offbeat

Inventor Colin Furze comes up with a Thermite launcher

Colin Furze creates Thermite launcher

If you have heard of Colin Furze, then you’ll certainly know what a crazy guy he is. Well, if you haven’t heard of him, let us brief you about him. Colin Furze is a British garage inventor, stuntman, filmmaker and YouTuber who love to do all the insane stuff that come to his mind. And, of course he loves to share it with the world. From creating a firework rocket launcher to Flamethrower Scooter, this 37-year-old world record holder from Lincolnshire, England has become a famous internet sensation over the period.

Sculptor Dengding Rui Yao unveils world’s largest redwood sculpture in China

world's largest redwood sculpture by Dengding Rui Yao

One major source of unusual and offbeat stories for us has been the land of China. From 12-meter tall Bumblebee to a wooden electric car, once in a while, China offers us a cool and entertaining story that we have to share it with you. Today also, we are bringing you an interesting story. The Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, Hubei Province has become the center stage these days as the world’s largest redwood sculpture has been installed there. Created by Dengding Rui Yao, a well-known sculptor, the huge lion sculpture is carved from a single redwood tree trunk.

Lian Li launches yacht-themed PC case

PC-Y6 Yacht themed case from Lian Li

Lian Li, Taiwanese computer case and accessories manufacturer has unveiled their latest PC case and it is designed to look like a superyacht. Known to build unconventional PC cases, Lian Li introduced the yacht-themed chassis at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Dubbed PC-Y6, the PC case carries on the legacy of company’s PC-CK101 Train themed case which was launched back in 2012. The 2016 yacht themed aluminum chassis is a limited edition of 500 units and will be available in silver and white color options.

Artist Jeff Klarin gives unusual makeover to outdated tech gadgets

Future Fossils by Jeff Klarin

Technology is growing by leaps and bounds with hi-tech gadgets and services being launched every day. Last week, as we were busy with CES 2016 where hundreds of new products were launched, I was struck with a strange thought that how quickly new technology is changing our lifestyle. Also, how our latest acquired gadgets goes out of fashion in just couple of months. Well, to keep us reminiscent with this fact, Artist Jeff Klarin has created a distinctive collection of sculptures that includes outdated tech gadgets which were loved and used by people in the past.

SP-1 Crazy Rider: Azimuth unveils motorcycle-inspired timepiece

Azimuth SP-1 Crazy Rider Watch

Well, this one is for die hard motorcycle lovers and admirers of Swiss watchmaking and craftsmanship. Azimuth Watches, Biel, Switzerland-based manufacturer of avant-garde and complicated timepieces have unveiled their latest watch. Christened SP-1 Crazy Rider, the design of the mechanical watch is inspired from motorcycles. Shape like the engine of a motorcycle, the unique timepiece pays homage to Easy Rider, a 1969 American road movie starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.

Turtle tunnels make rail tracks safer for slow-moving creatures

Japan Railways Turtle tunnels

Turtles are one of the reasons to cause delays or malfunctions to the trains in Japan. Every year these slow-moving creatures are found stuck in between railway switches, while crossing the train tracks. Due to this, most of the turtles are crushes by either a train or rail switching mechanism and train passengers’ time is also wasted. But not anymore, as West Japan Railway Company has recently collaborated with the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe to create special tunnels for these beloved reptiles, so they can safely cross the dangerous tracks.

Linkin Park’s Brad Delson plays cardboard Fender Stratocaster

Linkin Park’s Brad Delson plays cardboard Fender Stratocaster

Fender Stratocaster is an electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender. Since then, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has been using wood for creating the body of its classic Stratocaster guitar. Well, the inherent acoustical qualities of wood makes it a good choice for creating musical instruments. But what if a non-traditional material like cardboard is used to make a guitar that sounds like the real thing? No kidding. Signal Snowboard crew has teamed up with Ernest Packaging and Fender’s custom shop to contrive the functional cardboard guitar called Cardboard Chaos.

Save My Ink will preserve your tattoo for loved ones after you die

Charles Hamm, Founder Save My Ink

Do you want to share your love and the stories behind your tattoos with future generations after you die? If yes, National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art (NAPSA), a non-profit membership association of tattoo artists and enthusiasts is what you’re looking for. The organization will help you in preserving your favorite tattoos to be displayed for succeeding generations. It is dedicated to provide service so that your story, your spirit, and your legacy can live on for generations to come.

How about a coffee table made from Rolls-Royce V8 engine block?

coffee table made from Rolls-Royce V8 engine

If you happen to be a revhead, we have something cool for you. How about a coffee table for your living room made from a Rolls-Royce 6.75 V8 engine? Yes, British auction house, one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques is just offering one. Made from a Rolls-Royce 6.75 V8 engine, the one-of-a-kind coffee table is being offered by Bonhams as part of its Collector’s Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia auction. The rare piece of furniture will go under hammer on December 10, 2015 and is expected to fetch a handsome sum between £800 and £1,000.

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