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The Lighthouse (Trailer)

The Lighthouse (Trailer)

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson star in this highly atmospheric black and white film about two lighthouse keepers on a remote New England island in the 1890s. Robert Eggers’ latest film looks about as dark and mysterious as can be.

How Breakfast Is Made

How Breakfast Is Made

The Discovery UK edition of How It’s Made offers up a three-for-one combo meal, showing us the factory processes that go into preparing the food items needed for a complete breakfast, including waffles, eggs, and bacon. Vegetarians, look away.

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5.11 Operator Compact Axe

5.11 Operator Compact Axe

5.11 Tactical’s 10″ long tomahawk-style Operator axe is great for throwing, cutting firewood, or other chopping tasks, but packs a few other handy features, including a hammer, ruler, wrenches, hex bit holder, nail puller, and an emergency metal cutter.

Great Classic Knife Designs

Great Classic Knife Designs

We like sleek, modern blades as much as the next guy, but there’s nothing quite like the classics. The guys over at Everyday Carry take a look at 10 great production knives which are inspired by classic designs, in some cases still made by the original manufacturer.

Pressure Washing with Stencils

Pressure Washing with Stencils

Do you have a dirty sidewalk or driveway at your house? Pressure washing is a great way to get the grime off. Craig “Turnah81” Turner shows us how to use brick stencils to make a little bit of temporary art while hosing off his parking pad. Also, we love the Aussie pronunciation of “algae.”

Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter

Ryze Robotics‘ bargain-priced compact flying machine uses tech from the drone experts at DJI. It’s super easy to fly with its toss-and-fly launches, and first-person view smartphone control. It can transmit and capture 720p video, shoots 5MP stills, and runs for up to 13 minutes per flight.

Musical Cake Zoetrope

Musical Cake Zoetrope

Alexandre Dubosc’s chocolatey creation is an edible work of art covered with images from the world of music, including notes on a staff, piano keys, and sonic waveforms that all come to life when spun in front a properly synced camera or strobe light. The towering treat is topped by a tuning fork.

Best Character A to Z

Best Character A to Z

A fun animated promo created by dscent for Korean movie channel Ch CGV, featuring an alphabetical listing of iconic characters from Austin Powers to Zorro, and everyone in between. See if you can identify them all. Be sure to check out the other videos in the series.

The Sound of Skateboarding

The Sound of Skateboarding

(PG-13: Language) Skateboarders Tony Hawk, David Loy, and Keire Johnson spent a little time in the studio and on their boards, helping to record more that 650 different sounds that skateboards make. Then, the creative minds of Bonamaze set to chopping up the audio into rhythmic music track.

Vintage Electric Rally Bike

Vintage Electric Rally Bike

Combining mountain and cruiser bike looks in one, Vintage Electric’s Rally packs a 750-watt drivetrain that can help speed you along up to 28 mph, with a range of 20 to 60 miles, depending on conditions and degree of assist. Thanks to its wide and knobby Schwalbe tires, it’s comfortable on a wide variety of terrain.

The Redness of Red

The Redness of Red

Emily Downe’s animated short film explores the notion that our brains and eyes have a tendency to anthropomorphize even rudimentary forms, and how we might react as artificial intelligence becomes more and more humanoid, regardless of whether or not they are living beings.

AAXA P7 Mini Projector

AAXA P7 Mini Projector

AAXA’s P7 differentiates itself from cheaper mini projectors by offering a true HD (1920×1080) DLP optical engine, for crisp images up to 120″ diagonal (in low light). It’s also got a nice loud speaker. It’ll run on AC, or its 38-watt rechargeable battery runs for up to 90 minutes. They also offer a somewhat larger model with 4K resolution.

Rocket Size Comparison

Rocket Size Comparison

After offering up a size shootout between Star Wars spacecraft, MetaBallStudios decided to do the same with some real world rockets and spaceships, from the diminutive 42 foot Black Arrow to the ginormous Saturn V, which was over 360 feet tall. They should have included some model rockets for comparison.

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Frame Clock

Frame Clock

Designed by Nazar Şigaher and crafted from laser-cut anodized aluminum, Meyer Objects‘ unique wall clock extends its hour and minute hands into an outer frame, creating an ever-changing piece of wall art with each passing minute of the day. Sadly, it’s also priced like a work of art.

The Terminator’s Voice Explained

The Terminator’s Voice Explained

By all accounts, Terminator 3 wasn’t on the same level as its predecessors. But it did have some cool visuals and exciting action sequences. It also had one particularly amusing scene that ended up on the cutting room floor, and it explains why the T-800 looks and sounds like it does.

Topographic Wood Maps

Topographic Wood Maps

Elevated Woodworking creates a variety of wooden maps of the U.S. and individual states, each featuring a textured topography. Pieces range from small tabletop versions up to an enormous 8′ wide wall map with separate pieces for each state. There’s also a magnetic version you can buy complete or piece-by-piece.

Demolition Drone Flight

Demolition Drone Flight

FPV drone fanatics Rotor Riot managed to score an amazing opportunity to fly – and then dive one of their drones right into the site of an old power plant as it was being imploded, thanks to the guys at Total Wrecking & Environmental. The resulting footage, while brief, is truly epic.

Max Headroom Meets Rutger Hauer

Max Headroom Meets Rutger Hauer

Back in 1986, the iconic “digital” character Max Headroom (actor Matt Frewer) would interview various celebs on his short-lived talk show. In this classic gem, he spoke with actor Rutger Hauer, who was at the peak of his career after memorable roles in Blade Runner and Ladyhawke.

Xeric Trappist-1 NASA Edition

Xeric Trappist-1 NASA Edition

You don’t have to travel 39 light-years (or 229 trillion miles, duh) to get a glimpse of the recently-discovered Trappist-1 and its seven Earth-sized planets. Xeric has teamed up with NASA to create a brand new otherworldly collection of watches to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our landing on the moon.​

Best Play Ever Notebooks

Best Play Ever Notebooks

The guys at Best Play Ever offer up a variety of funny notebooks featuring imagery from pop culture, including hilarious memes from The Simpsons, Back to the Future’s Gray’s Sports Almanac, books from the world of Wes Anderson, and more.

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Dollar Flight Club Premium

While there are plenty of apps out there to help you find good travel deals, Dollar Flight Club automatically alerts its members to deals to their favorite destinations, helping to save hundreds of dollars on flights. Save 50% on a 1-year premium subscription in The Awesomer Shop, for access to 4x as many deals, and other perks.

Gallium in Slow-Motion

Gallium in Slow-Motion

“It’s like a cross between silver and milk.” Gallium is a pretty amazing element, a shiny metal that melts above 85.57ºF. The Slow Mo Guys decided to play with some of the stuff in front of their high-speed camera, capturing some amazing footage of the metal’s properties when in motion.

Vintage Bookshelf Board Games

Vintage Bookshelf Board Games

A series of classic board games, each presented in vintage style, and packed inside a box designed to look like a hardcover book. Each one packs its board, pieces, dice, etc. inside. Choose from Monopoly, Clue, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Scattergories, or LIFE.

GoPro on a Turtle

GoPro on a Turtle

We’ve been on horseback, but we never thought we’d get to go on a turtleback ride. Thanks to YouTuber The Fish Whisperer, we can now see what it’s like to be a turtle, as this little fella heads off into the muddy water, and pops his head up for the occasional fishy snack.

Plush Campfire

Plush Campfire

Bring the warmth of the outdoors into any room with Domestic Objects‘ plush campfire. The 17-piece set includes three felt logs, nine squishy rocks, a colorful felt fire, and two oversize marshmallows on roasting sticks, packaged in a drawstring canvas bag. It may be designed for kids, but we think anyone can enjoy them.

Magnetic Balls vs Monster Magnets

Magnetic Balls vs Monster Magnets

Magnet enthusiast Magnetic Games decided to see what would happen when he introduced a bunch of his small, Buckyballs-style spheres to some of his incredibly powerful neodymium monolith magnets. The impacts are quite spectacular, and especially neat to watch in slow motion.

High ‘N Dry

High ‘N Dry

(PG-13: Language) The Wet ‘N’ Wild water park in Palm Springs, California recently closed down. Skateboarding magazine Thrasher managed to get permission from its new owner to let a group of overgrown skate punks – including the famed Tony Hawk – to ride the pipes, ramps, and rails of the park before it gets torn down.

Fenix PD36R Flashlight

Fenix PD36R Flashlight

Fenix’s insanely bright, but pocketable metal flashlight is the latest addition to our everyday carry. It cranks out up to 1600 lumens to a distance up to 928 feet, and charges quick thanks to a USB-C port and a high capacity battery. It’s IPX 68 waterproof, and offers 5 brightness levels plus a strobe mode. Full review on Technabob.

Stranger Things Film References

Stranger Things Film References

(Spoilers, Gore) Stranger Things creators Ross and Matt Duffer sat down with Wired to walk through some of the many references to 1980s science fiction, horror, and adventure movies peppered throughout the series. While some, like E.T. and Alien, are obvious, others, like Altered States are a little more subtly integrated.

Undone (Trailer)

Undone (Trailer)

This rotoscope-animated series follows the story of a woman (Rosa Salazar) who keeps seeing visions of her dead father (Bob Odenkirk) after a tragic car accident, and becomes convinced that he’s trying to teach her how to go back in time to save him. Premieres 9/13/19 on Amazon Prime.

Driving on the Ceiling

Driving on the Ceiling

Maker Ivan Miranda’s decided to see if he could modify a remote-controlled car so it can drive upside-down on the ceiling. He added a pair of powerful fans to create downforce (or is it upforce?) It took some trial and error, but he ultimately got it to work. Of course, he could have just bought one of these.

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