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E14: What Is This Thing?

$9.99 from Amazon »

Welcome to Edition 14 of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a funny-lookin' product shown out of context. With no supporting description, and no supplemental visuals of the product in action, your natural...

E13: What Is This Thing?

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Welcome to Edition 13 of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. I'll include some tits, uh, I mean hints below to help you take a breast, er, guess...

E12: What Is This Thing?

$49.99 from Amazon »

Welcome to Edition 12 of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. This week, I'm adding a lemon twist to the game...

E11: What Is This Thing?

$13.99 from Amazon »

Welcome to Edition 11 of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. I'll include some hints below to help you take a shot or two - or a hundred - at the answer...

Skin-On Interfaces - Realistic Skin for Your Devices

With his Skin-On Interfaces project, HCI researcher and interaction designer Marc Teyssier is trying to improve humans' experience interacting with our devices. He points out that we use skin as an "interface" when we...

E10: What Is This Thing?

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Welcome to Edition 10 of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. I'll include some hints below to help you dig in with your mental floss and figure out the...

E9: What Is This Thing?

$32.99 from Amazon »

Welcome to Edition 9 of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. I'll include some hints below to help you flex your noodle and figure out the answer...

E8: What Is This Thing?

$19.99 from Amazon »

Welcome to Edition 8 of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. I'll include some hints below to help you sleuth out the answer. It's really fun. A barrel...

E7: What Is This Thing?

$15.19 from Amazon »

Welcome to Edition 7 of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. I'll include some hints below to help you sleuth out the answer. It's really fun!...

Do It Yurtself - Online Guide to Building a Modern Yurt

If I did as Do It Yurtself instructed and built myself a modern yurt like the one Zach Both did for him and his girlfriend, Nicole, it wouldn't just be a fun (and unbelievable to anyone who knows me) accomplishment, it...

E6: What Is This Thing?

$45 from Amazon »

Here comes the sixth installment of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. I'll include some hints below to help you sleuth out the answer. Or you can join...

E5: What Is This Thing?

$17.38 from Amazon »

Welcome to the fifth edition of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. I'll include a few hints below to help you make a thoughtful guess. Or you can join...

E4: What Is This Thing?

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Welcome to the fourth edition of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. One might even go so far as to call the looks of it befuddling, baffling, and bemusing...

Wikkelhouse Cardboard Homes

$55,500 - $95k from Wikkelhouse »

The next hot housing trend: living in a cardboard box. The Dutch Wikkelhouse is a vision in modular home design made from stacked and bonded layers of cardboard. Lightweight and easily transported, you can install a Wikkelhouse...

E3: What Is This Thing?

Welcome to the third edition of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. Maybe not even second, third, or thirtieth glance. It's a mystery I invite you to spend...

E2: What Is This Thing?

$15.99 from Amazon »

Welcome to the second edition of What Is This Thing?, a photographic feature of a product whose purpose isn't obvious at first glance. Maybe not even second, third, or thirtieth glance. It's a mystery I invite you to...

One Hour of Farting CD

$19.99 from Amazon »

This One Hour of Farting CD has just validated two major decisions I recently made in my life: 1) Not to upgrade my laptop; 2) Not to upgrade my car. Because that means I still have 2 fully functional CD players primed...

Prank Fake Bird Poop

$10 from Amazon »

The beauty of prank Fake Bird Poop is that it's going to cause just as big, and almost as gross of a mess for the shat-upon to clean up, but will be significantly less repulsive for the administering jokester to handle...

Deepspot - World's Deepest Swimming Pool

"Dude, do you go, like, deep?" "Yeah, dude, I just went SCUBA diving in Belize's Great Blue Hole, I think we dropped to over 400 feet -" "No dude, I mean do you go swimming pool deep? Deepspot deep?" "Uhhhh..."...

Aladdin's Lamp E-Cigarette

$25.99 from Firebox.com »

Ha! An Aladdin's Lamp E-Cigarette! Some real family-friendly merch to launch in tandem with Disney's live-action rerelease. I wonder if the fresh and princely genie inside approves. And whether he's more partial to the...

Valyrian Steel Razors

$25.99 from Firebox.com »

Valyrian Steel Razors don't come with any replacement blades, and have none available to purchase. Because the blades attached to their respective iconic Game of Thrones weapon hilts never dull. And maybe also the cats...

Craptails

$14.95 from Amazon »

What do you call The World's Worst, Weirdest, and Most Disturbing Drinks? Craptails. Complete with martini glass filled with a soft-serve swirl of poo. Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree endeavor to teach us "the art of crapology"...

Lady on Carpet Rug

$1,660 from Amazon »

I wonder if the woman trapped in this Seletti Wears TOILETPAPER Rug looks ill at ease because she's trapped in a rug, or because Treehorn's thug just peed on her...

Custom Shrunken Head Replica

$275 - $299 from Etsy »

I'd say a Custom Shrunken Head Replica would make a great revenge gift for a frenemy, but given its cost and, more importantly, sheer awesomeness, I think I'd like one of Supermongrel Studios' ultra-realistic tribal trophies...