In this fascinating and beautifully shot footage from BBC Earth’s Blue Planet II, we get an up-close look at the interaction between a Portuguese man O’ war and two fish – one who has built up a resistance to its deadly stinging tentacles, and another which isn’t so lucky.
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Individual insects have limited skills, but when they form a colony, the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. Kurzgesagt explores the phenomenon known as “emergence” – which sounds like a great name for a flick where billions of ants rise up to take over the world.
Duke Cannon adds Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to their Big American Bourbon Soap and the result is pure genius. It’s a hefty 10 oz, made with ground corn bits to exfoliate rough patches and a rich scent that’ll send you over the edge to whisky heaven.
Why is it that people who have no idea what they’re doing think they’re good at it? David Dunning explains how their ineptitude makes it difficult for them to be self-aware of their shortcomings. Before you judge, the same thing can apply to all of us to an extent.
Scientist Dr. Jon Copley set out on an expedition to head more than 3200 feet below the icy seas of Antarctica, something never before achieved. The amount of marine life they discover is truly astounding and humbling. Video by BBC Earth and Alucia Productions.
Designed for cyclists, but useful for everyone, the Cycle-On packs 30 tools, including multiple bit drivers, a magnetic bit holder, spoke wrenches and clips, tire levers, a file, bottle opener, a crimper/wire stripper, and more. Includes a handsome and sturdy carrying case.
Wolf Zipp shows off his working scale model of the SLJ 900/32 Wowjoint, a machine used to transport and place large sections of bridges. it has pneumatic lifts, wheels that can drive in any direction, and a cantilever system for crossing bridge pillars. It’s not fast, but it is impressive.
Getting strong now! Russian musician Logachev Andrey turns in a memeworthy performance of Bill Conti’s Gonna Fly Now from Rocky, playing all parts of the triumphant track on his trumpet, flute, and accordion. If you don’t feel like a champ after watching this, you’re dead inside.
When you fly over much of rural America, you’ll notice that there are lots of squared-off little blocks of land forming cool geometric patterns when observed from the sky. But why is this the case, and not so much in other parts of the world? Half as Interesting explains.
A look inside a factory in China where Artengo’s tennis balls are made. First, sheets of rubber are cut into pellets, which are then molded into semi-circles. Then, the sections are combined, hand-wrapped in felt, and then heat-sealed together. Watch them make their rackets here.
Check out this crazy invention – the awesomely named “Multi Headed Nut Wizard.” It’s a garden tool designed for easily picking up fallen tree nuts and small fruit on the ground, even when they’re scattered in leaves. It appears to be an amped-up version of this tool.
MadGyver shows off a fun little project – an Arduino-based glove which can detect gestures, and uses the inputs to control the speed of a strobe light, which when aimed a moving object makes it look like it controls the speed and direction of time. Build details on Instructables.
Expand your cocktail repertoire with The Bitter Truth’s Pink Gin and five piece bitters travel set. The blush colored gin is fruity and floral, with a smooth spicy taste, and the travel set includes Jerry Thomas, Orange, Creole and more. Perfect for a globetrotting cocktail enthusiast.
Flight fanatic Peter Sripol has built his share of small, unmanned flying machines, but he’s now turned his attention to something a bit bigger, building himself a single-seat aircraft powered by electric motors, and airworthy enough that he was willing to be its test pilot.