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Sharpie Stainless Steel Permanent Marker

You likely gained an affinity for Sharpie markers sometime in college, when you were adorning your friend's forehead with the appropriate motifs of vulgarity and genitals.  Along those lines, you likely learned about the ink's astounding resilience when your friend returned the favor the night before your Geo final. ... continue reading
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A History of the World According to Facebook

Towards the end of last year, I found myself up against an article deadline for this website while a few cocktails deep. This is not a great place to be, because a) you’re short on time, b) anything you write seems totally awesome, and c) it isn’t. You submit it anyway for obvious reasons, and the feedback usually ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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Messograf Pen by Cleo Skribent

Your average guy uses an an average pen: unremarkable and cheap. It writes, and that's the extent of its talents (maybe you occasionally use it to pensively chew on). But considering we all use a writing implement virtually every single day, it makes sense that aforementioned implement incorporates a little more into ... continue reading
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The New Art

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. Graffiti has existed for decades as simple gang tags on street corners, illegible writing on subway cars, or bathroom stall words of wisdom on penis size and/or who to call for a ... continue reading
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Bizarre World Records

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. World records are usually spoken of in terms of the professional athlete, with time, distance, speed and strength being the facto units of measurement. But as any Guinness ... continue reading
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Bizarre World Records

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. World records are usually spoken of in terms of the professional athlete, with time, distance, speed and strength being the facto units of measurement. But as any Guinness representative ... continue reading
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5 Iconoclasts and their Moment

Over the eons, the arc of human history has been bent towards a new future by many things: the invention of the wheel, the signing of the Magna Carta, the Renaissance, the split atom, a modified DeLorean. Many contend that history is shaped slowly, by the ebbs of cultural and socioeconomic change. There’s certainly ... continue reading
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Apps We Wish Existed

In the last several years, Apps have become ubiquitous in everyday life. They have cute names like Shazam or Emoji, and do cute things like read barcodes or slice digital fruit. And while that's great, we at Cool Material sometimes wish we had Apps that could do... well, more. A few nights ago we got together, drank ... continue reading
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Ironic Deaths

Francis Bacon Francis Bacon was a 17th century English philosopher, scientist, author, and all-around smart dude with a cool last name.  He’s widely regarded as the father of the scientific method, and often debated to be the true author of Shakespeare’s plays. As the father of the scientific method, Bacon ... continue reading
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Linear Edge Track Artwork

If you think these are abstract pieces of line art, you're not a racing fan. These are the furthest thing from abstract, actually; they're perfect reproductions of some of the world's most vaunted race tracks. From Le Mans to Donnington Park to Laguna Seca, these tracks have seen many a great race. If you're a gearhead ... continue reading
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