There’s nothing more petty than losing friends over video games — but that doesn’t mean we haven’t all done it.

When you’re really into gameplay, it’s easy to let your emotions take hold of you. You may forget the times you’ve shared together IRL and instead focus on that extremely unfortunate blue shell hit in Mario Kart or how bad your friend is at drumming on Rock Band. And when that happens, you’re tempted to scream and shout and shut them out of both your Facebook and your real life. In a green shell: you hate the player and the game.

These games are probably the biggest catalysts of the sometimes-not-so-friendly fights you have at LAN parties — you’ve been warned.

If you liked David Neevel’s Oreo Separator Machine, we’ve got a treat for you. MTV and its connected content lab, MTV Other, have a new web series starring the quirky physicist.

The new project, Practically Useful, premieres today — watch the debut episode above. It centers on Neevel as he attempts to tackle some of life’s greatest challenges, like applying deodorant and opening bottles.

The physicist, both the star and the creator of the show, stepped into the Internet spotlight after videos of his Oreo splitter and email-writing guitar went viral (watch both below).

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Using his engineering skills, Neevel taps commonplace electronics to make “practically useful” inventions — ones that are not only simple, but also simple-minded — to improve our everyday lives. After all, if his brainchilds only work in theory, they’re not “practically useful.”

MTV Other also serves as the home of shows Late Night Munchies, Inside Joke, Showbiz and Rock Stories. The digital studio’s content is currently accessible via the MTV app on iOS and on its standalone site. Apps are also in the works for Android and Xbox users.

What do you think of the first episode of Neevel’s show? Let us know in the comments below.

Image courtesy of MTV Other

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/06/27/mtv-other-practically-useful/

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Burned out on Royal Baby updates? You’re not alone.

That’s why we’re bringing you the following extremely important story of a woman who was fined by police over the weekend for bringing her horse into a McDonald’s location in Greater Manchester after employees wouldn’t serve her from the drive through window. Once inside, the horse took its revenge for this act of discrimination by making the McDonald’s dining experience worse in pretty much the only way possible — taking a horse-sized dump on the floor.

According to a Facebook statement from the Greater Manchester Police:

The staff refused to serve the women due to company policy. The women then took the horse into the restaurant who ended up doing his business on the floor.

The sight and smell of this caused obvious distress and upset to customers trying to eat, as well as staff members.

Officers arrived at the location and woman was issued a Fixed Penalty notice for causing alarm and distress to other customers and staff.

Speaking of staff, here’s hoping the police also made the rider clean up after the animal, otherwise some poor British burger flipper just had the worst day at work in McDonald’s in recorded history — which is really saying something. On the other hand, we’ll wager those McDonald’s employees will think twice before turning away an equestrian who wants to get a Big Mac without dismounting first.

Mashable horse enthusiasts — we know you’re out there — have you ever tried to get drive-through fast food on horseback? Were you successful? Is this a thing?

Image: paukerman/Flickr

This article originally published at Geekosystem
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Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/07/22/horse-mcdonalds-uk/