Today I Found Out explores one of life’s many imponderables (and a question Jerry Seinfeld asked first) – why is there a cereal called “Grape-Nuts” that contains neither grapes, nor nuts. Simon Whistler goes on to give us a few more facts about Post’s long-running cereal.
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MP3 players are now a niche product, mainly integrated as a software feature in our phones. But back in 1979, before the mp3 file and the Internet were even invented, a man named Kane Kramer already envisioned a digital music player and an online marketplace for songs.
Kaptain Kristian is back with his latest “visual love letter,” a tribute to the animation of the Walt Disney Company. He explores a dozen different techniques Disney animators have used to make their creations lifelike, and that any animator could use to improve their craft.
By laser-cutting repeating patterns into a sheet of plywood, it can be made pliable enough to bend around a corner like a sort of hinge. Laser Artisan shows off a number of hinge patterns and tests them to see which ones are most flexible. Skip to 1:37 for the bendy bits.
The guys from electronics site Adafruit Industries show off a fun project you can make for yourself – a trampoline with a cool LED light ring. The lights aren’t just colorful, they can be triggered based on when you jump up and down. Full build guide and parts list here.
Getting rid of weeds is a pain. Pluck them, and they come back. Kill them with chemicals, and the ground is poisoned for other plants. These organic corn farmers demonstrate a much more reliable, chemical-free, and downright spectacular method to clear the ground – FIRE!
Pianist Vinheteiro catalogs some of the many memorable bits of music dating all the way back to 1500 through 2018. For the most part he manages to keep his eyes off the keyboard, but ever Lord Vin couldn’t pull off some of the trickier tunes without looking at the keys.
While the weight of a suitcase made from wood makes it a bit impractical, we still love the look of this beautiful piece of luggage that Ollari’s created from bent pieces of 8mm thick plywood. It always amazes us the kind of things you can do with just wood, glue, and some skill.
You’d like to think that the person who’s about to permanently ink your body would have double-checked their drawing, Inked’s interview reel with 14 tattooers talking about their worst mistakes is proof positive you should check the stencil 10 times before they start.
Maker Allen Pan of Sufficiently Advanced loves the look of plasma blade style weapons found in science fiction. He teaches us a bit about the physics of plasma, and how electricity can be shaped and contained into a beam. Check out Tommy Callaway’s plasma sword here.
Normally, race car drivers try and get around the Nürburgring in the fastest way possible. But Vaughn Gittin Jr. decided to do it in the most entertaining way, drifting the entire 12.9 mile Nordschleife in his 900 hp Ford Mustang RTR. He had a little fun in an F-150 Raptor too.
(PG-13: Language) “Steak. Affirmative rare. From a bear.” Musician and madman Stepasaur performs a kind of bad lip reading of his own, as he raps poetic about what the crew of the Starship Enterprise is having for dinner, and the aftermath of Captain Kirk’s poor choice.