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WATCH: Matchstick rockets in super slo-mo

The Slow Mo Guys did a King of Random crossover episode, launching Grant's matchstick rockets recorded on their Phantom.

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WATCH: 4K drone's-eye view of massive tulip fields

Washington State's Skagit Valley explodes with tulips each spring, and YouTuber Doctor Rennie caught this year's beauty via drone in UHD 4K resolution.

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WATCH: Mesmerizing mirrored projections in Patterns of Harmony

Inspired by quantum physics, Gaspar Battha created a gorgeous mirrored projection mapping installation using grays, blues, and blacks, then set it to a hypnotic piano. Take five minutes and let your mind wander.

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WATCH: Dinosaurs' Earl Sinclair does The Notorious B.I.G.'s Hypnotize

Not to be outdone by Muppets doing The Humpty Dance, here's Earl Sinclair from Dinosaurs doing "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G., courtesy of Benjamin Roberts. Only 90s kids will get this!

WATCH: Mystery of dancing colored droplets solved

Food coloring on sterile slides will spontaneously start interacting like living cells, and Stanford researchers have figured out how.

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WATCH: freaky smoke vortex sightings continue

Around the globe, smoke vortex sightings are becoming more and more frequently caught on video. Theories abound about these strange phenomena.

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WATCH: Papercraft master creates gorgeous insects

Filmmaker Alex Sans shot this lovely short about a day at Lobulo Studio, a renowned papercraft design studio. It includes making of a 3D lettering project and the beautiful insects below:

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More cool projects at the Lobulo Studio site.

Watch five puppies sleep for eleven hours straight

Not doing anything for the next 11 hours? Watch a pile of five cute puppies sleep, their breathing punctuated only by an occasional rooster crowing nearby. Part of the long-form YouTube genre Cory previously covered.

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WATCH: High-speed camera reveals path of each starling in a massive flock

Dennis Hlynsky filmed an enormous flock of starlings at 600 frames per second, revealing the path and "personal space" of individual birds. The result turns complex mathematical order into a beautiful abstract effect.

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Deep deep deep deep deep deep house

After Rory posted a house painting a house on a house, Pugsby doubled the depth to six degrees of houseception.

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Scientifically-accurate Pinky and the Brain

Hindsight is 20/20 in this literal reimagining of the title sequence to the 90's cartoon Pinky And The Brain.

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Beckett — a Quinn Martin Production

"A short lived detective drama from 1972. Never caught on with the American public."

“The Queen of Code,” new short documentary on computing pioneer Grace Hopper

The Queen of Code

Grace Hopper invented the world's first compiler. This wonderful video directed by Community's Gillian Jacobs is a brilliant introduction to her career and position in the history of computing. My only objection is that it's not a full-length documentary.

Grace Hopper, 1952.


Grace Hopper, 1952.

Gaming: Tim Schafer and dev team watch an awesome Psychonauts speed run

Tim Schafer and members of the Psychonauts development team sit down with speed-runner Stephen "SMK" Kiazyk to watch him do a run of the game and witness the different ways he's found around their painstakingly crafted work in order to complete it as fast as possible.

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Watch Paige Alms and other surfing greats tackle insane Hawaiian winter surf

As Xeni has attested, recent surf in Hawaii has been remarkable. Some are saying Paige Alms caught the greatest big wave barrel ever caught by a female surfer, thanks to the unusual wave angle and nearly nonexistent breeze. Decide for yourself!

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Watch this demo of camera mechanics at 10,000 frames per second

The Slow Mo Guys pointed their Phantom at a Canon DSLR to demonstrate how a single lens reflex camera works. At 10,000 frames per second, you can see the the mirror and rolling shutter mechanism in action in several demos.

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