Videos

I was checking out this commercial for Los Pollos Hermanos and it seems like a great place to eat! The owner just seems so…friendly. [click to continue…]

Inspired by the MythBusters rocket sled, YouTuber “The Backyard Scientist” created a rocket-powered knife that was able to perfectly bisect a chicken, a roast steak… and a toy car. [click to continue…]

No one should ever take Chris Pratt’s advice on cleaning and gutting a fish. Ever. Nick Offerman should be doing this video. Then again, when it comes to illustrating how NOT to clean and gut a fish, the following video from Vanity Fair is perfect. [click to continue…]

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I’d love to have an R2 unit of my very own to help around the kitchen, but unfortunately, I don’t think that’s in the cards. The best I can do is probably make myself an R2-D2-themed steampunk teapot. It’s not as difficult as you might think.

In the latest episode of Awe Me’s Artist Series, Marissa Deal shows us how to make a brass-and-rivets-style teapot with a little Star Wars flair. See how it’s done in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Mr. Gear has updated the “hot knife through butter” saying by defining “hot” as 1000 degrees and “butter” as pretty much anything. Watch it destroy things in the video below. [click to continue…]

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I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s Eve, but I may spring for a bottle of Lagavulin and quietly hang with Nick Offerman for an hour—occasionally muttering to myself about how 2016 sucked. Thanks to the video below, you can too. Just press play a little before 11pm. By the time midnight rolls around, you’ll probably be feeling pretty optimistic. And hey, you’re spending the first moments of 2017 drinking a fine scotch so you’ll be starting off on a high note. [click to continue…]

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Starbucks is following up its Upstanders video series with a new project entitled 1st & Main. [click to continue…]

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Even though CGI has come a long way since that terrible plane crash sequence in Air Force One, the technology has yet to master more mundane visual effects. Case in point, determining how millions of granules of sugar, salt or sand will react when poured into a bowl. [click to continue…]

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We’ve seen plenty of food vs lava videos over the years, but the combination of footage by Bryan Lowry and a snippet of Werner Herzog’s narration from Into The Inferno makes the demise of Chef Boyardee more dramatic. Watch it below. [click to continue…]

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Is there a Guinness world record more important / more British than the biscuit dunking bungee jump? I think not. From Guinness:

Simon Berry is a thrill seeker and decided to attempt the Highest bungee dunk ever – a title which saw the challenger throw himself from a platform at Bray Lake Watersports and aim a chocolate hobnob into a mug of tea, just as the bungee rope reached full extension.

Simon Berry and Experience Days smashed the record with an incredible 73.41 metres (240 ft 10 in) bungee dunk, significantly bettering the previous record of 60.553 metres (198 ft 8 in) that was achieved by Ron Jones (USA) in 2013.

What a legend. Watch the video below. [click to continue…]