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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NASA Smacks Asteroid With Spacecraft In First Ever Test Of Planetary Defense
Note: If you search for NASA DART on Google you get an Easter Egg. NASA successfully smacked an asteroid with a spacecraft traveling at 14,000 MPH in an attempt to alter its trajectory in a first-ever test of planetary defense, should an asteroid ever be discovered that’s on a collision
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Trail Cam Captures Mountain Lion Playing With Log Swing
This is a video from a trail cam in Colorado of a mountain lion playing with a log swing. Both the camera and swing were set up by local Thaddeus Wells with the hopes of recording some video of bear cubs swinging. No word if he’s managed to capture that
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Circle Of 25 Furbies Have A Conversation
Presumably a group therapy session to promote healing from all the ill will shown toward them throughout the years, this is a video of 25 Furbies all having a conversation. What are they saying? No clue, but I assume it involves overthrowing humanity. Can’t say I blame them *minimizes ‘overthrow
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