The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird took off. It's still the world's fastest airplane with a speed of 2,193 mph (3,530 km/h.) This fascinating video explains its top secret engine technology. » 12/21/14 1:39am Today 1:39am

5-year-old girl discussing Leia's slave outfit with her dad is pure gold

Adam Buxton recorded a conversation with his 5-year-old daughter discussing her thoughts on Princess Leia's famous slave outfit. She is hilarious by herself but when he got The Brothers McLeod to animate her words, it all turned into pure comedic gold. One of the cutest things I've watched this year. » 12/21/14 1:38am Today 1:38am

An extreme case of how some people use social media to get attention

Remember Me is a typical boy-cheats-on-girl story that turns into a surprising tale of someone so narcissistic that he would do anything to get attention. Add Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to the mix, and things get crazy fast. It's exaggerated, yes, but I'm sure you know people like this online—and in real life too. » 12/19/14 11:44pm Friday 11:44pm

A true survival story about a crazy fishing trip gone wrong

Red Bull is animating crazy surfer stories and this one from surfer Dean 'Dingo' Morrison is a doozy. It starts when he decides to buy a boat to try and catch the biggest fish he can. But him and his friends get too drunk and capsize the boat and end up swimming from island to island in search of rescue. » 12/19/14 10:41pm Friday 10:41pm

This crazy giant giga-yacht is the size of an oil tanker

This is Imāra, a 918-foot (280-meter) long, 187-foot (57 meter) 11-deck luxury giga-yacht. Today it is only a concept by yacht design shop Motion Code: Blue—but not for long. They are aiming it to their Middle East clients. I'm sure Arab princes and Russian oligarchs are grabbing their diamond-encrusted phones now. » 12/19/14 3:35pm Friday 3:35pm

This is what your in-laws are really thinking when they first meet you

Ali Vingiano made another hilarious subtitled short, this time dedicated to all of your who had to bring your significant other to meet your parents over the holidays (or worse, those who will have to do it this year. I'm sorry! Best of luck!)Like the previous one, this short is funny because it's exactly how it is. » 12/19/14 3:04pm Friday 3:04pm

Follow me ghost car navigation is the definitive road guide

Jaguar Land Rover says they are developing a 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen that "will allow drivers to get a complete, unhindered view of the road." I can't wait for this to be real and standard in every car, although it's probably still a long time away. The best feature: Follow Me Ghost Car navigation. » 12/19/14 11:28am Friday 11:28am

If you need a nightmare tonight, watch this parasite escaping its host

A living praying mantis, a glass of liquid (probably water), a horsehair worm escaping out of it. This is not the first time I have seen thisalthough the mantis was dead then—but that doesn't make this video any less disgusting and terrifying, yet so fascinating that I had to watch it all. » 12/19/14 10:57am Friday 10:57am

Neat chart will help you understand the vast universe of women footwear

I really like women shoes, not only for the reasons you are thinking (that too) but because I think they can be beautiful design pieces. This neat chart—by infographic design studio Pop Chart Labbrakes down the contemporary footwear styles so we can understand and appreciate the nuances of such a vast world. » 12/19/14 9:30am Friday 9:30am

You will love this short on the guy who told you how logos are made

Aaron Draplin is the guy who told the internet how profesional designers create their logos with a passion that made me want to spend an entire day with him. I wanted to hear a lot more, so here's a short documentary which offers a fascinating look into his mind, obsessions, and creative process.
» 12/19/14 6:32am Friday 6:32am

How they made the crazy visual effects of Transformers 4

Skip the terrible movie that was Transformers 4 and let's just enjoy the awesomeness of this visual effects reel from ILM for Transformers: Age of Extinction. It has all the coolest parts of the movie anyway, which is all the parts with any Transformers transforming and any Transformers causing explosions. » 12/18/14 11:37pm Thursday 11:37pm

The definitive way to debunk stupid conspiracy theories

People who toss around dumb conspiracy theories and rabble rouse with large gaps in their brain are impossible to be sane and sensible with. Conspiracy theories are silly and fun to joke around with but to take them serious is just insane. But insane people exist! Here's how to debunk a lot of conspiracy theories. » 12/18/14 9:48pm Thursday 9:48pm

Watching this machine punching through metal = Total satisfaction

Behold the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020! I don't know if the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020 is the best. I don't know how much the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020 costs. Hell, I don't know anything about the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020. Except watching it in action is a surprising source of inner satisfaction. Also, trumpf should be a verb. » 12/18/14 7:12pm Thursday 7:12pm

Seeing a giant rubber band ball being cut in half is freaking gross/cool

This has to be one of the grossest and coolest things I've seen in a while: A guy cutting a giant rubber band ball in half. At one point it feels like the thing is alive and getting ready to jump on the dude's face and suck his bodily fluids out of his eyes, mouth, and nostrils. Disgusting spaghetti monster. » 12/18/14 6:30pm Thursday 6:30pm