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What Happens to Marshmallow Peeps in a Vacuum

Anyone familiar with American springtime tradition will know about sending Peeps to their noble deaths via microwave. For everyone else, Peeps are marshmallow sweets, and microwaving them is apparently a thing over in the States (god knows why). Apparently microwaving is getting a bit old. How about a total vacuum instead? Read More >>

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The Fifth Element Game That Sadly Never Was

You probably don't remember The Fifth Element game for Playstation because it was so crappy. And you don't remember this 8-bit The Fifth Element game because, sadly, it never existed. It's just a video made by those jerks at CineFix, who keep taunting us with awesome but fake retro game remakes of classic movies. Read More >>

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Watch Five Cat Excavators Play the World's Biggest Game of Jenga

Twenty-seven wooden blocks weighing 272 kilos each? That's no regular game of Jenga—that's a job for a team of five giant, yet agile, Cat excavators and telehandlers to take on. Just some machines having fun. Read More >>

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This Drone Footage of NYC Makes You Feel Like Spiderman

You've never seen New York City like this. Well, you have if you've seen the Spiderman movies, but this footage captured by photographer Randy Scott Slavin is no CGI fantasy. It's Gotham at its grandest. Read More >>

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Everything Wrong With The Matrix (Just Kidding, The Matrix is Perfect)

Yes, this 12 minute video expertly dissects all of the inconsistencies, logical fallacies, and plot conveniences which plague 1999's The Matrix. But what it fails to take into consideration is that The Matrix is perfect, and no amount of nitpicking will ever change that. Read More >>

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An Army of 3D-Printed Bears Went Into This Adorable Animation

Well, shucks: this Bears on Stairs stop-motion clip is just adorable, and it's as impressive as it is cute. London-based creative agency DBLG 3D-printed a different figurine for each and every frame of the clip, resulting in surprisingly realistic movement for an angular white mammal. Read More >>

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A Weird Black Ring Appeared in the Sky and Then Disappeared (Updated)

This is bizarre. A 16-year-old girl saw a giant black ring in the sky above England and captured it on video. After three minutes of floating around like a cloud, the black ring disappeared completely. So far, experts have no idea what it was. Read More >>

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Opening Battle Revealed

If you're too impatient to wait for opening day on the 23rd of May, here you have a sneak preview of the opening battle in X-Men: Days of Future Past, now clearly showing the awesome morphing Sentinels from the future. The scene shows the mutant hunters invading their hideout. Read More >>

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Shooting Down a Tiny Drone is Nearly Impossible, Even With Machine Guns

I turns out, those drone hunting permits that Colorado wisely declined to issue earlier this year man not have done much good anyway. As this video shows, hitting a drone on the wing is really, really hard. Even if you bring fully automatic weapons to the party. Read More >>

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Inside Jim Henson's Creature Shop: The Intersection of Gadgets and Dreams

It's not often that you get a chance to see the place where your childhood memories were literally built. It's kind of like peeling back the curtain on your dreams and finding the architects of them busily at work, pulling the strings, painting the scenery, and creating the characters you will vividly remember decades later. That's what it's like to visit Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Read More >>

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Watch Cortana, Siri, and Google Now Yell at Each Other and Go Insane

Cortana is the newest member of the virtual assistant family, so we thought we'd get the whole crew together for a chat. Turns out getting a sit-down between Siri, and Google Now is not only funny, but also a great glimpse at how the world will work after the machines finally take over. Read More >>

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Super Clever Stop Motion Animation Uses Wood Like You've Never Seen

Andre Maat had the brilliant idea to play with the shape and consistency of wood in his stop-motion video Woodoo and it warps the naturally stiff material into a living, breathing (and smoking object). The execution is pretty fantastic, each shape fluidly transforms into another. I love it when things do things they're not supposed to. Read More >>

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Awesome Video Game Will Let You Live Out Your Space Pilot Dreams

Here's 12 minutes of gameplay footage of Star Citizen, a space flight simulator video game that will let you live in a parallel universe. Not only pilot a spaceship, but have a living avatar there. And with Oculus Rift support, it will be a total alternate universe experience. It looks absolutely fantastic. Read More >>

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Ingenious Teen's Home-Built Backhoe Toy Works Just Like the Real Thing

This video has been around for a few months, but I just came across it and it's astounding. Check out this Brazilian teen's scratch-built model backhoe. Using plastic syringes and silicon tubing, he's created a miniature hydraulic system that functions the same exact way as the mechanism inside a real excavator. This kid is sharp. Read More >>

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Ah, Looks Like the Acid's Finally Kicking In

David Lynch, famed director of iconic Hollywood films like Eraserhead and Dune, is also a kickass musician. Here, he's put his madleet remixing skills to work, reimagining Ultraísta's afrobeat-infused electronica single, "Strange Formula." He didn't touch the video though, it was that psychedelic when he got there. Read More >>

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Red Hot Nickel Ball vs. Brick of Butter: Cholesterol Choo-Choo

Red Hot Nickel Ball has taken on a lot of food challengers. And yeah, you sort of know implicitly that a ball of scorching metal is going to decimate a brick of innocent butter. But I bet you a bucket of popcorn you'll still watch. Read More >>

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