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Dragon X5 Mobile Gaming Controller

Dragon X5 Mobile Gaming Controller

Improve your mobile gaming experience and play with an actual game controller. The Dragon X5 connects to smartphones or tablets via Bluetooth, adding dual analog thumbsticks, ABXY buttons, a D-pad, and dual-shoulder buttons, making it perfect for FPS, action, arcade, and racing games. Save 29% in The Awesomer Shop.

Music & Clowns

Music & Clowns

“He understands how you feel. Probably better than you do.” Director Alex Widdowson’s documentary short film uses animation to tell the story of his brother Jamie, a man with a profound learning disability. It delves into his appreciation for the little things in life, and how his family has adapted to their situation.

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How Memorable Movie Lines Work

How Memorable Movie Lines Work

“Bond, James Bond.” There are certain movie lines that are just insanely quotable. But what is it that makes these simple statements so memorable? Author and linguistics expert Mark Forsyth offers his thoughts on how at least one kind of line works in this clip from Little White Lies.

Are Crocodilians OP?

Are Crocodilians OP?

Crocodiles and alligators have been around in some form for nearly 100 million years, proving that their survival strategies work. Between its crushing bite, muscular body, and stealthy approach, these reptiles are among the most impressive predators in the meta. TierZoo dives into murky waters for a look at these grapplers’ key stats.

Wooden Radial Engine

Wooden Radial Engine

Ian Jimmerson shows off an impressive wooden model he built that demonstrates the inner workings of a 9-cylinder radial engine, like the ones used on some older airplanes. It’s really amazing how stable it is as it gets up to speed. Check out his in-depth explainer videos here and here.

The True Size of…

The True Size of…

When looking at a 2D map of the world, it’s really hard to understand how big countries really are. For instance, the U.S., Australia, and Europe are similarly sized. Developed by James Talmage and Damon Maneice, The True Size Of… lets you drag countries on top of each other to better visualize their relative sizes.

Busuu Language Learning

Packed with over 1,000 lessons in 12 different languages, Busuu is at the ready to help you learn. It offers personalized study plans, feedback by native speakers, and speech recognition to help guide your progress. Save 50% on this 2-year Premium Plus subscription in The Awesomer Shop.

Mini Concrete Mixer Coffee Stirrer

Mini Concrete Mixer Coffee Stirrer

Maker W&M walks us through the process of turning a couple of muffin tins into a miniature concrete mixer, complete with a motorized stirrer. Though in this case, its purpose is to smoothly blend instant coffee with water. It probably would make a good hot cocoa too.

The Biggest Frog That Ever Lived

The Biggest Frog That Ever Lived

While it’s nowhere nearly as large as the world’s largest penguin, the 16″ long, 10-pound frog known as Beelzebufo was still an impressive creature. PBS Eons explains the few things we know about this giant, blobby amphibian that was native to Madagascar.

The Empty $161 Billion City

The Empty $161 Billion City

China has spent billions of dollars building the Kangbashi District of Ordos City. The city has housing for a million people, a modern infrastructure, and everything you could ask for. Half as Interesting explains why the giant city in the desert is still only at 1/5th of its planned population, 10 years after completion.

EcoXGear EcoLantern Speaker

EcoXGear EcoLantern Speaker

This waterproof LED lantern doubles as a Bluetooth speaker with 360º sound. Its 4400 mAh battery offers up to 24 hours of light, or can recharge gadgets too. Its 400 lumen light source has 5 modes including bright white, red, color fade, music synced, and emergency.

The History of Pasta Shapes

The History of Pasta Shapes

From linguini to ravioli to fusilli, pasta comes in many different shapes. But why is it that these noodles don’t just all look like skinny vermicelli? Mental Floss’ series Food History digs into the past of pasta, and what led to such diversity of form as it gained popularity across the globe.

Warhammer Ultramarines Cosplay

Warhammer Ultramarines Cosplay

While attending Otakon 2019, YouTuber Nardio came across Jeremy Chang, who was showing off his truly epic cosplay of one of Warhammer 40,000’s Ultramarines’ armored suits. He used his experience working in a real space suit research lab to help design its rotating arm system. Photo gallery here.

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Halo Infinite: Gameplay

Halo Infinite: Gameplay

Get your first good look at the crystal-clear 4K graphics and expansive open-world environments of Halo Infinite. The Xbox Series X shooter starts off familiar in campaign mode, but things ramp up quickly as Master Chief returns to face off against The Banished, a tough-as-nails faction who splintered from The Covenant.

The History of Ketchup and Mustard

The History of Ketchup and Mustard

Ketchup and mustard go hand-in-hand, but they both have very different origins, separated by hundreds of years and thousands of miles. Mental Floss provides a brief history of the popular condiments. While early mustards were similar to today’s, the first ketchups had more in common with fish sauce.

Alkemista Infusion Mini Bar 1 Bundle

Add depth and flavor to your spirits and bitters with this infusion kit from Ethan & Ashe. It includes a a 950ml borosilicate glass infusion vessel, an ultra-fine stainless steel filter, along with three delicious infusion blends: black denim, orange ginger, and house bitters. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

Moon Size Comparison

Moon Size Comparison

If you thought that each of the moons in our solar system were similar in size, you’d be very wrong. Like they did before with stars, MetaBallStudios compares the relative sizes of the natural satellites orbiting around planets, from the tiny rocks zooming around Saturn, to Jupiter’s massive Titan and Ganymede.

Inside a CT Scanner

Inside a CT Scanner

If you’ve ever had a CT (or “CAT”) scan of your body, you know that it makes quite the whirring sound as you slide into its donut-shaped opening. This video captured by a radiographer in Denmark shows just how quickly the machine’s guts spin around as its X-ray beams capture numerous images of your insides.

ATM vs. Hand Grenade

ATM vs. Hand Grenade

Opening up an ATM with a hand grenade seems like a bad idea, but we suppose if you own the machine, you can do whatever you want with it, right? Edwin Sarkissian decided to see what would happen when he tossed an M67 frag grenade into one of those convenience store ATMs, and the carnage is everything you could hoped for.

Keyport Anywhere Tools Bundle

This modular pocket tool set offers 12 functions, including a bottle opener, knife, wrenches, flat and phillips screwdrivers, box opener, cord cutter, and flashlight. The bundle includes a pair of pocket clips, along with paracord zipper pulls. Save 31% in The Awesomer Shop. (WeeLink module shown in video not included.)

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Sputnik (Trailer)

Sputnik (Trailer)

After returning from a space mission, a cosmonaut returns to Earth with a mysterious creature living inside of him. But the military has plans to use its powers regardless of what it might mean for the man it inhabits. This Russian sci-fi horror looks creepy enough to deserve a look when it hits theaters and VOD on 8.14.20.

How Balloons Are Made

How Balloons Are Made

It doesn’t seem like something that would be particularly complicated to make, but as How It’s Made shows us, creating party balloons requires lots of industrial equipment, including electrically-charged vats of liquid latex, balloon-shaped molds, and spinning brushes to create the openings we blow into.

The Great Stink of 1858

The Great Stink of 1858

After years of piling up garbage and other nasty waste in London, England, the city was overwhelmed with a horrific stench. Weird History looks back at this terribly nasty part of the 19th century, and how it led to major improvements in the city’s hygiene and waste disposal infrastructure.

Slow-mo Thermite in Water

Slow-mo Thermite in Water

Due to the global pandemic, The Slow Mo Guys are still stuck an ocean apart, so today’s clip features a solo experiment conducted by Gav, who has the duo’s high-speed cameras in his possession. Sit back and enjoy some slow-motion footage of molten thermite being poured into an aquarium filled with water.

Searches 2010 to 2020 by State

Searches 2010 to 2020 by State

If you can believe it, there was a time when “Google Plus” was the most popular search phrase in the U.S. V1 Analytics‘ infographic video looks back at Google search data from 2010 to the beginning of 2020, showing off the top trending search phrases for each state, from “Dr. Oz” to “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”

Firehand vs. Water Balloons

Firehand vs. Water Balloons

There’s a classic physics experiment that shows how filling a balloon with water protects it from a lit match. Expanding on this idea, Beyond Slow Motion’s Darren Dyk wanted to see if the same would hold true if he held a ball of fire in his hand using butane and soap bubbles. Needless to say, don’t try this at home.

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