Taxidermy Mouse Chess Set: These Meeces Are Pieces

Do you like chess? Do you like dead things? Today’s your lucky day. Etsy seller and TheCurious13 has combined lifelike deceased rodents with a classic game of strategy with their taxidermy mouse chess set.

Every single chess piece is a dead mouse that has been lovingly dressed up and decorated to match the pieces from the game. These mice are hand stuffed. You get 16 light colored mice and 16 dark mice. The set also comes with a wooden handmade chess board and storage boxes.

You can even customize this set and request different costumes and colors. I’m thinking Star Trek set with mice as the Enterprise crew and Klingons with those tiny ridges on their mouse heads. Maybe Game of Thrones. That would be cool.

This mess of dead mice doesn’t come cheap though. The complete set will cost you a cool $750. Of course, you could always make your own for much less if you have a rodent infestation, but I doubt it will look this cool and creepy. Just do yourself a favor and don’t play a game of mouse chess if you have cats, unless you want to see your hard-earned money go down the drain.

This Jurassic World T-Rex Pool Float Is So Wrong Its Right

There’s something odd about this T-Rex but I can’t put my finger on it. It might be the fact that its body is shaped like a donut. Yeah, that’s it. You’re not looking so ferocious in that shape are you mister T-Rex?

Well, I mean, he’ll still tear you apart in the pool. This is the officially licensed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom T-Rex Pool Float. For 40 bucks, you get a 70-inch dinosaur. I’m no math wiz, but that’s less than a dollar per dinosaur-inch. Inflate this bad boy, throw it in the pool and hop on. You are now king of the water dinosaurs. That’s right. The T-Rex has now evolved to be an aquatic creature, even though those arms clearly can’t help it swim. Nature is weird like that.

Look at the smile on this guy. He’s happy to be in the water on a hot day. They should have just made a T-Rex head and had it weighted so that it looks like this guy is rising up from the water, because I really just want to scare people in the pool. But it’s still pretty cool to be able to ride a water T-Rex like I’m Jurassic Aquaman.

[via Dude I Want That via Geekologie]

Odd Alarm Wakes You To The Sound of a Puking Dog

Odd Alarm is a new app that will wake you up by using a bunch of odd sounds that your mind will find impossible to ignore. It’s available for iOS and Android, but this app isn’t full of the usual chimes and jaunty tunes. Instead, you get sounds you can’t ignore like cats fighting, gunshots, and even a dog getting ready to throw up.

Yeah, that’ll wake you up for sure. Cat fight, dog barf, and glass breaking are all solid choices to wake up to, but there are 17 other sounds too. There’s someone banging on your front door, a smoke alarm, enraged zombie, girl screaming, a devil dog, annoying alien and more, but these will cost you $0.99 each.

If these sounds get old and no longer wake you up, Odd Alarm also includes a “chase the morning sun” feature requiring you to drag an Off button onto a moving sun target to turn the alarm, and you’ll definitely have to be awake to do this.

Other sounds they should have included are angry landlord, party upstairs, and ex-wife screaming about alimony. When other alarm clocks fail to wake you, Odd Alarm should do the job… for awhile at least.

[via The Gadgeteer via Gizmodo]

This Game Is Crap: Flushin’ Frenzy Toilet Plunging Game

Man, what the hell is wrong is people today? The poop games for kids phenomenon just keeps right on trucking with Flushin’ Frenzy. Seriously, what toy exec says, “Just let them play with poop!”? I mean, I guess I would say that, but still.

The objective of the game is simple. Just push the flush lever to roll the die and that will determine how many times you have to plunge the toilet. After that, you try to catch the anthropomorphic turd as it launches out the back of the tank. Yes, for real. This is a thing that is in the world. The player to catch the poop wins a token, or two tokens if they catch it in mid-air. Yep, so we are rewarding kids for touching poop with their bare hands. This game should have been called Fecal Frenzy.

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD

No kidding. Don’t let your kid choke on a piece of poop with a smile on it. Don’t be that guy. Don’t let your kid play with this degenerate nonsense. The Flushin’ Frenzy game will cost you $13 on Amazon if you want your child to be the weird kid on the block.

[via Boing Boing via Geekologie]

MIT Soft Robotic Gripper Is Part Balloon Part Vacuum Cleaner

One day, robots will replace humans at places like Amazon where objects need to be taken from one bin and packaged in boxes for shipment. Before that can happen, we need robot arms with grippers that can handle odd objects of all sizes. Engineers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have come up with one such idea.

The “Magic Ball” soft gripper uses an origami-inspired 3D printed silicon rubber skeleton inside that is very flexible. Over the top of that, the team used a balloon in some instances to create an airtight system that can contract under vacuum pressure. When the suction is applied, the gripper closes and has enough strength to lift 100 times its own weight.

The gripper is also said to be inexpensive to make. It can lift items that are 70% of its diameter and handles fragile objects with care. I wonder if they could build a version that can grip and lift larger and heavier objects.

[via VentureBeat]

KFC Colonel Sanders Funko Pop Comes with a Bucket of Chicken

As a child of the ’80s, I fondly remember Colonel Sanders – the real one, not this new actor every other commercial weirdness KFC is up to these days. All the real Sanders wanted you to do was come to eat some chicken made from his secret family recipe of 11 herbs and spices.

This Funko Pop figure of the classic Colonel Sanders has his glasses from the old commercials and carries a little plastic bucket of fried chicken. Original recipe, not extra crispy.

 

The figure is officially-licensed KFC merchandise, and ThinkGeek will sell you tiny Sanders for $12.99. While you contemplate your purchase, here’s a commercial to stoke that ’80s nostalgia and verify this is the old Sanders, not that creepy new one.

Realistic Furry Cat Mask: Nope, That’s Not Creepy

If you have money burning a hole in your pocket, and you want to give your cat a heart attack, check out this crazy looking furry cat mask. It’s so realistic that your cat will hate you forever for scaring it to death.

After you pony up roughly $2,700, Japanese creative outlet Shindo Rinka and modeling workshop 91 will create this lifelike cat mask for you based on photos of your pet. Furries and crazy cat ladies everywhere are now cracking open their piggy banks. It’s called “My Family” masks, and it is meant to symbolize the bond that you have with your pets.

This thing is just terrifying. Why would you do this to poor little Fluffy? If I put this thing on, my cat is never talking to me again. Not that my cat actually talks to me. Not that I’m admitting anyway. It’s not weird. Nevermind. Anyway, look at how terrified that cat is in the second image. It’s never seen a giant cat before and thinks it’s about to be dinner.

[via designboom via Luxury Launches]

Lucky Charms Inspired Beer Brewed with Marshmallows

You know I always thought that the Lucky Charms leprechaun seemed a little drunk. Hey, if you drink enough you’re gonna be seeing pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, green clovers, and blue diamonds everywhere. This Lucky Charms inspired beer is exactly what he would drink.

C’mon you know this little dude was hopped up on something. Back in the ’80s, all of the cereal mascots were on something.

Norfolk, Virginia based Smartmouth Brewing Company’s Saturday Morning IPA probably should not be a part of a nutritious breakfast on Saturday mornings when watching cartoons. This Lucky Charms inspired beer is actually brewed with cereal marshmallow bits. The 6.6% ABV brew will be available for a limited time before Saint Patrick’s Day, but only in Virginia at select bars, restaurants, and beer stores.

Smartmouth says the IPA is “..brewed with in-house toasted marshmallows and bulk dehydrated-marshmallow-bits. It has been hopped and dry-hopped with Galaxy and Calypso hops. The nose is sweet and citrus, with orange and pear aromas. It has a soft pillowy body with a slight cereal taste. The result is magically ridiculous!”

I guess they say that that’s because they can’t legally say that “it’s magically delicious,” even if the beer actually is.

[via Fox29 via Geekologie]

KFC Colonel Sanders Bearskin Rug: Whatthef*cky Fried Chicken

If you’re looking for a creepy gift for the KFC lover in your life this Valentine’s Day, this Colonel Sanders Bearskin rug will be a gift they never ever forget. It’s not real bearskin, so don’t worry PETA. Still, that doesn’t make it any less horrifying.

Okay, I lied. You can’t really get your hands on one. Apparently, three of the rugs were given away in separate Reddit contests where entrants had to draw, Photoshop, or write the rug into a scene. This would be great for couples who love sitting by the fire and eating some greasy KFC with some champagne. And if you get it on, it’s technically a threesome since the Colonel is under you.

But hey, if you like eating greasy chicken and then doing the nasty on top of a Colonel Sanders bearskin rug, you have some problems. I’m not judging, but seriously, get some help. There’s nothing sexy about greasy chicken. Or the Colonel.

What does it say about their food that they have to sell it using stuff like this? I’m just saying, if people wanted it, it would sell itself. What’s wrong with you KFC?

[via The Daily Meal via Geekologie]

This Little Robot Is Designed to Clean Toilets

We’ve seen machines designed to clean bathrooms before, but this one is an actual tiny robot that you lift up and put in your toilet. Altan Robotech’s invention, named “Giddel” has a humanoid shaped head so that you can feel extra weird about putting a small being into a toilet bowl.

Just get this guy out of his charging base and put him in your dirty toilet bowl. It attaches under the seat in the back thanks to a mounting plate that you have to install. Then it scrubs away while you and your wife get it on in front of the bathroom mirror. Don’t believe me? Skip to about 13 seconds into the video below. This couple just loves a robot audience:

Giddel’s big blue eyes are buttons. It’s child and pet-friendly, and it has built-in navigation, whatever the hell that means. I guess it means that it won’t start furiously brushing your kid or dog instead of staying in the toilet bowl.

The Giddel toilet cleaning robot is available now for an introductory price of $399.99. Sure, this little guy cleans your toilet, but who cleans him? You, that’s who. So it still gives you a chore to do. You’re just cleaning a filthy toilet cleaning robot instead of a filthy toilet. So that sucks.