A brilliantly executed, extremely NSFW reversed music video

Russian band Leningrad's "Kolshik" is a reversed video of multiple disasters in and around a circus.

Someone reversed the reverse:

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Funny noises a heart makes

She said, "I bet I do as good as you" Read the rest

Another 1960s game I would not give my kid

"Mystery Date." This is creepy as all hell. Read the rest

Let It Go, the Fair Use Week mashup version

Charles Duan from Public Knowledge sends us "a video we put together for Fair Use Week about copyright and fair use, to the tune of 'Let It Go' from Frozen, and full of clips of other fair use videos." Read the rest

Mechanical spinning globe that shows the night/day terminator

Elenco's Night 'n Day Mechanical Globe uses a system of translucent, exposed gears to rotate an internally illuminated globe that displays the seasonally adjusted, real-time night/day terminator as it spins. Read the rest

7 amazing optical illusions

Richard Wiseman, author of 101 Bets You Will Always Win, made a fun video of seven different illusions. Read the rest

How Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the Earth in 200 BC

High school teacher Joe Howard made another excellent math video. This time, he shows how Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the Earth in 200 BC.

In one of the dopest displays of critical thinking in history, Erotosthenes estimated the circumference of the Earth. All he had was a pole, the sun, knowledge of a famous well in Egypt, and potentially money to pay someone to walk the distance between two cities. This story demonstrates the beauty of trigonometry.

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Star Wars Rebels: Thrawn turns badass

It appears Grand Admiral Thrawn is done hanging back, collecting data and has begun hatching his plan to end the rebellion.

We've all been waiting for the softspoken military genius to start kicking some butt. Read the rest

Is this a Midicorn or a Unichord?

Andrew Huang created a MIDI unicorn: a short musical piece that appears as a unicorn when represented in linear musical notation. You can download the MIDI file itself. Read the rest

Watch how augmented reality can help those with vision impairment

Nearly 250 million people in the world have impaired vision. Oxsight is developing augmented reality glasses that could supplement or even replace canes and seeing eye dogs for many. Read the rest

Amid Trump's Muslim hate, new Nike ad celebrates 5 female athletes from Arab world

A stunning new ad campaign from Nike “pays homage to Middle Eastern athletes and explores the challenges young Arab women aspiring to a professional sporting career may face,” per Vogue.

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Here's a rehearsal of the amazing opening scene from La La Land

My wife, daughter, and I went to see La La Land yesterday. (I'd give it 4.5 stars, Carla gives it 3.5, and Jane gives it 4.) The opening scene was a one-take song-and-dance number shot on a freeway on ramp and it alone is worth the price of admission. Here's an iPhone video shot by Damien Chazelle of a rehearsal of the scene.

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An appropriate children's toy from 1964

Whoa.

Check out this unboxing. You may want to skip a few minutes in.

Previously:

Unbelievable boy's toy gun ad from 1964: “Johnny Seven OMA (One Man Army)” Read the rest

Put A Little Love In Your Heart

Jackie DeShannon's 1969 hit. Read the rest

The Airport Jacket is a suitcase you can wear

Many airlines are charging for checked and carry-on baggage. The Airport Jacket was designed to get around those fees. It has lots of huge pockets for stashing clothes, shoes, toiletries, your laptop, and more. It folds up into a suitcase, and unfolds into a jacket. Read the rest

How herd immunity works

From YouTube description for this Bozeman Science video: "In this video Paul Andersen explains how immune individuals in a population give the entire group a herd immunity. Concepts of immunity, vaccines, basic reproduction number, and herd immunity threshold are discussed." Read the rest

Pensive film revisits dead music venues

Quartier Latin in Berlin. Rose Bonbon in Paris. Hammersmith Palais in London. Some of the most iconic punk and rock clubs of the 80s and 90s are remembered by patrons and musicians, juxtaposed with shots of what they became after closing.

Bonus video: an edit of Last Man in Hammersmith Palais, outlining the venue's storied history.

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