The Lego scientist boy's club has just been invaded by a new minifig. She's got glasses, a lab coat, two Erlenmeyer flasks, and a reputation for brilliance.
The minifig is simply named "Scientist," but her name tag reads "Professor C. Bodin." As far as toys with fictional careers go, she is quite accomplished. Lego's description notes, "She won the coveted Nobrick Prize for her discovery of the theoretical System/DUPLO Interface!"… Read more
A blue Hot Wheels toy car sporting the number "01" went where no Hot Wheels has gone before. It got to take a dramatic plunge down what the toy car company is calling "the world's highest wall track."
The track was rigged up to go on the side of an apartment building. It's hard to tell exactly how high the track is, but it certainly looks like it could claim the record.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- The 404 Special Feature: Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (podcast).
- The Internet explained by (three) prisoners who have never seen it.
- Three years after being banned, Bang With Friends returns as "Down."
In this very special episode of The 404 Show, Jeff Bakalar chats with professional funnymen Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. You may recognize these fine gentlemen from their work on MTV's "The State," "Reno 911!," and other programs. The two have worked together on a number of films and are the writers of the "Night at the Museum" movies. Their latest collaboration is "Hell Baby," a horror-comedy that tells the ridiculous story of what happens when a couple who's expecting twins moves into a haunted New Orleans home.
Tom, Ben, and Jeff chat about what it was like working on "Hell Baby," how Goldeneye 007 for Nintendo 64 almost destroyed "The State," and some of their favorite "Reno 911!" characters.
"Jurassic Park" captured the imagination of countless dinosaur fans around the world, and now artist Sami Mustonen aspires to bring that movie magic to brick lovers.
Mustonen launched a "Jurassic Park" Lego set, a project 65 million years in the making, on Lego's Kickstarter-esque Web site Cuusoo. At the time of this writing, Mustonen has more than 3,700 votes out of the 10,000 needed -- a figure that Lego requires before officially considering the project.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Tech terms coined in the '90s: Where are they now?
- Man turns his phone number into a premium number, makes money off of telemarketers calling him.
- Locket app lets users make money by swiping through ads on their smartphones.
It's strange to think that less than 30 years after the release of the original Macintosh -- then the cutting edge of consumer computing -- the Mac's been vastly outstripped by a small device that fits in your pocket.
So why not make a a tiny-size working Mac out of today's gadgets? RetroMacCast's John Leake has done precisely that, scaling the machine down to one third of its original size, just 4.5 inches by 3 inches by 3.5 inches (which is still a heck of a lot chunkier than an iPod). … Read more
It's the coolest toy stunt since Canadian teens sent a Lego minifig 15 miles into the atmosphere.
A teddy bear named Babbage has sailed high above the Earth to re-create Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking skydive from last year, and may even have outdone the Austrian extreme daredevil.
The toy went up in an air balloon and fell from about 24 miles up, with reports saying it beat Baumgartner's height by about 100 feet. … Read more