Pro surfer Mitch Parkinson makes surfing barrels look relaxing in this gorgeous montage. Owen Milne cut together this beautiful footage he shot with Lachlan McKinnon and John Wiley. Read the rest
Daniel Jacob and friends "built a spinning water slide ride for Australia Day down at the river in Canberra."
Below, a 1980s TV commercial for the original Slip N Slide. Which one looks more fun?
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HAPPY MUTANTS DAY OF ICE CREAM
BY THE PUBLISHER OF BOING BOING, A DIRECTORY OF WONDERFUL THINGS
A notional pride spins the Happy Mutant soul and congests the Happy Mutant heart. We are people, united by a common path of evolution. Beyond that, we have art. Some, maybe not even that.
Ice cream is a treat for many Happy Mutants, and to serve that ice cream we must have a scoop, or a large yet very strong spoon. Bowls would also help, cones optional.
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Candylabs is a Montreal shop that makes amazing handmade candies. They share their secrets to making adorable cylindrical cherry candies with a pig design. The process might keep you guessing until the end as to how they end up with such intricate designs on such tiny candies. Watch and learn!
Their charming origin story from their site:
CandyLabs is a brand new handcrafted candy shop in Montreal that emerged in 2014. A young couple, obsessed with the creation of flavorful candies, makes all of their unique and quality sweets in store. The concept was born in England. There, generations of candy makers prepared caramels and other hard candy in front of a delighted audience. It was in Australia that the young people learned the traditional techniques of candy making under the supervision of a confectioner. It is finally in Montreal, Canada where the couple realized their fantastic childhood dream by opening a candy shop of their own.
Bonus: same thing but with pandas inside a bamboo design:
• How to Make Handmade Candy With Pig Design (YouTube / Stereokroma)
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Mike Boyd decided to make a show called "Learn Quick," where he tries to learn a skill from scratch as quickly as possible. As a roundup for 2016, he did them all in one single impressive long take. Read the rest
Here's a fun and easy decoration for your new year's or award show viewing parties, or a craft to do with kids: make some 3D kirigami stars with just some paper and a pair of scissors. Read the rest
San Antonio, Texas has what is probably the world's largest collection of toilet seat art under one roof: Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum. Take a couple of minutes to enjoy Wes Plate's profile of a charming old guy's lifelong hobby. Read the rest
Watching a real yule log burn is cool and everything, but Yule Log 2016 has outdone all previous years with 54 fantastical animations on a yule log theme.
All proceeds go to Camp Interactive, a kids' coding camp.
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LEGO is reviewing this nifty Addams Family mansion
as a possible box set. It even has Morticia on her rattan chair with a black fan. Read the rest
Want to label things like Mom and Dad did?
I needed a label gun, but I hate the printer-in-your-hands models. What I needed was an old-style click-wheel embossing label maker!
I remember spending hours as kid making labels with my dad's click wheel embosser! A hard plastic tape runs through a mini-printing press, and you simply squeeze to emboss letters on to it. This click wheel is simple to mash, I remember my parents one as taking Herculean effort.
The tape comes in all sorts of great colors too!
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Created by developer Brian Folts, this nifty program "will take in either a starting point and end point, or a provided file of a route and provide a playthrough of the Google Streetview images that are available." Read the rest
Ryan Scott Miller outdid himself with this terrific wheelchair costume that Jeremy will be sporting this Halloween: "This year we put it to a vote and our friends choose the Ghostbusters Ecto-1!" Well-played, sir! Read the rest
German designer Marcus Blättermann created this nifty series of scalable pixel illustrations based on Greek mythology (Tantalos shown here). Drag your cursor around at his site to alter the image. Read the rest
5MadMovieMakers revealed how they make their cool POV videos of Hot Wheels cars flying down tracks: a GoPro Hero affixed to Pharadox Hot Wheels Chassis. Read the rest
Jeremy Shafer shows how to make flexible finger rings that look like reptilian claws by allowing joint movement. He also shows a handy way to maximize the number of squares you can make out of standard printer paper. Read the rest
They are by no means the first in the tiny food video genre, but Tiny Kitchen has certainly upped the production values enough to earn a 2016 Streamy Award for fun vids like these Tiny S'mores. Read the rest