Make a hollow pencil to hide stuff in it

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In this video, Kipkay shows you how to make a hollow pencil, perfect for hiding one rolled up square of toilet paper, which will become the coin on the realm in the coming toilet paper shortage riots. Read the rest

Count the number of rats climbing this pole when the light is turned on

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Is this a restaurant? Bonus points for the unintentional Minecraft mobs sound effects. Read the rest

World's first app-turned-movie reveals why those birds are so dadgum angry

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This weekend Hollywood is about to make history with The Angry Birds Movie, the first feature film ever to be based on a smartphone app.

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Siemens Healthcare demonstrates how to totally fail at rebranding your business

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The company formerly known as Siemens Healthcare, as august and sterile as they come in the German healthcare business, is being rebranded as "Healthineers" in advance of a public stock offering. At best, it's cringe humor, right down to the Teletubbies-style dance music (above, described by the Financial Times as "writhing spandex horror") from the launch event. Read the rest

Mount Washington Observatory shares video of man being blown away by 109-mph winds

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The Mount Washington Observatory published this insane video from weather observers Mike Dorfman and Tom Padham demonstrating the effects of strong winds on top of a New Hampshire mountain.

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Angry religious people wander around Target yelling about bathrooms

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This Spokane mother of 12 is sick of Target's WICKED pro-Sodomite agenda. Come for the speech, stay for "God's judgment is coming on this nation... and Target!" Read the rest

Mom uses her kid to steal guy's parking spot

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This mom in Port Moody, BC is taking a chance by having her son block a car with his bike so she can swipe a parking spot. A road ragey driver would have bumped the kid out of the way.

Has this ever happened to you? After circling around endlessly for 20 minutes at a completely PACKED parking lot on a busy Saturday afternoon, I finally saw someone leaving, and patiently waited for the parking spot (blue car) for them to leave. Out of nowhere comes a punk kid and his mom, and I would guess the dad (driving the silver Corolla).

Apparently now you can sweet talk your way and reserve the spot if you just stand there and use a kid to block you with his bike. Your car was not even there. I waited a full minute before you even showed up. My turn signal was indicated at 0.06 of the video.

For what it's worth, the lady of the car leaving said to me, "they have been waiting here for a while, so they can have the spot". She seems clueless that I was there waiting for their spot way before they arrived and sided with them since they chatted moments earlier. SMH...

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Watch - unshielded padlocks are braindead simple to open without a key

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Lock expert Bosnian Bill shows the difference between shielded and unshielded padlock, by bypassing the tumblers with a simple tool. Read the rest

Watch a fake head of cabbage and other fake food being made

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Watch this talented guy make realistic food by pouring melted wax in a water bath. He's making the samples seen in Japanese restaurant windows.

Gujo town in Gifu prefecture of Japan is the place where technology of making these ultra-realistic food samples used to show menu in Japanese restaurants began. These samples are made out of plastic, wax and other materials, and then painted. It is also possible to try making some simple samples by yourself.

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Video of a capybara with ducklings on its back

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"This is JoeJoe the Capybara, enjoys baths and hanging out with baby ducks." [via]

In addition to his YouTube Channel, Joe has an instagram account and a Facebook page.

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Jonny Quest Lives!

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If you were a child in the 1960s, then no one has to remind you of the utter coolness of the animated TV show, Jonny Quest.

It was great for many reasons which I’ll leave you to discover on your own, but what most of us remember now are the opening credits and the music.

Four years ago Roger D. Evans recreated the animated title sequence in stop motion and animation.

Kick start your time capsule, folks!

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In 1964, Jonny Quest aired to rave reviews as the first, adult action/adventure cartoon in prime time. It had cool jazz music by Hoyt Curtin and terrific, high contrast pen and ink design work by Doug Wildey. As an animator and long time JQ junkie, I had always wanted a set of Jonny Quest action figures but, due to high production costs, the show only lasted one season; not long enough to spawn any kind of serious toys or other merchandising tie-ins. So, almost 50 years later, I made my own. Here is my Valentine to one of the coolest, if not THE coolest, cartoons ever to spin up the imagination of a 53 year old man now going on six. Enjoy!

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Watch this brief history of LSD, and glimpse of its future

What a long, strange trip it's been, and continues to be. Just say know. (Retro Report)

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Ultraman is still as much fun as I remember

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Ultraman is awesome! The funky theme, the goofy dialog, the not-so-special effects? This 1966 television masterpiece is every bit as fantastic as my childhood memories recall.

Monsters are always attacking Earth! Lucky we've got the Special Science Search Patrol to fight them off! Aided by Ultraman, a weird looking alien who uses exaggerated kung-fu movements to defeat evil, rubber suited monsters, the UN will always prevail!

Ultraman was really one of my favorite shows as a kid, and evidently he still has a strong following in Japan. Watching this hilarious update on Youtube led me to order season 1. It holds up and is really a lot of fun to watch.

Episode 1 is above, and you can get the first season via DVD on Amazon for $5.

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Outtakes from an Orson Welles wine commercial after he had drunk too much wine

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We Will Sell No Wine Before Its Time! Previously: Orson Welles hates the advertising copy he's been asked to read.

If you enjoyed this video, Publio Delgado's weirdly harmonized guitar backing is an essential accompaniment.

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'Casablanca' actor Madeleine Lebeau dead at 92

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Actress Madeleine Lebeau has died. She was 92. She is best known in America for her role as 'Yvonne' in Casablanca. Lebeau was the film's last known surviving cast member, and also performed in a number of classic films including Federico Fellini's 8 ½ and Hold Back the Dawn with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.

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How documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux asks questions

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Louis Theroux's ability to establish a rapport with subjects is legendary, even with people who are aware that he may be, from their perspective, implicitly hostile. His affectation of ignorance and naivety is part of it, obviously, but it's more than that: he lets subjects take a position of superiority, remains emotionally detached, yet exposes himself to scrutiny.

In this video, Ryan Holligner explains just how good Theroux is at this stuff. Read the rest

Compilation video of oddly satisfying melting things

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The Let's Melt This YouTube channel put together a video of their most oddly satisfying clips, including Melting A Giant Jawbreaker, Melting A Sock With Sulfuric Acid, Melting A Light Bulb, Melting A Golf Ball With A Welding Torch, and Melting An iPad With A Mini Foundry. Read the rest

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