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Dub-Steps

Dub-Steps

As you know, The Awesomer has big love for dancer Marquese Scott AKA Nonstop. Here we get to see his unreal footwork up close like never before. How the hell does he glide like that?

Screaming Frog

Screaming Frog

We’re already familiar with one screaming frog, but this little green guy has every right to let out a wail as a kitty cat approaches and gives him a pat. The frog was not harmed, but our eardrums were.

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Stop-Motion Gundam 2

Stop-Motion Gundam 2

Animator Counter656 returns with another demonstration of his mastery of the art of stop-motion, as Gundam is joined by guest-star Saber Lily from Fate as she kicks some serious ass.

Lion Wants to Eat Baby

Lion Wants to Eat Baby

It’s cute and funny to see Kya the lioness paw at baby boy Jack, but all that separates this lioness from a delectable baby treat (and tragedy) is a see-through glass barrier.

Blind Dog Gets Guide Dog

Blind Dog Gets Guide Dog

A story by KTUL about Tanner, a blind dog with seizures that led his owner to return him to the local animal clinic, where the vet suggested that Tanner be put down. Until Blair came along.

Science Fiction Audition

Science Fiction Audition

Jacob Fleisher wants to be a professional actor and is cleverly using YouTube to audition. Or mock pop science fiction. Or both. Either way he’s a decent actor. Decent writers in Hollywood: GONE.

Reverse Parthenogenesis

Reverse Parthenogenesis

…or, as we prefer to call this “pitch-black” short: The Devil Wears Birkenstocks. The film seems to think that it’s a one-act play and is thus too wordy and spirited, but it’s still worth watching.

Lake Pothole

Lake Pothole

Clearly frustrated at the pothole that gobbled – or did it spring underneath? – his taxi, the unlucky driver inspects the damage done to his cab and makes a startling discovery.

Doodle Music

Doodle Music

YouTube mathematician Vi Hart’s latest video is her most confusing yet, but it’s the most entertaining one as well. Watch and listen as she demonstrates friezes, 2D patterns that repeat in one direction.

Walt Disney’s Taxi Driver

Walt Disney’s Taxi Driver

Bryan Boyce infuses Scorsese’s classic with a little shot of Disney, through the use of clever editing and visual tweaks to the explicit original. The ending is particularly clever (and accurate.)

Laser Balloon Targeting

Laser Balloon Targeting

Laser beams can be fun (and a little dangerous), as is demonstrated by this setup in which a number of balloons are sequentially targeted by lasers and eventually blown to smithereens.

Monkey Cameramen

Monkey Cameramen

The crew from BBC’s Planet Earth Live better not let their bosses see this footage of a couple of toque macaque monkeys acting as cameramen. Bananas are way cheaper than a regular paycheck.

A Story for Tomorrow

A Story for Tomorrow

Gnarly Bay Prod. shows the highlights of their trip to Chile and Patagonia. Shot on a Canon 1D Mk.IV. A testament to both the beauty of nature and the capabilities of today’s DSLR cameras.

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Instant Date

Instant Date

Improv Everywhere strikes again with their new found knack for confusing people with kindness. After comforting tired commuters, the group treated a lucky couple to an instant date.

will

will

We all have at least one thing that we wish we could take back. Too bad time only moves forward. Directed by Eusong Lee, will is an expression of regret and loss amidst the death of a loved one.

Freeride Double Backflip

Freeride Double Backflip

Freeride mountain biker Paul Basagoitia takes a beating numerous times but ultimately sticks the finish in his quest to conquer a natural terrain double backflip in the mountains of Southern Utah.

Sock Portrait

Sock Portrait

We’re enjoying the parade of everyday items Malaysian artist Hong Yi uses to create her work; here, she carefully pins 750 pairs of socks together for Zhang Yimou’s portrait. (Thanks Jasmin!)

Snowball Fight

Snowball Fight

It might be warm out today, but Devin Supertramp and Freddie Wong still got together for a snowball fight of epic proportions to keep us feeling nice and cool. Video courtesy of Vooray. (Thanks Adam!)

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

A time-lapse look back at the last 7 years of construction of the new tower at One World Trade Center as it starts from nothing and just this week became the tallest building in New York.

Flipping with Guns

Flipping with Guns

Stuntman Jim Ng and his unidentified friend show us how it’s done. What’s “it,” you may ask? “it” is doing amazing flips using only their lower bodies, then planting themselves to fire off deadly shots.

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History of Whistling

History of Whistling

While many of these 26 tunes pre-date us, you’ll find yourself recognizing the majority of these songs which feature whistling, as presented by cdza. Whistling deftly provided by Eric Rivera.

Penguins vs. Iceberg

Penguins vs. Iceberg

A flock of gentoo penguins does their best to make the vertical leap from the water onto the tricky surface of a huge iceberg in Antarctica – we had no idea they could spring out of the water like that.

One Pound Fish

One Pound Fish

Two men provide an irresistible musical sales pitch to the ladies to encourage them to purchase some fish from their stand at London’s Queen’s Market. We’re going to be singing this tune for hours.

B.R.A.D.

B.R.A.D.

A UC Berkeley student created B.R.A.D – the Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm with automated curtains, mood lighting and a disco, all with voice, motion and mobile device control.

How Not to Ride the Escalator

How Not to Ride the Escalator

A girl decides to head upstairs after a hockey game, but doesn’t quite seem to understand how escalators are designed to work. Perhaps she’s related to this bird.

Texting & Driving Test

Texting & Driving Test

We know how dangerous it is to text while driving, but some people still don’t get it. Responsible Young Drivers proves the point with this driving test that requires students to use their mobile devices.

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