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How to Harvest Olives

How to Harvest Olives

While the traditional method of harvesting olives uses rakes to knock them off trees, we prefer this method from Afron Machinery, which involves surrounding the tree with tarps, then shaking the hell out of its trunk to release the fruit onto a sorting machine.

Rocketman (Trailer)

Rocketman (Trailer)

“Buy yourself something flashy.” Last year gave us the highly entertaining Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, now 2019 brings us a look inside the formative years of Sir Elton John, portrayed by Taron Egerton, best known as Eggsy in the Kingsman films.

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True Facts About the Lemur

True Facts About the Lemur

“So cute it makes you want to barf.” Nature show host zefrank1 is here to educate us on these endangered creatures from Madagascar. Regardless of their adorable and endearing looks, their sexual, social, and bathroom habits are a little unusual.

Scenic Roads Pixel Art

Scenic Roads Pixel Art

For those of us living in big cities, scenic roads are a bit hard to come by, but once you hit the open road, America has plenty of great drives. Expedia shares five of their faves, reimagined as pixel art from a late 1980s arcade game. We just love Oregon’s Columbia Highway.

Abandoned: McBarge

Abandoned: McBarge

Bright Sun Films looks at one of the strangest abandoned places – a floating restaurant McDonald’s commissioned for the 1986 World’s Fair in Vancouver. After it closed, the Friendship 500 aka the “McBarge” sat forsaken for 28-years. But might it rise from the ashes?

How Loneliness Works

How Loneliness Works

Kurzgesagt takes a break from its lesssons on theoretical science to focus on something a little closer to home – the sense of feeling alone or disconnected from people, a sociological problem that’s been disturbingly on the rise as the world has modernized.

How Paper Cups Are Made

How Paper Cups Are Made

A mesmerizing look at a machine designed for the high-speed production of paper cups. It starts out with flat sheets of paper, rolls them onto a form, glues the seam, then adds the bottom, and eventually rolls the top edge, cranking out as many as 130 cups per minute.

Why Avocados Shouldn’t Exist

Why Avocados Shouldn’t Exist

Whether on a sammie with bacon, chicken and cheese, or in a spicy guac, we delight in our delicious avocados. But this tasty and nutritious natural treat might not even exist today if it weren’t for some prehistoric farmers who saved them from extinction. SciShow explains.

Building the First Subway

Building the First Subway

These days, those of us in big cities take subways for granted. But in the 1860s, the idea was just being tested for the first time. London, England’s underground project wasn’t exactly easy, but its impact on urban development would be felt to this day. TED-Ed explains.

Machining a Giant Gear

Machining a Giant Gear

A look inside the P. van der Wegen Gear factory, where they make enormous gears for mining applications. While the process of milling these massive parts is truly fascinating, we can only imagine what they look like when in use in the machinery they’re destined for.

Laminar Flow Disambiguation

Laminar Flow Disambiguation

Captain Disillusion investigates those videos that show what appears to be water frozen in time, and demonstrating something known in science as “laminar flow.” It doesn’t take the Cap’n long to replicate the effect himself, but is it real or fake?

How Marshmallows Are Made

How Marshmallows Are Made

A tour of the production line at Mr. Mallo’s Van Damme marshmallow factory in Belgium, where an army of robotic machines extrude and squirt out tubes of sugar, gelatin, glucose syrup, dextrose, and other ingredients come together to form bite-sized sweet treats.

The Folding Spetum

The Folding Spetum

VirtualArmory introduces us to one of the more unusual medieval weapons. It starts out as a sort of walking stick, but flips open to reveal a set of deadly blades. It might not have been the most practical design, but it’s sure an awesome bit of 13th century engineering.

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Melting Ice Cream

Melting Ice Cream

Macro Room’s time-lapse footage of ice cream bars and popsicles melting into the ground is simultaneously hypnotic and depressing, bringing on flashbacks to that time we dropped a bomb pop on the ground at age five and cried for an hour.

The Dirtiest Places in Your Home

The Dirtiest Places in Your Home

You might think your bathroom would be the place in your house with the most germs and bacteria, but you’d be wrong. Science Insider explores some far more populous places to be when it comes to microscopic organisms – and how one of them is inescapable.

Your Body in Space

Your Body in Space

Science fiction movies love to depict all sorts of nasty consequences of being sucked out into space. But what would really happen if you managed to slip out of your spaceship without a spacesuit on? The Infographics Show does their best to explain the unpleasant repercussions.

Memento Mori & Vivere Coins

Memento Mori & Vivere Coins
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Made from 99.9% fine silver, Shire Post Mint’s, coins serve as a reminder to live life to the fullest. One side that reads “Memento Vivere” and the other saying “Memento Mori.” You’ll get one coin for your pocket, and another on a 30″ chain. Also available in copper and iron.

Alfonso Cuaron’s One-shots

Alfonso Cuaron’s One-shots

Director Alfonso Cuaron is a master of the “oner,” those lengthy tracking shots which immerse you right in the heart of the action. From Y Tu Mamá También to Children of Men to Gravity to Roma, The Royal Ocean Film Society looks back at the evolution of his technique.

IFEX 3000 Impulse Firefighting Gun

IFEX 3000 Impulse Firefighting Gun

Germany’s IFEX Technologies makes this incredible tool for firefighters, which can smother an inferno in the blink of an eye. It uses compressed air to discharge water or a water/foam combo at speeds up to 400 km/h (~249 mph), making quick work of fires.

Abandoned Castles

Abandoned Castles

The Burj al Babas project planned to create a subdivision in Turkey filled with personal castles for the wealthy. However, economic woes caused the project to fail. Now, hundreds of these odd little castle McMansions remain as the world’s strangest ghost town.

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Intersection Simulations

Intersection Simulations

Ever wondered what sort of intersection offers the smoothest traffic flow? Check out this oddly satisfying compilation of 4-way junctions, simulated with the Cities: Skylines mod Traffic Manager: President Edition. Too bad there’s not room for stack interchanges everywhere.

Magnetic Fields in Slow-motion

Magnetic Fields in Slow-motion

To show how easy it is to visualize magnetic fields, Magnetic Games tossed a super-strong neodymium magnet into a pile of magnetite sand sitting on an impromptu trampoline. As the magnet and particles fly through the air, the patterns emerge.

Inexplicable Common Things

Inexplicable Common Things

Want to go down in history? You don’t need to solve an obscure problem. Mental Floss’ List Show enumerates 19 common topics that science hasn’t fully figured out, including laughing, hiccups, ice skates, and of course the common cold.

Becoming

Becoming

Filmmaker Jan van Ijken captured this amazing microscopic scale time-lapse footage of the development of an amphibious alpine newt. Watch in awe as it grows from a single cell to a complete organism in just 6 minutes. More here.

How Paintballs are Made

How Paintballs are Made

An excerpt from Science Channel’s How It’s Made which takes us inside of a factory that churns out millions of paintballs every year. It turns out these painful projectiles are basically made from the same stuff that gummy bears are made of – though we bet they don’t taste as good.

Florists.com Special

Florists.com Special
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Don’t blow it this Valentine’s day. Browse Florists.com’s offerings of flowers, fruit bouquets, plants, and gift baskets, and have it delivered to your beloved’s door – even the same day. This Awesomer Shop special gets you $30 worth of flowers for $15 or $40 for $20.

Rocket Igniter Slow-mo

Rocket Igniter Slow-mo

Warped Perception takes an up-close look at a highly critical, but underappreciated element of every rocket launch – the igniters which get the rocket fuel going. The result is some truly stunning slow-motion macro footage. Watch in 4K if you can.

Psychedelic Medusa

Psychedelic Medusa

A team of scientists aboard the Okeanos Explorer used their deep sea camera beneath the Caribbean to catch a glimpse of this beautiful and mysterious undersea creature known as a crossota millsae. The jellyfish-like hydrozoa really does look like a living firework.

How to Name a Product

How to Name a Product

While those of us with small businesses typically just brainstorm product names, big companies rely on experts like Lexicon Branding and its founder David Placek, who gave us memorable names like Swiffer, Febreze, Sonos, Blackberry, and more.

Bouqs Valentine’s Day Special

Bouqs Valentine’s Day Special
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Check out this deal from The Bouqs. Right now, you can browse a curated selection of holiday flowers for your sweetheart, and get a $50 bouquet for just $30. All flowers are locally sourced and guaranteed to be a hit.

Turkish Airlines: The Journey

Turkish Airlines: The Journey

Director Ridley Scott returns to his roots of commercial directing with this short film he made for Turkish Airlines, in which a mysterious woman follows illustrated clues to tail another in what ends up being a beautiful travel promotion for Istanbul.

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