Man makes pliers out of solid wood using just 10 cuts and pure genius

Watch David Warther making wooden pliers using a simple pocket knife his dad—famed master carver Ernest "Mooney" Warther—designed in the early 1900s. It only takes him ten cuts and a few seconds—so simple and fast that it feels like magic. Also, I can watch this man talking and doing this forever. » 12/22/14 6:03am 16 minutes ago

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 Yesterday 1:39am

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

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.
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A must-watch 4-minute explainer of the entire Tolkien universe

J. R. R. Tolkien's posthumous The Silmarillion describes the universe where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place. It has all the secrets of Middle Earth, from individual characters to the genesis of wizards, elves, orcs, or men. This must-watch short explainer reveals its crucial elements in four minutes. » 12/17/14 7:36pm Wednesday 7:36pm

A 30-year-old man did all the stunts for Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone

There's a lot of dangerous hijinks in Home Alone, so it makes sense to use a stuntman to get 9-year-old Macaulay Culkin out of harm's way. But it's not like they could use another child for those wild stunts, instead the movie used a 30-year-old man who was roughly the same size as Macaulay Culkin. » 12/17/14 7:30pm Wednesday 7:30pm

Behind the scenes video shows how 7 scenes are filmed in 1 take

Johnnie Walker has a pretty neat commercial on air these days that covers 7 different backgrounds in just one long take. It's a well choreographed and perfectly timed spot, a man is at a bar and starts walking. As he moves along, the scenery changes along with him to give him a wild journey until he's back at the bar. » 12/16/14 9:59pm Tuesday 9:59pm

One day we will end up living inside computers but it will really suck

Consciousness uploading to a computer network at the time of death. It is a great idea. It will happen. People will be able to live forever, roam the universe, experience the unimaginable. Or perhaps it will all get ruined by corporations, as this video—which can be the plot for a Black Mirror episode—shows. » 12/16/14 2:48pm Tuesday 2:48pm

120 days of apartment renovation in a single time-lapse video

I've always liked watching home improvement shows because the idea of rebuilding and renovating and creating with your own hands is so interesting to me. But this time lapse of an apartment being completely remodeled is better than any of those TV shows because it scrunches 120 days of work into one video. » 12/15/14 11:34pm 12/15/14 11:34pm

The cute rolling ball droid in the new Star Wars is a real robot not CGI

Perhaps the best part about the new Star Wars trailer was seeing BB-8, the adorable rolling ball robot in the new Star Wars movie, bounce and roll itself across the screen. It looked so familiar and so cute and so perfect as the new movie's answer to R2-D2. And the best thing about it? BB-8 is a real robot and not CGI. » 12/15/14 7:51pm 12/15/14 7:51pm

Terrifying documentary on the fire bombs roaming America's railroads

Boom is a terrifying documentary on a problem that you may not be aware of: America has been invaded by hundred of thousands of moving fire bombs—freight trains with old, cheap tanker cars designed to transport corn oil filled with dangerous flammable oil. Logically, accidents are happening, people are dying, and oil… » 12/15/14 8:05am 12/15/14 8:05am

Maps show which body parts in porn are the most popular across the world

Pornhub's always wonderful statistical analysis crack team looked at their glorious search data to answer one of life's greatest questions: are you a boobs or a butt person. After finding out which states and which countries like which part, they mapped it all out for the world to see. America, we're a butt country. » 12/13/14 12:40am 12/13/14 12:40am

Magic ultrasonic cutting machine perfectly slices sandwiches in half

It never occurred to me to wonder who or what cuts those soul crushing pre-packaged sandwiches that I always find myself eating at an airport, but now I know: it's one of these magic machines. The cutting arm seeks out whole sandwiches and positions its slicer perfectly with ultrasound to deliver the optimal cut. » 12/12/14 12:14am 12/12/14 12:14am