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The 404 1,435: Where we reach the big reveal with Screen Rant's Kofi Outlaw (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Check out Screen Rant: The #1 Independent Movie & TV News Website.

- Screen Rant's riskiest movies of 2014.

- The latest episode of the Screen Rant Underground podcast predicts the 2014 Oscar winners.

- Follow Screen Rant's Kofi Outlaw on Twitter.… Read more

Tortoise gets Lego-wheel prosthetic for missing leg

Schildi the tortoise was found in rough shape in Germany. He was abandoned and missing part of his front leg. What was left of the leg was in such bad condition, it had to be amputated at the shoulder. German veterinary clinic Bird Consulting International took care of Schildi, but had to figure out how to make him mobile again.

"Tortoises need to run free in gardens, so he needed a prosthetic," veterinarian Panagiotis Azmanis told The Local. Fortunately, the vet's office had a toy box on hand. Azmanis dug around and emerged with a set of Lego wheels and blocks.… Read more

House purchase comes with surprising geek collection

It sounds like a geek dream. You buy a house complete with all the furnishings, to include a life-size "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" statue, a set of framed turtle weapons, a full-size Stormtrooper, and original paintings of famous superheroes.

Redditor Topherstiles posted about friends of the family buying a furnished house complete with that very stash inside of it. The collection also includes a Superman statue and numerous action figures.… Read more

The 404 1, 313: Where there is no such thing as too much guacamole (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Update to yesterday's story: Employer tipped police off to pressure cooker searches, not Google.

- Couple surprised to find new home filled with awesome TMNT memorabilia.

- Our favorite heartfelt scene from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the movie.

- Haagen-Dazs stays classy with augmented-reality Concerto Timer app.

- Netflix tweak lets families split up viewing profiles.… Read more

The 404 1,258: Where we get a GIF from Peter Ha (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Nathan Fielder asks: What happens if you text your parents that you're a drug dealer?

- Some New York City subway stations just got free Wi-Fi and cell service.

- Crew team finds unexpected floating head in Hudson River.

- Michael Bay is why Transformers toys got so complicated over the years.

- Mars Rover penis graffiti goes viral.… Read more

Watch: Beach-walking 'FlipperBot' inspired by baby turtles

While it might look like a giant robotic pet, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have actually created the "FlipperBot" to generate new data on how organisms move.

The robot mimics the movements of sea turtle hatchlings struggling to reach the ocean. These little creatures need to rely on dexterity and flexibility in their wrists to get around without moving a lot of the surrounding sand.

"We are looking at different ways that robots can move about on sand," Daniel Goldman, an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, said in a statement. "We wanted to make a systematic study of what makes flippers useful or effective. We've learned that the flow of the materials plays a large role in the strategy that can be used by either animals or robots."… Read more

Snap a photo with a turtle shell

Taxidermy and technology aren't two words you usually associate with one another, but Swiss artists Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs managed to make the two subjects collide in an unconventional series of works featuring cameras made out of the hallowed remains of books, armadillos, and turtles. Yes, you read that correctly.

Fortunately, no animals were harmed in the making of the series, as Onorato and Krebs sourced the creatures from flea markets and other uncommon outlets. … Read more

The 404 1,141: Where we feed the dogs (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Zynga and Hasbro announce board game versions of the most annoying Facebook ones.

- Will.i.am and Simon Cowell considering X-Factor style show, for tech.

- New Ninja Turtles cartoon replaces Cowabunga with....

Bathroom break video: Longboarder attacked by a deer.… Read more

The 404 1,014: Where look what you did you little jerk (podcast)

Bridget Carey makes a full recovery from her trip to Austin, Texas, for SXSW 2012 and joins us on today's show to recap her first experience.

We'll also dive further into Michael Bay's plans for the next live-action reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and investigate the growing trend of companies asking potential employees for their Facebook usernames and passwords.… Read more

The 404 1,013: Where just because you can doesn't mean you should (podcast)

Mark Licea resurfaces today after a half-year absence from the show, but he can't miss out on our revolt against Michael Bay for tearing apart another memory from our childhood.

Over the weekend, the director announced that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in his upcoming reboot will come from space instead of a green canister of toxic ooze.… Read more