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Galaxy Quest: The E! “Documentary”

Saturday, December 20, 2014 3:00 pm

[High Praise! to Mental Floss]

If you were amused by the premise of the movie “Galaxy Quest”, you will be amused by the premise of this fake documentary about this “cultural icon” of a TV show:


[Galaxy Quest E! Documentary (1/3)] (Viewer #64,610)

Part 2, Part 3

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Say, Is Ebola Even Still a Thing?

Friday, December 19, 2014 9:00 pm


[The Ebola Virus Explained — How Your Body Fights For Survival] (Viewer #680,504)

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It Starts Kinda Cool and Gets Better

Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:00 pm


[Slinky Master] (Viewer #738,463)

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Ridiculous Premise, But Entertaining – Also Good Special Effects

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:00 pm


[IRON CAN – Official Trailer (IRON MAN parody)] (Viewer #529,637)

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Hypnotic

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:00 pm


[Two Ultra Fast Robots Pick & Place Batteries to Form Group Patterns – FANUC America] (Viewer #25,523)

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Original Star Wars Trailer: Not Much Better Than Parody Trailer

Monday, December 15, 2014 9:00 pm

WARNING: This is… boring… and only valuable as a historical curiosity:


[Star Wars: Teaser Trailer] (Viewer #968,611)

Compare to “Hardware Wars

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Nice Trick, But I’d Hate to Be the Guy Who Cleans Up the Stage Between Acts

Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:00 pm


[Ma Yan Yan – An awesome magic ballet performance at Amazing Chinese 2014] (Viewer #1,097,498)

This girl is so good, that even the many intercut pointless reaction shots from the judges weren’t enough to keep me from watching this to the end.

And take a good look at the stage at the end and think about the fact that she had all that on her at the beginning of the act.

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We’ll Call It an “Action Comedy”

Sunday, December 14, 2014 3:00 pm

It’s somewhat helpful to know the characters of Team Fortress 2, but not at all necessary. The characters tell you who they are by their actions as the video rolls along:


[End of the Line [SFM]] (Viewer #1,121,831)

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It’s Not Just That the Knife Is Pretty, But Also That the Spirit Behind Its Creation Is Beautiful

Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 pm


[The Birth Of A Tool. Part III. Damascus steel knife making (by John Neeman Tools)] (Viewer #704,523)

[Some notes on Damascus steel]

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Science and Water and Plates! Oh my!

Saturday, December 13, 2014 3:00 pm


[Crazy pool vortex] (Viewer #2,939,666)

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How to Build a 3 Ton Lego Christmas Tree

Friday, December 12, 2014 9:00 pm

[High Praise! to Nerd Approved]


[LEGO® Time-Lapse: Build Your LEGO® Christmas!] (Viewer #111,189)

A marvel of planning, execution, and engineering. Makes my heart sing with admiration for the minds that conceived it and brought it into the world.

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Flat Earth: Still More Believable Than Global Warming

Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:00 pm


[Is Earth Actually Flat?] (Viewer #2,643,055)

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How Jackie Chan Does Action Comedy

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9:00 pm


[Jackie Chan – How to Do Action Comedy] (Viewer #656,150)

I’ve been a fan of Jackie Chan’s work for a long time. Glad to see other folks also appreciate his creativity and attention to detail.

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It’s Like Mad Max Meets Thunderbirds

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 9:00 pm


[MiniDrones Blew Up My Toys!] (Viewer #578,096)

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I’m Not Sure He Followed the Directions on All of These

Monday, December 8, 2014 9:00 pm


[16 Holiday Life Hacks – mental_floss List Show (Ep. 234)] (Viewer #297,726)

Pretty sure the coffee can one would’ve worked fine if he’d taped the end to the can, then turned the can sideways and rotated it so that it took up the light string like a garden hose reel.

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Fun With Spray & Pray

Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:00 pm


[The Clothespins Steel Dart Machine Gun] (Viewer #169,562)

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Pretty Good, Except for the Ending

Sunday, December 7, 2014 3:00 pm


[Building Curiosity] (Viewer #40,533)

Way to go, PBS. After spending two minutes building a sense of awe, wonder, and reverence, they chose to end with a mood-breaking low-brow gesture, essentially putting one of Earth’s greatest robotic creations on the same level as an idiot frat boy or a PBS intern.

Seriously, you should bail on this at 1:59, latest.

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Perfect for Home Defense

Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:00 pm


[The Rowboat Of Death] (Viewer #123,016)

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A Nail to a Swordfight

Saturday, December 6, 2014 3:00 pm


[YouTube direct link] (Viewer #http://youtu.be/ii0C3j1ZZvk)

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Wait… People Learn Things in School?

Friday, December 5, 2014 9:00 pm


[Misconceptions You Learned in School – mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.1)] (Viewer #399,021)

Most of these I already knew were bogus, but I like that he explained why they were.

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