I'm loving this Reggae, Dub, Ska and Rocksteady internet radio station

LISTEN: 'Heavyweight Reggae.' Yep, the name is right, and the channel delivers. Read the rest

LEGO step-by-step build: Ultimate Millennium Falcon

Oh this is gloriously satisfying. Read the rest

First 'baked in space' cookies: 2 hours at 325º in zero-g oven

SPOILER: Nobody got baked. Not that kind of space cookies. Sorry.

“How do they taste? No one knows.” Read the rest

Wonderful video: blowtorch + hair dryer = popcorn

Filmmakers Zita Bernet and Rafael Sommerhalder, aka CRICTOR, created this delightful short as a cinematic holiday card. Read the rest

The Pursuit of Capyness is a capybaras-only coloring book

The Pursuit of Capyness [Amazon] is a coloring book featuring capybaras, the large and eminently peaceable rodents often observed just chilling, occasionally in hot tubs. The book is by psychiatrist John Terry, who knows what you need right now. Which is capybaras. To color in.

There are more than 50 within, with lots of capybara facts, and a range of complexity to make it fun for kids and adults alike. Here's an inteview with Terry:

Capybaras, in general, but especially on the internet, are associated with being very tolerant. There are all those photos of other animals hanging out and sitting on them. Their reputation is that they get along with everyone, making the emissaries of this really nice message.

There was a day that was a particularly rough day in the world of news, and a lot of negativity online. In response to it all, I was compelled to post this photo of a capybara stretching, and the response to the photo was just unbelievable. I didn’t really expect anyone to notice, but I suppose it was the distraction a lot of people needed because it gained so many likes and shares.

Moreover, it's for a good cause:

What are some examples of how funds from this book will be used? • Toward a free medical clinic that provides care to 200+ people every Saturday. The clinic was recently featured on national news • Book donations to mental health clinics and shelters; we are currently discussing donating 300+ books to children at a women and children’s shelter • Free services for the uninsured, underinsured, students, and impaired professionals • Consultation to nonprofits serving mental health and primary care causes • Education for health sciences students, pre-meds, and more, with the goal to improve access and investment in our communities in the long-term • During furloughs and disasters, we have seen federal employees and displaced people for free • International disaster relief (such as recent volunteering with the World Central Kitchen after hurricane Durian)

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It's theoretically possible to beat Minecraft without picking up a single item

In this video, an astoundingly dedicated player demonstrates how to complete Minecraft without ever picking up an item. Read the rest

An escape room where you have to remove your booby-trapped pants before they explode

Pants//Off is a mobile escape room based on the concept that you're a secret agent who tried on cutting edge pants only to discover they've been sabotaged and rigged to explode. Can you get them off within 10 minutes?

After getting locked into the pants, the player has to solve all sorts of puzzles using the odd array of tools stuffed in their pockets.

Here's a glimpse of the action:

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Card Tricks: 'How To Flick a Card Boomerang' [VIDEO]

Here's a fun card trick video that shows you “How To Flick a Card Boomerang.” Read the rest

Watch this film of magical hand shadows from 1933

"Just a pair of hands -- and a whole lot of clever imagination."

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Will the DVD logo hit the corner of the screen?

Remember the scene below from The Office (US) in which the gang was captivated by the bouncing DVD player screensaver as they waited for the logo to hit the corner of the screen? There are now several online versions of this entrancing activity. Above is a livestream of a DVD screensaver simulation with chat available on the YouTube page. There's also a more minimal and realistic experience awaiting you at BouncingDVDLogo.com. (Thanks, Lux!)

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The Beatles: absolutely wonderful recording studio "bloopers"

The fun is contagious.

"I'll try to remember, John, and if I don't it's just too bad INNIT!?"

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Cool cyberpunk face shield with how-to steps

IMGUrian Syn9 made this wonderful cyberpunk face shield helmet blinky thing. Read the rest

Impressive video of frozen flipped pants sticking the landing

Forget bottle flipping. Frozen pants flipping is the new hotness (coolness?).

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'Bobs Burgers' embroidery portraits of every Belcher family character

'Bobs Burgers' fans and stitching crafters, get ready to flip out. Read the rest

Starrkeisha’s Christmas Carols, an insanely great Holiday music video

This is my new favorite holiday video, forever. Read the rest

Pee-wee Herman's TV commercial for Japanese securities firm

In 1990, Pee-wee Herman recorded this delightful TV commercial for Japanese company Wako Securities. As we know, the following year, Pee-wee (aka Paul Reubens) was arrested for indecent exposure in an adult theater. From an Associated Press article at the time:

″I know this may sound rude coming from a sponsor of his commercials, but he is not that famous in Japan, and the news doesn’t create as much of a fuss as in the United States,″ said Wako Securities Co. spokesman Yoshihei Nishimura.

He said, however, that ″renewing the contract with him is unthinkable, given common sense″

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Entire amusement park for auction

In the market for a Ferris Wheel? Carousel? Scrambler? Go-kart Fleet? How about just a Chili Cheese Dispenser? The entire contents of the Heritage Square Amusement Park in Golden Colorado will be up for auction on October 25. It's cash-and-carry (certified or cashier’s check accepted) but "buyers of large pieces will have additional time for removal." Whew. I've got my eye on that Space Shuttle Ride from 1980 and maybe the 1963 Tilt A Whirl.

Heritage Square Amusument Park Auction Brochure PDF (via Atlas Obscura)

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