Japan the land of real life anime may just be a grand generalization but the latest video evidence of the Japanese Police and biker gangs locked in a Benny hill style chase isn’t helping break the cartoon stigma.
Japanese biker gangs or Bosozoku aren’t like bikers anywhere else in the world, in fact they could come straight out of a manga comic. Although you shouldn’t underestimate Bosozoku they will cut you and look like a cartoon character while doing it.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hilarious police chase that couldn’t have been scripted any better, and the timing was phenomenal, just as the Benny Hill came over the radio the action began? Sit back relax and prepare to run around in hilarious circles.
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The King of Random Grant Thompson has returned once more to present a DIY hack that MacGyver would be proud of, the sandwich bag of fire. For today’s lesson you will need to collect an empty sandwich bag, some liquid and stuff to set on fire. Now lets all learn how to start a fire with a lunch bag and some water, urine is optional and yes you take the sandwiches out first.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the clever hack that provides you with a sandwich lunch then starts a warm fire. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed by the mighty sandwich bag.
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Some say necessity is the father of all invention, others say nagging is the mother of all necessity. The Mill Blackbird on the other hand is the answer to a number of video production questions. How to shoot video of a car that doesn’t exist (yet or anymore)? How to render a car so realistically no-one can tell? How to make a Kia look like a Ferrari? The answer is send in the Mill Blackbird. Built in the same hanger as the legendary SR-71 Blackbird the Mill has some big shoes to fill and big questions to answer.
The Mill Blackbird is the world’s first fully adjustable car rig designed for use by cinematographers, an incredibly advanced photography platform as well as a fully marked up reference machine for rending a car onto, a blank.
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Anki is a company at the leading edge of artificial intelligence who just happen to make toys, incredible toys. Cozmo is their latest creation and he’s a self-aware artificially intelligent robot, a tiny robotic bulldozer to be precise.
Equipped with a front facing camera Coz scans his surroundings, recognizing faces and interacts with the people he meets. His friendly LCD face is dominated by a pair of large charismatic eyes, eyes capable of portraying emotion. He even snores when he’s asleep on the charger.
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YouTube unboxers of all things gadget Unbox Therapy have stumbled across what may be the Weirdest Speaker Yet! Here at Highpants we are torn though, while it is stacked high with weird it is sort of really cool too, so wrong its right. The office is split down the middle like our parliament, stupid weird versus 70’s cool, we can’t decide.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the SoundSoul Water Speaker in all of its glory. The divisive little piece of audio equipment that has already sold more units than it should have. Sit back relax and let the soothing water calm your soul after a long day of arguing about speakers.
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The annual Goodwood FOS (Festival of Speed) pits its contestants against a grueling hill climb course. A course that forces them to battle both time and gravity, precision being the only answer.
All manner of cars are given the opportunity to be tested on the hill, this years highlights include but are by no means limited to, the 1500BHP Bugatti Chiron, the Aston Martin Vulcan, the latest Red Bull Ford Fiesta ST rally car and of course the beautiful McLaren P1 LM.
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When perception and reality depart brain fizz is generated. Perception being driven by what our mind expects to see is more of a calculation than it is an absolute, and it is often fooled by reality. Some say that reality used to be a friend of mine, but it really never was.
The Ambiguous Circle illusion demonstrates these flaws in our perception, the moment you notice the ability of an inanimate objects to portray two distinctly different images simultaneously your brains perception responds with ‘that does not compute!’, generating brain fizz.
Contestant for the 2016 Illusion of the Year Kokichi Sugihara has been experimenting with anomalous objects that change appearance in a mirror for the last couple of years and the results are spectacular.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the illusion and then its explanation, the owww and ahhh moments all on the one page. Sit back relax and prepare for the happy realization that you aren’t the only one who looks different in the mirror.
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Aspiring mad scientist Styropyro has produced yet another DIY weapon of mass fascination, the 200 Watt laser bazooka. Power up this carefully crafted collection of spare parts and prepare to feel the burn. Constructed from off the shelf parts; that shelf over there, off the floor and out of that box in the corner.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the quad laser powered bazooka that is making balloons nervous all around the world. Could this be the ultimate solution to the perfect all over tan, in under 3 seconds? Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed by the power of light.
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