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  1. X-Men Inventor Is at It Again, Shoots Fire Like Pyro

    Do not try this at home. Or out in the open. Don't try it anywhere, please.

    Plumber/inventor Colin Furze has already wowed the Internet with his authentically dangerous DIY X-Men creations, but this new video makes his Wolverine claws and Magneto shoes look tame. Here's Furze using 12-foot flames to cook toast, singe foliage, and intimidate other mutants.

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  2. The Return of The Tonight Show’s “Fallonventions” Segment Eliminates Pizza Crust, Dispenses Milk, and Improves the Stethoscope

    Way to go, kid inventors!

    On last night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallonthey brought back the GE partnered segment "Fallonventions" where Jimmy showcases three young inventors, their creations, and then hooks them up with some scholarship money. We genuinely love it. See what the kids invented this time around.

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  3. Scientists Invented An Injectable Oxygen Particle That Lets You Survive Without Breathing

    Now you can pretend to be a vampire or a mermaid, whatever floats your boat.

    Oxygen is great, you guys - it's pretty important to sustaining organic life and does particularly great things for us humans. The small caveat, though, is that we need to be able to breathe in order to make use of our atmospheric oxygen; if you can't - a collapsed lung or blocked windpipe, say - you'd typically be out of luck. Until now.

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  4. “The Incredible Spill Not” Is The Perfect Gift For The Klutz In Your Life

    "May the centrifugal force be with you!"

    Edmund Scientific claims to be very serious about science and fun, and since nothing is more un-fun than spilling a drink, they've invented The Incredible Spill Not, to keep the kitchen--or laboratory--clean on even your clumsiest of days.

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  5. Japan’s Official Pillow-Fighting Pillow Goes On Sale Today

    Let the games begin!

    Apparently not only does Japan have an a countrywide annual pillow fight, they also have an official pillow corporation, and now an official corporation-accredited pillow, the badly-translated Pillow Officially Recognized By The All Japan Pillow Fighting Association. Wow, pillow is a weird word, huh?

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  6. Jimmy Fallon and GE Teamed Up to Showcase Some Young Inventors on Last Night’s Tonight Show With “Fallonventions”

    Jimmy Fallon is the third heat.

    It's Jimmy Fallon's first week as the host of The Tonight Show and he's already crushing it. We particularly loved this segment sponsored by GE to highlight some young inventors called "Fallonventions." See what these kids came up with, and how it compares to Fallon's own inventions in this video.

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  7. This New Printer Uses Water Instead Of Ink And We Would Like One Immediately Please

    Seriously, ink cartridges are going to bankrupt us all.

    Printer cartridges are both ridiculously expensive and harmful to the environment, making them terrible on many different levels; but still, not everyone likes to read on a screen. To solve this dilemma, Chinese scientists have developed a new type of ink for your printer - ink that isn't actually ink at all. It's water.

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  8. The Invisible Bike Helmet, Yet Another Awesome Invention by Ladies

    The Future Is Now!

    Swedish industrial designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin have created head protection for cyclists that isn't bulky, uncomfortable, or unsightly - in fact, it doesn't even look like it's there at all. Learn more by watching this short documentary or going to their website. (via: Traveling Greener) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  9. Oreo-Separating Genius David Neevel on His New MTV Other Show Practically Useful

    David Neevel is what MacGyver strives to be.

    David Neevel likes to build things, but he doesn't like the creme in the middle of Oreos. That's why he built a machine that removes it with a hatchet. It was one of a series of videos Oreo released showing interesting ways to separate the creme and the cookie. Now Neevel has his own show on MTV's new online outlet MTV Other called Practically Useful. On the show he builds things you never knew you needed -- like a coffee cup with a level indicator.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: The Wolverine Finally Gets Another Good Poster

    Things We Saw Today

    The Wolverine has gone back to calligraphy-inspired basics for the first poster of villain Silver Samurai. It's not as good as this one, but it's miles better than these. (Digital Spy)

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  11. 2012 Ig Nobel Prizes Announced, Celebrate Year’s Goofiest Achievements In Science

    Yesterday marked the ceremony awarding the 22nd batch of Ig Nobel Prizes for the goofiest, strangest, and altogether most fun inventions, studies and pieces of scientific research of the last year. The awards were presented at Harvard University by the magazine Annals of Improbable Research to 10 researchers whose work ranged from developing the SpeechJammer, a device that disrupts a person's speech patterns by playing their own voice back to them on a slight delay, to research into why coffee spills when you're walking with it. Keep reading for video of the entire awards ceremony.

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  12. Ready for Closeups, Ballistics: Explosive-Proof Makeup Developed for Armed Forces

    Just What You've Always Wanted

    Action movie heroines (and heroes) with perfect makeup are just one step closer to science fact, not fiction. Research scientists at the University of Southern Mississippi have developed a heat-resistant lotion that can withstand high temperatures, protect against a direct blast of heat for more than 15 seconds, is waterproof, and can be applied with ease (and, obviously, is fireproof). Invented for use by soldiers and firefighters, the military's guidelines for the facial creme presented a hurdle for the team, because the product had to include DEET, an insect repellant that is, you guessed it, incredibly flammable.

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  13. Girl Scouts Develop Prostethic Hand, Now Patenting Their Design

    We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

    A while back, we told you about a group of Iowa Girl Scouts--known as "The Flying Monkeys"--who were developing a prosthetic hand to help a three year old who was born without without fingers on her right hand be able to write. Now, the girls are getting their project patented, a remarkable feat for a group of kids aged 11 to 13.

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  14. A Fork That Screams When You Eat With It

    this exists

    Well, actually, it whines, really. Whines like a dentist's drill. This gives us a new perspective on what meals were like in the Beast's castle, though. (via The Hairpin.)

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  15. The Amazing Screw-In Coffin

    The United States has issued a patent for the "Easy Inter Burial Chamber," a device that can only be described as a screw-in coffin. The patent description also mentions the device's utility for the storage of things other than human remains, like water, food, or fuel; it can be sealed tight and buried discreetly in such a way that it is unlikely to be found by a person who does not know exactly where it is. Well, sure, but this isn't Fallout and nobody's afraid of Y2K anymore, so what we're looking at here, sir, is a drill-bit-shaped coffin. Just wanted to get that straight.

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