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

Custom-build Batmobile Casket for ailing kid that’ll put you to tears

Batmobile Casket for Andrew Peck

Christmas last month was very festive and there was a lot of stuff that we came across since we are the geeky lot. There were DIY’s and other gadgets which make Christmas a lot more special. One of the things we always like to write about are gifts from loved ones to their kids. But why are we talking about Christmas right now? Because we missed this gift from a grandmother to her special grandson.
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Just in Case you want to record voice calls on your iPhone

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Ever felt the need to record calls on your phone? For any reason, be it problem with your spouse or someone threatening you over the phone? There are any number of reasons for which you might want to record a call so, you’d say phone recording software is a good option but it has a large set of limitations and impracticality. That is the reason why an Israel-based firm has developed an iPhone case which has independent call recording features. With Just in Case JIC case you can stop and resume call recording feature anytime you want. The accessory can be important for journalists, undercover agents, spies and other people with such intentions.
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Welder builds mind-controlled prosthetic arm from scrap, but what’s the truth?

Mind controlled robotic hand by I Wayan Sumardana from Indonesia

I Wayan Sumardana (a.k.a Tawan) is a 31-year-old welder from Indonesia claims to have made a mind-controlled robotic arm which aid him in his daily tasks. Yes, he made it all by himself from scrap metal and other parts. No doubting the locals call him Iron Man, as he goes on doing his daily chores with a mechanized left hand which has been paralyzed for a long time after an ailment, and doctors confirmed he has mind stroke. Based on his knowledge gained from the education as machine engineering student in high school, Wayan made it all from bike parts, computer hardware and many other scrap things.
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Don’t come anywhere near this Coke Bottle Gatling firing arrows

The Coke gatling by Joerg Spraov

Joerg Sprave, the DIY weapon specialists well-known for his unique creations is back again with another thumping weapon. A Coke bottle Gatling gun that fires arrows at harrowing speed on its target. Joerg shows how the gun works and how you can also make it at home. Of course you’ll have to get hold of some tools and get down to the task on a weekend, but it’s worth all the effort. Just a word of caution, don’t go out pointing the gun at anyone.
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Lexus NX drives on ice wheels in London, because it can!

Lexus NX crossover drives on ice wheels

Lexus NX crossover drives on ice wheels

Marketing is a vital aspect of any brand evolution and Lexus is one company that leaves no stone unturned when it comes to interesting ideas. Their latest eye-catching marketing stunt is a Lexus NX crossover driving on ice cold wheels, literally! Yes, wheels made from ice and reinforced with acrylic spokes to provide strength to take on the 4000 pound weight of the vehicle itself. To accomplish this task Lexus commissioned four ice sculptors from London’s Hamilton Ice Sculptors who completed one wheel each of the Lexus NX.
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Solving this 3D-printed 22×22 Rubik’s Cube is going to be a nightmare!

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Rubik’s Cube is a good enough time pass that will develop your brain cells to make you sharper. However, I never had that privilege as the damn thing is too confusing for me to play around with. To be frank, I broke it into many pieces before I could solve it. Embarrassing, yes I know, but this one makes me nauseate. Holy mother of god, a 22×22 Rubik’s Cube that will make most of you run for cover and never ask of the physical puzzle any time soon.
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Self-driving stroller keeps your baby safe and cozy

Smartbe Intelligent Stroller

Baby strollers haven’t changed much since their inception and pushing them around for a long time can be tiring at times. Keeping this in mind, an Indiegogo project wants to end all the pushing and pulling of baby strollers and turn them into self-propelling ones. This is Smartbe Intelligent Stroller developed by a New York startup that is right in the category of self-driving wheels. The stroller is driven by an electric motor which drives it equally well in sloping roads and gives the caretaker a breather.
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Lego Titanic depicts the passenger ship’s fateful sinking moments

Lego Titanic by Ryan McNaught

Lego creations always catch our attention and no doubting they are loved by everyone, for the sheer effort put into the making. For the Brickvention 2016 in Australia a Lego enthusiast created something that is a bit different from the league and looks absolutely spell-bounding. Ryan McNaught who is a professional Lego model builder completed his RMS Titanic made completely from Lego bricks just in time for the Lego’s Mega Event at The Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson Street, Victoria.
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Floating Wedding Cake urges you not to take a bite

Floating Wedding Cake by Crealev

Anything levitating in mid-air is magical to us humans, even though we know the science behind it. Levitation has always been related to magic and till date we are always enchanted by anything that defies gravity. The levitating wonder in question this time around is a wedding cake. Just like some other levitating gadgets we have seen so far, this one is different and fit for a geek’s matrimony.
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Outrageously priced V10 engine-powered pencil sharpener for crazy collectors

V10 engine powered pencil sharpener

This might seem like a ridiculous novelty but it is interesting none-the-less. Conley Precision decided to put more than four years of hard work and countless man hours into making this V10 engine powered pencil sharpener. Yes, that is true and this functional pencil sharpener powered by a miniature V10 engine is what you won’t get to see again for its sheer exclusivity. The guts run on propane fuel and you’ll be amazed by what it can do. It has to be one of the most expensive pencil sharpener out there with a price tag of $250,000.
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