Guy Trefler is a synthetic human being made from the DNA of Terry Gilliam and Andy Warhol but without any of their originality. And that's ok, because he says nothing is original in this seizure-inducing video mashup.
A group of kayakers take a wrong turn and end up trapped in a cave. Luckily they are prepared and know exactly what to do. I am not sure I would have stayed nearly so calm.
Filmmaker Paul Trillo takes a look at the infinite options that fill our daily lives and how the consequences of our actions can transform the multiple paths that we can take, combining over a lifetime to define us as people. Some choices we think we can affect, others seem too small to contemplate.
Watch this crazy guy leap from a roof terrace on top of a five story building to land in a swimming pool. Miraculously, he judges the distance right, the water is sufficiently deep and nobody else is around to be hurt. Unfortunately, this ends in disaster more often than you think.
This footage of a desert cat taking out a bird in mid-flight is another impressive reminder of the astonishing power of natural evolution. The small but agile caracal uses 20 muscles —in three distinct groups—to independently control each of its ears, which act as supersensitive parabolic sound antennas.
Watching 16 tons of explosives fall on this tiny little island is awe-inspiring—unless you are some animal living in that island, that is. Then it's pretty terrible. Sometimes it surprises me how something as horrible as this raw destruction power fascinates humans so much.
There are a lot of great applications for materials being developed that display extreme water repelling properties, inspired by nature and particularly desert life. This video doesn't explain any of them and that's fine—I just like to watch all those crazy water droplets doing crazy stuff.
The Hanwha Eagles—a South Korean baseball team famed for losing—now have robot fans to cheer them on. Absent supporters can use social media to deliver messages and show their faces on the robots' LEDs. This has to be the saddest, most depressing thing I've ever seen in any sport.
Princeton University is celebrating the beauty of science, a selection of of experiments and research papers that result in amazing displays of color and motion that can be classified as contemporary art. Here are the prettiest ones.
Watch this six-year-old roller skater limbo under 39 SUVs—a clearance of about seven inches. Gagan Satish, from India, coasted the 230-foot distance in just 29.8 seconds. The flexible kid has been rollerskating for about three years and practises regularly when he is not at school.
It seems that Danish artist Maria Rubinke makes classic porcelain in the greatest European tradition—until you see the gore details and blood over them. They would be perfect for your grandmother—if she were a vampire, a werewolf, or a psychopath.
The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world has opened in Russia, with a 1,800-foot span. It offers breathtaking views of the Sochi landscape but it isn't really designed for your daily commute—it is part of a skypark and you can bungee jump off it for a 650-foot drop, as shown in this video.
A new J. J. Abrams' Star Wars VII video shows a new version of the X-Wing starfighter. It may look like a Z-95 Headhunter because it doesn't appear to have the classic s-foils that open to give it it's X attack shape, but this official tweet says it's the real thing. So, ladies and gentlenerds, behold the X-wing Mark…
Filmmaker Russell Houghten created the illusion that the skaters in this video were travelling alone thru an abandoned Los Angeles, an eerie view of a city that is always brimming with heavy traffic.
Watch a madman leap on to a moving train as it emerges from a tunnel in France. The idiot then tells the camera that he will try again soon because it didn't work out how he had planned—as if it's not easy enough to get yourself killed these days.
Saline used a well-known optical illusion to turn the greatest scary monsters of all time into beautiful postcards that feel three-dimensional on your screen. I love that they paid homage to the often gimmicky classic horror films of yesteryear with such a gimmicky technique.
Scientists at the Max-Planck-Institut in Germany have created the closest thing we have to a real life holodeck using a wireless Oculus Rift and multiple cameras distributed inside a 32-foot by 32-foot room. Of course, it's still far away from Star Trek, but it works. Watch the video to see how:
Emojis. Love them or hate them, they snuck into our daily lives and they are here to stay. This fun mockumentary shows how everyone has come to accept, live with and even depend on these silly graphics to express feelings and emotions through Facebook, Instagram and text messaging (as sad as that can be.)