Jan 132014
Inventor Creates Cookie Perfection Machine

Like so many people, inventor Ben Krasnow is obsessed with the perfect cookie. 

But it’s difficult to find the perfect recipe making batch after batch. 

To help him find the secret to the perfect cookie, Ben has created the Cookie Perfection Machine.

Using a computer program, he can precisely manipulate each ingredient and make one cookie at a time.

Now, he can tinker with countless variations of the simple chocolate chip cookie and finally discover the best recipe.

Mrs. Fields, you’ll be dethroned soon enough.  

Over the weekend, this video demonstrating his device has gone viral with over 100,000 hits so far!


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Nov 132013
Lady Gaga Introduces World’s First Flying Dress

Lady Gaga is of course the queen monster of weird, so few were surprised after she introduced the world’s first “flying dress” of sorts. 

At a great art exhibit in Brooklyn, Gaga presented the giant copter-dress machine as Volantis, and successfully flew a few feet above the ground. 


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Apr 112013

Every year, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign holds their very popular Engineering Open House day, which is full of fun activities and events. One of the most popular events this year was crushing a concrete cylinder with a giant mechanical press. 

The Bad Astronomer was at this year’s pillar crushing, and caught the entire scene on camera

The crowd was nearly silent as the giant crusher made contact with the 800 lb concrete cylinder. For over a minute, the host read off as the kilopounds of pressure built up until finally, the cylinder gave way at 1,600,000 pounds of pressure

The crowd burst into applause as the host asked, “Am I the only one that jumped?”


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Dec 242012

The Most Useless Machine Ever, and its counterparts, has been online for a number of years now. The idea behind the machine is that its only purpose, once turned on, is to turn itself off. 

A year ago, Forn4x posted his Advanced Edition of the Most Useless Machine Ever concept, and over the weekend it has gone viralviral.


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Nov 052012

This video was originally published last March, but it only went viral now over the weekend after being covered by Fark, NowMSN, Reddit, YourDailyMedia, and VideoSift

 designed and created this very unique machine which sorts colored candies, such as Skittles. A tiny camera inside the device looks at each candy to determine the color, and drops the piece down the appropriate chute. People who suffer from OCD are touting the machine as utter genius.

Now, the older video has over 150,000 views, and is continuing to trend. 


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