This video—made by General Electrics—shows different stuff, from a Christmas ornament to a watermelon, falling and bouncing off gelatin in glorious and mesmerizing stop motion. They didn't create it just for fun, their locomotive engineers were looking for new ways of converting momentum into electricity.
If you are like me and only know three or four types of red, a couple kinds of white, and just one way to refer to black, The Color Thesaurus will open a new world for you. These charts, created by writer and Children's book illustrator Ingrid Sundberg, show some of the names of the different tones of basic colors.
I have only been once in Dubai. I spent 11 hours there during a really long layover on my way to Indonesia. And to be honest it didn't impress me much. Everything feels fake and soulless. But this stunning video by time-lapse wizard Rob Wiltworth made me feel like visiting it again.
This interesting infographic shows the sleeping habits of people like Edison, Donald Trump, Mozart, or Obama. All of them sleep less than the recommended eight hours and despite that—or maybe because of that—they became very successful in their careers.
Martin Müller is a airplane modeling genius. He made this perfectly functional Airbus A310-200 at a 1:22 scale and flew it during an indoor airshow in Leipzing, Germany, three years ago. Yes, the video is old, but I'm sure there is people like me who haven't seen it yet—and that's inexcusable because it's great.
Last Sunday, Chinese police destroyed 3,083 sets of firework creating a huge explosion in a controlled area of the province of Shenyang. As Shanghaiist reports those fireworks were "posing hazards to workers during the process of manufacturing, managing, transporting and storing."
Michael Shanks, the guy that made the impossible tenis match between Djokovic and a M1 Abrams Tank, also directed this fantastic short film called Time Trap: A space traveler has a problem with his space ship and time travels looking for the parts he needs to repair it. Inevitably, things will go wrong.
Digital design studio Ouchhh created this crazy light installation projecting moving geometric patterns over a dome in New Mexico. Watch it in HD with headphones on and this video will take you into a five minutes trip to another dimension.
NYC-based photographer Massimo Gammacurta spiced up the traditional lollipops shaping drips of sugar into sensual Kama Sutra positions. It doesn't specify the actual flavors but I started drooling thinking about lollipops that taste like ginger, cloves, Sichuan pepper or Spanish smoked paprika. [NSFW]
Sound design might be one of the most underrated disciplines in filmmaking. You probabily won't notice it when it's done properly, but when done poorly, it can make you leave the theater. This video shows the enormous amount of work required to create the immersive sound design of Interstellar.
ESA just released this spectacular image captured last month by Philae's CIVA (Comet Infrared and Visible Analyser) from a distance of approximately 10 miles (16km) from the comet 67P/C-G. It shows one of Rosseta's 14 meter long solar panels and the comet in the background.
I've seen videos edited with footage from ISS before, but I like this one above the rest for two reasons. One: A human-made spacecraft is going land on the surface of a comet for the first time ever, and we NEED to celebrate it with some good space porn. And two: The remarkable editing work of Guillaume Juin.
Hungarian artist Ervin Loránth Hervé installed earlier this month an outdoor statue in Budapest's Széchenyi Square showing a gigantic furious man crawling out from the ground. I'm sure this art piece—created for the Art Market Budapest fair—scared the hell out of some distracted drivers already.
Great idea I never thought about: Make a stop-motion pitch using baseball cards. The movement is almost perfect and the animation is really fun to watch. Here is the full GIF:
Inakadate village—located near Hirosaki city, Japan—is known for its unique landscape art created in paddy fields: Famers combine colorful rice strains along with the traditional green to make giant illustrations. Every year there's something new—here are the best of 2014.
Tylenol—and its active ingredient Acetaminophen—is one of the most popular pain relievers in the world but surprisingly no one seems to know why it actually works. There are some theories though, some researchers say Acetaminophen affects some pain receptors the same way marijuana does.
According to burnham-on-sea.com a citizen from Bristol, UK, drove his SUV a mile down the beach until its wheels got stuck. The sand around the car was so soft that other cars couldn't get close enough to pull it free. Eventually the tide reached it and swallowed the car completely.