Video: billiards trick shots

Amazing trick shots by Ziemowit Janaszek.

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Documentary about Brazil's Tropicalia movement in the 1960s

Tropicalia is a documentary about the 1960s music scene in Brazil, featuring Boing Boing patron saints Os Mutantes (formed in 1966 and still doing their thing!).

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Super Mean Mario

YouTuber Pastek pasted Super Mario into a bunch of FAIL videos. Video above, GIF below.

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Cat sliding: sounds awful, cats love it (at least this one)

Video. Hope they delete curling and replace it with cat sliding as a new Olympic sport. I'd totally be into the Olympics, then.

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Bird-watchers video corner: Meet The American WoodEch

Very special video of a rare species. [HT: Dean Putney]

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Short film: the Magic of Consciousness

Ed writes, "Here's an ambitious short film I made for the Royal Institution with evolutionary psychologist Nicholas Humphrey -- it explores the problems in understanding human consciousness particularly in explaining how its seemingly magical qualities arise from the physical matter of the brain."

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Drop of snake venom turns bowl of blood into Jell-O

I don't want a job as a Russell's viper milker.

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Making a cotton candy flower

It's always fun to watch a craftsman at work.

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Tablecloth trick++

Mat Ricardo improves on his signature tablecloth trick (in which he puts the tablecloth back under the place-settings) with a new trick that's quite a stunner!

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Star Wars sans music

Watch this Auralnauts video to see the importance of John Williams' bombastic score to Star Wars. (Thanks, Gil Kaufman!)

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Kickstarting Stuff and Nonsense, a steampunk card-game from Cheapass & Prof Elemental

Cheapass Games went all the way to England for our next game: 'Stuff and Nonsense', a card game about telling wild tales of imaginary adventure; We had a great time working with the talented Professor Elemental, known for his whimsical steampunk and chap hop music."

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Elizabeth Warren speaks for allowing states to limit campaign finance

It's a stirring Congressional speech in support of Tom Udall's (D-NM) Constitutional amendment.

(via Reddit)

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Ethan Nadelmann on Democracy Now : Pot Decriminalization Advances in the U.S

Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance speaks with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now about the growing movement for drug decriminalization that is moving ahead in the United States.

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Zak Ebrahim: "I am the son of a terrorist"

Zak Ebrahim, son of the man who helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, gave this moving TED talk (Watch the full video here). He also has a new book out, called The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice

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What Apple should have launched: The iToilet and MacTini

Two classic parody clips from Peter Serafinowicz.

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