Category Archive: Awesome

Apr 17 2014

This is my 1000th Post

Everyone bow down in astonished horror. You read that right, this is my 1000th post on Uncanny Flats. I can’t believe we’ve made it so far. To make it even better. I did it in under a year. Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of my very first post. Let’s look back at some of …

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Apr 16 2014

Because Japan: Giant Mech Hits the Streets of Japan

Everyday I find a new reason that living in Japan would be like living in Wonderland. The only thing stopping me from moving there is… I’m not really sure. Probably the language barrier. Maybe how many monsters they have that destroy their cities. It’s as bad as New York over there. Because of said, giant …

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Apr 10 2014

Want To Split It: Alphabet Sandwich

Nick Chipman of Dude Foods created this monstrosity of a sandwich, just for giggles. It contains ingredients starting with each letter of the alphabet. I’m told that statement only applies in the English-speaking world. Luckily that’s the world we live in so I didn’t really need to add that qualifier now did I? Check after …

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Apr 07 2014

For My Evil Lair: Lasers that can Aim Lighting Strikes

University researchers and evil scientists have a lot in common if you think about it. They like to work on morally questionable projects, no one is quite sure where they get their funding, and they minions who will do whatever they ask so long as they can get their card punched. Well now, researchers at …

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Apr 01 2014

Want: MB&F Starfleet Machine

A while back I wrote about an amazing MB&F Music Machine. Well they’re at it again, this time they’ve got a desk clock they’re calling Starfleet Machine because it draws inspiration from Star Trek Deep Space Nine. The clock lays horizontal, rather than being wall-mounted. It can rest on either end of its external structure …

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Mar 25 2014

Want: MacGyver Tool Kit

Could you escape from a prison camp with nothing more than a rubber band and a horseshoe? I could do it. You know who else could do it? MacGyver. In fact he could do it with just the rubber band and a single nail out of the horse shoe. In that spirit IFixIt came out …

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Mar 25 2014

Float that My Way: Balloon that Generates Electricity and Wi-Fi

I know this looks like it fell off the Michelin Man’s private 747 but it’s actually a balloon. This balloon surrounds a turbine so that it can float up in constant winds and generate electricity. This will be great for those out-of-the-way places with no power. Developed by Altaeros energies, the floating turbines are designed …

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Mar 17 2014

That’s Using Your Head: Breaking Walnuts with Head World Record

Two world record posts in one day. now you know how to impress me. This is Pakastani martial artist Mohammad Rashid. At the recent Punjab Youth Festival in Lahore, Pakistan, Rashid decided it was time that the old record for the most walnuts crushed with one’s head in a minute fell. What that old record …

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Feb 24 2014

Want: Mini Museum

If you were looking for something to get me for Make-Up-Your-Own-Holiday Day, it should be this. This is a mini museum containing up to 33 specimens of rare and amazing things. Dinosaur fossils, moon rocks, palm trees from Antarctica, London bridge, etc. Basically everything that you have ever wanted to collect but your mom wouldn’t …

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Feb 24 2014

Ancient Instrument Sounds Just Like Super Mario

This is a sheng an ancient Chinese instrument that you’ve never heard of, until now. In just a minute you’ll want to learn to play it too. What would ever lead you to want to make such a commitment as learning to play an instrument. This one sounds just like your childhood. Watch the video …

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