Wired got a chance to visit a Crayola factory, and came back with this colorful video detailing how crayons are made. Just for a sense of scale, the factory makes 12 million crayons a day.
The Iron Vault desk is inspired by turn of the last century furniture fixtures. Apparently, such riveted and extra strong looking desks were all the rage in offices and businesses that time. We got to say, that strong, rustic look is quite interesting in itself. The table is crafted out of steel sheet and sits on heavy duty metal wheels to do the moving. Priced at $2600.
Anyone can throw a pizza, but it takes a pizza sharpshooter to throw a pizza across a street and into a microwave. This dude happens to be a professional frisbee thrower in Japan, and apparently has great skill with pizza throwing as well.
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies will be out in December. While you wait for that, they have unveiled a huge, widescreen poster for you to enjoy. The image above shows a section of the poster, hit ahead or click on the image above for the larger, full, version.
Here’s how you go to a candle light dinner with Batman, yes, even if you’re a dude. If Batman doesn’t show up on time, attach this to the candle. That’s sure to grab his attention, provided he’s not that far away.
You’ve probably burnt holes in paper with a magnifying lens, and thought it was cool. This Rube Goldberg machine takes it to an all new, super awesome level where mirrors and magnifying lenses work together to accomplish some very impressive things. Using light as a tool in a Rube Goldberg machine is super cool. The video is part of a campaign by Japanese firm au HIKARI.
You could have your very own band or orchestra at your beck and call, housed comfortably in an elegant handcrafted oak cabinet. The self-contained Hootenanny, apart from having a lovely name, also houses 17 musical instruments. Let’s go back a bit, Hootenanny… that’s a great word, and I’m going to try to sneak it into conversations all week. That, and bamboozled, because it’s cool.
Comedian and writer Rob Fee imagined what the behavior and conversation of toddlers might look like if they were on Facebook. This is hilarious, and to be honest, way better than the things I see on my Facebook timeline.
Sometimes, you need heartwarming and cute. Like an adorable baby elephant blowing bubbles.