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Self-Driving Race Car Completes First Autonomous Full Speed Lap At 124MPH

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This is the view from a camera onboard Roboracer’s Devbot self-driving race car as it completes its first full speed lap around a Forumla-E race track in Berlin at 124MPH. For reference, at speeds over 50MPH my car starts to rattle and shake pieces of itself off. Important pieces too, like the hood and steering wheel. Honestly, I should probably only be driving it to church on Sundays to pray to God it doesn’t kill me.

Keep going for the video, as well as one of Roboracer’s engineers discussing the feat.
Source: Self-Driving Race Car Completes First Autonomous Full Speed Lap At 124MPH

The Ice Cream Burrito: Ice Cream Scoops Covered In Sprinkles, Wrapped In Cotton Candy

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This is the Ice Cream Burrito available from dessert shop Sugar Sugar in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. It consists of three scoops of ice cream all covered in rainbow sparkle sprinkles (aka unicorn dust), then wrapped in a cotton candy ‘tortilla’. Obviously, it’s the perfect post-breakup meal, which is why I just stashed one in the freezer in case my girlfriend decides to leave me *gets phone call, heads straight for fridge* which was apparently two weeks ago. I just assumed she was a stewardess and traveled a lot.

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Source: The Ice Cream Burrito: Ice Cream Scoops Covered In Sprinkles, Wrapped In Cotton Candy

Thanks, Internet!: Kid Gets Dizzy On Park's Sit 'N Spin, Can't Stand After

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This is an Instagram video posted by former NFL player Chris Rainey of his son Makari spinning in a park seat, then trying to stand. He does not do very well at the standing. Man, remember when you were a kid and getting dizzy was fun? That was like our first high. Now it just reminds me of being sick or hungover. Personally, I try to avoid getting dizzy at all costs, but I am still into standing up from a toilet seat too fast and seeing stars. I do still like the stars.

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Source: Thanks, Internet!: Kid Gets Dizzy On Park's Sit 'N Spin, Can't Stand After

Woopsie: Helicopter Rotor Vs Side Of Building

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This is a short video of Red Bull’s AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter (wait, what?) trying to land in Austria when the side of a building gets in the way of its rotor. All that space to land and you just had to park as close to the building as possible. You remind me of everyone at the grocery store. Also, I think this video serves as conclusive evidence that, although Redbull may give you wings, that does not make you a competent pilot.

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Source: Woopsie: Helicopter Rotor Vs Side Of Building

Guy Recreates Super Mario Bros Level 1-1 As Augmented Reality Game

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This is a video of Abhishek Singh demonstrating the recreation of Super Mario Bros level 1-1 he made to play with Microsoft’s Hololens augmented reality headset. Overall it looks pretty promising, although I don’t remember Mario being able to just walk around all those warp pipes. It also looks like a great way for everyone around you to think you’re a crazy person. Or some cyborg from the future who just landed on earth and is trying to get their bearings.

Keep going for the video demonstration, which was the actual recorded gameplay from the Hololens.
Source: Guy Recreates Super Mario Bros Level 1-1 As Augmented Reality Game

An Impressive Light Up Dance Crew Performance

This is the America’s Got Talent performance of dance crew Light Balance, a dance crew I assume was formed when Daft Punk banged TRON. Their dance routine and light effects were all very well choreographed, and I enjoyed watching it. Granted, I don’t know anything about dancing and l’ll watch just about anything. Last night I spent almost three hours watching my roommate play Call Of Duty in his underwear. “Jesus.” Over FaceTime.

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Source: An Impressive Light Up Dance Crew Performance

Mattel Introduces Five New Ken Dolls, Each With Three Different Body Types

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This is Mattel’s new ‘Fashionista’ line of Ken dolls (including man-bun Ken, far left). Each of the five new dolls comes in three different body types: broad, slim, and original, even though they all still look identical. Me? I have broad shoulders from carrying the world on my back. Or maybe from being a swimmer half my life. Or maybe it’s just genetics, I don’t know — I rarely stop to think about things because I’m afraid of what I’ll realize. The dolls cost around $10 apiece, with outfit packs going for $5. Alternatively, do what I used to do and make your own clothes for your dolls. Plus pop their heads off and put them on different bodies. I’m just saying, I did have a Titties Ken doll growing up.

Keep going for a closeup of man-bun Ken’s man-bun, because it existed.
Source: Mattel Introduces Five New Ken Dolls, Each With Three Different Body Types

The Mars Rover Curiosity As Viewed From Mars Orbit

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Note: Larger version HERE, zoomed and enhanced (but not really) version HERE.

This is a shot of the Mars Rover Curiosity (or possibly WALL-E) captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which, if you couldn’t tell by the name, orbits the red planet. The blue planet with a red Speedo and green hair? That’s Captain Planet, and he can usually be found orbiting near area high schools trying to recruit new Planeteers. Apparently NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter takes several shots of Curiosity each year as it speeds by in the Martian sky. Neato.

Curiosity appears as a blue splotch amid an intimidating group of rocks, cliffs, and dark sand. When the image was taken, the probe was heading uphill to an area containing hematite outcrops. Mission controllers are continuing to look for evidence of prior habitability on the Red Planet.

If the colors in this image look exaggerated that’s because they are. The deliberate contrasts are intended to show differences in Mars’ surface materials, which makes the rover look bluer than it actually is.

It’s still hard for me to believe we actually sent that robot to Mars and it’s there now. Especially considering how we faked the moon landing. I know we faked the moon landing because if we sent people to the moon why would they ever leave? What the hell does earth have that the moon doesn’t? “I don’t even know where to begin.” Exactly, I just blew your mind. “No….that’s not it.” Yes it is too, stop talking.

Thanks to Let Me Join Your Space Team, who I’m considering to let join my space team, but only if that’s their real name.
Source: The Mars Rover Curiosity As Viewed From Mars Orbit

Guy Performs Multi-Track Song With Every Instrument He Owns (45 In Total)

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This is a video of musician Rob Scallon (previously) performing a multi-track song he wrote using every instrument he owns. A list of all the instruments, the majority of which are some form of guitar:

Electric drumset, Signature 8 string, Signature 8 string prototype, Stiletto 5 string bass, 2 string bass, 9 string, Chowny bass, Fender P bass, Fretless bass, U-bass, 7 string, Ghost Fret, Omen 8, Tradition guitar, Washburn, Double neck, Electric cello, Fender Strat, Hockey stick, Hotrod Chapman, Shovel, Signature 6 string, Theremin, Sitar, Berimbau, Cowbell, Idiopan, Recorder, 12 string acoustic, Balalaika, Bear Bells, Dean Uke, Guild acoustic (in recording. Borrowed guitar on screen), Harmonica, Harp, Nylon string, Purple cello, Slide whistle, Upright bass, Xylophone, Banjo, Acoustic electric banjo, Guitarlele, Uke small, Uke medium

Impressive. And not to steal Rob’s thunder or anything (except I absolutely will steal it just like Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave to humankind, although I won’t be giving anything away and intend to use my stolen thunder for pure evil), but I just wrote and performed a song with every instrument I own. I call it ‘The Sound Of Silence’. “You don’t own any instruments, do you?” No I do not.

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Source: Guy Performs Multi-Track Song With Every Instrument He Owns (45 In Total)

I Taste A Party!: Edible Bubble-Blowing Solution You Can Mix With Alcohol

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BubbleLick is a non-toxic, edible bubble-blowing solution you can mix with your favorite beverage to create bubbles that taste way better than the regular soapy ones we’ve both been eating our entire lives.

Perfect for birthday, parties, wedding & all events, fun for kids, adults and even your pets

The only bubbles for all occasions, imagine orange juice, vodka, cognac, rum, Gatorade bubbles

Promote learning, creativity, interaction and experimentation by testing different beverages

You can pick up a six-pack of BubbleLick solution for around $13 on Amazon. Or don’t, having fun is entirely up to you. Obviously, this is the section of Willy Wonka’s factory I’m most interested in visiting.

Thanks to lizzy, who eats bubble bath bubbles by the handful. Me? I use them to give myself a wizard beard.
Source: I Taste A Party!: Edible Bubble-Blowing Solution You Can Mix With Alcohol