How to wrap a cat

December 21st, 2014|

That is the most complacent cat in the entire world.

Crash Test, Then Against Now: Car from 2009 vs Car from 1959

December 19th, 2014|

We can all thank Ralph Nader for that and remember the car companies did everything in their power to stop him.

Prank – Weird Al performs a magic trick

December 18th, 2014|

The home is an ideal place to plan a great prank. From your victim’s room, to prized possessions, and even his or her sleeping body, you have access to a great prank you could only dream about with schoolmates and co-workers. However, the downside to home-grown pranks is the same closeness that brings such an […]

Baby Infographic – How to build a human

December 17th, 2014|

Check out this baby infographic explaining human embryo and fetus development from fertilization to birth. 44 animations that are 9 frames each. That’s 396 sketches total.

Bro fist, or better yet, pro fist?

December 16th, 2014|

There it is: the foolproof way to ensure your kids become pro skiers.

Spring skiing tends to bring out the best in people, and the video above is a great example. Watch as Sweden’s Jerry Öijer and Fabian Omne both toss rodeo 540s in opposite directions, only to meet up in the middle for one glorious moment […]

Wind sculpture by Anthony Howe

December 16th, 2014|

Artist Anthony Howe (previously) continues to amaze with his gargantuan kinetic sculptures powered by wind or motors that cycle continuously through hypnotic motions that resemble something between the tentacles of an octopus and an alien spacecraft.Weighing up to 1,600 lbs (725kg), each artwork is first built digitally to test how it will move and react to the […]

Space – What astronauts actually see on reentry

December 16th, 2014|

This video, based on a lesson delivered to the ESA astronaut class of 2009, explains the experience charmingly—and also, for this earthlubber, somewhat terrifyingly. (It’s also long; for the roller-coaster-y experience, skip ahead to minute 10:07 or so, and watch from there.)

So: You’re in the Soyuz. What does the first contact with Earth’s atmosphere feel like? Here’s […]

Spiders are more afraid of you than you are of them!

December 15th, 2014|

Except Brown Recluses and Black Widows, those assholes just don’t give a damn!