Zombie Cutting Boards Are Possibly The Most College Thing Ever

We're now past the first week of October, which is traditionally right about the time that college students realize that they might need more in their kitchen than an endless supply of Solo cups. If you're on the hunt for a chopping board to do some actual cooking on (or just to lower the tone a little further), these… » 10/11/14 9:00pm 10/11/14 9:00pm

Short film: A zombie apocalypse might actually be pretty fun

TV shows like The Walking Dead make the zombie apocalypse look like a soul evaporating place because the characters enjoy making dumb decisions. Zombie movies like 28 Days Later make it look terrifying because of the constant state of panic. But what if the zombie apocalypse was actually... fun? » 9/25/14 12:35am 9/25/14 12:35am

Using goTenna's Pocket Antenna to Send Texts Without Cell Service

Inspired by the downed cell towers and utility outages of Hurricane Sandy, the folks at goTenna wanted a way to keep smartphones connected even when the grid fails. What they came up with is a pocket-sized handheld antenna that lets users send texts and location info without cell service. And we got to see a prototype… » 7/24/14 1:50pm 7/24/14 1:50pm

Watch People Freak Out When They See Ghosts Inside an iPhone Camera

This prank is such pure evil genius that you can't help but laugh. And feel bad because you'd get freaked out too. Funny man Jack Vale scared the creepy crawly goosebumps out of people by asking strangers to take his picture with his iPhone. Why's that scary? Because Vale had pre-recorded a fake 'ghost' (or zombie)… » 10/17/13 8:32pm 10/17/13 8:32pm

Finally A Zombie-Fighting Toilet Brush Rifle With Scary Accuracy

As Joerg points out, toilet brushes tipped with nine inch nails are a much-beloved form of ammo on the Slingshot Channel. But the old toilet brush crossbows didn't really have a sighting system. So Joerg got serious and created a toilet brush sniper rifle, complete with telescopic sight, that can shoot with precision… » 9/15/13 10:32am 9/15/13 10:32am

A Weaponized Toilet Brush Crossbow Can Really Clean Up

When Joerg made metal-tipped toilet brushes a couple of months ago I'm pretty sure we were all thinking that they looked pretty tame. Okay, true, they violently annihilated a coconut suspended in ballistic gelatin, but they weren't horrifying, just chillingly effective. But a four shot repeating "monster" crossbow.… » 7/14/13 12:00pm 7/14/13 12:00pm

John Hodgman explains the end of the world to you

John Hodgman is the world's foremost expert on all things canny and uncanny, and everything in between. And today marks the release of Ragnarok, his one-hour comedy special about the apocalypse, via Netflix. To celebrate, we talked to him about the meaning of apocalyptic stories, and why he doesn't love zombies. » 6/20/13 3:51pm 6/20/13 3:51pm

What The Special Effects in The Walking Dead Looks Like

Unlike other shows who sneakily add special effects without you realizing, The Walking Dead is so overtly gruesome and bloody and gore-y that we're completely aware that what we see is being spiced up with visual effects. Still, it's awesome to see how the effects are added. Stargate Studios shows off the reel of… » 4/06/13 2:00am 4/06/13 2:00am

Watch the Canadian Parliament Hilariously Debate the Zombie Apocalypse

That's it, I'm moving to Canada. They know how to have fun. Even in politics! In Canada's House of Commons today, there was an incredible 'debate' about creating an international zombie strategy "so that a zombie invasion does not turn into a zombie apocalypse." Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird told… » 2/13/13 9:00pm 2/13/13 9:00pm