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He Upgrades Toys Like Tim Taylor Upgrades Tools

Monday, July 27, 2015 9:00 pm


[Weaponizing Hasbro Toys] (Viewer #180,619)

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Huh… I’d Always Thought the Motion Was Continuous

Sunday, July 26, 2015 3:00 pm


[The Mechanics of the Film Projector] (Viewer #165,739)

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Time-Lapse Clouds That Aren’t Boring, With Music That Actually Fits the Visuals

Saturday, July 25, 2015 10:00 pm


[YouTube direct link]

In case the link disappears, it’s also on Vimeo.

I hate Vimeo

Mostly because I have an old computer and I’m lucky to get 1 frame per second.

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Every Character Has a Very Specific Set of Rules

Saturday, July 25, 2015 3:00 pm


[Chuck Jones – The Evolution of an Artist] (Viewer #526,739)

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It’s Like the Interesting Version of Kicking a Goal in Soccer

Friday, July 24, 2015 9:00 pm


[Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect] (Viewer #16,316,863)

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Rubik’s Cube Magic – I Like It

Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:00 pm


[Steven Brundage fools Penn & Teller with Rubik Cubes – Fool Us] (Viewer #1,619,546)

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Warning: Contains Spoilers

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:00 pm


[How Jurassic World Should Have Ended] (Viewer #5,869,066)

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Pass the SSW

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 9:00 pm


[If Sports Drink Commercials Were Honest] (Viewer #439,897)

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Star Wars 7: A New Hope

Monday, July 20, 2015 9:00 pm

I will remember this day as the brief, shining moment when I truly believed Episode 7 might not stink like the prequels.


[Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Comic-Con 2015 Reel] (Viewer #7,061,668)

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First Time I’ve Ever Heard Anyone Say Anything Nice About the Mercator Projection

Sunday, July 19, 2015 3:00 pm


[27 Facts About Maps – mental_floss on YouTube – List Show (317)] (Viewer #76,906)

Not because I’m crazy about maps, but because I like listening to passionate people – who know what they’re talking about – talk about what they know.

Although sometimes the opposite is not without its entertainment value…

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Back When Photo Shop Meant An Actual Shop With Actual Photos

Saturday, July 18, 2015 3:00 pm

I took a graphic arts design class in high school (circa 1983), and I’ll concur with the man in the video: this was both an art form and a gigantic pain in the butt.

Photoshoppers need to appreciate the magic.


[Before there was Photoshop | graphic design tools | Photoshop 25th anniversary] (Viewer #275,459)

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I Thought This Would Be Cool, But I Guess I’m Damaged

Friday, July 17, 2015 9:00 pm

Via the Puppy Blender, a video of a “historic” Detroit hotel being demolished, as filmed by a drone.

Sound is really optional on this, it goes from annoying music to annoying drone-motor buzz, although you CAN hear the building go down.


[Park Avenue Hotel Implosion – Detroit, MI – Filmed by DJI Phantom 2 Drone – Demolition ] (Viewer #23,725)

Personal Note: When I was a kid, I thought building demolitions were awesome.

But now, almost 14 years after 9/11, I can’t watch this without a little ball of sickness forming in the pit of my stomach.

I have the same problem watching superhero movies where buildings get destroyed. Avengers was gut-wrenching for me.

Apparently I have scars.

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Finally! A Use for Cordless Drills

Thursday, July 16, 2015 9:00 pm


[WOW!!! Incredible drill powered walking machine!] (Viewer #631,267)

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Life Hacks Clumsily Debunked

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:00 pm


[30 More Life Hacks Debunked Pt. 3 – mental_floss on YouTube – List Show (245)] (Viewer #965,921)

#6 works fine, but your eggs have to be weeks or even months old. Eggs stay good for a lot longer than people think.

#17 works, but you have to know HOW to twist the bones.

#20 Use a MAN’S comb.

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Twilight Zone Trivia

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:00 am

One of these is not like the others. Only a true Twilight Zone fan will know which. I knew right from the start. But, do you?


[The YouTube]

By the way, if you have to guess, you’ll probably not get it right. But, if you know, you know. I’ll give you until tonight.

Okay, if you want a hint (another one; yes, you already have one), it happened on the show three times, but only once in this video. That ought to be a useless enough hint.

UPDATE: The answer is in the comments.

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Democrats Getting Out the Vote (Metaphorically Speaking)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 9:00 pm


[Welsh dancing seagull] (Viewer #812,115)

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Misconceptions About Popular Stories

Monday, July 13, 2015 9:00 pm


[Misconceptions about Popular Stories – mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 32)] (Viewer #175,083)

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People Tend to Forget That a Rube Goldberg Machine Is Supposed to Do Something Practical

Sunday, July 12, 2015 10:00 pm


[The Page Turner] (Viewer #8,362,089)

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Capitalist Propaganda: Gasoline For Everybody

Sunday, July 12, 2015 3:00 pm

“‘Production, refining and distribution of gasoline.’ Explains 4 types of gasoline, straight run and 3 ‘cracked’ varieties.”

And I’ll just point out that the unfathomable amount of infrastructure this nation already dedicates to pumping oil and refining gasoline is just another reason why practical electric cars are just an idiot’s pipe dream.


[Gasoline Production: “Gasoline For Everybody” 1947 Ethyl Corp] (Viewer #6,155)

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Oddly, Does Not Begin With Obama’s Competence

Saturday, July 11, 2015 10:00 pm


[The Smallest to the Biggest thing in the Universe! (HD) how Big is the Universe] (Viewer #1,149,609)

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