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How Much Money Would it Cost to be Captain America?

Want to be an All-American superhero with a heart of gold? You only need a little under $55 million (around £33 million), a time traveling device to send you back to the 1940s, a good vibranium source and a healthy budget for food. Movieclips Trailers analysed the total cost of being Captain America and after accounting for inflation came up with this number: $54,977,922.05 (£33,096,030.29). Read More >>

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10 Things That Could Wipe Out Life on Earth as We Know It

A super volcano that creates a toxic ash cloud covering Earth. Gamma ray explosions. Shifting of magnetic fields. The robots. The bees. And even ourselves. If you want to give yourself a little scare, watch this video on the 10 things that could wipe out life on Earth. The idea of mass extinctions is riveting stuff. Read More >>

airplanes
I Can't Believe This Plane Managed to Land in Such Bad Weather

The pilot in this twisting and turning plane must be ridiculously disciplined, have palms that never sweat, a personality that never stresses and big brass ones because that's what it takes to land a plane in such terrible weather. Read More >>

crime
Why Self-Portraits are a Bad Idea if You're a Burglar

Taking a photo of yourself while illegally inside someone else's house might not be the first, second, or even third thing you'd think to do—especially when using your victim's own camera, mobile phone, or Kindle—but, hey, you're probably not a burglar. Taking pics of yourself while holding your victim's property is probably also not something you'd want to do—and you'd almost definitely not then post those photos to your victim's Facebook page. But, again, you probably don't think—if that's what this can be called—they way burglars do. Read More >>

design
An Invisible Mirrored Fence is Way Better Than a White Picket Fence

Sure a white picket fence is part of the idyllic image of many dream homes, but it's much cooler to have this fence of mirrors surrounding your house. It turns the boundaries of your land invisible. It changes colours with the seasons. And it is gleaming fun to look at. Read More >>

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Meet the People Who Would Take a One-Way Trip to Mars

Mars One, the programme that is planning to create a human settlement on Mars by 2024, has received over 200,000 applications of Earthlings who are interested in leaving their home planet forever by taking a one-way ticket to Mars. This short documentary examines a few of those people's motivation to leave everything behind. Read More >>

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Thousands of Birds Flock Together to Create a Giant Penis in the Sky

What you're looking at are the beautifully flowing murmurations of starlings. Hundreds, often thousands, sometimes millions of birds fly together as a flock to create these fluid formations in the sky. They twist, they turn, they curve, they stiffen straight—they're awesome. And sometimes they make shapes that are amusing to the immature mind. Like the photo above, where thousands of starlings formed to create a penis. Clever birds. Read More >>

photography
Here are the Flaws Photographers See When They Take a Picture of You

A professional photographer's job doesn't end after they snap their photograp. Hell, in some ways that's when their job starts. In this image, The Today Show reveals what a photographer sees in his photo and what he needs to fix. And boy there is a lot that needs fixin'. Read More >>

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Real Life Version of X-Men's Gambit Blows Things up by Throwing Playing Cards

Growing up, I never wanted Cyclops' optic blast or Wolverine's adamantium claws or Magneto's power over magnetic fields, I wanted to throw cards like Gambit. I don't know if that makes me an unimaginative little kid who only dreamt about realistic powers but I do know I spent many summer days throwing cards at everything. Sadly, I never grew up to be like Gambit. This guy, comedian Javier Jarquin, did though. Watch him throw playing cards with incredible accuracy and enough strength to break glass. Read More >>

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Impressive Video of a B-1B Bomber Crash Landing on a Dry Lake

Check out this video of a Rockwell B-1B Lancer bomber landing at Roger Dry Lake, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. After discovering a failure in their front gear, the crew was directed to land in this location because its clay surface minimises airplane damage. Read More >>

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Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme do the Splits in Space with Perfect CGI

Remember when Jean-Claude Van Damme pulled off that impossible stunt by doing the splits with two moving trucks? And then we all laughed when Chuck Norris hilariously beat him with airplanes and CGI? Read More >>

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Incredibly Clear Footage Shows the Blast Effect of 1953 Atomic Bomb

AtomCentral shows us some amazingly clear HD footage restored from 1953 of the Atomic Cannon test from Upshot-Knothole Grable in Nevada. In the video, you can see cars, jeeps, buses and tanks against the backdrop of the massive blast's initial burst and shockwave. The blast eventually swallows everything. Read More >>

robots
Geniuses Create Robot That Plays Flappy Bird Better Than Humans

Do you suck at Flappy Bird? Don't worry, most humans do. Even if you're smart, the game is so silly it won't reward your intelligence. Two guys from China used their frustration to make a robot that dominates Flappy Bird. It uses a webcam to figure out how many taps are needed to clear the pipes and a robotic arm made from an old hard drive and a tip of a stylus. Hasta la vista, birdy. Read More >>

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What Military Ration Packs Look Like Around the World

Different armies, same soul evaporating packaged foods for army rations. Okay, that's not exactly fair. Some countries obviously have it better than others (I'm looking at you France) but at the end of the day, most armies around the world are eating out of pouches and cans and what looks like condom wrappings. Read More >>

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Holy Crap, Seeing World War II Air Combat Footage in Colour is Just Nuts

Wow. This incredible video of aerial combat in World War II has it all. And all of it is terrifying. From dog fights and kamikaze attacks to flak fire and carpet bombing to explosions and aerial combat, it captures the frantic frenzy of aerial warfare during WWII. It's better than any movie because it actually happened. Read More >>

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Watch These Specially-Filmed Ice Crystals Melt in Psychedelic Style

The video of these ice crystals melting was taken by Shawn Knol using cross-polarised light – a special form of microscopy. It creates a truly beautiful effect in the ice, one that would make any psychonaut drool. Read More >>

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