Making a real life version of Link's shield from The Legend of Zelda

Making a real life version of Link's iconic Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda may be the most impressive weapon Man at Arms: Reforged has ever made. It required a perfect design, a lot of grunt work in curving the metal sheet, expert embossing and basically melting pieces of metal together to form the final… » 3/23/15 1:43pm Monday 1:43pm

These incredible aerial views of San Francisco are just jaw dropping

My God, take a look at these photos. Master photographer Vincent LaForet captured San Francisco in such incredible detail and in such a fascinating perspective that it's truly breathtaking. You can see the entire city—all 7 miles by 7 miles—stamped on the Earth with its beautiful bridges stretched across the sea. » 3/19/15 10:59am 3/19/15 10:59am

Fast & Furious 7 really freaking did drop cars from a C-130 airplane

The Fast & Furious movie franchise is consistently the most fun anyone can have in a movie theater because the stuff they do is completely ridiculous and borderline insane. Like do you remember that scene from the Furious 7 trailer where they dropped cars from an airplane? That wasn't CGI, that actually happened. » 3/12/15 7:59pm 3/12/15 7:59pm

Cool video shows fighter jet takeoff from a completely new perspective

Here's awesome footage from underneath a MiG-29 showing the fighter jet taking off from an aircraft carrier. The view is insane, you see the jets fire up and watch the world turn blurry as the MiG launches itself into the air. There's a surprising, almost sort of peaceful awesomeness when it starts flying and leaves… » 3/10/15 11:25am 3/10/15 11:25am

Wow, China builds complete 57-story skyscraper in record 19 days

Sploid reader Xian Min Zhang sent us the latest time-lapse video of the construction of his latest building: A 57-floor 2-million-square-foot (180,000-square-meter) skyscraper fully built with energy-efficient, factory-produced Lego-like blocks. He claims that they are now building these at a record three floors per… » 3/09/15 1:13pm 3/09/15 1:13pm

What being strapped to a rocket launch looks like (hint: awesome)

This is just awesome. A camera was strapped onto a GoFast 2014 rocket—an amateur rocket that set the record for highest and fastest rocket ever launched into space—so that we can see the entire launch from the rockets point of view. The initial burst and thrust into the air is epic and then the world starts spinning… » 2/24/15 8:46pm 2/24/15 8:46pm

Drone footage of Russia's Air Force Museum shows a heaven for planes

All these fighter jets and war planes and attack helicopters are on display at Russia's Central Air Force museum just outside of Moscow. They're advanced killing machines. And yet this drone footage makes them look so peaceful, resting and hibernating in the Russian winter snow. It's as if we've stumbled upon a… » 2/24/15 12:42am 2/24/15 12:42am

Chef magically cuts a carrot into an elaborate net

On good days, my knife skills could be considered rudimentary. On most other days though, I'm probably a danger to myself. So never in my wildest dreams would I ever think that I could pull this sorcery off: turn a regular carrot into a perfectly webbed net by strategically cutting it with a knife. The chef is a… » 2/23/15 10:58pm 2/23/15 10:58pm

Kick ass friends recreated all of Rambo for kick ass bachelor party

If you've had some fun blackout stories with the boys or had a crazy insane Hangover weekend for a bachelor party and thought that was fun, wait until you see this: a group of friends re-created the plot of Rambo for their friend Dana Saint's bachelor party. It was awesome. I mean, seriously. Motorcycle chases, boats,… » 2/10/15 9:58pm 2/10/15 9:58pm

Amazing aerial photos show Las Vegas like you have never seen it before

After capturing the most amazing images of New York ever, Vincent Laforet is using the same technology to photograph other major cities around the world. This is Las Vegas. The results are even crazier than NYC—with this unprecedented clarity and from this vantage point, Sin City looks like the world of Tron. Unreal. » 2/10/15 3:55am 2/10/15 3:55am

Seeing a bunch of random scenes in slow motion is surreal (NSFW)

If you ever wondered what hitting an egg with a golf club or throwing pork belly into a pan or shooting an arrow through a light bulb or cutting a woman's hair all looked like in slow motion, you don't have to wonder anymore, this video shows you and a lot of other awesome random things in slow motion. » 2/09/15 9:32pm 2/09/15 9:32pm

Clever video shows artist painting with paint made from Lego bricks

I love this stop motion animation video so much. Created by animator Jon Rolph, it shows a painter painting but instead of using regular ol' paint, the paint is made of Lego. It's so clever and so well done, you can see how the lighter brushstrokes use different bricks from the finished painting. » 2/04/15 11:46pm 2/04/15 11:46pm

Watch the unbelievable camouflage super powers of an octopus

Octopuses have become my favorite animals because it's very clear that they possess super powers from an alien world and even clearer that they use those powers for evil (or exactly how I would use them). Here's an octopus showing off his truly incredible camouflage powers. It goes from a brown mound to a blue water… » 2/04/15 12:13am 2/04/15 12:13am

Watch The Simpsons couch gag get recreated in glorious pixel animation

Here's one way to make you nostalgically love The Simpsons even more: add more nostalgia by recreating the entire opening sequence in pixel animation. Animated by Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon, this 16-bit pixelated rendition of The Simpsons completely nails it. It should totally be an official couch gag for a future… » 2/03/15 12:57am 2/03/15 12:57am