Where some see a problem, others see a solution. And still others see an opportunity to unleash their inner MacGyvers, as this site hilariously documents. Users submit photos of crazy, ill-advised DIY patch jobs—everything from an airplane wing held together with duct tape to an industrial garbage can turned beer keg. Don't try these at home—or anywhere, really.
Things to do for July 02, 2009
Bullets, Cheap Toys and MacGyver
The weekend is freedom…sweet freedom
Just like the price of GM stock, the cost of getting a high-def video camera continues to plummet to unimaginable depths, and this is the first to crash through the crucial C-note barrier. It shoots in 780p and—conveniently for anyone planning any record-breaking aquatic feats this weekend—it's waterproof.
There are more than 50,000 apps in the iTunes store, which can make it tricky to separate the virtual wheat from the chaff. The answer is…another app, naturally. This one lets you send your favorites to friends via Facebook or a blog post—thus preventing your buddies from downloading something like this.
Since even the phrase "French cuff shirt" can sound kind of wimpy, your cuff links need to be every bit as explosive as your cocktail banter. (That is, highly explosive.) These Italian-made brass bullets take that adage literally—and function a whole lot better than cuff link–shaped bullets.
Given Twitter's occasional mob mentality, it was only a matter of time before someone took that to its logical—and literal—conclusion: a Mafia game that unfolds 140 characters at a time. Basically, you recruit a family of followers, who can then "fight" with other families via Tweets. Bonus: the cement shoes are only virtual.