It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon, and you can’t go outside to play. If you’re thinking “this day will never end,” then you’re in luck.
The Infinite Galaxy Puzzle is here, and you can do it until the end of time. Not only that, you can assemble this bad boy in any shape or direction you please. It’s a 133 laser-cut pieces of birch plywood just waiting to put together in anyway you choose. The possibilities are endless, so you have no excuse for being bored ever again.
According to Gizmodo, the puzzle is based on a “scientific curiosity called Klein bottle, which is an impossible 3D shape whose insides and outsides are mathematically identical, the intricate pieces that make up this infinite puzzle can be transferred to its opposite side by simply flipping them over.”
The puzzle costs $100 and can be picked up from Nervous System. There’s also a $50 version, which comes with 51 pieces and no image to assemble — it’s just free play.
After a holiday weekend, it can be hard to get back in the swing of things. Whether you’re still working through that turkey hangover or just readjusting to a sleep schedule, few things feel worse than a Monday after a vacation.
Which is why, as always, we give thanks to the internet, and its endless supply of weird videos where valuable things get destroyed.
In that spirit, the YouTube channel Crushit has supplied us with an oddly calming video of a $40,000 gold brick getting crushed by a hydraulic press. The results are nothing less than therapeutic, as the camera holds a tight close up for this precious metal, which could probably make your life much, much easier, get flattened. In universe dictated by chaos, this is the only thing that makes sense anymore.
Go ahead and get lost in this dude just wrecking this $40,000 golden rectangle. It will help you feel better about this being Monday.
But they didn’t just start with the classic Tiger Electronics Furby from the 90s, What’s Inside takes a brand-new Furby Connect to a “special place” and slices it right in half in slow motion, using a pressurized water jet cutter. Of course, being the sadistic YouTube hosts they are, What’s Inside pulls the Furbys apart, takes a look at its guts, and even joins these two together, like some sort of electronic Island of Doctor Moreau.
There’s not much more to this video than that, so live your dream of tearing a Furby in two. It’s very cathartic.
Wes Anderson, the director of The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox, has directed commercials before, and he’s directed train movies before, but he’s never done a Christmas commercial set on a train before. If that’s what you were waiting for, Anderson-heads, then your wish has come true.
Anderson has just released a new, fantastically produced commercial for H&M. Fans of the director are sure to see his recognizable finger prints all over the advertisement, which features star Adrian Brody putting together a last-minute Christmas tree for the few passengers of the “Winter Express.”
The commercial is sure to raise your spirits and get you to the mall asap.
OK Go are back with another video today, and it’s, once again, a colorful, mind-blowing mess. Directed by OK Go-singer Damian Kulash, Jr. "The One Moment" is a "a moment of total chaos and confusion, and then unraveled that moment, discovering the beauty, wonder, and structure within.” Is there a better way to describe this thing?
As you may or may not have already seen, the video itself only took 4.2 seconds to shoot, but when slowed down, the video reveals a series of intricate choreography that combines water, explosions, and lots and lots of paint. The stats on the video are really impressive.
“There are 318 events (54 colored salt bursts behind Tim, 23 exploding paint buckets, 128 gold water balloons, etc.) that were synchronized to the music before the breakdown. After that there are only 9 digitally triggered events.”
Cats might have nine lives, but after nine days atop a 45-foot-high power pole, this cat might be fresh out.
Luckily for him, utility workers were able to bring the little guy down. The Fresno Bee reports that a cat named “Fat Boy” climbed to the top of a massive power pole and hung in there for nine days, sitting through rain and wind without water, until Pacific Gas and Electric Co. workers in Fresno, California were able to get him down.
Wait, the cat’s name is “Fat Boy,” and no one would help? Not even the fire department?
“We called everyone – anyone that could help, but they didn’t come,” said Andrew Perez, Fat Boy's owner. “He’s a nice cat. He probably went up there because he got scared by a dog. I was scared.”
Thankfully, PG&C was there to help “Fat Boy.” Let's get a better look at him to celebrate.
The Fresno Bee says that power to 250 homes had to be shut off or a few hours so workers could get Fat Boy.
“It’s not a simple thing to climb a power pole and get a cat down,” he said. “The first thing we have to do is de-energize the line – it’s a 12,000-volt line. Sometimes we wait out cats on poles… 99 percent of the time, cats come down on their own. In this case, it’s been up there that long, we just made the decision to go ahead and go up there.”
For a fee, Barinskiy will allow you to enter Debosh (“Debauch” in English), a service that allows customers to enter a space where they can break whatever they want for as low as $140.
Fans of the cult Adult Swim series Delocated surely remember this from that episode where Jon develops a business, “Rage Cage,” which is “way more relaxing than yoga.” Barinskiy does not cite this as an influence, which is a shame.
Developed when Barinskiy had the common problem of hating his co-worker and having a lot of junk to give away, he rented out an industrial space and turned it into a garage sale for charity. But what to do with the leftover stuff?
Barinskiy decided to let people just destroy it. For $140, Barinskiy will fill up a room with junk and let people destroy it. You can even customize the design of the room.
“The cost depends on how elaborately the room is designed,” writes The Washington Post. “A popular choice is a replica of the office where the customers work.”
The Washington Post even reports that Barinskiy even built a room specifically so the reporter could take out some frustration over the presidential election.
It was a replica of a polling place, complete with a ballot box and red-white-and-blue posters marked with slogans used by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. With Moscow so interested in the election result that the Obama administration accused the Kremlin of meddling in the vote, Russians were bombarded with often-skewed coverage of the campaign by the state-run media.
“We enjoyed the American election,” Barinskiy said as he and an employee, Alan Tigiev, lifted their sledgehammers menacingly. “Maybe too much.”