Cool Stuff

There's a Penny in Circulation Worth $85,000

And it might just be in your pocket.<p>Before you bring that spare change into the bank for a cash exchange, you might want to give your pennies a cursory glance. According to Little Things, there's one circulating—a relic of America's World War II era—worth a whopping $85,000.<p>A penny saved could …

Money

That penny in your pocket could be worth $85K

Pennies can be lucky, especially if they’re 1943 copper wheat pennies. They are going for up to $85,000 at auction.<p>Only a few such pennies were ever …

Lifestyle

Wild Boars Kill ISIS Militants Just Before They Can Ambush Resistance Fighters

A group of boars killed three ISIS militants who were setting up an ambush against local tribesmen in northern Iraq on Sunday.<p>A group of wild boars …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Shaman All Terrain Vehicle

Whether you fish, hunt, or explore, the Shaman All Terrain Vehicle promises to be far more versatile than anything you'll find at your local …

Shopping

Incredible Street Dancers by Haze Kware

Haze Kware is a French photographer who loves dance in all its forms. Through numerous series he explores this universe by offering us extraordinary …

Art

Microsoft Excel — Get Started with a Custom Template Workbook

Microsoft Excel — Get Started with a Custom Template Workbook<p>Save Yourself the Excel Setup Ritual Everytime You Create an Excel Workbook<p>In a past …

Lifehacks

Why Your Cat Loves Small Spaces

Cats don’t just like small spaces, they <i>love</i> them. From Amazon boxes to grocery bags to the tiny gap between the bottom of your couch and the floor. …

Cats

Tactical Pen | Popular Mechanics

• Made from high grade lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum<br>• Equipped w/ ultra-hard carbide tip window breaker<br>• Writes in the rain, upside down, & in temperatures between -30 degrees to 250 degrees Farenheit<br>• Prevents leaks & oozing w/ stainless steel, precision-machined socket<br>• Writes three times longer w/ …

Batman and Flash's Big Watchmen Mystery Just Took One Hell of a Turn

After months of intrigue from fans, the first big clues as to just what the hell is going on with <i>Watchmen</i>’s integration into the DC universe are …

Batman

This Box Puzzle Is So Insanely Difficult That It’s Near-Impossible Even With A Video Tutorial

It’s not clear who, besides middle school math teachers and Cracker Barrel, represents the target demographic for those mind-bending puzzles that …

Good News

This water bottle raised over $500,000 on Kickstarter because of its innovative collapsible design

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff that we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>It’s no secret that disposable plastic water bottles are harmful to the environment. Everyone knows it’s better to recycle, but not …

Shopping

Download 200+ Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim Museum

For at least half a decade now, New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been digitizing its exhibition catalogs and other art books. Now you can …

Museums

Russia Won’t Stop Building Insane Overlanders

Russia has a penchant for building insane all-terrain vehicles, but between the AWD mini-bikes and oddly proportion yet incredibly nimble 4×4 trucks, …

Russia

Nike and Converse Team Up to Give Chuck Taylors a Makeover

Converse's Chuck Taylor All Stars have long been a footwear staple. The classics are made out of canvas and rubber, but the company fiddled with …

Shoes

Take a stand for a better view at work — just expense this suction-cup desk thing on Kickstarter

If you’ve been waiting for an office with a window or a standing desk, you’re going to want to sit down for this one. Oh, you already are. …

Kickstarter

On YouTube: The Feynman Technique for learning anything via Sprouts

I first discovered Richard Feynman years ago when I read his book “Surely, You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman” for a college class. I then went on to read …

Lifehacks

The Greatest Hot Wheels Track Ever Built Ends With an Explosive Finale

Mark Rober, who we last saw engineering a dart board that guaranteed a bullseye with every throw, has just built what every car-loving kid always …

Moleskine Click Ball Pen Review

Recently, while cleansing myself of a long work week by cruising the pen and stationary section of my local Staples, I spotted a stack of Moleskine …

Illustration

The Grown-Up Kitchen: How to Time Your Cooking So Everything Is Ready at Once

When preparing a “square” meal—you know, the kind with a protein and at least two sides—I rarely struggle with the actual cooking. I can cook a …

Cooking

Please Help Me Understand This Horrifying and Confusing Cars Theory

I’m so sorry, but I’m a <i>Cars</i> truther now.<p>It’s been fairly well-documented at this point that I and James Whitbrook have a few questions about the …

Transportation

Found this hidden gem while auditing a contract

Found This Hidden Gem While Auditing A Contract<p>Back to Article Next Image » « Previous Image<p>Latest From Odd …

the jetfoiler eFoil is like a magic carpet for the sea

the jetfoiler eFoil is like a magic carpet for the sea<p><b>the ‘jetfoiler eFoil’ fuses a motorized surfboard with a hydrofoil, creating a board that</b> …

TIHK HK2 Handcuff Key

Prepare yourself for any scenario with the TIHK HK2 Handcuff Key. Compact and inconspicuous, this device is small enough to incorporate seamlessly …

Gear & Gadgets

These Are the Three Best Coolers

Well this is awkward. The overwhelming favorite in this week’s cooler Co-Op was RTIC’s hard cooler, which is no longer in production due to to a …

Indy 500

This Insane Survival Slingshot Can Fire Arrows at 350 Feet Per Second

With all of the great firearms, bows, and compressed air guns available, the typical outdoorsman probably wouldn't spring for a slingshot as their …

Knives

'Almost Forgotten Disease' Caused Factory Workers' Rashes

A mysterious outbreak of an itchy rash among workers at an herbal supplement factory turned out to be caused by an "almost forgotten disease," a new …

Medicine

Stop! Hammock time!

Spring is here, time to toss the ratty old hammock and get a new one! This $15 replacement hammock fits my stand well.<p>Couple years back I reviewed …

Travel

Live Out Your Wolverine Fantasies With a Retractable Set of Popsicle Stick Claws

There are two great reasons to follow this tutorial which teaches you how to turn 15 wooden popsicle sticks into your own set of wearable Wolverine …

Comics

The Phoenix Force Just Showed Up in the Last Place You'd Expect

The Phoenix Force is one of the deadliest entities in the entire Marvel universe, a roiling mass of pure destruction that leaves nothing but cinders …

Comics

The 6 Best Bar Carts For Your Man Cave

What’s a man cave without easy access to your favorite drink? Nothing says relaxation like being just a few feet away from your alcohol, so take your …

IKEA