Friction welding already looks out of this world. I mean, watching two pieces of metal forge together through friction as they turn bright space orange?
I think the moral of the story (to my peasant ears, at least) in comparing a $5000 Martin D-42 guitar vs a $150 Motion TD-107 guitar is that if you know how to play the guitar, you can make any damn thing with strings sound good.
I love these totally stupid recreations of movies that just use stock footage. It’s like the most twisted form of art, ripping off something that already exists with the most generic footage and then stitching the scenes all together to tell a story that only makes sense if you’ve watched the original.
When you put footage of New York City through a neural network, you get a city that looks like beautiful, moving artwork.
“I don’t want to die.”That’s what Destin from Smarter Every Day says as his oxygen level drops dangerously low and yet he’s completely unable to put his oxygen mask back on to save himself because his brain isn’t functioning properly.
These soft patches of grass in Siberia look like a cool trampoline, but are actually concealing dangerous bubbles of methane.
What happens after you pull the parachute and land safely on the ground? Well, it’s gotta get packed up.
Everyone who was born without a smartphone in their crib knows how a printing press works... in theory.
Antarctica isn’t exactly a place I want to know more about. I mean, it’s cold, it’s dark, and it’s probably not meant for human life.
Billy Mitchell takes video games very seriously. He’s been called one of the greatest arcade gamers ever, and there’s even a documentary about his insane high score in Donkey Kong called The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.
Myanmar, Liberia, and the United States of America. Those are the only three countries left in the world that don’t use the metric system.
It’s easy to pinpoint certain things you love about a movie. I love Total Recall because of Arnold Schwarzenegger and scenes with exploding eyeballs.
Air hockey is Canada’s greatest pastime. Okay—that’s not exactly true, but who the hell doesn’t love a game of air hockey?
Artists David Bayo’s skills are all the more impressive when you lean it to get a closer look at his work.
The sound of a leaky faucet drives most of us batty. Pi Bennett heard the faucet dripping onto a baking sheet and was inspired to go out all and turn it into a song, with video to match.
All those old games that people used to play? They’re still a lot of fun. Kids today can have their Overwatch and their Pokemon Go, just give me the simple complexity of a Centipede or a Frogger or an Asteroids and I’ll always be happy.
Am I going to watch that new Bourne movie? I don’t know, probably not. Are you? You probably don’t need to, because the coolest part of the movie isn’t actually in the movie—it’s this behind the scenes footage showing the filming of a car chase.
Every year around the Fourth of July the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission puts on a graphic demonstration of why you should be really careful when setting off fireworks.
If it looks like a roof and it’s sloped downward like a roof, it should act like a damn roof and have stuff freaking slide off it, right?
Sean MacCormac is just like you and me. He puts his (probably very expensive custom sportswear) pants on one leg at a time, then straps a snowboard to his feet, cinches a parachute to his back, and leaps headlong out of a plane and directly into a thunderstorm above Florida.