Watch these busy beetles devour delicious flesh


UC Berkeley's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology employ a colony of flesh-eating beetles to clean the meat off the bones of animals whose bones they want to preserve for posterity. (KQED's Deep Look)

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Watch a rattlesnake strike a GoPro camera


A fellow was recording rattlesnakes when one struck the device, knocking it into a pit teeming with the serpents. More footage below:

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Music: "Heavy Fuel," Dire Straits (1993)


Get me in a fight I like dirty tricks. Read the rest

Far out space film made from NASA Apollo Archive images

Tom Kucy dug into the incredible motherlode of NASA's Project Apollo Archive of photos released last week to create this beautiful short film "Ground Control." Read the rest

Music: "Hip Hug-Her," Booker T. and the MGs (1967)


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Cop says he tased man because he "got into a power stance." Dashcam shows cop is a liar


The video starts with Kansas City Officer Dale Secor asking Short Stop Mini Mart clerk Damian Words for his ID. Both men are standing next to Words' car, which is parked perpendicularly in a driveway. Officer Secor tells Words he is getting a ticket. Words explains he is a clerk at the store across the street and had to move his car while the spot he normally parks in is being worked on. Read the rest

Arpeggio, a new instrument for composing, saving, and performing melodies

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Help kickstart Arpeggio. This 'new instrument' has friends in Chicago and Los Angeles going nuts. The Arpeggio reminds me of the fun I used to have with my Casio VL-1. Read the rest

Great white shark eats seal off Alcatraz Island

Great white shark. © Oceana/David Stephens.

A crowd watches as a Great White Shark eats a seal off the coast of San Francisco Bay's Alcatraz Island.

Clearly, one young gentleman was seriously impressed!

Also, please note the videographer's creative choice in using a more artistic, less directly utilitarian camera aspect, to limit the impact of death.

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Amazing bowling trick shot


Stick it out until the end. (Mike Long via Neatorama)

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How filmmakers manipulate our emotions using color


Specific color palettes are used by filmmakers to manipulate our emotions, from warm red tones for romances to blue, cold tones for horror flicks. The Dust Bowl-toned "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000) was the first film to be digitally color graded from beginning to end.

If you're curious about the psychology of color, check out classics like Johannes Itten's "The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color" and the books of Faber Birren.

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Hands-free, self-saranwrapping toilet at O'Hare Airport


Amir captured this video of O'Hare Airport's hygiene-freakout toilets that automatically and in a hands-free fashion wrap the seat in fresh, germ- and piss-free plastic film between each user. Read the rest

Pee-Wee is the Penguin's dad (again!)


Pee-Wee Herman will play the father of Oswald Cobblepot -- AKA The Penguin -- in season two of Gotham, a role he already nailed in 1992's otherwise meh "Batman Returns," where he depicted Daddy Penguin as a lunatic disciplinarian vaper oligarch. Read the rest

Listen: Movits! Swedish dancehall/swing/hiphop jazz


Sweden's MOVITS! (presently touring the USA) plays music they call Äppelknyckarjazz ("Apple swiper jazz") that combines big-band swing with hip-hop that's infused with dancehall reggae-style rapping and declaiming (in Swedish). Read the rest

Music: "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)," The Jacksons (1979)


I don't know what's going happen to you baby, but I do know that I love ya. Read the rest

Music: "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)," Al Green (1974)


You'll find yourself lost and alone. On a darkened street. Read the rest

Awesome dance track made of clips of scamming televangelist who is also famous for his farts


You know, I thought it wasn't possible to create anything funnier than “Farting Priest,” a now classic viral video in which scamming televangelist Robert Tilton is revealed as the gassy fartbag he truly is. Read the rest

Dog and baby freak out adorably when dad comes home


We should all be so lucky to be loved this much.

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