This 90-year-old man is building a cathedral by himself, by hand

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For more than 50 years, Justo Gallego has spent his days building his own beautiful cathedral outside of Madrid, all by himself.

"When I started to build this cathedral, the word on the street was that I was crazy," Gallego says.

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Person walking dog encounters Boston Dynamics walking their robot

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Lucky there are leash laws!

(via Reddit)

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Caterpillar mimics a snake

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This Ecuadorian caterpillar not only looks like a scary snake, it will also "strike" at curious creatures. Read the rest

Man shoots at frozen pond, bullet spins like a top

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History of white rappers

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MTV's Carvell Wallace offers a condensed history of white rappers.

As the genre grew from art to hustle to full-fledged industry, multinational corporations began to exert increased control over its products and direction. Protecting its cultural roots against the ensuing opportunistic influx became a martyr's errand; so much so that Rakim himself felt it necessary to reframe his famous line, placing it in entirely different context on his 1990 single “In the Ghetto”: "So I collect my cash, then slide / I've got my back, my gun's on my side / It shouldn't have to be like that / I guess it ain't where you're from, it's where you're at." Rather than an open invitation for all into rap, the line is flipped into a necessary reminder of the genre’s dour beginnings. And possibly a subtle dis at what it was already becoming.

Blondie's Rapture was the first rap video MTV saw fit to play. The second was a comedy song by Rodney Dangerfield, embedded above. Read the rest

Examples of bad CGI collected

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r/BadCGI is my new favorite subreddit, whose inhabitants share examples of grotesque, inept, or amusingly dated computer graphic animation. Embedded here for your enjoyment is the full movie of Joshua and the Promised Land.

P.S. Has anyone noticed that the cripplingly addictive game in Star Trek: The Next Generation is basically Pokemon Go, but with only one Pokemon? Right down to the quality of the graphics!

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Watch the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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In celebration of Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm released this thrilling teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in theaters December 16.

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Disco remix of Infinite Yul

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They put Infinite Yul on proper TV and the inevitable has happened: is has been improved. Enjoy this disco remix, courtesy of Dean Caldicott.

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Online banking for Nintendo's Super NES (1998)

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In 1998, TranDirect Holdings created this video pitching an online home banking system that ran on Nintendo's Super NES. Ah, another 16-bit dream that didn't quite become real.

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Watch a monkey's revenge on guy who gave it the finger

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The monkeys of Shimla, India are not to be trifled with by other primates.

(via r/funny)

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Hungary's Cold War cartoons were weird and awesome

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The Cold War was a boon to animators, who were able to express the subversive views that the mainstream wouldn't dare whisper -- see, e.g., Jay Ward's "Boris and Natasha" -- but the toons from the other side of the Iron Curtain are all but unknown in the "Free World." Read the rest

Wild boar goes on rampage in Korean restaurant

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How did this boar get in a restaurant?

From YouTube:

A wild boar somehow makes it inside a restaurant in South Korea and proceeds to destroy everything. Terrified customers attempt to flee from the dangerous animal, as others attack him with trolleys and tables. Thankfully no one sustained serious injuries relating to the incident.
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Kickstarting an indie graphic novel about John Brown and Harper's Ferry

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Wilfred Santiago and Sanlida Cheng are comics pros who've worked for the likes of Marvel, DC and Fantagraphics, but for "Thunderbolt: An American Tale," their dramatization of the life of John Brown and the militant abolitionist uprising at Harper's Ferry, they've decided to go indie and take it to Kickstarter. Read the rest

Watch 32 out-of-sync metronomes magically synchronize

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The magic of physics.

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Former US President George W Bush still an embarrassing boob

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Just you like remembered. The former leader of the free world feels something no one else does. Read the rest

This barber cuts hair with fire

Milan barber Franco Bompieri, proprietor of Antica Barbieria Colla, cuts hair with fire.

"Burning the ends... the hair evolves," he says. "It becomes bigger, the hair gets stronger and doesn't fall out anymore."

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Bear trapped in Subaru follies

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No one is quite sure how this bear got into the Subaru, located in Golden, Colorado, but this video shows how they got him out.

Via WLTX19:

“He looked like a dog inside the car just jumping back and forth from front to back,” said Deputy Josh Tillman. “He just demolished the car,”

Annie Bruecker can vouch for the damage and the smell.

“It’s like wet dog, but a little worse than wet dog,” Bruecker said.

Bruecker said her 2005 Subaru Outback was parked in her driveway overnight. She left her doors unlocked, which she said, she typically doesn’t do. Her mom woke her up Tuesday morning after discovering the black bear trapped inside the SUV.

“She screamed from downstairs,” Bruecker said. “She said, ‘Annie, there’s a bear in your car.’ And I thought that she meant that it broke a window, and I was like, ‘okay, that’s life.’ But, no she actually meant that it was in my car.”

Deputies Tillman and McLaughlin answered the call and deliberated before deciding the best option was to pop the hatch to release the bear.

Deputy McLaughlin manually opened the door while deputy Tillman stood nearby with a shotgun, in case anything dangerous were to happen.

Thankfully, the bear was mainly interested in getting back into the wild, making a run for the forest as soon as the hatch was popped.

No windows were broken, but the interior of the vehicle was destroyed.

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