While you may no longer be able to eat bacon or dance a jig after you’re six feet under, you may still have an impact on things long after you’re gone. Life Death And The Universe offers some deep thoughts on the subject from both philosophical and scientific angles.
Awesome Videos - Page 5 Of 886 On The Awesomer
Fractal filmmaker Julius Horsthuis is back with another visually stunning short, as he takes us inside of a fictitious research facility in the arctic “suspected of running unholy experiments on human consciousness.” The haunting, icy look he achieved sent a chill down our spine.
Thanks to their new cutting blade aka the “Guillotine 5,000,000,” the Hydraulic Press Channel can now not only crush stuff, but cut it in half. Slicing sticky notes isn’t too thrilling, but the way it hacks through 10 decks of cards is the big payoff. And here we go…
Despite the idiotic sound effects, the corkscrew jump in James Bond’s The Man with the Golden Gun is still one of the greatest car stunts ever. Wekster’s Geeky Stuff designed a 3D printed ramp which lets Hot Wheels cars perform the same trick. Download the STL file here.
Got 30 minutes to kill? Sit back and enjoy James Risner’s ridiculously long model train set, which has 1662 train cars, measures 1,134 feet long, and needs 25 engines to pull the thing. We’re just glad we’re not stuck in a tiny car waiting at the crossing for this thing to go by.
While most knives are made from steel, they can certainly be made from other materials. Here, blademaker Kiwami Japan shows us how to transform a sheet of super-hard lignum vitae wood into a razor-sharp kitchen utensil, capable of slicing veggies just like a metal blade.
(PG-13: Language) Casually Explained breaks down the tiers of thought processes, from acting purely on instinct to the curse that is overthinking. For the latter, he comforts us by reminding us that no one cares about us and we will all be forgotten.
Along with Don Bluth, game designer Rick Dyer created 1980s classics like Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace. He would later design a radical (and expensive) game system called “Halcyon.” Polygon explores the tale of the failed console that foretold today’s voice-based AI systems.
We’re currently assembling a 5,000 piece jigsaw puzzle here at Awesomer HQ, and it got us thinking, how do they cut all those tiny pieces so perfectly? Well, ask the internet, and ye shall receive. Here’s a cool video that goes inside Italy’s Clementoni jigsaw puzzle factory.
We’ve seen DOOM run on everything from a calculator to a toaster. But this is the first time we’ve seen the game on an Etch A Sketch. We’re impressed with lily-liver’s ability to replicate the game’s screen on the toy, even if he cheated a bit by tracing the diagonal lines.
(PG-13: Language) “I’m sure this is gonna go well.” Many stand up comedians try to come off as an everyman. But as Now You See It points out, Dave Chappelle does the opposite in his latest specials. He counters it by analyzing his flaws, missteps and personal struggles.
We must have missed that time in the 90s when Seal did a duet with Chris Cornell. But here it is. Or at least according to DJ Cummerbund, who once again has melded together two completely disparate songs and turned them into a totally new and awesome thing.
(PG-13: Language) We barely see the Three-eyed Raven in HBO’s Game of Thrones. But he is more fleshed out in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Alt Shift X summarizes this mysterious character’s life story in an attempt to understand what he ultimately wanted.
Kevin Lieber of Vsauce2 got his hands on a vintage 1980s Telcon Zorba, an early “portable” CP/M-based PC, and demonstrates just how far we’ve come in the last 30 years, along with a little round of ZORK, still considered to be one of the greatest adventure games of all time.
The musicians of Apartment Sessions turn in an energetic rendition of Queen’s 1976 classic Somebody to Love, as performed in the cozy confines of a New York City subway car. While nobody will ever sing like Freddie Mercury, they make up for it with sheer enthusiasm.
YouTuber Planet Rocky 2099 took the original light bike sequence from TRON, and overlaid it with Daft Punk’s track The Game Has Changed from TRON: Legacy. As if by some magic, the classic scene lines up perfectly with the music that was created 28 years later.
Have you ever wondered just how much room you’d need to store a trilion one dollar bills? No? Too bad, you’re going to find out anyhow, thanks to this short video from Animated Comparisons which shows the relative sizes of stacks of bills in various amounts of money.
There’s a ton of praise being heaped on actor Sam Rockwell for his complex character portrayal in Three Billboards. But back in 2002, he played The Gong Show host Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Here’s a bit of his amazing screen test.
(PG-13) Design and motion graphics studio 2veinte presents the opening sequence for an as yet non-existent anime about a group of misfits thrown together in a war against evil forces from outer space. We can’t decide if we like the animation or the theme song better.
(PG-13) From overblown colors, to double vision, to reverberating sounds, filmmakers have tried for years to provide a cinematic representation of being stoned out of your mind. Fandor explores some of the many ways films try to replicate the state of being high.