Watch things happen in reverse

MarkHacks says, "Things going backwards looks cool." !eerga I

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Is Escalator Rat the new Pizza Rat?

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At TriNoma Mall in Quezon City, a metaphor for modern life was born when a rat raced in from the street and tried to ascend the down escalator. Luckily, Kru Bryan was on hand to film the tragicomic analogy. Read the rest

Rare red sprites dancing in the skies, above thunderstorms

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Graduate student Jason Ahrns captured a stunning image of red sprites over Nebraska while aboard a plane chartered by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. And behold Scott McPartland's rare video of the phenomenon in May. Read the rest

Seal leaps onto boat to escape orcas

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SER DAVOS: Well, hello there, little fellow? Who's that behind you? Read the rest

Amusing drunk caught on police bodycam wants footage off the net

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In this footage, Sgt. Eric Kannberg deals calmly with a belligerent drunk, Cory Counts, using de-escalation techniques even after Counts gets physical. After Kannberg gets a push from Counts and it comes time to haul him to the drunk tank, Kannberg decides not to pursue through a crowd, instead stalking him at a distance until a safe opportunity presents itself. Counts earned a misdemeanor charge and the the ignominy of having the footage posted to Spokane P.D.'s Facebook page. Read the rest

Spider preparing a fly for dinner

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We found this little fellow in the garage preparing dinner. Despite a sultry summer, we've been free of flies and I figure it's all thanks to Team Cellar Spider.

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Straps on cargo ship break, tons of cargo spill into the sea

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YouTube's Russian-to-English autotranslare describes the incident thusly: "Prosrali load to 100.5 billion. Ship murmanchanin Vasilyev went in Sabetta with pipes that are loaded in Arkhangelsk in the MRTS. In Sabetta came to clean the deck. Pipes certain German order."

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Watch a hamster clear a Super Mario Bros. level

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Like an 8-bit Habitrail. Read the rest

Good Belly PlusShot drink package looks like it's barfing probiotics

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UPSO says, "I enjoy puking it into my fruit smoothy every day. I like the strawberry flavor the best."

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Watch all of the classic 1980s episodes of Ray Bradbury Theater free on YouTube

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The Ray Bradbury Theater was a far out 1980s television series with each episode written by Bradbury himself. With 65 suspenseful (and sometimes terrifying) episodes of dark science fiction/fantasy, The Ray Bradbury Theater shined the freaky flame of The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits down the shadowy path of The X-Files and Stranger Things. And now you can watch all the episodes free on YouTube! Below are two to get you started: Marionettes, Inc. and The Playground:

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NSFW rotoscoping meets stippling in "Hiding Love"

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What looks like ferromagnetic liquid takes erotic forms in the "Hiding Love" video effects by denial.of.service. About as NSFW as scrambled cable porn back in the day. Read the rest

7 great anecdotes from a photographer of vanishing cultures

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Jimmy Nelson is a legendary photographer of humanity. He shares seven insights gleaned from his 48-year career, each one backed up with an interesting anecdote about how he got better at his craft. Read the rest

Jeepneys: souped-up rides from the Philippines

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Jeepneys are the unofficial national vehicle of the Philippines. Originally made from modified surplus US jeeps after World War II by companies like Sarao, they developed into a colorful and stylized form of public transportation. Read the rest

Listen: Florida congressional candidate losing his temper with a reporter

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Dan Bongino is a former secret serviceman running for office in Florida. In a tweet, he suggested that coverage of his backers in Naples Daily News was "propaganda."

Asked by Politico reporter Marc Caputo to be specific, they end up on a call (after some Twitter trash talk), where things go horribly wrong for Bongino. (The action gets most classy about 7m 30s in)

Caputo's being tricky—Bongino's "propaganda" remark isn't aimed at any specific claim in a specific story, even if it was a response to a tweeted Daily News URL. But Caputo knows how to work an angry idiot, and Bongino soon shits himself on a recorded call.

BONGINO: Marc, listen, you go fuck yourself.

CAPUTO: Awwwww, Dan, you're so angry!

[Crosstalk]

BONGINO: My entire following has been developed by beating on people like you. ... My audience is far bigger than yours.

Indiscreet, so say the least. But this is a fellow who talks of himself in the third person.

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How to make a difference

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A PSA from Donate Life America.

Checking that box on your driver's license renewal, or application, is simple and saves lives.

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Things I miss: Garanimals

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My mother bought me Garanimals. Outfits guaranteed to make you look catalog perfect if you selected the right tags. I still looked like Oscar the Grouch.

Kids today are so lucky! They have Hot Topic and Garanimals! Codified children's styling was apparently re-introduced in 2008! Strangely, I've never seen them even though my daughter is only nine, and absolutely the right age. I guess she doesn't need the help! Read the rest

Lost in Space prop computer remake

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Brian Mix shows off his replica Jupiter 2 computer, a remake based on the 1960s TV Lost in Space show -- which was also used as the 1966 Bat Computer in the Batman TV show. Read the rest

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