In 2004, NASA landed its Opportunity rover on Mars. Initially intended to run for 90 days, it's now spent 11 years trundling around the planet. At this rate, it'll still be roaming around on the red rust by the time we terraform the place. »
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Unboxing videos are generally a complete waste of YouTube storage. But what about when you've just laid your hands on... a Little Professor calculator?
So Microsoft's Kinect was a video gaming bust. Whatever. It's still got its uses. Like...helping police work on their "use of force options" against suspects. You know, whether to shout or shoot at a guy. »
I am not generally a fan of being pranked, but I fully endorse anyone who wants to fill my home with colorful plastic balls while I'm out running errands. »
If in doubt, grab the nearest tool and try that. Or, as Randall Monroe suggests, "if you encounter a hex bolt, but you only brought screwdrivers, you can try sandwiching the head of the bolt between two parallel screwdriver shafts, squeezing the screwdrivers together with a hand at either end, then twisting. It… »