We’re currently in Tokyo for a few days, so there’s no better time to feature this hilarious bit of old Japanese TV in which they launched a series of car and truck tires down a ski ramp to see how far they would fly. We’re pretty sure this is how Katamari Damacy started.
While you might think those goofy dancing inflatable guys you see at car dealerships were the brainchild of some advertising genius, they actually got their start as moving sculptures during an Olympic opening ceremony 20 years ago. Great Big Story shares the details.
Possibly the strangest drawbridge design we’ve ever seen, the Heatherwick pedestrian bridge in London, England curls itself upwards like a pill bug instead of the traditional lift mechanisms. While it’s not exactly necessary, it’s an impressive feat of engineering.
If you’ve ever wondered how they make those giant springs used in the suspension systems of cars, check out this footage of a molten hot rod of steel as it’s bent around a moving cylinder, then quenched in a vat of oil to harden it.
Magician and escape artist David Blaine dropped by The Tonight Show, and proceeded to freak out Jimmy and the guys from The Roots with a series of impressive close-up card tricks, culminating in a serious mindbender. Then he pulls a Steve Jobsian “One more thing…”
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