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Watch two-legged kitten destroy a village while chasing a laser

Mercury is a two-legged kitten who lost his front legs in a weed whacker accident. Thanks to The Community Cat Coalition of Edmond, Mercury has a home, but not before they made some very cute videos.

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Watch a drone's-eye view of sending a candy bar across Hong Kong

If you've wondered about what life will be like when drones deliver stuff to our houses, this video of a candy bar delivery across Hong Kong gives a tantalizing hint.

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The clip uploaded by YouTuber Sky Frog includes helpful graphics indicating major landmarks for those of us who know little about Hong Kong. Below is a very rough map of the route I whipped up.

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Watch ibex herds use a near-vertical dam as a salt lick

Lake Cingino in the Italian Alps has a near-vertical dam that attracts ibex herds, who climb out on the dam hundred of feet up to lick minerals from the rocks. More acrophobia-inducing footage below:

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Watch a gentleman ride his craptacular gas-powered horse

Is this the worst mechanical horse of all time? Chinese farmer Su Daocheng built it to plow his fields and also says he built a homemade helicopter. Probably best to decline rides in both vehicles. At least the head looks nice. He also makes cool mechanical sculptures in his spare time, like this:

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Watch this mesmerizing rock balancing highlight reel

Since Mark first reported on Gravity Glue in 2011, artist Michael Grab has traveled extensively as he balanced rocks, and his beautifully-shot footage only improves with time. Just a few highlights below.

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Watch the northern lights captured in real time in 4K

Ronn Murray braved knee-deep snow and bitter Alaska cold to capture this pulsating green-hued aurora in 4K definition. Crank the resolution way up to 4K and enjoy a beautiful wintry nighttime hike with Ronn, Marketa, their dog Angus, and the universe unfolding above, then check out his highlight reel below.

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Watch hours of intricate kaleidoscopic color in HD

If you're looking for something to have on screen while relaxing with friends or by yourself, these hypnotic kaleidoscopes by HDCOLORS are sure to make your day a little more chill.

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WATCH: heart-pounding first free ascent of El Capitan's Dawn Wall

Earlier this month, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson made the first free ascent of El Capitan's 3,000-foot Dawn Wall at Yosemite. This dizzying footage is sure to have your palms sweating.

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Videoshopping still photos of Putin creates an uncanny valley effect

Bennie Melwin shares this clip of how they videoshopped photos of Vladimir Putin for the making of a hilarious commentary on Putin's anti-gay policies.

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WATCH: Intense High Atlas Kayaking in Morocco

After unusually heavy rains, Hugo Clouzeau directed this great short with the DK Boys kayaking rarely-navigated mountain rivers in Morocco.

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WATCH: Musicless MacGyver opening credits

YouTuber Mario Wienerroither has done another great Foley reimagining, this time with musicless MacGyver. Foley artist? More like FAUXley artist, amirite?

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WATCH: 'United 93' shaky cam clip, stabilized

YouTuber rhotoscopic stabilized United 93 footage from the 2006 film, illustrating why shaky-cam is an often-used creative choice.

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WATCH: NSFW "drone porn" genre, fetishizing surveillance society

The NSFW "drone porn" genre is heating up as the devices are used more and more to film rooftop sunbathers, beachgoers, and people on private property. Drone Boning by "Ghost" & "Cow" is a proof of concept with great production values.

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WATCH: Emmy Curl's trippy, hypnotic "Come Closer" video

Nuno Barbosa's video for Emmy Curl's "Come Closer" layers projected images and body art by João Tiago Fernandes for a simple yet captivating effect.

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WATCH: Juggling tricks with multiple jugglers

Minnesota-based designer and juggler Tom Gaasedelen presents Carpool Lane, a series of cool tricks with multiple jugglers using colorful pins and rings.

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Carpool Lane (via Vimeo)

WATCH: Get stoked for work or school with Powerglove's "Batman"

If you're having a hard time getting back in the swing of things after the holidays, perhaps Powerglove's retro-kitsch "Batman" video will inspire you.

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WATCH: 365 words of wisdom, recorded one word daily for a year

YouTuber Ben Schmidt created a philosophical twist on the photo a day concept. He wrote then read a 365-word reflection on time, recording one word each day.

Ben notes in the two minutes it takes to spin through a year:

We become more informed about some aspects of our world, and lose track of others.

It goes by quick, so make each day count!

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WATCH: friends enter The Matrix via their 140-camera array

The Pixelist presents The Timefreezers, a fun little montage of some friends messing around with their camera array onstage during downtime in their filming schedule of UK series Got To Dance. How'd they do it?

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How Rupert Murdoch could compete with Amazon Video and Netflix

He says major media companies should run their own streaming services, and if you're running your own service, you can do it your way, so why not ditch DRM?

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WATCH: Hypnotic drone footage of Mentawai Islands surfing

This mesmerizing drone footage by Paul "The Bird" Borrud is like a 5-minute vacation. Perfect waves. Perfect locale. Perfect song (Mapusa). Below, some stills.

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WATCH: You probably need more hedgehog Vines in your life

File this Pets Universal compilation under "cute" and "headlines that made no sense before 2012."

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WATCH: FBI has chat with YouTuber for filming in Speedo on plane

YouTube star Jerome Jarre decided to have some fun on a flight to Miami, so he slipped into a silly swimming outfit in the lavatory and filmed the hijinks. After being threatened with jail, he had a little talk with the FBI.

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Indispensable BBC/OU series on cybercrime starts tomorrow

Mike from the Open University sez, "The OU and the BBC have created a new six part series about cybercrime, presented by the technology journalist Ben Hammersley."

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WATCH: Extreme wheelbarrowing around the globe

German extreme wheelbarrower Alex Siegfried has a stylish debut performance with his tricked out 'barrow, but he already faces stiff competition from the Americans and French Canadians below.

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WATCH: New OK Go video has drones, scooters, human pixels, and a catchy tune

OK Go returns with another hypnotic, tightly-choreographed video for I Won't Let You Down, from their new album Hungry Ghosts.

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Edward Snowden interviewed by Lawrence Lessig

It's a fascinating, hour-long session in which Snowden articulates the case for blowing the whistle, the structural problems that created mass surveillance, and why it's not sufficient to stop the state from using our data -- we should also limit their ability to collect it. The Slashdot post by The Real Hocus Locus provides good timecode-based links into different parts of the talk.

Lil Dicky's Lemme Freak: NSFW anthem for guys with no game

Lil Dicky is one of the funniest novelty song artists working today. His newest NSFW ode to modern manhood will ring true to both guys and those who have to endure guys' advances.

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3 minutes of dogs and babies being impossibly adorable

In some countries, you need a doctor's prescription for a mood stabilizer this powerful. [video link]

Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat) and photographer Glen E. Friedman on the images in 'My Rules'

Photographer Glen E. Friedman has a new book out in September, 'My Rules,' which represents some 30 years and 7 pounds of gorgeous hardcore, hiphop, and skateboarding history. He got together with his old friend Ian MacKaye at Dischord House just outside of Washington D.C. to discuss some of the photographs in Glen's forthcoming book. Below, a couple of great shots of Minor Threat in the early 1980s by Glen.

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Photo: Glen E. Friedman, All Rights Reserved.


Photo: Glen E. Friedman, All Rights Reserved.

Photo: Glen E. Friedman, All Rights Reserved.


Photo: Glen E. Friedman, All Rights Reserved.

Face tracking + projection mapping = very strange

credit: Nobumichi Asai