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Hydraulic Press vs. Frozen Metal

As we’ve learned over and over again, crushing things with a hydraulic press can be quite satisfying. In this clip, the master of the machine shop, Lauri subjects tungsten, titanium, aluminum, magnesium, and copper cubes to the force of his press. Will freezing them in liquid nitrogen first cause them to explode?

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HOT FUTURE

(PG-13: Gore) A thousand years from now, civilization has fallen, and chaos rules the wasteland. Fortunately, there’s one way out of the HOT FUTURE – epic dance moves. This bonkers 3-part animated series comes to us courtesy of Mike Anderson and Ryan Dickie for Adult Swim SMALLS.

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Porsche 911 Dakar Off-Roader

Porsche is showing off photos of an incredibly cool custom 911. This lifted, AWD version of their sports coupe is outfitted for rallying across some of the world’s most treacherous terrain. After more than 300,000 miles of testing in extreme conditions and 6,000 miles off-road, the car will debut at the 2022 L.A. Auto Show.

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Making Escher’s Relativity from Foam Board

M.C. Escher’s Relativity is one of the artist’s best-known works. Filled with paradoxical staircases, it’s a real head-scratcher. The Avid Creator went through the effort to replicate the illusion but in a 3-dimensional model. They made the structure from foam board and added details using balsa wood, wire, and clay.

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Elgato Stream Deck +

The latest of Elgato’s programmable desktop controllers combines screens, buttons, and knobs for greater versatility. It has eight LCD-backed buttons, four push-button analog dials, and a touch-sensitive LCD information screen. It’s a great tool for controlling podcasts, live streams, and audio and video editing tools.

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The Fascinating History of Fonts

After looking at the variety of fonts on his computer, vlogger and documentarian struthless wanted to know more about their origins. But as he started to pull at that thread, he learned so much more – about the history of written language, design, pop culture, and communication.

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Forever Young: Symphonic Edition

’80s kids surely remember the Alphaville track Forever Young – as will fans of Napoleon Dynamite. Singer Marian Gold proves he’s still got it with this epic symphonic version of the track performed with the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg for the album Eternally Yours. Now enjoy some Big in Japan.

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Magware Magnetic Stacking Utensils

Full Windsor, maker of the Muncher multi-utensil, makes these great slimline aluminum eating tools. This literal flatware has embedded magnets and couplers for easy stacking in your drawer or backpack or for stacking them together at the table. Perfect for camping, or carry them daily to reduce environmental waste.

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Making Eyeglasses from Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds aren’t easy to dispose of in an eco-friendly way. A startup in Kyiv, Ukraine, came up with a clever use for the waste – eyeglass frames. Business Insider shows us how OCHIS combine the grounds with plant oils and other sustainable elements, presses them until solid, then cuts them into eyeglass parts.

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Bare Barrel Home Bartender Set

This 14-piece bartending set includes all the tools you need to make great cocktails. It includes a stainless steel shaker, a double jigger, two strainers, ice tongs, three pourers, a corkscrew, a muddler, 35 recipe cards, and a mixing spoon, all set into a modern bamboo organizer. Available in five color combinations.

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Mentallica: Land Down One-der

Can’t tell if this is true or dream… Bill McClintock’s latest musical mashup imagines what might have happened if Metallica and Men at Work were the same band and created this oddly pleasing combination of Down Under and One. Does anyone else have a taste for a Vegemite sandwich?

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The Brightest Flashlights

You might already have flashlights for emergencies or daily use, but do you have a light that can illuminate an entire football field? Everyday Carry shares a dozen of the brightest LED flashlights you can buy from the 14,000-lumen Olight Marauder 2 to the blinding Imalent MS18W, which outputs 100,000 lumens.

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Prepared4X Carabiner Multitool

This versatile stainless steel carabiner clip from Prepared4X hangs from your keychain, belt loop, or bag, and packs in 10 useful tools. Functions include Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers, a bottle opener, wrenches, a box cutter, a wire cutter, a hex wrench, and a short ruler.

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