Sonic and Mario’s Awkward Reunion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 25 March, 2010 | permalink


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Here’s a funny little video by College Humor showing what happened when Sonic met Mario at a restaurant. Sonic hasn’t been doing too well lately and it gets very uncomfortable.

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Hack Dice By Cooking Them

Posted By Ben Goulding, 19 March, 2010 | permalink


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So you’re playing Craps with your friends, but you’re just not getting any luck. The dice won’t fall right for you. Here’s how you can (hypothetically) change your luck. (Hypothetically) put your dice in the oven with the numbers you want facing upwards, cook for ten minutes and then leave to cool. You’ll suddenly start getting the numbers you want (hypothetically). Why? Watch the video to find out.

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Self-Righting Dominoes Take All The Fun Out Of It

Posted By Ben Goulding, 25 February, 2010 | permalink


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Don’t you find it annoying that when you knock a set of dominoes over, they stay knocked over? Well these clever dominoes stand back up again.

When you press the button the dominoes fall over one by one, however once roughly half have fallen, the dominoes begin to stand up again. This results in two waves of dominoes falling and rising. The cycle continues for five times, finishing with all the dominoes standing up.

The gadget relies on each domino being attached to a solenoid, held by some polyester threads. A microcontroller fires off the solenoids in sequence to haul the dominoes back up at the same rate as they topple.

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SEGA’s Office Prank Gives Magazine Collection A Whole New Meaning

Posted By Ben Goulding, 16 October, 2009 | permalink


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When Jen returned from a two week vacation, I’m sure she wasn’t expecting this. Her colleagues had filled her cubicle with millions of Game Informer magazines, and then cordoned it off with some plastic wrap. What a bunch of thoughtful guys. I sure hope she likes Game Informer!

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Human Tetris On The Streets

Posted By Ben Goulding, 29 September, 2009 | permalink


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Watch as this groovy crew of 36 freeborders take over a street in San Fransisco with glowing Tetris shapes, to create a real life video game.

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A Futuristic Rubik’s Cube

Posted By Ben Goulding, 25 September, 2009 | permalink

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What you see before you eyes is what a Rubik’s Cube would look like if it was made from glass. Just be careful not to drop it. Although, having said that, having a cube made out of glass could be a pretty clever marketing strategy. From my own experience, people often struggle with Rubik’s Cubes, they then get frustrated and throw the cube onto the floor, there is then a 50% chance that they will proceed to stamp on the cube and beat it senseless. Unlike the traditional plastic cube, the glass one would obviously smash and hence need replacing… You get my drift.

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Make Your Own Monopoly

Posted By Ben Goulding, 1 September, 2009 | permalink

Monopoly – the game that never seems to end, constantly buying and selling property like a real estate guru. Well, now you can customize the monopoly board to make it all about you.

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“Make your own board game. Construct a custom made board game by using just some scissors, a PC and almost any simple color printer. MAKE-YOUR-OWN-OPOLY contains everything you need to hand customize the game board, cards and play money for your very own property trading board game. After you’re done, even the box itself will look like it was manufactured just for you, your family, your town, your school or virtually any special purpose. With a digital camera or scanner, you can even put your own picture on the play money. MAKE-YOUR-OWN-OPOLY contains award winning, easy to follow drawing and cutting instructions and also software that will easily allow even a first-timer to produce a quality one-of-a-kind board game. “

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Big Ball vs Cars

Posted By Ben Goulding, 28 August, 2009 | permalink


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Wasting time has never been so much fun! Great job guys. Totally made my morning.

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Man Gets Tricked Into A Painful Surprise

Posted By Ben Goulding, 18 August, 2009 | permalink


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Ouch!!! That’s gotta hurt.

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Test Your Senses

Posted By Ben Goulding, 1 August, 2009 | permalink

Here’s a really neat series of online tasks to test your senses. It’s not as easy as it looks though! Why not give it a try?

Take The Senses Challenge

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Use Physics To Beat “How Many Candies In The Jar”

Posted By Ben Goulding, 27 July, 2009 | permalink

I’m sure you’ve come across the “guess how many candies in the jar” game, but have you actually ever won? How on earth is anyone meant to accurately predict the number of candies in the jar? Well this Australian physics teacher uses principles of molecular physics to help you beat the game.


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Rubik’s Cube Inventor Releases New Puzzle

Posted By Ben Goulding, 6 July, 2009 | permalink

Professor Erno Rubik, who sold over 350 million Rubik’s Cubes since 1980 is set to launch a new puzzle onto the market next week.

Rubik 360The game is called the “Rubik’s 360.” The 360 is a clear plastic ball holding six small balls of different colors. Players must get the colored balls from an inner sphere into matching slots on the outer sphere by shaking them through a middle sphere that has only two holes.

The Rubik’s 360 is set to repeat the success of the maddening Cube, which became an overnight sensation almost three decades ago and remains the world’s fastest-selling toy.

“I feel that the 360 is one of the most innovative and exciting puzzles we’ve developed since the Cube — adopting elements of my original design, challenging the solver to use skill, dexterity and logic,” Rubik said in a statement.

Priced at $14.99, the 360 is set to be a big success, following in the footsteps of the cube. If you get your hands on one of these spheres let us know what you thought of it? Is it any match for the legendary cube?

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