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Infinite Neon Sign Effect

Infinite Neon Sign Effect

Chinese sign maker Star Road Factory has perfected an infinite neon effect by sandwiching LEDs between sheets of acrylic and a mirrored backing to create an awesome infinite light effect that looks even cooler when changing perspective. They have another TikTok channel that shows off more of their work.

Amphibious LEGO Tank

Amphibious LEGO Tank

What’s better than a LEGO tank? A LEGO tank that can drive into the water, of course. Brick & Gear shows off the latest version of his Behemoth, a remote-controlled Technic vehicle powered by four motors – two for the tracks and two for water propulsion. After some bathtub testing, he drove it into a lake to see what it could do.

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Master of Shadow Puppets

Master of Shadow Puppets

Shadow Ace wowed the judges and audience on America’s Got Talent Season 18 but failed to make the finals. He made the cut on the show’s 2024 Fantasy League, and we think he deserves top price for his immense shadow puppetry talent, as demonstrated in this spirited performance of A$AP Ferg’s and Nikki Minaj’s Plain Jane.

Arctic Sea Smoke in Chicago

Arctic Sea Smoke in Chicago

Much of America has been gripped by a deep freeze this week. One interesting effect of the deep freeze is something known as Arctic sea smoke – a vapor that forms when frigid air blows across warmer water. EarthCam captured this amazing time-lapse footage of the phenomenon as it occurred over Lake Michigan across from downtown Chicago.

Hubless Electric Penny-Farthing Bike

Hubless Electric Penny-Farthing Bike

It’s not easy to ride one of those penny-farthing bicycles with the giant front wheel and tiny back wheel. Chris Makes Stuff built a modern version of the Victorian-era bike and outfitted it with a hubless front wheel and a rear-wheel electric drive unit. It works, but given how sketchy it looks, a helmet might be a good idea instead of the newsboy hat.

Rubber Band Car Engine

Rubber Band Car Engine

It’s easy to find toy cars that are powered by rubber bands. On the other hand, it seems that nobody is making human-size vehicles that run on rubber band power. Joel Creates set out to solve this problem by replacing the engine in a lightweight Goblin kit car with an elastic-powered one. Like toy cars, it needs to be pulled back to store energy for a ride.

Making a Copper-Sheathed Dagger

Making a Copper-Sheathed Dagger

In this video from metalworker Koss, he shows how he created a sleek, modern dagger. He meticulously machined its tapered blade from W1-7 high-carbon steel and crafted its handle and matching sheath from hollow copper tubing. Its shape reminds us of a letter opener, but this is a serious knife. We love the bevel detailing on the ends.

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Friday Afternoon at the Music Store

Friday Afternoon at the Music Store

When the guys at Stockholm, Sweden’s DLX Music are bored, they break out the instruments and start playing. For this clip from their #fridayfeeling series, they performed a cover of I Want Candy, adding an extra flourish to the track’s syncopated rhythms by setting up a literal drum circle. Their Makita-enhanced version of Miserlou is fun, too.

Red Bull Rampage POV Ride

Red Bull Rampage POV Ride

Reed Boggs shows off his mad mountain biking skills with this first-person view of one of his runs at Red Bull Rampage 2023. The video shows just how insane some of the drops are and offers a dizzying look at what it’s like to flip and spin a bike while cruising through the rocky red terrain of Virgin, Utah.

The Human Drum Machine

The Human Drum Machine

The drum parts in rap and dance tracks are often performed using drum machines or samples. Groveman Drums has mastered the art of playing these rhythms live on his drum kit. His versions of Run D.M.C.’s Peter Piper, Salt N Pepa’s Push It, and Missy Elliot’s Work It are as stellar. There’s also compilation of some of his other performances.

DIY See-Through Glass Fire Pit

DIY See-Through Glass Fire Pit

Most fire pits are made from metal or stone. HomeMadeModern wanted to see if building a fire pit entirely from glass bricks was possible. The hollow glass blocks you can buy at the hardware store look dated and might crack from heat, so he experimented with some solid glass bricks. The larger fire pit he built looks amazing as its flames dance behind the blocks.

Missile Speed Comparison

Missile Speed Comparison

When it comes to missiles, there are three critical factors: range, speed, and accuracy. RED SIDE’s latest comparison video simulates various kinds of missiles to see which ones are the slowest and fastest to reach their target. The video starts with a drag race, followed by a launch-stage-flyby sequence, a range demonstration, and finally, a size comparison.

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Möbius Strip Tank

Möbius Strip Tank

Engineer James Bruton has been experimenting with designs for a unique tank with treads that twist like a Möbius strip. After an earlier design that struggled with steering, his revised tank can bend at its center to drive around corners. It’s not a particularly practical design, but it sure is cool to watch in action.

Forging a Sword for Conor McGregor

Forging a Sword for Conor McGregor

MMA fighter and businessman Conor McGregor asked That Works to create a sword to celebrate his Forged Irish Stout. Matt Stagmer and Steve House from Moonshine Metalworks created this two-handed Irish Claymore, inspired by the sword on the beer can but with many added details. The etched slashes on the blade are the McGregor name in ancient Celtic.

Korn. In a Can: Still Coming Undone

Korn. In a Can: Still Coming Undone
Korn tries to hold it together and comes out of left field with this mashup of Coming Undone and Portugal. The Man’s Feel It Still. Remixer Bill McClintock deftly melds two musical genres into an earworm of a track that had us dancing at our desks. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Tony Iommi turns up with a guitar solo.

Mercedes G-Wagons Do G-Turns

Mercedes G-Wagons Do G-Turns

Some electric vehicles can turn on a dime thanks to independent electric motors at each wheel. Mercedes-Benz showed off the 2025 Mercedes EQG (aka Electric G-Class) by having four of the SUVs perform the so-called “G-Turn” spin on the Las Vegas strip. While real-world use for a 360º turn is limited to maneuvering in tight spaces, it’s a fun party trick.

Zack Snyder’s Star Wars: Part 1 – A New Hope

Zack Snyder’s Star Wars: Part 1 – A New Hope

Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon wouldn’t exist without Star Wars. In fact, it started out as a script he pitched to Lucasfilm. But what if the filmmaker got to make an actual Star Wars movie? Auralnauts pokes fun at Snyder’s tendency to drag things out with slow-motion, grandiose music, and gloomy color filters with the unofficial Snyder cut of A New Hope.

Making Millions of Screws

Making Millions of Screws

There aren’t many products that can be made by the millions, but hardware like screws are one such item. This video from SatisFactory Process takes us inside a facility in China that cranks out mass quantities of screws every day. Machines straighten coils of steel wire, cut, shape, then thread the screws before they’re heat-treated for strength and washed.

20th Century Slang Terms

20th Century Slang Terms

If you can believe it, it’s been nearly 25 years since the 20th century ended. While we still use some slang terms from the era, others like “automobubble,” “skunky,” and “zozzled” have long since left our lexicon. Mental Floss looks back at slang of the 20th century in hopes we might start using some of these again. We still use “scofflaw” all the time.

Ice Carving Time-Lapse

Ice Carving Time-Lapse

Ryan Cook is a master at carving sculptures with his chainsaw and hand tools. Most of his works are in wood, but he made this amazing sculpture of a toucan out of ice. He carved the intricate bird from a single block of ice and finished the entire bird in just two hours. We can’t decide if the crystal clear beak or the feathers are our favorite part.

Nathan Lane + Matthew Broderick Salute Mel Brooks

Nathan Lane + Matthew Broderick Salute Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks is a comedy legend. To celebrate his many contributions, he received an honorary Oscar at the Academy’s Governor’s Awards, and Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane presented the award. Along the way, they roasted Brooks, and like any good musical, they burst into song with a medley of some of Mel’s best songs.

The Quarry

The Quarry

Graham Mason’s silly animated short is basically what would happen if Dunder-Mifflin was a rock quarry, and the office staff was made up entirely of rocks. Instead of Jim and Pam, we get a duo of blobby boulders with a similarly charming and challenged work-personal relationship. Created for Adult Swim Smalls.

Toy-sized Andy’s Room from Toy Story

Toy-sized Andy’s Room from Toy Story

The Mundo Pixar exhibit in São Paulo, Brazil, included a replica of Andy’s room from Toy Story, scaled up to make visitors feel like they’re the toys. The room featured larger-than-life furniture, books, blocks, and human-size figures of Woody and Buzz Lightyear. This video is special because it shows the room before the crowds took over.

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