This is a video of scientific experimenter and Youtuber NightHawkinLight levitating a hotdog by suspending it in a stream of compressed air (an example of the Coandă effect) and cooking the dog via a heating coil in what is arguable the coolest fashion ever, followed distantly by those hotdog carousels
This is a visualization created by MetaBallStudios (previously) of various computer storage sizes (eg megabyte, gigabyte, terabyte, and upward) if a single byte occupies a volume of one cubic millimeter (1mm3). Some more info while I try to estimate the total volume of my roommate’s horrible digital music collection if
In news that’s sure to set the paleontological world ablaze (like an asteroid!), an incredibly well preserved Psittacosaurus specimen was discovered in China, complete with cloacal vent — a hole shared by all the animal’s mechanisms responsible “for pooping, peeing, breeding and egg laying.” Kind of like if a mammal’s
This is a video of Caitlin Doughty of Ask A Mortician discussing and rating the realism of corpses seen in films. Obviously, the most realistic depiction of a corpse in film has been and always will be Bernie in Weekend At Bernie’s. To this day I’m still not convinced that
This is a video of magician and puzzle solver Chris Ramsay solving a $30,000 puzzle box created by Paris-based maker of puzzle boxes, “connected objects and mechanical mechanisms,” augmented reality, and escape rooms Labsterium. The box has all sorts of different puzzles that all have to be solved to reveal
The online Winamp Skin Museum. Looking through all of these I can close my eyes and almost see my freshman dorm room. The loft bed with desk underneath, a huge 21-inch CRT monitor taking up most of the desk space, a Winamp visualizer playing at full screen. Little did I
Created as part of WIRED’s Game Over(analyzed) series, this is a video of military historian Mike Loades (great name for a military historian) providing an in-depth analysis of the realism of medieval weaponry and armor used in games like Dark Souls, Mordhau, The Witcher 3, For Honor, and Kingdom Come:
Have you ever wondered what the dial-up modem handshake sound LOOKS like? Just how high were you? Edibles? Maybe next time wait an hour before eating the rest. This is the dial-up modem sound presented in spectrogram form. Sure brings back memories, doesn’t it? MOM! MOM HANG UP THE PHONE.