Video breaks down why special effects in movies peaked in the 90's

Here’s an interesting video explainer that details why special effects and fancy CGI has ruined movies (or at least, made them less enjoyable). It all feels too fake! Story Brain breaks down how as technology for CGI improved and allowed movie makers to do more with visual effects, our brains interpret it negatively. » 7/02/15 5:02pm Yesterday 5:02pm

This french fry burger taco proves that happiness comes in many forms

This is probably an unnecessary use of genius but I won’t deny the awesomeness of turning a taco into a vehicle for hamburgers and fries. That is, the fries become the taco shell that holds the burger food together. The form of a taco is nearly perfect and the taste of a hamburger is unbeatable (it is true vice versa… » 7/02/15 1:13pm Yesterday 1:13pm

Terrifying great white shark attacking a cage is like real life Jaws

Oh. My. Holy. Bananas. This shark attack video from Hillary Rae shows an 11 and a half foot shark biting and gnawing and trying to rip open an underwater cage with such fury and abandon and ferocity that it looks like the killer beast might actually break through. You get an up close view of the razor sharp teeth and… » 7/02/15 10:28am Yesterday 10:28am

Slicing golf balls in half exposes the weird guts that hide inside

Golf balls are really, really weird. Especially the old ones used over a hundred years ago. The dimpled shell can hide things like goose and duck feathers, wound rubber and all other sorts of colorful and bright polymers and rubbers and plastics. The current balls are super fancy, I wish each golf ball still hid the… » 7/01/15 6:27pm Wednesday 6:27pm

The bike tricks in this video are impossibly fun to see

Road bikes are meant for the road... but that’s too limiting and not fun at all. What’s really fun is seeing Italian cyclist Vittorio Brumotti freestyle all over anything that can remotely come close to being ridden on with his road bike. Like highway rails next to the ocean or narrow hand rails or an airplane… » 7/01/15 5:25pm Wednesday 5:25pm

Video: Flying man in wing suit slices right through a hole in a mountain

It’s never not pure insanity to fly in a wing suit. It’s never not pure insanity to fly in a wing suit straight through a tiny sliver of a hole on a mountain. These devils of dare are made up of such extremes that they’re not even human. Watch as extreme pyscho Uli Emanuele rip through a mountain after hiking it.… » 7/01/15 3:25pm Wednesday 3:25pm

This crazy pizza fried chicken has permanently warped my concept of food

My brain, it no longer works. My stomach, it’s so damn confused. What is this Napoli Crispy Pizza chicken from KFC? What is this life? Because it looks like they took fried chicken and added the only thing better than fried chicken (psst, pizza) to it. So it’s pizza fried chicken? Pizza flavored breading on fried… » 7/01/15 1:18pm Wednesday 1:18pm

What the sky would look like if you could see all the asteroids

Here’s a really cool visualization from astronomer Scott Manley that shows what our sky might look like if we could actually see all the asteroids. Asteroids aren’t visible to the naked eye because they’re too small to register but Manley was able to reveal the known asteroids and speed them up to exaggerate how they… » 6/30/15 9:25pm Tuesday 9:25pm

Slow motion video of a 142mph tennis serve shows the ball turning to goo

A tennis ball is squishy and bouncy and totally perfect for slow motion fun. Watch as a tennis racket hits the fuzzy yellow green ball at 142mph in slow motion, it’s incredible. The more you slow it down, the more flattened and deformed and goo-like the ball gets. At a certain point, it looks like the ball has just… » 6/30/15 6:22pm Tuesday 6:22pm

Video: A small printing shop is such a magnificent place

Because the world we live in is now filled with pixels—on our phones, our tablets, our computers, our watches—it’s easy to forget how simply wonderful the idea of a printing press shop making words come to live could be. Here’s a look behind the Printext, a printing shop in Australia, works. It’s a beautiful endeavor. » 6/30/15 10:46am Tuesday 10:46am

How a museum restores a beautiful painting from hundreds of years ago

Charles Le Brun’s painting of Everhard Jabach and His Family was finished in 1660. Now that it’s 2015 and hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, my favorite museum in New York, it was in need of a little bit of, um, reviving. The Met guides us through as it restores the giant piece of art and shows the steps the… » 6/30/15 9:22am Tuesday 9:22am

Video: MiG-29 flies impossibly close to an airplane's open rear door

This is just plain cool. Imagine opening the rear door of a paratrooper plane and seeing a MiG-29 right in front of you, dancing in the air mere feet away from the aircraft’s opening. This stunt was obviously planned for the photographs but it’s not unlike opening your house’s front door and seeing a giant grizzly… » 6/29/15 10:49pm Monday 10:49pm

Seeing the crazy movement of guitar strings in real time is so damn cool

This is wild. When cameras try to capture guitar strings being played, they see wavelength-type movements from each string because of the camera’s rolling shutter effect. But it can only be seen on camera, the wild wiggly effect is totally blind to the naked eye. Not anymore! This Wobble Strings project recreates a… » 6/29/15 9:56pm Monday 9:56pm

Here's everything important that has happened in the Terminator movies

The Terminator movies are always fun to watch because they involve time travel and bad ass science fiction action scenes while juggling multiple timelines and always bringing back the memory of T2. But it’s confusing to know what has happened when! IGN clears up some of the confusion in this nice summary of the … » 6/29/15 5:57pm Monday 5:57pm