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  • July 16, 2015
    Note: This isn't the whole infographic (the whole thing is very long like your penis!), hit the jump to see the whole thing. This is an infographic comparing the speed of a bunch of different spaceships from various sci-fi movies, shows and video games. Plus some real-life sh... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2015
    This is a video from Man At Arms detailing the process of forging a traditional Japanese katana (in this case a Hattori Hanzō replica from Kill Bill). They even start by making their own steel from iron ore. The whole process was pretty fascinating, and the finished product (... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2015
    This is a video of Captain Jean-Luc Picard spitting a bunch of knowledge in a Star Trek edit by Eclectic Method. That captain Picard -- he was a smart dude. Maybe not as handsome as Riker, but the beard and mustache combo Riker rocked in later seasons is the kind of thing dre... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2015
    This is a video from Applied Science of a record playing under an electron microscope. Mesmerizing, isn't it? That isn't what I thought happened at all. I expected to see way more tiny wizards waving their little wands around down there making magic happen. That's not how v... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2015
    Two Kinds Of People is a clever blog created by Portuguese art director João Rocha that uses simple graphics to illustrate two different kinds of people. These are a few of examples. Obviously, I fall in the more unorganized party most of the time. My mom calls people like m... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2015
    Note: Full-scale version with even more information available if you click this pink button labeled 'HERE' right HERE. This is an infographic showing the world's major native languages in the proportions in which their spoken. I learned a lot by looking at it. Mostly, that n... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2015
    This is a video documenting what happens when you pour water on a grease fire, filmed at 2,500 frames/second. It basically produces a massive, face-melting fireball. Which is exactly why you should never try using water to put out a grease fire. You should also never use a ... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2015
    This is a chart of all the superhero movies being released over the next four years, provided the world doesn't end in the meantime, which of course I'm still hoping for. Which ones are you most excited about? I'm most excited about all the upcoming female superhero movies. ... / Continue →
  • May 26, 2015
    This is an infographic detailing the Marvel Universe's most proficient killers. Are the numbers accurate? I don't feel like it. I feel like a lot of those numbers should be way higher, and some of the universe's biggest killers aren't even included. That's the thing about ... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2015
    This is an Instructable created by SFHandyman detailing how to make your own gummi LEGO bricks and minifigs. It's not too complicated. Will they taste better than real LEGO bricks? No, nothing is ever better than the real thing. "You do realize you're talking about eating p... / Continue →
  • May 5, 2015
    This is a flow chart created by Mr. Dalliard that identifies movies containing time travel by the different elements that define them. What's your favorite time travel movie? Mine's Back To The Future 6. It comes out in 2031. I actually wrote a time travel movie once. I tho... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2015
    This is a video of TheBackyardScientist pouring molten aluminum into a watermelon to see what will happen. His hypothesis is that the watermelon will explode. Sadly, that hypothesis is rejected. It did make this cool casting of the seed chambers though. Now I kinda want to ... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    I mean, cool, but you're still jaywalking. Proving that chimps are infinitely smarter than anyone in my neighborhood, this is some footage captured near the Kibale National Park in Uganda of a group of chimps looking both ways before crossing a highway. Most people in my neig... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2015
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you're not staring at your monitor with a magnifying glass. If you are though, next you should look at the sun. This is a map compiled by Playboy using data from AskReddit (sounds legit) showing each state's signature dish. Rocky Mountain Oy... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2015
    This is a graph created by the folks over at Dorkly ranking mad scientists based on their intelligence and madness. Apparently Rick from 'Rick And Morty' is the smartest and insanest of them all. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Do you belong on the list? You belong on the l... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2015
    This is a video of a red hot ball of nickel being placed in container of Nickelodeon GaK. What happens? SPOILER: Some squeaky fart noises, but that's about it. The GaK seems perfectly fine afterwards, leading at least one jerk on the internet (that's me) to speculate GaK is ... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2015
    Note: Larger version of this map HERE, but the rest after the jump should all be legible. These are some maps created by the folks at Thrillist (links to site with explanations for all of them) featuring what each US state and European country are best and worst at. Did you k... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2015
    First a post about a quadrocopter. Then one about a quadrocopter and a penis. And now, a full-blown pecker story. I like where this day is headed. A recent international study has revealed the average penis worldwide measures 9.16cm (3.6-inches) in length and 9.31cm (3.7-in... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2015
    This is a video from Slow Mo Lab of a firecracker exploding in the middle of a rubber band ball, filmed at 25,000 frames per second. For reference, that's 25,000 times faster than one frame per second, which is about how long the exposure took the last time I used a pinhole c... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2015
    Note: Larger version with bigger numbers HERE. This is a chart breaking down the different gases that make up the atmospheres of all the planets in our solar system. Did you know that four out of five people don't know what the number one gas in the air we breathe on earth is... / Continue →