During the winter months when it gets cold, it gets much harder to get to the shops and buy your beer... so what step do you take next? You order your beer to be delivered by an unmanned aerial drone, that's what.
Lakemaid, a Minnesota-based brewing company, has done just that - after it saw 60 Minutes' bit on Amazon's same-day delivery system that uses drones. The owners of Lakemaid Brewing Company developed its own unmanned aerial delivery vehicle, which just delivered Lakemaid's popular winter lager to an ice fishing shack near Lake Millie Lacs.
A drone had a 12-pack of Lakemaid's popular Winter Lager strapped to it, where it took off to its delivery point. The video above, was met with divided response, with beer fans wanting to know when their local brewers would adopt the same technology, but was also met with criticism as drones are often used for surveillance by the military.
There's better ways Samsung could market its smartphones, instead of letting Ellen use one at the Oscar's to take a selfie. How about using the eight-core brain of the Galaxy S4 to solve a Rubik's Cube in just 3.253 seconds?
Cubestormer 3 - a robot that solves Rubik's Cubes - in just seconds. The third-generation robot was built by co-inventors David Gilday and Mike Dobson for a single reason: speed. They used the eight-core variant of Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone, with the eight processors controlling eight Lego Mindstorms actuators.
Gidday explains: "We knew Cubestormer 3 had the potential to beat the existing record but with the robot performing physical operations quicker than the human eye can see there's always an element of risk." The eight cores inside of the Galaxy S4 analyze the cube's starting arrangement, then tells the four attached robot arms to process the required steps to get the cube into its complete state.
Still confused about Bitcoins? So is television personality Conan O'Brien.
With all of the press and controversy surrounding Bitcoin and its recent scandals, funnyman Conan O'Brien decided it was time he took an active role in understanding just what a Bitcoin is by inviting Bitcoin COO Marcus Ortman on the show to explain. Unfortunately, Mr. Ortman only confuses Conan even further.
On last night's episode of Conan, television personality Conan O'Brien decided to spoof the mystery and controversy surrounding Bitcoin by inviting fictional Bitcoin COO Marcus Ortman to "explain" what a Bitcoin is. Ortman spent a good two minutes spewing lines from True Detective and illustrating the mythical nature of the Bitcoin in a hilarious skit that looked like something out of a bad 80's infomercial. Needless to say, Conan learned nothing from Ortman, and upon accusing Ortman of knowing nothing about the Bitcoin, Ortman made a hilariously clumsy escape.
Charity isn't usually a laughing matter, at least it's not until Arnold Schwarzenegger gets into the mix. Just a few hours ago, Schwarzenegger uploaded a hilarious video to YouTube announcing a charity campaign for After-School All-Stars, a contest to fly out to Los Angeles and meet him, and -yes - his new tank.
The short video features Schwarzenegger and his new tank, crushing everything from taxi-cabs to industrial sized rolls of bubble wrap. Though the video is great for laughs, and filled with all sorts of internet goodness like slow-mo destruction, sound effects, and even cats (don't worry, they don't get crushed), the purpose of the video is to announce a contest that benefits a good cause that allows children to participate in free after-school sports programs and activities.
Just an hour ago, a "leaked scene" from the upcoming Veronica Mars movie hit the web. This hilarious two minute video was dropped on the Funny or Die website, and features Kristen Bell in her reprised role as the beloved amateur detective, Veronica Mars. The "leaked scene" shows Veronica Mars sitting at a table in a restaurant discussing a case with a potential suspect, when one -or more waiters step in to deliver the line "Your check, sir."
Early last year, a Kickstarter campaign launched to bring the long-at-rest television character Veronica Mars back to life on the silver screen. While the initial campaign called for a mere $2 million to cover production costs, and within just a few short weeks, fans pledged an astounding $5,702,153, making the campaign one of the most successful ever on Kickstarter. The success of the campaign was owed to the devoted following of the CW television series Veronica Mars, which ran from 2004 to 2007, and these contributors were well rewarded for donating to the cause.
In addition to receiving t-shirts, stickers, and even voicemail messages recorded by stars of the Veronica Mars film, backers of the Kickstarter campaign also had the opportunity to shell out some cash for a role in the upcoming film. While most of the roles were non-speaking background roles, for $10,000, backers had the opportunity to receive a speaking role as a waiter in the film, an invitation to the premiere and after party, a framed copy of the script page their role appeared on, a signed movie poster, a Blu-ray/DVD/ Digital copy combo pack of the film, a PDF copy of the shooting script, and (of course) a t-shirt.
Following the departure of all-star writer/cast member Seth Meyers from the popular skit comedy show "Saturday Night Live," all eyes were on his Weekend Update replacement Colin Jost, who stumbled to gain laughs after an already disappointing performance from "The Big Bang Theory" star, Jim Parsons. The 3/01/14 show suffered an abundance of performance issues including lackluster writing, failed attempts at slap-stick, and an abundance of pressure and scrutiny from uncertain fans.
After a highly successful opening to the shows 39th season, fans were sorry to see Seth Meyers go, and worried the show would decline in his absence, which is not quite unwarranted given the show's history of dry periods. This last Saturday however, "Saturday Night Live" made up for the poor performance the previous week with spectacular performances from the cast, special guests Liam Neeson and John Hamm, and host Lena Dunham -giving die-hard fans of the show a sigh of relief.
Sicilians that refer to themselves as the "Sicilian Space Program" began a lighthearted project to launch a cannolo siciliano into the stratosphere. Of course, launching a delicious cream filled pastry into the stratosphere on a low budget with no real planning would undoubtedly result in a light rain of cream, and failed aspirations, so the team worked tirelessly to bring their visions to reality. The result was a very well thought out design, and a delicious space traveling pastry -well sort of.
Getting a real edible cannolo into the stratosphere on a helium balloon without crushing it into an unrecognizable pile of mush or losing it all together isn't exactly a realistic aspiration, but that didn't stop Paolo Capasso, Antonella Barbera, and Fabio Leone from seeing their mission through. Instead of using a real pastry, the three Sicilian dreamers did the next best thing: they created a very realistic looking polymer replica cannolo out of Fimo.
In August of 2012, Vladimir Putin paid a visit to a 14th century monastery where he engaged in a meet and greet with members of the church. All seemed well until a Russian Orthodox priest attempted to greet Putin with a kiss on the hand, which Putin promptly rejected in disgust. Recently, someone has created a .gif of the incident, and it is hitting viral proportions on popular sites like Reddit, Imgur, and 9GAG.
As tensions in Asia heat up, all eyes have been on Putin, and the internet has been having a field day. Images much like this one have surfaced all over, depicting Putin in the manliest of ways, and often presenting him shirtless in a side-by-side comparison with president Obama. Unsurprisingly, these images often hit viral proportions.
This past Thursday one of the stranger Guinness World Records was broken in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Huffington post reported that 1,675 people showed up to LaughFest to wear their sunglasses at night, beating out the previous record of 1,642 - Corey Hart would have been proud.
As weird as this world record breaking event is, it pales in comparison to some of the stranger world records in existence today. In January of last year, students at a New Jersey high school set a world record for the most bubble wrap being popped at one time with 366 students reportedly popping 800 yards of bubble wrap; in November of last year, Kenichi Ito broke his own record for being the fastest man on four limbs by running 100 meters in 17.47 seconds; in November of 2012, 28 women stuffed themselves into a Mini Cooper in London to break the record for the most people in one mini car; and in April of 2012, a man in China broke the record for having the most bees on a human body with approximately 331,000 bees. Is Guinness just giving world records away to anyone who can come up with anything strange enough?
Over the years, Guinness has seen such outlandish entries that many strange world record categories have been removed. Many categories relating to the world's heaviest domestic animals have been removed due to ethical dilemmas, since pet owners were purposely overfeeding their animals in order to break records. Similarly, categories like sword swallowing, rally racing on public roads, and consuming massive quantities of alcohol have been removed from Guinness World Records due to human safety concerns. And, those bizarre large foods (like the 1,325 lb. Frito pie or the 2,014 bacon cheeseburger) have a strange (albeit necessary) rule all of their own, stating that they must be entirely edible and be distributed among the public to be considered applicable to the Guinness World Record books.
Last month an elderly man in Oregon called 911 for -of all reasons - a stuck zipper. The absurd call was made to 911 dispatchers in the middle of February after the man's wife became stuck in her jacket because the zipper simply would not budge. The caller had the following hilarious exchange with the 911 operator:
Operator: "911 - Police, Fire, and Medical"
Caller: "Yeah, we got a problem here. My wife is struggling in her jacket and can't get it off. She's struggling in her... In her jacket; I want 911 up here immediately."
Operator: "Okay, is she not breathing, or?"
Caller: "She's alright, she just can't get her ****** jacket off, and I am p***** about it."
Operator: "Ok, so you want the fire department to come?"
Caller: "Somebody to help her! Yeah, yeah."
Operator: "Ok, can you cut it off of her?"
Caller: "No, I don't want to cut it off, it's a nice jacket."