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With This Self-Healing Rubber, a Flat Tyre Can Fix Itself

Researchers in Germany recently discovered a way to manufacture rubber that can “heal” after being cut or pierced. In this incredible video, you can see the rubber growing back together. Read More >>

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Why Rubber Companies Suddenly Care About This Obscure Desert Shrub

Guayule is an little-known desert shrub, largely unremarkable except for one thing: it’s full of latex. That’s right, the stuff used to make rubber. Big tyre manufacturers like Bridgestone are now betting on guayule as the next big thing. Read More >>

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Super-Thin 0.01 Millimetre Condom Sells Out on Japanese Launch

A new form of condom is tearing it up in Japan, where a rubber specialist is now selling 0.01 millimetre condoms. And 0.01 millimetres is the thickness of the rubber, not the length of it, before you start disrespecting the Japanese male population. Read More >>

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Reduce a Steel Box to a Pathetic Lump With Slingshot Bullets

Joerg puts his equipment through a lot of abuse to film videos for the slingshot channel. And the catchbox he shoots into has borne the brunt of all that mayhem for three years. But it's probably been so gradual that no one really noticed. And then in a moment of clarity Joerg clearly realized that his catch box had evolved into a piece of useless nothing. Time for the junkyard. Read More >>

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Why Rubber Rules

When Charles Goodyear figured out how to take the smelly sap from some trees and turn it into the rubber of industry, the finished, stretchy product bounced a crazy diverse number of materials out of their soon-to-be former jobs. Like sheep intestines. Ick. Read More >>

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Where Christmas Lights Go to Die

Welcome to Shijiao. It's a bustling town in China that just so happens to be the unofficial capital of dead and unwanted Christmas lights. According to The Atlantic, 20 million pounds of old Christmas lights make it through Shijao every year. What the heck for? Read More >>

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Will ‘Viagra in a Condom’ Make People Like Using Them?

The rubber, the cock sock, the goalie, the love glove, the salami sling. No matter how many adorable monikers it gets, no one really likes a condom very much. Read More >>