Using Blender 3D modeling software, Kugane Production generated this CG burger that will fool your appetite into generating hunger pangs and drool.
The motivation behind the project is unclear (perhaps the joys of creating a virtual burger were enough), but for those who demand proof, there is a brief video after the jump that lifts the veil to reveal the CGI renderings beneath. [click to continue…]
Using Game of Thrones book series A Song Of Ice And Fire as inspiration, Cocktail Chemistry created a themed drink that is simultaneously frozen and flaming.
As you’ll see in the video below, the recipe requires a delicate hand, patience and caution. It will also give you a brief, entertaining show before it helps get you bombed. [click to continue…]
Robot manufacturer Boston Dynamics has created a new contraption dubbed “SpotMini”. It’s kind of like a robot dog dinosaur thing that does all of your chores and humiliates itself for your amusement.
The device, which weighs between 55-65lbs, uses a long articulated arm, electric motors, and a bevy of sensors to navigate various environments and can stay active for a full 90 minutes on a single charge.
As you’ll see in the demo video below, the SpotMini can climb stairs, do the dishes, recycle and deliver snacks and drinks – it can even conquer a slip on a banana peel. If that’s not enough, its googly eyes will ensure comedic relief wherever it goes. [click to continue…]
Cake artist Katherine Dey decided to use an incredibly unappetizing subject for her latest creation, fashioning a massive Madagascar Hissing Cockroach out of chocolate cake stuffed with Boston cream filling.
Even though the result was no doubt delicious, we’d imagine people still approached this thing with a fair amount of revulsion.
Check out the creative process in the video below. [click to continue…]
Destin of “SmarterEveryDay” created a potato gun with a clear plastic barrel in order to show the world the powerful forces that send spuds flying through the air.
Best of all, he filmed it at 20,000 fps, which provides a fascinating, and slightly terrifying, look at the combustion process. The experiment also determined that the location where the fuel and air ignite inside the chamber can have a significant impact on the gun’s launching power.
Check it out in the video below. [click to continue…]
In an effort to bring the world food as it was in the 18th century, YouTuber Jonathan Townsend has recreated fried chicken using an old English recipe from 1736.
Sourced from Nathan Bailey’s Dictionarium Domesticum, the preparation differs from present-day fried chicken in virtually every way, though the results look the same. Instead of a typical buttermilk-based marinade, this recipe involves a three hour soak in lemon juice and malt vinegar, and replacing wet and dry breading with a single-step application of flour and white wine.
As for the frying itself, is is believed that lard or or clarified butter were typically used in place of vegetable oil.
Check out the recipe below. [click to continue…]
In the following video, Han Solo learns the hard way that you should never drink and drive the Millennium Falcon. I would have thought C-3PO would be the voice of reason and Chewbacca would have taken his keys.
I mean, Lyft and Uber are both operating in Mos Eisley. [click to continue…]
Despite the recent move to offer all-day breakfast, McDonald’s still isn’t selling items like the Sausage McGriddle and Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuits in the afternoon. If you’re someone who can’t make it out of bed in time, HellthyJunkFood has a solution.
The channel’s latest video teaches how to make 10 favorites from the menu at home, including the Sausage Biscuit, Sausage McMuffin, Sausage Burrito, Sausage Egg McMuffin, Hash Browns, Egg McMuffin, Big Breakfast with Hot Cakes, McGriddles, Steak Egg and Cheese Bagel and the Bacon Egg and Cheese Bagel. As if that’s not enough, side by side nutrition comparisons are also provided, as is a price comparison.
Indeed, these recipes are actually cheaper and healthier than they are at McDondald’s.
Check out the video below. [click to continue…]
Mathematician Clifford Stoll has turned his attention to the most popular method of pizza consumption and concluded that it is “remarkable”.
Stoll reports that pizza prefers a Gaussian curvature despite being partially flat and having no natural curvatures. Humans correct this by folding the slice in half lengthwise using mathematician Carl Gauss’s “theorem egregium” or “remarkable theorem.” This improves the slice’s rigidity and makes it easier to eat.
So if you don’t fold your pizza when eating, you’re doing it wrong. Another of life’s great debates has been solved by math.
At any rate, if you’re good with numbers or you just want to watch a guy get super excited about pizza math, you can check out the video below. [click to continue…]
Using “ebru techniques”, artist Garip Ay recreated Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece “Starry Night”, as well as a Van Gogh self-portrait, in a bowl of water.
Ebru is described as an ancient decorative paper art that involves manipulating chemical-enhanced water and an oiled surface into images that are then transferred to paper.
Ay is classically trained and his work has been exhibited around the world – which explains why he makes the process look so effortless.
Check out the mesmerizing creative process in the video below. [click to continue…]