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Lego Sudoku Solver

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Having problems solving that Sudoku puzzle? Well, worry no more because someone had the idea to construct a robot to do that for you. Now you can sit back, relax and drink your morning coffee without having to worry about all those pesky little numbers. The robot is built from the ever versatile Lego Mindstorm kits. There's also one that solves a Rubik's cube. Head over to Tilted Twister to check it out.
Posted By: mdb777 | Date: Fri Sep 11, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Games, Robots, Toys

Pool-playing Dragons

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Why settle for poker-playing dogs when you could have kitsch as magnificently moronic as this?

Visit here--it's only $20 per piece!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Aug 02, 2009 | Comments (3)
Category: Art, Games, Kitsch and Collectibles, Products, Fictional Monsters

MP3 Experiment

Back on May 23, Over 2,000 people gathered for the Sixth Annual Mp3 Experiment. Everyone had to download the same mp3 and at exactly 4:00 pm press play. Once the opening song finished, Steve (the voice on the mp3) tells you to do some crazy stuff. Too bad I don't live in New York, because this looks like a lot of fun.
Improv Everywhere


Posted By: mdb777 | Date: Sun Jun 28, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Entertainment, Games, Recreation, Video

Chess Boxing

Yep, it's an official sport, at least according to The World Chess Boxing Organisation.

Posted By: mdb777 | Date: Thu Jun 18, 2009 | Comments (7)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Games, Sports

Weird Stuff from The History Channel

Seems as if there should be some prime material of interest for WU-vies in these five titles.





Or in the DVDs of the History Channel show they derive from.



Or even in the official boardgame!








Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 16, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Games, Video, Books

Japanese Game Shows

It is no secret that Japan has some of the strangest game shows, but the combination of costumes, tasks, and punishment in this show is beyond explanation.
Posted By: fyshstyxx | Date: Sun Jun 14, 2009 | Comments (7)
Category: Games, Insects, Television, Video, Asia

The Treadmill Challenge

Weirdness from the world of Japanese game shows:


Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Apr 11, 2009 | Comments (9)
Category: Exercise and Fitness, Games, Television, Asia

Human Hamster Balls

All future arguments on WU shall be settled by TRIAL VIA GIANT HUMAN HAMSTER SPHERES! Participants may purchase spheres here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 09, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Games, Toys

The Big Snit

Personally, I would happily watch a TV show titled "Sawing for Teens."

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 02, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Death, Destruction, Disasters, Domestic, Marriage, Games, War, 1980's, North America

8-Bit Weapon

Video game music as full-length songs? Yes, it's a whole weird subculture.

Here are two examples from the group 8-Bit Weapon.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Feb 01, 2009 | Comments (14)
Category: Games, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Music
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