NURK FPV and sponsor FPVDirect present some of the sweetest first-person view drone footage we’ve seen, as the pilot deftly maneuvers a quadcopter through a bridge, alongside and over a train, and turns in some thrilling loops and tricks the whole way along.
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Darwinfish105 has been capturing eye-popping images of the new giant Mobile Suit Unicorn Gundam statue being erected outside of DiverCity Mall in Tokyo’s Odaiba district. The statue is the second Gundam to stand on the spot after the first one was dismantled last year.
Sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing. We’ve had it engrained our whole lives that those are THE five human senses, but there are many other things we can detect that don’t tie to an obvious sensory organ. Vox delves into some of our abilities which didn’t make the short list.
Blackfish shows us how to create a really cool toy weapon which fires rolled up paper projectiles. Its rubber band powered revolver mechanism lets it fire up to eight darts without reloading. We assume you could expand on the idea and make one that fires more ammo.
Jean Claude Constantin’s Pento T is an insanely difficult jigsaw puzzle which relies not on its number of pieces, but the lack of imagery, non-traditional edges, and intertwining elements to make it so challenging to solve. It’s currently sold out, but hopefully he’ll make more.
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.
(PG-13: Language) “Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough…” A tool. A gag. A clue. CineFix presents its top 10 movie props of all time, be they extremely effective on their own or fully supported by the film itself. And no, the top pick isn’t Rosebud.
“I was night, and I could see the moonshine coming down from above. Boy, I think I’m in love.” Originally a one time run, Mondo is bringing back its cassette tape release of the poetry and music that Wirt (voiced by Elijah Wood) gave to Sara in Over the Garden Wall.
You’d think that a 3-wheeler powered by water wouldn’t go very fast, but as we recently learned, liquid can generate some crazy force when under pressure. Riding atop a 6,000 PSI water tank, François Gissy was able to go from 0 to 62 mph in 0.55s with a 162mph top speed.
It doesn’t make the kind of sticky mess that Stretch Armstrong did, but it’s still fascinating to watch this bucket of weird golden goo as it runs between every blade of PressTube’s industrial shredder. At one point, the gunk that emerges looked kind of like brains.
Film editor Jacob T. Swinney compiled this intense reel of moments from Darren Aronofsky’s films in which the camera gets up close and personal with its subjects. The technique provides an immediacy and sense of involvement that’s about as visceral as it gets.
The guys from How Ridiculous have gotten in the habit of dropping anvils onto things from a 150-foot-tall tower to capture the carnage in slow-motion. For their latest “experiment” they smashed silly string, a watermelon pyramid, and cans of spray paint with spectacular results.
Seaman JeffHK’s latest video is comprised of about 80,000 photos taken in the span of 30 days aboard the container ship where he works. Outside of going to space, sailing the oceans might be the best way to internalize how small we are in the grand scheme of things.
These thick paper wasters aren’t exactly commonplace these days, but phonebooks used to be everywhere. David Windestal and his pals decided to see if all that paper would be enough to stop their deadly rocket knife. The title of this post should be answer enough.
Video essayist Patrick H Willems explores an interesting notion in the world of film criticism – that the original Ghostbusters was missing something that virtually every other movie has ever has – a theme, subtext, message, or story arc for its main characters.
Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin dropped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge and turned in a wonderful cover version of Paul Simon’s award winning 1986 track Graceland, complete with the African backing vocals and rhythms that made it work so well, and a bonus horn section.
So at what point did clowns go from being jolly entertainers to some of the creepiest nightmare fuel ever? Origin of Everything explores what it is about these white-faced, red-nosed characters that keeps us up at night. Turns out they’ve been creepy for centuries.