Stool with an accordion-shaped seat plays a musical note when you sit on it!

The Xia Stool, or as I call it, the Philharmonic Whoopie Cushion Chair, is a fun little seat that uses an accordion-shaped cushion to turn the act of sitting down into something rather surprising and entertaining. Seat yourself down on the Xia Stool and it instantly emits a note, concertina in an allusion to traditional Portuguese music.

Designed by Soraia Gomes Teixeira, a Portuguese designer from Oporto, the Xia Stool aims at revitalizing the common seating object through the power of sound. The accordion-shaped cushion provides an ample visual warning to the user, priming them to expect a sound as they sit, so they’re never caught unawares. Even though the accordion-shaped cushion acts as a visual indication, it’s still incredibly fun and entertaining to actually have the seat meet your expectations, letting out a friendly honk as you sit down! Soraia mentions, “[The] Xia Stool is a fun object that makes people smile and unleashes their imagination.”

The Xia Stool is made from wood, Burel fabric, and 100% Pure Sheep Wool. Each stool emits a high-pitched ‘A’ note, although it would be fun if different stools played different notes, creating chords as multiple people sit down together!

Designer: Soraia Gomes Teixeira

Super Mario Bob-omb Toilet Paper Holder Is Ready to Blow

If there’s something you never want to happen in your bathroom, it’s an explosion, except maybe one of those fizzy bath bombs in the tub. But if you’ve played enough Super Mario games, you know how to deal with a bomb, as long as it’s Bob-omb. Assuming you know how to keep this anthropomorphic explosive from blowing up, you might be comfortable with Bob hanging out in your bathroom.

This Bob-omb toilet paper cozy would look great in any Nintendo-themed bathroom, and I know that’s a really common bathroom decor theme. Simply load it up with a roll of your favorite toilet paper, and pull to expose the fuse of your bathroom bomb. As long as you don’t light the paper fuse or turn Bob-omb’s key, I think you’ll be okay.

This thing is awfully cute, but the idea of touching something made out of fabric while you’re on the toilet pooping makes me question whether this is really a practical bathroom accessory. I think I’d just use it to store a spare roll rather than use it as a dispenser.

An AI Bot Wrote an X-Men Script

Artificial intelligence keeps getting better and better, especially with the advent of technologies like machine learning artificial neural networks. Such tech is being used for everything from improving vehicle safety to searching for cures to diseases. However, not all AI tech is used for such noble or important causes. Take, for example, this AI that was trained on to write an X-Men script.

Writer, comedian, and occasional tech geek Keaton Patti decided to feed a deep learning algorithm with dialogue from 1000 hours of X-Men movies, and then asked it to produce its own movie based on its newly-formed knowledge base. Keaton was kind enough to post the first page of the script on his Twitter feed the other day, and the results are pretty hilarious:

Yes, they are a team of friendly freaks for sure, Storm is bossing around the weather as usual, and Magneto sure loves to play with his magnets. I really hope that Keaton lets his bot finish writing the whole movie, and then makes a low budget live-action version. What other movies would you want to let an AI bot write?

[via GeekTyrant]

The Office Possum Will Keep Unwanted People out of Your Cubicle

I’d prefer that companies let people continue to work from home until we have an effective COVID-19 vaccine, but some people are having to go into their offices already. While I hope that people are following social distancing and mask rules, some people will always be scofflaws. If you want to make sure no unmasked sickies poke their heads into your cubicle, then you need an effective deterrent. The Office Possum should do the trick quite nicely.

Made by purveyors of weird and wacky stuff Archie McPhee, the Office Possum is a 15″ tall latex replica of a possum that’s perfect for scaring people away from your stuff. With its beady eyes, lanky pink tail, gnarly teeth, and scratchy claws, it’s a great impediment to those who try and enter your personal space.

This guy even has bendable paws and tail, so you can pose it just how you like. Whether you poke its head out of a garbage can or leave it on its back on the floor like roadkill, it’s sure to disgust and freak out all who dare to cross its path.

Best of all, this thing doesn’t smell or spread rabies, so you can keep it in your office all year long. You can get your own Office Possum over at Archie McPhee for just $23.95. I think you should buy a bunch and block the entire entrance to your space with them.

Grow Your Own Brain in a Jar

Do you fancy yourself a modern day Dr. Frankenstein? Well then, you need a laboratory with lots of tubes and wires, some tesla coils, and of course some brains in jars. While I recommend American Science & Surplus for the lab gadgets, Copernicus Toys & Games has got you covered with the brains.

Yes, for just $10 a pop, you can grow your own detailed brain that you can stuff into a jar. Simply place the Swell Polymers Extra Large brain into water, and it’ll expand in size dramatically, growing from a tiny palm-sized brain to a bigger, yet still-smaller-than-human-sized one. Now before you go performing any screw-top brain swaps on patients, be sure to check to see if your freshly grown mind isn’t Abby Normal.

I’m not sure what would happen if you left one of these soaking in a jar of formaldehyde, but whatever happens to it, I’m sure the effect would be nice and creepy.

Spit Shine Mitt: Save Your Dust Drama for This Llama

It seems as if no matter how hard I try, there’s always dust on every smooth surface in my house. Perhaps it’s all the dander that my two dogs kick up, or maybe the same thing happens to everyone, pets or no pets. I usually use a Swiffer duster to keep things clean, but I think this llama dust mitt looks like much more fun.

Fred calls their dust mitt the “Spit Shine,” which is only appropriate because of llamas’ tendency to spit when they’re riled up. That said, I don’t recommend actually spitting on this before you wipe down your countertops unless you want a sticky, germ-filled mess. Also, don’t try an use an actual llama to do your cleaning. It’ll only make matters much, much worse.

You can clean up your dusty old house for just under 15 bucks. The Spit Shine Llama Mitt is available now from Amazon. Spit sold separately.

This R/C Turkey Has Four-wheel Drive

It’s Thanksgiving day, and there’s no better way to celebrate the holiday than with some delicious, stuffed turkey. And while you might yours stuffed with cornbread and celery, I like mine stuffed with lithium-ion batteries, motors, and wires. Yep, what you’re looking at is an off-road-ready turkey on wheels.

This crazy turkey on wheels was built by Wayne Stang back in 2012 as a decoy to attract a real turkey that he and his family could enjoy at the dinner table. The Robo Turkey rides atop the drivetrain and suspension of a Mad Torque Rock Crawler truck, making it capable of handling some seriously rugged terrain too. Apparently, the wheeled bird has been quite successful at luring in real birds, too.

If you don’t feel like building your own R/C turkey, it turns out that Boeckmann Decoys actually makes one you can buy right off the shelf, called the Mobo Gobbler:

[via Farm Show]

Keep Your Digits Dry with Some Thumb Sweatbands

Whether you use your them for sending endless text messages to your friends, or playing a round of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on your Nintendo Switch, your thumbs are getting a workout. After all, opposable thumbs are one of the more useful bits of human anatomy. Of course, if you use them as much as I do, they might work up a sweat. What your thumbs need are some tiny sweatbands!

Fortunately, the guys at Entertainment Earth have got you covered. These miniature sweatbands are just the right size for your thumbs, and will keep your joysticks and buttons nice and free of thumb sweat.

For $6.99, you’ll get a set of four tiny sweatbands, two with a “P1” designation, and two marked “P2,” making them perfect for two-player gaming sessions.

I wonder if these are stretchy enough to put around your cat’s paws.

Stormtrooper Vision Test Tries to Get to the Bottom of Things

Have you ever wondered why Stormtroopers can’t hit the broad side of a barn with their blasters? Perhaps they’re not getting enough Vitamin C? Or is it that the lenses of their helmets distort their vision? Maybe they just all have bad eyesight and need glasses. This hilarious painting from artist Travis Chapman is going with the latter view of things.

This one-of-a-kind original 24″ x 24″ acrylic painting is available for sale on Etsy for $700, and features an image of a stormtrooper as he sits for a vision test at the Empire’s designated optometrist, as the eye doc tries to figure out how to correct the soldier’s eyesight. Is this one better? Or this one? 1 or 2? 2 or 3? Better… or better?

Perhaps if all of the stormtroopers went through a proper eye exam and got contacts, they would have done so much better, and taken down that pesky rebellion back when they first tried to get their hands on the Death Star plans.

10 Cool Coasters That Will Make Your Day

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Have a visitor? A cool coaster will lit up any day. For those who don’t recognize this, coasters are a small tray or mat placed under a bottle or glass to protect the table underneath.

Whether you’ll buy one to use at home or even at your office, one of these things are at best with simple collections as well. That being said, have a look at this 10 crazy coasters we found that we’re sure will definitely make your day!

1. Funny Coaster For Parties

With this kind of coaster at your home, they will be extra careful with your table. No need to tell them directly! Isn’t it funny to see this kind of sayings on the coaster? I bet anyone who can see this will absolutely be more careful on their drinks! It’s a hilarious way to remind people to keep their drinks away from your table. You do get three different sayings with this set to match the personalities of each of your guests. It also comes with a holder. Perfect for parties and even as a gift for your friends and family.

2. Vinyl Record Disk Coaster

Music lovers, get your hands on some 80’s vibes with this Vinyl Record Disk Coaster.  Hosting your band’s mini-concert at your backyard or having an ’80s themed party at home? You can make your friends jealous with this record disk themed coasters. It is with a small rubber disc on the bottom that makes sure that your table will be protected and non-slip, at the same time fun and creative. These coasters could protect the surface of the table from damage while putting hot or cold drinks on the table.

3. Cactus Shaped Coaster

Nature lover? This coaster is for you! Aside from its cool design, this coaster comes with a cute flower pot shaped holder. It consists of 6 different sizes coasters for you to easily find one that fits your bottle, cup or glass. You may think it is foam at first sight, but NOT. What makes it better is that its heat resistant and waterproof to protect your table. With its unique design and creative design, it can both be perfect for home use, parties and a perfect gift for your friends and family.

4. Natural Wood Slices Coaster

If you are into arts and crafts, this coaster is perfect for you! This one is also unique with its design. It is a natural wood slices coaster that you will surely love. Package includes 10 pieces of tree discs pre-polished. Knowing that it is a real wood slice, some wood bark may fall from the slices. Sizes may slightly vary due to manual cutting. It is definitely suitable for home use, parties, wedding, backdrop decorations, and more.

5. Shotgun Shell Coaster

Mostly boys and dads will love this coaster! This shotgun shell themed coaster has its unique and edgy design. It is larger than other coasters with its 4″ diameter model -coasters and holder. It gives more space for your can, glass or bottles! This package includes 4 jumbo coasters and a holder. Makes it perfect as a gift, for different occasions or even just for personal use only.

6. Nintendo Cartridge Coasters

Gamers; The long wait is over, these coasters are for you.

This one will definitely make your day! Level up and let the game started with this coaster set. It is cool and great protection for your table. It is also a unique memorabilia to add to your collection of old school Nintendo items. Impress your friends with these wicked vintage coasters that feature some of the NES’s most iconic games including Metroid, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda.

7. Typewriter Coasters

This one is definitely unique and stylish at the same time.

If you are into vintage things and love seeing some old and rusty collections, this one is perfect for you. This unique typewriter coaster has a typewriter design and a metallic holder. It is made of rubber non-slip pads on base and coasters. It is definitely perfect for parties, home dinners, or even as a gift for your old school friends.

8. 7 Wonders Of The World Coasters

Every person who loves to travel will definitely want one of this!

Keep your table dry while thinking of your next dream destination! Go around the world with this unique, hand-drawn illustrations of Petra, Colosseum, Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal, Christ the Redeemer, Machu Picchu and Chichen Itza. You can also be eco-friendly because it is made of cork. Perfect for hot or ice-cold drinks at your home or at a party! Will also be much appreciated if given as a gift.

9. Cute Cat Coasters

How could you resist to buy one of this super duper cute coasters?

Well definitely, cat lovers will get crazy at this. The package consists of 6 different cat cup coasters made of silicone rubber. It can absorb any moisture and protects your table from having a stain. It has a good size that fits perfectly for your cup, glass or bottle. Also used as a hot pad or trivet. It is also a perfect kitchen gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, wife, girlfriend, woman, female friends, Christmas gift idea.

10. Funny Novelty Coasters

And for our last coaster, this funny novelty coaster that will surely make your day.

Have a drink and laugh because you only live once! Protect your table or bar with these hilarious high-quality coasters. It includes 6 coasters, each with a unique saying that adds an element of witty fun to the party. Perfect for white elephant gifts, Christmas presents, housewarming gifts, birthday presents, hostess gifts, or to add a unique flair to your home bar.

And that’s it! I’m pretty sure that you got one favorite with our list. Go on, and get one of them while it is still in the market place! Make your day witty and cool while protecting your lovely table with this crazy coasters.

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