This jet-powered boat is going impossibly fast

Yowza. I think if I hopped on this jet-powered boat in New Zealand my hair would fall out, my neck would get stretched out and my face would be permanently smushed in. It goes fast. Like a runaway roller coaster that's off its track fast. I mean, look how quickly it zips in and around the turns of the canyon. » 3/17/15 11:53am 3/17/15 11:53am

I wish this crazy explosive tempura cooking machine were real

When I first saw this video I thought someone invented an insanely fast machine to cook delicious shrimps in just a few seconds. Thinking it through, I soon realized it was impossible. It's from a fake cooking show made to advertise the Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo. » 12/01/14 5:20am 12/01/14 5:20am

Skateboarder zips down mountains and flies by cars at insane speeds

He's going down the mountain road so fast that it looks like he's about to hit warp drive or something. I mean, damn. It seems like one little pebble on the road or one little shift in the wrong direction and he'd be catapulted off the side of the road. But he manages to hang on at ridiculous speeds. » 9/26/14 11:06pm 9/26/14 11:06pm

Giant New Zealand carnivorous snails are anything but slow

I've never seen a snail moving this fast in my life, but then I've never been to New Zealand where these creatures come from. The snails had to adapt to their isolation and became bigger and carnivorous. » 5/05/14 5:23am 5/05/14 5:23am

This ridiculous badminton rally shows how impossibly quick humans are

Badminton is silly and soft and dainty and not tennis, right? I don't know anymore! This impossibly fast rally makes it seem like an impossibly fast sport played by humans who have impossibly fast reaction times. Even robots couldn't see the ball and hit the ball so fast. It's incredible. » 3/24/14 9:04pm 3/24/14 9:04pm

Watch how scary fast a motorcycle goes during a high speed race

The world starts to blur. People and trees and houses and stores are just streaks of colors as you zoom by. The roads become vertical as you make your turns. You're going so fast that, if you hit anything on the road, even a stick, you're probably going to fly hundreds of feet in the air and smack yourself to pulp.… » 3/19/14 8:52pm 3/19/14 8:52pm

What it looks like to go down a luge track at a blazing 80mph

Bumpy. Dangerously fast as hell. And it looks like the luger will careen off the course at any given moment.Doubles luger Matthew Mortenson put on a helmet cam on a ride down the luge track in Sochi to show us what it's like to go zooming down sloping slick ice on your back and while it looks like a fun roller coaster… » 2/14/14 5:40pm 2/14/14 5:40pm

Daughter reacts so adorably when she asks her dad to drive super fast

Don't tell Mom! Actually tell Mom because her daughter is so dang adorable that she should be proud that her little girl has so much joy in her. Jamie P. took his daughter out in his 1000bhp Nissan GT-R and fulfills his daughter's request to drive faster to hilariously delightful results. She's the best. Even though… » 2/13/14 10:00pm 2/13/14 10:00pm

3 Ways to Chill Your Canned Beverages Before Kickoff

This is a Public Service Announcement: If you have warm beer (or may be receiving warm beer during the game today), you should read this post we originally ran two years ago. » 2/02/14 2:00pm 2/02/14 2:00pm

A Jet Powered, Fire Blowing Bicycle Is Not Ridiculous At All

Colin Furze, maniac maker of maniac things like the maniac 50mph baby carriage, has decided to attach a fire-breathing jet propulsion system to an old woman's bike because that's what maniacs do. As you can imagine, it's not ridiculous at all. » 6/12/13 8:51pm 6/12/13 8:51pm

These Are the Best Internet Service Providers

If you're looking for the fastest, most reliable internet service provider, here you have the ranking of all the major ISPs in the United States. It's actual, real world performance—compiled by Netflix from all its customer data: 30 million members watching 1 billion hours of movie content every month. » 12/11/12 12:27pm 12/11/12 12:27pm

The World's Fastest Baby Stroller Can Go 50 MPH of Awesome Parenting

To be completely correct, it's actually the world's fastest pram but it's easily the most extreme baby carriage ever. Made by Colin Furze, who wanted to "rock the world of child care", the world's fastest pram has 10 horsepower, four gears and can fit a baby easily. » 10/10/12 9:40pm 10/10/12 9:40pm

DHS Begins Testing Controversial Pre-Crime FAST System (On the Willing)

The freaky Minority Report pre-crime system called FAST that Homeland Security was mulling over waaay back in 2008 has been given the green light, and voluntary citizens are now having their actions tracked by an algorithm for signs of hostility. » 10/08/11 9:00pm 10/08/11 9:00pm

World's Largest Radio Telescope Being Built in China, Hopefully Not For…

I've just reread the entire plot of Goldeneye thanks to China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), and am now concerned some serious shit might go on down here once it's completed in 2016. » 6/16/11 7:20am 6/16/11 7:20am

The City with the Fastest Internet in the US Is...Olympia, Washington

I've never actually been but I hear the Pacific Northwest is beautiful. Apparently, there's some really fast internet there too. An FCC report says that Olympia beats every US city in download speed at 21Mbps. That's nearly double second place. » 5/26/11 1:20pm 5/26/11 1:20pm

Apple to Introduce New High-speed Connection with Next Macbooks,…

CNET is reporting that Apple will introduce a new high-speed connection technology with either their upcoming MacBook Pro or another product altogether. Supposedly, the technology is actually Intel's Light Peak technology, which is expected to replace the various cables that connect multiple devices (your display, usb… » 2/20/11 10:00am 2/20/11 10:00am

SKITTERBOT is a Speedy Little Robotic Toy Cockroach So Cheap You Can…

SKITTERBOT claims to be the fastest legged micro-robotic toy in the world. And from the video, which shows a swarm of these colorful $20 robo-cockroaches zipping around in a frenzy, I can imagine that might be correct. » 8/31/10 8:00pm 8/31/10 8:00pm

Phoenix's New Laptop BIOS Boots Windows 7 in 10 Seconds

That's Windows 7, not a mini-Linux OS like Splashtop. It's also from a powered-off state, not sleep mode. Pretty impressive. And much of that speed comes from turning on a laptop's devices (hard disk, ports, etc) in just 1 second. » 9/25/09 5:20pm 9/25/09 5:20pm

Falcon Northwest Mach V: Fastest PC Yet Runs Crysis at 60FPS

According to Cnet test labs, the Falcon Northwest Mach V is the fastest PC on the planet, beating the Alienware Area-51 ALX. How fast you ask? How about being the first PC ever to hit 60 frames per second running Crysis on the highest graphics preset? Yes. That fast. » 11/18/08 1:45pm 11/18/08 1:45pm