This is a visualization from MetaBallStudio (previously) comparing the sizes of fictional sea monsters from popular culture, including literature, film, and video games. It begins with the diminutive ~5cm Plankton from SpongeBob SquarePants and ends with a 40km Kraken from Warhammer 40,000. I learned a lot by watching it. Mostly,
This is a video reimagining a variety of sports being played with a bowling ball instead of the traditional ball or equipment used. It makes a pretty convincing case why all sports shouldn’t be played with bowling balls. That said, ESPN — would it really kill you to air an
This is a US map detailing the average morning start time for public schools by state. As you can see, after factoring in a bus ride, any state that isn’t at least healthy urine yellow is starting what would be considered by any ethics committee weighing in on the subject
Microorganisms: do they really exist or are they just made up by scientists to explain magic? The world may never know. But this is another in MetaBallStudio’s unending series of size comparison videos (previously), this time visualizing the size of various microorganisms using humans, increasingly larger manmade objects, and eventually
Of course Yoda isn’t a person at all, he’s an alien, so he shouldn’t be expected to talk like a human, let alone whatever a ‘normal’ one is. That said, these are two videos of Yoda edited with more traditional English speech patterns. It’s a little unsettling to listen to.
This is another visual comparison video created by MetaBallStudio (previously), this time comparing the average distance traveled in one minute by various objects in the universe, including animals, machines, planets, etc. I learned a lot by watching it. Mostly, that I’m slower than a tree sloth or Galapagos tortoise. I
Because all it takes is putting in the time and effort and holding yourself accountable (alternatively, just buying the fat-burning snake oil I’m selling), this is a video of Youtuber Billy Brendan recording himself planking every day over the course of a month to document his exercise and weight-loss journey.
This is a side-by-side comparison of the music videos for Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ and Weird Al Yankovich’s ‘Eat It’. Unsurprisingly, the ‘Eat It’ video is nearly identical shot-for-shot. You know, because that was the goal. I assume it was either this or footage from someone who swallowed a camera,