Elon Musk hosted SNL over the weekend and if you managed to miss it, here’s his monologue along with a bunch of other sketches. It goes surprisingly well considering he’s not an actor, has Asperger’s, and is generally just a really, really odd person. He has such a strange communication style and for some reason it lends itself perfectly for comedy. I just wonder if there’s a single person who watched who doesn’t know who Elon Musk is, because they would’ve been very confused. “Mom, why is SNL being hosted by an alien pretending to be a human?”
Keep going for Elon’s monologue as well as a bunch of other sketches.
Source: Geekologie – In case you weren’t aware, Elon Musk hosted SNL over the weekend
On the same day a distracted driving bill was introduced, state Senator Andrew Brenner participated in a government video meeting while driving. While that’s ironic enough, the best part was that he used a Zoom background to try and disguise the fact he was driving. Because, ya know, everybody wears a seat belt at home while taking Zoom calls. Sometimes I even put on a bike helmet too just in case.
Keep going for some video of his escapades after the jump.
Source: Geekologie – Ohio senator uses Zoom background to try to hide the fact he’s driving
I’ve already had this exact conversation more than once and I guarantee by the end of the month I’ll have had it again. The only solution is to never actually leave my home even after the pandemic is over which, honestly, is kind of what I was planning anyway. I’ve grown accustomed to not shaving or cutting anything ever and I’m not sure I can go back to the way things were.
Keep going for the full video.
Source: Geekologie – This guy perfectly captures what every conversation for the next three months will be like
This topless lunatic made a whip out of large chains and it looks like he stepped out of an anime. Also, it looks like he almost exploded his own head with that first whip. I mean, I’m not a whip expert or anything but I’m pretty sure the whip isn’t supposed to come flying back and create a huge shockwave inches from your face? But props to him for carrying on and continuing to demonstrate his death machine. If it was me I would’ve given up after the first near-death attempt and taken up knitting instead.
Keep going for the full video. I dig this guy’s energy and hope to see more from him assuming he doesn’t accidentally kill himself.
Source: Geekologie – This lunatic made a whip out of large chains
The encrypted chat app Signal tried to use Instagram ads to display the data Facebook collects about you and sells access to. Facebook obviously wasn’t having any of it and decided to just shut down their ad account instead. Here are some of the ads people would’ve seen, and they’re appropriately scary. I don’t even want to imagine what they would’ve shown me because it probably would’ve been the first time “tentacle porn” and “anesthesiologist” were used in a sentence together.
Keep going for some more of the example ads and read more about the ads on Signal’s official blog. Also, use Signal.
Source: Geekologie – These Signal ads were banned by Instagram and Facebook
The Royal Marines recently ran an exercise testing the $440,000 Gravity Jet Suit to aid in boarding operations and it looks like something out of a James Bond movie. Obviously the future is going to be super annoying when every pizza delivery person is flying around in a jet pack, but for now this remains the coolest thing my 10-year-old self has ever seen. I mean, this and the old Playboy I found out in the woods that one time.
Keep going for the full training exercise video.
Source: Geekologie – Royal Marines board a ship using a jet pack
That volcano in Iceland that started erupting after 800 years? Well it’s still erupting.
I went to my balcony to film again after hearing there were really huge lava fountains spewing around midnight local time, and lo and behold I caught the 2 biggest ones, filmed around 2am Sunday, May 2nd
The footage is a little shaky because of strong wind
Sure, sure, blame the wind for the shaky footage and not the pee-pee and poo-poo leaving your body. How are people just casually still living there? I don’t care how many scientists tell me it’s safe, if I see something like that out of my window I’m booking the first flight to wherever doesn’t have volcanoes.
Source: Geekologie – Icelandic volcano eruption filmed from home in Reykjavík
Possibly the greatest chess player of all time, Magnus Carlsen, was quizzed on his incredible memory by seeing if he could identify matches based purely on the layout of a chess board.
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is put to the test by English Grandmaster David Howell! How many games can he recognise? Please note the Kasparov-Karpov game should show USSR flags for both players.
Spoiler alert: he gets all of them except one, and even that one he eventually gets with a hint. And when you see the match and hear the hint it somehow makes it even more impressive. I don’t know a lot about chess but this is almost more impressive than him actually being good at the game. Sure, being the highest rated player of all time and world chess champion is great and all, but why not give all that up and join a traveling circus to really put that talent to work?
Keep going for the full video.
Source: Geekologie – Testing chess champion Magnus Carlsen’s insane memory
This is a leaked video showing the Russian destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov test launching a Kalibr cruise missile and it goes about as poorly as a missile test launch can go. The only way it could’ve gone worse is if it actually ended up hitting the destroyer and sinking its own ship.
Keep going for the full video.
Source: Geekologie – Leaked test launch video shows Russian cruise missile failing horribly
A guy was spotted riding a hoverboard down a Los Angeles street. The hoverboard is made by Omni Hoverboards and it’s basically a giant quadcopter drone you can stand on. They released videos of it last year though no official release date or price has been announced.
It’s pretty surreal seeing somebody casually riding a hoverboard down the street as if they’re not, ya know, riding a godamn hoverboard. I don’t know what the proper reaction would be, but probably something along the lines of looking around while repeatedly exclaiming, “Holy shit I’m on a hoverboard!”
Keep going for Omni Hoverboards’ demo video.
Source: Geekologie – A guy was spotted on a hoverboard in Los Angeles
A four-way stop was recently replaced with a roundabout in Rowan County, Kentucky and turns out the people there have never encountered one before because, well, this is what happened. Judging by the way the people are driving they might as well have replaced the intersection with a giant slot machine that spit out bananas because if you told me that’s why they were driving like this I’d believe you.
Keep going for the full video.
Source: Geekologie – This is what happens when you add a roundabout in rural, eastern Kentucky
What’s the absolute worst parking job you’ve ever seen? That was a trick question, because it’s this video of two guys trying to park a U-Haul in a parking garage. You know how parking structures have those hanging clearance warning signs? Those exist for a reason and clearly these guys don’t understand what that reason is. Every time it seems like they can’t make the situation worse, they somehow do. It’s actually impressive. If there was an Olympic event for bad driving these guys would win every gold and shatter every record.
Keep going for the full video. I’m actually surprised they didn’t manage to bring down the entire building and have it collapse on them.
Source: Geekologie – Absolutely incompetent people try to park a U-Haul in a parking garage
Warped Perception stuck a GoPro and a 360 camera inside a dishwasher to see just what the heck is going on in there when you press play. Wait, no, not “play”. Wash? When you press…dishwash.
I put a GoPro and a 360 Camera inside a Dishwasher so we can see how the dishwasher works while it runs through all the cycles during a wash with detergent, in full 4k, and from the 360 camera… Mostly I was really curious about how the dish soap gets dispensed which I haven’t ever seen on video before.
If you don’t want to watch the video I can summarize it: water sprays around. And, uh, that’s about it. Also, this guy has absolutely no idea how to load a dishwasher and by just watching him do it my girlfriend started yelling at me.
Keep going for the full video. Yes, you probably already know what’s going on in there but now you’ll know for sure.
Source: Geekologie – This guy stuck a GoPro and 360 camera inside a dishwasher
This is a video of Cody from Cody’s Lab breathing in sulfur hexafluoride and then perfluorobutane and then trying to talk. Both are much denser than oxygen and they end up acting in the opposite way of helium, making your voice deep instead of high.
The resulting voice is pretty insane sounding, though I was a little scared he wouldn’t actually be able to clear the perfluorobutane from his lungs and he’d end up dying on camera while screaming for help in a hilariously deep voice.
Keep going for the full video.
Source: Geekologie – Guy breathes in the deeper voice gas and things get weird
On April 24th of last year a guy named Josh Swain challenged every other Josh Swain he could find to a fight to determine the one true Josh Swain. What started out as a meme turned into an actual event that took place on Saturday, exactly one year after the challenge was issued.
Here’s the original Josh Swain’s Reddit post organizing the event. And here’s a blog post from an attendee of the Josh fight as well as another post documenting some of the many Josh variants that showed up.
Eventually the Supreme Josh was crowned, and it was 4-year-old Little Josh (though his last name isn’t technically Swain so I don’t know how valid is claim to the throne is):
The event ultimately raised around $8,000 for a children’s hospital as well as a bunch of donations for a local food bank. My only complaint is that they settled the battle with pool noodles instead of having an actual fight to the death Highlander-style. Now 4-year-old Josh only has the power of a 4-year-old, instead of the power of hundreds of dead Josh’s.
Keep going for a livestream from the event.
Source: Geekologie – The Josh vs Josh vs Josh fight took place and a winner was crowned
This is a compilation of comedian Scott Seiss peeking into the mind of an IKEA employee when dealing with customer complaints. He’s specifically talking about IKEA but it’s pretty applicable to any retail job.
Pretty accurate, but the only thing I ever thought about when I was working retail was how much I wanted to quit and/or murder every single person I had to deal with. Turns out I wasn’t designed for face-to-face interaction and typing away in a basement suits me much better.
Keep going for Part 2.
Source: Geekologie – What an IKEA employee is thinking when dealing with customer complaints
Guitar Hero streamer CarnyJared achieved a 100% Full Combo on Soulless 6, a song that was originally made as a joke and considered impossible since its release on April 1st, 2011. That’s April Fool’s Day in case it wasn’t clear. From the streamer:
A grind in the making since August, finally complete. This is currently the undisputed best FC of all time.
The song is clearly designed to be difficult and you can tell because it doesn’t sound particularly good. I mean, just watching the streamer gave me carpal tunnel. No, wait, it was all the masturbating. Quarantine has not been treating me well…
Keep going for the full video and CarnyJared’s reaction, as well as the creator’s introduction video of Soulless 6 from April 1st, 2011.
Source: Geekologie – Guitar Hero streamer achieves 100% on a song made as a joke to be impossible
A Japanese TV show revealed the popular Twitter user @azusagakuyuki was actually a 50-year-old man named Soya and he had been using photo editing apps to swap out his face.
Soya told the TV programme Getsuyou Kara Yofukashi (Sitting Up Late From Monday) that he had wanted to increase his presence on social media and believed people would prefer to see a “younger beautiful woman” rather than an old “uncle”.
“No-one will read what a normal middle-aged man, taking care of his motorcycle and taking pictures outside, posts on his account,” he said.
Well this is awkward. *zips up pants* But, I mean… *unzips pants*
Keep going for some more pictures, some internet reactions, as well as the unmasking segment from Japanese TV show Getsuyou Kara Yofukashi.
Source: Geekologie – A Japanese biker used FaceApp to trick the internet into thinking he was a young woman
Adidas has developed a technique of merging robot-woven sneakers with 3D-printed soles to create automated custom footwear in a project they’re calling STRUNG.
This is why we developed STRUNG, an industry-first textile and creation process that allows us to input athlete data into the precision placement of each thread in any direction we choose. We can build and test different structures in the software before sending our chosen design to the STRUNG robot, which places each thread into a single composite with specific performance zones and properties. The result is a lightweight upper that’s precisely fitted for support, flex, and breathability–all within one piece of material.
The STRUNG upper provides a seamless, lightweight cocoon around the foot, achieved with minimal excess material. Precision fit and support locks the heel to help prevent heel slip using stronger red threads in the heel, midfoot, and toe-box. Meanwhile, the forefoot is flexible, with softer yellow threads. The midsole is our most radical ADIDAS 4D lattice design to date–featuring a new shape that caters to forefoot strikers. The heel has been minimized to remove weight, and the rubber outsole is specifically shaped to help support grip on these fast runs.
The robot can place 2,000 threads from up to 10 different sneaker yarns in one upper section of the shoe. It sounds great, but so far the resulting shoes do not look durable at all. It seems like you might get better results by just gluing a sole onto a sock. It wouldn’t look nearly as cool, but it probably also wouldn’t fall apart after a walk down the block.
Keep going for some more shots as well as the promo video.
Source: Geekologie – Adidas is creating robot-woven sneakers with 3D-printed soles
Animal welfare officers in Krakow were called after an unusual animal was spotted lurking in a tree. It turned out to be a croissant:
“People aren’t opening their windows because they’re afraid it will go into their house,” the woman reportedly said.
But a visit to the area showed the creature in question was not a bird, or even a reptile – but a croissant.
To be fair, it does look like an animal. An animal in the shape of a flaky European pastry. You know, those kinds of animals. You see them all the time at the zoo. In the food court. Where bread and pastries are sold. Because it looks like a croissant.
Source: Geekologie – Mystery tree beast turns out to be croissant