The Peanut Butter Pump Solves Another First World Problem

Peanut butter is one of our favorite foods. People love it. Peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter in our chocolate. Hell, we even give it to animals so it can make their mouths sticky, so we can film YouTube videos that make them look like they’re talking. But I guess it’s just too much work for some people to dig around inside the jar with a knife and spread it. And for those folks, there’s the Peanut Butter Pump.

It’s exactly what it sounds like – a pump that dispenses peanut butter. Patent-pending of course. Inventor Andy Scherer obviously thinks it is a game changer. It uses a sliding “airlock” mechanism to get the peanut butter into the pump and dispense a fixed amount of spread. You can control the thickness you want. This also scrapes the sides of the jar, so you can get every last bit. Although I wonder how much is wasted in the pump itself.

It comes with two nozzles: a sandwich nozzle for evenly spreading the sticky stuff, and a stream nozzle for dispensing peanut butter tubes for snacks. It even has measurements marked on the pump. If you are crazy about peanut butter, this is the kitchen gadget for you.

You can pre-order the Peanut Butter Pump on Indiegogo by dropping $25 or more.

[via MikeShouts]

Fallout 4 Super Sledge Replica for Super Smashing Cosplay

Fallout 4 was the high point for the franchise, and it put some very cool weapons at your disposal. One of the stranger instruments of destruction in the game was the Super Sledge. This was a big sledgehammer with a rocket motor on the back.

The sole purpose of that Super Sledge was to smash the shite out of enemies in the game. This officially-licensed reproduction is a 1:1 version of the weapon from the game. Measuring in at 41″ long, it’s perfect for cosplayers.

Construction is from injection molded plastic. That means no actual super smashing things, or you will break it more likely than the object of your destruction. ThinkGeek will sell you a Super Sledge for $79.99, but the display stand shown is not included.

Official PlayStation Trophy Glass Helps You Celebrate Your Small Victories

Are you the master of earning platinum trophies in PlayStation games? Congratulations, you must have a lot of time on your hands. Why not celebrate this achievement a drink from the official Sony trophy glass? You are a champion. You deserve it.

This fun glass comes complete with embossed PlayStation icons on one side and the Playstation logo on the other. Okay, new drinking game. Whenever you earn a trophy in the game, take a drink. If you are really good at the game you’ll get drunk, if not you’ll be thirsty. You could also use it to celebrate all your achievements in real life. Waking up, doing laundry, going grocery shopping etc.You know, adulting and such. I guess you could also just put it on the shelf and brag about your trophy to anyway who will listen.

While it’s not available yet, you can pre-order a PlayStation Trophy Glass from Merchoid for $20, and it should be available in June or so. You’ll even get free shipping. It looks like quantities are very limited, so get this trophy glass based on a PS4 trophy while you still can and drink up to all of your achievements in life and in the game.

[via Comic Book]

Robotic Comedy Duo Use AI to Perform Their Routine

AIchan and GONta are the world’s latest comedy duo. These two funny robots were created by a lab at Japan’s Konan University and use an AI program to respond to one another and tell jokes. They do Japanese stand-up comedy routines, which usually involves a “straight man” and a “funny man” who trade jokes back and forth based on misunderstandings, puns, gags, and wordplay. You know, like Abbot and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, and other classic acts who bring the funny.

One is even tall while the other is short and fat. Classic comedy formula there. The robots use an AI program to search for information on topics and spontaneously put together their show. That AI also no doubt will make them divas as their stardom grows. Now, all we need is a robot agent that will take 10% of their power for every gig it books.

Are they funny? I have no idea since I don’t speak Japanese. Perhaps one of our readers can tell us. They don’t look all that funny to me. I hope they can at least clean the floor like a Roomba while they are doing their show. Funny or not, my floors need to be cleaned. And that ain’t no joke.

[via Japan Trends]

London Gets a LEGO Coffee Shop

Recently, London went LEGO while promoting The LEGO Movie 2. Among the LEGO-mania was a pop-up coffee shop that filled with LEGO items. The pop-up cafe is called The Coffee Chain, and it was inspired by the cafe in the movie. It was set up at London’s Observation Point in South Bank for two days.

The LEGO brick cafe is one thing, but there were also LEGO cupcakes that look delicious, though you would lose some teeth trying to eat one. The movie’s voice actors paid the coffee shop a visit too, including Chris Pratt and Tiffany Haddish who are the voices of Emmet and Queen Whatevra Wa’Nabi. The pair were on hand to serve the first customers, as well as endure endless selfies.

 

About 50,000 LEGO elements were used to bring the coffee shop to life, and it took six builders 236 hours to finish. Obviously, the entire structure wasn’t built entirely of LEGO, but it’s still pretty damn cool. It probably would have taken them a million pieces or more if it was.

I’d like to see LEGO build an entire town out of LEGO bricks, so people could live in it. I would live there. Though I’d probably kill my feet just walking across the floor of my house.

[via Adweek via Mikeshouts]

The Float-Tea is a Pool Float for Your Tea Cup

With the recent cold snap here in the midwest, I’ve been downing cups of tea like they’re going out of style. At times, I even imagine taking a swim in some chai or mint tea since it smells so good. Of course, if you’re going to fill a swimming pool with tea, you’re going to need some pool floaties. Or is that Float-Teas?

The wacky minds over at Fred came up with these cute and clever tea infusers that look like inflatable pool floats. But not to worry about keeping these ones filled with air. They’re actually made from stainless steel, and offer a compartment inside for your loose tea. Simply fill, and float in a mug of hot water, and your mini pool will soon be filled with a delightfully-fragrant beverage.

The Float-Tea is available in pink flamingo, unicorn, and swan designs, and they’re just $15 each from Fred. Now if only tea water was blue or green instead of brown…

Super Mario Bros Pipe Mug Warps Caffeine into Your Plumbing

I have a love-hate relationship with Super Mario Bros. I really like the game, and played it a lot back in the day on my NES. I also died a lot and remain utterly convinced to this day that the game cheated. If you’re a Mario fan, and need a way to get caffeine into your body at warp speed, this is the coffee mug for you.

This Super Mario Bros. pipe mug looks like the green plumbing you would jump into when playing the game to find those secret levels with lots of bonus coins.

I guess if you want to replicate the game experience as much as possible, you could put coins in the bottom of the mug to find after you drink all your coffee, but then again you might choke on those, or poison yourself from the metals. The mug is ceramic and hand wash only, and will set you back $14.99 at ThinkGeek.

Guy Uses RC Toys To Excavate and Expand Basement

Why hire expensive contractors to expand your basement, when you can use RC construction vehicles to do the job? I mean, that’s what I always say. YouTuber LilGiantsConstrCo otherwise known as Joe is an RC hobbyist. He has spent years excavating his basement using nothing but RC construction toys. That’ll stick it to those expensive contractors.

Joe is a grain farmer from southwest Saskatchewan, Canada, and king of toy-based excavation. He started the hobby in 1995 and has amassed a large fleet of construction equipment vehicles. So far he has used the RC truck and excavator to expand his basement by 30 percent, removing around 30 cubic meters (1,059 cubic feet) of dirt. He also used these vehicles to create a walkthrough tunnel that leads from his workshop to the basement of his house too. That’s all pretty impressive. The man has a lot of patience, that’s for sure.

Joe is the co-founder of an RC truck and construction hobbyists forum that is dedicated to the radio controlled heavy commercial hobby. Who knew that these vehicles could actually do the same jobs that their larger scaled counterparts can do? I suppose he could have just grabbed a shovel and had it done in days, but where’s the fun in that?

[via Mike Shouts]

Guy Uses RC Toys To Excavate and Expand Basement

Why hire expensive contractors to expand your basement, when you can use RC construction vehicles to do the job? I mean, that’s what I always say. YouTuber LilGiantsConstrCo otherwise known as Joe is an RC hobbyist. He has spent years excavating his basement using nothing but RC construction toys. That’ll stick it to those expensive contractors.

Joe is a grain farmer from southwest Saskatchewan, Canada, and king of toy-based excavation. He started the hobby in 1995 and has amassed a large fleet of construction equipment vehicles. So far he has used the RC truck and excavator to expand his basement by 30 percent, removing around 30 cubic meters (1,059 cubic feet) of dirt. He also used these vehicles to create a walkthrough tunnel that leads from his workshop to the basement of his house too. That’s all pretty impressive. The man has a lot of patience, that’s for sure.

Joe is the co-founder of an RC truck and construction hobbyists forum that is dedicated to the radio controlled heavy commercial hobby. Who knew that these vehicles could actually do the same jobs that their larger scaled counterparts can do? I suppose he could have just grabbed a shovel and had it done in days, but where’s the fun in that?

[via Mike Shouts]

Russian Dad Builds Daughter Leaf Blower Powered Sled

A guy recently built his daughter a sweet winter sled, powered by two leaf blowers. It was made by a very cool dad from Belgorod, Russia, and he is clearly winning at the parenting game.

The video below is only about 18 seconds long, but that’s long enough to show off this crazy creation as it propels the kid through the snow chasing an adult. It looks like this sled gets up to a decent speed too, but not fast enough for me. I would add at least three more industrial-strength leaf blowers. And put a plow on the front too. There’s no reason that kid can’t be plowing the driveway while she’s having all of that fun. And give those blowers some sway so she can make turns. But otherwise, it’s pretty damn cool.

I saw someone in the comments section saying “It blows!” Whatever man. Why don’t you make like a tree and leaf!

Man, these kids today have way cooler dads than we had when I was a kid. Back then our dads were all like “Do your homework” and stuff. Now fathers all over the world are building cool stuff for their kids. I want a dad like this guy.

[via Geekologie]