Moff, A Toy Wristband That Makes Sounds in Different Themes as the Wearer Moves

The Moff band is a wristband that makes sounds in different themes as the wearer moves, encouraging kids and adults alike to move in imaginative play. The band itself is a silicone-coated slap bracelet, making it suitable for children and adults of all sizes. After downloading the Moff app, users can connect their Moff bands to an iOS device–an Android-compatible version is still to be released–via Bluetooth to change the types of sounds the band makes. Sound sets include animals, percussion instruments, sports, and trains.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, Moff was recently released in Japan and released in the United States earlier this month.



images via Kickstarter

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The Deconstruction, A Competition That Asks Participants To Make Something New From Existing Objects and Ideas

The Deconstruction, a 48-hour competition that challenges teams to create something new from existing objects, genres and ideas, takes place November 14 to 16, 2014. Teams can register for the competition online. The event is open to anyone with Internet access. The Deconstruction is organized by Jason Naumoff.

The Deconstruction is about re-thinking the world as we know it, taking it apart, making a few adjustments, then putting it back together a little awesomer-er. It’s a light-hearted competition/ game, but it’s really more of a large-scale collaboration between friends, teams, and the public. The concept is to make the world a slightly better, more fun, and more interesting place over 48 hours. The event is open to anyone, anywhere, of any age and skill level.

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Mixology Expert Explains the Importance of Choosing Glassware According to the Specific Cocktail Being Crafted

On the most recent episode of “The Cocktail Spirit” on the Small Screen Network, mixology expert and historian Robert Hess (previously) explains the importance of choosing the proper glassware according to the specific cocktail being crafted, using the wonderful Sazerac as an example.

Wine drinkers have long known that different wines taste better in particularly shaped glassware (Thank You Riedel!) In much the same way choosing the right glass for your cocktail can make a big difference in the final results. With cocktails it isn’t so much the nuances of the flavor profile, but instead it is the functionality of the form, the visual presentation, size of the drink, comfort, and elegance as well. Drinks that need to be served with ice obviously need to be in a larger glass than those that don’t. Iced drinks should also be served in glasses with more vertical sides like a typical “Rocks” glass as opposed to an angle-sided “Martini” glass.

PBS Idea Channel Explores the Connection Between Horror Movies and Cable News

PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta explores the connection between horror movies and cable news in their latest video. Specifically, Rugnetta notes that horrifying elements–and especially violence–are prevalent in both.

Halloween is almost here, and ’tis the season for copious horror movie viewing!! Lots of awesome smart people have talked about the reasons we love horror films. But why do we like to watch horror films with others? There seems to be a social nature to horror viewing, way more than other genres. It’s gotta be more than just safety in numbers, right? And does this apply just to movies, or does this social experience of horror seep into other aspects of culture?

Hungry Chinchilla Gleefully Gobbles Up the Meaty Almond He Holds In His Hand

A hungry, fuzzy chinchilla named Mittenmaus gleefully gobbles up the meaty almond that he’s holding in his hand. According to his human Lisa Yang, the almond was a special treat.

Roundest cutest perspective! PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT endorse over-treating chins, nor do I endorse over-treating chins with nuts especially, as they are high in fat and can cause health problems down the road. I do, however, allow them treats on occasion – sparingly, and with careful monitoring.

Lisa prefers instead to provide her chinchillas with shredded wheat and dried apple slices, both much healthier snacks.

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A Windowless Aircraft Concept That Features High Definition Displays Instead of Passenger Windows

The UK-based Centre for Process Innovation has developed a proposal for a windowless commercial aircraft that would feature high definition displays in place of passenger windows. According to the innovation center, a windowless cabin would be stronger and lighter, thus saving weight and more importantly, fuel. Flexible screens lining the interior of the cabin would provide views of the outside as well as entertainment and in-flight information.

Windowless Aircraft Concept

Windowless Aircraft Concept

Windowless Aircraft Concept

Windowless Aircraft Concept

Windowless Aircraft Concept

images via Centre for Process Innovation

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Jerome Jarre Gets Interrogated by the FBI After Changing Into a Speedo and Pool Toy on an American Airlines Flight

YouTube star Jerome Jarre (previously) staged a silly prank in which he changed into a Speedo and inflatable turtle pool toy on a flight from Mexico to Miami. In a video that also shows the prank itself, Jarre says he was escorted from the plane by police and interrogated by the FBI who told him, “This is the silliest thing I’ve had to work on in my entire career.”

Although Jarre says he was threatened with arrest and revocation of his U.S. visa, it appears he has not faced any serious legal action since the incident.

via Casey Neistat