Hilarious animation shows how it's not fun being a skeleton

These are great. Gentleman Scholar made these amusing animations called The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Skeleton and it shows how daily life—like sports and gravity and puberty and first days—for a skeleton isn't a lot of fun. Watch them, they're quick and easily digestible and easy to laugh at. » 10/30/14 11:01pm Yesterday 11:01pm

The largest hot air balloon festival in the world is breathtakingly epic

Time lapse anything and it immediately turns epic. Take something as kooky as the annual hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico where 750 hot air balloons get together to lift off and put it in a time lapse video and it looks absolutely incredible. It's like a ballet in the air. » 10/30/14 10:23pm Yesterday 10:23pm

Video: How removing tattoos with lasers works

Smarter Every Day takes an in-depth look at something super cool: removing tattoos with the help of lasers. The science behind it is fascinating, all the zapping lasers do is basically break down the bigger ink blobs inside your skin and let your body's white blood cells and liver take care of the rest of the removal… » 10/30/14 9:01pm Yesterday 9:01pm

Seeing surfers at 1000 FPS is like watching a sea monster swallow people

If you're not convinced that the ocean isn't just one giant sea monster, here is some evidence for your fantasy theory: this video of surfers surfing at 1000 FPS. Come on, the ocean totally looks like a monster here! More reasonable view: it's a really amazing surfing video captured gloriously in beautiful slow motion. » 10/30/14 7:39pm Yesterday 7:39pm

These pygmy seahorses are so good at changing colors for camouflage

Pygmy seahorses are super tiny creatures that have the awesome ability to camouflage. They attach themselves to colorful corals and blend in so seamlessly that I have a hard time picking them out. What's cool is that even if the pygmy seahorses are descendants of orange seahorses, they can adapt and become purple if… » 10/29/14 10:27pm Wednesday 10:27pm

Video: Oysters are fantastic at filtering dirty water

Oysters are fun to eat because they're delicious and celebratory and remind you of the ocean. Turns out that last part is especially true because those suckers are just fantastic at filtering out dirty water. Watch these oysters slurp up the dirty water in the tank in this time lapse and make it all clean. » 10/29/14 7:40pm Wednesday 7:40pm

This is the vault where KFC guards the Colonel's secret original recipe

In a random hallway inside the KFC headquarters, inside their legal department, across from a copy machine, next to a shelf that stores three stacks of paper and possibly the saddest Keurig machine in existence is... a broom closet. Or well, that's what it looks like. It's actually the vault that hides KFC's biggest… » 10/29/14 5:48pm Wednesday 5:48pm

Video: How braces can amazingly straighten crooked teeth

Getting braces for crooked teeth is one of our society's accepted forms of self torture for the sake of vanity. It's completely painful and done in a terribly awkward stage in life but it's worth it in the end, not just for the sight of straight teeth but for the pure functionality of improving the bite (or so they… » 10/29/14 12:05am Wednesday 12:05am

The meticulous process of making a Japanese wooden doll is impressive

I'm not exaggerating the tiniest bit when I say I want to fly to Japan right now and park myself right in front of this man's hand made wooden doll shop in Japan and just watch him work. Imagine the earnest smell of the woodworking, the sound of the lathe spinning and the beauty of his concentration in making art. » 10/28/14 10:23pm Tuesday 10:23pm

Painting with fire creates some really beautiful art

Sure, you're not supposed to play with fire but what about painting with fire? That's what artist Steve Spazuk does. He uses flames and smoke to create beautiful artwork with images that are literally burned in. Spazuk employs other tools like feather brushes and x-acto knives but his artwork begins with fire. Pretty… » 10/28/14 9:43pm Tuesday 9:43pm

This is how KFC actually makes their fried chicken from beginning to end

We've seen beyond the greasy curtain of fast food and discovered how KFC actually makes fried chicken from the raw animal to the final product that gets put into buckets and double downs at their stores. It's basically like how your grandma would do it—except they use an infernal magic machine called "pressure frier." » 10/28/14 11:00am Tuesday 11:00am

The best pictures from National Geographic's Photo Contest 2014

Everybody knows what the best thing about the end of the year is. It's easy. No, it's not Christmas presents. Or seeing family over the holidays. The best thing about the end of the year is National Geographic's Photo Contest. It's a tradition where we get to see just how awesome the world around us is. » 10/28/14 12:22am Tuesday 12:22am

Seeing glow in the dark human stick figures do trick shots is so fun

Dude Perfect, the masters of the YouTube trick shot videos, has tried something different this time: they dressed up in glow in the dark costumes and pulled off their stunts while looking like glowing stick figures. It's actually pretty awesome to see stick figures bounce and move around like humans. » 10/27/14 10:39pm Monday 10:39pm

Holy crap, tiny gosling chicks jump 400 feet off a cliff to survive

If you think Red Bull gives you wings or that buying a GoPro makes your life awesome, I think these tiny little gosling chicks have something to tell you: mother nature doesn't need that for thrills. Look at them 'base jump' off a 400 foot cliff 'without a parachute' and hit the side of the mountain and still survive. » 10/27/14 9:31pm Monday 9:31pm

Watching all these macro shots of machines being used put me in a trance

Mazer Media, the people who filmed this short Machines Rule the World, promises that there is a story in this video that stitches together beautiful macro shots of machines being used. I couldn't find it because I was so entranced by the close up scenes that I completely forgot that I was watching something. » 10/27/14 8:41pm Monday 8:41pm

Guy using wheel barrow to do skateboard tricks is hilariously absurd

Here's the progression of my thoughts when I first saw this video of Hä Wie using a golden wheel barrow to do skateboard tricks on the street. I thought it was so dumb. So, so stupid. And then I started giggling. And then I started laughing. And then I started wondering, wait, is this any less ridiculous than… » 10/24/14 9:50pm 10/24/14 9:50pm

Just a badass two minute video of badass action scenes from movies

Oh, nothing to see here. Oh wait. Just kidding. There is everything to see here. This two minute clip of action scenes from MovieClips Trailers is so badass that I've watched it multiple times now. I can't get enough. In fact, it has me hankering for an action movie so bad. Good thing John Wick is out in theaters,… » 10/24/14 9:21pm 10/24/14 9:21pm