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  • May 28, 2015
    This is the 250-gram (~8.8 oz, about half a pound) mutant strawberry grown by a Japanese farmer in Fukuoka. Now I know what you're thinking, but Fukuoka is 1,350km (~840-miles) from Fukushima -- I already looked. It looks like it was made by gluing six already freakishly larg... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2015
    This is Cherax pulcher, a newly described species of crayfish from Indonesia. It looks like Mother Nature painted it with a picture of a beautiful nebula. You think she did it at one of those wine and painting parties I see so many pictures of in my Facebook minifeed? Maybe.... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2015
    This is a video of The Hula Hoop Man (a godawful superhero but still the toughest hula hooper I've ever seen) hula hooping with a tractor tire. I didn't think it was possible. And I especially didn't think it was possible without tearing your nipples off. Not bad, Hula Hoop ... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2015
    This is a chronological video of the daily selfie that JK Keller has taken for the past sixteen years. SIXTEEN YEARS. That is dedication. I haven't done anything everyday for the past sixteen years but been surprised when I woke up, and regretted yesterday's decisions. Stil... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2015
    This is a video from Zheijiang University of a new hydrographic printing process (previously) that allows the subject to be printed accurately, regardless of the distortion dunking a 3D object in the water would create. Smart words because I am dumb: The group calls this "com... / Continue →
  • May 18, 2015
    Dude -- the Holy Grail is right behind you! This is a video demonstration of the octobasse, a massive stringed instrument capable of producing frequencies lower than the human ear can detect. It's the kind of instrument you feel more than you hear. I remember the first time ... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2015
    Zorak -- is that you?! This is a video featuring face closeups of a bunch of different praying mantis species (plus some grasshoppers) while they perform various activities. The short was created by Academy Award winning director Zana Briski to encourage us to rethink our rel... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2015
    This is a beautiful video documenting some of the previously unseen deep sea creatures discovered off the coast of Puerto Rico. There are some straight up aliens in the mix. Things I guarantee Mother Nature doesn't even remember making. 'Wait -- I invented that?' I imagine h... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2015
    Note: Video after the jump in case you wanted to call fake. Full-res version HERE. Because Mother Nature never ceases to find new ways to impress/terrify, this is a shot of a rainbow and a tornado captured by the storm chasing group Basehunters. As tempting as the pot of gol... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2015
    This is a video of all of DLC character Jason Voorhees' special moves and finishers from Mortal Kombat X. He is a slashing machine! I think of all the classic horror movie characters, Jason is probably my favorite. And I'm not just saying that because I used to dress up as h... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2015
    Note: Helmet cam footage from 0:58 - 1:06 may make you dizzy and puke. This is a video of Australian dirtbike rider Josh Sheehan performing the first successful triple backflip on a motorcycle. For reference, that is three backflips more than I feel comfortable doing on a mot... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2015
    This is a video of juggler and ring illusionist Lindzee Poi (previously HERE and HERE) performing a series of trippy ring illusions in somebody's beautiful backyard (I love wisteria vines!), complete with EMOTIONAL SOUNDTRACK. I really liked that song. It almost made me cry. ... / Continue →
  • April 27, 2015
    This is a shot of Neil DeGrasse Tyson circa 1980, when he was around 22 (he was on the crew and wrestling teams at Harvard). Those are some serious arms. Now I'm not saying he could probably punch a black hole square in the face and come out unscathed, but I am saying it's a... / Continue →
  • April 22, 2015
    This is the ultra-impressive Big Trouble In Little China themed arm sleeve being tattooed by Paul Acker (links to his Facebook gallery with a ton of other tattoo pics), owner of Deep Six Tattoo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's got Jack Burton, Wang Chi, Egg Chen, Gracie Law... / Continue →
  • April 20, 2015
    This is a video shot on Huntington Beach of a stunt kite pilot taunting a kid with his insane kite control skills. I didn't even know half of those moves were possible to perform with a kite. And apparently neither did Benjamin Franklin, which is why his bag of kite tricks co... / Continue →
  • April 20, 2015
    This is a gallery of some of the insane blunts rolled by Instagrammer ValleyRec420. He's got everything: weapons and guns, a Naboo Starfighter, a fighter plane with over an ounce and a quarter of weed in it, woven blunts, and more. Clearly he has the skills. Plus patience. ... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2015
    This is some remarkable footage from the remotely operated underwater vehicle Hercules of a sperm whale that comes to investigate the bot off the coast of Louisiana. The robot is about 2,000 feet down at the time of the encounter, significantly shallower than a typical sperm w... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2015
    This is a video of the Guinness World Record stick bomb, consisting of 30,849 sticks exploding in 30 seconds. That is a lot of sticks. No wonder stick prices are through the roof right now, these people bought them all. Now what am I supposed to glue to the outside of an emp... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2015
    This is a picture of two bodypainted women disguised as a chameleon by Italian artist Johannes Stötter. There's a video of them after the jump in case you're skeptical. There's also a BONUS picture and video of five bodypainted women disguised as a frog. Most impressive. N... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2015
    This is the $36,000 robotic desk clock available from MB&F. The piece is limited to 99 pieces, or $3,560,000 in gross profit provided they sell them all. For reference, that is more than I would make in my entire life if I lived to be 800. Did I mention it just tells time? ... / Continue →