While you might think your jeans are dyed indigo, they’re not. The real deal is hard to come by, and much richer than what we’re used to. The fascinating thing isn’t the color, but the natural properties it offers that drove Samurai to wear indigo fabric beneath their armor.
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For the most part, Disney/Pixar has had great instincts when it comes to characters and stories. Here, they reveal a few of the ideas that never made it to the big screen, most with good reason. We’re so glad they changed directions with Up. Oh, and they forgot one.
BrainfooTV shows us how to make nifty little rockets using ordinary household items like aluminum foil and strike-anywhere matches. They fire as far as 60 feet, and are surprisingly stable and accurate. The tailfins aren’t required, but they do make them look cooler.
(Spoilers) If you’ve never seen The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, stop what you’re doing right now and watch it. It’s one of our faves. Kyle Kallgren of Brows Held High explains why Buckaroo is so much better than most of today’s superheroes.
It took a trip 4000 feet under the sea off Baja California, Mexico to witness these New Year’s fireworks, but the payoff was worth it – as the lights of the E/V Nautilus‘ remote-operated Hercules submarine revealed the colorful tentacles of the Halitrephes maasi jellyfish.
Donut Media looks at the evolution of Ford’s muscle car, with illustrations of some of the most notable versions of the Mustang, like the 1964 convertible, the Cobra, and the 2018 model, along with their growls. Also, there’s no way the GT350R weighs that much.
(PG-13, Gore) “I never dreamed how quick the sweet would turn to sour.” Fantasy historian Alt Shift X charts the life so far of Game of Thrones’ Jaime Lannister. As his physical appearance tips to the other side, so too does his fate, a twist that not even GRRM planned.
(SPOILERS) Dunkirk is already an exercise in minimalism. But Like Stories of Old wanted to push the boundaries and see if it could work as a traditional and short silent film. The soundtrack and speed are jarring at first, but the result does feel like a complete film.
Miserlou was made famous by Dick Dale and Pulp Fiction. But it originated as a traditional mediterranean song. Here, the track both returns to its roots and gets a fresh coat of paint courtesy of violinist Caroline Campbell, pianist William Joseph, and cellist Tina Guo.
Did you know the phrase “balls to the wall” got its start as a term pilots used because their throttle controls had balls on the end of them? See, you already learned something today. Sam O’Nella Academy is here to school us on the etymology of a few other phrases as well.
There was a time when cartoons were created mostly for kids, but these days, some of the best satire out there turns up in animation. Video essayist Will Schoder opines on why it’s often easier to poke fun at society’s foibles in cartoon form rather than live action.
Bell Tone Synth Works provides a look inside a keyboard that predates the digital sampler. The Mellotron used multiple strips of magnetic tape to play sounds recorded from other musical instruments. The M400 shown here is from the 1970s, but you can see an earlier model here.