The process of making an entire skateboard looks like a lot of fun

Skateboarding is fun but George Powell of Powell Peralta skateboard makes building skateboards look even more fun. It's always cool to see hands and machines and people transform wood into something completely different but especially neat to see how the whole skateboard—trucks and bearings and wheels—comes together. » 3/03/15 10:22pm Yesterday 10:22pm

Drone footage soaring through Angkor Wat shows off the beautiful ruins

Angkor Wat is one of those unbelievable places in the world where you can't really fathom the history of the ruins around you. I thought it—and all of Northern Cambodia—looked fantastic from the ground but this drone footage shows me that the view is—as it always is—better from the top. The drone footage is stunning. » 3/03/15 8:29pm Yesterday 8:29pm

A gun machine that shoots dumplings together would be the greatest thing

The world should put together all their brain power and weapons experts and artillery and dumpling ammo so that we can make this dumpling gun machine happen. Imagine a world where at a push of a button we can shoot out the perfect amount of meat, spice it, wrap it and cook it in less than 2 seconds. » 2/27/15 8:13pm Friday 8:13pm

My taste buds melted after watching this dessert get made

I don't especially love pistachio. I don't go crazy over tiramisu. Heck, I don't always have the sweet tooth hankering normal humans have for dessert and yet after watching this pistachio tiramisu get made, I can't help but feel as if my taste buds have all banded together demanding that I eat this right now. It looks… » 2/26/15 9:02pm Thursday 9:02pm

Some people see this dress as white & gold while others see black & blue

I don't know where this image originates from but it's around the Internet right now and it shows a picture of a dress that is so very clearly white and gold to me but is black and blue to so many other people. It's black and blue to Google Image Search. Photoshop's eyedropper tool says it's black and blue. But I only… » 2/26/15 7:40pm Thursday 7:40pm

Amazing video shows how dust moves from the Sahara Desert to Brazil

Here's an awesome 3D visualization from NASA that shows how the Sahara Desert helps fertilize the Amazon rainforest even though they're on two different continents that are separated by an entire ocean. The Saharan dust is carried over by wind and the phosphorous in the dust is essential to the Amazon. » 2/26/15 12:05am 2/26/15 12:05am

Watching beer cans get made is like seeing a ballet of machines at work

New Zealand craft brewery Garage Project reveals how they make their Hops on Pointe beer cans and it's like watching a machinery ballet unfold before our eyes. It's funny to imagine these big honking machines made of metal and wires dressed in tutus but there is a surprising elegance to the can making process. » 2/25/15 10:39pm 2/25/15 10:39pm

Incredible aerial view of Chinese New Year's fireworks over Beijing

Apparently, July 4th ain't got nothing on Chinese New Year in Beijing. This video was recorded on an airplane that was landing in Beijing at midnight of Chinese New Year and it shows all the fireworks going off at once across the city. It looks like every corner is firing off explosions at the same time. » 2/24/15 10:00pm 2/24/15 10:00pm

What being strapped to a rocket launch looks like (hint: awesome)

This is just awesome. A camera was strapped onto a GoFast 2014 rocket—an amateur rocket that set the record for highest and fastest rocket ever launched into space—so that we can see the entire launch from the rockets point of view. The initial burst and thrust into the air is epic and then the world starts spinning… » 2/24/15 8:46pm 2/24/15 8:46pm

Simple animation explains that yes, you should vaccinate your kids

There's a lot of hubbub and crap being spewed about not vaccinating your kids and letting measles creep back into our lives. The animation explaining shop Kurz Gesagt doesn't want to deal with the arguments of pseudo-science, they just want to explain what measles does inside your body. And why it's helpful for… » 2/24/15 7:26pm 2/24/15 7:26pm

Drone footage of Russia's Air Force Museum shows a heaven for planes

All these fighter jets and war planes and attack helicopters are on display at Russia's Central Air Force museum just outside of Moscow. They're advanced killing machines. And yet this drone footage makes them look so peaceful, resting and hibernating in the Russian winter snow. It's as if we've stumbled upon a… » 2/24/15 12:42am 2/24/15 12:42am

How Wes Anderson uses red and yellow to paint his movies

When I think of the colors red and yellow together, I think of Big Macs and french fries and chicken nuggets. Yep, I think of McDonald's. But maybe I should think of Wes Anderson movies now. As you can see in this lovely supercut by Rishi Kaneria that shows Anderson's use of color, red and yellow a lot in his films. » 2/24/15 12:19am 2/24/15 12:19am

Chef magically cuts a carrot into an elaborate net

On good days, my knife skills could be considered rudimentary. On most other days though, I'm probably a danger to myself. So never in my wildest dreams would I ever think that I could pull this sorcery off: turn a regular carrot into a perfectly webbed net by strategically cutting it with a knife. The chef is a… » 2/23/15 10:58pm 2/23/15 10:58pm

Sesame Street perfectly parodies House of Cards

Though only parents and maybe a handful of Underwoodian kids watching would understand the parody, Sesame Street pretty much nailed House of Cards in a skit about the Three Little Pigs. Frank Underwolf stars and recreates the same feel of the political drama—soliloquies, southern accent, plotting, etc.—only with… » 2/23/15 8:49pm 2/23/15 8:49pm

Watching this guy jump down into the thick unknown fog made me scream

The whole time I was watching this video of Marshall Miller base jumping into Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland, I was screaming inside. You see the entire jump from his perspective, as he looks down and around and can't see anything but fog and yet he still makes the jump. And as he's falling down, you still can't see… » 2/23/15 7:57pm 2/23/15 7:57pm