Have I ever told you I used to rest my head against the microwave whenever I was cooking something in it growing up? I did? Oh. Well I have trouble forming new memories now. But I do remember the time I dragged an extension cord out to the middle of the backyard and hooked up a microwave. I put a whole 5lb bag of potatoes in. Now I have a swimming pool. This is a video of a guy putting a matrix of neon bulbs in a microwave to show you the patterns formed by the microwaves when on. It's pretty science-y. Granted not as science-y as rigging a microwave to work without the door closed and holding your hand in there for two minutes, but who really wants superpowers anyway? (hook me up with a Hot Pocket while you're at it).
This is a slow-motion video of a match lighting at 2,000 frames-per-second, which ends up taking two-and-a-half minutes to watch. It's pretty neat, but not nearly as neat to think about as how the hell they managed to slow down time. *shaking videographer like a ragdoll* TELL... / Continue →
This is a video of 36 skateboarders playing a game of human Tetris on some hill in San Francisco while wearing giant neon shapes on their heads. Except it's not actually Tetris because not all of them are rocking tetrominoes. No, some of those mothers got damn pentominos on t... / Continue →
This is a video shot aboard the International Space Station by astronaut Don Pettit showing tiny water droplets orbiting a statically charged knitting needle. Pretty awesome, but also -- practical. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Like, about the solar system and life on... / Continue →