The odds seem astronomically high in this Rube Goldberg-style "trick-shot" stunt. Cree, whose YouTube page is all about Rube Goldberg machines and/or trick shots of all sorts, has set up a maze for six ping pong balls – each in its own starting lane (created by what looks like Scrabble racks) to travel through, with the hopes that at least one of the balls will end up in the plastic cup below. The thing that makes this so fun is that the balls can bounce, which might lead many (including me) to think they could end up just about anywhere in the room. But they don't – they all do bounce, in different directions even, but somehow all end up landing in the same cup.
The Swish Machine takes 70 steps and over 3 minutes from start to swish, and "the machine took a month to build and another month to successfully work." The shot was filmed in one take, with no cuts. That's dedication! Image: YouTube / Creezy READ THE REST
Former Apple and NASA engineer turned YouTube sensation Mark Rober (previously) decided to spend his quarantine birdwatching until his neighbourhood squirrels defeated his supposedly squirrel-proof birdfeeders. READ THE REST
But will it make breakfast? The fun starts at the 1:47 mark. (Pee-wee Herman, Geekologie) screenshot via YouTube READ THE REST
Ear cleaning is one of the most misunderstood personal grooming steps around. We've all heard the warnings about the potential dangers of using a cotton swab to clean the interior of our ear canals. But since we all assume we'd never be the one to accidentally push too hard and perforate an eardrum, we all… READ THE REST
Hermetic. Temperamental. Iconoclastic. Unique. For centuries, those types of stereotypes have typically grown up around writers because…well, writers are often a bit of a different breed. Most march to their own drums. Most do things their way. And most are fairly unrepentant about defiantly walking their own path. Trying to make writers agree on much… READ THE REST
If you want to change the look and feel of a room, there's one immediate upgrade that can shift the entire vibe almost instantly. A new lamp, preferably one with some personality and maybe even some smart-enhanced versatility, can be an insta-game-changer, assuming you make the right choice, that is. It isn't always easy finding… READ THE REST