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Mars 1.8 Billion Pixel Panorama

Mars 1.8 Billion Pixel Panorama

At the end of November 2019, NASA’s Curiosity rover captured a series of over 1,000 images which were used to create its highest-resolution panorama of Mars yet. The telephoto version without the rover in the image has over 1.8 Billion pixels for you to zoom in on, while the medium angle one with the rover has 650 million pixels.

Skittles Giants

Skittles Giants

Jumbo the rainbow! A new version of the popular sweet and tart candy is headed into stores. The big difference? Skittles Giants are three times the size of regular Skittles. At this point, they’re only available in the UK, but we imagine that the import market will eventually start shipping these stateside.

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Mullet Feast

Mullet Feast

Each year, millions of grey mullets make their way along the coast of Florida, remaining close to the beach to steer clear of deep water predators. But in this clip from BBC Earth’s Seven Worlds, One Planet, you’ll witness just what happens when tarpons, pelicans, and sharks get near the massive school of fish.

NERF Rival Roundhouse XX-1500

NERF Rival Roundhouse XX-1500

NERF enthusiast Walcom S7 shows off the Rival Roundhouse XX-1500, a freakishly oversized, single-shot revolver that can carry up three rounds in each of its five magazines. It fires at up to 90 feet-per-second, and includes 15 Rival rounds. Given its size, it’s ideal for big hands.

ARTCADE – Extended Edition

ARTCADE – Extended Edition

Originally released in 2015, the latest edition of ARTCADE is packed with even more images of classic arcade marquee and cabinet art. Each of its images has been restored to capture detail, color, and contrast. In all, 300 coin-op machines are represented. Comes in a limited-edition, glow-in-the-dark storage sleeve.

9 to 5 by 5

9 to 5 by 5

Coffee not kicked in yet? Get your day started on the right foot with this energetic all-brass cover version of Dolly Parton’s 1980 hit 9 to 5, performed in five parts by musician Seb Skelly. It’s basically like this one guy is an entire Dixieland marching band. Sheet music available here.

Sinners

Sinners

Vincent Boehringer’s impactful short film follows two young men who experience very different feelings after committing a violent crime together. What makes it so effective is how it tells its story without a single word of dialogue.

The Last Video Store

The Last Video Store

Filmmaker Arthur Cauty takes us inside Bristol, UK shop 20th Century Flicks, one of the last remaining video stores on the planet. After the shop nearly closed, a handful of dedicated film buffs tossed in their own money to keep the store alive in the face of streaming content, maintaining more social approach to renting movies.

If You Could Shrink Yourself

If You Could Shrink Yourself

What If explores the hypothetical question of what would happen if you were like Ant Man, and could shrink yourself down to whatever size you wanted. As you descend from the size of a frog’s egg to the size of an atom, would things be totally awesome down there, or absolutely horrifying?

Car vs. Trampoline

Car vs. Trampoline

Mark Rober typically uses his engineering skills to solve complex problems or to exact justice, but this time, he’s just having a good time making a mess. He teamed up with the guys from How Ridiculous to see what would happen when you drop a car onto the world’s strongest trampoline. Check out the aussies’ video here.

How Foosball Tables Are Made

How Foosball Tables Are Made

How It’s Made takes us inside of the Baby-Foot Sulpie factory, where they make premium foosball tables. Watch as the players are cast from molten metal, then painted before being assembled onto stainless steel rods and placed into their permanent places on a handcrafted wooden foosball field.

Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew Cans

Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew Cans

Starbucks brings their popular nitro cold brew coffee to grocery and convenience stores. The ready-to-drink 9.6oz. cans infuse the drinks with nitrogen microbubbles as soon you open them, and come in unsweetened black, dark caramel, and vanilla sweet cream flavors.

The Trouble with Tumbleweed

The Trouble with Tumbleweed

Most of us know tumbleweed from its appearance in old Westerns, or maybe we’ve seen a couple along the side of the road in the desert Southwest. But as CGP Grey explains, these seemingly innocuous plants are anything but harmless, with their nasty thorns, incredible flammability, and propensity to multiply like, uh, weeds.

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The Moon in 4K

The Moon in 4K

Using data captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA was able to replicate the view that Apollo 13 astronauts saw on the far side of the moon back in 1970, but in razor-sharp 4K resolution. There are a variety of views depicted, including the trajectory of the astronauts as they came around the moon.

The World Ocean

The World Ocean

Technically, all of the world’s oceans are connected and therefore they’re a single, giant body of water. Still, geographers sliced them into sections and named them so we’d know roughly where we are. Minute Earth explains where the boundaries are located, and suggests a more logical way of breaking them up based on science.

Making an R/C Ekranoplan

Making an R/C Ekranoplan

Back in the 1960s through the 1980s, the Soviet Union developed a low-flying aircraft that could skim like a hovercraft over the water. R/C flying enthusiast Peter Sripol decided to see if he could build a working miniature replica of the so-called “Caspian Sea Monster,” and attempted to keep it flying just inches off the ground and water.

Bamboo Skewer Chopping Board

Bamboo Skewer Chopping Board

Pask Makes shows us how wood skewers are good for more than serving kebabs. By stacking, cutting, clamping, and gluing hundreds of sticks, then planing and sanding the result, he was able to create a beautiful cutting board we’d love to have on our counter.

Dirty Machines: The End of History

Dirty Machines: The End of History

(PG-13: Language) Future Garbage presents an excellent short film about a time traveler who visits the exact location and time at which time travel itself was discovered. But will his trip disrupt the fabric of the universe and create a paradox? Written, directed, produced by and starring David Matthew Olson.

Biggest Planes vs. Shortest Runway

Biggest Planes vs. Shortest Runway

Whenever we fly, we just assume that the runway is long enough for our airplane to safely take off and land. But what would happen if you tried to use the world’s shortest airstrip with the world’s largest commercial jets? Aviation hobbyist Swiss001 decided to try just that using a flight simulator.

Food Lore (Trailer)

Food Lore (Trailer)

Each episode of this limited-run series from HBO Asia features a story inspired by some aspect of Asian cuisine. The eight episodes feature directors representing Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Indonesia, and Japan. Premieres 3/2/2020 on HBO Now and HBO Go.

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Rammstein Setup Time-lapse

Rammstein Setup Time-lapse

German power metal band Rammstein is known for their over-the-top stage shows. In this time-lapse clip, watch as a crew spends more than 60 hours transforming an empty football field in Dresden into a complete concert venue, with a massive stage rigged with speaker stacks, lights, pyrotechnics, and musical instruments.

The Story of Lawnchair Larry

The Story of Lawnchair Larry

From the invention of the wheel to landing on the Moon, humans have accomplished many great things. Not all achievements are as world-changing, like the time truck driver Larry Walters floated 16,000 feet into the sky after attaching dozens of weather of balloons to his lawnchair. Half as Interesting shares his story.

Sherp New

Sherp New

All-terrain vehicle maker Sherp introduces the latest version of its rugged, short wheelbase off-roader. The new model has a more powerful and fuel-efficient diesel engine, larger 72″ tires, a 30% bigger passenger compartment, more payload space, increased fuel capacity, an a more comfortable cabin.

Why Plastic Exists

Why Plastic Exists

In the early 1900s, electricity was about to take the world by storm. But live wires couldn’t safely be used without insulation. Resin harvested from insects worked, but was too expensive to harvest. Necessity being the mother of invention, it drove chemist Leo Baekeland to develop what would become the world’s first plastic.

Schmidt Bros. Carbon Kitchen Knives

Help make your kitchen a better place with this set of chef-grade, high-carbon knives from Schmidt Brothers. Each of the six included knives has a specially curved handle for optimal grip, and they store neatly in a modern acacia wood and acrylic knife block using magnets. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop.

BrüMate Liquor Canteens

BrüMate Liquor Canteens

BrüMate’s drink flasks feature a look inspired by vintage WWII gasoline “Jerry” cans. They hold 8oz. of your drink of choice, and are cast from stainless steel with a special food-safe coating to eliminate any metallic aftertaste. They’re available in numerous colors, including some cool camouflage patterns.

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