Grant Thompson the King of Random has ventured into his man shed once more; this time around he has destroyed a microwave and ruined all of the batteries in his house in order to produce one hell of a homemade electric arc furnace. A surprisingly simple DIY project that’s able to melt steel in seconds and reduce stone to liquid lava worthy of any volcano.
Traditionally Electric Arc Furnaces have been large pieces of industrial equipment that process massive amounts of raw material to produce slabs of metal ready to use. It turns out that anyone with access to electricity can have a go at the modern version of alchemy with a only a little know how and a lot of nerve. Never before has something so simple been so dangerous and handy.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest DIY project that allows anyone to turn hardened steel into a pool of fiery liquid. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed by what can be achieved with stuff you can find around the house. Although it may be hard to explain to the wife what happened to the microwave and where all the batteries went.
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The iPhone and smartphones in general have allowed us to capture amazing videos not possible with an old school video camera. One such incredibly cool effect was captured when one imaginative videographer decided to film himself playing his guitar from the perspective of inside the body of his acoustic electric six string. Thanks to the sensor in his iPhone he managed to capture one of the trippiest video in many years, the distorted motion of sound travelling through the strings.
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Anki the makers of the most artificially intelligent toys have upgraded their spectacular Drive desktop racing system, switching up a gear from Drive into OverDrive. Available in September 2015 Overdrive brings a new track system and upgraded car AI to this futuristic desktop racing system. The upgraded AI for the cars not only allows the cars to drive the many possible track configurations but they will also learn to drive any custom track faster over time.
The original Anki Drive race set was released last year and quickly became the number two selling toy on Amazon in the build up to the holiday season, selling out 10 days before Christmas. The game itself could be described as a cross between slot car racing and battle bots. Instead of steering the cars around the track like a tradition RC car players simply choose the lane and speed for their car while concentrating on attacking your opposition’s car with your virtual weapons. Each car has its own personality, driving style and weapons that the players must learn to use. When firing the weapons a successful hit causes the target to spin out or react to the weapon hit, virtual weapons with real effects.
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When villainous criminals work their wicked ways there is only one real life hero that will stand up for everyday people, one superhero sent to kick ass and impart justice on those who have chosen the wrong path and he name is the Ninja Cat Women.
Comic book stories always start in such a way but sometimes real life is stranger than fiction. In January a video appeared on the web that demonstrated this very fact, a video that captures a trio of armature criminals attempting to intimidate a humble restaurant owner, an everyday business man just trying to make a living feeding people.
Luckily just when things seemed hopeless for the restaurant owner a hero appears, a well-dressed petite lady with some incredible martial arts skills that she is more than willing to use. Once the Ninja Cat Women lets her feet of fury fly the criminal hit the deck.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the real life video that proves comic books can come to life, as long as you have the skills. Let this be a warning to all the criminals of the world, you never can tell where a hero will come from. Sit back, relax and remember a life of crime never pays.
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As the world quickly finds it feet in the rarefied air just above our heads thanks to the wonder of remote control drones those on the leading edge are busily coming up with new and entertaining ways to put the little aircraft to use. The fun may have started with using drones as a platform for photography or a new way to take a selfie but there is so much more fun to be had.
Racing drones through snow covered parks or muddy forests ups the fun stakes especially when watching the first person perspective view, a view that imbues the vision with a very Return of the Jedi feel. This though is just the beginning, what if you added weapons to the drone, then every race could also be a dog fight.
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Mobile phone and laptop batteries developed a reputation for exploding many years ago but the footage of it happening in the wild was rare. YouTuber Fabio Gomes has come to the rescue by stabbing a battery with a sharp knife and providing the evidence that treating a modern battery poorly can lead to very bad things.
As can be seen in the video when a battery releases its full charge in a few seconds things get very energetic very quickly. These portable power supplies are after-all high energy devices attempting to safely store large amounts of energy in an ever increasingly small space.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the high energy demonstration video of a battery being pushed past its point of failure. Sit back relax and prepare for unexpected results from inappropriate actions.
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MMA cage fighting for women might still be finding its place in the world of sports and entertainment but it has already produced a legend, a badass named ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey. A fighter of such legendary proportions that Rowdy Roddy Piper personally gave her permission to use his nickname. A legendary reputation built by climbing over the bodies of her opponents after attempting to tare arms from shoulders.
Ronda is the number one female MMA fighter in the world and pound for pound she is one of the best fighters to enter the octagon ring, male or female. Officially she is ranked number one female MMA bantamweight fighter in the world according to the Unified Women’s MMA rankings, she even makes 7th position on the combined men’s and women’s rankings.
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The fruit of the crabapple tree as with many fruits has the propensity to ferment as it ages on the branch. This fermented fruit is one of nature’s happy surprises as it contains alcohol, it’s no aged scotch or fine wine but it will easily turn a normally agile and sure footed squirrel into an hilarious rolling drunk.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hilarious staggering squirrel that’s had his fair share of nature’s great equalizer. Who knew mother nature spent time behind the bar dishing out happy juice to animals for millions of years. Sit back relax and always remember to eat drunk fruit responsibly, and if the tree is spinning it’s probably time to step off the branch.
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Combining his love of Star Wars and a passion for quadcopters YouTuber Oliver C has managed to bring to life not one but two Star Wars RC aircraft. The RC Millennium Falcon and the Tie Interceptor both capture the spirit of the original films brilliantly and then proceed to fly off around the park and have fun, it doesn’t get much better than that.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are two spectacular home-made flying machines from a galaxy far far away. Now the real challenge is who can build the first working Deathstar? Sit back relax and prepare to be amused by Star Wars hijinks in the park.
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