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Flying Through a Van

Flying Through a Van

Russian Stuntman Evgeny Chebotarev is like a modern-day Evel Knievel, performing insanely dangerous and literally back-breaking stunts. In this absolutely bonkers video, he managed to fly all the way through a van that was moving at 50 mph. He wasn’t the one that was moving, just the van was. Here’s another angle.

Are Horns OP?

Are Horns OP?

In the words of Austin Powers, “Do I make you horny?” That’s a question many animals ask on a daily basis as they walk around with bony protrusions sticking out of their heads. TierZoo explores the advantages and disadvantages horns and antlers provide animals with relative to other animals in the meta.

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How to Make a Glowing Penny Light Bulb

How to Make a Glowing Penny Light Bulb

If you heat up a penny with a blow torch then lower it over a puddle of acetone, the reaction with the vapors will make the penny glow like a dim red lightbulb. NileRed shows off the reaction and points out that it must be done with a copper penny and not one with zinc or it will melt. And remember, chemistry is dangerous.

Voormi Men’s Wolf Creek Parka

Voormi Men’s Wolf Creek Parka

Created for sub-zero conditions, the Wolf Creek Parka is the warmest, most rugged coat that Voormi has ever made. It’s built in the USA from a soft and cozy goose-down undercoat and the outfitter’s proprietary Surface Hardened Uc Dual-Layer Insulation, a thermal powerhouse for dry, reliable protection. Also available without fur.

Should You Really Count Calories?

Should You Really Count Calories?

When it comes to watching our diet, counting calories is one of the most common methods of tracking food intake. AsapSCIENCE explains how the nutritional composition of foods, our individual metabolisms, genetics, and microbiomes affect how we process food, impacting our health far more than calories alone.

Stickering Lemons

Stickering Lemons

We’ve seen all kinds of specialized factory equipment over the years, showing off some ingenious engineering to perform repetitive tasks. One of the more satisfying machines we’ve seen in recent times is this contraption that rapidly applies stickers to lemons as they glide along on the conveyor belt below.

LEGO Ideas Globe

LEGO Ideas Globe
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This 2585-piece LEGO set (#21332) gives you everything you need to create a spinning globe of Earth. Based on a concept by LEGO fan Guillaume Roussel, the vintage-style globe comes with glow-in-the-dark ocean and continent markers. The core structure is made from Technic parts, while the exterior is made from colorful LEGO plates.

The 145-Gear Snowflake

The 145-Gear Snowflake

JBV Creative is always coming up with cleverly-engineered machines using 3D printed parts. This fun plaything is made up of interconnected gears arranged in a snowflake pattern, and all of its 145 gears turn smoothly with the turn of a knob on its back. You can purchase the STL files for printing here.

The Backrooms

The Backrooms

During a video shoot, a cameraman finds himself trapped in a seemingly endless maze of rooms and corridors on the other side of reality. Kane Pixels’ grainy “found footage” short film shows how to create tension without a budget. (Thanks, Rob!)

Crushing Things Underwater

Crushing Things Underwater

The Hydraulic Press Channel tried something they’ve never done before. They placed the business end of a 40-ton press inside of an aquarium, then smooshed a soda can and some bottles to see how they would behave underwater. Their new slow-mo camera produced some nice high-quality images of the explosions.

How Poppin’ Pals Work

How Poppin’ Pals Work

Animator Jared Owen has dissected the inner workings of everything from the Space Shuttle to the Enigma Machine. This time, he delves into something less complicated – the Playskool Poppin’ Pals toy you might have played with when you were a tot. It might not be rocket science, but it’s still some neat engineering.

Tyrants of the Deep

Tyrants of the Deep

Giant water lilies are as aggressive as they look. They clear the way for growth by crowding out other plants with their spiky, club-like buds, then blocking light beneath the surface with their enormous leaves. This footage from BBC Earth’s The Green Planet provides an up-close look at these plants which can grow 8″ a day.

Making a Tiny Drill Press

Making a Tiny Drill Press

A drill press is a large piece of workshop equipment mounted to a heavy base to provide a steady work surface for drilling through objects. Hands on Table thought it might be fun to make a miniature replica of a drill press and did an outstanding job building the tiny, working tool from scrap metal and some old motorcycle parts.

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Robot Spy Crab

Robot Spy Crab

The nature photographers at John Downer Productions are known for infiltrating animal communities by packing cameras into lifelike robots. In this clip from Spy in the Wild 2, one of their robots crab-walked with thousands of real-life crustaceans and played a crab version of Frogger crossing the roads on Christmas Island.

The Perfect Zoom

The Perfect Zoom

It’s tricky enough for a cameraperson to keep their lens aimed at the right player during a fast-moving game like basketball. But this pro goes above and beyond the call, not only focusing on the action between the players but zooming in on the ball at precisely the right moment and then right back into the game.

Mariachi Muse

Mariachi Muse

No one’s gonna take me alive. The talented musicians of Mariachi Entertainment System took on quite the challenge. With the help of a little tequila, they performed this awesomely unexpected cover of the Muse track Knights of Cydonia, which always felt like a post-modern soundtrack for a Spaghetti western.

Low Budget Death Star II Destruction

Low Budget Death Star II Destruction

Armed with cardboard, a magic marker, and a ceramic plate Millenium Falcon, Pla-Gabu (Dark Side) recreated the scene from Return of the Jedi where they blow up the second Death Star. Here’s the original sequence for comparison, and more of Pla-Gabu’s low-budget Star Wars scenes here.

If Light Moved as Slowly as Walking

If Light Moved as Slowly as Walking

According to the work of Albert Einstein, the speed of light in a vacuum is the fastest thing in the universe. Bright Side ponders how strange life would be if light moved at a more leisurely pace than its current rate of 299,792,458 meters per second and ambled along at the same speed as the average human walks.

All-in-One Titanium Ruler

All-in-One Titanium Ruler

This versatile desk accessory combines a metric/imperial ruler, compass, and protractor in one. It’s made from durable, lightweight titanium, and has perforations and an optional push-pin pivot for drawing circles up to 6″ in diameter. The full set includes a leather carrying case, a mini ruler, and a wooden storage box.

Huskies Get a Surprise

Huskies Get a Surprise

My Mountain Husky filled up his living room with 2,000 tennis balls then headed out to see how his huskies would react when he left them alone. The normally vocal dogs were speechless at the sight of their newfound paradise but were equally concerned about where their dad went.

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Retro Tech: Sony Chordmachine

Retro Tech: Sony Chordmachine

Techmoan is always digging up examples of strange old-school tech, and this episode does not disappoint. What you’re looking at is a wonderful specimen of cassette futurism. Sony’s Chordmachine is a 1982 device that combines a boombox with a synthesizer that plays chords and rhythms and records sounds to tape.

Checking Tom Scott’s 2022 Predictions

Checking Tom Scott’s 2022 Predictions

Back in 2012, vlogger Tom Scott made some predictions about what technology might be like 10 years later. Now, he’s revisited that video to see what he got right and wrong and then offers up some new guesses for the year 2032.

Walking Caterpillar Stop-Motion

Walking Caterpillar Stop-Motion

Animator PES is one of the masters of stop-motion. For this short but sweet sequence, he created a dozen 3D-printed caterpillar models, then hand-painted them and photographed each of the Lepidoptera’s movements. PES sold an edition of 20 of these as his first ever NFT.

Tumbleweeds

Tumbleweeds

Commissioned by the Columbus Museum of Art, editor Duncan Robson created this fun montage of movie and TV scenes featuring tumbling tumbleweeds. He recently remastered the sequence to celebrate its 10th anniversary, and to bring the wonderful supercut to a new generation of viewers.

The 2022 All-in-One Side Business Bundle

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These days, many of us have second and third income sources to help pay our bills or to grow our savings. This bundle of ten useful courses will help you build and succeed at your own home business so you can make a little extra scratch, or maybe even live the dream of working for yourself full-time.

Stop-Motion Woodworking

Stop-Motion Woodworking

Stop-motion animator Omozoc created this short film which makes it look like wood can be chopped up as easily as vegetables, nails can be tapped in with a spoon, and sanding could be done with a butter knife. The animation was made from 2854 individual images, and no computer visual effects were added.

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