On the first day of fall classes on August 24 at the University of Texas, Austin, students were scrambling to catch florid plastic dildos flying over their heads, eager to display them on the outside of their backpacks. Outrageous? Embarrassing? Absurd? That’s the point. More than a thousand protesters— students and…
If you’re not following your roommate on Twitter, stop everything you’re doing and start following them right now. It could save your life.
Yeah, you heard right. There was a freaking gun retailer at a comic convention. But, it didn’t last long.
Guns are used to blow the locks off doors in movies and TV so often we don’t stop to think if what we’re seeing is possible. (For the record, the answer is: sometimes.) But what does it take for a lock to be totally bulletproof?
One of the best accounts to follow on Instagram belongs to the Transport Security Administration. It’s a never-ending list filled with photographic evidence that many people don’t understand basic rules of airline travel. However, over the weekend the TSA documented an atypical and horrifying discovery: a 3D-printed…
The Backyard Scientist outfitted a liquid nitrogen canister with a release valve that basically turns liquid nitrogen into a freezing squirt gun death weapon (the pressure makes the liquid nitrogen shoot out pretty strong). He pitted it up against a flame thrower to see how long it would take for the liquid nitrogen…
CLEVELAND — The free market is alive and well here at the Republican National Convention. Because in addition to the official, RNC-sanctioned merchandise for sale within the arena, private vendors are making a killing selling Trump-themed refuse to freedom-loving, Hillary-hating passersby everywhere.
The board game Operation is a great example of how negative feedback can also negatively affect your performance. But instead of playing in constant fear of that loud buzzing sound, when you touch the sides while playing this sadistic version of Operation, you get blasted with a paintball gun. Sounds like a lot of fun.
The new augmented reality game Pokemon Go has gotten people off the couch and into the real world. But police in O’Fallon, Missouri say that four men have used the game to find players at a specific location, and robbed them using a handgun.
Unicode 9.0, which will be out June 21, is one of the most highly anticipated releases in emoji history. Finally you will avail yourself of the need to type out the letters for avocado, bacon, selfie, face palm, and pregnant. But last month, one controversial emoji was removed from the lineup: Rifle.
Selfie sticks are inherently silly, but they somehow become even sillier when they get Photoshopped to replace guns in movie scenes. So instead of Clint Eastwood balancing his revolver in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, he’s now angling a selfie stick to take a picture of himself smoking a cigar. Instead of menacing…
Cap’s shield has deflected all kinds of shit over the last few years, but outside the Marvel universe, vibranium is in short supply. So what can Captain America’s shield do when it’s made of titanium?
Wow. Let’s never ever be on this end of a gun barrel in real life but seeing the slug shoot out from this homemade quad barrel shotgun is really, really impressive. The homemade weapon is pure insanity—like something only fit for a comic book villain—because it’s four shotgun barrels in one but seeing it fire in slow…
Given the number of people shot by police every year because they were reaching for a “suspicious object”, you might think that disguising firearms as everyday objects is a bad idea. But US company Ideal Conceal disagrees—a double-barrelled .380 iPhone is exactly what we need to ensure our safety and freedom.
Making crafts? Nice. Got a glue gun? Awesome. Only one? Crap. When you have a lot of glue sticks but only one gun to load ‘em in, just grab some soda cans, some tape, and a lighter to make your own homemade glue gun. MrGear shows how in the video below. From the looks of it, it works pretty damn well and there’s…
Hmm. That’s not supposed to happen like that. And yet this gun safe—a GunVault GVB1000 approved by the California Department of Justice that uses a biometric fingerprint sensor to unlock itself—can be easily opened with just a paperclip. It’s a method that simply involves tricking the bypass lock to open the latch.
Smart guns got a publicity boost in January, when President Obama advocated their potential as part of his emotional speech in the wake of the San Bernardino mass shooting, and the San Francisco Smart Gun Symposium aimed to capitalize on that.
A self-destructing bullet isn’t the most intuitive thing: normally, you use projectiles to destroy targets, not the other way around. But people make mistakes, bullets can travel for miles, and civilian casualties (or friendly fire!) are sad realities.
Mattel’s BOOMco line already has the rights to turn Halo’s iconic weapons into toy blasters. But there’s nothing stopping Hasbro and Nerf from making blasters that only happen to look like they’re from the Halo universe, which probably explains its new Alien Menace line.