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We know they help support content creators, but we’re as guilty as anyone of skipping the ads on YouTube after five seconds. But what exactly happens after that point in the pre-roll? Comedy Central’s truly warped video delves into the mystery of what lies beyond. And no, you can’t click “Skip Ad” no matter how hard you try.
Like many of us, engineer Mark Rober has a backyard bird feeder. He also faces the common problem of squirrels pilfering bird seed. So what did he do? He and his buddy created an overly-complicated solution to the problem, frustrating fluffy-tailed rodents with an American Squirrel Warrior obstacle course.
Science video makers Kurzgesagt teamed up with author and online personality John Green to create an animated clip to accompany an excerpt from his podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed. The focus of the episode is on the possible meaning of cave paintings, and what they might tell us about the human condition.
The core of the Scientific Method is the experiment. But not every hypothesis pans out, and failure is always an option. The Mental Floss List Show looks back at 14 times when tests failed spectacularly, including McDonald’s bubble gum flavored broccoli, which surprisingly isn’t the grossest thing on the list.
Scientist Steve Mould introduces us to one of the strangest insects we’ve seen. Like other caterpillars, the uraba lugens aka gum leaf skeletoniser gradually sheds its exoskeleton as it grows, but it keeps a stack of its old head shells stacked on its head like a crazy hat. And nobody seems to know why it does this.
Creezy took nearly two months to set up and work out the kinks in this ridiculous Rube Goldberg machine he set up outside his house. It goes through a complex sequence of about 70 steps to drop a basketball through a net – which ironically is the same thing he has to do to get the machine started.
The speed of light is pretty darned fast, but given just how far the Earth is away from the Sun, its light it doesn’t get here instantly. It’s Okay to Be Smart teaches us how it’s not just a simple math equation, but complex astrophysics that explain how sunlight is much older than you’d think.
To pay tribute to our brave and dedicated frontline workers, Mattel is creating toys that include figures based on nurses, doctors, EMTs, and delivery drivers, as well as police, fire, rescue, garbage, and delivery vehicles. Proceeds from purchases made through 5.31.2020 will go to #FirstRespondersFirst. (Thanks Pat!)
During the Rainer Hersch Orkestra’s 2019 New Year’s concert, Soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal came on stage to perform a “warm up” after arriving in England from Spain. To stretch her vocal cords, she belted out a goosebump-inducing rendition of Alexander Courage’s original theme from Star Trek.
While on a ski vacation with his family in the Swiss Alps, a father experiences a series of unexpected and terrifying incidents. Writer/Director Jonas Ulrich’s haunting short film conjures similar feelings of isolation and fear that we experienced watching Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.
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When it comes to everyday tools, a pocket knife would likely rank as the number one item on most lists. These portable blades can be used to open packages, cut rope, slash seat belt webbing, and support self-defense. Everyday Carry picked out their 20 favorite models for 2020 (so far) – at least one of which belongs in your pocket today.
Kaiju fans, here’s an official version of Monopoly just for you! The board includes famous monster locations like Goro’s Workshop, Planet X, and the M Space Hunter Nebula. The set comes with custom sculpted tokens based on Mothra, King Ghidorah, Minilla, Mechagodzilla, and of course the O.G. (Original Godzilla.)
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Military flight scenes in movies can be incredibly thrilling. But are the actions that movie pilots take realistic or tactically sound? The guys from GQ enlisted the help of former Navy fighter pilot Matthew “Whiz” Buckley to evaluate the veracity of scenes from movies like Pearl Harbor and Top Gun.
Licorice candies like Twizzlers and Red Vines look like rope, but is it possible to actually use them to pull things? Louis Weisz and his friend Jeffrey Ziskind conducted a series of experiments to see if they could weave together a bunch of the candy into a rope that could bear weight and even tow a car.
While some might consider it sacrilegious to make bacon out of anything other than pork belly, we still very much enjoyed watching Tabitha Brown’s delightful recipe video for a vegetarian bacon substitute made from carrots, liquid smoke, maple syrup, and other seasonings.
The guys from the Hydraulic Press Channel got their hands on a new machine for their workshop. It uses a pair of conveyor belts and a set of powerful rollers to flatten objects. They’re still working out the kinks, but it clearly has destructive potential. It’s also one of the more satisfying ways to pop large bubble wrap.
It’s the year 2028, and while the world goes about its business, a system basically eradicates all knowledge of 20th century pop culture. Tom Scott explores one of the negative possibilities of artificial intelligence run amok in his own 6-minute episode of Black Mirror.
You might think that robots are a 19th or 20th century invention, but the idea of a humanoid machine dates back way further. TED-Ed looks back to an ancient Greek myth that involved a giant automaton warrior built to defend an island kingdom. It was also the first story about a robot struggling with its humanity.
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While there’s some debate whether bats might have kicked off the current, deadly pandemic, they generally only kill a couple of people each year. Reigarw Comparisons looks at a variety of animals, insects, and other organisms to see just how many humans succumb to these killer creatures each year.
The Union Glacier Camp is a private camping facility in Antarctica. It sets up each year to operate from November to January – aka Antarctic summer. Studiocanoe takes us on a lighthearted tour of the isolated camp, which provides shelter from the frigid temperatures, and acts as a hub for expeditions in the area.
The latest version of Dell’s powerful laptop for creatives has a nearly bezel-less 15.6″ touchscreen with up to 4K resolution, 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, and maxes out with a 10th gen Core i7-10875H CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU, and 64GB of DDR4 RAM. Want something even bigger and badder? There’s an XPS 17 on the way.
During a police chase in McLoud, Oklahoma a cop attempted a PIT maneuver on a fleeing pickup truck, causing the vehicle to lose control and flip. But rather than stopping the criminals in their tracks, the truck righted itself and kept on driving. The cops eventually got the scofflaws though.
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