This is the vault where KFC guards the Colonel's secret original recipe

In a random hallway inside the KFC headquarters, inside their legal department, across from a copy machine, next to a shelf that stores three stacks of paper and possibly the saddest Keurig machine in existence is... a broom closet. Or well, that's what it looks like. It's actually the vault that hides KFC's biggest… » 10/29/14 5:48pm Yesterday 5:48pm

Video: How braces can amazingly straighten crooked teeth

Getting braces for crooked teeth is one of our society's accepted forms of self torture for the sake of vanity. It's completely painful and done in a terribly awkward stage in life but it's worth it in the end, not just for the sight of straight teeth but for the pure functionality of improving the bite (or so they… » 10/29/14 12:05am Yesterday 12:05am

Painting with fire creates some really beautiful art

Sure, you're not supposed to play with fire but what about painting with fire? That's what artist Steve Spazuk does. He uses flames and smoke to create beautiful artwork with images that are literally burned in. Spazuk employs other tools like feather brushes and x-acto knives but his artwork begins with fire. Pretty… » 10/28/14 9:43pm Tuesday 9:43pm

Watching all these macro shots of machines being used put me in a trance

Mazer Media, the people who filmed this short Machines Rule the World, promises that there is a story in this video that stitches together beautiful macro shots of machines being used. I couldn't find it because I was so entranced by the close up scenes that I completely forgot that I was watching something. » 10/27/14 8:41pm Monday 8:41pm

Lost In The Train Station short animation should be turned into a game

I imagine some kind of Monkey Island-style adventure game—but side-scrolling, set in huge train/subway stations that would take you through shops and weird fantastic places, with some platformer elements thrown in for extra fun. The stations, from all over the world would be connected through the trains. » 10/27/14 12:32pm Monday 12:32pm

The different ways animals breath in one cool animated graphic

Science illustrator and animator Eleanor Lutz—the same who brought us this cool graphic of how animals fly—has created this cool animated illustration showing the differences between animal breathing: Human vs birds vs insects. Even if you paid attention at biology class, it's interesting to watch. » 10/24/14 7:59pm Friday 7:59pm

Watch The Simpsons get animated to look like other famous cartoon shows

If you ever wondered what characters from The Simpsons would look like if they got animated in the style of South Park or Archer or Adventure Time or various animes or maybe even made to look like minions, well, here you go. On last night's episode, we got to see what The Simpsons would look like as different cartoons. » 10/20/14 10:43pm 10/20/14 10:43pm

How much the living room has changed over the years

Here's a clever ad from Philips for their smart Hue light bulbs. It shows how much the living room has changed since the invention of the light bulb: TVs get flattened, furniture evolves, people's clothes follow trends, etc. but the light bulb stays the same. Well, we know that's not exactly true but it's a cute ad… » 10/16/14 8:24pm 10/16/14 8:24pm

Epic 26-year road trip is a great love story with a heartbreaking ending

Gunther Holtorf spent the last 26 years on a road trip around the globe with Christine, a total stranger who met him in Africa after he published ad asking for a companion in a German magazine. His journey includes 177 countries, 549,000 miles (884,000 kilometers) and loads of pictures taken from his old Leica. » 10/14/14 11:14am 10/14/14 11:14am

Seeing an old anvil get restored is surprisingly enjoyable

Wow. This is actually really cool. Jimmy DiResta found an old anvil from an antique store and restored it to its previous glory. The finished restored anvil looks fantastic but it's the entire process that's got me slack jawed. All the sparkles and whirring and refining and polishing makes restoring look like a form… » 10/09/14 12:15am 10/09/14 12:15am