What was on the world’s mind in 2014? Well one way to answer that question is to see what people were searching the web for—trillions of searches took place across the world and Google have gathered together the most popular in this compilation to give a snapshot of what occupied us throughout the year.
Jordan McCabe is one of the best young basketball players in the US, whose skills on the pitch have been wowing fans of the sport and commentators for the last four years. This video clip shows his halftime performance for the Golden State Warriors game on January 21, 2011.
This dad knew a long time ago that his son was smoking weed, he knew the minute his son grew his hair like that—it’s a dead giveaway. But regardless, dad could’ve been a total a-hole when he found the son’s smoking devices, but he deals with it much more humorously instead.
Remember Napster? Takes you back, doesn’t it. To a time when all this was fields and free illegal music was going to destroy everything—The New York Times takes a look back at the file-sharing site that put the boot into the music industry which has never fully recovered since.
Our concept of space and space travel has been shaped by cinema as much as agencies like NASA—and this awesome supercut stitches together 46 years of space movies which have captivated and intrigued audiences over the years. From images of Earth seen through Superman’s superhuman eyes to the underbelly of the Millennium Falcon.
You don’t expect a 9 year old to want to discuss the meaning of life, free will, alternate universes, and alien lifeforms, but this kid does. So forget old wizened men with beards who talk in riddles, the real sages of this earth are 9 year old kids playing on a slide. They should make him a government adviser.
Not that Tarantino needs any more people aping his style, which he himself apes from the many, many films he’s consumed over the years, but if you wanted a quick breakdown of how to emulate the bloodiest nerd in cinema, this 7 minute lesson should serve you well.
How easy is it to buy drugs and guns on the dark recesses of the deep web? Well, this documentary finds out, along with talking with hackers and arms dealers who use the dark net to trade and do business. As well as activitists from oppressed countries who use the Tor software to browse and post anonymously.
Sure it may be a few weeks until the festive season but you can’t start slacking off just yet, so it’s back to work as normal this cold Monday morning—time to face up to the week and count down the days until you break up for the holidays and then you can party onwards every night. Until then, ease yourself into the week with the below links.
- Did You Grow Up in the 90s? – Time to get nostalgic.
- Bikini Girl Selfie Mashup – Comedy gold.
- Failwatch – It’s Baywatch with added fails.
- Snow Shovel – Who needs expensive ski equipment?
- Extreme Barbie Jeep Racing – Should be an Olympic Sport.
- Submarine Sandwich by PES – Awesome stop-motion animation.
- Italian Spider-Man Trailer – This looks amazing.
- Hilariously Insane Face Swaps – What has been seen…
- Karate Kid Robot – Mr. Miyagi has taught him well.
- Every Death in LOTR – All in under 7 minutes.
- YouTube Rewind 2014 – The year in viral videos.
- Jet Li VS Wu Shu Master – Epic kung-fu action.
- Narrating People’s Live – Hilarious public pranking.
- Christopher Lee Releases Heavy Metal Christmas Song – Rock onwards.
By adding two enchanted lines made of unicorn dust, it creates internet magic on your screen and these images appear as if they’re 3D! Well, not quite. But it is a very simple technique: just by adding two vertical white lines to a 2D image, your brain is tricked into thinking it’s a 3D scene. The effect can be further enhanced by blurring the ‘field of depth’, which creates an extra sense of depth……Ok, we lied, it’s magic.
Hollywood certainly knows how to party and this supercut breaks down the typical formula it likes to follow. Firstly it starts with someone proclaiming (usually very excitedly) that they’re throwing a party. Then comes the people turning up with the classic line “We’re here for the party,” then naturally things get out of control, the cops are called, and then it’s the morning after.
If you’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy you’ll know what an awesome movie it is, and so mocking it is a hard task which the guys at Honest Trailers are happy to admit in this their latest release. But they still manage to make fun of it, calling them Space Avengers and pointing out the similarity to Marvel’s other superhero team franchise.