Ukrainian MPs caught illegally casting multiple votes in Parliament. Again.

Ukrainian anti-corruption group Chesno has uploaded videos showing five instances in which Ukrainian MPs illegally cast votes in parliament on behalf of their absent colleagues, bringing the total number of such incidents caught by Chesno (which has kept records since Dec 2014) up to 161. Read the rest

Use water beads to suspend things in a jar

Water beads look like fun. The clear ones almost disappear when submerged in water. Here's a gif of a guy who suspended a figurine in a jar using water beads:

Making Floating Glass Dolls

Amazon sells water beads by the pound for $7.60, which is enough to make 6 gallons of soaked beads. Read the rest

Cold welding metal together on earth

Cold welding is the phenomenon of two pieces of metal fusing on contact. It's a big problem in space, but it can even happen on earth at room temperatures with the right metal, as Cody demonstrates. Read the rest

"Objects in mirror are on the dark side" Star Wars sideview stickers

My Lyft driver had these on his Toyota Camry today. I laughed.

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Inside a crew cabin in cargo ship swaying during rough seas

Love the guy in his bed reading a tablet while everything in his cabin is sliding all over. On a side note, I hope he has control over the video camera in his cabin, otherwise, he has zero privacy. Read the rest

Watch the Kraftwerk sitcom that never aired

Shame that this never made it to prime time. Ralf And Florian sure beats Bosom Buddies. (Paul Thorpe)

(Yes, it's a parody.)

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"The Devil Went Down To Georgia" on guitar and unbalanced washing machine

Aaron McAvoy and his unbalanced washer perform a rousing rendition of The Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." That driving mechanical rhythm delivers an industrial dance feel, as if it was a 1980s cover by the Revolting Cocks. (via Laughing Squid)

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Robotic drone bee pollinates flowers

Japanese researchers demonstrated how a tiny remote-controlled drone could help bees pollinate flowers in areas where bees populations have been reduced due to pesticides, climate change, and other factors. Eijiro Myako and his colleagues at the Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology hope that eventually robotic bees could handle their share of the work autonomously. From New Scientist:

The manually controlled drone is 4 centimetres wide and weighs 15 grams. The bottom is covered in horsehair coated in a special sticky gel. When the drone flies onto a flower, pollen grains stick lightly to the gel, then rub off on the next flower visited.

In experiments, the drone was able to cross-pollinate Japanese lilies (Lilium japonicum). Moreover, the soft, flexible animal hairs did not damage the stamens or pistils when the drone landed on the flowers...

“We hope this will help to counter the problem of bee declines,” says Miyako. “But importantly, bees and drones should be used together.”

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Guy visits the least used train stations in the UK

Geoff Marshall is making entertaining videos of his visits to the least used rail station in each county of the UK. In this episode, Geoff takes a ride in a cute little old old heritage train at Little Kimble - the least used station in Buckinghamshire. Read the rest

The BBC will air a docudrama on Terry Pratchett's life and his struggle with Alzheimer's

Paul Kaye plays Pratchett in Back in Black, based on Pratchett's unfinished autobiography; it will air on Saturday. Read the rest

Nicolas Cage emotes

It's from 2014, but it still works: Nicolas Cage Losing His Shit. Warning: salty language. For reference: Jack Nicholson Losing His Shit. Read the rest

Montage of every Best Cinematography Oscar-winning film

Race through some of the most iconic shots in film history with this lovely tribute to the art of cinematography. Read the rest

Animal sculptures made of recycled tires

Baseball player Blake McFarland makes cool stuff in the off season, including these sculptures made of old tires: Read the rest

Watch the terrific reverse thriller REWIND

"Luck is a four-letter word." Watch how this clever film by Atul Taishete unfolds entirely in reverse. Read the rest

Watch this short film of stunning in-camera light effects

FutureDeluxe created this gorgeous series of procedural animations, physical light, and projection based experiments, all of which is shot in camera. It feels like a dose of mushrooms that only lasts one minute. Read the rest

How a car's differential works

There are many admirable things about this 1937 video that explains how a car's differential works, but my favorite thing is the way they use a very simple model, and add complexity in stages. All explainer videos should be so clear! Read the rest

Empty town hall has been streaming since September 2016

The Cromwell Town Hall has been livestreaming this room since Sep 14, 2016.

Someone on Reddit said, "I've caught 2 full room meetings in progress since it was posted. Like an unfunny Parks and Recreation." Read the rest

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