World Scott uses a Spyder III Krypton laser to ignite strips of flash paper embedded in bottles containing small amounts of alcohol for some tuneful slomo pyrotechnics.
Romanian warehousemen in Germany sort pallets loaded with crates of empty beer bottles.
lot more impressive than it sounds.
Viscous liquid condiment lovers – the era of bottle-pounding is at an end.
MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith and his team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists at the Varanasi Research Group spent two months devising LiquiGlide, a ‘super-slippery’ coating which makes the insides of the bottle so frictionless that the sludgy goo inside just slides out like water. The results are astonishing – and any burger and chips fan out there should prepare to be amazed.
As bottle openers go, this free-standing chrome-plated brass thing is fairly bulky but, once in position, an effortless pull or push in any direction pops the cap.
The manufacturer calls it the
Top Gear, presumably imagining that its operation mirrors the shifting into fifth of a gear stick.
It also imagines you’ll pay ¥12,600 (€118) for one of the 100 limited edition pieces.
An insanely adept Portuguese forklift driver gives the
Excavator Boss a run for his money.
A gorgeous example of over-engineered steampunk: inspired by the eccentric drawings of
W. Heath Robinson and made from 250 found objects by mechanical sculptor Rob Higgs.
The corkscrew was built over the course of three years and originally
launched back in 2009, when a limited production of 100 units went on sale.
Stainless steel. “Pleasantly heavy”.
Easy Open Bottle Cap by Shao-Nung Chen. For those whose fingers have merged to form fleshy clubs and who must now open fizzies with their elbows.