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  • September 30, 2014
    This is Sparked, a whimsical short video collaboration between Cirque Du Soleil and ETH Zurich and Verity Studios, featuring a man and a bunch of autonomous drone lampshades choreographed to dance around him. No computer graphics were used. Black magic? MAYBE. Definitely so... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2014
    Seen here looking more like a caricature than something that possibly could have existed, an artist's rendition of the newly discovered Caiuajara dobruskii show of the species' crested heads and bony protrusions in front of their eyes. But were they big enough to ride into bat... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2014
    This is a video of an airplane repopulating a Utah lake by dropping a fishy payload while flying over it. It must have been the ride of those fishes lives. OMG WHAT'S HAPPENING? WTF IS HAPPENING? OMG, OMG. HOLY SHIT WE'RE BIRDS -- WHEEEEEEEEE!! Hopefully none landed on the... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2014
    This is a video of swallows that have learned to use a motion-detecting door at the University of Victoria's bike-parking garage so they can gain access to their nests inside (which they made before the doors were installed). For reference, that makes them smarter than the 75%... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2014
    This are two video demos of a 5-foot, 19-pound X-wing fighter made out of PVC pipe and three coptor rotors. I want to train a squirrel to sit in it, then I'll fly him up to all the best acorns in all the trees. We will be best friends for life, until he's hit by a car. Sobbi... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2014
    This is the paper airplane folding and launching machine that a group of engineers built. I could probably watch it all day. Also: sleep and play video games. And if one of these f***ing lotto scratchers would finally hit the jackpot, maybe I could. But nooooooo, apparently... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2014
    IMAGE REMOVED This is a composite shot created by Redditor and photographer kolnidur featuring eight hours of planes taking off on an LAX runway. How you can stand around for eight hours taking pictures of planes taking off at LAX and not get picked up by the airport po-po as a... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2014
    Wingman is an upcoming dating app for meeting people at the airport and on your flight. It's kind of like Tinder or Grindr, except with more potential for sex in an airplane lavatory. You ever gotten a handjob under a blanket after the beverage cart passes? LEGIT. You just... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2014
    Listen: I don't get paid for posting these GoPro videos. I just post them because they're interesting. I am not endorsing GoPro. At least not until they send me a camera durable enough to survive the amateur sex tape I've been planning. You ever seen a p0rno with extreme st... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2014
    This is a video from R/C Helicopter stunt crew HeliGraphix of a ~125-pound woman (plus equipment) being lifted off the ground by two heavy-duty modified Gaui X7 "Megatron" R/C copters. I thought it was fake at first, but apparently it's real. So that's pretty cool. Now someb... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2014
    A drunk woman (above) was police-escorted off a flight bound for Salt Lake City, Utah, from Baltimore, Maryland, after threatening to kill the man sitting next to her for rebuking her advances and refusing to have sex with her. I know, it's hard to believe anybody wouldn't wan... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    This is the Flying Carpet Coffee Table from Duffy London (of this swingset dining table fame). It costs £1,495 (~$2,460, spit-takes blood) and has a base that looks like the carpet's shadow to give it that hovering appearance. Just to be clear though, it doesn't actually hov... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2013
    This is a brief video of a life-size flying TARDIS taking off. It's powered by 12 individual rotors. What's that make it, a dodecacopter? Sadly, the TARDIS barely takes to the sky before returning to earth head-first in a blaze of glory broken Styrofoam. No word if the Doct... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2013
    This is a video of helicopter pilot Dan Clark showing just how fast he can pick up felled Christmas trees and throw them in the back of a truck in Oregon. He's pretty quick. I'm not sure how I'd feel about being the guy that has to hook up the next tree to Dan's cable. Also,... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2013
    This is a brief video demonstration of Amazon Prime Air, an unmanned flying drone delivery service that Amazon would like to see rolled out in the future (as early as FAA regulations will allow, possibly 2015) for 30-minute delivery times. Will I shoot your drone out of the a... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    Because Mother Nature clearly has way too much time on her hands, this is a species of fruit fly that's evolved realistic looking pictures of jumping spiders on its wings. Impressive, but I'd still like to see a pair of those naked lady trucker mudflaps. The idea of the ant... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2013
    This is a video of Ahmed "Iron Monkey" Kerigo performing a 4.5-foot flying push up. For a while there I didn't think he was going to make it. I know I wouldn't have. I would have gone face down, probably cracked some ribs, maybe lost a couple teeth. Definitely wouldn't have... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2013
    In news that proves just how timely the US government can be, the FAA has announced a lift on the ban of mobile device use during a plane's takeoff and landing. The ban, which has been in place since the 90's when nobody understood how cell phones worked, has long been the ban... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2013
    This is the R/C quadrocopter outfitted with a custom glowing eyes ghost costume built by Alton Porter to scare trick-or-treaters this year (previously: this less impressive one). That would probably work on me. I'm not that afraid of people because I'm a really quick shooter/... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    These are the radio controlled witch and wizard planes designed by R/C enthusiast Otto Dieffenback. You can buy a kit of either one for $150, but all the electronics you have to provide yourself. I'm going to make enough of them to form my own Quidditch team. How many is th... / Continue →