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Who causes more destruction in superhero movies, heroes or villains?

Lost in all those superhero comic book flicks that hijack too many screens in movie theaters is how in preventing a villain from let’s say, world destruction or universe domination, the superhero becomes responsible for a lot of damage to a city. Like seriously, cities get messed up. Imagine being a citizen of a world… » 8/27/15 3:00pm 21 minutes ago

10 cool tricks and illusions you can do with liquids

You can do so much with just water and other liquids. Like glycerin can make bottles disappear, water can start fires, honey does a good job at real life slow motion, a glass of water can reverse arrow signs and so forth. Brusspup, the YouTube illusionist extraordinaire, shows us 10 fun things you can do with liquids… » 8/27/15 10:05am Today 10:05am

Video: This dancing drone is a beautiful painter of light

To show off the world’s most precise drone system, PRENAV made this video demonstrating how exact their drones can be. The drone basically plots points in the air and then becomes a dancing array of light that’s oh so fun to watch. The PRENAV system supposedly lets drones write letters and draw shapes in the sky too… » 8/26/15 5:36pm Yesterday 5:36pm

Seeing Japanese handmade paper get made is completely soothing

I don’t know exactly what’s going on but you see trees get chopped down and stripped and cooked and boiled and drained and dried and flattened and then transformed into pieces of paper that were all delicately made by hand. It’s a lovely process to watch, especially since it’s so damn soothing. » 8/26/15 5:07pm Yesterday 5:07pm

Watching these crazy guys do tricks off a 40-story building made my knees disappear

I might have cried. I don’t know for sure because I’m unable to process emotion or feel my face after seeing these two guys, Ilya Bagaev and OlgaCricket, tease death by pulling tricks on the roof and even on the side of a 40-story building. I stopped the video multiple times because I just couldn’t take it anymore. » 8/26/15 2:45pm Yesterday 2:45pm

Creepy body painting makes it look like you can see the guts and bones of a hand

It starts off a little cartoonish but then it quickly turns creepy and almost squeamish as the hand starts to legitimately look like it’s been sliced to expose the blood, guts, and bones. Luckily, for us and for Natalie Nakles, the artist who did this, it’s only the work of markers, pens, and clever camera angles.… » 8/26/15 10:31am Yesterday 10:31am

The cool science behind how the Lexus hoverboard works

We were teased a hoverboard. We saw a hoverboard. And we even rode the hoverboard. So how does Lexus’ hoverboard actually work? This video breaks down the science behind it and like all things magical in science, it’s the lovely work of magnets. We can see how the polarity of the magnetic track is set up and how the… » 8/26/15 9:07am Yesterday 9:07am

Honest trailer of Mad Max: Fury Road shows how improbably awesome it was

If there is one thing all of humanity can agree on it’s that Mad Max: Fury Road was pretty much the most awesomest action movie this year. But it’s even more awesome to think about how impossible that awesomeness was: it’s a franchise whose last movie was 30 years ago. Its director did Happy Feet and Babe. Mad Max… » 8/25/15 8:29pm Tuesday 8:29pm

Incredible video shows every Jason Statham punch ever from all his movies

Some people dedicate their lives to doing good by like, building houses and killing mosquitos and being a doctor and making sure people can get water or something. Other people dedicate their lives to a much simpler cause that is totally different but is absolutely still improving the world around us: by punching as… » 8/25/15 6:40pm Tuesday 6:40pm

What it's like for a parent to raise a superhero kid

We know the origin story for most of all our superheroes: parents die, a kid gets bit by a spider, other people get sent to Earth, some are just rich ass sociopaths. And we’ve seen superheroes before they get their powers when they’re Just Like Us but what we rarely see is what life is like through the perspective of… » 8/25/15 5:37pm Tuesday 5:37pm

Where do the days of the week get their names from?

Where did the names for the days of the week come from? It came from the planets! Saturday is Saturn Day. Sunday is Sun Day. Monday is Moon Day. Tuesday is Mars Day. Wednesday is Woden’s Day (Mercury was his messenger). Thursday is Thor’s Day (Jupiter Day). Friday is Venus Day. Watch as Arika Okrent explains how the… » 8/25/15 1:22pm Tuesday 1:22pm

Truck gets obliterated when it runs into the bottom of a bridge

Yeesh! The East Street train bridge in the small town of Westwood, Massachusetts is becoming notorious for ripping off the roofs of trucks that are too tall to pass through it. The destruction is actually pretty impressive to see, I mean, a big ass truck basically gets flipped sideways while everything gets torn apart… » 8/25/15 11:35am Tuesday 11:35am

Back to the Future's DeLorean was almost a refrigerator--plus 8 other BTTF facts

Back to the Future is basically the perfect movie. But it totally could have been just a bad 80’s movie if a few things went differently. Like if Eric Stoltz never got replaced with Michael J. Fox, if the movie had used a refrigerator as the time machine instead of the DeLorean or if the movie was called Spaceman from… » 8/25/15 9:32am Tuesday 9:32am

How movies break the fourth wall and why they do it

When movies break the fourth wall it’s always a little jarring. Like when you see someone you don’t know try to talk to you and you look behind your shoulder to see if it’s really you they want. But when characters express that awareness of being in their world to you, it can get pretty fun! For comedic purposes and… » 8/24/15 11:30pm Monday 11:30pm

This dual cannon machine gun that shoots fireworks is so much bad ass fun

You probably thought you had a nice summer. Maybe you got a little bit of color, maybe you sunk your toes into some sand, maybe you had a drink with an umbrella in it. But no, your summer was not that fun. Because when you see this crazy guy shoot Roman Candle fireworks with dual machine guns, nothing can be as fun as… » 8/24/15 9:28pm Monday 9:28pm

Living in a human zoo on an alien planet is as crazy as it sounds

That powerful un-motivating slacker voice inside me thinks that living in a human zoo ruled by aliens wouldn’t be so bad. You don’t have to worry about work, housing, cleaning, food, or even sex. But then you realize how pointless an existence that is. Can you imagine being made to dress up as some old Vicomte de… » 8/24/15 3:49pm Monday 3:49pm

How to make fizzy fruit that bubbles like soda inside the fruit

Here’s something every one of us should do before summer is over and the weather kills off all the fruits and the cold sadness diminishes our souls into nothingness: carbonate fruit with dry ice. ChefSteps shows just how easy it is to do: stick a bunch of fruit with dry ice inside a cooler, wrap it up with saran wrap… » 8/24/15 1:50pm Monday 1:50pm

All the people that Batman has killed in movies

Batman’s not supposed to be killing people but when you’re a dark and reckless vigilante who is careless about explosions and has the emotional capacity of a Richie Rich gone wrong and is basically an insane person running the streets at night in black, it’s inevitable that you’ll punch out someone’s ticket. » 8/24/15 11:46am Monday 11:46am