Mike Skoropadyk

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Infiniti's Diesel-Slaying Variable-Compression Engine Is Here And It Is Beautiful

Infiniti showed off a slightly updated Q50 yesterday at the Paris Motor Show, but nobody gave a damn because right next to it was this: the first …

Auto Shows

New World’s Largest LEGO Technic set is a 3.9k piece mega-excavator

The Bucket Wheel Excavator will soon hold the honor of being the largest LEGO Technic set in history. This isn’t just an enthusiast build – it’s a …

Lego

10 of the Best Shifters Ever Made

These things make every shift so, so satisfying.<p>A shifter doesn't need to be interesting or beautiful to accomplish its task. So when an automaker puts in the effort to design a cool gear selector, we have to recognize it. These are some of our favorite shifters in the automotive world.

Incredibly Detailed Illustrations of Star Wars Vehicles

<i>Millennium Falcon</i><p>UK technical illustrator Hans Jenssen has created a series of incredibly detailed drawings featuring well-known <i>Star Wars</i> vehicles …

Drawing

BBQ 101: Bacon Wrapped Corn on The Cob

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Fresh Corn on the cob<br>• 2 slices of bacon per ear of corn<br>• Sheets Tin foil<br>• Salt &Pepper<p><b>Instructions</b><p><b>Husk</b> each ear of corn. Then <b>Wrap</b> your bacon …

Build a Deck for Less Than $900

A low-level deck beautifies your outdoor space and can increase the value of your home. And it might not be as difficult to DIY as you might …

Home Depot

The Plot Of STAR WARS EPISODE VIII Has Seemingly Leaked Online And It Will Make You Really, REALLY Mad

We've heard that Rian Johnson has some interesting things planned for <i>Star Wars Episode VIII</i>, but if this rumoured plot outline is accurate, you may …

Star Wars

Portable BBQ Grill That Looks Like Classic Red Toolbox

This is the BBQ Toolbox from SUCK UK, a portable barbecue grill in the form of a classic red toolbox. "You're a BBQ toolbox." Damn right I am, I love …

A Supermom Created This 400,000-Piece Hogwarts Castle Out of LEGOs, and We Are Speechless

As a complete Potterhead, I was always really proud of my LEGO Harry Potter figurine I keep at my work desk. It comes complete with a school trunk, Hedwig, and Harry clutching his wand. The trunk even holds tiny Galleons! Then I discovered Alice Finch's re-creation of the Hogwarts Castle. I …

Pick Locks Like In The Movies: Using a Bobby Pin

Sure, many of us don’t hold our hair in place with bobby pins, but just in case we need to break into a secure location, like the broom closet we …

17 Cool Bookends For Your Inner Geek

There’s something already geeky about people who love books, so why not go all the way and add some geeky style to your library with the right kind …

18 Gifts That Will Definitely Make Your Cat Love You More

"I loved you then as I love you meow."<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Is the worst finally over for Whole Foods?

There has been a whole lotta shakin' goin' on at Whole Foods lately. And not in a good way.<p>Investors have shunned the stock ... and shoppers don't seem to be making as many trips to the organic grocery chain either.<p>But the worst may be over.<p>Whole Foods reported results for the last three months of …

Why McDonald’s Food Doesn’t Rot, And Why It’s No Big Deal

Every few years, somebody shows us a burger they bought from McDonald’s way back when and marvels in disgust that it’s still pristine. This week, it’s a Happy Meal from six years ago. People post vomit emojis and mourn the state of American food and then go back to eating horribly until the next …

Food

American Truck Simulator review

<i>American Truck Simulator</i> didn't feel like home, and that's exactly what I was hoping for.<p>Living on the south coast of England, <i>Euro Truck Simulator</i> has given me countless hours of cathartic enjoyment over the years. Switch on the radio, jump into a truck and barrel down the M5 in the wind and rain. …

We'd Max Out Our Credit Cards for These Gorgeous Kitchen Appliances

Dream kitchens alert.<p>Is it possible to be attracted to a shiny kitchen appliance? The hottest celebrity in the world could be opening a Meneghini La Cambusa refrigerator and we'd be all: You're blocking the view! From retro ovens to sleek transparent fridges, get ready to fall in love, or at least …

Kitchens

101 things you thought were true, but have actually been debunked by science

1/<p>Skye Gould/Tech Insider<p>2/<p>MYTH: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.<p>Imperfect<p>Apples are packed with vitamin C and fiber, both of which are …

10 Revelations that Weren't in 'The Force Awakens'

Pablo Hidalgo has one of the coolest jobs on the planet.<p>He's essentially the keeper of Star Wars canon for the Lucasfilm Story Group, though his role …

Star Wars

Pork Tenderloin

F&W's favorite methods for preparing juicy pork tenderloin include maple-brining, braising, grilling and more.

Round On The Ground: Camping Doughnut Tent System

This is the conceptual Camping Doughnut tent system designed by Sungha Lim, Hyunmook Lim, and Han Kim. Instead of traditional tents, it consists of …

Don't expect OPEC to hold an emergency meeting anytime soon

The crash in oil since December has only deepened the pain for oil-exporting countries, even for those within OPEC. Despite the cartel's inability to agree on a production target at its meeting in early December, some of its members are clamoring for action.<p>Venezuela recently requested an emergency …

Incredible LEGO model of the Titanic breaking in half

<b>Ryan McNaught</b> is a professional LEGO model builder, and there’s absolutely no question about his building skills when he produces models like this or …

Koenigsegg's Camshaft-Free Engine Explained, Watch It in Action

Suck, squeeze, bang, blow. These are the four strokes of the reciprocating, internal-combustion engine (ICE) that Nikolaus Otto patented in the 19th century. The action of the intake valves that allow an engine to breathe and the exhaust valves that let it expel spent gases were, until very …

Star Wars Fan Spends a Year to Intricately Replicate the Millennium Falcon with 7,500 LEGO Blocks

Master LEGO builder Marshal Banana spent a year planning and constructing an impressive 7,500-piece replica of the iconic Millennium Falcon. Just in time for the release of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, this iteration is massive, weighing over 22 pounds and measuring nearly three feet long. With …

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

Limited edition Lego sets sold out in 30 minutes - Nation

GEORGE TOWN: Lego enthusiasts in Penang wiped out the limited edition Shell Tanker Lego units at most of the Shell petrol stations here within half …

Lego

Weird Wheels Move Robot In Four Directions Without Twisting

Perfect parallel parking for one tiny machine<p>Wheels, as we know them, could stand a little reinvention. They take fiddling and time to move into parallel spaces, and the whole world would be a better place if wheels could simply pull us sideways without any forward momentum. Fortunately, "mecanum …

2016 Nissan Titan XD bets big on Cummins diesel (pictures)