(PG-13: Language) Supervillains take note: if you want to shut down Spider-Man, feed him the spiciest hot sauce you can. Actor Tom Holland stopped by Hot Ones to talk about playing Peter Parker, give Sean some golf tips, and eventually calls for a doctor. And to think, he almost started with the spiciest wing.
5MadMovieMakers is back with another sweet Hot Wheels track for us to enjoy. This setup took 9 days to put together and includes lots of fun hills, banks, and scenery along its 290-foot indoor-outdoor track. They shot the POV footage with a RunCam 5 Orange, a tiny 4K action cam designed for mounting on RC vehicles.
Your typical nutcracker does a pretty good job at pulverizing walnut shells. But Shane from Stuff Made Here wanted something that could crack a steel nut, so he put his engineering chops to good use and built this insanely powerful nutcracker that uses gunpowder to chomp down with more force than Jaws in Moonraker.
Adafruit Industries shows off a fun DIY project using oversize Kailh key switches to build three ginormous macro keys. The keys work just like the keys on a regular keyboard, only 64 times larger in volume. We want to see someone build an entire QWERTY keyboard with these things.
Scott from Wonder World was fascinated by a video that showed how large metal spheres are made using explosive hydroforming. Here, he dives deeper into the process, along with other methods used for making spheres from steel, such as the shiny art pieces made by Shenzhen Maoping Sculpture Arts.
Stop-motion animator Kevin Parry shows off a neat rig he built using LEGO pieces. The highly-articulated dinosaur skeleton looks amazing as it comes to life in this brief frame-by-frame sequence. Given the green screen, we imagine he’ll be adding a background to the scene.
Kristina Makushenko is a world champion in artistic swimming. We watched in awe as she performed this seemingly impossible trick in which she maneuvers from a standing position through a 360º loop by precisely controlling her body and breathing. Her upside-down moonwalk is equally bonkers.
The talented vocalists of Eclipse 6 put together this great holiday-themed parody of Hamilton which recasts the part of Alexander Hamilton with a similarly brilliant outsider who will someday guide Santa’s sleigh. This story has a much happier ending too. (Thanks, Rob!)
Most smartphone headsets have tiny microphones built into their cords. W&M Levsha took one of those mics, pulled it from its case and created a new enclosure for it out of brass. The finished microphone has a 3.5mm jack for plugging it in and looks like a miniature version of one of those fancy studio microphones.
Musician Alex Melton proves yet again that just about any song can be done in the style of Blink-182. His latest take on the pop-punk maestros imagines what the Oasis track Wonderwall might have sounded like if Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus created the song instead of Noel and Liam Gallagher.
We’re so used to seeing octopi swimming, we sometimes forget that they can use their tentacles to walk too. Though in the case of this extraordinary cephalapod, he’s in a hurry and chooses to run to his destination. We just want to put this video on a loop and use it as our wallpaper.
(Gore) Thanks to the events of Loki, we now have the MCU multiverse, and Peter Parker is only gonna make things worse in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The VFX crew from Corridor imagine how Mobius M. Mobius might clean up the mess by pruning unwanted Spidey variants in the most gruesome ways possible.
The Paul McCartney and Wings song Wonderful Christmastime is one of our holiday playlist favorites. Musician Mike Tompkins puts his festive spin on the tune with an arrangement in which he performs not only the vocals but all of the instrumentation as well.
Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin wrapped up their 2021 Hanukkah Sessions with a gravelly-voiced cover of the KISS classic Rock and Roll All Nite. Dave went with Gene Simmons’ makeup while Greg donned Paul Stanley’s star eye. Then they tried and put gasoline into a Tesla.
Skiers Sam Cohen and Michelle Parker set out to conquer a hard-to-reach mountain peak in the Cascades. After a long hike and five days of camping, they made it to the Northeast face of the appropriately named Mount Fury. Kudos to director Mike Rogge and the Verb Cabin team for following along on this incredible adventure.
There’s no question that Terminator 2: Judgment Day was the best movie of the entire franchise. But back in 1991, movie trailers weren’t quite as slick as they are today. Michael Edwards edited together an awesome new trailer for James Cameron’s classic action flick, which also avoids the spoilers of the original trailer.
Scientists from MIT CSAIL have developed Evolution Gym, a system that uses artificial intelligence to optimize the design and control logic of soft robots. Like strange digital animals, the simulated robots autonomously evolve to perform specific tasks like walking, jumping, climbing, or carrying objects.
Maker Peter Sripol wanted to see if he could build a functional submarine using off-the-shelf parts and a $100 budget. He assembled its frame from PVC pipe and 3D-printed connectors, and its remote steering mechanism is completely analog. He even rigged it up to pick up undersea “treasure” with magnets.
Most DJs are solo artists or back other band members, but DJ Fong Fong and Mart One like to perform together on the same mixing deck and turntables. Watch and listen as they absolutely slay this live mix of the UZ track Trap Sh*t V18 and the Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock classic It Takes Two.
Engineered Arts shows off their Ameca robot, an advanced humanoid that can produce convincing facial expressions and gestures. The robotic platform is designed to improve human-robot interaction, and as a vehicle for AI technology. It’s expected to be on display at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. (Thanks, Rob!)
The energy sword is one of our go-to weapons in the Halo series. We’ve seen lots of cool replicas of the sword over the years, but they’re usually toys made from plastic. Hacksmith Industries went above and beyond with their working version of the iconic sword, which is basically a quad-blade version of their plasma lightsaber.
Inspired by Smarter Every Day’s powerful home run machine, the guys from How Ridiculous wanted to try and beat Destin’s 717-foot batting record. So they teamed up with aeronautical engineering firm Innovaero to a create a batting machine that imitates a helicopter’s rotor blades. This thing is terrifying as it spins up.
Stephen’s 8×6 Workshop created this silly low-budget short film about a man who protects a prehistoric creature who also happens to be a tool from his workshop. But when the baby calipersaurus cries out, its parents aren’t too happy with the situation. We love the TARDIS sound effects. (Thanks, Steph!)