Musician and streamer Drew on the Kit likes to take viral videos and improvise drum beats to them. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite clips into a YouTube playlist, including cats, dogs, birds, and people doing their thing with a new rhythm section. You can catch his live stream performances on Twitch.
Awesome Funny Stuff
YouTuber I Did a Thing has made more than his share of dumb and dangerous things. For this video, he took on a couple of his viewers’ bad ideas and attempted to build them. First up is a bidet powered by a pressure washer, followed by a ceiling fan with machete blades, a jackhammer pogo stick, and solar panel sunglasses.
We don’t know much about farming watermelons, but apparently, part of the operation includes keeping them cooled off as they go from harvest to shipment. This clever farmer takes advantage of the melons’ buoyancy not only to transport their melons but to keep them from baking in the hot sun.
From Andre the Giant to The Texas Tornado, Pop Chart’s print celebrates the many fanciful and flashy names assumed by wrestlers. It includes more than 500 names, organized and connected by the traits they each share. It measures 18″ x 24″ and comes unframed, framed, or mounted on a birch plywood panel.
South African musician The Kiffness enjoys adding his own musical tracks to viral videos. In this clip, he took footage from a guy known for his beachside beverage sales technique and turned it into a smooth tropical jam. For some reason, we’re craving Coca-Cola Light now.
We already know that it’s possible to turn angle grinders into a drone. Now aviation enthusiast and maker Peter Sripol has proven it’s possible to fly an R/C airplane propelled by the fast-spinning power tool. That propeller could do some serious damage once it gets up to speed.
From the 1960s through the early 1980s, department stores played mellow instrumental music that was supposed to encourage shopping. Fardemark compiled nearly 90 minutes of this vintage stock music and recorded it onto an old cassette tape to best evoke the sounds of a bygone era. If you need more, here’s part one.
(PG-13: Gore/Language) Julien David’s hilariously warped animated short tells the tale of the greedy CEO of a company that produces a half-organic/half-chemical chicken. But after introducing a new variant of his Frankensteined-together “Maybe Chicken” at a party, things go horribly awry.
Here in the US, SUVs and pickup trucks are wildly popular. But in the UK and much of Europe, small cars are the norm. Mat from carwow took to the streets of the UK with a Hennessey Mammoth – an upgraded Ram TRX – to see how hard it is to fit the beast down narrow streets, keep it fueled up, and order food from a drive-thru.
If you want to tell someone off with the smallest effort possible, flip them the bird. But why is the simple extension of your middle finger considered such an insult? Weird History digs into the origins of the disrespectful gesture and some of its most notable uses.
The Everything Bagel from Everything Everywhere All at Once packs way more than just poppy seeds, garlic, and onion flakes. While Binging with Babish wasn’t able to fit all of his hopes and dreams into his oversize bagel, he did manage to combine every seasoning he could find at the grocery store.
Matt Thompson loves to build things to make life in and around his house more convenient. Among his many creative inventions is this lawnmower tray which lets him snack, enjoy a cold beverage, and watch the game while cutting the grass. He’s also made a version for his treadmill.
Most of us rely on our phones or watches to tell us the time. But there’s something just so magical about using letting a mechanical bird announce the time instead. Clock Shop posted this video of a roomful of cuckoo clocks sounding off in sequence. We like to imagine they’re all saying “Here!” like an avian roll call.
We’ve driven through some places with weird names like Hell, Michigan and the Bong Recreation Area in Wisconsin. Lost in the Pond studied a map of America to find more strange place names, and explained the history of their unusual monikers. Though Newfoundland has them all beat.
A year before Sesame Street debuted, Jim Henson’s Muppets turned up on The Ed Sullivan Show. The fuzzy, smoke-blowing aliens repeated the phrase “Sclrap Flyapp!” while hunting an elusive snail creature whose only utterance was “Merp.” Yes, it’s as silly as it sounds.
Adam from North of the Border takes a momentary break from making things creepier to bring us a different kind of sculpture. He built his Sharknado-inspired display piece by building a metal and silicone armature, then sculpting a bunch of sharks to embed in a light-up cotton funnel cloud.
Adam from North of the Border continues to sculpt a horrifying series of pop culture characters with pointy teeth. This time, he took Nintendo’s Kirby and turned the vacuum-powered pink puffball into something straight out of DOOM, bestowing the creature with a set of choppers only a dentist could love… and skin-ripping claws.
Are your fingers not long and creepy enough? Perhaps you could use some finger extensions. Maker The Q took a bunch of wooden popsicle sticks and glued them together to make a sort of plywood that he cut into claw shapes. He then cut out a cavity for his fingertips, and added a hinge mechanism to make them move.
If you’re going to build a maze for your hamster, it really should have a cute theme. Homura Ham has built lots of fun hamster environments, including this adorable and colorful scene inspired by the game level design of Super Mario Bros. We’re just glad the furry little guy didn’t get devoured by a Piranha Plant.
Goth metal band 2 Shadows have a sense of humor about their style. If you poke around their TikTok channel, you’ll find a series of “Goths in Ungothly Places” videos that show the band’s members reluctantly enjoying things like a day in the park, going to the amusement park, and working in a wood shop. (Thanks, Maria!)
During an interview with Julian Shapiro-Barnum of Recess Therapy, a seven-year-old boy named Tariq charmed the entire world with his enthusiasm for corn on the cob. Now this viral video has been transformed into a song by schmoyoho, aka The Gregory Brothers. We can’t imagine a more beautiful thing.
If there’s one thing that cats love, it’s fish. After watching her kitty staring at her fish tank, animal lover Melissa Krieger commissioned a custom aquarium with an observation viewport so her cat Jasper can enjoy the fishies up close and personal. The tank was built by Cincinnati’s Aquatics and Exotics.
Breaking Bad has been off the air since 2013, but when it comes to memes, the hits keep on coming. With the help of some clever compositing, Chiptuner placed Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in the race of their lives – along the Rainbow Road in a game of Mario Kart Wii. If you liked that, check out Hawkeye in Wii Sports Academy.
Normally, a vehicle’s suspension sits between the frame and the wheels to absorb shocks. After seeing a vintage photograph of a car wheel with springs built into it, the car hackers at Garage 54 built their own to see how it would affect ride quality. It sounded like a busted shopping cart after the rubber came off.
This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen Stretch Armstrong destroyed in horrible ways. But The Slow Mo Guys added their spin to the genre by capturing the carnage in slow motion. Like others, they filled the gooey kid’s toy with enough water to make it explode. Their high-speed footage also revealed Stretch’s true Achilles’ heel.
If you’ve ever taken a German lesson, you know that they often put verbs at the end of their sentences. Football player and filmmaker Nick Alfieri has been learning the language since moving to Germany and put together this amusing video that illustrates the big differences in English and German sentence structure.