There are a lot of dumb Star Wars-branded products on the market, and a Darth Vader toothpick dispenser certainly had the potential to be one of the worst. But by having Vader snatch and wield a toothpick like it was his lightsaber, Bandai has made this absurd collectible a must-have addition to any collection.
A recent analysis of well-preserved jaws shows that hominids have been using toothpicks for a long time. A really long time.
In what has to be one of the most wasteful ways to traverse stairs, Harvard's Self-organizing Systems Research Group has designed a robot that builds its own access ramps by randomly flinging thousands of glue-covered toothpicks. When the pile eventually solidifies, it provides a sturdy support for the robot to climb.
Your toothpicks just became a deadly weapon. Or at least, they look a lot more like it with these samurai sword toothpick holders. Your teeth aren't chattering because you're cold; that's just the food stuck between them quivering with fear.
Click to viewArtist Scott Weaver spent 35 years working on this toothpick structure of San Francisco, which required 100,000 toothpicks and has a ball that rolls through the entire thing in Rube Goldberg fashion. But perhaps the best part of this is Weaver's sentiment towards the project, when he mentions that he…
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…