Most Popular TV Shows 1951-2019

Most Popular TV Shows 1951-2019

Remember when Home Improvement was the biggest show on TV? Or Roseanne? Data Broz put together this motion infographic which recaps the shifting interests of the U.S. TV viewing public over nearly 70 years. We had no idea that The Beverly Hillbillies was so wildly popular. (Pro tip: play at 2x speed for faster viewing.)

Kawehi: Mashup April 2020

Kawehi: Mashup April 2020

It’s been a while since we heard from musician Kawehi, but from the sound of this clip, she’s still rockin’ it. While staying home, she recorded a medley including Elle King’s Ex’s & Oh’s, Jace Everett’s Bad Things, her own Mona Lisa, and Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black. We love how her dogs slept through the whole thing.

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Quarantined Stuntmen

Quarantined Stuntmen

When it comes to professions, being a stuntman is one that’s pretty difficult to do from home. But that didn’t stop a bunch of these action daredevils from performing a bit of fight choreography while still maintaining social distancing boundaries. The clip comes courtesy of Campus Univers Cascades stunt academy.

Don’t Stand So Close to Me

Don’t Stand So Close to Me

While at home doing their part to keep their distance, Sting joined Jimmy Fallon and the Roots for a remote performance of The Police’s 1980 track “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” using a mix of random instruments and household objects they each had lying around.

The Last Campfire (Trailer)

The Last Campfire (Trailer)

This indie title from Hello Games (No Man’s Sky) follows the story of lost ember who finds itself lost in a mysterious place. It’s up to players to guide the poor little guy through a series of challenging puzzles on its quest for home. Due Summer 2020 on multiple platforms.

Toyota Woven City

Toyota Woven City

Automotive and mobility company Toyota plans on establishing a 175-acre site at the foot of Japan’s Mt. Fuji to build a prototype city of the future. The location, known as “Woven City” will serve as a real world testbed for tech including autonomy, robotics, personal mobility, smart homes, alternative energy, and AI, among others.

The Beatles: Korean Style

The Beatles: Korean Style

After hearing Regina Spektor’s cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, we knew that ballades by The Beatles lent themselves well to an Asian interpretation. Now Luna Lee has driven the point home with this warm and soothing cover version of their tune Michelle, played on the gayageum with her usual aplomb.

The Mad Batter Machine

The Mad Batter Machine

As far as we know, the longest home run hit ever was 582 feet by Joey Meyer – and that was with the help of Denver’s thin air. But pesky human ball players are no match for Smarter Every Day and Jeremy Fielding’s terrifying motorized batter built to hit a ball at speeds up to twice as fast as an pro player – if it doesn’t self destruct first.

Secrets of the Universe (Trailer)

Secrets of the Universe (Trailer)

Stephen Low’s big-screen 3D film Secrets of the Universe introduces us to some of the world’s brightest minds as they unravel the mysteries of the universe. Along the way, journey to the Large Hadron Collider and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO), and meet the scientists of the Perimeter Institute. (Thanks Susan!)

LED Gamer Nightlight

LED Gamer Nightlight
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Etsy seller My Home Art Decor makes these sweet laser-cut wood accent lights, featuring images from classic games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Mario, Sonic, and Tetris. Each one has an RGB LED light source and a remote control so you can change its color. The wood panels can be ordered in natural or painted hues.

How to Make LEGO Gummies

How to Make LEGO Gummies

The King of Random lives up to their name with this classic clip, taunting both our geeky and hungry sides with homemade gummies which look like LEGO blocks and minifigs. The video was inspired by SFHandyman’s how-to on Instructables.

Matchstick Volcano

Matchstick Volcano

The S created his version of the old grade school volcano science experiment, but replaced the baking soda and vinegar with matchsticks and fire, resulting in a dangerous and spectacular fireball. It goes without saying, but don’t try this at home.

Building a Scissor-lift BBQ Grill

Building a Scissor-lift BBQ Grill

Builder Jimmy Diresta wanted a new barbecue grill, but instead of running out to the nearest Costco to buy one, he decided to build his own. And Jimmy’s homebrew version has a really neat trick – scissor-style lifts, a crank, and a gear drive for adjusting its height from the flame.

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FREIGHT

FREIGHT

Sava Zivkovic’s computer animated short film follows an alien creature who must deliver a mysterious object back to its home. The story only scratches the surface of the mystery, but the mood it sets is incredibly captivating. Go behind the scenes with its creators here.

Amazing Joshua Tree House

Amazing Joshua Tree House

Got half a mil burning a hole in your pocket? You could be the new owner of this California desert home by architect Fritz Haeg. This 1 br 1 ba home features a unique blend of natural materials and modernist style, and sits on 45 acres. Contact agent Paul Karr for more info.

Medieval Martha Stewart

Medieval Martha Stewart

“I have weapons everywhere, so my guests feel comfortable that they’re always armed.” Josh Brock has a very dark sense of humor and the aesthetic to go with. He’s spent decades outfitting his home with fierce weaponry, armor, and decor, much of which he made himself.

KIN (Trailer)

KIN (Trailer)

A adopted boy stumbles onto a mysterious and haunting scene and uncovers what appears to be some sort of alien weapon. When his ex-con brother comes home, he finds himself in trouble with a gang, and they go on the run with the weapon as their primary protection.

King Krule: Tiny Desk Concert

King Krule: Tiny Desk Concert

“She smoked me whole and blows out Os. The sink had sunk, it overflows. The door is shut, my eyes are closed. I hear her moan, or what I suppose.” Archy Marshall aka King Krule stuns NPR Music with darkwave jazz tracks from his latest album, The OOZ.

Riding the Rails

Riding the Rails

YouTuber Roadie fabricated a nifty motorized skateboarding rig that allows its rider to glide efforlessly (if not exactly quickly) along railroad tracks. Needless to say, don’t try this idea at home unless you’re 100% certain the rails are abandoned like the ones shown here.

GoPro Kitty

GoPro Kitty

Cats get into all kinds of mischief when we’re away from home, so VFX artist Aaron Benitez decided to strap a GoPro Session action camera onto his cat Prince Michael to see what he does as soon as the boss man leaves for work.

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50 MPH Drift Trikes

50 MPH Drift Trikes

DevinSupertramp captured this awesome footage of the Rad Cows as they show off their homebuilt drift trikes, which they ride downhill at speeds up to 50 mph – without brakes. It’s also an amazing promo for Samsung, since the video was shot entirely on a Galaxy S8.

Coke + Butane Rocket

Coke + Butane Rocket

Grant “The King of Random” Thompson previously tested the myth that mixing propane and Coca-Cola would turn it into a pressure-packed rocket, and failed. He tried it again with butane, and the highly-flammable stuff works brilliantly. Definitely don’t try this one at home.

Old Glory Whiskey Cufflinks

Old Glory Whiskey Cufflinks
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Heritage Handcrafted has found many great uses for reclaimed whiskey barrels, like these patriotic cufflinks, made from Jack Daniel’s barrel wood. 10% of all profits go to Operation Ride Home, which helps fund travel for active duty military members so they can visit home.

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Live

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Live

The Muppet Show‘s house band reunited at Outside Lands 2016 in the first and only stop of their world tour. The band performed Can You Picture That, Mowgli’s San Francisco, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Home, and the Beatles’ With a Little Help From My Friends.

DIY Bladeless Fan

DIY Bladeless Fan

YouTuber Rulof Maker used a microwave fan, a water bottle jug and a pair of plastic vases to make a homemade version of Dyson’s prohibitively expensive Air Multipliers. Air from the fan sucks in the air behind the rings to provide great ventilation.

Flula Invites Conan to Germany

Flula Invites Conan to Germany

“I will be your Tenzing Norgay, you may be my Edmund Hillary, we will walk around and have raisins and peanuts.” The hyperactive DJ and comedian Flula Borg invited Conan to his home country, which sounds like it’s inhabited by benevolent robots.

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