World’s Tallest Buildings: 1901 to 2022

World’s Tallest Buildings: 1901 to 2022

For hundreds of years, architects and construction teams have tried to one-up each other with the tallest buildings on the planet. FilmCore’s comparison video uses 3D models of famous structures to show just how far we’ve come, from the skinny tower atop Philadelphia’s City Hall to the sky-high Burj Khalifa and beyond.

ATM vs. Hand Grenade

ATM vs. Hand Grenade

Opening up an ATM with a hand grenade seems like a bad idea, but we suppose if you own the machine, you can do whatever you want with it, right? Edwin Sarkissian decided to see what would happen when he tossed an M67 frag grenade into one of those convenience store ATMs, and the carnage is everything you could hoped for.

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Code 45: Issues 2 & 3

Code 45: Issues 2 & 3

After a great kickoff for the graphic novel Code 45, the second and third issues are now available for order. The story follows Vanessa, a subway driver in Montreal who hears rumors that there are ‘dragons’ in the tunnels. This mega-issue journeys into the night shift and closer to the monsters that dwell beneath the surface.

The Great Electronic Gig in the Sky

The Great Electronic Gig in the Sky

French musician Grégoire Blanc brings his own unique flair to the 1973 Pink Floyd classic “The Great Gig in the Sky” with a soul-stirring cover performed on the highly-expressive Haken Continuum, a vintage Elektor Formant modular synth, grand piano, and a theremin taking on Clare Torry’s famous vocals.

Keyport Anywhere Tools Bundle

This modular pocket tool set offers 12 functions, including a bottle opener, knife, wrenches, flat and phillips screwdrivers, box opener, cord cutter, and flashlight. The bundle includes a pair of pocket clips, along with paracord zipper pulls. Save 31% in The Awesomer Shop. (WeeLink module shown in video not included.)

Stainless Flip Clock

Stainless Flip Clock

This retro-style electromechanical flip clock comes housed in a handsome and substantial stainless steel enclosure. It runs on two “C” batteries (not included), so you can use it on a tabletop, or wall mount it without running wires.

Sputnik (Trailer)

Sputnik (Trailer)

After returning from a space mission, a cosmonaut returns to Earth with a mysterious creature living inside of him. But the military has plans to use its powers regardless of what it might mean for the man it inhabits. This Russian sci-fi horror looks creepy enough to deserve a look when it hits theaters and VOD on 8.14.20.

Best Lightweight Pocket Knives

Best Lightweight Pocket Knives

Just because you carry a pocket knife doesn’t mean it needs to be bulky or heavy. These days, there are lots of great options made with materials like carbon fiber and aluminum, or with skeletonized frames that reduce weight. Everyday Carry shares their top 12 lightweight knives for 2020.

Tiki Cocktails Book

Tiki Cocktails Book

When it’s hot and sunny out, you should be drinking some appropriately sunshiney drinks. Davis Adams’ cocktail book is packed with delicious combinations of rum, fruit juice, and other staples of the tiki scene. And if you’re looking for some glasses to serve your conconctions, we highly recommend Geeki Tikis.

How Balloons Are Made

How Balloons Are Made

It doesn’t seem like something that would be particularly complicated to make, but as How It’s Made shows us, creating party balloons requires lots of industrial equipment, including electrically-charged vats of liquid latex, balloon-shaped molds, and spinning brushes to create the openings we blow into.

Lost in Motions

Lost in Motions

Fernando Livschitz of Black Sheep Films wows us with another amazing short film. The stop-motion clip was made by capturing live breakdance footage, mapping the frames into outlines, laser cutting each from wood, then layering the 800+ pieces to create a motion effect.

Cold Shower Body Scrub

Cold Shower Body Scrub

Duke Cannon’s exfoliating scrub contains an invigorating mix of menthol, caffeine, and aloe vera that cools, hydrates, and refreshes. It lathers up thick, and brings a bracing chill to even the steamiest shower. Can’t get enough of the cold? Check out their Cold Shower Bundle.

The Electric State: Animated

The Electric State: Animated

Artist Simon Stålenhag is known for his incredible vision of dystopian, hyper-commercial worlds. Ilya Plotnikov
a fan of his, has brought a small slice of his work to life by animating images from the book The Electric State, accompanied by music composed by Stålenhag himself.

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Black Is King (Trailer)

Black Is King (Trailer)

Queen B’s “Black is King” is a cinematic visual album inspired by “The Lion King.” Beyonce’s most ambitious project yet infuses elements of black history with an empowering message for young kings and queens seeking identity, and co-starring roles for Jay-Z, Lupita Nyong’o, and Naomi Campbell. Premieres 7.31.20 on Disney+.

Roadie 3 Automatic String Tuner

Roadie 3 Automatic String Tuner

The latest edition of the Roadie automatic tuner is twice as fast as the Roadie 2. It can tune almost any stringed instrument with geared pegs in a couple of seconds, and can quickly wind new strings to the proper tension before tuning. It also supports alternative tunings, and doubles as a vibrating metronome.

The Great Stink of 1858

The Great Stink of 1858

After years of piling up garbage and other nasty waste in London, England, the city was overwhelmed with a horrific stench. Weird History looks back at this terribly nasty part of the 19th century, and how it led to major improvements in the city’s hygiene and waste disposal infrastructure.

Connect-it BBQ Tool Set

Proud Grill’s smartly-designed grill utensils work individually as a spatula and a fork, then join together using magnets to form a set of tongs or a serving tool. Each tool is made from long-lasting stainless steel. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

Making Carbon Fiber Poké Balls

Making Carbon Fiber Poké Balls

Carbon fiber is a very versatile, strong, and lightweight material. But it’s not the easiest stuff to work with. Matthieu Libeert shows us just how much work went into making this slick looking version of Pokémon’s carrying container, using carbon fiber, resin, and fiberglass.

Like Hell I Won’t (Trailer)

Like Hell I Won’t (Trailer)

This documentary takes us inside the world of famed comic book artist and toy designer Todd McFarlane, as he busted through obstacles to create his visionary “Spawn,” and then faced a whole new series of challenges after achieving fame and fortune. Drops 7.25.20 on SYFY.

Slow-mo Thermite in Water

Slow-mo Thermite in Water

Due to the global pandemic, The Slow Mo Guys are still stuck an ocean apart, so today’s clip features a solo experiment conducted by Gav, who has the duo’s high-speed cameras in his possession. Sit back and enjoy some slow-motion footage of molten thermite being poured into an aquarium filled with water.

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Mercury Tactical Messenger Bag

Mercury Tactical Messenger Bag

Carry your computer and organize your everyday work essentials in this military-style messenger bag from Mercury Tactical Gear. Its main compartment is padded, and includes a removable laptop case with its own handle, while its exterior features MOLLE webbing and three detachable accessory pouches.

Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400

Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400

This burnout machine was built by Ford Performance and RTR to show off the potential of a pure-electric drivetrain. Based on the Mustang Mach-E, this one-off prototype uses seven motors and a high-performance battery to generate 1400 hp, while its monster wing and aero bits create up to 2300 lb of downforce at 160 mph.

Swiss Army Nail Clip 580

Swiss Army Nail Clip 580

Bigger Swiss Army knives may include some of the grooming tools found on this Victorinox pocket tool, but this one adds a nail clipper. It’s also got a 1.75″ straight blade, a nail cleaner, serrated-edge scissors, tweezers, a toothpick, and a keychain ring. Available with a solid red, transluscent ruby, or walnut wood handle.

ChopFit Chopper

ChopFit Chopper

This unique workout tool was modeled in the shape of an axe. Rather than a sharp and dangerous head, it has a tomahawk-shaped weight, enabling a dynamic cardio and strength workout. Its handle was designed for comfort and optimal grip, and the accompanying mobile app includes a variety of workout routines.

Lenny Kravitz Tiny Desk Concert

Lenny Kravitz Tiny Desk Concert

Without an arena (or the NPR offices) to perform in, Lenny Kravitz and his bandmates turned in this intimate three-song concert from Lenny’s chill home setting in Eleuthera, Bahamas. The tracks include “Thinking Of You,” “What Did I Do With My Life?,” and the 2020-appropriate “We Can Get It All Together.”

Business Suit Wetsuit

Business Suit Wetsuit

New York designer Thom Browne is known for his high-end, avant garde fashions. Among his many creative ideas is his Trompe L’Oeil neoprene wetsuit, covered with imagery that looks like a skin-tight business suit with a shirt and tie. Before you get your wallets out, the $3,900 wetsuit is already sold out.

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