We’re not sure what sort of magnets Chemical Bouillon used beneath their container of ferrofluid, but they used them to manipulate the wondrous magnetic fluid into some fascinating organic patterns. More here and here.
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Most of what we know about America’s “Wild West” we learned from Deadwood and Hell on Wheels. But as Mental Floss‘ John Green teaches us, there’s lots of other stuff that movie and TV tropes typically leave out. Robot camels on Westworld sounds like a fun idea.
“It’s not a fake sport… It’s a real story that we’re telling.” Director Tim Grant introduces us to pro wrestler Cauliflower Chase Brown, who reminds us the action we see on stage is backed up by a desire to entertain and satisfy an audience with a heroes tale for the underdog.
The Backyard Scientist can’t be bothered to cook the meals he got from Blue Apron using normal kitchen appliances. Instead, he turns to more dangerous methods, like a powerful arc flashlight, a high-voltage transformer, a blowtorch, and delicious manganese heptoxide.
The Internet has made it surprisingly easy for you to earn extra money on the side while working your day job. Now learn many of the tricks of the trade from this extensive series of lessons in The Awesomer Shop. Best of all, it’ll only cost what you think it’s worth to you.
(Gore) In Sotiris Petridis and Dimitris Tsakaleas’ horror short, a woman sits home posting selfies on her Instagram feed, and applies what she thinks is an appropriate hashtag. Unfortunately, a creepy maniac sees the tag as a mark of vulnerability, and uses it to choose his victims.
Animator Yan Dan Wong teamed up with Alain De Botton of The School of Life to explore the nature of addiction, and how most of us exhibit one if its primary traits – focusing on material things and other distractions to keep us from dealing with our emotions, hopes, and fears.
“Buy less more often.” Like clean water, fresh produce is a luxury that most of us take for granted. How to Make Everything spoke with a farmer, a distributor and a co-op store in Minnesota to find out how they cope with changing seasons and their products’ volatility.
There’s more demand to move away from fossil fuels and towards electric power than ever. MinutePhysics and Real Engineering teamed up to explore some of the challenges of using batteries to power everything, and the theoretical limitations of battery tech.
Director Skylar Nielsen and cinematographers Josh Fletcher and Lance Clayton of Vita Brevis Films shot this awesome documentary short about the diehard automotive fanatics who turn out each year for Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats, in the isolated Utah desert.
The goo inside of Stretch Armstrong is some nasty stuff, so we certainly wouldn’t want to subject an expensive piece of machinery to it. But that’s what PressTube did, as they stuffed a couple of the stretchy dolls into the jaws of their industrial shredder. Clean up video here.
Because he hasn’t made enough dangerous things, Giaco Whatever teamed up with builder Kevin Lizotte to create a tiny cannon that’s ridiculously powerful for its size. The audio and slow-mo add to the drama, but we wouldn’t want to be on the business end of this thing.
These 1.5oz. shot glasses look like tiny Canon EF zoom lenses. Their threaded lid and keychain makes them perfect for carrying pills, jelly beans, and other small items. They’re made from food grade PVC with a stainless steel interior, and come in a set of three.