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

Pets can see Pokemons and there’s enough photographic evidence!

Pokemon Go and Pets

Pokemon Go has broken all records on the meter for game induced madness, and people are doing over the top things to prove it. Some have quit jobs to be professional Pokemon catchers while others are idiotic enough to play it on the expressway and stop the car midway to cause multiple crashes. Some are even buying specially tailored 3D printed cases to make it easy to catch a Pokemon. Any which way the game is assimilating huge popularity in U.S. and other regions of the world.
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Modobag – a motorized suitcase that can go at 8 mph

Modobag – a motorized suitcase-3

Fitting motors to suitcases is the new craze. There have been so many examples of motorized luggage we’ve seen. First, a suitcase cum electric scooter by He Liangchai, and then an intelligent Segway-styled rideable Olive suitcase. To enhance the skill and make zipping through the airport more fun and speedy, Kevin O’Donnell and team have developed their own version – Modobag, a rideable carry-on for everyone who wished they could ride the bag through the airport because walking with it was really hard. Read More…

A Kiwi quits job to become finest Pokémon Go hunter ever

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Pokémon Go has become an international phenomenon; people have gone bonkers after the augmented reality game and it has already climbed charts on Apple Store and Play Store to surpass applications such as Snapchat and Candy Crush. Playing the addictive game is one thing and sacrificing a stable career for its sake is another. Considering latter as a feasible option, one New Zealander named Tom Currie has given up his job at a café in Auckland to become the finest Pokémon Go hunter in the world. His idea is very simple, catch all the Pokémon’s there are, travelling length and breadth of the country over two months, and then returning to Auckland to find a new job. Read More…

Real-life Iron Man lifts off the ground in his homemade rocket propellers

Iron Man Rocket Propellers

We have following really cool Iron Man-themed stuff all this while. Some have been Iron Man Costumes while others have been arc reactors or similar stuff. But, no one ever thought of actually taking off like Iron Man powered by rockets producing 50 pounds of thrust. This DIY attempt almost fulfills that dream. The reason I say almost, because it would have landed him in trouble for legal reasons. And these responsible DIY’ers didn’t want to tinker with the law and took a detour. Iron Man won’t take on the law, would he?
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Lebanese designer build’s world’s first bulletproof headscarf

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Celebratory gunfire is an unchecked crime in many countries including Lebanon. While hundreds of people become victim to this problem each year, countries are not ready to take this problem seriously. Thankful, one designer based out of Beirut has addressed the issue in his own creative way. The designer called Salim al-Kadi has developed a headscarf (keffiyeh locally) using Kevlar, a material used in bulletproof clothing and vehicles. Dubbed the K29 Keffiyeh 001, this new invention by Kadi is billed as the first bulletproof headscarf ever made. Read More…

Awesome custom lightsaber frost lotus is R2-D2 inspired

saberforge.com frost lotus lightsaber

Sabre Forge, a company that claims, it makes world’s brightest and most durable LED sabers, has reforged its most famous black lotus saber into what they call the frost lotus. The saber comes with a new – blue and white color pallet and is heavily inspired by the R2-D2. The awesome custom lightsaber features precision cut acrylic claws which are interchangeable and blue in color. The body features segmented style switch, a highly detailed crystal chamber with frost blue crystal and four viewing windows. Eight support rods aligned through saber run wires up and down and it also has polished crystal holders on the front and back. Check out the beautifully crafted lightsaber in the video below. Read More…

Solar-powered Ferrari beer cooler spotted at F1 British Grand Prix

solar powered Ferrari beer cooler at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton was the biggest attraction on the track on race day at Silverstone – the Mercedes driver set a new record to become first driver in history to win three British Grand Prix in as many years. But the biggest attraction outside the track was a Ferrari. A group of beer and F1 fanatics had brought their solar-powered Ferrari-shaped beer cooler along to Silverstone to enjoy their refreshments in the best possible taste. Read More…

Chinese student builds personal fresh air device in dorm filled with smokers

DIY fresh air respiration device

There have been times when most of you (me included) have shared dorms with smokers. Being a non-smoker was the biggest crime you thought, when your roommates chose to smoke right inside the room. It was long back I was at the receiving end and sadly wasn’t as crazy as this Chinese college student in Nanning City China. I got accustomed to second hand smoke and did nothing more than moving out of the room when things got too cloudy inside. The 26-year-old lad, pseudonym Shandianzhililiang on Weibo, seem to have passively smoked up too much (only a guess) that he came up with this outrageous contraption that could kill him of heat and excessive fresh air (pun intended) faster than second hand some would. Read More…

Mini Space X Falcon 9 nails tough landing in a swimming pool

Mini Falcon 9 landing

Elon Musk’s dream of space tourism is inching closer to practicality with the four-storey tall Falcon 9 spacecraft which has been undergoing rigorous testing in the last year or so. The testing has been fruitful and the two stage rocket looks on course for what’s been planned by Elon Musk. One of its achievement has been landing on a drone ship in the middle of an ocean. While all this is exciting for the world and astronomy lovers, another hobbyist [ajw61185] has posted a video on Youtube which replicates the Falcon 9 landing sequence in a scaled down version.
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Fallout Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition available on pre-orders

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Bethesda has introduced a new Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition, which features an integrated screen and is loaded with its own on-board software and hardware. It can pair to smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth to allow users to take and place calls, access contacts, send or read text messages, audio files etc. The design appears a bit bulky to carry around your arm, but it weighs just 2 pounds.
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