Watch a super hydrophobic knife cut through a water droplet

Black magic and sorcery and deals with the devil and breaks in The Matrix and possibly other dimensions. That's what super hydrophobic material is made out of. Like this super hydrophobic knife that just slices through a water droplet and cuts it in two. Are we really sure science can explain what my eyes are seeing? » 1/30/15 7:26pm Friday 7:26pm

Watch a man ice climb a frozen Niagara Falls for the first time ever

People have gone down the Niagara Falls (which is already nuts) but Red Bull says that ice climber Will Gadd is the first person crazy enough to go up the falls. As in he climbed a damn waterfall. The Niagara Falls was frozen over but Gadd gets impossibly close to the falls and somehow makes it to the top. » 1/29/15 11:57pm Thursday 11:57pm

Here's the difference between fun visual storytelling and boring movies

There are boring ways to make movies and then there is the much more satisfying creative process of filmmaking. Tony Zhou of Every Frame Painting pits the two techniques next to each other, showing how directors can visually tell a story when the scene just involves characters in a room. Sometimes people provide… » 1/29/15 11:45pm Thursday 11:45pm

Slow motion explosion of an orange is like seeing a supernova on Earth

Fruit may be the best thing to blow up because all that pulp, juice, seeds, peel, skin make for great gory guts in explosions. This slow motion explosion of an orange is as good as explosions get. In fact, it almost looks like a mini version of our Sun going supernova and exploding on itself. » 1/29/15 10:05pm Thursday 10:05pm

Short film: We're so obsessed with our phones that we're missing life

This short animation Mr. Selfie by We Are Seventeen totally nails everyone's over reliance on their phones. We use it in bed to fall asleep, we use it in bed when we can't fall asleep, we have our phone in the bathroom, on our commutes, on the sidewalk, through live events, through nature and basically through life. » 1/29/15 1:47am Thursday 1:47am

Here's the surprisingly old school way that an NFL football is made

Super Bowl Sunday is only a few days away and all anyone really wants to talk about is deflated footballs. We don't care about any of that. We just like to see how things get made. Here's a NY Times video that shows you the inside of a Wilson Football Factory. They get sewed together, flipped inside out, stitched,… » 1/28/15 11:58pm Wednesday 11:58pm

Super close up images of common objects are beautifully alien

If you look at anything closely, you'll begin to see things you never saw before. That's why it's super fun to look at really common objects up close because it reveals a whole 'nother side, the world is both beautifully detailed and disgusting from up close. Pyanek did that in the series Amazing Worlds Within Our… » 1/28/15 12:45am Wednesday 12:45am

Watch a drone shoot fireworks at people from the drone's point of view

Some guys essentially weaponized a drone by strapping Roman Candles onto the flying machine and making it fly around and shoot fireworks at people (themselves). The video made by PIEROGRAM is totally crude but is also a preview of how the world will end. Death by laser shooting drones and human stupidity. » 1/27/15 9:12pm Tuesday 9:12pm

Here's a super fun video of the best sword fights in film history

Maybe because the idea of fighting with swords today seems so impossibly dangerous and probably because seeing steel on steel clang and cut flesh is just so damn viscerally satisfying but there's few things more riveting to see on screen than watching two or more actors try to kill each other with a sword. » 1/27/15 1:14am Tuesday 1:14am

KFC's Double Down hot dog is a sausage wrapped in a fried chicken bun

Here is proof that there's always more horrifying Frankenfood left to be invented and more stomachs to destroy with fast food: the Double Down hot dog. It's KFC's take on a hot dog only instead of using a regular hot dog bun, KFC is whipping out a bun made with fried chicken. It looks ridiculous. » 1/26/15 7:54pm Monday 7:54pm

Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler video is even weirder without music

I didn't think it was possible for that impossibly weird cage fighting nude shorts music video by Sia with Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler to get any weirder than it already was but if you remove out all the music from the video and replace it with sounds of what's actually happening, boy, it's a freak show. » 1/12/15 11:11pm 1/12/15 11:11pm