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November 6, 2011

Italian Peterbilt truck fan builds working miniaturized replica

Wrote Aaron Rowe in the November issue of Wired magazine, "Luca Bordin likes American trucks. A lot. Sadly, America's unique breed of smoke-spewing diesel-guzzlers won't fit down the narrow streets near his home in northern Italy. He couldn’t have a hulking Peterbilt 359, so he spent nine months constructing the next best thing: a 3-foot-tall remote-controlled facsimile that's accurate down to the miniature blue-and-gold vintage California license plate. Bordin's 400-pound iron and fiberglass replica looks and sounds utterly authentic. Hundreds of LEDs light up the cab. A nightclub-style fog maker puffs faux exhaust out of twin smokestacks. A pair of speakers emit a rumble worthy of a 400-horsepower engine, while a mini compressor pumps out air at 145 psi to re-create two distinct types of horn blasts. The 750-watt electric motor is even strong enough to tow an actual Nissan Patrol GR SUV. Bordin is now putting the finishing touches on an A/V system for the 16-foot-long Nascar-branded trailer. When completed, the trailer will open to reveal a 22-inch LCD and a speaker array that Bordin can fire up with his remote control."


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Bird Cage Chandelier

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From the website:


This delightful bird cage chandelier is perfect for those who wish to embrace the eccentric in themselves.

The wire cage is home to a menagerie of pretty coloured birds made from real feathers.

As each chandelier is individually hand made, the colours and assortment of birds will be different to the photograph.

33cm H x 45cm Ø.



[via Fancy]

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Knots your pocket makes


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Backwards Voice Recorder


It came via wormhole from the Bizarro World.

From the website:


The Sakasa Master is an amazing new toy that records your voice and then plays it backwards.

You will love playing around with this gadget, saying a word and hearing it backwards — then say it backwards and try to get it "forward" again!

Easy to operate, this toy is great for plain silliness and family contests.


• 3" x 2.4" x 1.2" (7.6 x 6.2 x 3.1cm)

• Uses 2 AAA batteries (not included)

• Manual: Japanese

• Ages 6 and up




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Koi Observation Tower

"Koi schwimmen in einem Aussichtsturm einen Meter oberhalb der Teichoberfläche. Standort Kaltenkirchen, Deutschland."

[via Nuclear Toast]

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Air Quote Mittens

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Merino wool.


[via Nuclear Toast]

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Annie Oakley's Heart Target


From a private collection in Los Angeles, California.

[via the New York Times]

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Magic Blow On/Off Light Switch

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From the website:


The Magic Blow On/Off Light Switch attaches to any electrical appliance and gives you a freestanding portable switch to position anywhere you choose.

You flip the switch or blow on it to activate or deactivate the appliance.

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Sleep with a switch on your pillow, keep a switch on your coffee table, place it near a toilet, have a switch under your bed — we're not sure why or what you'll be using this for but it sure is a fascinating gadget.

I have mine under the desk so I can flip the lights off discreetly and eerily when the pesky children from the basement come up to bug me for candy.

Use at your discretion and have a ton of fun using it pointlessly.


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