Jumping into a pool of 25 million water beads


Mark Rober teamed up with The Backyard Scientist to see what happens when you fill a pool with 25 million water balls then try to jump in. Read the rest

How to light-paint a skeleton


A phone, pen light, or LED is all you need to make this nifty long-exposure skeleton light drawing. Darren Pearson shows you how. Read the rest

Playground designers' whimsical whales, krakens and dragons

MONSTRUM founders Ole Barslund Nielsen and Christian Jensen create imaginative story-based playgrounds in their native Denmark and around the world. A few examples below: Read the rest

The overwhelming glee of a woman enjoying her new Chewbacca mask


Candace Payne, your joy is infectious.

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Trigger Windows Solitaire victory animations with a single click


Here is a startlingly compelling implementation of the classic Windows Solitaire victory animation: simply click and win! The creator is Richard Cabello, who has perhaps played enough Windows Solitaire for one lifetime. Read the rest

Design an outrageous wig on this interactive website


This website lets you design an 18th century wig, then powder and decorate it. Read the rest

Slap Kirk

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Slap Kirk allows you to refresh the captain of the Starship Enterprise until the man comes to his goddamn senses. Warning: loud noises.

Slap Kirk is the creation of coder Josh Kowarsky and sound designer Remy Dylan. Read the rest

Relax with Koalas to the Max


Today's internet bubble wrap is Koalas to the Max. Mouseover or tap colored circles to make them subdivide into four more colored circles, and keep going until the koala is visible. Then start over!

It was made by Vadim Ogievetsky for Annie Albagli. Read the rest

Judgey: Web game that lets you judge a book by its cover


Judgey is a fun site that lets you rate a book's cover, then see if your rating matches up with its Goodreads rating. Great way to remind yourself of all the bad design in the world! Read the rest

Video: HOWTO make a paper cannon


You probably already have all the stuff you need to make this nifty paper cannon that fires at a surprisingly high muzzle velocity. Read the rest

Video: HOWTO make a 3D origami Darth Vader

Origami enthusiasts have created a number of small foldable units that can then be assembled into all kinds of 3-D shapes, like this Darth Vader. Read the rest

WATCH: Slide for 1/3 of a mile on world's longest waterslide

New Jersey's Action Park is legendary for crazy rides, and now it has a water slide that's about one-third of a mile long. Above: a ride by park employee Jasosn Mulder, including a mid-air corkscrew flip. Read the rest

WATCH: Water balloon with guy inside pops in slow-mo


The Slow Mo Guys popped a six-foot water balloon after Dan struggled valiantly to squeeze inside. It's equal parts hilarity and suspense as the inevitable pop gets closer. Read the rest

How to fill 40 water balloons all at once, for an awesome water balloon battle


“Filling up 40 balloons automatically makes for a much faster balloon fight.” Read the rest

Incredible Science Machine team seeks Rube Goldberg record with chain reaction gizmo


Chain reaction artists and domino builders have collaborated to create what they hope will go on record as the largest chain reaction in history. Read the rest

Video: HOWTO make waterproof sand at home

YouTuber IncredibleScience has a great at-home science project that's kid-friendly: making waterproof sand. Read the rest

WATCH: 8 great DIY smartphone photography tips

Cooperative of Photography released a great video with 8 DIY tips to improve your smartphone shots, ranging from super-simple and cheap to fairly simple and maybe cheap. Read the rest

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