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How to Orient Nails

How to Orient Nails

Ever wonder how they get all the nails in a box to lay in the same direction? In this all-too-short and all-too-silent video clip, they show how a pile of randomly grabbed nails immediately point in the proper direction when dropped between a pair of electromagnets. Here’s another machine that does it without human intervention.

Serial Parallels

Serial Parallels

Hong Kong is loaded with tall and colorful apartment buildings like the ones we saw in The Block Tower. Artist Max Hattler created this experimental animation by taking thousands of individual building photos and sequencing them to create vertical and horizontal movements.

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Restoring the Michelin Man

Restoring the Michelin Man

The Michelin Man, aka “Bibendum,” is one of the most iconic advertising mascots of all time. Awesome Restorations, got their hands on an antique metal sculpture of the rotund character and sandblasted away years of rust, then repainted it, restoring its former glory. He looked like a toasted marshmallow man before his makeover.

Playing Jimi Hendrix on a Keyboard

Playing Jimi Hendrix on a Keyboard

The sounds that Jimi Hendrix made with his electric guitar were unreal. Using a modified Hohner Clavinet D6 keyboard with a whammy bar, Aussie musician Lachy Doley rocked the house with a powerfully expressive performance of Voodoo Child. Doley and his band killed it with their cover of Steve Winwood’s I’m a Man too.

How to Stop a LEGO Train

How to Stop a LEGO Train

Gnuk Animations has an obsession with LEGO trains, and likes to see what it will take to stop one from rolling down the tracks. On their TikTok channel, you’ll find videos of a LEGO train taking on spaghetti, Q-tips, Pokémon cards, paper straws, tin foil, and more.

If Every Second Lasted an Hour

If Every Second Lasted an Hour

How might we experience time if everything slowed down to 1/3600th of its current speed? With the help of a Phantom TMX 7510 high-speed camera, Gav from The Slow Mo Guys gives us a small taste of what life might be like at 90,000 frames per second. Want more? Here’s a guy falling into a pool for an hour.

Ladder Climbing Races

Ladder Climbing Races

Russian firefighter Artur Prosport shared video of a competition where participants show off their speed climbing a building. Each player must run to the wall carrying a one-story ladder, then use it to ascend three floors as quickly as possible. We imagine this would be much slower if they were wearing their firefighting gear.

Thieves at the Gym

Thieves at the Gym

If you’re going to commit crimes, you probably should be in pretty good shape. This silly video from Vlog Creations imagines how burglars, purse-snatchers, bank robbers, and other thieves might get their reps in at the gym. The staircase sneak was our favorite exercise.

Yodeling Triple-Threat

Yodeling Triple-Threat

Now here’s something you don’t see every day… a guy playing the accordion, yodeling as fast as humanly possible, and smoking a cigarette at the same time. We’d only wish we could have been there to see the performance in person while we glugged down a giant stein of beer.

The Most Bubbles in a Bubble

The Most Bubbles in a Bubble

Because there has to be a Guinness World Record for every possible thing, Chang Yu-Te blew an impressive 783 individual soap bubbles into the middle of one larger soap bubble before it eventually popped. This is one record to which we say, “DO try this at home” – just be sure to wipe down the floor with a towel afterward.

Pneumatic LEGO GBC

Pneumatic LEGO GBC

We love watching LEGO Great Ball Contraptions like the ones made by Akiyuki and Quanix. Taking inspiration from these two mechanical brick masters, engineering student Roatchanatam Anattasakul built his own machine that moves around lots of little balls and uses pneumatic power to keep it all moving.

Silhouettes

Silhouettes

NYC design collective Breakfast shows off another one of their amazing kinetic artworks. As its clock-like hand rotates, it uses electromagnets to push and pull steel pins into place, displaying silhouetted images of those who have stood in front of its camera.

Yakety Fiddle

Yakety Fiddle

Boots Randolph’s tune Yakety Sax is best known as the music behind the various pratfalls on The Benny Hill Show, and then later as the theme for any slapstick video. While it’s usually played on the saxophone, Maria Lazareva performed this energetic arrangement on violin, accompanied by Moscow’s Eccellente Chamber Ensemble.

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Color Illusion 3D-printed Skull

Color Illusion 3D-printed Skull

Using a professional full-color 3D printer and taking advantage of the stairstepped surfaces of voxels, Make Anything was able to create a sweet model of a human skull that appears to change colors when viewed from different angles. Download the model here.

Making a Giant Bowie Knife

Making a Giant Bowie Knife

Russian bladesmiths Vasver Blades shows off the process of making one of their impressive handcrafted knives. This particular specimen is an imposing 20″ long bowie knife, crafted from D2 steel, with a titanium and Karelian birch handle and a mammoth tooth inlay. You can find a selection of their knives for sale on Etsy.

Swimming with a Great White Shark

Swimming with a Great White Shark

During a dive in 2019, conservationist and freediver Ocean Ramsey came face to face with one of the most impressive sharks ever seen. Ocean and her team from OneOceanDiving encountered the 20 foot long, 8 foot wide great white shark while in the waters off the shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

Alone.

Alone.

3D artist and motion designer Matthieu Braccini has been working in his spare time on a science fiction short film about a humanoid alone in space. He hasn’t had time to finish it, so in the meantime, he shared this short sequence that reveals the main character coming to life from a sea of seemingly random shapes.

Mt. Washington Hill Climb Record

Mt. Washington Hill Climb Record

Pro racer Travis Pastrana smashed his own record at the Mt. Washington Hill Climb driving the same 862 hp Subaru WRX STI he used to shred tires in Gymkhana 2020. He absolutely nailed the butt-clenching twists, turns, and drop-offs, recording a time of 5 minutes 28.67 seconds – smoking his closest competitor by 45 seconds.

Black Myth: Wukong (Gameplay)

Black Myth: Wukong (Gameplay)

The action-adventure RPG Black Myth: Wukong isn’t arriving until 2023, but it’s already looking incredible. This extended gameplay trailer gives us a look at the spectacular environments, enemies, and visual effects, powered by Unreal Engine 5. The game is targeting a solid 60FPS at 4K resolution too.

Smooth Criminal Fingerstyle Cover

Smooth Criminal Fingerstyle Cover

Musician Luca Stricagnoli wows us with another flawless acoustic guitar performance, this time taking on Michael Jackson’s 1987 hit Smooth Criminal. The only thing cooler than playing it on a a triple-necked guitar would be if Luca could moonwalk at the same time.

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Flying Over Angel Falls

Flying Over Angel Falls

While exploring the jungles of Venezuela, photographer and drone pilot Ellis van Jason visited Angel Falls. While there, he captured some spectacular and dizzying FPV footage of the 3121 foot-tall natural wonder, which holds the record for the tallest waterfall on the planet.

The History of Disney’s Handwich

The History of Disney’s Handwich

For as many things that Disney has succeeded at, they’ve had their fair share of failures too. Kevin of Defunctland takes a look at one such flop, a one-handed sandwich that was basically a savory waffle cone, “The Handwich.” He then flips from Documentarian Mode to Chef Mode to replicate the cone-shaped sandwich.

How Movies Make Fake Drugs

How Movies Make Fake Drugs

Drug usage is frequently depicted in movies and TV shows, but actors obviously aren’t really snorting coke or shooting up heroin. Insider spent some time with prop master Joel Barkow to learn about the creative techniques involved in making realistic-looking fake drugs that are safe for actors to handle and even ingest.

Cardboard Velociraptor

Cardboard Velociraptor

Dinosaur fans know that velociraptors actually looked like pre-historic turkeys. But the version most of us know comes from Jurassic Park. Epic Cardboard Props adds to his curious collection with an awesome sculpture of the fictitious dinosaur. Want your own cardboard raptor? Grab the template files here.

Levitating Motors

Levitating Motors

Magnetic fields can be pretty amazing. Given the right conditions, they can be turned into motors and even levitate. Magnetic Games shows off three different setups, each of which results in magnets floating and spinning with just a small boost of human or battery power.

How Cardboard Tubes Are Made

How Cardboard Tubes Are Made

Heavy-duty cardboard tubes are used to protect rolled goods in transit and provide forms for concrete construction projects. SBS Tube shows off the production process behind these large tubes, which involves gluing together numerous individual strips of brown paper around a metal roller.

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