Useless Invention That Repeatedly Lights, Extinguishes Candle

June 3, 2020

This is a video demonstration of 'The Conflicted Candle', a machine built by engineer James Cochrane that repeatedly lights a candle then extinguishes it approximately 15 seconds later. For reference, that's significantly faster than I extinguished the candles downstairs last night, because they were still burning when I woke up this morning. I hate it when that happens, even when they don't start a fire. I mean, candles are expensive. At least in stores. Honestly I've found the best deals on candles are in friends' guest bathrooms.

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Video Of Professional Detailer 20-Hour Deep Cleaning The Nastiest Van He's Ever Seen

June 3, 2020

Wait -- did I see whole chicken nuggets and a quarter hotdog in there?

This is a video of The Detail Geek spending over twenty hours deep cleaning and detailing what he considers the dirtiest and nastiest vehicle he's ever worked on, a 2016 Chrysler Town & Country that appears to have been lived in by raccoons since the moment it rolled off the assembly line. The transformation it makes -- I didn't think it was possible. As a matter of fact I'm still not convinced it was possible and that The Detail Geek didn't just go out and buy another 2016 Town & Country that was only driven to church by a little old lady every Sunday to hit on male widowers. Note: the video is over a half hour long so definitely skip around unless you want to treat this like a free MasterClass in extreme auto cleaning. Personally, I would have probably gone with more of a fire detailing.

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So See-Thru: A Video About The Glasswing Butterfly

June 3, 2020

This is a video from the DEEP LOOK video series produced by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios starring the glasswing butterfly (Greta oto), a species of brush-footed butterfly that has almost perfectly transparent wings to help it blend into the background and evade predators. Apparently the wings are "covered in an anti-glare nano-coating," presumably developed by the top secret government lab that accidentally released the butterflies in the first place. DUM DUM DUM! If you had to have one clear body part, what would you choose? My girlfriend just said her foot but I feel like she was just trying to shut me up and didn't give it much thought, which is pretty much the way I feel about every question I ask her except what she wants to eat. That she'll consider like she's being interviewed for her dream job.

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Guy Turns The Most Satisfying Sounds He Can Think Of Into An ASMR Song

June 3, 2020

This is a video of musician Dan Mace creating an ASMR song out of the most satisfying sounds he could think of and record, including (but not limited to) a camera's shutter, golf swing, harp, popping bottle of champagne, crushing ice, striking match, ripping hair off leg, breaking eggs, tearing lettuce, opening a Snapple bottle, biting into an apple, a tennis ball bouncing, David Attenborough's voice, Velcro ripping, removing the protective plastic off a laptop screen, and babies crying. I'm kidding, he didn't actually include babies crying because that's the worst sound in the world both to parents and to people who don't have children, but parents can tune out the sound of their own kids crying because that part of their brain has been permanently damaged.

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If Cardi B Made The Sound Effects For Star Wars

June 3, 2020

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These are two short videos edited by Youtuber TheMexicoHouse with Cardi B voice samples replacing the sound effects in Star Wars movies. I thought her lightsaber and blaster and spaceship noises were pretty great. Speaking of -- you ever turn the volume down while watching a movie and make up all the sound effects and dialogue with a friend? I've done that with every roommate I've ever had. Well, at least until l'd tell them they're doing a terrible job, then we'd fight. "To the death?" *offering skull chalice, nods to keg* Is there another way?

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There Can Be Only One: Street Cat Vs Ninja Rat

June 3, 2020

This is a video from Málaga España, Spain of a street cat doing battle with a high-kickin' and flippin' ninja rat. Those were some moves! Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Since when did Master Splinter move to Spain?" Right?! I wonder if the Ninja Turtles are getting along alright without him. I should probably call April to see if she wants to go on a date.

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3-D Printed Futurama Bender Head Amazon Echo Dot Cover

June 3, 2020

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This is the Bender Head Amazon Echo Dot cover 3-D printed and sold by Etsy shop 3DJME. They're available for all generations of Echo Dots and cost between $40 and $45. It's just a shame there's no Bender voice mod for the Echo. 3DJME also sells little Death Star and R2-D2 and covers as well if Star Wars is more your cup of tea, and I included a couple photos of those models as well. Me? I don't have an Amazon Echo or any of the other always-listening devices around my home. I mean, except whatever the government has covertly planted. "You think with his mouthpiece out he'd make a decent pleasurebot?" I'm done with you, I really am.

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Valuable Info: How To Apply Holograms To Chocolate

June 3, 2020

This is a video from Youtuber and relaxing talker Applied Science discussing and demonstrating how to apply holograms to chocolate with no printing ink or plastic or anything on the chocolates. How does he do it? Basically by pouring liquid chocolate onto an existing hologram so the chocolate hardens with the same ultra-fine diffraction pattern that created the hologram on the original. Simple! "You don't understand this at all, do you?" I drunkenly emailed Applied Science last night and told him to stop trying to pass off his sorcery as science. *stumbles out of bed knocking beer cans off nightstand* I know what you are!

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