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Adam Savage Builds A 1000-Shot NERF Blaster (Video)

Duuuuuude! The dude that used to be on “Mythbusters” is now doing this series “Tested” and look-look-LOOK at what he’s built for this episode!!!

Adam picks up a NERF Rival Nemesis blaster, and upgrades it with a custom magazine to hold a THOUSAND soft plastic NERF balls. Watch as Adam builds the new magazine from scratch, uses kit-bashing to detail the blaster, and adds more upgrades like the bi-pod and laser. And to test this massive rig, Adam sets his sights on some prehistoric prey! Life finds a way!
– Tested

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Australian Couple Living Totally Off The Grid (Video)

I stay amazed at what folks are doing with tiny house and Earthship living projects. This couple has maxed the off-the-grid tiny house concept for reals though. Check it out!

This tiny house is ready for anything! Completely off the grid, this tiny home on wheels generates its own solar power, collects rainwater, uses solar water heating and even generates it’s own biogas for cooking.

Paul and Annett had been living the city life, in an apartment in Sydney, Australia. A desire to lower their impact on the earth and live closer to nature led them to designing and building their own eco-friendly tiny house powered by renewable energies and moving onto a remote property outside of Byron Bay.

– Living Big In A Tiny House

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In This Tahitian Dance Style, It’s All In The Hips (Video)

What did Phil Coulson say about Tahiti on Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD? That it was a magical place? Word. Agreed indeed, especially if the Honeyz hips dip like this over there! Mercy!

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Watch This Band Play… Under Water (Video)

Eff being under ground… watch and listen to this band play a concert underwater!!

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Realistic Cosplay Wings (Video)

Dude. They got wings, like the wings that mutant Angel, in the X-Men comics, and apparently you can get your own!

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Mark Ronson Speaks On How Sampling Transformed Music (Video)

Okay, grant me a late pass on this one, but this a dope TED Talk on sampling and the evolution of modern music. Presented by Mark Ronson.

Sampling isn’t about “hijacking nostalgia wholesale,” says Mark Ronson. It’s about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di,” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
– TED

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Craft: A Mother Made This ‘Shuri’ Doll For Her Daughter (Video)

This is beautiful. And not Eye Candy beautiful, but make your eyes water beautiful. Wanted her baby to play with a doll that looked like her (or a friend or baby sister), or her heroes #WakandaForver #MommasGonnaWorkItOut

This mom transformed a doll into Shuri from “Black Panther.”
– Parenting Insider

Take a look. Sweet!

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Director Ryan Coogler With ‘Notes On A Scene’ In “Black Panther” (Video)

Make no mistake: What makes for a great action movie is great action scenes. Let’s let “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler break a dope scene from his box office smash down for y’all!

On this episode of “Notes on a Scene,” Black Panther’s director and co-writer Ryan Coogler breaks down a fight scene in the movie featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Chadwick Boseman.
– Vanity Fair

Okay! Watch your mouth and keep your hands to yourself… or Wakandans will FIGHT! Got it!

More after the jump.

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Build Your Own Mini Boat (Video)

Toys for the water! This DIY boat is dope with extra awesome sauce boss! Wonder if they make a submarine kit, or maybe plan to. At the price point here, even the thriftiest enthusiast could end up with a fleet in a few short years.

These made to order $950 kits will allow you to build your very own mini boat at home.

American company Rapid Whale has created “Mini Boat,” a miniature boat measuring 6ft in length and around 50kg in weight. Mini Boat is powered by two 12-volt batteries, allowing the miniature rig to reach a top speed of 4 mph.
– Tech Insider

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Matt Maxey Brings Hip-Hop To The Hearing Impaired Using Sign Language (Video)

Alright, aaaalright. Get past the use of “Deaf Jam” as the title. This is actually a really cool story. Side note: Gotta be something to the whole Chance The Rapper being associated with stories that matter to the Hip-Hop Nation. Just an observation.

Although he’s had profound hearing loss his entire life, Matt Maxey didn’t learn to sign until he was 18 years old. He began to practice his ASL by signing along to the lyrics of his favorite artists and uploading videos to YouTube. Now, as the CEO and founder of DEAFinitely Dope, he’s translating hip-hop music alongside artists like Chance the Rapper and D.R.A.M.
– Great Big Story

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Imagine A 600-Square-Foot Mansion. Look At This Tiny House (Video)


Japan’s Horinouchi House makes 600 square feet seem like a bona fide mansion.
– Digital Trends

I guess I’m weird when it comes to the desire for a big house and the acres… I actually have flights of fantasy about a tiny home; maybe on a big plot of land, but big being like an acre or less. Plus, I’d rather have one really good toilet in my tiny mansion than four mediocre ones in a big ‘un.

(Too much? Yes? Maybe?)

But check this dream house (in my mind) out. Dope!

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Julius Horsthuis’ Computer Presents “Fraktaal” (Short Film)

So this is what’s hot now? Computers are just randomly banging out dope short films like this “Fraktaal” joint? Wowwww, Julius Horsthuis has found a way to make movies that are compelling to watch, quite literally, without even trying.

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Food/Lifestyle: 2 Chainz Enjoys The ‘Most Expensivist’ Food And Smoke (Video)

Sitting down to $300 steaks and $4900 chicken wings with Action Bronson, chomping on thousand-dollar doughnuts, and smoking on $4000 cigars… 2 Chainz treats himself while showing you how.

(The steak though. Might have to try one. It’ll “hurt”… but soooo good!)

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Technology/Gaming: Learn To Make Car Repairs In Virtual Reality (Video)

Perhaps not an age-old question, but a cool one to answer: “Can I learn to fix race cars without risking damage to something expensive (like a car, or myself)?” “Oh wait, follow up, I don’t have a car, garage or tools of my own; does that matter much?. Oh, and wait, do I have to get ‘dirty’ and stuff?” Hahaaa!

Fix your car…in VR!

It’s time to get your car ready for racing without getting your hands dirty. “Wrench” is an indie game for virtual reality that lets players assemble photorealistic components for a custom race car. Players diagnose problems with their speed machines and try to fix them.

The game is still in development, and the developers say it won’t include any driving simulation either.

– Vocativ

Well, there’s your answer!

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How Did Teenager Luke Thill Afford His Own Home? Well, He Started By Mowing Lawns (Video)

Not bad. Actually, kind of very cool! Think back to when I was 13… Was I doing anything remotely this bright? Nah. Not anywhere near. Hahaaa!

Now, you armchair conservationists and construction engineers should take note: (1) Luke’s built and “financed” this house on his own, (2) using LOTS of reclaimed/repurposed material, (3) for less than $1500, and (4) HE IS 13 YEARS OLD!

Meet Luke Thill, who at age twelve started working on his very own tiny house- one a mere 5′ by 10′, but with a sleep loft, transforming dining table, and even a small kitchenette. At age thirteen, using money from summer lawn-mowing jobs, and bartering (electrical wiring help in exchange for cleaning out a garage in one case), Iowa’s Thill completed his tiny house – one that he calls the practice precursor to a future “real” tiny house he plans on designing and eventually living in.
– relaxshacksDOTcom

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Terry Crews And His Puppet… Of Himself (Video)

When Terry Crews said it was his puppet first date, I was already in. You know it’s about to be some silly-acting in this. So go on and click play.

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Recreating The Golden Raft of El Dorado (Documentary Segment)

Nice one, Smithsonian Channel. And here I thought El Dorado was just a wack azz character on Superfriends from the 1980s. But naaah son, the Golden City must have been something to see. However, since that is not possible (because, ‘LOST City Of Gold’)… we gain insight from observing how a relic believed to be from there was most likely crafted.

It’s not just the golden raft’s ties to the legend of El Dorado that make it impressive. The complicated method that was used to craft it reveals the advanced techniques of the Muisca people.
– Smithsonian Channel

Columbian history, world history, ready for you to view above. This is but a portion of “Secrets: Golden Raft Of El Dorado” – the full-length documentary available now at The Smithsonian Channel (linked here and after the jump).

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Hobby/Craft: How To Make A Mini Crossbow (Video)

Hmm. Doesn’t look all that dangerous. More like hobby/crafty/fidgety fun. Of course, a mini crossbow that shoots toothpicks might cause a bit more of a sting than a paper airplane or a spitball. Schools can handle any ‘offenders’ who misuse this toy in the classroom: detention or whatever punishment they are doling out nowadays. Let’s just enjoy this vid for what it is, a cool do-it-yourself how-to.

If you don’t feel like making one, it looks like you can buy a toothpick crossbow… still, but the number of sellers may be dwindling. Follow the ‘more’ link below to see why. Watch the video first though.

MORE: TOOTHPICK CROSSBOWS ARE THE NEWEST MORAL PANIC (ATTN)

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Food/Travel: Rare Taiwanese Mutton Dish Is Dangerous And Delicious (Video)

Okay, so that blowfish sushi could kill the person eating it. Their choice. But this dish risks (e.g. shortens) the life of the chef?? Daaaamn! That better be some good azz mutton. And (hand raised)… um… what is mutton exactly?

We visited a legendary restaurant in Taiwan! A 72-hour mutton hot pot! Buried under ground for three days heated in a walk in furnace with rice hulls! One of the best meals of my entire life! Make sure to check it out and follow me on Instagram for updates!
Luke Martin

Well, the food does look good. Gotta admit. Oh, and I Googled it up: Mutton is meat from a sheep that is older than a year, ideally 3 years of age.

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Food: South L.A.’s African-American Taco Movement (Video)

Okay, you know Memphis for the barbecue and Philly for the cheesesteak… Basically, there are a lot of cities with food that reps. Check out a new food movement: South Los Angeles’ African American Tacos. Just a taste of Food Grails, a new First We Feast travel series.

Welcome to Food Grails, a new First We Feast travel series hosted by Miss Info. As a music journalist, she’s travelled the world and seen the power of artists who rep for their hometown sound. Now, she wants to discover how foods define a city’s flavor—from Atlanta’s lemon-pepper wings, to NYC’s beef patties. These are America’s food grails.
First We Feast

Learned some math: Profit from slanging tacos > profit from selling weed (wow, plus weed heads probably come through with ‘the munchies’ yo). Serious business here. Watch.

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