That’s Still Fast!: Snapping Shrimp Filmed At 11,000 FPS
This is a video of several snapping and mantis shrimps snapping/boxing filmed at 11,000 frames/second and producing cavitation bubbles (created when the static pressure of a liquid reduces to below the liquid’s vapor pressure, leading to the formation of small vapor-filled “bubbles” in the liquid). Even filmed at such high
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Highlight Reel Of Marathon Runner’s Water Bottle Guy Doing His Thing
This is a video of marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge’s water bottle guy Claus-Henning Schulke doing everything he can to help secure Eliud’s world record 2:01:39 victory at the recent Berlin Marathon. Everything he can being giving Eliud water when he needs it, and celebrating each handoff like he just won
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Adam West Has Phone Conversation With Himself As Bruce Wayne And Batman
This is a video of Adam West from the original Batman television series having a conversation with himself over the phone as both Bruce Wayne AND Batman, as Commissioner Gordon and Chief O’Hara listen in. He does a great job, I can see why Adam got the part. Me? I
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Video Of A Typical McDonald’s 30 Years Ago, In 1992
It’s hard to believe 1992 was 30 years ago, isn’t it? Time passes in the blink of an eye (and thousands of cold ones). This is a video from a typical McDonald’s restaurant in 1992 when the fast food giant was promoting Batman Returns and the Summer Olympics were taking
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M.C. Escher Inspired LEGO Fountain With ‘Water’ Flowing Uphill
Spotted at Brickworld Chicago 2022 (my ban isn’t lifted until 2028), this M.C. Escher inspired LEGO fountain features water made of LEGO diamonds flowing uphill via LEGO-driven conveyor belts. Pretty clever. Granted it’s not the most convincing water I’ve ever seen, but we are talking about LEGO here — they’re
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Trainer Uses Fake Skeleton To Get Horse Accustomed To Riders
This is a video of horse trainer Rebecca using a fake skeleton atop mare Bon Jovi (that’s no steel horse!) to get the horse accustomed to riders, and demonstrate to students how to properly ride a mount. Could she have used a crash test dummy instead? Probably, but those things
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Adding Robotic Googly Eyes To Self-Driving Cars Make Them Safer
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have found that adding robotic googly eyes that turn to gaze at pedestrians the car has identified help make them safer, by letting humans know the car has recognized them and (hopefully) won’t run them over. Plus the cars look way friendlier too —
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How Cars Are Destroyed For Movies
This is a video highlighting the work of JEM FX, a visual effects company that specializes in the destruction of vehicles in movies. A lot of their work involves structurally weakening vehicles (e.g. cutting the support pillars of a car’s roof) so that they get damaged the way they want
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