Artist Turns Bus Into a Swimming Pool

Artis Benedetto Bufalino likes to make some pretty wild things out of vehicles. He’s transformed a construction digger into an aquarium, a Ford Mondeo into a pizza oven, a cement mixer into a disco ball, and both a car and a camper into swimming pools. Now he’s gone and turned an entire city bus into a swimming pool.

While swimming bus can no longer drive, it’s still a pretty amazing build. It looks like he basically laid the bus on its side, then sliced one side off of it and gutted its insides. He then created a custom swimming pool liner and a set of stairs, then filled it up with water. I’m sure the build process was way more complicated than I’m suggesting, so kudos to the artist for pulling off such an impressive feat. Check it out:

Work in progress… le bus piscine est presque ready… prends ton maillot de bain et rendez-vous samedi 22 juin au parc des îles à Hénin-Beaumont…

Posted by BENEDETTO BUFALINO on Saturday, June 15, 2019

If you happen to be anywhere near the Parc des îles, in Hénin-Beaumont, France, the pool bus will be on display at the Plongez dans l’inconnu (“Immerse yourself in the unknown”) exhibit, which kicks off on June 22. You might even get to take a dip in it if you bring your swimsuit.

You’re Looking at the Creepiest Purse Ever

Shishido Mazafaka aka @44doooo on Twitter has created something super creepy: a coin purse that looks like a hyper-realistic male mouth. The human anatomy purse as it is called, features the entire mouth and chin area of a grown man. It’s supposed to be used as a coin purse, but I don’t even wanna know what some people would do with this thing.

It has creepily realistic skin, stubble, lips, and teeth. To store your coins inside, you simply open the mouth and put them in. This is truly putting your money where your mouth is. Where his mouth is, anyway.

It looks so real that I’m sure lonely people might want to kiss it, but they would just get a mouth full of coins. The real question is why does this exist? Why did Mazafaka create it? What is wrong with this person?

Well, he likes human flesh, having previously wrapped his iPhone case and charger in a flesh-like material and he also made human flesh-wrapped DJ consoles. Never be alone with this dude, that’s all I’m saying. He’s probably harmless but… you might end up as a prototype for a new project.

[via Mike Shouts]

Xbox Deodorant, Body Spray, and Shower Gel: Aroma Achievement Unlocked

Do you take your Xbox gaming seriously? Serious enough to smell like an Xbox? Or at least use Xbox branded deodorant, body spray or shower gel? Well, your wish has come true. Microsoft wants to help you smell like a video game console. Xbox and Unilever’s Lynx brand in Australia and New Zealand are set to release a line of deodorant, body spray and shower gel.

“Lynx Xbox is a fresh scent of pulsing green citrus, featuring top notes of kaffir lime and winter lemon, aromatic herbal middle notes of mint and sage, and woody bottom notes of patchouli and clearwood. Containing a range of natural essential oils, the Xbox Lynx range comes with a sleek new look and features a body spray, deodorant, and shower gel.”

Xbox ANZ boss Tania Chee says that users can spray or wash with Xbox Lynx to “power up” before heading out the door in the morning. Or maybe before your big game. Talk about products that shouldn’t exist. And when they do exist they should be scented like Mountain Dew and Doritos. Because that’s the authentic gamer smell. Well, that and BO. Who is going to use this? Would you?

[via Boing Boing via Geekologie]

Keg-A-Droid Is a Remote Controlled Beer Keg

Finally, a robot that can bring me a fresh beer on tap. What you are looking at is the Keg-A-Droid from SuperDroid Robots. Yes, it is a remote-controlled beer keg and tap on wheels. Who needs R2-D2? Sure you can help fly an X-Wing, but where’s my beer?

The R/C beer-delivery robot can be steered to wherever beer is needed. Which just happens to be wherever I’m standing. The Keg-A-Droid can carry a slim 1/4th barrel or 1/6th barrel keg inside a 1/2 barrel sized keg shell which can be filled with ice to keep the inner keg cold. When the ice melts, just unplug the drain to let the water out, and refill it. The prebuilt Keg-a-Droid also comes with a tap mounting post, keg tap system, and drip tray. Sure, $2,400 is a bit steep, but we are talking beer delivered to you whenever you need it. You can’t put a price on some things.

Just wait for the bot to arrive and fill up that empty pint glass and enjoy. 2019 is finally becoming the amazing modern world that was promised to us. Seriously, this is the droid I’m looking for.

[via Dude I Want That via Geekologie]

This McDonald’s Is Staffed by Bees

Sweden now has the world’s smallest McDonald’s restaurant. It may be tiny but it is packed with workers called drones, and has room to serve thousands of guests. They don’t make burgers and fries though. They have just one item on the menu: honey. That’s because it is filled with bees.

This fully-functional beehive is designed to look like a McDonald’s. I mean it looks exactly like the fast food restaurant, only in miniature. The McHive has all of the details of the real deal, including the iconic Golden Arches standing on the removable miniature rooftop, glass doors, full pane windows complete with promotional posters, railings, and even a couple of drive-thru windows.

Buzz buzz buzz buzz buzz, I’m lovin’ it.

Of course, now there’s going to be a Burger Queen beehive that opens up across the street and the competition is going to be fierce. I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about it. Then there will be a Wendy’s, and before you know it Sweden is going to be overrun with fast-food beehives. Then the fattened-up bees and their miniature restaurants will take over the world, with no humans left to eat their honey.

[via Mike Shouts]

Dr. Pimple Popper’s Pimple Pete Game: A Pus-itively Gross Game for Kids

Hello, pimple poppers. Do you want a new game where you play with zits? Of course, you do you nasty thing. Well, you are in luck. The Pimple Pete Game Presented by Dr. Pimple Popper is all about popping pimples.

If that sounds like fun to you, Spin Master’s nasty game lets you pop pimples with your family and friends. Pimple Pete has a face that only a dermatologist would love. Each player spins the arrow, then chooses a squishy pimple to “pop” on the area indicated. The goal is to get the “pimple” out without triggering the Mega-Zit filled nose, which is filled with water (though I suppose you could fill it with something nastier.) So you are either going to get a zit or a squirt. Who is entertained by this?

The game is described as “a little ‘yuck’ factor with a lot of fun factor” and “some gross-out fun”. If you say so. Remember when games used to be fun instead of gross? If you want some pimply fun in your game night, you can find the game on Amazon for less than 10 bucks.

 

 

NASA’s Astrobee Robots Are Floating Assistants for ISS Astronauts

Astrobees may sound like cyborg killer insects that invade Earth to make honey from our flesh, but they actually have an Earthly origin. They are robots created by humans to help astronauts in space.

Astrobees are flying robots who will help astronauts with their missions. Not enslave humanity – at least not yet. They’re designed to float inside the ISS, using fans to direct their course. NASA will send three of them, named Honey, Queen, and Bumble, to the International Space Station where they will be helping scientists and other researchers achieve tasks.

“The main purpose of the Astrobee platform is to provide a zero-gravity testbed for guest scientists to try out new robotic technologies in space,” says Maria Bualat, Astrobee project manager at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, in a press statement. “Astrobee will prove out robotic capabilities that will enable and enhance human exploration. Performing such experiments in zero gravity will ultimately help develop new hardware and software for future space missions.” We’re pretty sure she meant microgravity, as zero gravity isn’t really a thing in space.

So these cube-shaped robots are just fancy astronaut assistants. They look pretty cool though and have a very Pixar look to them. They do look like trouble though. I’m not sure I would trust them. They are up to no good. You never know. As we’ve learned from science fiction, anything can happen up there.

[via Popular Mechanics via Neatorama]

KFC Celebrates Mother’s Day with the Chickendales

Today is Mother’s Day, and KFC wants to help you celebrate with mom in their usual weird way. KFC’s Chickendales digital Mother’s Day cards are here to help. These customizable video cards are for sending to your mom to let her know you love her. And also to remind her that KFC chicken is delicious.

Mom is sure to get excited with these cards because the Colonel is looking more fit and buff than ever. Plus there are guys in their underwear shaking their moneymakers. If that isn’t sexy enough, they then dress up as KFC food itself, like a bucket of chicken, biscuits and more. The colonel is crazy, but he sure loves your mom.

Does it make you want to buy chicken? If so, then mission accomplished KFC. Does it make you want to slip dollar bills in the Colonel’s G-string? (Ew. And now I have that image in my head. I can’t unsee it.) Well, that’s just weird and it’s something that I thought I would never type in my life. Frankly, it makes me feel weird that I have typed it. I can never go back now. Damn you Colonel for being so damn strange in your promotions. This isn’t how you sell chicken. Or is it?

[via Geekologie]

Pink Coffin Pool Float Is for the Cheerful Goth

What do you do if you’re into the goth scene and your friends invite you to the beach? Finding a black swimsuit wouldn’t be an issue, but I’m not sure you’re allowed to walk around with a tan. Fortunately, we have your fix.

This pink coffin pool float would be perfect for the for upbeat nihilists wanting to be around friends, outdoors, near the water, in the summertime. Black would be a better color choice, but the pink will make you look more cheerful.

The lid is removable so someone can float next to you should they desire. Or you can climb into the coffin and shut the top to keep your pasty complexion intact. It’s not cheap at $99, but it beats whipping your own up with pool noodles, duct tape, and cheap rafts from Walmart.

[via Sad & Useless]

Quilted Northern Luxury 4-Ply Toilet Paper: Oooh… Fancy Pants

Hey, nothing but the best will do for my butt. That’s why I’m looking forward to this luxurious new toilet paper. Quilted Northern Luxury 4-Ply Toilet Paper looks like it even comes in a special can, which is fitting since you will use it in the can.

It’s made with four silky-soft layers of paper to glide along your butt and hopefully not clog all of your plumbing. Wiping your bottom in luxury comes with a price though – a six-pack of mega rolls (equivalent of 24 regular rolls) costs $8.99.

I’ll pass. You know how I get 4-ply toilet paper? I fold 2-ply in half. Now that is gaming the system. You could also fold 1-ply four times. That’s getting one over on the man!

No way I’m paying extra money for TP in a tin though. What am I, a Rockefeller? If I was I’d probably be using a bidet or one of those fancy Japanese toilets that washes and dries your butt for you.

[via Hip2save via Geekologie]