Thursday, February 28, 2013

Honest movie trailers: Skyfall

Did you know that Gollum, Voldemort and Santa are all in the newest Bond movie? I didn't until I watched this!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hot nickel in water? New video

Last time, it was a hot ball of nickel in a block of ice. This time, have a look at what happens when you drop a red hot ball of nickel into water. Hint: a bit boring in the beginning, gets much more interesting towards the end!

Source: Geeks are Sexy

Monday, February 25, 2013

30 years of Super Mario

This infographic-ish type thing is really awesome if you love Mario. Honestly, who doesn't?

Source: Geeks are Sexy/PICSVICS

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Rudest places on Earth

Finally! There's no need to sit in front of Google Maps to try find the rudest place names on the planet (and giggle to oneself). There's now an awesome interactive map (Google Map-esque) called "Vaguely Rude Place Names Of The World". Click on the link here and have a giggle yourself!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Join Toyota at Le Mans

Earlier this week, Toyota announced an intriguing new competition for two fans of Toyota Racing to join the team at Le Mans this year. They're looking for candidates who are enthusiastic and passionate about Toyota Racing and the revolutionary TS030 HYBRID prototype race car. Both criteria are not hard since the team showed up at Le Mans last year and really made an impression then went on to win three races in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Check out Toyota Europe Blog for more information.

Mr Bean's £900,000 McLaren F1 bill

The bill for Mr Bean's August 2011 McLaren F1 crash repairs recently surfaced. The figure is a mammoth £900,000! The insurers cite the use of carbon fibre in the construction and gold heat shield in the engine bay as reasons for hiking the repair cost. Read more on GTSpirit.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Preventing car theft in the US

This surely is the best, if not the only way to prevent your car being stolen in the US! (Sorry to Americans, but this isn't far from the truth)

Source: 4chan (Facebook)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Burger King Twitter hacked

Here's a funny one today. It seems @BurgerKing Twitter account was hacked. And it's now called "McDonald's" ironically. Go visit the Twitter account and see the sometimes funny, sometimes rather messed up things being posted.

J. J. Abrams goes to the "dark side"

I'm still quite amazed this is the man who kicked started the Star Trek film series back to life and about to go on to revive Star Wars after three not so amazing prequels. Good for him! If he can do to Star Wars what he did with Star Trek, the future of the two sci-fi pillars look pretty great!

Source: Bob Thiele Art

Sunday, February 17, 2013

If social was real life...

There's no hiding from it. In reality, all those pictures of lunches and dinners you've ever posted on social media would look exactly like this in reality. This, of course, also applies to status updates of absolutely mundane things that we generally wouldn't shout about around 20 years ago. Brave new world we're living in huh?

Moral of the story? Don't post pics of your food... It's bad table manners anyway (note to self: quickly delete all pics tagged with #foodporn immediately!)

Source: Geeks are Sexy

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hand sanitation in space

This is weird... How astronauts wash their hands in space. The liquid looks a bit dodgy when it's attached to the hand. Interesting stuff though.

Source: TechEblog

Friday, February 15, 2013

Visit Mars today

This is really quite something. Solar Day 177 for Curiosity Rover takes an absolutely amazing panoramic shot of our closest stellar neighbour. It's like being on the Red Planet!

Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 177 in New Mexico

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Clarkson loves GT86

This screen grab GIF says it all. Jezza takes Toyota GT86 around the Top Gear track on last Sunday's show, exhibits how car enthusiasts will look like when they get in the cockpit of this awesome sports coupé!

Source: BBC Top Gear (screen grab), (animated GIF)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mario Ghostbusters

Easily one of the best mash up films ever! Mario Bros/Ghostbusters

Source: Geeks are Sexy

Monday, February 11, 2013

Top Gear Korea challenge goes wrong

Top Gear's Korean version pitted a Corvette ZR1 against an AH1 Cobra helicopter. As the race ended, the helicopter pilot seemed to have pulled up a bit quickly and flight control servo were faulty apparently which ended up crashing in the Arizona desert. Watch the video below. According to the producers, no one seriously injured in the accident. The pilot and cameraman on board cited the strong armour plating of this Vietnam War era machine for their lucky escape.

Source: News24

Red hot metal ball vs. block of ice?

This is too awesome! Watch as this bloke drops a red (white) hot ball of nickel into a block of ice.

Source: Geeks are Sexy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Credit agency sued by US government

The BBC today reported Standards & Poor's will be sued by the US government. Two years ago, the BBC already reported that S&P has suffered a fraudulent ethical breakdown according to the SEC. Not long after, the credit agency went on to downgrade several nations at the beginning of last year. The agency, of course, denies all wrong doing in the lawsuit that will focus on the agency's high ratings in 2007 of mortgage-backed securities that later collapsed. All in all, some accountability in action. Not a bad thing.