Every pop culture icon ever mashed up Terry Gilliam style

Guy Trefler is a synthetic human being made from the DNA of Terry Gilliam and Andy Warhol but without any of their originality. And that's ok, because he says nothing is original in this seizure-inducing video mashup. » 7/30/14 8:06am 7/30/14 8:06am

These freaky talking heads will be in your nightmares tonight

These freakish heads, little more than disembodied mouths, were created for a poster for a festival—but then designers Dvein decided to breath life into their creations, animating and adding sounds from the event. Is this really how artists envisage their audiences and critics? » 7/30/14 4:23am 7/30/14 4:23am

This rescue of kayakers trapped in a cave freaks the hell out of me


A group of kayakers take a wrong turn and end up trapped in a cave. Luckily they are prepared and know exactly what to do. I am not sure I would have stayed nearly so calm. » 7/29/14 7:14am 7/29/14 7:14am

Don't watch this if you don't want to freak out about your life choices

Filmmaker Paul Trillo takes a look at the infinite options that fill our daily lives and how the consequences of our actions can transform the multiple paths that we can take, combining over a lifetime to define us as people. Some choices we think we can affect, others seem too small to contemplate. » 7/29/14 4:00am 7/29/14 4:00am

Insane boy leaps off 5-story building to land in pool several feet away


Watch this crazy guy leap from a roof terrace on top of a five story building to land in a swimming pool. Miraculously, he judges the distance right, the water is sufficiently deep and nobody else is around to be hurt. Unfortunately, this ends in disaster more often than you think. » 7/28/14 2:00pm 7/28/14 2:00pm

How a desert cat uses its super ears to hunt birds in mid-flight

This footage of a desert cat taking out a bird in mid-flight is another impressive reminder of the astonishing power of natural evolution. The small but agile caracal uses 20 muscles —in three distinct groups—to independently control each of its ears, which act as supersensitive parabolic sound antennas. » 7/28/14 7:57am 7/28/14 7:57am

This is how a bombing run looks through a B-52's bomb bay doors

Watching 16 tons of explosives fall on this tiny little island is awe-inspiring—unless you are some animal living in that island, that is. Then it's pretty terrible. Sometimes it surprises me how something as horrible as this raw destruction power fascinates humans so much. » 7/25/14 11:00am 7/25/14 11:00am

Watch water doing crazy stuff on hydrophobic surfaces

There are a lot of great applications for materials being developed that display extreme water repelling properties, inspired by nature and particularly desert life. This video doesn't explain any of them and that's fine—I just like to watch all those crazy water droplets doing crazy stuff. » 7/25/14 8:28am 7/25/14 8:28am

Baseball team is so bad it had to install robots to cheer up human fans

The Hanwha Eagles—a South Korean baseball team famed for losing—now have robot fans to cheer them on. Absent supporters can use social media to deliver messages and show their faces on the robots' LEDs. This has to be the saddest, most depressing thing I've ever seen in any sport. » 7/25/14 6:14am 7/25/14 6:14am

The prettiest science experiments of the year according to Princeton

Amazing six-year-old kid roller skates under 39 SUVs

Watch this six-year-old roller skater limbo under 39 SUVs—a clearance of about seven inches. Gagan Satish, from India, coasted the 230-foot distance in just 29.8 seconds. The flexible kid has been rollerskating for about three years and practises regularly when he is not at school. » 7/24/14 5:05am 7/24/14 5:05am

Antarctic ice looks so tempting as summer temperatures soar

Photographer Martin Bailey captured these gorgeous images of Antarctic ice during a seven week working trip to the continent. As summer temperatures soar it is hard not to see these sublime and moving landscapes in terms of giant slices of ice cream. » 7/24/14 4:25am 7/24/14 4:25am

Nightmare porcelain figures for evil grandmas

It seems that Danish artist Maria Rubinke makes classic porcelain in the greatest European tradition—until you see the gore details and blood over them. They would be perfect for your grandmother—if she were a vampire, a werewolf, or a psychopath. » 7/23/14 4:14am 7/23/14 4:14am

World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens—and you can jump off…

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world has opened in Russia, with a 1,800-foot span. It offers breathtaking views of the Sochi landscape but it isn't really designed for your daily commute—it is part of a skypark and you can bungee jump off it for a 650-foot drop, as shown in this video. » 7/22/14 5:15am 7/22/14 5:15am

Cool new X-Wing Mark II revealed in new Star Wars VII video

A new J. J. Abrams' Star Wars VII video shows a new version of the X-Wing starfighter. It may look like a Z-95 Headhunter because it doesn't appear to have the classic s-foils that open to give it it's X attack shape, but this official tweet says it's the real thing. So, ladies and gentlenerds, behold the X-wing Mark… » 7/21/14 8:35am 7/21/14 8:35am

Lonely skater explores eerie Los Angeles empty of any cars

Filmmaker Russell Houghten created the illusion that the skaters in this video were travelling alone thru an abandoned Los Angeles, an eerie view of a city that is always brimming with heavy traffic. » 7/21/14 6:02am 7/21/14 6:02am

Lunatic leaps on top of moving metro train as it emerges from tunnel

Watch a madman leap on to a moving train as it emerges from a tunnel in France. The idiot then tells the camera that he will try again soon because it didn't work out how he had planned—as if it's not easy enough to get yourself killed these days. » 7/18/14 8:15am 7/18/14 8:15am

Optical illusion GIFs make classic horror characters three-dimensional

Saline used a well-known optical illusion to turn the greatest scary monsters of all time into beautiful postcards that feel three-dimensional on your screen. I love that they paid homage to the often gimmicky classic horror films of yesteryear with such a gimmicky technique. » 7/18/14 6:34am 7/18/14 6:34am

Scientists use wireless Oculus Rift to create real life holodeck

Scientists at the Max-Planck-Institut in Germany have created the closest thing we have to a real life holodeck using a wireless Oculus Rift and multiple cameras distributed inside a 32-foot by 32-foot room. Of course, it's still far away from Star Trek, but it works. Watch the video to see how: » 7/18/14 4:40am 7/18/14 4:40am

How emojis invaded our lives

Emojis. Love them or hate them, they snuck into our daily lives and they are here to stay. This fun mockumentary shows how everyone has come to accept, live with and even depend on these silly graphics to express feelings and emotions through Facebook, Instagram and text messaging (as sad as that can be.) » 7/17/14 12:40pm 7/17/14 12:40pm