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Train Near Misses

Train Near Misses

While the title gives it away, you’d have to have a heart of stone not to be scared by the footage in this video. Remember, making a train stop ain’t easy. Don’t be as careless as these fools.

Todrick Orders McDonalds

Todrick Orders McDonalds

While it’s a bit of an unorthodox way to order your food, former American Idol candidate Todrick Hall likes to sing his order at the drive-thru. Amazingly, the order taker didn’t screw it up like normal.

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Bored to Death: Season 2

Bored to Death: Season 2

HBO’s madcap comedy is back, and we’re happy to see it again. If you’ve never seen it, Jason Schwarzmann, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson (especially) rock the small screen. Premieres 9/26.

Cruise Ship Hits Rough Seas

Cruise Ship Hits Rough Seas

This incredible footage was captured on the CCTV cameras on the Pacific Sun cruise liner when it hit choppy waters. After watching it, life on The Deadliest Catch is starting to look calm to us.

Backin’ Up Song

Backin’ Up Song

The Gregory Brothers songify the testimony of Diana from Kansas City, who witnessed a botched hold-up. Watch the original here; Diana has some tips on what to do in hold-up situations.

InFamous 2 (PAX Gameplay)

InFamous 2 (PAX Gameplay)

Cole MacGrath is back to his old look, but he has a new enemy in the form of the burrowing Ravager. Good thing he has a new power too – a Joystiq commenter calls it “telecarnesis”.

Classroom: 3D CGI

Classroom: 3D CGI

This is practically just a tech demo, but it’s jaw-dropping nonetheless, a testament to how far computer graphics have come. Watch it in HD. 3D version here, making of video here.

Your Lucky Day (Short Film)

Your Lucky Day (Short Film)

(NSFW) A 15 minute time investment here rewards you with a fluidly written, at times brutal, tightly directed 15 minute short film about a lottery ticket by the talented Dan Brown. (Thanks Duncan!)

Squarepusher: Shobaleader One

Squarepusher: Shobaleader One

This sneak preview video for musicians Squarepusher’s new album isn’t notable just for its awesome distorto-electronica, but for the most excellent LED head gear this side of Daft Punk.

Earth from Space

Earth from Space

Shot by Don Pettit on the International Space Station, this stunning time-lapse view of our humble planet captures the Northern Lights in the sky as tiny dots from cities at night whir by below.

Radiohead: Live in Praha

Radiohead: Live in Praha

Fan-made footage of a 2009 Radiohead concert in Prague, shot using only cellphones. The band supported the project, providing audio masters of the gig. Stream it track by track or download it.

Parkour Bloopers

Parkour Bloopers

While we’ve seen our share of cool Parkour stunts over the years, this video reminds us that it’s the extreme sport of insane people, and you should never, ever try it yourself.

Don’t Mess with this Robot

Don’t Mess with this Robot

While Vecna’s BEAR robot is supposed to save lives, it looks like he’s spending most of his time getting pumped up to destroy us all. Let’s hope Skynet never comes online.

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Midichlorian Rhapsody

Midichlorian Rhapsody

Star Wars fans should appreciate this retooled version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody which tells Anakin’s story from his humble beginnings through his emergence as the Dark Lord of the Sith.

CMU Snakebot

CMU Snakebot

Currently being developed by the Biorobotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, the Snakebot is a highly limber – and highly creepy – robot designed to traverse tight spaces and varying terrain.

Bosnian Rambo: Killer of Death

Bosnian Rambo: Killer of Death

As you may or may not recall, we featured a little video of this Bosnian soldier-of-fortune guy who looked really tough, but didn’t have anybody to actually shoot at. This video fixes that.

Ghosts in the Hollow

Ghosts in the Hollow

Filmmaker Jim Lo Scalzo took a trip through the abandoned coal-mining towns of the Appalachian mountains, and put together this striking short film showing off the remnants frozen in time.

Bird Impersonator

Bird Impersonator

This amazing avian is the Michael Winslow of the forest. The Lyrebird copies the songs of at least 20 other species of birds, as well as the sounds of mechanical objects operated by nearby humans.

The Future of Screen Technology

The Future of Screen Technology

User interface specialists TAT give us their take on the UI, screens and technology of computing devices four years from now. Practical? Maybe. Realistic? We’re not sure. Awesome? Indeed.

A Light in the Darkness (Part 1)

A Light in the Darkness (Part 1)

As Star Wars fan flicks go, Fed Wetherbee & PJ Tamayo’s film is one of the more sublime efforts we’ve seen, steering clear of over-the-top effects, instead focusing on character, dialogue and plot.

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Japanese Synchronized Marching

Japanese Synchronized Marching

We’re not sure if this is a presentation or a competition, or if this is just training before they venture into their extremely crowded cities. The amazing happens at the 1:10 mark.

Kevin Butler: PS Move-tage

Kevin Butler: PS Move-tage

The VP Of Whatever Is Convenient For The Commercial At Hand brings out the montage in this ad for the PlayStation Move. It’s epic, as expected, but Butler’s evil laugh deserves special mention.

It’s a Book

It’s a Book

Click on the image above to see the animated trailer for the wickedly irreverent It’s A Book, an all ages picture book that addresses the print vs. digital debate, from the talented Lane Smith.

120,000 Water Baloons

120,000 Water Baloons

Kyle Andrews’ music video for You Always Make Me Smile features the largest water balloon fight on record, with 4,000 participants, 120,000 flying water projectiles, and one really wet singer.

Beyond Limits (Trailer)

Beyond Limits (Trailer)

Beyond Limits is the chronicle of Herbert Nitsch’s quest to dive to a depth of 1000ft in one breath. Yes, as in without an oxygen supply save for the one he gathers in his lungs.

Feline Rising

Feline Rising

What could be on the other side of the window? Is it a tasty treat? A terrifying threat? A treacherous trap? Whatever it is, this fella is playing it safe. Want more drama? Watch this version instead.

Streetbike Stunt Moves

Streetbike Stunt Moves

Streetbike Freestyle champion and trick hero Nick Apex presents Shinsuke Kinoshita, his Empire teammate from Kobe, Japan, in this video, who busts out with some pretty cool moves.

Mommy & Daddy Song

Mommy & Daddy Song

The Gregory Brothers do their slow jam version of this toddler’s story, about the time when she walked in her parents’ bedroom and saw them naked and screaming, like “Ah-Ah-Ahhhhh!”

Reactionless Roller Coaster

Reactionless Roller Coaster

Can you imagine going through an entire rollercoaster ride without any expression? That’s exactly what this guy managed to do. We did see him blink a couple of times, though.

Panda Chow Down

Panda Chow Down

But for the fact that those are real bamboo sticks being eaten, we’d swear this video is just a bunch of guys in panda suits. Love the dude on the left consuming mass quantities laying on his back.

Parallel Parking

Parallel Parking

The animators at Yum Yum London created this short film which starts out with a simple enough premise, but comes with a highly unexpected ending. Good for a laugh when you need one.

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