Flowers Are Passé, Welcome the Donut Bouquet

Sending flowers and bouquets has been in vogue since forever. Now you can go off the usual track and do something new. And by new we mean throw out the flowers and put in donuts for the bouquet. They won’t do much good in a vase, but they are sure to taste a whole lot better than flowers. We’re not quite sure how popular this bouquet is, but if you’re in LA, you could give it a try at DonutPrincessLA.

‘Intelligent’ Heated Jacket to Fight The Bitter Cold

Packing in layers and taking all precautions possible still could end up in feeling the discomfort of cold. Or maybe overdoing it and being stuck in that weird situation where you feel too hot, but sliding the jacket zip a bit ends up in cold. Mercury Intelligent Heated Jacket from Ministry of Supply aims to make things easier with this intelligent jacket.

Boston Dynamics SpotMini Robot Contends With Aggressive Human Stopping It

A few days ago, we saw Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot opening a door. That’s quite a feat for a bot, but what happens when you increase the difficulty for the robot? Here’s the bot trying to open a door, while a man tries to stop it. The robot continues to persevere in its attempt to open the door, even as the human puts several obstructions in its path.

This LEGO Hasselblad Camera Works… *almost*

This all-LEGO Hasselblad 503CX built by Helen Sham is a functional model doing everything the original camera does – well, except the part about taking pictures. It has a mirror for the viewfinder that gives you a reversed image of your frame, includes a spring-loaded shutter button with a running counter, and has parts that can be separated just like the real Hasselblad. The LEGO Hasselblad 503CX has been built out of 1120 parts, and surprisingly, in just 2 hours. Scroll down for a video of Helen demonstrating the camera and its mechanism.

Selling Snowballs in Minnesota!

Some random marketing genius may claim they can sell ice to an Eskimo, and some actually manage to sell snowballs in Minnesota! For $1, you can get real, hand-packed snowballs from a vending machine. We don’t really know how well the sales went, but apparently, the machine was restocked a few times. Real Minnesota Snowballs snowball vending machine was a brainchild of marketing agency Space150.