This is a video of a machine that was created with one job and one job only: to balance a bowling ball on a spool without it rolling off either side, constantly adjusting itself to keep the ball right on top. Not bad, but if it can’t also hula hoop
Edited together by video essayist Jacob T. Swinney, this is ‘First And Last Frames’, a supercut of movies’ opening and closing scenes he created “in a meditation on themes.” I learned a lot by watching it. Mostly, that movies would be way shorter if they consisted entirely of only the
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 graphic created by Carrie Patrick comparing the weights of various swords to common household objects like cans of chili, loaves of bread, boots, and children. Children thankfully not being that common a household object in my home aside, I learned a lot by looking at the chart.
This is a video of Japanese Buddhist monk and musician Kossan1108 covering Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ with traditional percussion instruments. He also sings, which I was not expecting. The video is almost ten minutes long, but the song is only the first five. After that is five minutes of Kossan meditating.
This is a video of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski’s Etude in B-flat minor for piano being performed instead on glass harp by Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec and theremin by Grégoire Blanc. It’s got a real other-worldly sound to it, like the sort of thing you’d expect to hear when being
Created by former professor of urban studies Alasdair Rae of Sheffield, England, this is a 3D visualization of the world’s population density. As you can see, along all the coasts are generally very popular places to live. Also, absolutely everywhere in Asia. If there’s dry land to walk on there,
This is some footage shot for a music video for Opale’s ‘Sparkles And Wine’ (I love both, please don’t make me choose but if I have to, wine!), by cinematographer Nacho Guzman that serves as a great demonstration how much the angle and color of light on a face can