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Guy perfectly uncorks a champagne bottle with a tactical rifle — The guys at FullMag -previously RatedRR-managed to perfectly open a bottle of cheap champagne using a 50 Cal tactical rifle. Sadly, in the process they also managed to shatter a bottle of perfectly delicious 2006 Cristal Champagne-which makes me sad. But whatever, happy holidays!

Curiosity rover snaps cool Mars shot through damaged wheel — Curiosity snapped this cool closeup of its wheel on Mars soil last week. You can see the bumps and damage the tire. Note: I have color corrected and enhanced the original image for clarity. Note 2: Jesuschrist, that's a photo of freaking Mars, people! It still amazes me that this is happening.

The Akrapovič Full Moon bike is like a Vespa from the future — I don't know if the new Akrapovič Full Moon concept bike is the unholy baby of a Vespa, a Harley Davidson, and a Tron bike. And I don't know if I like it or I hate it yet. All I know is that it got my attention.

Watch Airbus' mad stunt with $1.5 billion worth of airplanes — I have to give kudos to Airbus for having the guts to do this using five test A350-900 XWB airplanes, its newest wide-body airliner. I know the stunt was well calculated and the pilots-all of them ex-military aviators-knew exactly what they were doing, but the entire thing still looks reckless.

The future of racing looks so much more fun and badass — This video on the future of racing-based on concept tires designed by Hankook Tire and the University of Pforzheim, Germany-is pretty goddamn fun. I don't know if we will ever get to this point (seeing the evolution of racing since the time of Roman Empire, I wouldn't be surprised) but it's great to watch.

I really want the Pixels movie to be good but I know it won't be — I didn't know that this movie existed until today: Apparently there's an upcoming full feature film based on Pixels, the short by Patrick Jean that went viral on 2010 (below.)

Man makes pliers out of solid wood using just 10 cuts and pure genius — Watch David Warther making wooden pliers using a simple pocket knife his dad-famed master carver Ernest "Mooney" Warther-designed in the early 1900s. It only takes him ten cuts and a few seconds-so simple and fast that it feels like magic. Also, I can watch this man talking and doing this forever.

5-year-old girl discussing Leia's slave outfit with her dad is pure gold — Adam Buxton recorded a conversation with his 5-year-old daughter her thoughts on Princess Leia's famous slave outfit. The conversation is hilarious on itself but when he got The Brothers McLeod to animate her thoughts, it turned into pure comedic gold.

The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever — On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird took off. It's still the world's fastest airplane with a speed of 2,193 mph (3,530 km/h.) This fascinating video reveals how its top secret engine technology works.

Follow me ghost car navigation is the definitive road guide — Jaguar Land Rover says they are developing a 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen that "will allow drivers to get a complete, unhindered view of the road." I can't wait for this to be real and standard in every car, although it's probably still a long time away. The best feature: Follow Me Ghost Car navigation.
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Dec 22, 2014

@mattbuchanan @gabrielsnyder People will always manage to overcome the limitation of the medium. There’s no right medium.

Dec 22, 2014

@mattbuchanan @gabrielsnyder May look ugly, but everyone does it because it’s fast, convenient, and the only way to transmit the information

Dec 22, 2014

Man makes pliers out of solid wood using just 10 cuts and pure genius… "I feel manlier just watching this.”—reader

Dec 21, 2014

@carrieffisher will most probably love this 5-year-old girl discussing Princess Leia's slave outfit with her dad…

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