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  • April 4, 2014
    This is a video of a guy demonstrating Lenz's Law with neodymium magnets and a thick-ass copper tube. Why does the magnet fall so slowly? SCIENCE. Via Wikipedia because I suck at explaining things except 1) where babies come from and 2) RPG strategies. Eddy currents (also... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2014
    This is a video of magician Jose Ahonen showing dogs a treat, then making it disappear right in front of their eyes. They get so confused. I would have just bitten his fingers and considered that my treat. Mmmm, human sausage. By a show of hands, how many of you still peel... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2014
    This are Erik Aberg's Ghostcubes, a bunch of different interconnected cardboard cube designs that behave in magical ways. You really just have to watch the video to appreciate them, because they're hard to describe. Kind of like your beauty. Like, radiant doesn't do you just... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2013
    This is a month long time-lapse of artist Kyle Lambert fingerpainting an ultra-realistic Morgan Freeman using the iPad app Procreate. Me? I've procreated before. Jk jk, amateurcreated. It was awkward and I didn't get paid. Also, I bet this painting actually IS a photograph... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2013
    This is '2D or not 2D', a series of faces painted by Valeriya Kutsan to look 2-D and photographed by Alexander Khokhlov. I am most impressed by Valeriya's face painting skills. Because one time at the county fair I asked for a Spider Man face painting and everyone thought I w... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2013
    This is a commercial for Honda's CR-V filled with a bunch of optical illusions. Because that's how you get people to trust your company -- by tricking them. Now how am I suppose to know this alleged safety record of yours isn't just an illusion? It's all fun and games until ... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2013
    This is a video of a picture of a desktop that's been printed to appear 3-D when viewed from just the right perspective. It's really flat though -- just like Earth! "Earth isn't flat." Oh really? Have you conducted experiments yourself to prove that or are you just taking s... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2013
    In promising unemployment news, the ancient ruins of Stonehenge are seeking their first general manager. Job responsibilities presumably include sleeping in late, making sure nothing has fallen over, and leaving work early. What is Stonehenge anyways? I always imagined they'... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2013
    This is a video from Youtuber Brusspup of a stream of water appearing to fall to the ground in a zigzag pattern. Presumably because it's hipster water and a regular flow would be -- wait for it -- too mainstream. I'll be here all week, folks. The camera is set to match the v... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2013
    This is a video of a large wooden table that can expand into an even larger wooden table with a couple latch pulls and a twist. The Fletcher Capstan Table is made by Fletcher Burwell-Taylor Ltd and ranges in price from $50,000-$70,000. *spitting up tacos* Did that just say $... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2013
    This is a video of the Ultra Ever-Dry hydrophobic (water repelling) and oleophobic (oil repelling) spray being tested on a variety of surfaces and with different liquids. I know the screencap I used sucks pretty hard, but the video is actually worth a view. That is, if you li... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2013
    Because it's Monday but when I woke up I thought it was Sunday, here's a video of a beatboxing goat. I'm pretty sure it's fake though, people in the Youtube comments were saying the cameraman is moving its head and making the sounds. That would make it way less impressive. I... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2012
    This is a video of how to set ice on fire by adding ice cubes to a layer of calcium carbide. Except the ice isn't really burning -- it's just providing the water fuel that calcium carbide needs to produce acetylene gas, which will burn like a lit fart. Calcium carbide consis... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    This is a table covered with a thermochromic finish from Jay Watson Design that, when heated by sitting at it, reveals the wood grain underneath. It's like a Hypercolor shirt for those of you who are old enough to know what a Hypercolor shirt is. For those of you who don't kn... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    This is a minute long Rube Goldberg machine based on magnetism and gravity. It was pretty good and you should watch it. If you don't like it I'll let you hit me as hard as you can *pulling up shirt* IN MY ROCK-HARD ABS. "Wow GW, have you been working out?" No, but I have b... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    Seen here with eyes burnt red from years of abusing his laser vision, Reverend Reg Dean is Britain's oldest man, at 110. But does he credit his longevity to his vegetarian diet or a deal he made with God? NOPE -- it was the magic potion he drank in India when he was in the ar... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    This is a video of magician Rich Ferguson performing the head drop trick for visitors to Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California. I've actually seen this trick performed in person before, and, no lie, I jump-kicked the sorcerer and ran off to gather a group of pitchfork... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2012
    This is a video of a physicist from Argonne National Laboratory demonstrating acoustic levitation, first by floating some little styrofoam balls, then individual drops of liquid with pharmaceutical inside. Why pharmaceuticals? Hover-weed, brobro. The levitator uses two sma... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2012
    This is a video of DARPA's latest alien technology, a sonic fire extinguisher (just kidding, it's actually just two speakers). It puts fires out with sound. Me? I've actually seen a fire MADE with sound before. I'm serious, one time my buddy held a lighter to back of his sw... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    This is the Festo SmartInversion, a "helium-filled geometric band" that propels itself by constantly flipping inside-out. You'll just have to watch the video of a real-life demonstration to understand. Even Optimus Prime couldn't explain what's going on and he's like the king... / Continue →