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Face Painting Time-Lapse

Face Painting Time-Lapse

It’s quite a sight to watch the beauty spill out of Agnes Cecile’s brushes in this sped up video of her painting a captivating face. There’s more clips of her great work on her Youtube page.

Toy Planes Landing

Toy Planes Landing

By tweaking the of footage of planes landing at London’s Heathrow Airport to 17x normal speed, Cargospotter created an strange, mesmerizing illusion that makes the jumbo jets look like toys.

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Balancing Like a Boss

Balancing Like a Boss

An amazing stunt as a performer balances himself at the top of a tall vertical pole and spins around like a whirligig. It’s about the only scenario where a vertical video is acceptable.

Pumpkin Stop-Motion

Pumpkin Stop-Motion

A fun and Tim Burton-esque Halloween animation done by Auge de Vries by painstakingly carving 400 individual scenes into candle-lit pumpkins and stitching them together frame-by-frame.

Cadbury: Screme Eggs

Cadbury: Screme Eggs

Cadbury jumps on the zombie bandwagon with this hilarious stop-motion commercial clip called “Last Stand” for their special Halloween-edition Creme Eggs candy. Goo goo goo goo goo!

Stamina

Stamina

(NSFW) The music video for Stamina, a song by electronica/dance music artist Vitalic from his new album Rave Age. It’s wild, trippy and fun, much like the song itself. Directed by Saman Keshavarz.

Empty America: Seattle

Empty America: Seattle

Inspired by Matt Logue’s Empty LA photo book, Ross Ching started Empty America, a series of time lapse videos showing various cities with no person in sight. Making-of video here. First video here.

World’s Toughest Bridge

World’s Toughest Bridge

This train trestle bridge in Durham, North Carolina has seen its fair share of accidents, as it’s been struck numerous times by trucks exceeding its 11′-8″ height. It’s the Chuck Norris of bridges.

The Power of Quiet

The Power of Quiet

An excerpt from Susan Cain’s talk on RSA about breaking the negative perception about introverts and how extroverted people may work best when partnered with introverts. Art by Molly Crabapple.

Hooked Helmet Crash

Hooked Helmet Crash

An XR100 mini-motorcycle race ends for two riders when they collide in the most unusual of ways, with one rider losing control of his bike and another dragging him by the helmet.

Why Not to Buy a LADA

Why Not to Buy a LADA

Over the years, Russia hasn’t exactly been known for the quality of its cars. At best, they’re utilitarian, and at worst, well, we present… the LADA. Yes, we know it was rigged, but we still laughed.

Ave Maria in a Tank

Ave Maria in a Tank

It may not have the same effect that the Halo theme recreation did on us, but this is still a pretty impressive one-man take on Ave Maria. Maybe tanking could be the new planking?

The Moon Illusion

The Moon Illusion

Don’t you love it when the moon is huge? Well, did you know that when the moon looks bigger, that’s it’s all an optical illusion? It’s no closer to the Earth regardless of how different it may look.

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Jet Ski Pool Flips

Jet Ski Pool Flips

Daniel Martin gets the wet t-shirt contest after-party going for the 2012 Jet Ski World Finals with a few effortless looking whips and flips. It’s pretty amazing what he does given such a tight space.

Levitating Barbecue

Levitating Barbecue

The science video blog Veritasium drops some knowledge on another form of levitation that is the result of Faraday’s principle of electromagnetic induction. Check out that whoaahh face.

Extreme Take-off

Extreme Take-off

Watch this Russian Antonov An-24 airplane as it takes off from an extraordinarily muddy runway, kicking up tremendous amounts of dirt and debris with its propellors as it prepares to take flight.

Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina

(NSFW) A documentary by Seth C. Brown about bike builder Jack Churchill and one of his prized creations, a motorcycle that looks like it was built by Mad Max using parts from hell’s junkyard.

AC 3: Rebel Blades

AC 3: Rebel Blades

Corridor Digital hypes up the impending release of Assassins Creed 3 with a short film starring new hero Connor. The acting here is quite atrocious, but the ending more than makes up for it.

Monster Roll

Monster Roll

(NSFW: Language) A proof-of-concept for a feature film about sushi chefs fighting sea monsters. This is B-movie greatness. It could also work as a web series. Written and directed by Dan Blank.

Skateboarding Dogs 2

Skateboarding Dogs 2

Multi-talented boston terriers Mia, Neo and Tuxedo show off their skateboarding and scootering abilities for a crowd outside of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. We’d like to see them drive an AMG next time.

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Just Testing the Camera Lens

Just Testing the Camera Lens

(NSFW: Language) Director Anders Øvergaard wanted to test his new Tamron lens on his Canon EOS Rebel T2i, so he used it while out on a walk with his friends. The lens performed okay, but…

The Known Universe: Hans Zimmer

The Known Universe: Hans Zimmer

A redub of American Museum of Natural History’s The Known Universe, backed by the giant sounds of Hans Zimmer’s Time (We Plants are Happy Plants Remix). Makes you feel kind of tiny.

Super Pedestrian

Super Pedestrian

Look, ahead of you! It’s a scammer! It’s a lucky passerby! No, it’s super pedestrian! He’s stronger than a car, more powerful than a car and (almost) able to leap a car in a single bound.

Spoken Word Full House

Spoken Word Full House

3 1/2 minutes of fun: Tom Hanks performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in a one man poetry slam, reciting a silly poem about the 80’s/90’s show Full House – a house full… of men. (Thanks Dan!)

Dry Ice Planets

Dry Ice Planets

By filling soap bubbles with dry ice vapors and photographing the movement of the swirling gasses inside, Shanks FX creates the illusion of tiny alien climates – until the planets exploded, that is.

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