The video starts with a sweet little 6-year-old girl plucking away on her acoustic guitar, and you think it’s going to be one of those typical viral videos of a little girl showcasing her awesome guitar skills. But then, all of a sudden, her dad jumps into shot and starts shredding away proving how damn metal his solos are.
YouTube channel Veritasium looks at the illusory nature of truth, specifically about something called cognitive ease, which is the idea that we tend to prefer concepts that are both familiar to us and simple to understand. He also looks at how repetition plays a part in our understanding of what we believe to be true, using the example of the body temperature of a chicken.
With all those pics of Obama living it up on Richard Branson’s island, many people wondered just what the former POTUS was thinking about the current state of the US. Well, this video sort of gives you that with Jordan Peele reviving his brilliant Obama impression, albeit a drunk Obama on vacation, on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Making music while sat in bed might not be the most conventional way to cut a song, but that hasn’t stopped Shawn Wasabi from doing so. And it’s resulted in a very joy-filled, bouncy, star shine of a track that if it fails to make you feel even a little twinge of happiness, you might want to check you still have a pulse.
No need to panic, but scientists have noted for some time now, decades in fact, that the outer layer of the sun is slowing down. But it’s only recently that they’ve been able to understand why this is happening—it all comes down to solar radiation, the same radiation that heats the earth, but while it warms our planet it’s causing the sun, due to special relativity, to slow down starting from its outer layer using a kind of braking effect.
Getting people to Mars is something you may have read briefly about online but you probably don’t know the nitty-gritty of how it’s going to work. Elon Musk’s Space X is one company that wants to get humans to the red planet and they want to do it in a cost effective way, bringing down the cost of space travel.
With the 2017 Oscars looming before us, now’s the perfect time to look back at all the Oscar winners for visual effects, from 1927 to 2016. The VFX is an interesting category because it often includes those big budget blockbusters or sci-fi movies that often don’t get a nod in the best picture Oscar category. But it’s a place where pioneering filmmaking is going on.
The trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast remake gets the Weird Trailer treatment from YouTuber Aldo Jones. His previous Weird Trailers have seen all kinds of pop culture figures and craziness invade superhero and action movie trailers. This time though there’s a particular theme, and that theme is Eddie Murphy.
Baseball star and MVP Kris Bryant gets totally duped in this entertaining video from Red Bull, which sees Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Greg Maddux go undercover by donning a wig and beard to pretend he’s a sound guy with a video crew. The crew have come to film Bryant for a training video, or at least that’s the ruse.
There are spoilers aplenty in this video from YouTube channel Nerdwriter which looks at the alien invasion movie Arrival starring Amy Adams. So if you haven’t seen it, you best look away now or else the film’s ending will be ruined. But for those who have seen it, Nerdwriter gives a great look at how the film takes the type of sci-fi that Hollywood spits out and flips it on its head.
Non Russian speakers will have no idea what the song is about but that won’t stop you from enjoying the sheer brilliance of this music video for band Leningrad’s song ‘Kolschik. It starts at the end and then moves backwards through the action. A neat little trick that sees plenty of violence unfold as we move through the video and more about what caused the chaos at the end is revealed.
You’re never too old to enjoy playing video games, that’s definitely the case here with 80-year-old Shirley Curry who flies in the face of convention and stereotypes. She has become one of the oldest avid Skyrim players in the world and says the reason she plays video games is because it keeps her mind active, and she believes other people of a similar age to her could benefit greatly from doing the same.