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  • 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.

  • Cracked Makes an Upworthy Video; What Happens Next Will Stir Some Sort Of Emotion [Video]

    We all watch those lachrymose Upworthy videos that our moms share on Facebook with titles like “This Kitten Was Diagnosed With Feline Ebola; What Happens Next Will Devastate You More Than The Death of Littlefoot’s Mom,” all the while knowing that our emotions are being toyed with. And then we go back for more. This video from Cracked takes that style to the hilarious extreme, but it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if Upworthy has a video just like this on the way.

  • Everything Wrong With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [Video]

    As we draw closer to the premiere of Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles revamp, why not take a look back at the original that we all hold in such high esteem? CinemaSins sifted through the original 1990 film and found that it had 122 sins. Does this mean it’s not as great as we all remember it? Or maybe CinemaSins are just being a bunch of jerks! After all, how can you call 37 seconds of turtle puns a sin??

  • Frank Caliendo Reading LeBron’s Letter In Morgan Freeman’s Voice Is Hilarious [Video]

    You probably know of Frank Caliendo’s incredible talent for impersonating pretty much anyone from his work on MADtv and Fox NFL Sunday, but this video just takes it to the next level. Here is Caliendo reading LeBron’s letter in the voice of Morgan Freeman. Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re listening to Red reminisce about Andy Dufresne.

  • History Of The High Five [Video]

    It may seem like high fives have always existed, but the fact is, the first high five occurred relatively recently, during a Dodgers game in 1977. Learn about the historic moment and the man behind it, baseball’s first openly gay player Glenn Burke, in this ESPN 30 for 30 short.

  • Siberian Twerk Battle Because What Else Are You Going To Do There? [Video]

    Novosibirsk is the third most populace city in Russia and is known as the capital of Siberia. With average freezing temperatures 6 months out of the year and almost 1.5 million inhabitants, it is the coldest substantially populated city on the planet. It is also home to some incredible street dancers. A video from December of dancers from Fraules Dance Centre showing off their dancehall skills to a Major Lazer track went viral, accumulating over 25 million views. Now the Fraules group is back with this video of a twerk battle that’s pretty impressive. Apparently twerking is a great way to stay warm.

  • 100 Foot Free Fall POV [Video]

    The Sky Tower is an amusement park ride at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark wherein you climb up 100 feet, get put into a safety harness, then get cut free. You fall 100 feet at 55 mph onto a net without the aid of a safety tether. Nobody has died doing it, so it can’t be that dangerous, but I imagine that if they’re not handing out diapers, there’s a lot of poo underneath that net.

  • Arsenal Players Attempt New York Accents And Fail Miserably [Video]

    On Saturday, July 26, Arsenal will travel across the pond for a friendly match against the New York Red Bulls. It will be the first time Arsenal has played in America since 1989, so some of the current players decided to learn classic lines from New York movies like “Taxi Driver” and “Midnight Cowboy” and deliver them in their best New York accents. Spoiler alert: they fail.

  • Skating Video With No Traffic Looks Like “28 Days Later”

    Remember when Cilian Murphy wakes up to a world without people in “28 Days Later?” Well if he had a brain in his head, he would have taken the opportunity to skate  all over the city. That’s pretty much what this video from skating filmmaker Russell Houghten looks like. He captured skaters all around Los Angeles and spent hours masking in After Effects to edit out all the traffic. The result is a post-apocalyptic LA where only the skaters survived. Check out both the video, “Urban Isolation,” and the “making of” below. Houghten is also selling prints from the video to raise money for Los Angeles County animal shelters at his website. 

  • The Upbeat Protest Song That Taught A Generation About Nelson Mandela

    In 1983, Jerry Dammers, principal songwriter and keyboardist for 2 Tone ska band The Specials, attended an anti-apartheid concert in London. Until that time, he knew very little about South African politics and the country’s most famous political prisoner, Nelson Mandela. Dammers was was inspired by the concert to write a song about Mandela but he never imagined the hit the song would become. In 1984, Dammers went into the studio with his new band The Special AKA and recorded “Nelson Mandela,” with Elvis Costello producing the track. Unlike most protest songs, “Nelson Mandela” was upbeat with much of the music inspired by tradiotional South African musical styles. The song was an immediate hit across the world and peaked at number 9 on the UK Singles Charts. That year, the students’ union at Wadham College, Oxford passed a motion to end every dance with the song, a practice which remains to this day. In June 2008, a concert was held in London’s Hyde Park for Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday. For the show’s big finale, Amy Winehouse led an all-star band, featuring Jerry Dammers, Annie Lennox, Queen and Paul Rodgers in an incredible performance of “Nelson Mandela.” Nelson Mandela passed away more »

  • Finally! Someone Has Combined Skydiving And Slip ‘N Slide [Video]

    There’s nothing that can’t be improved with a Slip ‘N Slide during the hot summer months.Everyone knows this, even skydivers. With that in mind, skydivers Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson decided to end their 5,000ft jump over Arizona with a 200 foot Slip ‘N Slide. And lucky for us, it was all captured on Niklas’s GoPro camera. In hindsight, they should have made the slide a bit longer since they dove into it at an incredible 50 mph, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

  • MLS Stars Remake “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” [Video]

    What happens when Major League Soccer MVP Mike Magee fakes sick to take a day off from practice? Find out in this brilliant clip from KickTV featuring Magee and other soccer stars, such as Omar Gonzalez, Sydney Leroux, Thierry Henry, Bruce Arena, Michael Bradley, Dwayne De Rosario, and Hope Solo, as they recreate the 80s classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Now if only they would make this into a feature length movie…

  • Charlie Sheen Goes To Taco Bell When He’s Drunk—Just Like The Rest Of Us [Video]

    Proving that he’s just like the rest of us, Charlie Sheen was seen at a Taco Bell after having a few too many adult beverages. He approaches the car of a fan at the drive-thru and seems like a pretty friendly dude. But then he shows off his tattoos only to reveal the Cincinnati Reds logo on his arm. C’mon Charlie! You were Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn for the Cleveland Indians! What are you doing with a Reds tattoo?

  • Iconic Concert: The Specials Usher In Ska’s Second Wave [Video]

    In 1977, The Specials formed in Coventry, England. Angry with the depressed economy and political strife that fueled the burgeoning punk rock movement, The Specials opted to channel their frustration into a more danceable ska beat. Ska, the calypso-meets-R&B music style that ruled Jamaica in the 50s, had made its way to England via immigrants from the West Indies but it wasn’t a nationwide craze until The Specials combined the music with punk’s anger and energy. Soon the second wave of ska had begun. Jerry Dammers, the songwriter and keyboardist for The Specials, formed 2Tone records, which released the first singles from Madness and Elvis Costello along with early records from The Beat (known as The English Beat in the US). In 1979 The Specials recorded their eponymous debut LP, produced by Elvis Costello. The album, a mix of ska classics like Dandy Livingstone’s “A Message to You, Rudy” and originals from Dammers, was a hit and the band was invited to play on the BBC-produced “Rock Goes to College.” The performance, broadcast live from the Colchester Institute in Essex, finds the band in top form. Along with songs from their first album, they incorporate other ska classics like The more »

  • The Gunfighter Is The Funniest Western Since Blazing Saddles [Video]

    Remember when Seth MacFarlane announced “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and we were all excited, hoping for it to be our generation’s “Blazing Saddles?” Then it came out. And it wasn’t. It wasn’t even our generation’s “Lust in the Dust.” What’s “Lust in the Dust?” Exactly. Well at least we have this fine short, “The Gunfighter.” Featuring the voice of Nick Offerman as a narrator steering the hilariously violent action, this movie will give you more laughs in 9 minutes than Seth MacFarlane gave you in 90.

  • Incredible POV Video From Fully Electric Formula Car

    If there was any doubt that electric cars aren’t just for old men with ponytails and college students in hemp t-shirts, the new FIA Formula E Championship will surely quash it. Conceived in 2012 and now in its inaugural season, FIA Formula E is the highest class of competition for one-make, single-seater, electrically-powered racing cars. In this video, Formula 1 Racer Lucas di Grassi, driving for Audi in the Formula E championship, straps a GoPro to his electric car and showcases the incredible power of these vehicles. The car can go 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and reaches speeds of over 140 mph on this track. With the interest sparked by this competition, electric car technology is sure to grow by leaps and bounds in a short time.

  • Weird Al Spoofs Pharrell With “Tacky”

    Weird Al’s 14th album, “Mandatory Fun,” comes out this month and the master of parody songs has declared it his final album. Don’t worry, Weird Al isn’t retiring. He just realized that digitally self-releasing songs works best for his medium, which tends to be topical. Most of the pop hits he parodies on the new album have already been tackled by YouTube users, such as Pharrell’s “Happy,” rewritten by Al as “Tacky.” But even if others are getting in on the parody game, no one has the talent of Weird Al and his band when it comes to reproducing the music so perfectly. Check out the video for “Tacky” below, featuring comedians Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, and Jack Black and be sure to pick up “Mandatory Fun” when it’s released.

 
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