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The only thing better than owning a wine cellar is having a wine cellar that makes you feel like a James Bond villain.

SpiralCellars offer just that advantage.



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These underground cellars are capable of storing 1,900 bottles and at least one international man of mystery.

Earlier today, Mashable posted a video of these modern marvels that you don’t even have to store in the side of a mountain or something. You can install them in your house, and they’re completely hidden or encased by a circular glassdoor. Both offer their own kind of Bond villain-esque experience. 

Made from a circular concrete and only takinga bout nine days Each cellar is climate controlled to keep your to install, the SiralCellar is climate controlled. That means it keeps your wine or super spy just right before you decide what you want to do with them.

Check out the video below and think about what this can do for your whole fight against her majesty’s secret service.


star wars fan makes gingerbread death star
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 Like the holidays, Star Wars brings out the best in people.

Well, sometimes. When people aren’t trying to #DumpStarWars, they’re celebrating it. This is no exception. This gigantic Death Star gingerbread house looks as delicious as it does dangerous.

Look on in terror at how powerful the Empire has become. Hope that it doesn’t treat your body like it treated Alderaan.

You know what? It’s threat is too great. Turn on your targeting computers and destroy. 

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H/T Entertainment Weekly

scientists find spider in india that looks like harry potter sorting hat
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A weird little spider that looks like a floppy hat has been named after an infamous floppy hat: The Sorting Hat from Harry Potter. Meet your new favorite spider, Eriovixia gryffindori — which is somehow a spider and not a spell.

via MTV

Introduced in a paper published in the Indian Journal of Arachnology, this “new species of cryptic, dry-foliage mimicking araneid” looks a lot like the Sorting Hat from the side and was found in “unique ‘Kans’ forestlands of central Western Ghats, Karnataka, India,” writes Nerdist. At least they didn’t name it Hufflepuffi or else we’d dismiss this spider as totally useless. Like, why does that house even exist?

The paper explains in detail why it was named after the beloved hat:

This uniquely shaped spider derives its name from the fabulous, sentient magical artifact, the sorting hat, owned by the (fictitious) medieval wizard Godric Gryffindor, one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and stemming from the powerful imagination of Ms. J. K. Rowling, wordsmith extraordinaire, as presented in her beloved series of books, featuring everyone’s favorite boy-wizard, Harry Potter. An ode from the authors, for magic lost, and found, in an effort to draw attention to the fascinating, but oft overlooked world of invertebrates, and their secret lives.

Everyone’s favorite scene in Harry Potter is where Harry is chosen to join house Gryffindor, and we also wonder why Hogwarts doesn't revamp the Slytherin program, since it keeps producing bad guys. Seriously, there’s something up with how those kids are taught. Well, now you can ask the Sorting Hat yourself, if you are ever look in the forestlands of central Western Ghats and speak spider. 

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We’ve all seen balloon animals. You’ve got your poodles, giraffes, and swords that make a child’s birthday fun for about five seconds. But for World Balloon Modeling champion Mark Verge, that’s just kid’s stuff.

Mark has built one of the world’s largest balloon sculptures, a life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex. This humongous balloon animal had to be made in haste before the balloons went extinct, all 1,400 of them. It’s 12-feet tall and 43-feet long and was constructed in about 40 hours in two days.

via Lee Pacey

Verge makes big sculptures, including costumes, dump trucks, and motorcycles, winning six world competitions. He can also do the clown stuff, but with a little thing we call “artistry.” He can make a monkey on a tree and a fish on a rod, which, honestly, are almost as cool as the dinosaur.

Check out this latest episode of the “Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Made” for more.

woman on twitter turns refrigerator water dispenser into wine dispenser
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While most people in their 20s want credit for acting even remotely like adults, one woman has gone above and beyond what’s asked of someone being a grown up.

After ordering a new refrigerator, Clare decided to risk life and water filter by turning her fridge into a wine dispenser. All it took was a bottle of wine and the cold water filter in her fridge. Simply tilt the bottle into the water dispenser and out comes wine. Life hacks made easy.

It takes a proud adult to risk ruining a brand-new fridge with a move like this, so we commend you, Clare. However, perhaps sensing the immense power at their finger tips, Clare and her boyfriend switched the filter back to water. They told Buzzfeed that their fridge and filter is fine, but what about the copycats? What of the poor filters that will be inevitably be ruined due to the sugary content of wine. Those tubes are going to be sticky for generations.

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lost city in greece discovered under a hill
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After 2,500 years of searching and not asking for directions, researchers have finally found the ruins of a lost village near the Greek town Vlochós, which is about 190 miles north of Athens. While the area was known and researched, many assumed this part to be irrelevant. Who puts a city under a hill, anyway? Researchers can be so stubborn.

However, a group from the University of Bournemouth and the University of Gothenburg decided against their better judgement and took a closer look at the little village under the hill and found a society of gnomes. Just kidding, they found the the remains of a lost city, reports The Daily Mail.

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You can actually see the city’s fortress walls, towers, and gates from the air but nt from the ground, explaining why no one noticed this before.

“We found a town square and a street grid that indicate that we are dealing with quite a large city,” said fieldwork lead Robin Rönnlund, a PhD student in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Gothenburg.

While they hoped to not do any serious excavation, the team already found some “ancient pottery and coins dating as far back as 500 BC.” According to The Daily Mail, the city was abandoned, perhaps due to Roman conquest, around 300 BC.

via Univeristy of Gothenburg

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Who says you can’t go home again?

Roughly five-and-a-half years ago, The Slo Mo Guys had were skyrocketed to YouTube fame after they hit their own co-host Dan in the face with a soccer ball. It is a day that shall live in infamy

However, because Dan lost a bet a few weeks back, the other host, Gav, gets to relive the magic of hitting his friend in the face with a water-logged soccer ball. And relieve it he does. Again. And again. And again.

via The Slo Mo Guys

This video definitely delivers what’s promised. This dude gets hit in the face with a soccer ball, and the Slo Mo Guys play it back again in super slow motion, going as far as 1000x slower.

Check out the original video below!

austria picks word of the year and its really long bundespraesidentenstichwahlwiederholungsverschiebung
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Austria has picked their word of the year, reminding us all how smart they are, using big words like that.

Their word of the year is, say it with me, “Bundespraesidentenstichwahlwiederholungsverschiebung”

Ok. So unless you speak German, you probably can’t say it, but it has a very specific meaning. It means “postponement of the repeat of the runoff of the presidential election.”

via NBC

According to Associated Press, “Bundespraesidentenstichwahlwiederholungsverschiebung” was “was born of the record time it took to elect Austria’s president, and was announced following a poll of 10,000 people carried out by the Research Unit for Austrian German at the University of Graz, in cooperation with the Austria Press Agency.”

It really shouldn’t come as much as surprise that the meaning of the word is as confusing as saying the word itself.

It really shouldn’t come as much as surprise that the meaning of the word is as confusing as saying the word itself.

A word like this will have you pining for the days when Dictionary.com named “Xenophobia” Word of the Year. Wait, no it won’t.

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Ah, the Jetovator. Of all the frivolous inventions over the past century, you might be the best. These hydro-power jetpacks and bikes have made for some fantastic YouTube videos, from that news anchor who crashes immediately upon take off to now, this real-life speeder bike chase from Star Wars.

In celebration of the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the team over at the Devin Super Tramp recreated one of the most famous scenes from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the speed bike chase. And yet, they managed to bring it to the next level: They did it on water.

via Popular Mechanics

Using the Jetovator water bike, Devin Super Tramp and a team of adults and toddlers (playing the adorable Ewoks) recreated the whole speed bike chase on water. It’s actually pretty startling how close they come to topping the original and makes you wonder why they don’t make all those dang Star Wars movies on water. Why they could just call them Star Waters? Wait, that won’t do. Maybe Water Wars? I don’t know. We’re workshopping it.

Devin Super Tramp actually has a bunch of cool videos of real-life recreations of fantastical stuff, like “Pokémon GO meets PARKOUR in REAL LIFE!” Heh. They should just call that one “Parkour-man GO!” Right? We’re still workshopping that one too.

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Mark Twain once referred to golf as “a good walk spoiled,” and these dudes are looking to spoil a spoiled walk.

Using a a golf simulator, some garbage, a leaf blower, and a bucket of hail, the team at Dude Perfect are showing us what it’s like to golf in extreme weather. And it's not that pretty. 

via Paper

But that’s not all.

They’re leaving what weather and how you golf up to chance, using a weather wheel and a wheel to determine where they would be hitting from. They spin the wheels and do what it says. Then, the other dudes make it happen, which mostly means pelting their friend with garbage.

star wars fan spends 10 years on millennium falcon replica ahead of rogue one
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There are few people more dedicated and forgiving than Star Wars fans. No matter how bad the movies get or how much money they waste, the fans always return to Degobah to continue to their training.

Meet Kevin Hill, an artist Rotherham, England, who in 2006 decided to build a scale model of Han Solo’s ship, the Millennium Falcon, from scratch. The process would take 10 years to complete, but get this, he decided to do this after the prequels had been released.

Hill made the model for a friends sci-fi convention, thinking at the time that the last Star Wars movie would be Revenge of the Sith, and yet, he persevered. After all, no one knew that their were more movies coming at the time.

via The Daily Mail

The model is 1:18 scale model, which is 6-feet long and 4-feet wide, and weighs 168 pounds. Started when he was 35, the model took a decade to finish, meaning a 35-year-old may have seen the three prequels and still went ahead with the project.

To his credit, he doesn’t even care that much about Star Wars, so the fact that the prequels are terrible probably didn’t even matter much to him.

“I'm not a massive Star War fan — I don't collect anything — but I just love Sci-fi movies,” he said.

via The Daily Mail

According to The Daily Mail, “The surface detail mainly comprises model-kit parts, space toy parts and other random salvaged items. The larger structural details such as cockpit and radar dish are vacuum formed using MDF moulds and he has used LED lights for the cockpit and thruster lights. Such is the level of detail he has added scars to the paintwork to demonstrate weathering.”

The model is quite impressive, almost as impressive as his desire to complete in spite of the world’s reaction to the prequel trilogy. Hill’s Millennium Falcon is set to sell at auction for about $7,600 to a world ready to love Star Wars again.

Check out the model below. It’s even more impressive knowing that this man may have seen the prequels and still went through with this:

 

Photos via The Daily Mail

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Straws are more useful than you think, and this video proves it. Did you know that straws can used for much more than drinking, like for sealing a chip bag without a clip? Well, did you know that, Cliff? Or were you gonna just let this bag of Tostitos go stale? 

Sorry. This dude, Cliff, has been living on my couch for weeks and is not helping out around the house. It’s hard to not think about it.

Ok. Moving on. This video from HouseholdHacker does a great job showing you all the great uses for drinking straws, like it can help make a single serving honey dispenser for tea or a soda tap for your bar. Not that I would know. Cliff drank all my La Croix and didn’t replace it, like he said he would, so we can’t try this out. 

via 5secondfilms

Again, sorry. He’s just really annoying. He doesn’t even pay rent, but we grew up together, so you know.

Anyway, straws. The video also shows a really fun trick for kids at parties. If you tie a bunch of straws together and dip them in dish detergent, you’ve got a makeshift bubble gun. You know what else dish detergent can be used for, Cliff? Doing dishes. That mac and cheese isn’t going to clean itself.

Ugh. This is getting in the way of work. Look, I don’t care if we used to read Encyclopedia Brown together, it’s time I get this guy out of my house. But first, I’m going to watch some more Straw Hacks, and you should too.

Check out the video.

via 5secondfilms

23 pound canadian lobster king louie freed
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The idea of a giant lobster should send a shiver down your spine. It should have you sharpening your pitchfork and lighting a torch to get this monster as far away from the countryside, where its reign of terror knows no bounds, as possible.

But that’s not how they do things in Canada. When they have a monster lobster problem, they do the nice thing, the polite thing, the Canadian thing: They set it free.

King Louie, the giant 23-pound, 100-year-old lobster, was just lucky enough to be caught in Nova Scotia, and because of his local celebrity, he was purchase and freed yesterday. Never to be glazed in butter nor kill innocent victims with his hefty pinchers, King Louie returned to the deep to stalk.

Costing roughly $230, King Louie was purchased by a compassionate woman who wanted to see this lobster go free. It was polite, yes, but also dangerous. For somewhere, out in the deep, this ancient beast waits for his next victim.

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When you’ve only got 30 minutes to deliver a pizza, you better have a little magic on your side.

Ever the innovators, Domino’s Pizza, the inventor of the Pizza Tracker, is training reindeer to deliver pizza.

According to a press release from Domino’s Japan, they have begun testing reindeer to deliver pizza, cheesy bread, wings, and ice-cold Coca-Cola products right to your doorstep. The animals will be equipped with a GPS, so customers can track the reindeer’s course via smart phone. By the looks of this video, the reindeers, who are transported in a small crate, are treated much better than on the North Pole and genuinely want to deliver pizza.

BREAKING: Domino's Japan is currently testing out a way to deliver pizzas via reindeer pic.twitter.com/6kPCdqk7wj

— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) November 28, 2016

Fortune reports, “Domino’s is still working out the kinks of its new delivery method. The first attempt involved attaching pizza boxes to the reindeer’s back, but those quickly fell off. The second attempt reverted back to tradition: Reindeers pulling pizza in a red sleigh.”

No word yet on if bad tippers get coal instead of pizza. Also, no confirmation on whether or not this is just a hoax or a piece of viral marketing. The press release promises an update on Thursday.

Let’s just hope these reindeer are quick enough to "avoid the Noid."

via Eric Hayes

Via Crushit
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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.

via Sploid

I could watch this all day.