If you plan on spending your winter months battling Decepticons, take a gander at this crocheted Optimus Prime beanie. It won't let you transform into a truck, but it will keep your face warm. »
This is MIT student Tyler Christensen's Tesla coil hat, which — in the name of sheer comedy — he programmed to play the theme from Mortal Kombat (recently) and Harry Potter. Sadly, strapping a Tesla coil to one's head isn't always the best idea — the hat blew up before he could show it off on Halloween. »
Are you ready to hear the Indiana Jones theme song one more time? Indy's co-star from the Crystal Skulls says Spielberg is gearing up for another Indy — which explains why they changed Crystal Skull's original ending. We explain below. »
OK, it's not really a hat, just a late-1960s "differential multidetector" that used radioisotopes to diagnose (and maybe cause a few) brain tumors. But I swear the eccentric hat junkie Isabella Blow once wore something exactly like it to Ascot.
From The Atom at Work: How Nuclear Power Can Benefit Man (1968), by C.B.… »