This is a video example of giant steel spheres being hydroformed with explosives. What the hell is explosive hydroforming? I’m glad you asked, but I’m even more glad the Youtube video description provided an explanation: Explosive hydroforming, also known as HERF (High Energy Rate Forming) or exploform, is a striking
This is a video of chemical engineer James Orgill of The Action Lab creating what is allegedly the world’s darkest clothing, using IR flock sheet (a sort of velvety fabric specifically designed to absorb infrared light, available here for around $40/roll). I’m sure it’s fairly obvious, but these are not
Because going nowhere fast is a real thing that happens, this is a video of glider pilot Brent Davidson traveling at 46 knots (~53MPH) in an equal headwind of 46 knots created by an air wave lifted by a mountain range below, causing the glider to just float stationary in
Because music is everywhere, this is a video of Spanish musician Xavier Lozano performing a lovely melody on a metal street barricade. Are there cars going down a street they aren’t supposed to right now thanks to Xavier? Quite possibly. Should you go around blowing into everything you come across
In a case of life imitating life, this is a photo and video captured by photographer James Crombie of a murmuration of starlings creating the shape of a giant bird. How about that! Does it only look like a bird from this angle, or would it look like a bird’s
52-year old Englishman David Morris was taking a leisurely stroll along the shore of Gillan in Cornwall (presumably on the lookout for mermaids) when he spotted a floating ship. “A ghost-pirate ship?!” I think an oil tanker. Some more info about the phenomenon while I blow a coworker’s mind with
Because experimenting is the key to a happy marriage, this is a video of James Orgill of The Action Lab trying to run off the back of a moving trailer at the same speed his wife is towing it forward to see if the two opposite motions will negate each
This is a video of a new mother trying to teach her daughter Amy to say ‘mama’ when Oswald (Ozzy) the two-year old, 150-pound Colorado Rottweiler joins the lesson by repeating it himself. Most impressive. Also, I like the baby’s ‘Don’t Wake Me, I Drank Too Much Last Night’ shirt.