It’s common knowledge that ants are great at working together to accomplish tasks. But we’ve never seen anything quite like this massive upside-down bridge structure that thousands of army ants built so they could storm into a wasps’ nest in Costa Rica.
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There’s a long-held belief that the dinosaurs were wiped out overnight when a massive asteroid hit Earth. But that has been challenged by the Deccan Volcanism hypothesis, which theorizes that a lengthy series of volcanic eruptions gradually poisoned their food chain.
The more legs something has, the more it freaks us out. As such, one of the creatures that makes our skin crawl most is the millipede. Why is it that they have so many tiny dangly legs? Anna’s Science Magic Show Hooray! delves into what makes these crawlies so creepy.
If you have trouble tying your shoelaces, there are some great alternatives out there. But if you’re a mechanical engineer, you might build yourself a robot to perform the task for you, like these UC Davis students did. It’s not exactly fast, but it does get the job done.
You already know kiwami japan as the Iron Chef of knife making. Today’s secret ingredient is… POTATOES!!! First he turned a potato into a starchy powder, then mixed it with glycerin and vinegar to make a putty. After drying and cutting the putty, he sharpened it into a blade.
Back in the 1980s, car salesman Dennis Hope started selling plots of land on Earth’s moon, and has since expanded to other lunar and planetary bodies. We’re pretty sure he and his buyers own absolutely jack squat, but it’s a nice dream anyhow. Zach Christy’s video explains.
While most airports have designed their runways to take advantage of wind patterns, some have less than optimal layouts for efficiency and safety. Real Engineering takes out a clean sheet of paper to explain what he thinks the ideal runway setup might look like.
Did you know that for a brief period of time, there was actually a small nation that sat between the U.S. and Canada along their Eastern border? Half as Interesting offers a brief history of the Republic of Indian Stream, why it existed, and what happened to it.
The human body is an amazing organic machine that performs countless tasks every minute of every day. In this video from The Infographics Show, they tally up some of the things that your body will do in the next minute – or twice as much while you watch the entire 2 minute clip.
Real Life Lore bombards our minds with some of the most unlikely things that could happen to us. That includes becoming a professional athlete, getting killed by a bee sting and dating a supermodel. The most unlikely thing? You may have already tried going for it.
This classic How It’s Made takes us inside the Dubble Bubble factory, where they make mass quantities of chewy, fruity gum meant for blowing bubbles. And if you ever wondered if it was okay to swallow your gum, the “made of plastics and rubbers” bit might dissuade you.
While we have no way of knowing if there is a stinkier place to work on Earth than in the Surströmming industry, we’re pretty sure that canning the notoriously awful-smelling Swedish fermented fish is one of the most aromatically-challenging careers you can have.
While we’re not condoning breaking out of prison, if you do ever find yourself held captive against your will, you’ll want this kit in your pocket. It packs a handcuff key, a mini saw, a ceramic razor blade, rod saw, and 6-feet of kevlar trip line packed in a 2.8″ long capsule.
World traveler and filmmaker Brandon Li spent a month in Seoul, Korea capturing images of the vibrant lives of its citizens from all walks of life, deftly transitioning between images of the city’s mix of traditional and modern urban lifestyles. Director’s commentary video here.
Guinness World Records spoke with the creators of Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model train set. Despite already having thousands of vehicles across different country sections, they are still expanding. Their latest addition is Italy, which took 2 years to build.
There have been lots of predictions about the apocalypse, but so far, Earth has managed to survive. But if you were able to foresee the end of the world, there could be a few positive things to come from that knowledge. The glass half-full guys at The Good Stuff explain.