(PG-13) “From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse. An attempt to capture the world in a nutshell.” Fabio Friedli and YK Animation Studio’s amazing and fast-paced stop-motion animation captures ideas big and small, all in under 5 minutes.
This super-bright aluminum flashlight packs three individuals CREE XM-L2 U2 LEDs, each contained within its own reflector. This gives it a wider, more even beam than single-reflector designs. It offers nine brightness levels (from 9 to 3,450 lumens), strobe and SOS modes.
Composer William Zeitler demonstrates a strange and wonderful musical instrument. The glass armonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin back in 1761, and is a spinning series of custom-blown wine glasses, each of which plays a different musical note based on its size.
While cats might disagree with humans as to whether or not we’re really their masters, felines are certainly more docile than long ago. TedED’s Eva-Marie Geigl provides a brief lesson in how cats went from wild, solitary beasts to not quite as wild, solitary beasts.
It’s been a very long time since we saved anything to a VHS tape, but this animation from 4096 reminds us that regardless of what random junk we recorded on them, the box covers of the blank tapes were actually kind of cool. The track is Before the Night by HOME.
Wingsuit flyers Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet aka “The Soul Flyers” pulled of an insane stunt in the mountains of Switzerland. They B.A.S.E. jumped from a 13,000 ft peak, took aim at an airplane cruising at a lower altitude, then landed inside while it was in mid-air.
WIRED takes us behind the scenes with the cast of Sesame Street for a look at how the performers operate each of their Muppets, along with a few other cool tidbits about the art of puppetry. Their arms must get so tired over their heads like that all the time.
Get Schwifty with musician Scott Bradlee (of Postmodern Jukebox fame), as he performs his arrangement of the theme song from Rick and Morty, played in a smooth, jazzy style. We’d love to see the versions of Rick and Morty that exist in the jazz quadrant of the multiverse.
We’re currently assembling a 5,000 piece jigsaw puzzle here at Awesomer HQ, and it got us thinking, how do they cut all those tiny pieces so perfectly? Well, ask the internet, and ye shall receive. Here’s a cool video that goes inside Italy’s Clementoni jigsaw puzzle factory.
This compact, yet comprehensive first aid kit is the perfect companion for camping, or just everyday carry in your car. It packs treatments for bleeding, burns, sprains and fractures, skin injuries, and aches and pains – all packed in an easy to carry, waterproof nylon bag.
By now, you’ve heard a thousand and one cover versions of Toto’s Africa, and it’s starting to wear out its welcome. But we couldn’t resist posting Toni “Pupsi” Patanen’s version, in which he performs the track using some delicious veggies and fruits. More edible fun here.
A bit from a 2012 Central Park performance by Reggie Watts in which he replicated the esoteric and offbeat sounds of Thom Yorke and the gang from Radiohead. It’s so spot-on that some are calling it a “cover” rather than a “parody.” Download or stream the track here.
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