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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.

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Driving Through Tesco

Driving Through Tesco

The pranksters in this video can’t stop giggling like little girls as they take their car through the front doors and into the aisles of big box retailer Tesco. We’re impressed they didn’t knock anything over.

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.

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.

World’s Deepest Indoor Pool

World’s Deepest Indoor Pool

YouTuber lolphin’s video of Nemo 33, an indoor swimming and diving pool in Brussels, Belgium with a maximum depth of 113ft. The songs are VCR and Islands, both by The xx.

Dissolving Electronics

Dissolving Electronics

Scientists from Tufts University and the University of Illinois have developed circuits that could melt into nothing after a certain amount of time, ideal for medical purposes or for keeping landfills empty.

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Mission 26: The Big Endeavour

Mission 26: The Big Endeavour

Cinematographer Matthew Givot and friends shot this stunning time-lapse video of the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final mission, a slow journey through the streets of LA. Best watched in full-screen.

Red Bull Car Park Drift (Live)

Red Bull Car Park Drift (Live)

Tune in at 11:50am EDT on 10/19 for Red Bull’s drift competition taking place in Jordan’s Dead Sea – loaded with burning rubber, flying dirt, and an ample dose of hooning from 12 talented drivers.

Awesome Contact Juggler

Awesome Contact Juggler

YouTuber yanazoCJ showed off his mad contact juggling skills at the 2012 Japanese Juggling Festival. Once he gets that second ball going, things really get crazy.

The Sound of Cylons

The Sound of Cylons

(NSFW) YouTuber Saul Tigh pays homage to the all-consuming Battlestar Galactica with this frakkin’ awesome parody of Simon & Garfunkel’s song that’ll have you spamming the replay button.

Water Condom Head Balloon

Water Condom Head Balloon

The Slow Mo Guys – or at least one of them – have fun with an improvised torture device. We’re not sure when they crossed the line, but we think they’re not out to make slow-mo videos anymore.

10 Incredibly Strong Insects

10 Incredibly Strong Insects

We’ve all heard how ants can lift an insane amount of weight, but did you know there’s a bug that so strong you need a drill to crack its shell? Or one that can jump up to 140 times its own height?

Cat Loves Corolla

Cat Loves Corolla

A cat repeatedly risks its life just to be with its object of affection in this commercial for the 2013 Toyota Corolla. Why don’t you just sneak out of the house and sleep next to it, you silly cat?

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Insane Bike Jump

Insane Bike Jump

Either the guy in this video is the craziest daredevil we’ve seen in a while, or his pals who shot the video are awesome VFX artists. Here’s the ramp he launched from, but we want helmetcam footage!

The Walking Dead: The Musical

The Walking Dead: The Musical

We’re so psyched to have The Walking Dead back on the air, but even the most avid fan would run the other way from this braaaaainless show that combines zombies with Glee.

East/West College Bowl

East/West College Bowl

Another gem of a skit from Comedy Central’s Key & Peele. This time they tackle the propensity of African-Americans to bestow unique names to their kids. We’d love to see hear these guys get drafted.

Synchronized Drops

Synchronized Drops

Taking the concept behind Brusspup’s reverse water illusion, and sexing it up, JKD Collective’s Kosai Sekine shot this 60-second ID for Japan’s Space Shower TV in-camera, without post-production VFX.

The Maker

The Maker

An award-winning stop-motion short by Christopher Kezelos, The Maker is about a creature racing against time to accomplish the most important task of his life. The score is Winter by Paul Halley.

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