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Hilarious video shows all the weird and random weapons used in movies

Here’s something fun and super silly: Burger Fiction created this supercut of a bunch of weird weapons used in movies. We’re talking guitar case flamethrowers, guitar case rocket launchers, ladders, fork fingers, carrots, vinyl records, paintbrushes and so much more. It’s great because there are both serious movies… » 8/21/15 12:00am 8/21/15 12:00am

Three Spinning Chambers Puts a 30 Dart Barrage in BOOMco's New Triple Tornado 

Hasbro’s been hogging the toy blaster spotlight lately with its new Rival line, but Mattel’s got some fun additions to its BOOMco line enroute too, including the Triple Tornado (originally called the Spinsanity 3X at Toy Fair 2015) featuring three spinning chambers that hold a total of 30 darts. » 8/19/15 2:02pm 8/19/15 2:02pm

Seeing a gun fire at 73,000 FPS is absolutely definitely the most incredible thing

Wow. Ten thousand wows couldn’t even begin to explain how much amazement and pure jaw dropping wonder that I’m feeling after seeing a gun fire off a shot at 73,000 frames per second. We’ve seen bullets and other guns get shot in slow motion before but not anything like this, the visible force and pressure and… » 8/17/15 9:45pm 8/17/15 9:45pm

This Weaponized Frisbee Is Straight Out of a James Bond Film

Joerg Sprave, the internet’s favorite weaponizer of perfectly safe and innocuous objects, is back with a build that will up the risk factor at your next picnic. Because while getting hit in the head with a Frisbee might hurt, getting hit in the head with a Frisbee covered in surgical scalpels is a guaranteed hospital… » 8/17/15 9:35am 8/17/15 9:35am

Seeing a M1128 Stryker fire its cannon makes my spine freeze

It’s not even the blast from the cannon of the M1128 Stryker that scares me the most (though it is a very impressive blast). It’s the fact that right after the 105mm cannon goes boom, the world around it looks post-apocalyptic. The ground shakes so hard from the gun that it looks like lost souls are being released… » 7/30/15 2:14pm 7/30/15 2:14pm

Throwing Ice Grenades Is Only Slightly Safer Than Tossing the Real Thing

We’ve all seen enough movies and war footage to know what happens after you toss a real grenade, but hurling one made from ice really isn’t that much safer. If you get hit with one of these, it’s going to hurt. And if it does explode, it’s going to send ice cold shrapnel flying in all directions. » 7/29/15 12:29pm 7/29/15 12:29pm

Making a katana the old traditional Japanese way is so impressive

I think this is the most impressive video that Man At Arms has ever done, and that’s saying a lot since they’ve recreated all the coolest weapons from TV shows and movies in real life. But there’s something ridiculous impressive about making a katana (stylized like the one from Kill Bill) the traditional old school… » 7/14/15 3:21am 7/14/15 3:21am

Video: The beautiful craftsmanship of making a shotgun

Guns are dangerous but making a beautifully ornate gun is basically like unbelievably detailed artwork crossed with masterful machinery work. I love this video showing the steps it takes for a Holland & Holland shotgun to be made because it’s so cool to see all the different methods blend together. » 7/13/15 1:21pm 7/13/15 1:21pm

Which of Our Favorite Sci Fi Gadgets is the Most Powerful?

San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, so naturally, we’re seeing a lot of iconic scifi gadgets this weekend. But as a faithful Giz reader, if you’re in the market for a fantastical new weapon to defeat your sworn enemies, you’re gonna want specs. How much energy can Thor’s hammer or a Jedi lightsaber actually produce? » 7/11/15 11:00am 7/11/15 11:00am

Nerf's New See-Through Blasters Reveal How Their Firing Mechanisms Work

It looks like Nerf is the latest brand to find it hard to keep its Comic-Con reveals a secret. Yesterday it announced a pair of blasters from a new Doomlands line featuring clear plastic housings that make their firing mechanisms visible so you’ll finally know exactly how those darts get launched. » 6/25/15 12:43am 6/25/15 12:43am

Making a meat cleaver from a circular saw blade

John Heisz is an absolute master at repurposing old things into awesome and beautiful knives and tools. Here he is carving a meat cleaver from an old circular saw blade. The blade on blade cutting action is spectacular, the sanding of the knife is always fun to see and the making of the handle is way more complicated… » 6/19/15 3:55am 6/19/15 3:55am

Making a knife from a chunk of concrete and an old shovel

Fashioning beautiful weapons from found objects is always so fascinating to see. How does a person look at a chunk of concrete and see an elaborately detailed knife handle? How can we turn a piece of a shovel into a really sharp knife? Watch John Heisz work his magic below. There are a lot of satisfying noises that… » 6/12/15 6:45pm 6/12/15 6:45pm