Category: Oddity

Varied collection of oddities that can be anything right from strange creations, bizarre events, weird news to strange gadgets and odd technologies from all around the globe

Equipping a drone with Moto X 2014 to shoot 4K footage [Video]

Moto X on drone for 4K video

Smartphones are getting trimmer and their cameras are becoming superior by the day. Similarly, drones are becoming every professional photographers dream device with ability to carry best of DSLRs on board. Combining major facets of a new age smartphone and a drone; Motorola in collaboration with professional drone operator Glenn McKenna took the innovative Moto X (2nd Gen) and attached it to a quadcopter to capture memories in 4K (ultra HD resolution). Shooting 4K video with phone floating high above the ground, Amazing! Read More…

Rocket powered portable toilet seat hurls high in the sky

Port a potty rocket powered portable toilet

Port-a-potty rocket powered portable toilet

We have seen strange things being launched into the open sky. But a portable toilet, well that would require some heavy thrust! Call it odd or meaningless, but members at the Michiana Rocketry club managed to launch portable toilet dubbed Port-a-potty under the project “Thrusting the Throne” into the sky. The launch took place at a filed at Three Oaks, Michigan and ones who were present saw it in all glory.
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Ken Block’s Gymkhana 7 parody in Crazy Cart styled drifting action!

Crazy Cart Gymkhana parody

After the success of Gymkhana 7 which totally rocked since Ken Block took the 1965 Ford Mustang notchback to its limits it was evident that Razor’s Crazy Cart team would come up with a parody version. After their own success with the Crazy Cart XL electric vehicle, they decided to put Crazy Cart to use once again to make the funny version of Gymkhana 7.
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Colin Furze’s tuk tuk loaded with weapons and a Honda CBR600 engine!

TUK600 Colin Furze tuk tuk with weapons

TUK600 Colin Furze tuk tuk with weapons!

Colin Furze, the crazy but intelligent geek is at it again with a whooping creation of his. With the release of Far Cry 4 yesterday, Colin also revealed his new creation which is an adaptation of the vehicle shown in the Ubisoft game. A weaponized tuk tuk that Colin made, since Ubisoft asked him to do so and agreed to bear all the expenses of the project. He bought a Bajaj tuk tuk (mobility three wheeler) from eBay and then modified it with upgrades that enhanced its performance. And yes he gave it a name too, the TUK600.
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Now that’s a great idea – A bike with ice wheels!

Going by the kind of things this guy makes, most of us may have dubbed him a lunatic just after his jet powered bike. You still know him as Colin Furze? Well here is a reason to change your mind – an ice wheels bike, anyone? No, it is not the bike of the future – if you have studied some science in your 6th grade, you will figure out just why. Well, this is basically bike created for a video to promote thermal shirts from Uniqlo, Japanese clothing company. Read More…

Simulate your own death with Samadhi – 4D Death Simulator

4d death simulator

Different people have different fantasies of death and life after death. The Samadhi – 4D Experience of Death Simulator in China is giving people an innovative way to experience both. It is basically a game which claims to satiate a person’s curiosity of death and after-death life without killing in the real sense. Set up in an unusual new theme park in Shenzhen, China, the 4D Death Simulator is a gloomy escape room (womb-like pod) which uses hot air and light projections to create a real-like experience of burning. Read More…

Aposematic Jacket wards-off attacker and records the scene in 360 degrees view

Aposematic Jacket

Aposematic Jacket has camera embedded into the fabric to record any attacks

When we talk about wearable technology the first thing that comes to mind is a sleek looking gizmo. This odd but futuristic looking men’s suit is something different however. Developed by Shinseungback Kimyonghun, this fashion crazy suit called Aposematic Jacket might not win you many ladies, but in the event of a sudden attack or attempt of theft, it will definitely come handy. They deem it as a wearable computer for self-defense since it is loaded with lenses that give off a warning signal and vocal message “I can record you”.
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Quadcopter shooting fireworks at human target is quite scary!

Quadcopter shooting fireworks

Quadcopter shooting fireworks onto a human target!

While others go preparing scary costumes for Halloween, you might consider doing something different. Probably, some fireworks shooting from a drone onto the crazily dressed people on the Halloween night. Or maybe, paintballs shooting from a BB gun planted on-board a quadcopter! The former is a reality, as a crazy bunch of geeks from Muskoka in Ontario, Canada took a drone, mounted fireworks on it and coupled it up with a mechanism that shoots them on to the target on will. The target being, human flesh protected by just a helmet, t-shirt and shorts. Now that is very much up high on that craziness meter folks!
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Dartz Prombron Black Shark armored vehicle will have anti-paparazzi shock device

Prombron Black Shark armored vehicle by Dartz

Latvian-based designer and manufacturer of high performance armored vehicles Dartz is releasing their new hi-tech vehicle, which the company is calling world first real SpyKar. The ultra-tech vehicle is designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their ancestors, the Russian Motorized Infantry. Named after a Russian attack helicopter, the armored car is called Prombron Black Shark and is based on Mercedes-Benz GL-Class full-size SUV. The SUV will be offered with an option of a bi-turbo V8 from the GL63 AMG or a bi-turbo V12 from the GL65 AMG which will deliver a maximum power of 1,500bhp. The remaining details and specification of the Prombron Black Shark will be revealed on October 19.
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Star Wars fans recreate shot for shot version of The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back Uncut by Star Wars fans

If you are a huge Star Wars fan and if The Empire Strikes Back is one of your favorite movies, then this story surely is for you. The 1980 classic by Irvin Kershner has been re-created by hundreds of Star Wars fans who have contributed their own reimagined scenes of the film to create The Empire Strikes Back Uncut in a full 2 hour long movie. The shot-for-shot remake of the Star Wars classic is created painstakingly by joining together more than 480 fan-made segments (each about 15 seconds long) which are picked from over 1,500 submissions. The movie was released on Star Wars YouTube channel and its official site on Friday. The project was directed by Casey Pugh who was responsible for the creation of the Star Wars Uncut project similar to this back in 2010.
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