Video: The brutal amputations in Star Wars done by lightsabers

Lightsabers are dangerous as hell. If I had access to one in this here real life, I’d be legless, armless, headless, and torsoless in less than 5 minutes. Not even kidding. Even people who know how to use lightsabers get their body parts laser chopped off. Check out this compilation of all the amputations in Star Wars »Today 10:46am11/24/15 10:46am


Making a root beer float truly and totally from scratch costs $900 and 1100 miles of travel

One of the best series on the internet right now is the always illuminating How to Make Everything series that shows us what it takes to make relatively common things from scratch. And it’s always a crazy, impossible amount of work. This time Andy George makes a root beer float and he had to gather the raw… »11/10/15 4:07pm11/10/15 4:07pm

Video: The incredible 18 month process of making a shotgun

It takes decades of experience and hundreds and hundreds of man hours to make a William & Son shotgun. There’s an expert for the barrel, a master to handle the engraving, a wizard to finish it off and many more skilled hands involved in the entire process. We get to see a glimpse of how it’s done in the video below.… »11/09/15 9:17am11/09/15 9:17am

Seeing a cruise ship get chopped in half and extended is always so cool

The logic behind these construction projects where a ship gets chopped in half and then extended always seems a little bit like a magic trick. So you’ll chop a floating vessel, plug in a whole part in the middle and then hope it doesn’t sink? Cool! I’m all in for watching as many of these as possible. This video is a… »11/06/15 3:20pm11/06/15 3:20pm

Check out the difference between a new and used toothbrush in this cool microscopic view

The easiest way to be a lazy human with bad hygiene is to not change your toothbrush every so often. Maybe after watching this enlightening video from Applied Science, we all can change that. Using a powerful microscope, we get to see the difference between a brand new toothbrush and an old toothbrush. The new one is… »11/04/15 11:32am11/04/15 11:32am

Watch how Photoshop magically transforms Halloween costumes into the real X-Men

Everyone should celebrate Halloween with graphic designers or expert Photoshoppers because they can turn silly group pictures on Halloween into a truly epic photo that looks more like a movie poster than something you’d be embarrassed to have on Facebook. Designers at Clearlink dressed up under an X-Men theme and then… »11/04/15 9:12am11/04/15 9:12am

Hand making a sketchbook is an impressive amount of work

This is supposedly the ‘perfect sketchbook’. Why? Because it’s made from the highest quality watercolor paper there is, Fabriano Artistico 100% cotton paper (a paper mill with a lot of history and a lot of famous users like Leonardo da Vinci!), but also because it’s painstakingly made. Check out how they put together… »10/30/15 6:06pm10/30/15 6:06pm

Powerful drill turns metal into molten metal as it drills

The Formdrill cuts through all kinds of metal with friction energy, which means that not only is a hole drilled out but a sort of thick metal ring is created around the hole too. ARVADEST writes, “the increased material thickness provides additional strength and mostly eliminates the need for inserted bushings or… »10/30/15 1:00pm10/30/15 1:00pm

Watch a bridge get quickly and neatly demolished in this timelapse

This footage from a few years back shows a bridge in Bedfordshire, England getting demolished in less than 15 hours. Basically, a night’s work was all it took to vaporize a steel and concrete structure. It’s really neat to see the progression and to see all the machines working in tandem. It’s also just really damn… »10/28/15 5:58pm10/28/15 5:58pm

Popular movie posters get animated with the actual scene from the movie

There’s a whole lot of fun in this project by Pablo Fernandez Eyre: famous movie posters turn into moving pictures with the help of the actual scene from the movie itself. It’s like if the movie posters were GIFs, you get to see what led up to and what happened after the scene they took the movie poster from. »10/28/15 4:06pm10/28/15 4:06pm

Watch a welder turn metal rods into a gunk of metal into an intricate door knocker

Here’s a really lovely process of metal working from Artismia: he melts down these basic metal rods into this metal glob and then stylizes and polishes and shaves down the glob into a beautifully designed door knocker. It’s surprisingly fun to see the entire transformation, like making art from nothing. »10/27/15 5:54pm10/27/15 5:54pm