Video: Turning a nail into a tiny sword looks like a lot of silly fun

You could hammer a nail into a wall or something but why not hammer a nail and turn it into a tiny sword? That's right. It's a completely silly exercise that could also be a half-commentary on creating useless objects but it also looks like a lot of fun to actually do too. Plus, it makes for a nice drink stirrer. » 11/25/14 7:36pm 11/25/14 7:36pm

Why Toenails Turn Yellow

Have you ever seen the toenails of your grandfather and thought he might be a troll? Those yellow, misshapen and brittle nails tend to make small children cringe, and in response, he wears knee high black socks with sandals. » 5/05/14 5:20am 5/05/14 5:20am

This App Would Turn Your Phone Photos Into Personalized Nail Art

You gaze upon the photo you've just uploaded to Instagram: a masterful sunset capture, indeed, the Valencia filter giving it that whisper of intrigue. You think to yourself, Damn, this looks good on my phone but it would look SO GOOD on my pinky fingernail. It could happen, with NailSnaps. » 3/09/14 12:00pm 3/09/14 12:00pm

3D-Printed Nails Are Way Crazier Than Your Typical Press-Ons

Man, I really love nail art. You might not share the same kind of enthusiasm for crazy custom manicures, but we can all agree that the Laser Girls' 3D-printed nails are decidedly cooler than your average press-on acrylics. » 1/23/14 6:40pm 1/23/14 6:40pm

The Nail Trimmer Has Gotten a Stylish, Ultra-Flat Upgrade

If, for whatever reason, you've decided that simply biting your fingernails isn't the best way to keep them short, you'll want to invest in a nice trimmer. But not some giant monstrosity that requires a purse or a murse to keep it on hand. Go for Kershaw's ultra-thin nail clippers that fold down to an easily… » 7/02/13 5:00pm 7/02/13 5:00pm

Finding Iron in Your Cereal Looks Pretty Gross

There is iron in cereal. That's good! But it looks pretty gross. Here's how to find it: soak a cup of cereal in a Ziploc bag with water, mix it up and then rub a magnet over the bag. You'll see the metallic iron trailing the magnet. You eat that! » 1/17/13 10:00pm 1/17/13 10:00pm

How Astronauts Trim Their Nails in Space

In space, even the most mundane routines become elaborate tasks. Like cutting your nails: if you're not careful, your fellow astronauts will have face full of clippings. Gross. Fortunately, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has taken time out to explain how the folks on the ISS cope. » 1/15/13 6:13am 1/15/13 6:13am

These Thread-and-Nail Portraits Are 50 Shades of Great

At first glance, these portraits (part of a series called "Constellation") by New York-based artist Kumi Yamashita might appear to be black and white photographs, or pen-and-ink drawings, but they are in fact made of materials far less germane to the fine art of portraiture. » 6/15/12 9:20pm 6/15/12 9:20pm

This Guy Didn't Know He Shot Himself in the Head with a Nail Gun

Dante Autullo is a tough guy. He's also, according to his wife, a very accident prone guy. So when he accidentally hit his head with a nail gun and only saw a scratch, he didn't think anything of it... EVEN THOUGH HE HAD A FREAKING NAIL LODGED IN HIS BRAIN. » 1/22/12 11:00am 1/22/12 11:00am

The Klhip Ultimate Nail Clipper Is Ultimately Just Expensive

Little else personifies the invention spirit than trying to take a common object—in this case a nail clipper—and attempting to improve it. And even if the Klhip ultimately falls short of being a revolution in keratin grooming, I have to give it points for trying. » 4/28/11 2:00pm 4/28/11 2:00pm

Give Your Nails the Coolest Trim of All Time

Nail trimmers are pretty lame, and usually nothing to be excited about. Usually! But the Khlip is pretty cool! The redesigned clipper applies pressure above its single blade, claiming a smoother cut, and sparing you gross nail trimmings flying around. » 11/15/10 12:20pm 11/15/10 12:20pm

Perhaps Fangirlsm Should Stop at the Nails

I never liked nails painted with any motif—I personally use plain hot rod metallic red nail polish for mine—but I have to admit that these tech icons, from iPhone apps to Mario to Domo-Kun, look preeeeetty nice. » 9/02/10 9:00pm 9/02/10 9:00pm

A Keyboard For Long-Nailed, Chubby-Fingered Individuals

Got long nails or chubby fingers? Are you struggling to type on a regular keyboard? No worries, some clever Japanese folks have acknowledged your troubles and designed keyboards with extra spacing between the keys. » 8/20/10 11:10pm 8/20/10 11:10pm

Kids Invent Vanishing Nail Polish to Dodge School Rules

What would you do if your school's ban on makeup meant you couldn't show off your nail art? You'd get your chemistry set out and invent a new UV-reactive polish that was near-invisible indoors, but was bright and colorful when you're outside lessons, wouldn't you? Well, you would if you were a group of students in… » 3/24/08 12:15pm 3/24/08 12:15pm

Homemade Bazooka Nail Gun Tested on a Dumbass: Point and Laugh

What the hell is wrong with people? Seriously. Anyone who has seen the endless stream of Jackass copycat videos floating out there knows all too well that there are some frighteningly stupid people out there. As if you needed yet another example, check out this vid featuring a bunch of tools testing out their…
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Nail Assist is Sadly Not What You Think

This one's going out for all the clumsy DIY freaks, people who aim for the nail, honest, but just end up playing Test Your Strength on their thumbs. Insert the nail head into the collar, so that the head is resting on the red vagina-y part. Then pull down the perspex tube so that it covers the nail, and hammer away,… » 10/03/07 8:37am 10/03/07 8:37am

Nail Artist Nails da Vinci (with Nails)

Where others use watercolors, one man uses metal. This artist (if you know his name, hit the comments) re-creates masterpieces using nothing but nails. The process appears to utilize a computer grid to map dots onto plyboard—we're betting a projector and pencil is used—after which the artist nails thousands of… » 8/16/07 10:33am 8/16/07 10:33am

Pathformer: Nail Trephination Thing

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