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Drumming with Tape

Drumming with Tape

From pickle tubs to washing machines, there are lots of unusual ways to create percussive sounds. But this clip from Japan’s Open Reel Ensemble is definitely the first time we’ve seen someone using magnetic reel-to-reel tape as a drum kit. More here.

Upside-down Christmas Tree

Upside-down Christmas Tree
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Switch things up for the holidays by displaying Treetopia’s Knocked Upside-down Christmas Tree. Not only does it look funny, it also takes up less floor space so you can fit it even in small rooms. It comes with 500 clear lights, a stand, a foot switch and extra bulbs and fuses.

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The Shivering Truth (Pilot)

The Shivering Truth (Pilot)

Adult Swim and Vernon Chatman’s new stop-motion series is described as an “omnibus of painfully riotous emotional parables dripping from the deepest caverns of your unconscious.” And from what we saw in the first episode, they nailed the description. Premieres 12/9/18.

I Bought a Whole Field of Corn

I Bought a Whole Field of Corn

A man decides to make a big change in his life and buy a field filled with corn, but he finds himself distracted as he contemplates the impact his newfound purchase will have on the world. Cory and Brendan’s short film is the perfect blend of hilarious and weird.

Hi-Five the Cactus

Hi-Five the Cactus

Animator Chris Thomas spent the last 10 years painstakingly creating what he calls “The World’s First Stop-Frame Animated Western.” While we’re not sure of that claim, what we are sure of is that it’s a one of the most insane things we’ve watched in a long time.

Playing the Leaf

Playing the Leaf

A demonstration of a rather ridiculous traditional Moldavian folk music technique in which the lead musician uses a leaf as a sort of wind instrument that couldn’t help but remind us of the hilariously endless balloon scene in Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday.

ReActor 360º House

ReActor 360º House

“Performance architect” Alex Schweder and artist Ward Shelley’s unique tiny home is only meant for residents with an iron stomach. The entire home not only spins in the wind, but it see-saws as its occupants move back and forth. We’re assuming the furniture is all nailed down.

Chinese Takeout Candle

Chinese Takeout Candle

Packing notes of ginger, soy, and lemongrass, this long-burning candle is designed to conjure the aroma of Chinese food without waiting for the delivery driver to show up. As an added bonus, it has no MSG, so it shouldn’t put you to sleep or give you a headache.

Fusion Remote Exosuit

Fusion Remote Exosuit

Developed by engineers from Keio University, this wearable exosuit allows a remote operator to control its arm movements in order to provide guidance to its wearer. The instructor wears a VR headset so they can see the same thing as their student.

UkuRobot: The Robot Ukulele

UkuRobot: The Robot Ukulele

While its robotic “fingers” aren’t nearly as agile as Jake Shimabukuro’s, beginner ukulele players now have some robotic competition, thanks to this desktop machine that can play whatever tune you feed it. Listen as it plays the theme from The Godfather, and more.

Nick DenBoer Showreel 2018

Nick DenBoer Showreel 2018

Video artist, music and comedy producer Nick DenBoer’s wild and crazy CG animation work can be seen in TV shows, music videos, and commercials. His latest showreel is packed with so much insanity that we couldn’t resist sharing it as a standalone work of entertainment.

Pool Panic

Pool Panic

Adult Swim Games and Rekim present “the world’s least realistic pool simulator” – a ridiculous new spin of the classic table game, in which all of the pool balls are alive and capable of walking places. Available on Steam and the Nintendo Switch now.

Painting with Joan

Painting with Joan

(PG-13) It takes a moment to build, but Jack Henry Robbins‘ sketch eventually goes way off the rails, as Reno 911’s Kerry Kenney gets good and weird as a public television painting instructor. Want more retro craziness? Support the VHYes! project on Kickstarter.

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True Facts: Pangolins Posse

True Facts: Pangolins Posse

“Kiss a pangolin French style, and it can tell you what you ate yesterday.” Totally amateur naturalist Zefrank1 schools us on more of natures stranger creations – Myrmecophagidae and various other critters who enjoy a delicious dinner of ants and termites.

Bicycle of Springs

Bicycle of Springs

“If this thing is even remotely rideable… I will be shocked.” Punmaker and stuffmaker Colin Furze’s latest crazy creation is a bicycle that has a frame made out of giant springs instead of standard tubes. It’s a stupid, nonsensical, and impractical build, and that’s why we love it.

Shingle Jingle

Shingle Jingle

Especially for adults over 50, shingles can be a very nasty disease that causes excruciating pain. But for youthful YouTuber Brian David Gilbert – who was recently diagnosed with the ailment, it’s the source for some lyrical inspiration.

FightCrab

FightCrab

Alpha footage from Japanese indie developer Nussoft’s upcoming game Kani no Kenka aka FightCrab aka The Fight Game You Didn’t Know You Needed. Watch in awe as two sword-wielding crustaceans battle it out to the death. Loser goes to Red Lobster.

Making a Knife from Jello

Making a Knife from Jello

Kiwami Japan has made quite a few unusual knives, but we never thought we’d see one made from this jiggly dessert. Despite the challenges, he managed to transform the gelatin into a surprisingly rigid cutting utensil by drying it out with an air purifier.

The Happytime Murders (Red Band)

The Happytime Murders (Red Band)

(PG-13) Muppets creator Jim Henson’s progeny Brian has gone over to the dark side with a film filled with puppets that’s most definitely not for the kids. It’s a raunchy and darkly comic story of a human and a puppet who must team up to catch a serial puppet killer.

Bloop’s Birthday

Bloop’s Birthday

Julian Glander’s hilariously weird lo-fi animation features a crew of goofy-looking characters who get together to celebrate a friend’s birthday, when things run off the rails. If you love Adventure Time, this should be right up your alley.

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Russian Slapping Contest

Russian Slapping Contest

Among its many tests of strength and testosterone, Russia’s Sarychev Power Expo includes an unusual competition – a contest to see who can slap the hardest. It looks ridiculous and incredibly painful, and that’s why we’re spectators and not participants.

ARTURO

ARTURO

Animator Alessandro Bavari assaults our eyes, ears, and brains with this headbanging short film starring a disembodied digital head that gets pounded repeatedly by bass rhythms for nearly 7 minutes, distorting its form to the driving beat.

The Good Life: Story Trailer

The Good Life: Story Trailer

The latest game from Deadly Premonition creator SWERY, and developer Yukio Futatsugi of Phantom Dust fame looks like a trip. It’s a daily life sim RPG in which you play a journalist who must pay off a massive debt, and along the way uncover the secrets of a small UK town.

Seven Nation Army: Weird Cover

Seven Nation Army: Weird Cover

YouTuber Alef presents a truly unusual cover version of The White Stripes’ hit track Seven Nation Army, using a rubber band, a toy frog, a kid’s maraca, and a vacuum cleaner as his primary instruments of choice. A squeaky frog army couldn’t hold us back.

Pizza Delivery

Pizza Delivery

The official description for Eric Vega’s hilariously warped comedic short does the perfect job summing up what you’re about to watch, so we figured we’d just publish it as-is: “A pizza delivery man is asked to go above and beyond for a pushy customer.”

The Hungriest Man in History

The Hungriest Man in History

(PG-13: Language) Think you’re hungry? Sam O’Nella Academy introduces us to Tarrare, an 18th century Frenchman known for his never-ending hunger and uncanny ability to eat inhuman amounts of food. ‘Twas no man. ‘Twas a remorseless eatin’ machine!

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