Incredible video of an air tanker refueling a tanker against a full moon

Without a doubt, this is one of the coolest airplane videos I have ever seen. Thanks to the magic of telephoto lenses, the moon in this infrared clip looks impossibly gigantic. The fact that a KC-10 tanker is refueling another KC-10 tanker make the entire thing feel unreal—as in “I had a hard time believing this… » 5/23/15 1:48am Saturday 1:48am

Neat photo shows a US Navy sailor inside a F/A-18 Hornet afterburner

It looks like the entryway to a portal. Or like the pod of some spacecraft. But it’s a US Navy sailor checking out the afterburners of a fighter jet. The US Navy: “Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Ryan Draper, from Palmdale, Calif., inspects an F/A-18 afterburner in the jet shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft… » 5/22/15 12:05pm Friday 12:05pm

Watch the furthest flight ever flown on a real life hoverboard

The Guinness World Records says that Catalina Alexandru Duru just pulled off the farthest flight ever traveled on a real life hoverboard: 905 feet and 2 inches. You can see him rise up 16 feet in the air on the hoverboard and then start cruising through the air over a lake with nothing but invisible underneath him in… » 5/22/15 10:19am Friday 10:19am

Who knew that watching a box get made by hand could be so captivating?

It’s a box. Like, really. It’s just a box. But there’s just something about seeing things get put together with a person’s hands that I will always enjoy watching. Even if it’s something as plain and simple as a box. There are so many steps into making these boxes that they should be considered more than a box, even… » 5/22/15 10:08am Friday 10:08am

Video: Chopping down a giant tree in an urban area is like an opera 

This is basically watching a ballet of wood chopping. This video shows Seattle’s largest elm tree get carefully cut down piece by piece in an urban area with perfect placement of ropes and the expert use of a crane and the daring knowhow of climbers. There is so much to consider when taking down a giant and they… » 5/22/15 9:07am Friday 9:07am

A map showing each state's most unique favorite food

Foursquare tracked people’s tastes across America to come up with a very interesting way to determine the uniqueness of taste: they mined their user data to figure out which food or drink was disproportionately popular in each state. So this map doesn’t show what’s the most popular item in each state, but what item is… » 5/21/15 2:14pm Thursday 2:14pm

The making of Star Wars at Madame Tussauds is beyond impressive

When Madame Tussauds nails a wax sculpture, they really nail it. And for Star Wars at Madame Tussauds in London, they perfectly recreated pretty much every character in the saga in such lifelike detail that it looks like the sculptors and artists are just applying makeup to the real actors in this behind the scenes… » 5/21/15 1:46pm Thursday 1:46pm

Video: This machine robot peels an orange so fast

Of course by letting a machine do your fruit peeling for you, you lose a good amount of the orange and don’t get that fresh citrus scent on your hands but you do get an orange that’s ready to eat in seconds! I have to say though, I’d love to see this machine tackle more miserable fruits that aren’t even meant to be… » 5/21/15 1:18pm Thursday 1:18pm

Silly video explains exactly why Daredevil should be called Batman

Batman is a billionaire playboy who really shouldn’t be a superhero and definitely doesn’t have any legitimate claim to the name ‘Batman’. Because the Batman name is so much more fitting for Daredevil, a superhero who is blind and uses sonar to see and prefers the night. Plus, the Daredevil name fits another comic… » 5/21/15 12:05pm Thursday 12:05pm

Motorcycle surfing at high speeds looks like a crazy way to have fun

Riding a motorcycle isn’t enough. Surfing waves isn’t enough. Sometimes you have to surf your motorcycle to get your thrill on. That is you have to gun your motorcycle to over 50MPH and then try to stand on the deathcycle while balancing yourself as if you were on a tightrope, only if the tightrope was zipping down a… » 5/21/15 10:44am Thursday 10:44am

These ridiculously detailed aerial photos of London are so stunning

The weather isn’t great and the pubs close too early and the food is often better in other cities and yet London is still one of the capitals of the world and is packed with so much history. Photographer Vincent LaForet took these amazing aerial shots of London and seeing the city overhead like this reminds you why… » 5/20/15 6:10pm Wednesday 6:10pm

Bodypaint shows how a baby fits inside a pregnant woman's body

Photographer Leonie Versantvoort created this Bellypaint photo with body painter Marieke van den Dungen-Crone that cleverly and beautifully shows how a baby looks inside a pregnant mother’s body. It’s obviously not super scientific but it’s really cool to see how a woman’s body adapts it body to become a home for them… » 5/20/15 4:46pm Wednesday 4:46pm

Awesome time lapse shows the entire transformation of bees as they hatch

Watch bees hatch right before your eyes in this stunningly clear time lapse that tracks the growth from larva to pupa to the full grown bee. You can see the entire transformation from nearly transparent organisms that swim around in fluid to hairy bees with lots of color. It’s really stunning. » 5/20/15 12:06pm Wednesday 12:06pm

Truly hilarious video shows how Transformers ruins all movies

I laughed out loud and rolled on the floor and laughed my butt off so much at this video that shows how Transformers ruins our favorite movies. Movies you’ve seen before carries along normally and then... BOOM a Transformer comes to destroy everyone in the scene. The editing of this video is perfect, it shows movies… » 5/19/15 5:59pm 5/19/15 5:59pm

This Van Gogh painting coming alive in 3D is super trippy

Staring at a Van Gogh painting can let you see things like you’ve never seen them before. Stepping into a Van Gogh painting that has been brought to life in 3D can make you feel like you’re in a brand new world inside the wild mind of the artist himself. Check out this trippy 3D version of Van Gogh’s The Night Cafe,… » 5/19/15 4:22pm 5/19/15 4:22pm

Hearing the sounds of Paul Thomas Anderson films is pretty interesting

I don’t immediately think of the sound when I think of Paul Thomas Anderson films because the cinematography of his films are so lovely to get lost in and his characters are so well crafted but after hearing Jacob T. Swinney’s edit of the sounds of PTA, I don’t think I can watch, er, listen to it the same again. » 5/19/15 3:42pm 5/19/15 3:42pm

A GoPro strapped to chopsticks shows how fun it is to eat exotic foods

I don’t believe that Chinese food should always be eaten with chopsticks but it sure makes it fun. Or at least, strapping a GoPro onto a pair of chopsticks makes it look fun, especially when you delve into some of the funkier looking dishes. Anne-Sophie Bazard filmed her and her friends touring Beijing and eating with… » 5/19/15 11:23am 5/19/15 11:23am