Royal Marines board a ship using a jet pack

May 4, 2021

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The Royal Marines recently ran an exercise testing the $440,000 Gravity Jet Suit to aid in boarding operations and it looks like something out of a James Bond movie. Obviously the future is going to be super annoying when every pizza delivery person is flying around in a jet pack, but for now this remains the coolest thing my 10-year-old self has ever seen. I mean, this and the old Playboy I found out in the woods that one time.

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Icelandic volcano eruption filmed from home in Reykjavík

May 3, 2021

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That volcano in Iceland that started erupting after 800 years? Well it's still erupting.

I went to my balcony to film again after hearing there were really huge lava fountains spewing around midnight local time, and lo and behold I caught the 2 biggest ones, filmed around 2am Sunday, May 2nd The footage is a little shaky because of strong wind

Sure, sure, blame the wind for the shaky footage and not the pee-pee and poo-poo leaving your body. How are people just casually still living there? I don't care how many scientists tell me it's safe, if I see something like that out of my window I'm booking the first flight to wherever doesn't have volcanoes.

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Testing chess champion Magnus Carlsen's insane memory

May 3, 2021

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Possibly the greatest chess player of all time, Magnus Carlsen, was quizzed on his incredible memory by seeing if he could identify matches based purely on the layout of a chess board.

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is put to the test by English Grandmaster David Howell! How many games can he recognise? Please note the Kasparov-Karpov game should show USSR flags for both players.

Spoiler alert: he gets all of them except one, and even that one he eventually gets with a hint. And when you see the match and hear the hint it somehow makes it even more impressive. I don't know a lot about chess but this is almost more impressive than him actually being good at the game. Sure, being the highest rated player of all time and world chess champion is great and all, but why not give all that up and join a traveling circus to really put that talent to work?

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A guy was spotted on a hoverboard in Los Angeles

April 28, 2021

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A guy was spotted riding a hoverboard down a Los Angeles street. The hoverboard is made by Omni Hoverboards and it's basically a giant quadcopter drone you can stand on. They released videos of it last year though no official release date or price has been announced.

It's pretty surreal seeing somebody casually riding a hoverboard down the street as if they're not, ya know, riding a godamn hoverboard. I don't know what the proper reaction would be, but probably something along the lines of looking around while repeatedly exclaiming, "Holy shit I'm on a hoverboard!"

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This is what happens when you add a roundabout in rural, eastern Kentucky

April 28, 2021

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A four-way stop was recently replaced with a roundabout in Rowan County, Kentucky and turns out the people there have never encountered one before because, well, this is what happened. Judging by the way the people are driving they might as well have replaced the intersection with a giant slot machine that spit out bananas because if you told me that's why they were driving like this I'd believe you.

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Absolutely incompetent people try to park a U-Haul in a parking garage

April 27, 2021

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What's the absolute worst parking job you've ever seen? That was a trick question, because it's this video of two guys trying to park a U-Haul in a parking garage. You know how parking structures have those hanging clearance warning signs? Those exist for a reason and clearly these guys don't understand what that reason is. Every time it seems like they can't make the situation worse, they somehow do. It's actually impressive. If there was an Olympic event for bad driving these guys would win every gold and shatter every record.

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This guy stuck a GoPro and 360 camera inside a dishwasher

April 27, 2021

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Warped Perception stuck a GoPro and a 360 camera inside a dishwasher to see just what the heck is going on in there when you press play. Wait, no, not "play". Wash? When you press...dishwash.

I put a GoPro and a 360 Camera inside a Dishwasher so we can see how the dishwasher works while it runs through all the cycles during a wash with detergent, in full 4k, and from the 360 camera... Mostly I was really curious about how the dish soap gets dispensed which I haven't ever seen on video before.

If you don't want to watch the video I can summarize it: water sprays around. And, uh, that's about it. Also, this guy has absolutely no idea how to load a dishwasher and by just watching him do it my girlfriend started yelling at me.

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