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.
This is a video demonstration of Ebisu the cat mimicking the actions of her owner and dog trainer Fumi Higaki, who used the ‘Do As I Do’ dog training paradigm to teach Ebisu to repeat the movements she makes. Impressive! For reference, the only human movements my cat mimics are
This is a video from The Action Lab experimenting to determine whether a venus fly trap can eat a jelly bean. SPOILER: Yes, and attract a bunch of ants in the days-long process. Jelly beans, huh? I suppose that’s cool if you’re the sort of lowly peasant that hands out
This is a video from the Brick Experiment Channel of the creation of increasingly larger LEGO powered water vortices, ending with one that’s so powerful there’s hardly any water in the bottom of the bucket as the vortex spins. Now that is powerful. Now I hate to point any fingers,
Because a lot of people take the wheels on the bus going round and round for granted, this is a video from Warped Perception (like most people have), who mounted a GoPro to the rim inside a car tire to see what it looks like inside as it’s driven around