Sony and Zoom are finally releasing models with stereo mics that will help your amateur … » 1/20/14 1:00pm 1/20/14 1:00pm

This Entire Awesome Star Wars Poster Was Illustrated From Memory

Let's do a little experiment. Grab a pen and a piece of paper and, without doing an internet search, draw C-3PO and R2-D2. We all know what those droids look like, but how close can you get without peeking at a pic? John Hendrix has been sketching the Star Wars universe since he was a kid; now, as a grown-up… » 12/12/13 3:00pm 12/12/13 3:00pm

Nike Fridge Magnets Let You Design the Perfect Sneaker

Nike doesn't realize it yet, but it could single-handedly make your fridge the most entertaining spot in your home—at least if you're a sneaker freak. Because instead of poetry or Scrabble, the shoe maker has created a wonderful set of magnets that lets anyone be a sneaker designer, as long as you're ok with never… » 12/04/13 10:40am 12/04/13 10:40am

A Better, Staggered Muffin Pan That Packs In More Baked Goodness

The creators of the revolutionary all-edges brownie pan have returned with another innovation for the world of baked goods. This time they want to improve how we make muffins with their Better Muffin Pan which features a staggered design—among other improvements—that maximizes the amount of baked treats you can squeeze … » 10/31/13 1:50pm 10/31/13 1:50pm

Every Original Star Trek Episode as a Vintage Movie Poster

So Into Darkness was fun, but there's nothing quite like the classics that started the whole thing off. If you're into them, Juan Ortiz has a treat for you: each of the original 80 episodes as a righteous vintage poster. » 9/14/13 5:00pm 9/14/13 5:00pm

You Can Buy NASA's Giant Launch Platforms—Assuming You Can Move Them

The shuttle program is dead. That's sad. But the parts that made up the shuttle program have morphed into one massively absurd estate sale, the likes of which hoarders have only ever dreamed of. And that's absolutely wonderful. You'll soon be able to bid on one of the three genuine, 4,115-ton launch platforms that shot … » 8/23/13 2:20pm 8/23/13 2:20pm

The Urban Trike: Big Wheels for Grown-Ups

There's nothing worse than getting set for a fun-filled day of Trike Drifting with your bros only to realize, "Wait a second, I'm an adult. There's not trike on Earth that will fit my man-sized frame." You're right! Well, only sorta right. There is a trike out there for you fatty! It's just that they don't have enough… » 8/15/13 9:00am 8/15/13 9:00am

Get Lost In These Abstract Maps of the World's Great Cities

A city's street plan isn't just the canvas that we paint our lives on—it's a work of art on its own. This is true regardless whether the avenues and thoroughfares were meticulously arranged into an anal-retentive grid, or whether they just, ahem, happened over time as residents sprawled away from the center of town. » 7/24/13 5:07pm 7/24/13 5:07pm

Super Mario Lamp Finally Makes the Pain in My Life Worth It

There is no way my parents could have known what a world of pain they were dropping me in by simply giving me the name Mario. It was 1984, and Mario was my dad's name. THEY COULD NOT HAVE KNOWN WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. But now all the Super Mario/Where's Luigi/ItsAMe/Wario jokes I've ever been the butt of are worth it… » 7/12/13 5:40pm 7/12/13 5:40pm