Seeing this surfer stand underneath the barrel of the wave is totally surreal

Since most of us uncoordinated plebeians will never be able to even stand up on a surfboard, this is very probably the closest we’ll ever get to the unbelievable beauty that is riding through the barrel of the wave. Bruno Santos shows us a completely surreal view of what it’s like and man, it’s gorgeous. It’s like… »10/09/15 4:44pmYesterday 4:44pm

Where does gold come from and can we just make our own?

Where does gold come from? The answer: space, basically. Supernovae, specifically. Alchemy, sort of. So gold doesn’t actually originate from the core of Earth but actually from a star explosion that showers the universe with debris and well, gold. That means there’s not that much of it actually on Earth (all the gold… »10/09/15 2:50pmYesterday 2:50pm

The amazingly difficult landings of the U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane

The Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady is a beautiful spy plane that flies at high altitudes (70,000 feet in the air) to provide reconnaissance for the military. It’s also a pain in the ass to land too, requiring an actual chase car on the ground to tell the pilot how far the U-2 is from the ground. Here’s a Sploid video… »10/09/15 11:42amYesterday 11:42am

Watching clay transform itself in this stop-motion animation is dazzling

Here’s a totally enthralling stop-motion animation that completely mesmerized me but also made me feel a little weird, to be honest. Spotted by Colossal, it’s a whole table of clay morphing and transforming into all different kinds of shapes and the longer you watch, the more you see things that might not actually be… »10/08/15 6:21pmThursday 6:21pm

Making a real life version of the grappling hook rope launcher from Assassin's Creed

No one has as much fun making crazy inventions or real life versions of weapons from pop culture we dream about than Colin Furze. Here he is making the grappling hook rope launcher from the video game Assassin’s Creed. It’s part of his series in trying to make a real life version of the Hidden Blade. Seeing the rope… »10/08/15 4:55pmThursday 4:55pm

How many people have all the James Bonds killed in all the movies?

A tuxedo, a martini, and a gun. Good looks, charm, and always so impossibly cool. That’s James Bond. Also James Bond: a dude who totally abuses his license to kill and offs a lot of people in his movies. Auralnauts did their always fun kill count and showed all the deaths that all the James Bond have caused. »10/08/15 3:11pmThursday 3:11pm

Super fun short warps reality by screwing with our expectations

This fantastic short by Terri Timely and Park Pictures completely bends your mind because everyday tasks—like, putting toothpaste on your tooth brush—become something completely different and weird and almost abstract—like, the toothpaste becoming a flame thrower. Think you know what happens when you turn on a TV or… »10/08/15 12:35pmThursday 12:35pm

Watch a butcher use a bandsaw to cut chickens at ridiculous speeds

You can spend an entire lifetime learning how to do something and I’m pretty sure you still won’t be as good as or as confident as this butcher chopping down chickens with a bandsaw. He moves at such incredible speeds and comes so close to the blade multiple times without hesitating that I’m fairly certain he’s had… »10/08/15 10:40amThursday 10:40am

F-18s against a wall of fire totally look like they're escaping explosions

Oh, nothing to see here. Just two F-18 fighter jets sitting there, looking cool... while a giant wall of fire blazes on behind them. The photo was taken at the 2015 Air Show at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California. It also looks like it could have been taken from explosions. Or hell. »10/07/15 4:27pmWednesday 4:27pm

China has some of the most insane traffic jams on this planet

Hell. Pain. Agony. Anger. Madness. To the point where you just start punching your steering wheel and try to rip off your car’s roof and scream until your forehead and neck veins burst and then cry like a crazy person. That’s what it must feel like going through this insane traffic jam just outside of Beijing, China.… »10/07/15 2:23pmWednesday 2:23pm

This painting of an egg looks like it actually cracks when an artist draws over it

I can only accept two reasons as for how this drawing of an egg—yes, a drawing—looks like it actually cracks as an artist continues drawing: our eyes are pitiful things that cannot be trusted at all or the artist is a magician. There is no in between. This is expert level artistry that is very likely sorcery at work.… »10/07/15 10:42amWednesday 10:42am

Breathtaking helicopter footage of cities around the world

This is behind the scenes footage from some commercial that Hyundai shot that basically toured the world. I have no idea what the final commercial looks like and I don’t really care because I’m totally obsessed with this truly spectacular footage they got of cities around the world from the vantage point of a… »10/07/15 9:39amWednesday 9:39am

Proof that the sky is both a magical being and a terrifying force of nature

My favorite parts of Mike Olbinski’s Monsoon II isn’t the terrifying bits where the sky turns evil dark monster and decides to pour lightning and strike water down onto the ground but when it dances around like a balletic being and then notices that we’re watching and moves its clouds so it envelopes us all. What a… »10/06/15 7:13pmTuesday 7:13pm

How many people has Jean-Claude Van Damme killed in all his movies?

Few people have given kids and movie watchers and just humans in general more joy than Jean-Claude Van Damme. His crazy fists and wild kicks and fun brand of martial arts just leaves you with a grin on your face. But to his enemies in movies, well, he leaves them dead. How many people has he killed in his movies? »10/06/15 5:13pmTuesday 5:13pm

Time lapse creates a beautiful new world by blending a scene at different times of the day

The same place can look different from day to night. The same scene can give off a completely different vibe if there’s stars above or if the sun is behind. This time lapse merges all the faces of a place together. Julian Tryba, the filmmaker behind this video, filmed multiple time lapses of the same setting at… »10/06/15 2:58pmTuesday 2:58pm