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  • Sacrebleu! The French Have Built A Fire-Breathing Robotic Dragon

    The French have long been the butt of jokes about their cowardice in times of war. Historically speaking, the jokes are without any evidence, but they still continue. Until now. For France has created the ultimate weapon. Some sort of nuclear earthquake bomb? Not even close. A device that delivers hordes of those giant Japanese hornets? Think again, friend. The French have created something far more menacing—a robot dragon. And it breathes fire. Who’s laughing now? Long Ma Jing Shen, or “Spirit of the Dragon Horse,” is the name of the mechanized dragon from animatronic house La Machine.  The dragon is actually a sign of peace, built in recognition of the 50 year anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China. In fact, the dragon will be in Beijing October 17-19. The Chinese will be wise to keep the French jokes to a minimum during the visit…just in case. For more info on the impressive dragon and other cool projects, check out La Machine on Facebook.

  • Game of Thrones Title Sequence As A 60s TV Show [Video]

    Back in April, YouTube darlings (and all-around incredible performers) Postmodern Jukebox teamed up with sax player Dave Koz to record the “game of Thrones” theme as a smooth, west coast cool jazz song. The result was a hep chart that would make Paul Desmond proud, but it was missing an appropriate title sequence. That time has now arrived. Fix yourself a Manhattan and check out this GOT intro that will have you yearning for the days when you could refer to a woman as a tomato and people would know what the hell you meant by it.

  • This Two-Handed Breaking Bad Drawing Is The Most Impressive Video You’ll Watch Today

    Want to feel bad about your lack of artistic ability? Then just watch this video! Artist Mark Gibson spent 3 hours and 30 minutes creating this drawing of Breaking Bad’s Jesse and Walter using both his left and right hands. At the same time. And if that doesn’t impress you enough, the music track backing the time-lapse video is from a piano concerto written and performed by…Mark Gibson. Apparently, he can do everything while the rest of us struggle with drawing stick figures and playing “Chopsticks” on the piano. If you want to feel even worse about yourself, check out more incredible artwork from Mark Gibson.

  • You’ll Want To Book A Vacation After Watching This Time-lapse Journey Through Greenland [Video]

    Ah yes, Greenland…that large, icy island where…uh…I know nothing about Greenland. Nearby Iceland  is always getting attention for all of its natural beauty while big ol’ Greenland shies away, like the awkward fat kid on the side of the pool, afraid to remove his t-shirt. But just as that fat kid eventually grows a pair, this video removes Greenland’s hypothetical t-shirt, revealing the grandiose pale belly that is its untouched landscape. Travel from Nuuk to Qaqortoq to Kangaatsiaq and other places with names that look like they resulted from a cat running across a keyboard and witness the beauty that is Greenland.

  • We May Not Have Hoverboards, But Hoverbikes Are On The Way

    2015 is almost here and the hoverboards Mattel promised us in Back to the Future II are still nowhere to be found. But while we just sit around feeling sorry for ourselves, a group of innovative Englishmen are working on something even better—a hoverbike. Malloy Aeronautics is currently raising money for their work on the Hoverbike helicopter, the world’s first flying motorcycle. Using four rotors placed in a unique overlapping manner, the Hoverbike offers a smooth ride in a compact package. It will also be able to be controlled remotely, like a traditional drone. And as much as it looks like a fun toy for millionaires, it actually has real applications. MA is hoping that their Hoverbike will replace the Robinson R22 helicopter for everyday one-man operational areas like rounding up cattle and land survey. So far they have a 1/3 scale version completed and you can check out the flight test below. The test flights of the full scale model are coming, but until then you can keep up with the progress and donate a few bucks at Malloy Aeronautics.

  • In 1987, Apple Made A Video Of Their Predictions For 1997. They Were Way Off.

    Apple was king of the computing market in 1987. 3 years earlier, they released the Macintosh to great acclaim and soon enough was dominating the desktop publishing world. CEO John Sculley had recently deposed Steve Jobs and it looked like the company could do no wrong. High on hubris, they produced this video depicting their vision of 1997. But the reality was quite different. In Apple’s vision of 1997, they owned most of the computing market. But what were they really like at the time? Pretty much at the bottom! PCs were dominating and Apple was doing so bad that they actually purchased NeXT, the company Steve Jobs started after he got the boot, and brought back Jobs as an adviser. The next year, Jobs would release the iMac and the company would start the turnaround that led to their current success. Obviously this video is supposed to be comedic, but it’s even funnier looking back at how things actually turned out. But hey, that VistaMac II would have been pretty rad, right? 

  • These Digital Collages Are Funny And Surreal

    Spanish artist Joseba Elorza studied to become a sound technician and while working mornings at a radio station, he began creating collages at night. It was then that he came upon the idea of MiraRuido, a synesthesic portmanteau of the Spanish words for “look” and “noise.” The visual aspect eventually won out and Elorza now makes a living as an artist and illustrator, with his work having appeared in the pages of such publications as Esquire, New Scientist, and Hollywood Reporter. Joseba Elorza’s digital collages combine pastoral vistas with historical photographs and sci-fi twists. The resulting images are bouth thought-provoking and often times humorous. He has recently expanded into the  world of music video’s with his video for Air Review’s “Young,” featuring animated versions of many of his collages. Check out more work at MiraRuido, where you can also purchase prints of your favorites. 

  • Amazing GoPro Video From The Royal Danish Air Force

    GoPro cameras aren’t just for extreme sport enthusiasts. The compact yet high quality cameras are now finding themselves installed all over, including Royal Danish Air Force F-16 cockpits. Check out this footage of low level tests over Greenland. The footage was originally intended for internal RDAF research, but the higher-ups were nice enough to let Major John “STI” Kristensen, Detachement Commander and Lead Pilot on the Greenland F16 Test, to compile this video and share it on social media. The video is a journey from the ice rim east of Kangerlussuaq, to the DYE-2 radar station, over the Ilulissat icefjord, over the HDMS Knud Rasmussen patrol ship, and over the town of Ilussisat where the polar explorer Knud Rasmussen was born.

  • This Brazilian Political Ad Is The Craziest Video You’ll Watch Today

    Paulo Batista is a candidate for state representative in Sao Paulo and if this ad is any indication, he’s not too keen on communism. Watch as he flies over the Earth, shooting communists, portrayed as rabble-rousers and Dragonball-esque alien creatures, with laser beams from his eyes. The ad has been shared thousands of times on Facebook, prompting Batista to declare it his official ad. He has even promised to make another outrageous ad featuring a premise created by voters. American politicians should take a page from Batista’s book. Their inability to accomplish anything while constantly bickering at each other shows they think politics is a farce, so the least they could do is entertain us a little. And with all the money they get from lobbyists, their commercials would have the budget of a Hollywood summer blockbuster.

  • Portugal In Hyperlapse Will Amaze You [Video]

    Ukraine-based filmmaker Kiril Neiezhmakov has made hyperlapse videos of his travels in Moscow and Paris in the past and now he has created an incredible video that presents Portugal like you’ve never seen it before. As opposed to the static placement of the camera in traditional time-lapse productions, hyperlapse involves moving the camera to create a tracking shot. What elevates Kiril’s videos to another level is his transitions between locales. It’s like a sci-fi journey through space and time in glorious HD. After watching the Portugal video, be sure to check out his other hyperlapse creations at Vimeo.

  • 1986 Mets: A Year to Remember [Video]

    Hey Mets fans, remember what it feels like to be proud of your team? With losing records every season since 2008, it may be hard, but there was a time when the Mets were great. In 1986, the classic Mets lineup including Darryl Strawberry, Lenny Dykstra, Gary Carter, Mookie Wilson, and Keith Hernandez beat the Boston Red Sox and won the World Series. It was the greatest moment in the lives of many Mets fans and it was all documented on glorious VHS. If you were a kid in New Jersey or New York at the time, chances are you owned a copy of “1986 Mets: A Year to Remember,” encased in that hard plastic reserved for only the classiest of videos and featuring a photo of Keith Hernandez and his timeless coif. Relive those glory days with these clips that can’t even be ruined with the awfully dated sound of Duran Duran’s “Wild Boys” and Glenn Frey’s saxy “You Belong to the City.” You might even forget that their current record is 59-67. At least they’re ahead of the Phillies!

  • Scientists Program 1000 Robots To Work Together; Forgot To Watch “The Matrix”

    Some eggheads, including Michael Rubenstein, Alejandro Cornejo, and Professor Radhika Nagpal of Harvard’s Self-Organizing Systems Research Group, have released this video illustrating the capabilities of a swarm of Kilobots. The tiny robots, about the size of a penny, cost about $14 each. They are given commands to form two-dimensional shapes and are able to do so on their own, with no human interaction. After the command is given, four robots start off the process. Then the others follow, using infrared sensors to dictate their x- and y-coordinates in the shape. These 2D creations are fine and dandy and make for a decent parlor trick, but the hope is for the robots to next combine in three dimensions. What’s the deal, scientists? Are none of these nerds familiar with The Matrix or the Borg race from Star Trek? Robots coming together ever ends well for us humans. Thank God we have Neo on our side.

  • Watch Korea’s “Miss Sexy Back” Contest…For Science? [Video]

    South Korea, ever on the cutting-edge with its Samsung smartphones and LG televisions, has now shown itself to also be a leader in the sociological aspects of sexuality with a new, though-provoking pageant known as “Miss Sexy Back.” 25 contestants took part, with the winner awarded an ambassadorship…for lingerie company Sexy Cookie. Too many beauty pageants wrongfully focus on the overly made-up faces of young ladies, so Miss Sexy Back, a pageant where the faces of the entrants are concealed, is a breath of fresh air. Let’s hope that this competition spawns more of the same, where we can see past the superficiality of one’s face and instead bask in the glory of their badonkadonk.

  • 45 Years Ago The Apollo 11 Astronauts Were Declared Free Of Moon Germs; Ticker-Tape Parade Held

    When you’re the first country to send men to the moon, there are certain precautions you must take. We’re talking, of course, about moon germs. How would you like to be the nation responsible for most epic accomplishment in human history only to have your astronauts return lousy with lunar bacilli that replicates exponentially in the rich Earth atmosphere and eradicates all of humanity? That would be a total bummer and a real bad PR move. NASA knew this and that’s why when the Apollo 11 crew returned to Earth they were placed in a Mobile Quarantine Facility just in case they had some alien disease. The MQF was a converted Airstream trailer that housed the 3 astronauts along with a doctor and assistant for cooking and cleaning. The trailer had a communications facility (read: telephone) which allowed the crew to meet with their families and President Richard Nixon. After almost 3 weeks in quarantine, it was decided that the astronauts were free of moon germs and they were freed on August 10. On August 13, the crew was officially welcomed home with a ticker-tape parade in New York city. Did NASA give up on quarantining their moonmen? Of course! But more »

  • Incredible Time-Lapse Of 1 World Trade Center’s Construction [Video]

    When the World Trade Center was destroyed in the September 11 attacks, the Manhattan skyline would never be the same. but hope arrived with the announcement of One World Trade Center. Construction began in 2006 and was completed in 2013. On November 12, 2013, 1 WTC was named the tallest building in the country at 1,776 feet, slightly taller than it’s original namesake. As 1 WTC was nearing completion in 2011, it emerged from its surroundings and began to tower over lower Manhattan. Photographer Benjamin Rosamond was able to capture the final part of the construction and compiled the footage into this amazing time-lapse video. It’s a powerful look at the construction of a tower not just impressive as an engineering feat, but also as a testament to the indomitable spirit of New York and the United States. Be sure to check out more incredible New York photos at Benjamin Rosamond Photography.

  • The Ultimate Selfie A Day Video That Puts All Others To Shame

    While moviegoers are blown away with Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” which used the same actors shot over 12 years for a coming-of-age tale like no other, 19-year-old Hugo Cornellier has compiled an even more detailed look at the journey to adulthood. For the past 7 years, Hugo has taken a selfie every single day. In 2011, 4 years into his project, Hugo shared his collection with Reddit and stated that he would continue to take a picture “Either until the day where I am physically incapable of continuing, or the day that I die.” 7 years in and he’s true to his word. That’s some incredible commitment through some of the most erratic years of one’s life. There’s only one activity I’ve had the commitment to do every day since age 12 and it’s not something anyone wants to watch.

  • Time-Lapse Video Of North Korea Is Not What You Would Expect

    City-branding expert JT Singh and videographer Rob Whitworth joined forces to create “Enter Pyongyang,” a rare look at the North Korean capital. With help from Koryo Tours, the leading North Korean travel specialist, the team was able to travel around the city and film with more freedom than one would think. The only restrictions were no footage of construction sites, undeveloped locations, or military personnel. There was no government intervention in terms of editorial control. The result is a look at Pyongyang that isn’t quite as dreary or out of touch as we expect from the isolationist nation. They even have a skate park! There’s also a sense of optimism and humanity in a population often depicted as mindless automatons. Hopefully the increasing ease of restrictions on foreign media coverage is a sign of positive change in nation’s leadership.

  • Scientists Build Transformers; Humanity Doomed [Video]

    A team at Harvard University led by microbotics engineers Sam Felton and Robert Wood apparently spent too much time sciencing and not enough time watching Michael Bay films, dooming all of humanity by developing real-life Transformers. Built from shape memory plastics that change shape when heated, the robot folds itself up origami-style then walks off. Copper tracks throughout the plastic are heated engage the folding. The team hopes that the robots can be dropped into small cracks where they can then assemble themselves and explore, perhaps aiding in rescue missions throgh earthquake rubble. But we’ve seen the movies. We’re screwed.

  • Watch How Artists Create Giant Advertising Murals [Video]

    Some of the most impressive works of art along the streets of New York City are the advertising murals promoting new movies or video games. Whereas most ads are simply giant printouts of digital creations, these murals are still hand-painted the way sign-writers have been doing for ages. New York City’s Colossal Media is the largest hand-painted mural and outdoor advertising company in the world, creating impressive works throughout the country. Check out this video and see the team in action as they create murals advertising the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. You will never again look at these awesome creations the same way.

  • Chris Pratt Gives An MTV Cribs-Style Tour Of The Milano [Video]

    “Guardians of the Galaxy” is the biggest movie right right now, taking in over $90 million in its first weekend. To put that in perspective, that’s more than recent superhero movies “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and just behind “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” It has proved that successful movies can be made from non-mainstream comics and that superhero movies can be comedic. And judging by this MTV Cribs-style tour of the film’s spaceship, the Milano, it also proves that not everything has to be CGI.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Stars In Bizarre Japanese Commercials

    Portugese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo may not be happy with his national team’s performance at this year’s World Cup, but at least he can take comfort in the millions of yen he’s earned with these bizarre product endorsements in Japan. The first ad is for a product called the ReFa ACTIVE. It’s a massage device that you roll over your muscles, simulating the grasp of a physical trainer’s massage. It also emits microcurrents produced by solar panels on the sides of the device that stimulate your tissue and muscles. Oh yeah, and it looks like a penis and testicles. Watch as Ronaldo engages in the “luxurious beauty ritual” with his massager in an attempt to gain “athletic beauty.” Next Ronaldo promotes another fine product from MTG, the Facial Fitness PAO. The device exercises those all-important but oft-neglected facial muscles so as to strengthen smiles lines, define facial contours, and turn up the corners of the mouth. But apparently nobody told Ronaldo that in order to get that perfect smile, you need to actually stick the PAO in your mouth then bounce around like a maniac for 30 seconds. He just looks at it and plays with it in his hads more »

  • Pinky And The Brain Reading Pulp Fiction Will Confuse Your Inner Child [Video]

    At last year’s 12th Annual SF Sketchfest, voice actors Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche reunited for “An Afternoon with Pinky and the Brain.” It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since we first heard Paulsen as the dimwitted mouse Pinky and LaMarche as his brilliant superhuman cohort Brain and it’s great to hear those characters again. But it’s even greater to hear the two read Pulp Fiction with Pinky and the Brain as Vincent and Marsellus.

  • Top 5 Trending Videos Of The Week

    We’ve partnered with StumbleUpon and each Tuesday they will help us reveal the most popular, trending videos of the previous week according to stats provided by their new video app 5by.

  • Chris Pratt Raps Eminem’s “Forgot About Dre” [Video]

    Chris Pratt is winning everything right now. He starred in the hit “Lego Movie,” can currently be seen in the box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and he’s working on the newest Jurassic Park. And apparently, he can also rap. Watch him perform Eminem’s rap from “Forgot about Dre” and be wowed by the awesomeness that is Chris Pratt.

  • Incredible Time-Lapse Video Of Montana’s Big Sky

    Being the 4th largest state, it’s easy to see why Montana is known as “Big Sky Country.” And being 48th in population density means that the state’s big sky is free of light pollution. Check out this video of 4 time lapses on Saddle Butte Ranch and see what you’re missing out on by not being one of the 16 people who lives in Montana.

  • The Most Vicious Knockouts of Mike Tyson’s Career [Super Cut Compilation]

    It is being reported that Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has agreed to portray Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic that is written by Hollywood bad-ass Terence Winter. The same Terence Winter whose screenplay credits include “The Wolf of Wall Street” and episodes of “The Sopranos” and “Boardwalk Empire.” But Jamie Foxx is 46-years-old you say? Don’t worry, CGI animation technology has evolved so much that the face of Foxx will be manipulated for scenes when Tyson was a younger man. There is no way a paring of Terence Winter and the fascinating story of Mike Tyson couldn’t be good so enjoy the following super cut compilation to show how vicious Mike Tyson really was in his prime.

  • Confusing Collection Of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Asian Commercials [Video]

    Arnold Schwarzenegger turned 67 yesterday, and to celebrate, let’s take a look back at his career…in Asian television commercials. It’s best to not try to figure out what’s going on in these ads, lest you suffer a schizoid embolism a la Quaid in “Total Recall.” Also, we guarantee you’ve never seen someone so excited over eating Cup Noodles as Arnold here.

  • What Is The Speed Of Dark? [Video]

    We like to think that we are more intelligent than ever, with a wealth of information ever at our fingertips. But sadly, we often ignore science in order to feel better about ourselves or the world. We discredit 97% of scientists when it comes to climate change because of the inconvenience we may suffer. We believe asinine stories about only using 10% of our brains, empowering a fantastic notion of unlimited potential. When one sees a title referring to the “speed of dark,” it may seem as if scientific ideas have again been tossed aside. But fear not, this informative video explains the ignorance of its own title while touching on a variety of subjects in an approachable and informative format. Watch it and learn something then check out more awesome videos from Vsauce.

  • DMX On An Amusement Park Ride Sounds Just Like You’d Think [Video]

    DMX, who most recently planned to box George Zimmerman before deciding it was a bad move even for him, decided to engage in less pugilistic escapades while in central Florida. Eschewing the usual vacation spots of Universal Studios or Disneyworld, DMX instead opted to visit Magical Midway, home of the famous Slingshot. Watch as he is propelled 390 feet into the air at a force of 3-5 G’s. And listen as DMX does what he does best…barks.

  • Skynet Update: Baseball Fans Replaced With Robots [Video]

    Robots have taken the next step to becoming our supreme rulers with their newfound love of baseball. Fans of Korea’s Hanhwa Eagles can supposedly control the robots from their computers or phones when they can’t make it to the baseball game. For now. But it’s only a matter of time before the fanbots go insane and use their robot strength to rip the heads off of every human in the ballpark. My guess is it will happen shortly after the fanbot is forced to pay $10 for a crap beer.

 
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