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Nintendo’s Weirdest Moments

Nintendo’s Weirdest Moments

When you make games that are as whimsical in nature as Nintendo, you’re bound to have some weird moments over the years. Nintendo fan Shiromi edited together a reel of some of the wackiest things that have happened to Mario, Link, and Kid Icarus and others over the years. Man, the 1990s were a strange time.

If You Fell Into a Pool of Snake Venom

If You Fell Into a Pool of Snake Venom

After explaining how we might just have a chance of surviving a dip in a swimming pool filled with sharks, the guys from What If are back to tell us if it’s safe to go back in the water, only the water has been replaced with the venom of hundreds of thousands of snakes.

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A Busy Day in the Yard

A Busy Day in the Yard

A homeowner decided to use BriefCam’s Rapid Recap tech in his FLIR FX security camera to capture all of the activity that took place one morning in his front yard. The tech superimposes time-lapse images on a static background, providing a quick glimpse at a day’s activities, and some awesomely surreal video footage.

Robot Tail Augmentation

Robot Tail Augmentation

Researchers from Keio University in Japan have devised a wearable mechanical device that gives humans a moving, vertebrate tail. While it might look ridiculous, the air-powered appendage can be used to improve balance, much in the way that animals use their tails.

Making a Chair from Spray Foam

Making a Chair from Spray Foam

That expanding spray foam insulation can be really useful for filling gaps and cracks, but it’s also really nasty stuff. The King of Random decided to see if they could use a bunch of cans of Great Stuff to make usable (and really ugly) furniture. Somebody should try and build a house out of this goo.

The $14.3 Million License Plate

The $14.3 Million License Plate

Even if you get a personalized license plate from the government, it’s unlikely to cost more than $100. But as Half as Interesting explains, low plate numbers and hard to find words can sell for ridiculous amounts of money on the private market to insanely wealthy people with money to burn.

Cyriak: Breakfast

Cyriak: Breakfast

Animator Cyriak’s latest bit of organized chaos is made from some silly old black-and-white film footage of a man attempting to eat his breakfast in the middle of the road. As is always the case with Cyriak’s videos, things quickly run off the rails. Breakfast breakfast breakfast.

Japanese James Brown

Japanese James Brown

Zainichi Funk’s 2011 track Bakudan Kowai (“Scary Bomb”) showcases what James Brown might sound like in one of those ridiculously oddball alternative universes that turns up on Rick and Morty, in which James Brown is replaced with a diminutive Japanese man.

How to Pick up Nuts

How to Pick up Nuts

Check out this crazy invention – the awesomely named “Multi Headed Nut Wizard.” It’s a garden tool designed for easily picking up fallen tree nuts and small fruit on the ground, even when they’re scattered in leaves. It appears to be an amped-up version of this tool.

The Shining with Jim Carrey

The Shining with Jim Carrey

(PG-13: Language) Thanks to the wonders of digital video effects, deepfake channel Ctrl Shift Face managed to transplant the face of Jim Carrey onto the head of Jack Nicholson, making classic scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation The Shining just that much more terrifying. Be sure to watch Episode 2 and Episode 3.

The Best/Worst Torture

The Best/Worst Torture

(PG-13: Gross, Language) CollegeHumor’s Dropout TV series What the F 101 looks at one of the stranger types of torture. “The Boats” started out rather pleasantly with a delicious serving of milk and honey, but it quickly takes a turn for the worse.

In Fabric (Trailer)

In Fabric (Trailer)

A dress in a London department store ruins the life of anyone who wears it. A literally killer dress? Sounds like the makings of a B-movie, but if the indie masters at A24 picked it up, it must mean it’s a winner.

The Manx: Hateful Goo

The Manx: Hateful Goo

(PG-13: Language) Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland plays a guy who gets sucked into the most visceral video game ever made in the whacked-out music video for the track Hateful Goo by LA thrashpunk-comedy-art group The Manx.

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Baby Elon Musk

Baby Elon Musk

Whether you love Elon Musk, or think he’s full of hot air, there’s one thing we can all agree on: he makes one ugly baby. This video from TheFakening slaps Elon’s features onto a toddler with some seriously disturbing results.

Rubber Chicken Car Shade

Rubber Chicken Car Shade
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Keep your car cool, and make it look cool at the same time with Archie McPhee’s very special dashboard sunshade. Yep, it makes your car look like it’s filled with an army of rubber chickens. And if kitties are more your speed, they’ve got you covered too.

Cyriak: Indigestion

Cyriak: Indigestion

Surrealist animator Cyriak Harris presents his latest triptastic short film, featuring a plethora of strange and creepy critters which dwell inside a digestive system, and the chaos which ensues when it gets a bit of a tummy ache.

Henry Hoover Dreams of Africa

Henry Hoover Dreams of Africa

Despite being known as Henry Hoover, the kooky canister vacuum isn’t made by Hoover. But that doesn’t matter right now. Instead, the perpetually-smiling cleaner ponders bigger questions, and dreams about another life – as a musician. And he gets his wish at 2:53.

Fest

Fest

A street corner party erupts in the strangest possible way as a group of visually-distorted computer-generated characters get their rave on. Enjoy more of director Nikita Diakur’s wonderfully creative madness over on the website for his short film Ugly.

One Way or Another (Cat Edition)

One Way or Another (Cat Edition)

Musician Stev Aleksic presents a very special cover version of Blondie’s 1978 hit One Way or Another, with vocals performed by a digitally-doctored cat. If it sounds stupid, it is… but it’s still Internet gold.

The Muffin Song

The Muffin Song

TomSka’s latest addition to the hilariously warped asdfmovie series is an adorably weird music video that doubles as a recipe (and a suicide note) for delicious, fresh-baked muffins, performed with the accompaniment of Schmoyoho aka The Gregory Brothers.

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ASMR Carpet Washing

ASMR Carpet Washing

In what is certainly one of the stranger YouTube channels we’ve come across, the guys from 99 carpet have filled their little corner of the internet with videos of carpets being scrubbed clean, and recorded the sights and sounds to soothe our minds and souls.

Dead Body Hijinks 2

Dead Body Hijinks 2

(PG-13: Language) After sharing the tale of a corpse used for entertainment, Sam O’Nella returns with a grislier tale of a dead body used for… personal entertainment. But not before pointing out how understandably few people know about the value of a Pope’s blood.

Abandoned: McBarge

Abandoned: McBarge

Bright Sun Films looks at one of the strangest abandoned places – a floating restaurant McDonald’s commissioned for the 1986 World’s Fair in Vancouver. After it closed, the Friendship 500 aka the “McBarge” sat forsaken for 28-years. But might it rise from the ashes?

Dead Body Hijinks

Dead Body Hijinks

(PG-13: Language) Sam O’Nella Academy shares the story of Elmer McCurdy. He was a bandit in the early 20th century who got killed in a shootout with the police. But he stayed above ground for an astounding 65 years, thanks to crooks and clueless entertainers.

Viscoelastic Cocktail

Viscoelastic Cocktail

A hypnotic video of a martini glass filled with some kind of black fluid that is both thick and viscous, and exhibits elastic properties as well. This unspillable gunk looks like the lifeblood of some sort of demonic creature.

Retro Tech: The CalcuPen

Retro Tech: The CalcuPen

These days, if you need a calculator, you simply use your smartphone. But there was a time when calculators were popular standalone problem solving tools. Techmoan checks out another retro oddity – a 1970s calculator crammed into a clunky writing instrument.

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