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  • October 9, 2015
    This is the zombie containment unit Halloween prop built by Roy Mueller using kits purchased from Hi-Rez Designs (who sell the DVDs with the animations, relay controller, as well as the pnuematics and water cannon effects -- you build the box yourself). When the zombie bangs o... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2015
    The Boy Scout camp of Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in northwestern New Jersey was the shooting location for the original Friday The 13th movie. They called it Camp Crystal Lake (aka Camp Blood) in the movie in case you've never seen it because your parents don't let you watch scary movie... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2015
    This is Inferno, a short video of people blowing fireballs captured in bullet-time using fifty separate cameras. Per the makers: "48 DSLR camera array + RED Epic (120fps) and GH4 (96fps). No CGI Animation or VFX. All imagery in this video was created in-camera." It really is... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2015
    This is reggae musician Mike Love performing Permanent Holiday, a song that starts as Mike loops himself spitting seemingly random syllables, that eventually turn into a song that makes sense by the end. I thought it was impressive, but I also don't understand music at all. I... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2015
    This is a video of NBA Miami Heat dancer Teressa Cee after a friend dropped her iPhone in the ocean off Blue Lagoon Island in the Bahamas. A local dolphin goes and picks it up and brings it back up to them. Dolphins: they are way nicer than people. "We were on a floating pla... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2015
    Because sometimes experiments don't need a hypothesis, this is a video of the Slow-Mo guys whacking different colored blobs of Jello with a tennis racket at 2,5000 frames/second. It cuts them into little square worms. You think they ate the Jello afterward? I would have, but... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2015
    This is a short video from BBC's Earth Unplugged of a bunch of different animals attacking in slow motion. There's a chameleon, praying mantis, alligator snapping turtle, some crocodiles, an owl, and a couple others. That alligator snapping turtle biting through the stick of ... / Continue →
  • September 29, 2015
    This is the LEGO electric guitar built by guitar maker Nicola Pavan (who traditionally works with wood). The body is entirely LEGO except for the bridge and electronics, but the neck is a regular guitar neck. Pavan added some glue and screws in order to hold everything togeth... / Continue →
  • September 29, 2015
    Higher res version HERE. This is a composite shot created by photographer Mike Mezeul II of Sunday's blood moon lunar eclipse moving across the Dallas skyline. Beautiful, isn't it? It's hard to believe there's a planet so close to us. "The moon is not a planet." The moon i... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2015
    This is a video of a southern sand octopus shooting jets of water out of its ass funnel to create quicksand so it can burrow into the sediment and hide from predators during the day. After digging its burrow, it lines the hole with a layer of mucus so it keeps its form whi... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2015
    This is a video of the Alice In Wonderland tea party scene edited using code that transfers aspects of a still image to moving pictures. In this case, using famous paintings from 17 different artists to give the scene a real sense of an artist's particular painting. The artis... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2015
    This is a video demonstration of Lafarge Tarmac's Topmix permeable concrete drinking up 4,000 liters of water poured onto it. That is impressive. The concrete in my apartment building's parking lot? It could drink 4,000 liters too, but only beer and liquor. It has a drinkin... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2015
    This is a video of very unhappy looking Zach Mueller performing a bunch of optical illusions with playing cards. Why does he look so unhappy? You're supposed to enjoy your hobbies, not hate them. Maybe he should try knitting. "What are your hobbies, GW?" Video games and al... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2015
    No, BB-8, you can't have sex with all the oranges. A miniature home version of the BB-8 droid from the upcoming Star Wars movie is now available (well, tonight at midnight) from Sphero for $150. It can be controlled via a smartphone/tablet app, or set to autonomously patrol y... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2015
    This is a photo taken by English photographer Mark Parrot of a bee peeing mid-flight. Except it's not actually peeing, it's just expelling water. Suuuuuure it is. And when I'm peeing I'm just expelling Capri Sun pouches and alcohol. Per ecologist and Redditor Alantha: Bees... / Continue →
  • September 1, 2015
    This is Ferrolic, a clock/visual display capable of showing the time, text, or morphing shapes by using magnets to manipulate drops of ferro-fluid. It is mesmerizing to watch and I want one very badly but they only made 24 of them and they all cost a fortune but the company hi... / Continue →
  • September 1, 2015
    Japanese artist Shinji Nakaba carves natural pearls into little skulls. Skulls are one of my favorite shapes. They remind me of my own mortality. Then I get depressed because I don't like thinking about dying. I still haven't even gotten over any of my pets that have died. ... / Continue →
  • August 31, 2015
    I can't even begin to understand how the hell a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, but I guarantee it involves magic. Don't they like, turn into sludge or something when they're in their chrysalis? That's f***ing weird. You can read about the process HERE if you're interest... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2015
    Note: Larger version HERE. This is the story of Mad Max: Fury Road told in hieroglyphics, as imagined by artist Takumi. I still haven't seen Fury Road because I like to wait at least two years after a movie comes out to watch it, but I couldn't really gather much of the story... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2015
    This is a photograph captured by Ama la Vida TV, of two Julia Butterflies drinking turtles' tears in Ecuador. The behavior, known as lachryphagy (tear-feeding), is most common in moths and butterflies. Plus me -- I drink tears. Mostly the tears of my enemies. They taste lik... / Continue →