Forgive me, but I think it’s plausible that these two guys are actually the first mutants in the world, because the way they move so easily around this Chinese pole makes it seem like they have magnetic superpowers or access to an invisible wall. They can flip, slide, stop, walk on nothing, and do things I can’t even…
It’s Action Hero Week on Gizmodo and IO9 right now; a fun look at at the the tough guys we all like to watch in movies and on TV. But you don’t have to watch that stuff and look on in envy, you can be one of those heroes. Here’s how.
Replacing their rigid predecessors, inflatable poles offer advantages like ease of setup — you just pump them up — and increased strength. Disadvantages are weight and complication. Worth it? We spent a week living in an inflatable tent to find out.
The tires weigh 330 pounds, but they lift as easily as hula hoops in the hands of this Nordic god. In a puff of chalk, he hugs the rubber rings and scurries quickly through the sand. As he hoists the third and final tire onto the platform, he turns to the cheering crowd on Venice Beach: Who is the king? I am!
What you're looking at is a carbon fiber drive shaft and a steel drive shaft being twisted with force until they break. As you can see in this torque test between the two, the carbon fiber shaft doesn't budge (that's not a still image, folks) while the steel shaft cork screws itself and becomes deformed under the same…
Whenever we watch our favorite superhero movies, we can't help but wish we had their powers. Superhuman strength, superhuman speed, superhuman ability. It all sounds so great! But in reality, it wouldn't be always awesome like saving pretty actresses and wearing spandex. Day to day life would suck.
Want to be swole as hell? You can bulk up all you want, but once you get to a certain point, muscle growth is out of your hands. ASAP Science explains that our level of strength is basically pre-determined by our genetics.
Lasha Pataraya has an unusual gift. He's not just insanely strong: he has insanely strong ears, too. Which is why he was able to use one of them to pull an 8-ton truck.
So you want to be muscular, buff, ripped, but you don't want to have to work for it. Who does? Well here's some good news, researchers have identified a "Hulk" protein that could give you crazy muscle mass with no effort on your part.
BusinessWeek says a 6 character password (just letters) can be cracked in just 10 minutes while a 9 character password complete with letters, uppercase, numbers and symbols will take 44,530 years to crack. Take a look at the image to see other comparisons, the first column describes your password, the other columns…
Hmmmm, I'm not sure what message they're trying to send with the source code of the official webpage of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. [Daily WTF via The Daily What]
If you've been wondering whether you'll be able to receive strong DTV signals on your old TV, the FCC has thoughtfully created a site to help you out.