This is a short video from Youtuber Rescue & Restore, demonstrating the functionality of a 19th century candle snuffer, a device that automatically extinguishes a candle after it’s burned down to a certain point. Pretty clever. And here I thought the only way to extinguish candles was to wait for
This is a video of the young knight quested with running the dragon swing attraction at a renaissance faire demonstrating his fearlessness by performing death-defying tricks with the dragon. Namely, not getting beat in the head by a claw and dragged through the mud. Such bravery. Who knows, with skills
Floppy disks: they’re a thing of the past. And space: it’s the future. And, okay, my past, but I did grow up there. But enough about how stars are born, these are a couple enhanced videos of astronaut William Shepard ejecting floppy disks in space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery
This is a video of San Francisco from the 1940’s that’s been remastered (including a boost to 60FPS, enhanced to HD, improved sharpness and brightness, stabilized, denoised, and deblurred) and had color and ambient sound added. What a trip down memory lane this must be if you’re like 120 now.
All time being from 1976 to the present, of course. Before that there was no time, and, I assume, wristwatches and those cat wall clocks didn’t even exist. So yeah, the top grossing movies from 1976 to 2022. There’s nothing really too surprising on the list, although it was fun
This a vintage news report from the vaults of ABC7 in New York highlighting the crazy demand for Cabbage Patch Dolls leading up to Christmas in 1983. Man, those parents are NUTS. Me? If my kids want something and it’s out of stock or hard to get that’s just too
Preparing for our return to the moon in coming years (it’s about time), the recently completed Artemis 1 mission successfully made unmanned moon-flybys with the Orion space capsule, which was just recovered from the Pacific ocean. Artemis 2 will see manned moon-flybys, and Artemis 3, humanity’s return to the moon
This is a bar graph visualization detailing the most popular social networks from 2003 – 2022, measured by monthly active users worldwide. Remember 2006? Back when MySpace was king and Twitter was just being born. Things sure have changed, haven’t they? For the worse, just to be clear.