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Tourette’s Sufferers on a Roadtrip

Tourette’s Sufferers on a Roadtrip

(NSFW: Language) From National Geographic’s Strange Behaviours. It’s hard not to laugh at the odd tics of these men with Tourette’s, but it puts into perspective just how hard life can be for them.

Follow the Frog

Follow the Frog

A funny commercial for the Rainforest Alliance promoting their partnership with companies that make sustainable products. Written and directed by Max Joseph and produced by Aaron Weber.

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Disk Gallery Simulation

Disk Gallery Simulation

NASA silently simulates the birth and evolution of a disk galaxy over a 13.5 billion year period – though we get to watch it in just over 2 minutes. Needs a Pink Floyd backing track, though.

Cannon vs. Car in Slo-Mo

Cannon vs. Car in Slo-Mo

Inspired by Assassin’s Creed III, Richard Ryan shows us what would happen if the enemy shot a cannonball at our car in the Revolutionary War, in glorious slow motion. Wait, what? (Thanks Chris!)

The Boardroom

The Boardroom

The pranksters from ImprovEverywhere take over the office chair section of a Staples store, and hold a fake board meeting for a non-existant company. Needs more PowerPoint, though.

Best Drunk Singing Ever

Best Drunk Singing Ever

What happens when you cross the talents of singer Logan Afyouni with a random drunk dude who insisted she bust her guitar out streetside after her gig? The best drunk singing ever. (Thanks Dan!)

Tightrope-Walking Robot

Tightrope-Walking Robot

Japanese engineers are working on solving some pretty important technical problems. Not chief among them is making robots perform circus acts. Though robot bike messengers could be cool.

LG: Elevator Prank

LG: Elevator Prank

LG scared people to death when it replaced an elevator’s floor panels with its high end monitors. You probably know what happens next. Impressive, but there are at least 11 people who hate LG now.

Allergy to Originality

Allergy to Originality

This New York Times op-doc made by Drew Christie is a meta-commentary on the birth of ideas that proves that everything is a hyperlink. It needs subtitles badly though. Oh wait.

ESPN SportsCenter Compilation

ESPN SportsCenter Compilation

ESPN has made a ton of skits for their long-running This is SportsCenter campaign. YouTuber Kobe24Bryant1324 compiled some of the funniest ones. Find more on ESPN’s YouTube channel.

A Finger, Two Dots Then Me

A Finger, Two Dots Then Me

A man bids farewell to his lover and tells her of his upcoming adventures in the afterlife, all to pass the time while he waits for them to be reunited. Written and performed by Derrick Brown.

Fun with a Stopwatch

Fun with a Stopwatch

Biff Henderson is the stage manager for the Late Show with David Letterman but he’s also appeared on the show, including this hilarious bit back in 2001 about testing people’s patience.

Matt Cain’s Pitch Accuracy

Matt Cain’s Pitch Accuracy

Mythbusters’ Kari Byron and Tory Belleci join S.F. Giants’ rockstar pitcher Matt Cain as he destroys objects flung into the air with his precision fastball. Best line: “Oh, god. The cheese!”

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Time to Go

Time to Go

Seamus Spilsbury and the gang at Oh Yeah Wow created this painstakingly-animated stop-motion clip for Wax Tailor and Aloe Blacc, as a crocheted quadropus(?) makes its way through the city.

Cat on a Bike

Cat on a Bike

While most cats would dart off a moving bike in a heartbeat, this dude’s kitty faithfully hangs on while he rides his bicycle all over Philly. the backing track is Ratatat’s awesome Wildcat. (Thanks OrionFyre!)

Expectation vs. Reality: Drinking

Expectation vs. Reality: Drinking

(PG-13) The ads for alcoholic drinks make it seem like getting inebriated is a classy affair. But the Ecuadorian comedy group Enchufe.tv knows what really goes down when you get drunk.

Cat Special Forces

Cat Special Forces

A collection of videos showing cats climbing, swinging and oftentimes failing, courtesy of YouTube’s animal video curator ignoramusky. That last kitty redeems all of his fallen comrades.

Star Wars Flashmob

Star Wars Flashmob

Shoppers and passersby at the Wallraf Square in Cologne, Germany were treated to a surprise performance of the Star Wars main theme by the WDR Symphony Orchestra. Busking like a boss.

The Blob

The Blob

Filmmaker Devin Graham and his friends have fun with a huge WaterBlob at Lake Powell. This guy is living the life. The awesome airborne shots were taken with a ContourROAM 2 action camera.

Human-Powered Helicopter

Human-Powered Helicopter

Engineers at the University of Maryland are working on a massive, lightweight copter which can lift 10 feet off the ground, entirely on the power of a single pilot – with eyes on the elusive Sikorsky prize.

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Hunting Lessons from a Seal

Hunting Lessons from a Seal

(Gore) Photographer Paul Nicklen talks about a strange trip to Antarctica and his encounter with a leopard seal in which this vicious predator displayed surprising compassion for a human stranger.

Stealing People’s Phones

Stealing People’s Phones

Here’s the daring YouTuber LAHWF with another one of his social experiments, aka pranks. Fortunately for him the kids at Brigham Young University are so nice. They even smile when chasing burglars.

The Big Electron

The Big Electron

An inspirational mashup from melodysheep. The video mixes speeches from the late Bill Hicks and George Carlin, comics who transcended comedy and became evangelists of unity and understanding.

Transfer

Transfer

A schoolgirl goes through an extreme case of deja vu in the crazy music video for Transfer, a song by Japanese pop group Livetune. This is probably what Run Lola Run would be like if it were an anime.

The Audition

The Audition

(NSFW) You’ll need to crank the volume for this performance by Celia Rowlson-Hall dedicated to anyone who’s ever jumped through hoops to please someone. It’s painful to watch, but it’s so true.

Ponte Tower

Ponte Tower

Originally built for high-income residents, South Africa’s Ponte City Apartments was an icon of decadence that turned into a symbol of decay. Now it’s a metaphor for social and economic inequality.

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