Seeing surfers at 1000 FPS is like watching a sea monster swallow people

If you're not convinced that the ocean isn't just one giant sea monster, here is some evidence for your fantasy theory: this video of surfers surfing at 1000 FPS. Come on, the ocean totally looks like a monster here! More reasonable view: it's a really amazing surfing video captured gloriously in beautiful slow motion. » 10/30/14 7:39pm Thursday 7:39pm

These pygmy seahorses are so good at changing colors for camouflage

Pygmy seahorses are super tiny creatures that have the awesome ability to camouflage. They attach themselves to colorful corals and blend in so seamlessly that I have a hard time picking them out. What's cool is that even if the pygmy seahorses are descendants of orange seahorses, they can adapt and become purple if… » 10/29/14 10:27pm Wednesday 10:27pm

Just a badass two minute video of badass action scenes from movies

Oh, nothing to see here. Oh wait. Just kidding. There is everything to see here. This two minute clip of action scenes from MovieClips Trailers is so badass that I've watched it multiple times now. I can't get enough. In fact, it has me hankering for an action movie so bad. Good thing John Wick is out in theaters,… » 10/24/14 9:21pm 10/24/14 9:21pm

Air New Zealand made a Lord of the Rings movie for an epic safety video

Air New Zealand loves to make fun in-flight safety videos that can include anything from body paint to supermodels to Richard Simmons to Betty White. This time though, they've gone beyond epic: the safety video is basically a full on LOTR and Hobbit movie set in Middle Earth. It's impressive. » 10/22/14 11:22pm 10/22/14 11:22pm

New Tron-like smart highway has lines that glow in the dark

The first stage of Smart Highways—a project created by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and Hejmans Infrastructure—is finally completed and looks amazing. Located at N329 in Oss, Netherlands, this futuristic road has lines that glow in the night and charge during the day. Increasing driver's visibility and safety. » 10/22/14 10:32am 10/22/14 10:32am

Brand new trailer for the re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey is perfect

I mean, holy crap, I think this is the best movie trailer I've ever seen. Which, duh, makes sense since 2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece and probably the best sci-fi movie ever but this new trailer, made to promote its theatrical re-release on November 28th in the UK is absolute perfection. » 10/21/14 9:23pm 10/21/14 9:23pm

Swimming in an iceberg is like being inside the Fortress of Solitude

Swimming inside an iceberg looks amazing because the ice looks like glass and that's crazy, and because it kind of resembles an underwater version of Superman's Fortress of Solitude. Or at least, like a crystal palace. National Geographic shows us how a free diver explores the ice cold waters below. » 10/20/14 8:42pm 10/20/14 8:42pm

Spectacular comet will engulf Mars this Sunday in historical event

This Sunday something historical will happen: An ancient rare comet will arrive to Mars after millions of years traveling at 33 miles per second from the Oort cloud. It will look like you can see above, passing just within a third of the distance from the Earth to the Moon, engulfing the Red Planet in its large tail. » 10/17/14 1:29pm 10/17/14 1:29pm

Amazingly thrilling video of F-18 fighters with ambient sound

This spectacular footage of F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets is how all aviation videos should be: Just amazingly crispy shots with no stupid musical soundtrack. It makes you feel like you are sitting right there in the cockpit with the pilots. An incredibly detailed look into the F-18s of the USS Enterprise. » 10/16/14 6:20am 10/16/14 6:20am

Lockheed Martin's new fusion reactor might change humanity forever

This is an invention that might change civilization as we know it: A compact fusion reactor developed by Skunk Works, the stealth experimental technology division of Lockheed Martin. It's the size of a jet engine and it can power airplanes, spaceships, and cities. Skunk Works claims it will be operative in 10 years. » 10/15/14 9:41am 10/15/14 9:41am

This insane wall of fire has to be the awesomest way to cook meat

Sure, a charcoal grill or a barbecue pit can roast some delicious meat but if you want to up the insane level, I'm not sure anything can top this: a wall of fire made from 30 steel drums welded together. It's like barbecuing with dragon fire or a volcano or a never ending bomb explosion. And it looks awesome. » 10/09/14 9:00pm 10/09/14 9:00pm

This spinning chocolate cake hides the most awesomest visual trick

I'll admit it, I was a doubter. When I saw this chocolate cake, I couldn't imagine it ever blowing my mind. Even when it started spinning, I didn't see what the hoopla was all about. And then the lights started flickering and all the chocolate pieces started dancing and moving in a complicated orchestra. » 10/07/14 10:35pm 10/07/14 10:35pm

Hot air balloon flies underground into Earth for the first time ever

When you hop into a hot air balloon, you expect to fly up. Not anymore. For the first time ever, a hot air balloon was successfully flown down and underground into the Mamet Cave in Croatia. Even better, it was a 70-year-old man who accomplished the feat, dipping down nearly 700 feet into Earth. » 10/03/14 8:22pm 10/03/14 8:22pm

Steven Soderbergh made Raiders of the Lost Ark into a rad silent film

It's hard to say what my favorite thing about Steven Soderbergh's new remix of Raiders of Ark is. Is it the total lack of dialogue? Or maybe it's the vivid black-and-white rendering that makes you forget the film's supposed to be in color. Actually, honestly, it's the sick 8-bit soundtrack. That's it. » 9/23/14 2:55pm 9/23/14 2:55pm

Driving in Los Angeles somehow looks awesome in this time lapse

I hate driving, I really do. I especially hate driving in Los Angeles. And even though I know it's impossible and unreal for me to ever feel this cool driving (unless I turn into Ryan Gosling), this time lapse by Gavin Heffernan makes me want to get in my car and drive through Los Angeles forever. » 9/20/14 12:44am 9/20/14 12:44am

All of Harry Potter summed up in one giant comic strip

If you somehow missed the Harry Potter boat and wanted to read all the books now, you'd have to flip through 4109 pages spread across 7 books. Or if you just want to catch up with the Harry Potter movies instead, you'd have to sit and stare for 19 hours and 38 minutes for all 8 movies. Or you could just read this… » 9/16/14 8:30pm 9/16/14 8:30pm