Watch a man ice climb a frozen Niagara Falls for the first time ever

People have gone down the Niagara Falls (which is already nuts) but Red Bull says that ice climber Will Gadd is the first person crazy enough to go up the falls. As in he climbed a damn waterfall. The Niagara Falls was frozen over but Gadd gets impossibly close to the falls and somehow makes it to the top. » 1/29/15 11:57pm Yesterday 11:57pm

Here's the difference between fun visual storytelling and boring movies

There are boring ways to make movies and then there is the much more satisfying creative process of filmmaking. Tony Zhou of Every Frame Painting pits the two techniques next to each other, showing how directors can visually tell a story when the scene just involves characters in a room. Sometimes people provide… » 1/29/15 11:45pm Yesterday 11:45pm

Slow motion explosion of an orange is like seeing a supernova on Earth

Fruit may be the best thing to blow up because all that pulp, juice, seeds, peel, skin make for great gory guts in explosions. This slow motion explosion of an orange is as good as explosions get. In fact, it almost looks like a mini version of our Sun going supernova and exploding on itself. » 1/29/15 10:05pm Yesterday 10:05pm

The world's largest ice fishing competition looks pretty freaking nuts

This is what people do in Minnesota in the middle of January: Drill 30,000 holes on Gull Lake for the largest ice fishing contest in the world. I'm not so surprised about the fact that there are 30,000 holes in that lake but about the fact that there's such a thing as an ice fishing contest anywhere. Watch the drone… » 1/29/15 1:53pm Yesterday 1:53pm

Short film: We're so obsessed with our phones that we're missing life

This short animation Mr. Selfie by We Are Seventeen totally nails everyone's over reliance on their phones. We use it in bed to fall asleep, we use it in bed when we can't fall asleep, we have our phone in the bathroom, on our commutes, on the sidewalk, through live events, through nature and basically through life. » 1/29/15 1:47am Yesterday 1:47am

Here's the surprisingly old school way that an NFL football is made

Super Bowl Sunday is only a few days away and all anyone really wants to talk about is deflated footballs. We don't care about any of that. We just like to see how things get made. Here's a NY Times video that shows you the inside of a Wilson Football Factory. They get sewed together, flipped inside out, stitched,… » 1/28/15 11:58pm Wednesday 11:58pm

This may be one of the grossest-looking foods ever but tastes delicious

"If we're eating an animal, we're eating it from head to toe so nothing is wasted," says our friend Anna Péter—from the Hungarian food blog Malackaraj—in this video that shows how to cook with caul fat, "a layer of fat that surrounds the innards of pigs, cows and sheep." It looks gross when raw but I've tasted it and… » 1/28/15 6:04pm Wednesday 6:04pm

How breathing marks every single second of our lives

Breathing is not only the most crucial part of our existence but an expression of ourselves at the most basic level. It is the most crucial part of our existence but we rarely think about it—especially in Western civilizations. This short film is a good reminder of the power of breathing and how it marks our lives. » 1/28/15 5:10pm Wednesday 5:10pm